Internationally acclaimed singer Alfio Bonanno is back home!
After a 13-year career in New York, the two-time Emmy nominated recording tenor, artist, singer, pianist, composer and entertainer has returned to Australia and is looking forward to performing at the Camden Civic Centre this month.
“Alfio has had a very successful career in the USA and it is fantastic to have him come out to entertain the crowd in Camden,” Mayor of Camden Therese Fedeli said.
Fondly billed “The Voice from Oz” because he has such a powerful voice, Bonanno’s musical style can be best described as a fusion of Michael Bublé and Andrea Bocelli, while his song writing prowess has garnered him with a top ten position on the ARIA charts during his time with Warner Music Australia.
His repertoire therefore is wide, ranging from Italian songs in homage to his heritage, pop standards and Spanish translations like A Mi Manera/My Way to his own compositions like Voce Pura, a song that pays tribute to and is inspired by one of his heroes, Luciano Pavarotti.
Voce Pura was written after a fortuitous meeting and dinner in Sydney in 2005 where Alfio spent time with Pavarotti. The song was born that same night and sent to Maestro Pavarotti shortly before his death.
“The upcoming show will be a mixture of old and new, but it’s not just about the songs, the human factor is so much more important and connecting with each and every person in the room is what I love to do,” Bonanno said.
Asked what finally brought him back home, the singer said, “I feel like I have done enough overseas for now and I am more than happy to stay home with my family around me.”
Alfio – The Voice in Camden will take place on Saturday 29 October at Camden Civic Centre. CLICK HERE to book.