live music

KATIA RICCIARELLI

Born at Rovigo, Veneto, to a very poor family; she struggled during her younger years when she studied music. She studied at the Benedetto Marcello Conservatory in Venice, won several vocal competitions in 1968, and made her professional debut as Mimì in La bohème in Mantua in 1969, followed by a 1970 appearance in Il trovatore in Parma. In the following year, she won RAI's "Voci Verdiane" award. Between 1972 and 1975, engagements followed in the major European and American opera houses, including Lyric Opera of Chicago (1972); Teatro alla Scala (1973); Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (1974); and the Metropolitan Opera in 1975. In 1981, she began a decade-long association with the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, thus broadening her repertoire of Rossini's operas. Beside her many opera performances, she also appeared as Desdemona in Franco Zeffirelli's film version of Verdi's Otello in 1986, alongside Plácido Domingo. In 2005 she won the best actress prize Nastro d'Argento, awarded by the Italian film journalists, for her role in Pupi Avati's La seconda notte di nozze. In 1991 she founded Accademia Lirica di Katia Ricciarelli, and, since 2003, she has been Artistic Director of the annual summer Macerata Opera Festival. In 2006 she participated in the reality show La fattoria (Italian version of The Farm) on Canale 5. In 1986 on her 40th birthday, she married Pippo Baudo, a television personality, and filed for divorce in the summer of 2004.

MATTHEW LEE

An extraordinary performer, pianist and singer, a great fan of rock'n'roll. With his own novel turn on the lessons of the master of the genre.

YLENIA LUCISANO - INTERNATIONAL PERFORMER

MATTEO BORGHI

Belongs to the successful young generation of artists in Italy. As a singer, he started his international career in 2000, when he joined Enrique Iglesias on his world tour who been promoting the single “Rhythm Divine”. In the coming year, Borghi and his band travel around Europe and Middle East. He successfully performs at international festivals, many VIP events (Egyptian President Osny Mubarak in Cairo Mariott Omar Khayyam, Le Pacha, Maxim, private party for Rotana Kuwait, private party for a Prince from the Royal Family Sabah Qatar, for sheikh Suhaim Altany in Capri) and live concerts to the delight of enthusiastic audiences, Matteo sings in various language including Arabic, Spanish, English and French and of course his native language, Italian. In Italy, he is featured every Sunday on the great Italian star, George Panariello’s show on RTL 102.5. Other highlights of his career are the performances at the famous Verona Arena, the Number One in Capri and the Sporting Club in Monte Carlo. His repertoire is as broad and diverse as music itself. It includes the famous songs from 60ties, 70ties, through 80ties, 90ties till to the present. He is esteemed and appreciated by famous producers of Latin world like Kike Santander for its natural and powerful inclination for that genre.

