Daria Toffali (lead vocal), Luca Boscagin (guitar), Pepe Gasparini (bass), Cesare Valbusa (drums/percussion)
Special Guests: Raniero Gaspari (piano/rhodes/hammond), Elena Terragnoli (flute), Paola Zannoni (cello), Alan Farrington (vocals on track 4), Marco Pasetto (bass clarinet/soprano sax), Maurizio Piancastelli (flugelhorn/trumpet), Titti Castrini (accordion on track 11)
TEMPO REI is Italian singer Daria Toffali’s project, who discovered her passion about Bossa Nova while listening to Ella Fitzgerald (in the album “Ella abraca Jobim”) and Joao Gilberto.
In 1991 Daria started ASA BRANCA, her first brazilian band whit whom she deepened her knowledge of Portuguese and Brazilian music.
In 1999 she brought to life TEMPO REI with whom she recorded 4 CDs and started an intense live activity.
Their first CD entitled “Bossa Nova” was a compilation of the greatest hits of Brazilian Bossa Nova and sold more than 50.000 copies worldwide in only two years.
In 2001 Daria was inspired by her Brazilian trip to Salvador de Bahia and started to write her own songs in Portuguese. Throughout the collaboration with some DJs she recorded several pop-dance songs wich were included in compilations sold all over the world.
Nowadays Tempo Rei carries on their artistic project through an intense live performance and music production.