~The Road of a Success~ by Daniela

This post is dedicated to all those who have not followed IL VOLO from the beginning (including me), but certainly will be a welcome review for those, however, followed  Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca since 2009.

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Mamma Mia!!! They were really small, almost do not know each other, how much sweetness, three children.

 

In this video we are in December 2010, a Sunday television program called “Domenica In”.

I had never really seen this, a participation in the PEQUENOS GIGANTES program, in Mexico.

Really sweet with these little children.

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Same year 2011 but Italy, still guests at “DOMENICA IN”, tribute to Ennio Morricone.

Year 2012, our little treasures, are growing, notable transformation of Ignazio.

Here they are in Pietralcina, at the charity event UNA VOCE PER PADRE PIO.

Same year 2012 still a charity event, this time in France: TELETHON.

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Year 2013, for the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

Year 2014 in Moscow, in concert with Toto Cutugno.

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Same year 2014 Arena di Verona, in duet with Anastacia.

We have reached the year 2015, Sanremo and the victory, and immediately after the Italian tour. This video was filmed in Naples during the rehearsals of the concert in Piazza Plebiscito. Impressive to see the people present at the rehearsals and who will remain until evening under a scorching sun.

The boys almost can not try, but the affection of the public is really beautiful,an incredible chorus of voices.

Of course they have come a long way in singing, in life and in our hearts!

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~ Shakespeare Theater Award 2018 ~ by Daniela

Hello all…. I told Jane before she posted this that I wanted to add a few words….

Daniela, bless her heart, works tirelessly for us finding info and translating videos and appearances like this.  I will be honest and say, I don’t usually have time to read everything, but Jane sent this to me in hopes I had time to do it.  Unfortunately, I didn’t quite make it and sent it back to her.  Then, after sending it back to her, I had a chance to read it – below is my reaction…. Jana


OMG!! I seriously have tears in my eyes, so much so, that I can barely see straight enough to type! Those words from Ignazio, so honest, true, passionate. I just want to give him the biggest, greatest hug and kiss ever!! Ok, the tears are now running down my cheek…

It is true, he has suffered much for his young age. To think that people tell him he is a “fool?” I think, and hope, the better translation though is “the funny one?” 😊 I really hope the Americans don’t call him a fool? I always knew I liked him the best and the more I read about him and the beautiful words he says, the more sure I am. I know when I see him, I always say he is my favorite and I do think he really cares when he says “aww….” 😊 It is so sad though, we get such little time to talk to them at the meet/greets – we don’t have time to tell them how we really feel sometimes. He always seems to comment that people don’t get to “know him” for who he is. I’m sure there are MANY fans that would do anything to get to know him personally! I know I would!

Every time I’m feeling down in the dumps about the site, or the guys, or my life in its current state, I read something like this and the passion is once again renewed. I can’t fight the tears and emotions that are expressed. His honesty is so raw, so innocent and touches me right through the heart! Not sure about the other two, but I think he really expresses the humility the group always professes. He still doesn’t realize how awesome he really is. Maybe that is why he sings with such passion and vulnerability? I so feel him…. Here come the tears again! Maybe we really were connected in another lifetime?

This is so beautiful – enjoy!


On March 29, this announcement appeared:

All ready to welcome a great international artist to the Shakespeare Academy … today an artistic meeting with a surprise guest exclusively for our students. Stay tuned.

Yes, our Ignazio Boschetto received the SHAKESPEARE THEATER AWARD 2018 award.

 

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The event was not at all publicized because it was reserved only for students of the theatrical academy of Palermo. An event that took place in a very informal way and where Ignazio was able to meet and give advice to young students.

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These are some statements made by Ignazio.

“My goal is to make my art known, I want to get there in a healthy way, it’s all about consistency, there’s no right or wrong, then it’s important to enjoy what you have, but never be satisfied.

Sacrifices, I have made them and I will do it, but if you want something, if you choose it, you do it.”

 

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“I still remember my first time on a stage, a country bullfight, I was excited because the audience had more than 250 people and – says Ignazio – I forgot the words of the song that I had to sing, I watched the floor all the time.

Now, I face the stage in a different way, I’m afraid afterwards, my hands and legs tremble at the finished show.”

