About Us

Bartender is an original trio (acoustic guitars & voices) born in 2006 and formed by Gabriele “Svedonio” Tardiolo, David Tordi and Valerio Bellocchio.

Six hands, three instruments and three voices that create a full band sound: this is the challenge that brought the band to produce a unique and vibrant sound, as well as a diversified and finely arranged repertoire.

The Bartender live experience carries the audience through a true musical journey that begins with Italian and Mediterranean songs and then moves overseas to blues and swing music.
The band offers a high quality and refined repertoire that creates memorable stops throughout the history of music – Reggae, Caribbean, Country, Blues and movie soundtracks – bringing back to light several compositions that are tucked away in our memory, but never fully forgotten.

Each song is fully revisited and rearranged with a distinct and recognizable style, and is executed with a new acoustic disguise, with lots of passion and vitality.

Over the years Bartender has achieved many goals, such as collaborating with important artists (like Jason Mraz, Yuri Turchyn, John Gray, Ami Rothenberg, Rancore & DjMyke, and many more…).

The band has performed at many live festival concerts and events throughout Italy, UK, Germany, Cina and the USA, as well as appearing on several TV shows on Rai (Sereno Variabile), Sky (Sanremo Doc), HGTV (House Hunters International on American network).

The band played at Casa Sanremo as a special guest each night of the event and on the Red Carpet of the Ariston Theater, during the 2013 Italian Music Festival.

Over the last few years, Bartender has performed in several important locations, such as – amongst many others – “Grappa’s Cellar”, “Ned Kelly’s Last Stand” and “Gecko Lounge” in Hong Kong – China, “Yorckshcloesschen” and “White Trash” in Berlin – Germany, “Lizard Lounge”, “Box109” and “Toad” in Cambridge and Boston (MA) in the United States, “La Canzone del Mare” in Capri, Mornico Castle in Pavia and Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan.

Thanks to its versatility, the band has always been chosen for special events such as business conventions and private parties in very exclusive locations.

All Bartender live shows have been recognized as successful. Their most recent album, called “100% Recycled Music”, has been appreciated by people and critics from all over the world. For both the audience and the band the common element of a Bartender show is FUN.

Valerio Bellocchio

Guitar & Backing Vocals

Guitarist both electric and acoustic. Cycling enthusiast.

David Tordi

Lead Voice & Guitar

He has always been singing and playing the guitar. Passionate about history and foreign languages.


Guitar, Backing Vocals & Arrangements

Multi-instrumentalist, artistic director and producer. Great musical connoisseur.

Bartender on stage:

  • 3 Beta microphones 58/SM58
  • 3 Giraffe-style mic stands
  • 3 Stage monitors
  • 3 DI Direct boxes
  • 6 XLR cables
  • 2 Power supply strips
  • Minimum required space 3×2 meters
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