Anna Portalupi, bass player from Italy that lives and works in both the US and Europe, has recorded and shared the stage with various artists including: Bobby Kimball, Fergie Frederiksen and Steve Lukather of Toto, Vinny Appice of Black Sabbath, Bruce Gaitsch of Chicago, Moonland feat. Lenna Kuurmaa, UT New Trolls, Mitch Malloy, Ted Poley of Danger Danger, Kelly Keeling of Baton Rouge, Mike Terrana and many moore.

Bass player since 2013 for the american band Hardline with Johnny Gioeli on vocals and Alessandro Del Vecchio on Keyboards.

Anna toured with Tarja Turunen (ex Nightwish) for her “Colours In The Road” tour in 2013/2014.

She also has been very active in Italy in pop-rock music, touring with her band Custodie Cautelari and their shows “La Notte delle Chitarre” playing alongside some outstanding italian musicians, including: Eugenio Finardi, Cristiano De Andrè, Irene Fornaciari, Mogol, Stef Burns, Luca Colombo, Alberto Radius, Ricky Portera, Maurizio Solieri, Mario Schilirò, Federico Poggipollini, Giuseppe Scarpato, Cesareo, Giacomo Castellano, Clara Moroni and many more.

"With Markbass I definitely found the sound that I’ve been looking for from large venues to small rooms."—says Anna—"Lightweight but solid, punchy and extremely versatile. The tone is exactly what I want to hear from my amp! I couldn’t be happier!"


photo: Dennis Massey

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