Born in Sardinia in 1976, John had an early passion for music. Starting on drums and later switching to guitar at the young age of 15 once he discovered the great guitar hero, Kee Marcello of Europe.
Self-taught for a few years, John moved to Florence where he studied guitar in the best Italian academy, Lizard. There, he was taught by Alex Stornello (Frank Gambale’s student and collaborator). After earning his diploma, he joined the band Reel Fiction with Mariangela Demurtas (Tristania, Yossi Sassi) and Marcello Schirru (Death SS), and played gigs with famous bands such as Helloween, Children of Bodom and others, as well as releasing an EP produced by Sascha Gerstner (Helloween).
Soon after Reel Fiction split up in 2007, he joined Red Warlock in 2008 and still is part of it, however now known as Negacy.
Currently playing with Negacy (Massacre Records) with a quite prolific touring activity, which brought the band to play almost everywhere, for instance China, USA, Mexico and Europe.
John's style consists of very fast alternate picking /sweep picking, but also is very melodic when the music calls for it. He has started a teaching career and now works for Your Guitar Academy, which includes more than 4,000 students of all ages, eager to learn how to play guitar.