Pianist and composer, Demian Dorelli, has been immersed in music ever since he was a baby, when his father regularly put him to sleep inside a large speaker playing the sounds of 70’s rock on vinyl.
Demian was born and grew up in London. From a very young age he began his love for music exploration and found his voice on his mother’s characterful, old, upright piano.
In his early teens, Demian played keyboards for a few local Bands and sang in the London Oratory Choir, performing at London’s Royal Opera House and The ENO. By 18 he had completed a Music Diploma in West London, Brunel University College. This gave him a broad base of Classical, Jazz, Rock and Pop music. Keith Jarrett’s “Koln Concert” was a great inspiration and began Demian’s study of improvisation. He played piano in CSDG Jazz Quartet, performing regular live sessions at London’s Pizza Express venue. While managing a North London yoga centre, Demian produced three Ambient Albums under the name “SWARA” in collaboration with the talented singer songwriter Joe Cang (Ian Dury, Marianne Faithfull, Aswad).
Later Demian became interested in the Alternative music scene and played keyboards for various bands including BLEND, with successful writer/producer Alberto Fabris (Blonde Redhead, Pacifico, Ludovico Einaudi), HAVILLAND AIRLINERS (UK) and LAZY… a Cornish Funk Rock Band (UK). In 2012 he was the keyboard player on the PACIFICO Tour “Una Voce non Basta”, playing in theatres throughout Italy.
Demian has also written and performed piano on ‘Canzone Fragile’ from PACIFICO’s 2019 album ‘Bastasse il Cielo’, featuring among legendary musicians such as Alan Clark (Dire Straits) & Simone Pace (Blond Redhead). Demian Dorelli Bio Demian is currently based in the UK writing & producing from his studio in Cambridge.
Inspired by his love and fascinating of Nick Drake’s music, Demian has recently completed work on his first Solo Piano Project. Reimagining Drake’s music as new incarnation, the debut album titled “Nick Drake’s Pink Moon - A journey on Piano”, recorded at Peter Gabriel’s iconic Real World Studios near Bath in the UK, is slated for release in early 2021, under the Ponderosa Music Records Label. Demian’s exciting new project is already underway.
Now he will bring his own original compositions to the fore for the first time on piano, for his second solo album due for completion in spring 2021.