Drummer, Percussionist, Music Writer-Producer
BRIEF BIO and TESTIMONIALS
Diploma in Drums & Percussion and Piano, Music Academy of Florence
Diploma Degree in Drums & Percussion, DrumTech Music School of London.
Stefano Cestra is recognised as one of the pioneers of live percussion in the London night clubs scene and a complete and reliable artist thanks to his versatility in being able to play many different styles of music from rock to jazz, dance - latin to r&b - hip hop.
The list of private events where Stefano played includes: Lenny Kravitz, Roger Taylor (Duran Duran), Bon Jovi, Brian Adams, Pink, Justin Timberlake etc. In the nightclubs scene he shared events/gigs with Calvin Harris, Faithless, Erick Morillo and others.
Stefano has regularly worked as percussionist at the prestigious Chinawhite "Rock The Polo Cartier" in Windsor; for F1 Racer Jenson Button’s events, and at the Chelsea Stadium for the "Champions League after party.
Stefano also performed at the London National History Museum for the "Global Party" and for renowned London brunch events.
London night clubs Residency : Chinawhite (Original venue in Air Street) , Project London, The Cuckoo Club, Aura, Crystal, Raffles, Umbaba, Prive', 24. Then again gigs at Jalouse, Boujis, Kingly Club, Cafe' de Paris, etc.
Private events and night club gigs abroad: The Rainbow Room, New York, USA; La Salle Des Etoiles Monte Carlo, Monaco; Suite del Mar and Ocean Club, Marbella, Spain; Cafe Opera, Laroy, Spy Bar, Stockholm, Burmeister Club, Gotland, Sweden; Fever, Athens, Greece; the Four Seasons Hotel, Dublin, Ireland; Suite, Riga, Latvia; The White Party, Zante, Greece, etc..
Stefano also performed for Kyle Eastwood band and Anna Vissi as a solo percussionist.
"Stefano Cestra is a scintillating & truly gifted percussionist who plays with the most incredible unbounded passion, a musician seemingly without any earthly limitations"
Roger Taylor - Duran Duran
"Stefano Cestra is an extremely talented percussionist/musician I had the pleasure to work with at Chinawhite. His skills and passion during his performances made the music much more enjoyable on the dance floor and everyone loved him being there.
His long residency at the Club undoubtedly played a big part in its success.
I would personally recommend Stefano to anyone who is looking for that 'something special' for their event."
John Stephen - Hospitality Consultant, Founder and Chairman of Chinawhite
"Stefano Cestra is simply the best percussionist on the London circuit....., bar none"
Nick Valentine - Club Legend, Cofounder of The Cuckoo Club, London
"Stefano Cestra has been extremely appreciated as a part of our entertainment team and concept development at Life Event. A unique talent and creative way of entertain the audience combined with an energy and ‘it’-factor make us book him again and again.
As a colleague and partner in the event business he is very easy to work with and always brings a big contagious smile and loads of positive energy to the gig.
Stefano has our highest recommendations and we are lucky to count him as one of our dearest friends and key parts at Life Event."
Kalle Rudehill - Creative Director and partner at Life Event, Sweden