 

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“We are establishing a label of our own, we – continued Ignazio – we were lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time, I owe a lot to my parents who always believed in me, but never forced me to a life that maybe I did not want .

To be able to feel good, you must always treasure the people who love you.”

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The afternoon with the students of the Shakespeare Theater Academy in Palermo was very pleasant, alternating with questions to which Ignazio always answered with sincerity and simplicity. There were musical moments, especially duets and choral moments.

 

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In this video, Ignazio gives advice to emerging artistic talents.

 

 

“We are in Sicily, in Palermo, and I wanted to send a message to all the Sicilians in particular to the guys like me, who are chasing their dream, in all fields, singing, acting, dancing, even in the working career.

We live in a land that is Sicily, one of the most beautiful lands in the world, a very rich territory, unfortunately maybe the management is not the best, but we can make this country with our art, something beautiful.

I, in my small (way), with Piero, my travel companion, we are trying with our art, and I want to entice everyone to produce, do a lot for this land and above all give a smile and maybe a better day to those who listen, or who sees you.

So a big hug and hope to see you soon in some concert.”

In this other video, Ignazio talks about his physical appearance.

 

“I was 120 kg. in practice I was an arancino al ragù, with meat, now I’m with pistachio, with the tip (the arancini with meat sauce are round, those with pistachio, pointy).

Not everyone is lucky enough to be thin (and he jokes with the boy at the piano).

I know people, but also I personally, there was a period that I did not accept myself, let’s say you’re in the eye of the storm, they see you all, so to feel better, you look in the mirror, and then I’m always been very self-critical, and so many times I have suffered from this. The best was when we had to go get some clothes, and then, we went to Armani’s shop and the clothes were too small, we looked in the big sizes and those were too big.

So in practice I was almost alone in my underwear and socks. But then all started from a fever, I began to lose weight, I liked it, and then lost 35 kg all at once.

However, in 2018 women like a little bacon, so I do not have to lose weight anymore, I’m joking.

Even today, however, I do not like myself, because we are a bit ‘all like that, we never like each other, but this is a stimulus to do something, like the gym, which in a year I went at least 5 times. (everyone laughs)

They (referring to the public) did not understand one thing in training, it is important to rest, to me, like to rest the muscles, and then be more active. (laughs)

In the last video, the merits and defects of IL VOLO are asked to Ignazio.

 

 

You can not describe a person on television because you do not know him.

Speaking of Gianluca, which may be the one for which the girls are more crazy, he is handsome. During interviews, it may seem like the most haughty one, the one that attracts the most attention,

He may seem the most haughty, the one who keeps his distance, but it is not always easy to be yourself in front of the camera.

However he really is the best person in the world, and I would like a 10 percent of his determination, because when he wants to do something and thinks it’s the best thing for him, he’s determined, very determined.

 

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Piero, on the other hand, is fiscal (physical), he is very strict with himself, he has a passion for opera, he is studying to improve his lyrical technique, and he goes back and forth from Bologna because there, we have the teacher. He too is very determined and knows what he wants to do, he wants to do the classic opera and I often tell him that I can one day be in the front row listening to an entire opera where you play the tenor part.

 

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And then there’s me, I’m the fool (the funny one) of the situation, and I tell you the truth, sometimes I suffered from this.

It’s bad when at the end of the concerts, they come to greet you and say: you are the one with the lyric voice (to Piero), you are the one with the romantic voice (to Gianluca) and you are the fool. At the beginning I suffered a bit of this, but I have always tried to give my best, and in the end I managed to change a bit, the idea to people.

I am a person who has no filters, for me cameras or not, I am always the same.

(intervenes Tony Colapinto) Not only cameras or not, but that there are 5000 people in the theater or three at home, for him it is the same.

I was in Taormina during a concert, there were many foreigners, very many, from anywhere in the world, from Australia, from Russia, from Brazil, from America, people who laughed, even if they did not understand, what  he had said, or at least I suppose.

Ignazio = Then to me, I do not like to talk about myself, in the end, I let people judge and that’s it, I do not talk anymore.

 

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Really nice, this speech by Ignazio all the ART TEATRO of Palermo, I liked how it was held, as a chat with friends.

And you, what do you think?


