He began his musical studies as a child, starting with the acoustic guitar and later delving into Jazz music with the electric guitar. However, it was through the influence of Icaro and his father, Massimo Gatti (one of the Italian Bluegrass pioneers), that he was introduced to American traditional music and took up playing the 5-string Banjo and the Mandolin.
Falling in love with this music and American culture in general, he has since been dedicated to ongoing research.
Since 2016, he has been a member of the Italian Folk band Shiver, with whom he toured alongside Davide Van De Sfroos, culminating in a final gig at San Siro Stadium with an audience of more than 20,000 people.
In 2017, he initiated a musical partnership with Mr. Bigoni, a former member of Shiver.
Creating a versatile duo featuring banjo, mandolin, acoustic guitar, and foot percussion.
Subsequently, he took the lead in evolving this project into a full band ensemble, forming ALL ABOARD, sharing a profound passion for those Old-Timey sounds, they are certain to make you stomp your feet!
Joining Folkamiseria in 2018, a band that proudly blends funky and fiddle tunes; he played at some of the best Celtic and Folk festivals across Italy and Europe.
Since 2021 he's a member of Mercanti di Liquore, a prominent name in the Italian "Folk Cantautorato" scene.
In October 2022 he toured the US with the new trad quartet GADAN, performing twenty concerts in a row, including legendary Club Passim in Boston and The Rockwood Music Hall in NYC.
Continuing his journey, he embarked on three more U.S. tours with GADAN, featuring notable appearances at the Iowa Irish Fest in August 2023, and selling out some West Coast shows in the fall of 2023
He currently teaches banjo and mandolin in various schools and with an intense online lessons activity that brought to him students from all over the world.
In June 2020 Banjo Newsletter, the popular magazine about the instrument, reviewed his album "InstruMental Vol.2" and defined Andrea “…fine young Banjo player with a melodic bent…” [Banjo Newsletter June 2020]