I am Cortez, an Italian artist from Rome, known by my real name Alessandro Bagagli for my English production of 7 rock albums: Under the Gun and Magic in the Air (2013), Shouted Songs (2014), Primal Life (2015), Live & Die (2016), Out in the Nowhere (2017) and Highways & Cigars (2018).

I was born as a guitarist and now I am a multi-instrumentalist and an independent composer.

I started in 1994 with PolyGram / Mercury under the stage name Alex Baggi and an Italian rock album called Un po 'di Sentimento .

After my experience as Alessandro Bagagli, I started a collaboration with artists from all over the world and in 2019 I released two projects under the brand The Eve, The Eve and Entropy and a single, I'll Make it Up for You . At the end of this experience, I wanted to start a new musical journey.

I changed my name to a new stage name, Cortez and in 2020 I released two brand new works in Italian, two rock albums called Poeta di Strada and Nel Colore della Notte .

My musical journey has no rules of musical style. I write and do what I like. So, again in 2020 I released a new funk and soul disco album Come to Poppa , a tribute to Studio 54's funk disco music of the seventies. In February 2021 Souled was released, an album with strong soul funk tints.

But now ... I'm back where I started ...

I played in hard rock and heavy bands. I was a singer. That's how I started. I was young and my room was full of vinyls and posters of Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, UFO, Free ...

I have to admit, there was even a cute Cindy Crawford poster hanging on the wall.

Arabian Nights is the first single from my new album to be released on June 4th 2021.

This song, along with my new album, clearly shows that first love is never forgotten.




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