Hard rock, Guitarist
Who is Vito Bratta?
Vito Bratta is the former guitarist and main songwriter for the rock band White Lion. Bratta co-founded White Lion with lead singer Mike Tramp in 1983 and played with the band until 1992. He was influenced by Jimmy Page, Eddie Van Halen, Robin Trower and many other rock and blues guitar players of the 1970s and 80s. His playing has been described as melodic, original and technically accomplished. Bratta often employed two-handed tapping, sweep picking, pinch harmonics and various whammy bar techniques that made him the center of attention on stage. Although not well known to the mainstream public, he is highly respected in the world of rock guitar. Following the breakup of White Lion, he produced an album for the band CPR on Atlantic Records. Bratta has not been involved in the music industry in any capacity since 1994. He is said to be currently living in his childhood house in Staten Island with his parents.
In 2003, Mike Tramp attempted to reunite with Bratta but was unsuccessful. Tramp talked about Bratta in a 2007 interview with Anarchy Music, claiming Bratta was always quiet and maintained a certain distance from the rest of the band.