Sandness: The Band History
Sandness is the result of a project which started out in 2008, when two teenage friends, Mark Denkley and Metyou ToMeatyou (bass and drums respectively). decided to form a hard rock band, in order to bring the ‘80s back to life with original tracks. The band’s line-up went through some changes across the years, and the only one who seemed to have the same ambitions of the founding members was Robby Luckets, who joined the band in 2009 and is now Sandness’ lead and rythmic guitar player. During the last few years the band has achieved a good success both in Italy and abroad, and they had the chance to play as support band for renowned musicians such as Adam Bomb (2010), L.A. Guns (2011), Tygers Of Pan Tang (2015 & 2017), Hell in the Club (2017) and Reckless Love (2017). They released their first demo “Return To Decadence” in 2010, but it’s with the second one, “Life Without Control” (2011), that they started their rise to success all over the world thanks to the digital media. In 2011 Sandness went on a short tour in the Latvian capital Riga and in 2012 they played the renowned “Glam Fest” in Marseilles, France. In the past few years they also went on several European tours (2013, 2014 and 2015) and gained fans from all over the Continent. Their first official album “LIKE AN ADDICTION”, was released worldwide on 5th April 2013 by Sleaszy Rider Records, with which their record contract has been renewed in 2016. Sandness’ second album is called “Higher & Higher” and has been released on 16th December 2016. The band will promote their new tracks on new European dates which will be announced very soon.
See you on the road!
Bass and Vocals
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My name is Mark and I was born in Rovereto on 25th October 1991. I graduated as an electrical technician in 2011 even if I don’t actually understand electronics. I’m glad I attended that school though, because that’s where I met Metyou (we’ve been in the same class for the first four years) and Robby. They’re not only my bandmates but also my best friends, so I can relate very well with both of them. I started playing bass at the age of 15 and in 2008 Metyou and I decided to co-form Sandness, so I taught him how to play the drums and he got much better than me at it. We played with great guitarists during the years, but Robby’s the only one whose dream was similar to ours. Now we are a trio and we’re into this adventure together. It takes a lot of energy and willpower to go on: I work with Metyou on the assembly line of a factory and it’s not so easy to get home from work and get ready for rehearsal or play a gig, and then get up at 5am again the next morning. I hope someday this path won’t be so difficult anymore and we will walk it more easily. Our fans help a lot, I love when people say they like our music because it means that there’s someone somewhere who recognised in the lyrics or danced to the sound, and as long as that this happens there’s a reason to keep on doing what we do.
Drums and Guns
I was born in Rovereto on 17th August 1991. I studied Electronics and Telecommunication at ITI Marconi in Rovereto, just as Mark and Robby did. I like eating, sleeping and partying and I have a special relation with beer. I also like gloomy days. Oh, and I love when the fans ask me to take photos with them! I work in the same factory as Mark for living (I hope not for much longer). I relate well with the band, we always go out together on the weekend and we have lots of fun, especially after a drink or two. We usually have a good time, but sometimes we have also to bear each other, which is not always so easy since we all have a strong personality. But we’re a war machine. On and off stage. We’re always ready to better what we’re doing and I hope someday we’ll be able to write a song that will be remembered (in a good way, of course!).