dr.gam

dr. gam is the acronym derived from Andrea Gamurrini’s name and surname; he is a singer, guitarist, songwriter, producer and videomaker. The “heart” of his name and the “head” of his surname were chosen to represent the essence of "instinct" and "reason". He begins to study the English language and the piano at the early age of 5 and by the time he reaches the age of ten he has moved on to the classical guitar and attends the G. Rossini conservatory in Pesaro, Italy. To the surprise of his music teachers he begins to write short preludes for classical guitar at this very early stage of his life, demonstrating an innate creativity…..but in the meantime, something was already starting to change. Andrea’s curiosity, eagerness to experiment and to take on challenges began to shape a versatile artist. In fact he was soon drawn towards other musical genres, and was particularly taken by the diverse sounds of the Anglo-American world, and still only a youngster, Gamurrini moves to Rimini where he begins a series of collaborations with several Italian and international musicians, taking part in many albums and compilations: (River Blues - New Life Records 2001 - Philiph Stone, Carducci 76 Vol. 3 - Betasix Records 2003 - AA.VV, Libertà e Musica vol. 2 - Arci Sana Records 2009 - AA.VV…etc...) Thanks mostly to his “dr.gam” project, he then embarks onto the scene of live performances, up to 1700 concerts in all performed for thousands of people, all over Italy and in foreign countries such as Austria, Germany, France, Spain and the U.S., which also leads to three foreign tours, two in New England (USA) in 2005 and 2008 and one in the south of Europe in 2006, together with the American percussionist Steve Ferraris. An avid traveller, Gamurrini perfects his English in the USA, Ireland and Jamaica, where he gives Patwa (Jamaican English) a go as well. In 2012 after a two year long, 120 concert Tour which took place after the release of his live album, “The New Medicine Show”, produced by Vallemania Records, Gamurrini begins his experience as a music producer. His “White Coal Productions” music studio is inaugurated with the clip of “The New Medicine Show live tour” and at the same time, during a live concert, he was noticed by Velio Gualazzi (father of the Italian artist Raphael Gualazzi) who drove him into the world of discography. So he begins working at the album “Another Family”, which will be out in November 2016 by the major Universal Music Group, advanced, in July, by the single "dr.gam is in da house" that collects 300.000 views on youtube in the first months and enters immediately in the international Spotify music chart and lots of agreements in UK and US. Another Family earns a reprint in US and Canada and the Italian music critics immediately acclaimed the album: - "An amazing sound. It's clear and powerful from the first note, and it brings you on a solid boat able to get over huge rocks" (il Quotidiano). - "dr.gam laps tons of Italian and foreign musicians, with competence and, we can say it without fear, a class which rarely you can find it in current music products" (Music Map). The 2nd single "Italian Rastaman", out in October 2016, was air played on more than 400 italian and international radio stations, for 4 months was on the important Italian "Indie Music Like" chart and for several weeks was the 2nd more liked track sung in English language. The related video, recorded in Fuerteventura (Canarian Islands - Spain) directed and produced by dr.gam, was played in more than 150 Italian and international TV channels and collected more than 480.000 views on youTube.

GIULIA MAZZONI - PIANIST

OPERAPOP - OPERA MUSIC

Operapop (Francesca Carli, soprano and Enrico Giovagnoli, tenor) merge the language of pop music with their experience of opera. Operapop's debut before the public at large came in 2009, when they won the television competition "I Raccomandati" transmitted on RAI 1. This was followed by invitations to appear on other RAI 1 programmes "Festa Italiana, "La vita in diretta" and "Mettiamoci all'opera". Furthermore in Washington D.C. for the important journalism award "Press Award", in Libya, at the renewal of the peace accords between Italy and Libya appearing on national Libyan television Al Jazeera, as representatives of Italian music in Beijing (China) and as special guests at the "Avalon Theater" at Niagara Falls (Ontario-Canada).

CIAOMAMA'S LIVE BAND - INTERNATIONAL MUSIC

ALESSANDRO RISTORI - ROCK&ROLL BAND

Let’s shake some 50s American Rock and Roll, 60s Italian sounds, Crooners’ Elegance, Italian Dolce Vita atmospheres all together , and we’ll taste Alessandro’s personal way to Italian music.

CLAUDIA BORRONI - INTERNATIONAL MUSIC

KELLY JOYCE - INTERNATIONAL MUSIC

Kelly Joyce was born in Paris in 1982. She is a diversified talented artist, splendid singer, dancer and composer. She has studied in London violin for 8 years, piano for 5 years, dance at the Royal Academy for 12 years. She breathes music since she was a child. Her father is a skilful composer as well as her mother – Mrs. Emanuelle Vidal Simoes De Fonseca – who is not only the founder of the Chocolats band but also their member singer. After her success with the single Vivre la vie, she is launched excellently through the Italian territory being also placed at the top of 10 CD singles most sold. Hence, she reaches the foreign record market – besides 100 thousand copies sold only in France -. In 2001, her first album is released, whose title is “Kelly Joyce”. In December 2003 she obtains the final award for her artistic development, performing on the stage of the “Sala Nervi” hall, in the prestigious Christmas Concert in the Vatican. Through a consistent personal professional background, Kelly Joyce comes back in 2004 with her new album, born by the meeting with Rolando D’Angeli in 2001, already producer of Nek, Giorgia, Umberto Tozzi. Together with Lorenzo Sebastiani and Gian Maria Flores, forming a working team that gives birth to the new album “Chocolat”, including also the track Little Kaige, already released as single record in the summer 2003. From the year 2005, she is constantly committed in a long series of concerts abroad, being present above all in the Eastern European Countries, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, where she takes successfully also the new single Cos’e` che vuoi da me performed together with Dj Fish (ex Sottotono) and sung in couple with Esa. A fascinating video of this song has been realized as well as programmed in the national networks.

