Born in Piacenza on August 7 1980, Renato Podestà started playing piano at age 8 and took up guitar at 12 years old, enamored
by the first blues records he heard.
He has performed, live and in the recording studio, with Umberto Petrin, Hetty Kate, Tricia Boutté, Kay Foster Jackson, Shanna
Waterstown, Mattia Cigalini, Alfredo Ferrario, Massimo Greco, Sandro Gibellini, Beppe Di Benedetto, Gianluca Di Ienno, Marco
Micheli, Michael Supnick and Stefania Rava, and with pop artists Renzo Arbore and Nina Zilli.
In 2008 he cofounded the progressive swing band Sugarpie and the Candymen, where he has been working as a guitar player,
arranger and vocalist