Well, Flight Crew fans, my reaction is above, let’s hear yours!  – Jana

 

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This person was present at the event and took a selfie with Ignazio and then posted it with this dedication:

“Great person, great humility that for a boy of his age is rare, a beautiful example for all young people …

I wish you the best Ignazio Boschetto Il Volo ”

 

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~ GIANLUCA E L’ ABRUZZO ~ by Daniela

While we all await the release of the new single, Gianluca managed to spend a beautiful day in the mountains in Fara San Martino, in his beautiful Abruzzo.

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We all know the deep affection that Gianluca nourishes towards the territory that gave him his origins.

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Gianluca writes:

“Immersed in nature, we rediscover our deepest self.”

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Gianluca is very proud of being from Abruzzo and does not miss an opportunity to remember this.

Piero and Ignazio often tease Gianluca because he always names Abruzzo, poor man, will feel in the minority against two Sicilians!

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Gianluca has sent us very beautiful images of this place.

The town of Fara San Martino is known above all because it is one of the world capitals of pasta. Pasta De Cecco is produced here.

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And to finish the day, a visit to a museum.

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Very well, Gianluca, thanks to your testimonies, Abruzzo has become more and more known all over the world!

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The Launch of the book…Ricomincio Dai Tre, by Daniela

Today, April 5, the book written by Michele Torpedine, RICOMINCIO DAI TRE, officially came out in the bookstore.
Recall that the book describes the relationship between Torpedine and the artists he brought to success.
The event was held in several stages.  In the morning there was a conference at the invitation and to which were also present Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca.
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The boys are asked to say the strengths and weaknesses of Torpedine.
Ignazio says that it is impossible not to love Michele.  He says that when they met him they were adolescents and in him they found an uncle, or rather a grandfather, and when they saw the title of the book that was dedicated to them too , they were moved.
Torpedine picks up the book and shows the cover saying that the beautiful black and white photo was made by Gianluca.
 
Then there were moments of fun in which Torpedine played drums and the boys sang live.
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In this video Torpedine says that the meeting with Piero, Ignazio and GIanluca, was the one that gave him strength, energy, a breath of oxygen.
Direct relationships, human, the values ​​of life.
He says he has heard so many lies about him that he wanted to tell the truth.
This book is dedicated to guys because they gave him the desire to start again and also to write, they gave him the strength to do it.
Ignazio says that there is a great debt of gratitude to Michele.  He is a very important person in their lives and will never be thanked enough.
Piero says that they have grown professionally and also humanly, thanks to Michele.
Gianluca says that Michele is their family, he was born with him a great friendship, even with their parents, it’s all a big family.
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Then in the afternoon there was the signature-copy at the Library of Bologna, where Torpedine and the boys would have signed the books to those who were there to buy them.
Here are some photos:
 
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Also on television we talked about the event, here are the videos of Canale 5
And this is the video of LA VITA IN DIRETTA.
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Of course there was also the dear friend Bartoletti, who commented like this.
 
“The book, although very frank and even harsh in certain passages-truth, has a great merit: that of devolving to full benefit the proceeds of sales in favor of an association, the “Face 3D” aimed at research for the reconstruction of face (and as they also say of the smile) for those who have lost, starting with children disfigured by wars.”
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Recall that the book is published by Pendragon.
All the proceeds from the sale of the books will go to charity to the Maxillo facial pediatric surgery.
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And now attention to this photo, there are Gianluca, Piero (Ignazio, behind) and Red Ronnie, a well-known Italian television presenter and music critic.
I translate the comment of Red Ronnie under the picture.
Yesterday I had my first close encounter with Volo and Michele Torpedine and they told me about their next revolutionary record of April 20th, all Latin music.”
 
You got it right??? 20 APRIL.
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I hoped until the last moment to be present at this event as I wanted to meet Michele Torpedine, Ercole Ginoble, Marino Bartoletti and review our beloved Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero, but unfortunately for work problems I could not go. A dear friend who was present has bought the book for me and has it signed.
Here is the photo of my book autographed by Piero, Ignazio, Gianluca and Torpedine.
I’m so happy, thanks Marina my friend.
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What should we say to Michele Torpedine?   Congratulations on your new work and congratulations to the guys for having been the inspiration for your new rebirth.
Today Michele Torpedine from the facebook page LA TORPEDINERIA wrote these thanks:
“Thanks to all the friends and journalists who attended the Press Conference yesterday and came to say hello at the time of signing-copies.
A special thanks to all those who are reading RICOMINCIO DAI TRE and who are sending me their most incredible appreciations.
The book is already available in all bookshops.”
 
