Michele Parisi aka Miky Up:
- musician, author, composer & arranger ;
- associated with SIAE (Italian Society of Authors and Publisher);
- endorser Jim Reed Guitars.
His artistic training began in the late '80s, when his attention is focused primarily on the artistic productions of bands like the Clash, the Police and Yes.
Subsequently his musical preferences widened to include other genres such as new wave, hard rock, blues, heavy metal, dark, grunge, new age, fusion, easy listening, jazz, progressive, alternative-rock, world music, lounge, ambient.
Thanks to his interest in different types of music, he's not tied down to any specific genre.
The contamination and the fusion between different musical genres are the
foundation of his compositions. His creative liberty is always instinctive and sincere, never forced, and certainly never slave to the market's rules. His artistic production reflects only his emotional state, his experience, his "present".
He considers himself a true "human converter", converting pure emotion into music and words, sometimes contained in a handkerchief "easy", sometimes in a cloth "pop", sometimes in a tin "punk", sometimes in a blanket "solid rock", sometimes in "classic or epic" moments, sometimes ... who knows.
He begin his musical career in the mid-80s: from 1986 to the early 90s he acts
as guitarist in various cover bands and arranger and composer in some projects
of original music.
Towards the end of 1990 begins the most important period for his artistic growth:
with Vincenzo D'Alessio he founds the original music project called The Moles.
From 1990 to 2012 he acts as musician, composer, author, arranger and producer:
- 1992: The Moles [demo tape]
- 1996: Sogno Mio [single + video]
- 2011: Lasciatemi vivere [single + video]
- 2012: On the other side of the war [single + video]
At the beginning of 2001 he meets Gaetano Iannotti and Paola Perrone, founders of
Jim Reed Guitars company, handmade manufacturer of electric guitars and basses, becoming their endorser.
In the middle of 2005, with Francesco Luongo, he founds the project called Sonnolenza, where he acts as composer, author, arranger and producer.
With this project he wins the regional selections of Sanremo Rock with the song Polvere, earning to the national final of the competition. Once more with song Polvere, he win the radio contest called Kiss Box on Radio Kiss Kiss Network: as a musical guest, at the radio studios in Milan, on air nationally, he promotes the winning song and his project.
At the beginning of 2008 he writes, composes and arranges two songs, Anima and Fuori, for the new album of the singer Gennaro Tedesco.
Towards the end of 2013, together with the musician and composer Biagio Pepe, he founds the project called Hot Spot: jingles, short theme songs, background music.
He acts as composer, author, arranger and producer:
- Funky Life [radio theme song]
- Cyclone [tv theme song]
- Circle [tv theme song]
- The way [short theme songs]
In 2013 he composes the original soundtrack of the docu-film Eboli avanti e dopo Cristo. The docu-film is at the "David di Donatello 2015" festival film contest.
In the middle of 2015, he composes an instrumental song dedicated to ESA space mission called Rosetta. He receives from ESA (European Space Agency) original footages of Rosetta space mission and the authorization to realize a videoclip with his music composition as background. On May 12th 2016 this song with his video is included into Rosetta Art Tribute, a repository of artistic tributes to ESA mission created by artists across the world, maintained by ESA.
At the beginning of March 2017, the record label iM Electronic publishes his album
Tapes Shaker, previously made towards the end of 2015.
The album is a musical journey that starts from the past up to the present and the future: the sounds of old analog synthesizers replicated and reintroduced in the modern music. Lounge, clubbing, hip hop, elettronica, pop... many musical genres mixed together in an electronic experimental album. Tapes Shaker includes also Rosetta.
At the beginning of April 2017, the record label iM Digital publishes the album
Nuceria vol I - Publius Sittius Nucerinus, previously made together with the musician and composer Biagio Pepe, towards the end of 2013.
The album is the first volume of of the trilogy including cinematic soundtracks to musically narrate the story of the City of Nuceria through the ages.
This volume is dedicated to Publius Sittius Nucerinus, born in Nuceria:
he was a roman military, an adventurer, a financier, a valued business man and Governor of Western Numidia in 46 b.C. .
At the end of May 2017, the record label iM Digital publishes the album
Nuceria vol III - Il Cinquecento, previously made together with the musician and composer Biagio Pepe, towards the beginning of 2014.
The album is the third volume of of the trilogy including cinematic soundtracks to musically narrate the story of the City of Nuceria through the ages.
This volume is dedicated to the events and personalities that animated the ducal palace in the 16th century a.C.
In March 2019, the record label iM Digital publishes the album
Nuceria vol II - dalle origini al Medioevo.
The album is the second volume of the trilogy includes 10 original soundtracks which represent a musical story, through the centuries, of the town of Nuceria: from its origin to the Middle Ages.
In December 2021, the record label iMD-Tapes Shaker publishes the album Soundscapes vol 1:
nineteen soundscapes composed mainly for audio-visual works.
The album ranges from ambient and classical music to world and ethnic music.