Giò di Tonno biography

Music, always August 5, 1973

John Singer, known by his stage name Giò Di Tonno, was born in Pescara on August 5, 1973. Soon begins to approach the music: just eight years studying piano. During the years of high school his passion for music brings him closer to the figure of the singer, as a poet who tells singing. Its authors are symbol De André, Guccini, Fossati: John began writing songs. Already in the age of adolescence singing with various bands, pianobar and participates in various events and competitions.

Develops its own musical personality that in 1993-Giò Di Tonno has only 20 years-allows him to shine in Sanremo Giovani, where he participated with the song "the voice of the drunks". The piece allows him access to the Sanremo Festival next year: has the song "Hey man," enters the final and ranks tenth. Among the record that notice is Franco Bixio (Cinevox records) that will bind to itself. Here begins the journey by Giò Di Tonno in professional music.

Meanwhile, he began studying literature at the University, but for the effort they dedicate to music, soon decides to leave his academic studies.

Participated in the Festival of Sanremo in 1995 also; his song "father and master" does not reach the final but receives support from discrete everyone, critics and audiences. Exit immediately after his first album "Giò Di Tonno". For two years, until 1997 appears in various television programs including the Maurizio Costanzo Show, Sunday, family and flying carpet.

Starts to sing live, many tours in Italy and abroad, following and accompanying even big names of pop music. Meanwhile John grows in parallel with another musical life, which he is still engaged in classical music, especially in the role of artistic director of the first "workshop for songwriters", a structure (only in Italy) who has qualified in teaching, among others, Franco Fasano, Max Gazzè, Franco Bixio, Matteo Di Franco.

For two years, from 2002 until 2004 Giò Di Tonno plays the protagonist Quasimodo in the Italian version of the successful musical by Riccardo Cocciante "Notre Dame de Paris". In 2005 then lends his voice to interpret two songs in Italian soundtrack column "Chiken Little-Amici per le penne", Disney cartoon. In the only Italian date of one of the Queens of soul world, Dionne Warwick, March 25, 2006 in Vicenza, tuna opened his concert.

In December 2006 he received the prestigious "Dante Alighieri".

In April 2007 he participated in the filming of the third series of the television drama "a case of conscience" (directed by Luigi Perelli) where John is the protagonist – along with Sebastiano Somma-an episode in which he plays the lead singer Danko. For the bet released a soundtrack song written by Maurizio Solieri, historic guitarist of Vasco Rossi. The fiction is then transmitted on Rai Uno in September 2007.

In 2007 she played the characters Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in the musical "Jekyll & Hyde" produced by Teatro Stabile d'Abruzzo and Teatromusica Mamò. Singing also in musical fairy tale "the ogre" by Giorgio Bernabò, show that sees the participation of Antonella Ruggiero and Patrizia Laquidara.

Paired with the singer Lola Ponce participated in the Festival di Sanremo 2008: the couple WINS presenting the song "falling in love", written by Gianna Nannini.

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