Night Pleasure Hotel


release date: 15-04-2024
catalogue nr.: AOM019-2
genre: AOR

Art Of Melody Music Burning Minds Music Group are glad to announce that "Niko", second single taken from Night Pleasure Hotel's debut album "Portraits", is now available online for streaming, accompanied by a video shot by Poledigitalpix

When asked about the real hidden meaning behind the song, the drummer Gianluca “Pisu” Pisana, said he dedicated the song to his son, Nicola: "One day, we’ll no longer have the chance to play, laugh or cry together. Let's enjoy everything that time gives us today.".

The band was founded a decade ago under the name "Alex Mari & The Lovers", with the aim of writing original material. Meanwhile, in order to create good chemistry between the members, the group began playing together on several live shows, performing cover songs of legendary international artists just like Queen, Toto, Police and AC/DC.

After few line-up changes, the band was finalized with three members: Alex Mari  (Michele Luppi Band, Barock ProjectOphiura, plus guest appearances as studio backing vocalist with Rhapsody of Fire) on vocals, Gianluca Pisana on drums and backing vocals, and Sebastiano Barbirato on guitar and backing vocals. For their debut album, they established their new identity with the name, Night Pleasure Hotel.

The first studio chapter of this very promising trio offers a perfect slice of classic American AOR, reminiscent of Survivor (Bickler era), Foreigner, Prism and Toto. The album features contributions from talented special guest stars – Michele Luppi (Whitesnake), Luca Zabbini (Barock ProjectPFM), Paolo Caridi (Ellefson-SotoReb BeachGeoff TateKrell), Gianluca Tagliavini (PFM), Roberto Galli (Michele Luppi's Heaven, Danger ZoneWheels Of Fire) and Iarin Munari (Red CanzianRoberto VecchioniPaolo Vallesi).

Night Pleasure Hotel are sure to become one of the best newcomers of the current melodic rock scene, thanks to their infectious sound, mixed and mastered by Roberto Priori (Danger ZoneWheels Of FireRaintimes, StreetLore).

The release of "Portraits" is scheduled for May 31, 2024 via Art Of Melody Music / Burning Minds Music GroupThe CD booklet features introductory liner notes written by Samuele Mannini (, while cover art and CD graphics have been developed by Aeglos Art (Wheels Of Fire, Platens, StreetLore, Raintimes, Room Experience, Nightblaze). 

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Alex Mari: Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
Sebastiano Barbirato: Guitar, Bass, Backing vocals
Gianluca Pisana: Drums, Piano, Backing Vocals

01. Niko