Gioele Pagliaccia is a drummer, multi instrumentalist and composer born in Marsciano (Perugia) but raised between Italy, Santo Domingo and the United States.
Thanks to his step-dad he started playing percussion at age eight and quickly switched to drums teaching himself how to play by obsessively practicing over records by The Police, Primus, Fela Kuti, Slayer and John Coltrane. Around that time he also taught himself how to play both the acoustic and electric guitars with wich he composes all kinds of music.
After getting his High School diploma in Corvallis (Oregon) he lived and played in New York and San Francisco, after moving to Rome where he became part of the city's vibrant scene, performing with with Pasquale Innarella, Henry Cook (Either Orchestra, Mulatu Astatke) and Manlio Maresca among others.
At age 23 he was asked to play with Fugazi’s bass player Joe Lally (also member of The Messthetics, Coriky and Ataxia along with John Frusciante and Josh Klinghoffer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers) with whom he still plays whenever possible.
Beside leading his own bands such as "IL DUO feat. Will Bernard" and the Eric Dolphy tribute "Aut To Lunch", he is an accomplished session musician. Among others he toured Europe and recorded with legendary Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids on their last double LP, SHAMAN! (Strut Records)
Gioele played in most major venues and festivals accross Italy, U.S.A., France, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, Denmark, Belgium, Holland, Dominican Republic, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Poland and Japan.
Throughout the years he had the fortune to record and/or perform with artists such as Idris Ackmoor & The Pyramids, Danilo Gallo, Alfonso Santimone, Jack Yglesias, Federico Pierantoni, Filippo Vignato, Henry Cook, Piero Bittolo Bon, Joe Lally, Michael Rosen, Michele Polga, Roberto Raciti, Massimo Pupillo, Stefano Raffaelli, Scott Rosenberg, Will Bernard, Elli De Mon, Nick Garbett, Giordano Grossi, Eterea Post Bong Band, Rosa Brunello, Camilla Battaglia, Dave Scott Stone, Gianni Gebbia, Mikaele Pellegrino, Lo Strano Frutto, Giacomo Ancillotto, Hal Tsuchida, Walter Civettini, Mother Island, Giovanni Perin, Marco Trabucco, Claudio Mosconi, Alessandro Lanzoni, Paul Santner, Amy Denio, Andrea Pesce, Andrea Ruocco, Ettore Martin, Massimo Giangrande, Giulio Campagnolo, Wil Blades, Daniele Tittarelli, Gerhard Gschlößl, Johannes Fink, Naomi Jean, Justin Falk, Eyal Lovett, Kenneth Dahl Knudsen, Antonio Gallucci, Cristiano De Fabritiis, Fabio “Reeks” Recchia, Renato Ciunfrini, Pasquale Innarella, Tony Cattano, Fil Lorenz, Daniel Magay, Dj Økapi, Roberto Bordiga, Paolo Bacchetta, Federico Pozzer, Roberto Bellatalla, Manlio Maresca, Marco Quaresimin, Riccardo Marogna, Sergio Gonzo, Glauco Benedetti, Alessandro Fongaro, Luca Moresco.
He is a Bosphorus Cymbals endorser.