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Freddie & The Cannonballs is a Swiss blues band fronted by bassist, vocalist and blues enthusiast Freddie “Cannonball” Albertoni, who has been on the Swiss-Italian blues scene for two decades. The talented and dynamic musicians who joined his sextet are Mad Mantello (guitar), Roberto Panzeri (drums), Donato Cereghetti (keyboards) and saxophone players Nigel Casey and Olmo
Antezana. Along with some swinging blues classics and favourites of the 50s and 60s, the band’s repertoire also features a bunch of original songs. Formed in 2018, they have since published an EP entitled “F” (2019) and performed at most major Swiss blues festivals (Bluesfestival Baden, Bellinzona Blues, Lugano Blues to Bop, Sierre Blues Festival, Summerblues Basel, Vallemaggia Magic Blues, etc). They are the winners of the 2021 Swiss Blues Challenge, which allowed them to compete in the 2022 International Blues Challenge organised by the Blues Foundation. In Memphis ‘Freddie & the Cannonballs’ would reach the semi-finals! A new album called “Two Sides of the Same Coin” was published in June 2022. It consists of a double album which features a bunch of original songs (CD1), as well as some swinging blues classics and favourites of the 50s and 60s that were recorded live in concert (CD2).
Federico Albertoni - bass, vocals
Mad Mantello - guitar, backing vocals
Roby Panzeri - drums
Donato Cereghetti - keyboards
Nigel Casey - saxophone
Olmo Antezana - saxophone

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