Fabrizio “Bicio” (pronounced “bee-chow”) Leo, was born in Abbiategrasso, about 20km south of Milan, Italy on 7/28/1971. He began as a self-taught guitarist at age sixteen, focusing his passion and practicing time perfecting an intense rock/fusion style. He was inspired by instructional videos and recordings from virtuoso guitarists from the Shrapnel label group, such as Greg Howe, Brett Garsed and Frank Gambale to name just to name a few. Today, Bicio is one of the greatest guitarists on the Shrapnel roster.
After several successful collaborations as a sideman/touring guitarist with highly respected Italian pop/rock artists, in the year 2006, Bicio became the first Italian guitarist to be signed to Shrapnel Records. The CD, titled “Cutaway” garnered critical acclaim from specialized International music magazines and from the Italian press who recognized his extraordinary guitar playing ability