Treves (born 27 November 1949) is an Italian blues musician.
Treves's nickname is 'il Puma di Lambrate' (Lambrate's Cougar), mimicking
the British bluesman John Mayall, known as
the 'Manchester's Lion'. Lambrate is the quarter of Milan where Treves grew
Life and career
Born and raised in Milan, Fabio Treves became interested in music at a young
age, helped by the father's passion for a variety of musical genres,
including classical music, jazz, blues, and Portuguese Fado. Treves'
interest in music led him to study a wide range of musical instruments,
including bass, organ, trumpet, and alto sax. During the 1960s he began
playing what would become his signature instrument, the harmonica.
In 1967, he played with his first band, the Friday Blues Group. He later
joined the Simonluca e l'Enorme Maria band, which performed at the Festival
di Sanremo in 1972. The following year, he again took part in the Festival,
this time as a chorister for Fausto Leali, in the song 'La Bandiera di
Treves has participated in many music festivals in Italy and around the
world. He continues to publish blues music in Italy, having released more
than ten albums to date.
His collaborations have reached many levels of Italian music, having has
worked with artists including Angelo Branduardi, Pierangelo Bertoli, Eugenio
Finardi, Riccardo Cocciante, Mina, and Ivan Graziani, as well as some
non-blues collaborations with Articolo 31.