Sydney native ALFIO is considered 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 ALFIO’s deep commitment to his art and the passionate performances which that commitment evokes, he is a solid ten. As “The Voice of Passion,” 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 of yesteryear like legends Claudio Villa and Mario Lanza. 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.
ALFIO is also an accomplished songwriter, musician and composer. He is reaching critical acclaim with his own penned songs such as “Il Nostro Sogno”, a song about the wish for world peace which is currently being recorded and released by other artists around the world. This hit single pushed his debut album on Warner Music Australia to Top 10 and gold status in his homeland. “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. Not to mention “Passione e Voluttà”, a theme he sings about frequently: passion and love.
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.