mario_sun_coverArtist: Mario Biondi
Title: Sun
Hood: Catania, Italy
Released: February 1, 2013
Genre(s): Soul, Jazz
You Will Like This If You Like: Barry White, Omar, Icognito, Ed Motta

Ok, this is real music. PERIOD. Last year, we were amazed by Brooklyn’s Gregory Porter and his incredible sounding voice. Now, it seems this year, we will be digging this Italian with a huge voice and sound to match. From the first track and utterance from Mario, you know immediately that you are listening to something special. We must agree with who said this project is “the first essential soul purchase of 2013.”  If this isn’t enough, Mario is joined by iconic legends like Omar, Chaka Khan, Leon Ware, Al Jarreau, James Taylor and many more.  This is not an album, this is an event people.  Get on board.

Favorite Tracks:  Come to Me, What Have You Done to Me, Never Stop featuring Omar, Catch the Sunshine featuring Leon Ware, La voglia la pazzia l’idea, Girl Blue, I Can’t Read Your Mind, Lowdown featuring Chaka Khan and Icognito

Rating:  A+ ([amazon_link id=”B00ARCL7LW” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]STRONG BUY[/amazon_link])

Full Bio:

Born in Catania, Italy, the son of a popular song singer, during his youth sang in various small choirs. Years after he accompanied Franco Califano, Peppino Di Capri, Fred Bongusto, Rosario Fiorello and others on their Concert tours. After a long series of participations with Italian and international artists, and a small production of disco music, during 2006 he achieved success with the Schema Records album Handful of Soul. His deep and warm voice recalls the great interpreters of soul and rhythm and blues music. In 2007, he released a double disc containing live material, entitled I Love You More LIVE. In 2010 he released a live album Yes You (Live) and followed that in 2011 with a double CD album Due.


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