Piero dread was born in Turin, in 1980 and raised in Milan by a family coming from Calabria (an Italian southern region). He started playing the piano when he was 5 but he majored in classic and modern guitar at CPM (European Music Institute) of Milan. Since 1998 he’s been playing guitar on stage with many rock-funk reggae bands. In 2001 PieroDread met Roddy Labontè aka “Jah Son”, a seychellesian rasta sing-jay and they started to perform together. In the same year Piero met M. Zaghi and R. Jeeba, the Reggae National Tickets’ brass session. One year after they all became members of FRANZISKA, a rocksteady band from Milan. PieroDread started as guitar player and backing vocal but in 2003 he became the band’s frontman. They’ve been years of Italian and European tours, sharing stages with important Jamaican artists such as Laurel Aitken, Jimmy Cliff, Owen Gray, A.J. Franklin.