Italian singer Irene Grandi's Bianco Natale, a version of that Christmas classic I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas is at 16th place in Italy's Christmas charts. Italy's pop people are not really into Christmas songs which may explain why MTV Italia's Christmas Hits top 20 list is dominated by … [Read more...]
Italy Chronicles features on Italian music - Italian artists who sing in Italian and in English, as well as a few artists of Italian origin too. Both classics of Italian music and more modern hits as well as some Italian indie music too.
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Bologna band Joycut's sound is a large mellow mix of many influences. If you listen, you'll come across hints of The Cure, a dash of Pink Floyd plus smidgens of more. That's not to say Joycut's music is not original for it is and seeing as the band has been touring all over the place, what Joycut … [Read more...]
I caught this by chance on the television this evening and thought it was lovely. The song Chi ha paura del buio? - Who's Afraid of the Dark? - is a duet sung by 4 year old Edoardo Barchi and 9 year old Alessia Chianese. Accompanying Barchi and Chianese are the Piccolo Coro dell' Antoniano … [Read more...]
If you like electronica, you'll probably like Italian band Aucan's sound. Then again, if you haven't heard of or heard what Aucan can do, now's your chance. Below you'll find some Aucan tracks for you to sample. Beware, it's kind of addictive. Really, though, to experience Aucan, you need to see … [Read more...]
Sorry, Cairobi is not some new and exotic Italian dish, instead it's the musical evolution of VadoInMessico, a band with a multinational membership which includes two musical exiles from Italy: Giorgio Poti and Alessandro Marrosu. Cairobi bill themselves as a melodic blend of alternative, … [Read more...]
Alberto Lombardi is an Italian singer songwriter, guitarist, and producer. I found his melodic music laid back and highly listenable and will add him to my play list. Great guitar work too and I do love a well-played guitar! Here are a couple of tracks from Lombardi, both of which he sings in … [Read more...]
Italian student Andrea Faustini is causing a musical stir in the United Kingdom where his dulcet tones are inducing tears and winning hearts. It sounds as if the 20 year old Italian X-Factor contestant stands a good chance of winning too. That he has a very good singing voice cannot be … [Read more...]
Eglo Oddo, an Italian visual artist who's based in Finland, sent me a video of a bunch of well known artists from Finnish pop culture who've created a cover version of the Neapolitan song Maruzzella, sung in, in part, Finnish. According to Oddo, Finns often look to Italian pop and folk music hits … [Read more...]