If you did not get a chance to watch Gianluca’s Periscope filmed in Ignazio’s home a few weeks ago, here it is! I am so glad someone was a genius and saved this to Youtube. It is a classic!
First and most importantly, I will say IL VOLO’s music is the OXYGEN in their world! It is simply ingrained in every ounce of their being. Gianluca and Ignazio appear as if they just rolled out of bed looking freshly tossled, hair and all. LOVE the way they are so comfortable with who they are.
Gianluca is ever so patiently singing, Can’t Help Falling In Love With You, while Ignazio chimes in on his saxophone. Gianluca says, “No-no,” at first, then succumbs to the accompaniment , but does actually yell out for an AMBULANCE at one point! Their rendition of Joe Cocker’s, You Are So Beautiful, is priceless. They both pull out their best Joe Cocker gravelly voices and have a ball singing those lines.
They end their impromptu concert with John Legend’s, All Of Me. Gianluca’s amazing ability to drift effortlessly from silky lows to passionate highs is wonderful. Ignazio joining in near the end for some harmonizing and heavenly high notes is the icing on the cake. MANY of us have our fingers crossed that we will see this very song appear on an upcoming CD someday! They take an already marvelous song and make it a song you want to just keep listening to over and over again. And you can only imagine how breathtaking it would be with all THREE of them providing the vocals. It would be yet another one of their repertoire that simply mesmerizes us.
They end their concert with that rousing Italian song (which I’m sorry I don’t remember the name of) that we saw Piero sing with a bunch of guys last year. Anyway, it was a fun way to end their mini-concert.
So here they were in their down time in Ignazio’s home studio between the Jazz concert with their own band members in Marsala and their next concerts in Palermo…and what were they doing? Singing their hearts out, of course! Their music is as much a part of who they are as any limb on their body! You know how sometimes you get a word or words stuck in your head and you just can’t get them out? Well, I wonder if these guys have MUSIC running through their beautiful heads every moment, day and night? It wouldn’t surprise me one bit.