LUCA"KIELLA" CHIELLINI left his home in the countryside of Italy when he was 26 years old, destination Chicago; he was carrying a suitcase, his keyboard and a big dream to write his story in the music business in the United States.
Eight years later, after touring worldwide in over 50 countries and 4 continents, recording with his band and with Grammy Award winning artists and even having the honor of performing for former President Barack Obama, the virtuoso piano player and singer keeps telling his story through music.
Recipient of the 2019 Blues Music Awards, Luca Kiella delivers high-energy performances combining funk, soul and blues with New Orleans grooves. A piano and Hammond Organ virtuso, Luca showcases his intense songwriting, strong vocals and a unique musical and personal heritage.
Luca Kiella launched his solo career in 2019 releasing his debut Ep "Figure It Out". The diverse and upbeat album was well received worldwide by critics, radios and fans, securing him spots in established venues and festivals nationally and internationally.
Kiella used the forced stop from touring during the 2020 pandemic to take the next step in his career. A deep dive into his story, his relationships with music, love and today's society brought to life 12 original tunes. The multifaceted new album "Ready For You" is set to be released in the Fall of 2021.
Alongside his recording and touring work with his band "Luca Kiella", Chiellini writes and produces original music for television, motion picture and advertisement campaigns. Among his most recent placement: Flash Mob Tower (music for the flash mob of the official reopening of the iconic leaning tower of Pisa after the Covid 19 lockdown, event covered by the major media sources worldwide) and the jingle for the annual convention of the NGO Emergency.
In 2018 Kiella founded the "Chicago Blues Piano Contest", the first talent contest honoring and preserving the tradition of the prestigious piano style from Chicago. Amid the judges were Erwin Helfer, Marty Sammon (Buddy Guy) and Sumito Ariyo Ariyoshi (Billy Branch and SOB).
He performs regularly at the NAMM Show (the largest music product trade show in the world), showcasing instruments for the prestigious brands he endorses: Mogami Cable, Radial Engineering, Gator Cases, Hammond USA, Westone Audio, Lounsberry Pedals.