Australia has delivered one great and powerful voice to our shores: ALFIO - The Voice from Oz, who will be performing in concert at the Tarrytown Music Hall on Saturday, September 14 at 8:00 PM. ALFIO will take music lovers on a sentimental journey performing American classics, pop standards, love songs, Italian favorites and some originals. For tickets: Box Office: (877) 840-0457 web: tarrytownmusichall.org
ALFIO has one of the great voices in contemporary music today. With his old-world charm and his confident swagger, ALFIO offers a refreshingly cool and modern throwback to the legendary singers to which he is often compared. As he continues his travels reaching the shores of almost every continent, his Italian heritage never strays from his heart or his music. Dividing his time touring between Australia, America and overseas, he is rapidly gaining fans all over the world, becoming renowned for his powerful vocals and mesmerizing live shows.
While studying voice in Parma, Italy, ALFIO was on the road to becoming a tenor, but the constraints of that particular musical track clashed with his strong desire to sing contemporary and classic songs while still being able to compose his own music. As a result, ALFIO strayed slightly from becoming a tenor to become what he jokingly calls a “nine-and-a-halfer.” But when it comes to ALFIOʼs deep commitment to his art and the passionate performances which that commitment evokes, he is a solid ten. As “The Voice from Oz,” ALFIO carries a depth and sincerity in his music that might not have been as fully developed had he chosen a path that took him even slightly away from his own calling.
When ALFIO sings, he delivers songs with strength and passion that all are reminded of Italian singers like legend Mario Lanza and Andrea Bocelli. His voice glides effortlessly from pianissimo to forte, all the while maintaining complete control of each note. Captivating his live audiences with equal parts music journey, extraordinary vocals and comedic banter, ALFIO effortlessly brings all generations of music lovers together in one audience; and regardless of what language he sings in, all flow as one.
As an accomplished songwriter, musician and composer, the Sydney-native is receiving critical acclaim with his own penned songs such as “Il Nostro Sogno”, a song about the wish for world peace which has been recorded and released by other artists around the world. This hit single pushed his debut album on Warner Music to Top 10 and Gold status in Australia and launched an international career. “Voce Pura” is his loving tribute to Maestro Luciano Pavarotti, which was written after a wonderful dinner they had together in Sydney and sent to Pavarotti right before his death. Additionally, on September 11, 2011, ALFIO released “The Power of ONE: 9/11 Unity and Hope”, a music tribute he composed and produced in remembrance of the 10th Anniversary. New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg was so moved by this tribute that “The Power of ONE” will be a permanent installation in the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum.
Whether sitting solo at the piano, backed by a band or an orchestra, or singing a cappella, ALFIO believes in connecting with his audience. One of his most appealing qualities in both his music and his life is his ability to entwine generations. His music and live show is a testament to that and speaks to the sentiment for all generations to move forward while not forgetting to appreciate the classics.
ALFIO is currently in the studio putting finishing touches on his highly-anticipated new album, AFTER LOVE, which will be released later this year. This album will include several original songs by ALFIO including title track “After Love,” and will also include some beautiful classics in English and Italian such as “Time Alone Will Tell”, “No More” and Italian megahit “Perdere L’Amore”.
What his fans say: "His voice is incredible...he's going to be around for a very long time." (singer Jerry Vale) "ALFIO is one of the greatest singers in the world." (Joey Reynolds – WOR Radio). "Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Vic Damone, Al Martino...all the Italian singers who made music so beautiful...and ALFIO is continuing that legacy." (Australia’s #1 radio host Alan Jones). "Great voice and set of lungs. Man, he's got the whole package." (entertainer Joe Piscopo). "His voice gives me chills and brings tears to my eyes. I can listen to him for hours." (The Amazing Kreskin).
"ALFIO has the ability to entwine generations to appreciate the classics, regardless of age. A young man himself and well able to impress all ages, the English and Italian languages flow as one,” wrote the New Zealand Times. ALFIO’s show is sure to please all your senses—an evening filled with beautiful songs, great music and a night to remember…you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll sing along.
Saturday, September 14, 2013 8:00 PM.
Tickets : Premium: $45.00 / Orchestra: $35 / Balcony: $25
Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main Street, Tarrytown, NY
Box Office: 877-840-0457