 
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~~ Dolce Piero ~~ by Daniela

During the Easter holidays, as we know, the boys were back with their families.

In one of those days immediately after Easter, Piero went to see NOTO, a beautiful Sicilian town near Syracuse.

NOTO is truly beautiful and is the capital of the Baroque style, and is also called “stone garden.”  The historic center has been declared a UNESCO “World Heritage Site.”

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Piero, accompanied by his brother and two friends, wanted to be a simple tourist, but having posted his photo on Instagram, was seen by some students of the school of Tourism.  Through word of mouth, they were activated in a very nice positive way, as well as thanks also to their teacher Alessandra Brafa. 

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But here is all explained well by the same words of Alessandra Brafa.

When I arrived in this class, the III A Tourism of Matteo Raeli of Noto, the girls had no dreams or, at least, they could not translate them. I asked them that in the nine months to follow, from September to June, they would have to make an effort to find one, to bring their talents to the surface.

Today these girls have done more. Known on Instagram of the presence of the singer Il Volo in Noto, they asked me to interview him. They were excited, their eyes were shining, they bounced with enthusiasm asking me to make sure to meet him.

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A few minutes later, with the necessary authorizations, we were with him, the tenor of Naro, Piero Barone. He lent himself with kindness and irony. The girls were all excited, and my heart was smiling. After we went to the press office of the City of Noto telling about the scoop  they came home full of joy and with an extra motivation to enhance the skills because “Prof, but knows that it is difficult to do an interview? We found nothing clever to ask!”


The real school I think is the one that knows how to alternate theory with practice, which passes from manuals to people, from the tasks of reality to life, that experiments on the field and looks to the future with hope and certainty that if we start from the dream, in the end what you want becomes reality.

Thank you, Piero Barone of IL Volo for courtesy, kindness of manner and elegance of mind.

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And here is the article made by the students!

Piero Barone, the singer of the trio Il Volo, through the streets of Noto .

The visit of Piero Barone, has escaped many, but not all.

The component of the popular trio Il Volo, spent the morning of Wednesday, April 4,  in the streets of the historic center of Noto.

Il Volo, an Italian musical group, made up of three singers Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble, needs no introduction. And the visit of Piero Barone, the “tenorino” of Naro who enchanted America, in the stone garden certainly could not go unnoticed. 

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To interview Piero Barone, some students of Matteo Raeli di Noto,  did not miss the chance to welcome him among monuments of art and notions of history.

Class 1993, Sicilian, the internationally renowned singer around noon posted a picture that portrayed him along with his friends on the steps of the Cathedral of San Nicolò: a publication that, in a few hours, has exceeded 10,000 likes.

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Barone responded with kindness and irony to the questions about his presence in the city.  To be in Noto for a walk through the baroque magnificence and because animated by the desire to know the city better, since his only visit to this city had been made to a school trip to elementary school.

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He added that he was enchanted by the churches and the color of the stone, fascinated by the story of the terrible earthquake of 1693 and the greatness that followed. 

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The students, who in May will be working on the front line in a project to promote the city on the occasion of the Infiorata, invited the singer to take part in the event and he, has admitted that he has already heard about this event and that he aroused not a little curiosity and interest.  

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Barone has, expressed that at the moment he is very busy with the other components of the trio for the upcoming release of the next record. After the ritual photo, he took his leave for Marzamemi, complimenting the great beauty that is breathed in the city and remains unchanged over time.

Class III A Tourism Address, Matteo Raeli

Many congratulations to the students of the III A Tourist address.

Many, many compliments to the teacher Alessandra Brafa who was able to seize the moment, for her students.

Many, many, many compliments to Piero who proved extremely available.

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Then the visit of Piero continued for Syracuse and the beautiful island of Ortigia.

Did you recognize Piero in the photo?

