Born in 1968 in Rome, Alex Britti began playing the guitar at the age of 8. From the outset he showed a passion for blues and at 17 formed his first trio, which enjoyed success in renowned Rome night-life venues such as Big Mama. He took part in the Italian blues festival and played together with the legendary Louisiana Red. His horizons gradually broadened and he became the supporter for American bluesmen passing through Italy (Paul Jones, Buddy Miles, Billy Preston). In 1990 he worked with Rosa King and accompanied her on a tour across half of Europe.