Alfio Consoli - Male Singer | Italy/Catania, Italy
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ALFIO CONSOLI, singer & songwriter, was born in Catania on 23rd December 1974. The youngest in the family, begins at an early age to breathe air of music demonstrating a strong attitude to singing and to the stage, dedicating much of his time listening to Italian and foreign songwriters.
«I remember waking up in the morning with my mother’s singing while hanging the laundry and my brother, musician and songwriter, who made me listen to his songs and his favorite artists. I was twelve years old when he gave me a guitar as a present and from there it all began.»
After graduation he en ... ters the world of work having several experiences which however do not weaken his insatiable desire to sing and perform on stage. After two intense years in Milan in close contact with important authors and musicians, in '98 he returned to Catania with the strong desire to perform live and to engage in the kind of music he has always been attracted to: Rock'n'Roll. He begins to tread the stage with his first band, The Hound Dogs, and in 2000 forms a second band that baptizes with the name of Sugarfree, quickly gaining a significant group of followers throughout the island. As lover of «those fabulous 60’s», Alfio takes Sugarfree onto the stages of pubs, night clubs, squares and local radio and tv channels, getting a growing support from the public and collecting more than three hundred live concerts in almost four years. However this is not enough to quench his desire for professional growth and struggling between work during the day and live concerts in the evening, he decides to take the band into a recording studio to record some new material. After some initial struggling, Warner Music shows some strong interest in Sugarfree and very soon offers a recording contract in 2004. A few weeks before the shooting of the video of the single "Cleptomania" Alfio leaves the band due to serious personal reasons. In the same year the popular Italian band Camaleonti interpret his song entitled "Mio grande amore" (which he had written together with his brother a few years before) and release it in their “The Best Of”. After some time, Alfio begins to give shape to some new musical ideas and found a new band called Radiovintage, finalist at both the “Festival of San Marino” and the “Tim Tour” in 2005 with the new song "Come Prima". Finalist also at “Sanremo Rock 2007”, the band can be often heard on the radio with his first and only web-single entitled "L’Aquario", stable for several weeks in the top ten positions of iTunes Music Italy and reaching the 3rd place in the official Italian MP3 Fimi-Nielsen ranking. 2009 marks the return of Alfio in the Sugarfree band and the new debut with the single "Regalami un’estate", which anticipates the new EP "In Simbiosi”. In the same year the band is awarded with the “Italy Fan Club Music Awards” aired on the Italian national TV channel “Rai Due”. The second single "Amore Nero", extracted from the EP "In Simbiosi" is soon released, accompanied by a striking video clips shot in Rotterdam and Verona. “L’Origine” Tour 2009 and “In Simbiosi” Tour 2010 see Alfio and the Sugarfree around Italy to promote the renewed formation. In 2011 they record a new album, "Famelico", aired on radios with the singles "Lei mi amò" and "Famelico". In October Alfio and the other members of the band receive the "Mia Martini Special" award and close the Live Tour 2011 with an acoustic concert realized at the RAI Radio One studios. In 2012 the band debuted on the screen as special guest in the sitcom "E-band", the new Disney Channel series addressed to the adolescent world. "Ti troverò" and "Pura e Semplice" are the summer singles respectively of 2012 and 2013. The live activity of the band proceeds at relentless pace until September 2014.
In November 2014, Alfio closes the chapter of his musical career with the Sugarfree band in order to write a new one which followed the guidelines of his personal artistic evolution towards a new motivation, new emotions and innovations. On 9th October 2015 the new single "Fino all'ultimo battito" is published, which will be followed in 2016 by the release of his first solo album “BATTITI” recorded between Italy and Brazil.
In 2018, Alfio was hired as singer and band leader in the occasion of the International event "Crans Montana Forum on Africa & South-South Cooperation" which took place in Dakhla (Morocco), from March 15th to 20th, for musical live shows aboard the cruise ship Gnv-Rhapsody.
"He who has a why to live can bear almost any how." (Friedrich Nietzsche)
Last Experience: SINGER/BAND LEADER/PERFORMER for CRANS MONTANA FORUM 2018 - DAKHLA - MAROC - 15/20 March - GNV Rhapsody.
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