Hardline was formed when brothers Johnny and Joey Gioeli, originally from the band Brunette, teamed up with Journey guitarist Neal Schon.  They immediately added established musicians Todd Jensen (David Lee Roth, Alice Cooper) on bass and Deen Castronovo (Bad English) on drums to the mix and the result was …HARDLINE.  They went on to record their critically acclaimed debut album “Double Eclipse” on MCA Records in 1992, and supported the album touring with heavy hitters such as Van Halen, Mr. Big and more.

The first single from Double Eclipse - “Taking me Down“ charted high on the Billboard charts, had MTV video support, and worldwide radio support.  The next single catapulted the group to a massive worldwide fan base and charting album sales with the release of their hit song “Hot Cherie.”  This song remained on the Billboard chart’s Top 20 for 14+ weeks.

Hailed by critics and fans alike as a top returning act in 2000, the band returned to the stage headlining various shows, and supporting festivals throughout Europe.  2017 marked the 25th anniversary of Double Eclipse and Hardline continues to support the great songs of that era. Hardline’s current lineup is Johnny Gioeli (lead vocals) – Alessandro Del Vecchio (keyboard, backing vocals) – Mario Percudani (guitars, backing vocals) – Anna Portalupi (bass) – Marco Di Salvia (drums)

In April of 2019, Hardline released its 7th album called “LIFE”  and are currently supporting the LIFE album on tour for 2019/2020.  The legacy continues…

Alessandro Del Vecchio

Keyboard and Vocals, has produced, written,

engineered and mixed 3 of the latest Hardline albums

Johnny Gioeli

Lead Vocals. has been creating music since he was 11 years old.

His first international debut album “Double Eclipse” was released in 1992.

Mario Percudani

Guitar and Backing Vocals, has contributed to the songwriting of the

latest Hardline “Life” album. His profound talent shines both in the studio and live.

Marco Di Salvia

Drums, is the newest member of the group. His

powerful and theatrical style energize audiences worldwide.



Anna Portalupi

Bass Player, has recorded a multitude of albums

featured internationally and is known as one of the most talented female bass

players in music






Please contact Ms. Allee Martell

Assistant to Johnny Gioeli



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