Maurizio Solieri

At the age of six, he became interested in music, abetted by one of his brothers who, having won a scholarship to California, brought him some Elvis records.

At the age of ten he received as a gift from his sister, who had returned from a trip to France, the first Beatles record.
In love with music, he received his first guitar, an “Eko” paid 8,000 lira, as a gift from his mother.

Solieri took his first lessons from his town’s band director, but by his own admission, solfege bored him. So he quickly oriented himself as a self-taught musician toward the music he loves most, rock.

In 1976 Solieri left to perform compulsory military service, leaving the university.
Meanwhile, his best friend Sergio Silvestri was hired by his friend Vasco Rossi in one of the first free radio stations of the time, “Punto Radio,” on which other musicians also collaborated (including Gaetano Curreri, who would later found the Stadio, and Massimo Riva, who with Maurizio would form the first nucleus of Vasco’s group that would later take the name Steve Rogers Band).

Back on leave, Solieri is notified by Silvestri of auditions that Rossi was holding in Milan. Leaving Naples and arriving in Modena, Solieri met Vasco Rossi and together they reached Milan by train. Vasco, after hearing him play on the train, decided to start a musical collaboration with him that would last more than thirty years.

In 1988 SRB and Rossi embarked on separate musical paths. Vasco releases Liberi liberi, in which Solieri actively participates, but for the first time on the live tour Rossi brings along a band composed of other musicians.

The guitarist and SRB release the single Raise Your Skirt, enjoying considerable success in terms of copies sold, and the band tours Italy. The band releases four albums.

In 1990 the Steve Rogers Band entered a creative crisis and the project came to a halt the following year, with Solieri resuming his collaboration with Rossi.