Irish literary legend Oscar Wilde once asserted that “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness.” Unknown and aspiring musicians usually resign themselves to this approach launching their careers as “cover” artists. This option seems like the only logical choice at first as there are the proverbial dues to pay. They can be forgiven later, however, once notoriety and competency are achieved and an artist “breaks out” and pursues their own unique identity.
Adhering to this formula is the Italian rock band Quarto Profilo which was established in 1995 in the city of Treviso located in the northern region of Veneto. Founding members Giorgio Barbarotta (vocals), Edoardo Giommi (guitar), Michele Napolitano (bass), and Nicolò Scibilia (drums) spent their early years playing the local bar circuit and developing their sound while incorporating their own distinct styles. Their music was