Migliori Amici & Co is an award winning progressive rock collaboration between veteran musicians/producers Michael Sciotto (Jefferson Starship, From The Fire) & Ray DeTone (Paul Di’Anno’s Killers, Drive, She Said) and host of their friends, including Mark Clarke (Colosseum, Billy Squier), Nicky Moroch (Elton John, David Bowie), Adam Holzman (Miles Davis, Steve Wilson), Alex Salzman (Ace Frehley), the late David J Keyes (Renaissance, Willy DeVille), Dave Trupia (Marty Balin), and Ralph Merigliano (Ross The Boss).
Migliori Amici & Co. take the Davey Arthur and the Fureys classic from 1977, “Glasgow Reel” – also known as “Tam Linn” – and kick it into overdrive, led by DeTone’s blinding but melodic guitar work. The video for “Glasgow Reel” was directed by drummer Michael Sciotto and produced by Sciotto and Ray DeTone; and it has already won awards at World Film Carnival – Singapore, Tagore Intl Film Festival and Druk International Film Festival.
Michael Sciotto says, “”Since ‘Glasgow Reel’ is more or less a traditional Celtic dance song, I wanted to capture that Scottish folk vibe while interspersing it with the prog rock musicians we featured on this track. The original Tam Linn story, written in the 1500s, which inspired the composition, was steeped in mythical and magical imagery, which gave me the idea to include the grand and expansive visuals of Scotland. It was a lot fun editing the musical performance footage together with the traditional dancers, castles and mystical scenes. I particularly enjoyed the angel that appears from time to time in the video.”
DeTone concurs, “I especially love the owl’s eye! It looks right through me.”
Sciotto adds “Having Mark Clarke, with his prog rock roots, on bass was a big plus and of course, our good friend Ralph Merigliano, is always a first choice for keyboard wizardry.”
Watch the video below.