BASSIST – Francesco DiCosmo

Francesco DiCosmoInfluenced by a musical family RRO bassist on “Alexanders’Symphony”, Francesco Di Cosmo began singing at age five. He started teaching himself bass at fourteen and was inspired by various artists in rock, pop, blues, R&B, funk and fusion music. He studied music theory with Schuyler Collins from the Berkley School of Music, and voice with master vocal technician Nikki Cukor in New York.

For several years DiCosmo played bass and was lead vocalist for several top drawing bands on the east coast club circuit and then decided to move on to Los Angeles, to further pursue his music career. He was one of the top ten bassists picked by Billy Sheehan for the Musician’s Institute Scholarship Contest. Reputation and experience led Francesco to audition for Dweezil Zappa & Vonda Shepard (from TV’s “Allie McBeal” ) and the New Radicals where he caught the attention of label execs at Warner Brothers and was referred to work with guitarist/singer Stan Whittaker, (Peter Gabriel/Happy The Man) and also toured with guitarist Ronnie Montrose.

Francesco then worked with Producer Dave Fortman on the album “Fallen” by Evanesence which produced the single “Bring Me To Life” and was #1 on Billboard’s Top 40 Chart. He received 2 Grammy Certifications for “Fallen” and won 2 Grammys for Best Rock Performance and Best New Artist in 2004. “Fallen” has sold over 14 million copies world wide.

DiCosmo was also the most recent Bassist for the quintessential band Thin Lizzy from 2006 to 2008 playing with world renowned guitarist John Sykes original Thin Lizzy guitarist Scott Gorham & drumming legend Tommy Aldridge. In 2009 Francesco played bass for Jason Bonham formerly of Bonham, Foreigner & Led Zeppelin.