Night Pleasure Hotel have today released their new video for the track titled ‘Niko’ from their upcoming album ‘Portraits’ dropping May 31st via Art Of Melody Music / Burning Minds Music Group.

From the stages once set by the likes of Genesis, Supertramp, and the like, we get the carriers of the flame and more with a band that is much a group of songwriters as they are virtuosos. Classic rock with sheer originality and audacity with that panache and swagger from those that love the craft and hone said craft in their own way.

Powerful hooks and melodies with a vivid soundscape creating a solid introduction of what is yet to come.

About Night Pleasure Hotel & ‘Niko’

When asked about the real hidden meaning behind ‘the song “Niko”, the drummer Gianluca “Pisu” Pisana, said he dedicated the song to his son, Nicola: “One day, we’ll no longer have the chance to play, laugh or cry together. Let’s enjoy everything that time gives us today.”

The band was founded a decade ago under the name “Alex Mari & The Lovers”, with the aim of writing original material. Meanwhile, in order to create good chemistry between the members, the group began playing together on several live shows, performing cover songs of legendary international artists just like Queen, Toto, Police and AC/DC.

After few line-up changes, the band was finalized with three members: Alex Mari (Michele Luppi Band, Barock Project, Ophiura, plus guest appearances as studio backing vocalist with Rhapsody of Fire) on vocals, Gianluca Pisana on drums and backing vocals, and Sebastiano Barbirato on guitar and backing vocals. For their debut album, they established their new identity with the name, Night Pleasure Hotel.

The first studio chapter of this very promising trio offers a perfect slice of classic American AOR, reminiscent of Survivor (Bickler era), Foreigner, Prism and Toto. The album features contributions from talented special guest stars – Michele Luppi (Whitesnake), Luca Zabbini (Barock Project, PFM), Paolo Caridi (Ellefson-Soto, Reb Beach, Geoff Tate, Krell), Gianluca Tagliavini (PFM), Roberto Galli (Michele Luppi’s Heaven, Danger Zone, Wheels Of Fire) and Iarin Munari (Red Canzian, Roberto Vecchioni, Paolo Vallesi).

Night Pleasure Hotel are sure to become one of the best newcomers of the current melodic rock scene, thanks to their infectious sound, mixed and mastered by Roberto Priori (Danger Zone, Wheels Of Fire, Raintimes, StreetLore).

The release of “Portraits” is scheduled for May 31, 2024 via Art Of Melody Music / Burning Minds Music Group. The CD booklet features introductory liner notes written by Samuele Mannini (, while cover art and CD graphics have been developed by Aeglos Art (Wheels Of Fire, Platens, StreetLore, Raintimes, Room Experience, Nightblaze).