Luca Mantovanelli was born in 1983 in Caserta, Italy, into a musicial family. From a young age he showed a natural talent for music. He started learning drums,bass and wind instruments, then completely dedicated himself to the electric guitar. At first self-taught, he furthered his studies with Adriano Guarino.
Luca cites his influences from all styles, and some of his biggest inspirations are Bireli Lagrène, Pat Martino, Robben Ford, Frank Gambale, Eddie Van Halen,Michael Brecker, Oscar Peterson, and Gary Burton. His natural versatility in a variety of musical styles allows him to play in many areas inc jazz, pop, blues androck bands. When he joined the 900 Big Band, he opened the door to jazz festival performances and a collaboration with Jenny B and Katia Ricciarelli.