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Sananda Francesco Maitreya, (Artist Name: Sananda Maitreya) was born from the smouldering ashes of a former artists heart who had undergone severe trauma, lost his will and prayed devotedly to his creator to restore him to a new life. After much meditation, in 1995, at the age of 33, earth years, his prayers were answered and he was given a new consciousness. The name given to this consciousness was Sananda which means 'one who walks with light', Maitreya which means 'among the sons of God'. He presents his music as POST MILLENNIUM ROCK because he feels that it is more inclusive and representative of the vision his spirit inspires him to share. He inherited a body born March 15th 1962, in Harlem-Manhattan-New York City and married for the first time in 2003 his wife and long time friend Francesca Francone Maitreya. He lives full time in Milano-Italy and looks after his own affairs. He says that he had his light switched on at the age of 2 by the music of the Beatles and has been a fool for music ever since. "I have suffered music and she has suffered me and there is no doubt that she has seen my willingness to bear her love even in the darkest hours and because of that we have earned one another's trust and our bond is close and deep. I would die for the music and in fact already have". He plays the four basic instruments of Rock: drums, bass, guitar and keyboards; as well as a few others instruments besides and can never remember a time when music wasn't playing in his head! From the beginning of his professional career he has written and produced his musical affairs. He was and remains a fan of all kinds of music and is committed to completing his own unique vision of what music can be as filtered through his own set of circumstances and the truth of his own nature. In describing his music he quotes from one of his idols, the great American Prophet and Poet Walt Whitman "Listen, I will be honest with you. I do not offer the old smooth prizes, but offer rough new prizes". His hobbies include whatever explains beauty and allows him to put more of it back into the world of wonders.
Facts & Figures:
"Symphony or Damn went on
to receive unprecendentedly favorable coverage from Rolling Stone, Time,
Entertainment Weekly, Spin, Musician, the Los Angeles Times and literally
scores of other publications. Musician described it as "Sgt. Pepper's
as sung by Sam Cooke," while calling Terence "an extravagant
talent." The album's singles, "Do You Love Me Like You Say?,"
"She Kissed Me" and "Delicate" went on to receive
wide airplay. Symphony or Damn landed on numerous year-end "Top-10
album" lists for 1993." EMI
December 2001: "O Divina"
was the most aired song on the Italian Radio!
December 2002: Sananda's Xmas-gift; 4 LIVE songs from concerts 2002
Some from reviews WildCard!:
"(..) So its something of a surprise to be shaking hands in 2003 with the eminently sane individual who has bounded through the door of a London hotel room. Hes stick thin, looks ten years younger than his age (40), clad in designer casuals, and has none of the hallmarks of a rocknroll casualty. Hes here on a charm offensive, promoting a new album, Wildcard!, on his own label. And another surprise is just how good it is, full of the fierce passion and sharp hooks of his debut release. The catchy first track, O Divina, has already been a minor hit in Italy, his new home after a decade in LA." TimesOnline
"(..) Whàt a voice, whàt a talent, whàt a comeback!" Dutch Newspaper
February 2003: FREE internet
release of 3 more songs
June 3, 2003: Release WILDCARD!
- The Jokers' Edition in the USA
& Vampires - Volume I:
& Vampires - Volume II:
July 2007: release of DVD LIVE AT THE BLUE NOTE
October 19, 2007: release of "ANGELS & VAMPIRES" 2CD LIMITED EDITION
*(1) See Discography
*(2) See Concerts & Televison for those dates
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