Madrid, Spain – January 5, 2017 – The Italian artist Toni Turi nicknamed Il Padrino is the special guest of the Festival of Song to be held at the Grand Prospect Hall of Brooklyn on January 29, 2017.
At this event Toni, who is currently putting together his second album of his young career, will please the American audience with a powerful brand new single titled “Oltre L’Orizzonte,” a song masterminded in Rome which, according to those few music professionals who have had a preview of the track, holds each and every chance of globally make it really big in the international Pop-Rock music arena.
Having received an “artistic merit” award at the San Remo D.O.C. annual show during the 2015 San Remo festival, and also in 2016 where he was the testimonial of “Cantando Sanremo 2016” – his music captured the attention of other countries such as Gambia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Romania or Russia, where the media have continuously been echoing his activities.
“Mine is music without frontiers, my songs endeavor to speak directly to people so that they easily identify themselves with them,” notes the singer.
The story behind this man is truly remarkable, his arrival to music was by pure chance, “In the early days I was a promising soccer player, then I graduated in the U.K. as a professional engineer. Due to my work, I had to live in several countries around the world, I noticed that Italian music of all kinds was very well liked by everyone, but almost no Italian artists reached these places to perform, unlike American or English pop stars.”
The Festival of Song takes place every year in New York City, this year it’ll celebrate its 21st birthday. The event has been twinned with Italy’s “Festival Cantamare” that was founded in 1978 by its current art director Gianni Contino, a charismatic Sicilian musician from Palermo, Sicily.
During the 80s this festival was very popular in Italy as it competed with the likes of San Remo and Castrocaro. Major international artists such Patty Bravo, Zucchero, Mia Martini and Gianni Morandi are known to have performed at the Cantamare during that time.
On his American debut, Toni Turi will be a special guest at the Festival of Song in New York, and will sing live for the 1st time ever his new single “Oltre L’Orizzonte” (Over the Horizon), this track will be one of the leading songs of Toni Turi’s next album and is promising to take the world by surprise for its exuberant rhythm and eye catching melody….one of those tracks resembling the pop rock sound of the 80s that sadly you don’t hear anymore these days.
His Passion For Music Began In 2008 When He Was Working For The French Oil Company Total In Rome. In 2010, When He Went To Work To Kazakhstan And He Noticed That All The Nightclubs Had A Stage For Live Music, Then He Realized That They Loved Latin Music, And Listening To Singers Like, Albano and Romina, Toto Cutugno, Riccardo Fogli, Ricchi e Poveri, Julio Iglesias. When people realized he was Italian, they asked him if he could sing Neapolitan Songs. Fast forward to the present and he will be a special guest at the Festival of Song in Brooklyn, New York in January 2017.
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