Stef Paglia picked up a guitar for the first time when he was just 12 years old. His father introduced him to the blues via guitar virtuoso Stevie Ray Vaughan. He instantly caught the blues fever that has shaped the artist he is today. Stef is part of two successful European touring bands, The BluesBones (winner Belgian Blues Challenge 2016) and Kaz Hawkins (winner of the European Blues Challenge 2017). He has also shared stages with top international artists like: Laurence Jones, Danny Bryant and the Nimmo Brothers. His in3luences include a wide variety of musical genres from bluesrock to soul, classic rhythm and blues to Americana. Stef creates his own style by incorporating honest elements of the blues, lyrics with deep meaningful and heart wrenching messages, which create a special interaction between Stef’s trio of musicians. With Geert Schurmans on bass and Sven Bloemen on drums, the Stef Paglia Trio created in 2017, generates a tight energetic atmosphere where he performs to sell out crowds across Belgium and the Netherlands. In 2019 he released his debut album ‘Never Forget’ , recorded in the UK and he is currently working on his follow up album.
BluesBlast Magazine (USA)
“Stef Paglia contributes tasty slide guitar solo’s”
Paris-Move and Blues Magazine: Patrick Dlongville (FR)
“Kaz Hawkins guitarist stands out on her 2020 album 'Memories Of’,”
Keys and Chords (BE)
“You can hear it already in this early stage: this young fellow has bright future ahead.”
“Stef Paglia has proven already in the past that his made of the right stuff to become a great guitar player, as well in the blues as in the rock scene. Even as a singer he looks very promising. We are sure we will hear a lot more from him in the near future.”
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