Michele Torpedine is a familiar face to us all as he is the manager, producer and a very important mentor for our guys.
He began his career as a drummer of Orietta Berti, Mortal Coil and Gino Paoli. He moved on to become a world famous producer and manager for many singers such as Zucchero, Giorgia and Andrea Bocelli.
In a 2014 interview in Roseto degli Abruzzi, Michele states, “Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio were a breath of fresh air, that regenerated me.” The guys share a very close friendship and camaraderie with Michele. Mr. Torpedine says the success of Il Volo is from America, due to the love the public has for the Italian bel canto. You have to have talent and preparation, otherwise it will not last. Many hundreds of names have come out as Il Volo did from television broadcasting in recent years, but do not last. Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio last and actually grow, because they are good. I think that is enough to explain their strength. He adds, luck, intuition and expertise are the three things you must have for doing his job. There is no recipe, he says, sometimes great success can occur completely unexpected and unpredictable. Michele recalls that through getting to know and be together with the guys, he appreciated their full potential and knew they were a real phenomena, destined to last.
You will see him with the group at certain times when on tour, at professional gatherings and events, during their “relax” times when they are out enjoying themselves and at private family gatherings as well. He has been with them from the very beginning. Along with their parents, Michele is one more intelligent and caring individual leading the guys down the right roads everywhere they go. He is an integral part of the IL VOLO family. You can see he has a wonderful sense of humor just like the guys, but the love and respect is mutual between them all.