CULT MEMORANDUM - INTERNATIONAL MUSIC

COUTURE CHIC LIVE - BOSSA LOUNGE

Over 250 tour dates a year on National and International ground • Over 300/400.000 spectators a year on national ground- 200.000 during summer tour dates from June to September • 30.000 posters printed yearly • Over 15.000 subscriptions to our website – 2/3 million pages visited monthly – Over 40,000 musical files downloaded monthly • National Events organized yearly with TV/RADIO/MAGAZINE Media partners and worldwide brands • Theme music and dance Holidays(on cruise lines and holiday resorts) organized every year with approximately 600 fans per trip

CIALTRONTRIO - SWING BAND

Over 250 tour dates a year on National and International ground • Over 300/400.000 spectators a year on national ground- 200.000 during summer tour dates from June to September • 30.000 posters printed yearly • Over 15.000 subscriptions to our website – 2/3 million pages visited monthly – Over 40,000 musical files downloaded monthly • National Events organized yearly with TV/RADIO/MAGAZINE Media partners and worldwide brands • Theme music and dance Holidays(on cruise lines and holiday resorts) organized every year with approximately 600 fans per trip

TINA TURNER TRIBUTE BAND

Over 250 tour dates a year on National and International ground • Over 300/400.000 spectators a year on national ground- 200.000 during summer tour dates from June to September • 30.000 posters printed yearly • Over 15.000 subscriptions to our website – 2/3 million pages visited monthly – Over 40,000 musical files downloaded monthly • National Events organized yearly with TV/RADIO/MAGAZINE Media partners and worldwide brands • Theme music and dance Holidays(on cruise lines and holiday resorts) organized every year with approximately 600 fans per trip

MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE BAND

Sergio Cortes is much more than a tribute to Michael Jackson. It 'a big show complete of choreographies, lights and special effects. Similarity on stage, voice and dance:these are the ingredients that make the show something truly unique, attracting older fans but also young people joined together by love for the King of Pop and his music.Sergio Cortés, impersonator of Michael Jackson, puts on stage meticulous choreographies performed with 5 dancers. You cannot miss the great classics like "Man in the Mirror," "Thriller," "Smooth Criminal" and "Heal the World". Last but not least, 4 musicians and 2 singers complete this unique show.

MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE BAND

Sergio Cortes is much more than a tribute to Michael Jackson. It 'a big show complete of choreographies, lights and special effects. Similarity on stage, voice and dance:these are the ingredients that make the show something truly unique, attracting older fans but also young people joined together by love for the King of Pop and his music.Sergio Cortés, impersonator of Michael Jackson, puts on stage meticulous choreographies performed with 5 dancers. You cannot miss the great classics like "Man in the Mirror," "Thriller," "Smooth Criminal" and "Heal the World". Last but not least, 4 musicians and 2 singers complete this unique show.

CARIOCA DANCE BALLET - BRASILIAN GROUP

MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE BAND

Sergio Cortes is much more than a tribute to Michael Jackson. It 'a big show complete of choreographies, lights and special effects. Similarity on stage, voice and dance:these are the ingredients that make the show something truly unique, attracting older fans but also young people joined together by love for the King of Pop and his music.Sergio Cortés, impersonator of Michael Jackson, puts on stage meticulous choreographies performed with 5 dancers. You cannot miss the great classics like "Man in the Mirror," "Thriller," "Smooth Criminal" and "Heal the World". Last but not least, 4 musicians and 2 singers complete this unique show.