Mario Biondi

[:si]Svetovna zvezda z najglobljim in najočarljivejšim glasom, italijanski Barry White, mojster zapeljivih melodij MARIO BIONDI se dve leti po svojem do zadnjega kotička polnem ljubljanskem koncertu na povabilo Musicology Barcaffe Sessions vrača v slovensko prestolnico!

Z njegovim koncertom tudi začenjamo novo sezono serije koncertov Musicology Sessions, s katero glasbo približujemo publiki in publiko glasbenikom.

Dobrodošli na krovu.
Eary Birdz (omejeno število): 17 evrov
Redna cena: 20 evrov

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Mario Biondi se je rodil kot Mario Ranno v sicilijanski Cataniji, kjer na svojo več kot uspešno glasbeno pot stopil v lokalnih cerkvenih zborih. Njegov oče, italijanski pevec Stefano Biondi, ga je okužil s strastjo do glasbe, njemu v čast in spomin pa je kasneje v življenju tudi prevzel umetniški priimek Biondi. Ljubezen do soula ga je že tam v sredini osemdesetih pripeljala do sodelovanja z mnogimi odličnimi svetovnimi glasbeniki, največji kaliber, ki ga z veseljem vpisuje v sam vrh svojega glasbenega življenjepisa pa je legendarni pevec Ray Charles.

Preobrat v Biondijevi karieri je povzročil single This Is What You Are, ki je bil sprva izdan na Japonskem, kmalu pa je pritegnil pozornost Normana Jaya, znamenitega didžeja z BBC1, ki se je v skladbo zaljubil ter jo neumorno predvajal širom Evrope, ki je do skladbe kmalu začutila enako dozo ljubezni in odobravanja. Ostalo je, dame in gospodje, zgodovina.
Mario je leta 2006 izdal svojo prvo ploščo Handful of Soul, ki je v le nekaj mesecih dosegla štiri platinaste izdaje, sledil je nastop na italijanskem festivalu San Remo, nato pa so se sodelovanja s številnimi znanimi glasbeniki, kot so Amalia Grè, Karima Ammar, Duke Orchestra, Renato Zero, Chaka Khan, Incognito, Al Jarreau, kar vrstili.

Biondi ima pod pasom pet svetovno uspešnih plošč z mednarodnimi zasedbami – I love You More LIVE (2007) z Duke orchestra, If (2010), Yes You LIVE (2010), Due (2011) in Sun (2013) – zadnja je požela kup nagrad, izšla pa je v Evropi, na Japonskem in v ZDA. Posnel je tudi dva božična albuma in nekaj singlov, ki so prav tako doživeli usodo velikih uspešnic. Med njimi je trenutno najodmevnejši Love is a temple.

Vstopnice so na voljo na vseh Petrolovih servisih in drugih Eventimovih prodajnih mestih. —-) http://www.eventim.si/si/vstopnice/mario-biondi-ljubljana-cvetlicarna-1064125/performance.html

»Da je italijanski »black« pevec Mario Biondi osvojil tudi tržaško občinstvo, je bilo v torek zvečer v nabito polni dvorani Rossettijevega gledališča očitno že na prvi pogled: najprej so o tem pričali vse zasedeni sedeži, nato pa še polnokrvna odzivnost na izvajanje odličnega pevca in njegovih spremljevalcev.«
– Primorski dnevnik, maj 2010

»Njegov glas je mehko božal ušesa poslušalcev in dokazal izredno tehnično izpiljenost ter široko tonalitetno razsežnost, ki sta segali v izredno mehke basovske nižine.«
– Dnevnik, maj 2016 (po Biondijevem koncertu v Kinu Šiška)[:en]Eary Birds: 17e
Regular price: 20e

Mario Biondi is a singer and composer, born in Catania, Italy on January 28,1971. His father Stefano Biondi was also a singer. Mario´s passion for music began at the early age of twelve when he sang in his church choir . His many musical experiences over time in Italy saw him develop more and more into an artist whose scope was destined to be of an international level. For a while he worked as a session singer – then in 1988 he had an important opportunity as support act to Ray Chales´ Italian dates. His love for soul music helped shape his particular vocal styling that takes its cue from great vocalists like Lou Rawls, Al Jarreau and Isacc Hayes. His first big break came in 2004 with the release of the single “This Is What You Are”. Originally planned for release only in Japan, the cool and irresistible song gets noticed by European radio. Well-known DJ, Norman Jay begins to feature the song on his BBC1 show playlist and Mario´s incredible voice crosses the European continent ahead of the artist himself. The British Consulate honors him with an award during the ceremony for Best Artist representing the Uk-Italy Business Association. In 2006 Mario releases his debut album “Handful Of Soul”, recorded with the High Five Quintet. In less than three months it goes platinum. That same year Mario records “L´Amore Ha Sempre Fame” for the tribute cd , “Alex, Tributo ad Alex Baroni “dedicated to the memory of singer, Alex Baroni. In 2007,at the San Remo festival Mario guests in a duet with Amalia Gr to sing “Amami Per Sempre”, a song written by Gr in collaboration with Michele Ranauro and Paola Palma. “2007 also sees the release of the single ” No Matter ” teamed -up with famed Italian DJ Mario Fargetta. During this time, Mario also records some inspired covers like Billy Joel´s “Just The Way You Are”. In November 2007 Mario releases a double album with the Duke Orchestra, called “I Love You More” recorded entirely live at the Smeraldo Theatre in Milano. Mario accepts an invitation from The Walt Disney Company to record the Italian versions of “Everybody Wants To Be A Cat” and “Thomas O´Malley” from the classic animated film “The Aristocats”. ” 2008 saw some great collaborations with artists such as Chaka Kahn, Michael Bolton , Incognito and The Crusaders. In 2009 Mario is once again on the San Remo Festival stage duetting with Karima Ammar in the song “Come In Ogni Ora” .The song´s producer and co-writer, none other than Burt Bacharach was also on stage conducting the orchestra and playing piano. Mario went on to yet another magical duet performance with premier Italian artist Renato Zero on “Non Smettere Pi” included in Renato´s album ´Presente´ . In November 2009 Mario Biondi released “If” and the first single “Be Lonely” on the Tattica label. The album shot up the charts and went triple – platinum. With a voice that references greats like Barry White, Issac Hayes and Lou Rawls while at the same time giving his own spin to the soul and jazz genres, Mario makes music passionately while at the same time, lighthearted and ironic. In 2010 , Mario clocked -in thousands of miles for an all sold-out winter and summer tour that saw him performing with his 15 piece orchestra to thrilled audiences of all ages. A live cd,”Yes You” capturing that tour was released in November, 2010.[:]

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