F.E.A.S.T. is the brain child of Italian born singer and guitarist Fabri Kiareli, who got infected with the Rock'n'Roll virus at an early age when he heard the Who's Pinball Wizard. Spending some of his teen years in Mexico his first musical influences came mostly from the nearby USA. Inspired by the guitar playing of Eddie Van Halen, Randy Rhoads and Ace Frehley, Fabri teached himself how to play guitar while rocking along to the riffs of his teenage idols. Upon his return to Italy in the mid-80s he started playing in Heavy Rock bands, drawing his influences from outfits like Dokken, Def Leppard, Ratt and White Lion. After being around for a while he got to the attention of Pino Scotto, the former lead vocalist of Vanadium, one of the most successful Rock bands in Italy at that time. With his own project Pino still had a big following and so Fabri had the fortune to play in front of larger audiences. When the Grunge movement put Fabri's Rock Star dreams to rest for a while, he started to explore different musical styles like Funk, Blues Rock and Soul. By that time he also made his first experiences as a lead vocalist in a cover band.