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~Il Volo In Your Life~ by Daniela

A few days ago, Victoria Wilson in a comment to a post asked this question:

“What have the boys filled in your life?”

Then I read this comment by a friend that answered to a person who is not fans of IL VOLO.

In this commentary, perhaps we find the reason of so much affection towards Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca.

What is your thought?

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The musical tastes are the most disparate and often incompatible with each other. But fortunately in the music world, there is room for everyone. What I do not understand, however, is how they may not like it, as people. They are three good looking young men, without visible piercings and tattoos, always correctly dressed for their public and already this today is a rare commodity. Apart from the outward appearance, they are polite, helpful and friendly, not only with the fans, but with anyone, as if they were any kind of boys, and not world famous stars .. Last but not least, they are bearers of values super-positive, love for Italy and our language that, thanks to them, has awakened to the four corners of the world, and for their homeland, family affections, tenderness towards the little ones, the affectionate concern for the less fortunate. If you know them ….. you can not avoid them! Indeed, you endure their charm that has been called a soft drug … that is addictive. The young women would like them as boyfriends or husbands, the others as brothers, children grandchildren.I am a kind of …. animals in extinction, especially in the entertainment world, to be protected. And all this regardless of their undeniable talent. This is to understand why we, who know them, have a family relationship, visceral with them. It is not the hysteria of a group of untamed females, but it is a Big Love aware of balanced people, of good culture, that of singers have known many without having ever tried anything like that.

                                                                                             Maura Pucci

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~ Bartoletti ~ by Daniela

Our Piero and Ignazio were at dinner with Bartoletti (journalist / commentator), their dear friend.  This is what he wrote about them.

 

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Put one evening for dinner in a tavern, Bartoletti with two friends out of three of the Il Volo guys,  Ignazio and Piero: the Sicilian-Bolognese.  Gianluca will join them to perfect the single of the new album they are preparing and which will be released very soon, followed a few weeks later from the complete compilation.  It will be explosive and beautiful.  Not only because Ignatius, regardless of any diffusional strategy, listens to the CD in his car …. at full volume with windows down perhaps to make it feel even heard at the Madonna di San Luca, (this church is on a hill of Bologna, but it is a way of saying that Ignazio keeps the volume so high that he could hear it up there).  Then Bartoletti says that their CD will take an unexpected turn, that it will be very different from the previous ones.

 

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I look at them at the table in their simplicity.  I am curious about the stories of their everyday life.  I tell them some stories from an old uncle and enjoy seeing them open their eyes wide to hear names and things they do not know. It makes me laugh when someone, without ever having known or met them, calls them “spocchiosi”, “presumptuous”, “arrogant”, “mounted” and so on.

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They study all day to improve themselves. They speak with admiration and devotion of their international myths that are now colleagues.  They tell with amazement and modesty their experiences unattainable by 95 percent of the other Italian singers. Piero is more serious with unexpected veins of irony, Ignazio a sweet “cazzaro” that at the end of the evening chases me to show me the film of the airplane model that he built with his dad and who tried in vain to fly (“And to think that when we did not have a penny they flew very well”).

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I brought them the beautiful design that Giorgio Serra, “Matitaccia” dedicated to the group. I made them and they made me smile. Please, guys, stay so “bad” in the eyes of those who still do not love you: but, please, never change. And if you continue to succeed in the world, patience!  It’s like saying they are good, and everyone likes them so if in spite of those who think differently, they will be successful ….. patience, those people will make a reason, because they are BRAVI.

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*D* What to say, Marino Bartoletti has always defended our boys and also this time he highlighted their appearance as “good guys”.

He also anticipated that soon the single will be released, followed immediately by the album and that it will be a real breakthrough.

Under his post I read two really interesting comments that I translate here too.

 

* I also had some doubts about these guys, but it was during a meeting for the presentation of his book, dear Marino Bartoletti, that I had the opportunity to know them better. Never seen the show characters so genuine and courteous, available to exchange a chat with those present. These days it is not a trivial matter. If then to the compassion add the skill, we should not marvel at their global success. Well done.

 

* Great guys in their simplicity! I had the pleasure of working with them, in their first Russian appearance in Moscow, they were special guests of a well-known artist in Russia!

Appreciated and applauded by all .. insiders and not ..

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