Carlo Porfilio a 8 anni...

Percussionist, Carlo Porfilio, was born in Atessa (Ch), Italy on July 6, 1974. His love affair with music started at the age of eight and at this time, he began studying drums with several local teachers.

Drums became Carlo’s tool of expression and anyone who has heard him play knows that he is passionate about his craft. Carlo’s audience during his performances experiences his love, anger, sorrow, and joy; in a sense through Carlo’s music, the audience embarks on a spiritual journey.


At the age of eighteen, Carlo’s desire to enrich his talent and knowledge of his craft inspires him to move to Rome, where he spent five years studying with drum masters such as Ettore Mancini, Claudio Mastracci, Giampaolo Ascolese, Massimo Moriconi (basso-batteria), Derek Wilson, Maurizio Dei Lazzaretti, Lele Melotti ed Alfredo Golino.

Additionally, during his time in Rome, Carlo attended seminars lectured by prominent drummers such as Vinnie Colaiuta, Dave Weckl, Steve Smith, Gregg Bissonette, Virgil Donati, Ian Paice, Mike Mangini, Gavin Herrison, Berklee In Umbria ’94 e Daniel Gottlieb; poi gli affezionati Maurizio Dei Lazzaretti, Lele Melotti e Alfredo Golino; per finire, Agostino Marangolo, Ellade Bandini e Massimo Moriconi.

As a professional Carlo has performed and recorded in live and studio sessions with more than fifty bands, musicians, and singers, he has been featured in more than one thousand concerts throughout Italy. These concerts have been held in renowned theaters and clubs such as “Palladium” Rome, “Piper” Rome, “Barfly” Ancona, “Classico” Rome, “Gilda” Rome, "Gimmi's Club" Milan, "Le Cave" Isernia, "Megà" and the Auditorium "De Cecco" Pescara, etc. and have included prominent musicians such as Matt Bissonette, Hiram Bullock, Massimo Moriconi, Paolo Costa, Dino Fiorenza, Maurizio Rolli, Giuliano De Leonardis e Mauro Voconi.

Carlo played in the last projects of Kelly Joyce, Anemamè, Gianni De Chellis Project, Antonio De Angelis Quartet, Coro delle 9, Viola Valentino e Mauro Voconi, who played with Zucchero's guest guitar, Mario Schilirò, and Otmaro Ruiz.

Now he is endorsing “Di Berardino Drums”, “UFIP” cymbals and “Ideas For Drummers” sticks (created in a special series.

Carlo is an accomplished drummer and his performances reveal his dedication to his craft. He has the ability to adapt to any style of music and demonstrates the rare gift to articulate the nuances of any given song.