Last Call for Piero’s Birthday!

Alum Piero on way to inaugurate re-opening of Media Middle School – Sant’Agostino of Naro – 1/19/18




Last week to send in your birth greetings for Piero!


Deadline: 6/22







It’s Saturday morning, about 10:00 here in Italy.

The news of yesterday, have Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca to Bagnaia, in Tuscany, in a splendid golf club resort, where they participated at a very elegant dinner and sang two songs at a youth publishing event.

The guys in Bagnaia

I browsed the newspapers on the Internet, nobody talks about the Flight and their new video, but a title writes “…. Bagnaia” this name reminds me of the dinner so I open the article, and there is a live video. I open the direct and to my amazement, I see the guys very busy in an award ceremony.

It’s just like that, they are rewarding them in live streaming, with emotion I watched all the live, I felt very proud of them, and here I am to tell you everything.

Here is the video of the award ceremony.

Ms. Marisa Monti Riffeser, president of Poligrafici Editoriale and owner of Bagnaia, Golf & Spa, is called on the stage accompanied by her nephew. They are called on stage for the award ceremony: PIERO, IGNAZIO and GIANLUCA.

The presenter reads the motivation for this 2018 award “to these wonderful guys”. (his words)

“As a tribute to the road traveled so far, despite their young age, aims to be an example of how commitment, dedication, passion and study can allow you to achieve the prestigious goal of being recognized internationally and bearers of a message positive for all young people who want to continue believing in their dreams.”

What a wonderful motivation and I would say absolutely right for our boys!

The guys and Mrs. Monti

Later, Piero tells how he met Mrs. Monti, really a special and causal meeting that I’m going to translate.

P = We were on a plane to Paris. Gianluca and Ignazio were behind me. I was sitting in front and listening to music with headphones. From my place I saw the lady, whom I did not know.

The lady tried to open a small bottle of water, but it was difficult.

So I got up, I took my headphones off and asked her if she needed help.

Then, when I arrived in Paris, I gave the lady the arm to get off the plane. At that point the lady (who really knew who that guy was) said:

“Mr. Barone, you are not only a great artist, but also a very polite person”.

Since then a nice friendship has been born with Mrs. Monti.

Dear Piero, you’re really a special person!!! While I was watching all this live, I felt very proud of our boys.

Piero Speaking

Ignazio then takes the microphone and gives a speech to the boys in the room, tells them to never give up and to always pursue their dreams, that only in this way can they come true.

Gianluca instead talks about the next projects, 10 years of career. He says they have recorded a Latin record as a “tribute to Latin music” and to show that they can do something else.

Therefore, it is clear the concept, it is a tribute, and not a definitive turning point!!

And these are some photos and videos of the previous night where the guys sang GRANDE AMORE and MY WAY, very elegant and good as always.

The guys with their award

Piero and Gianluca at event

✨Special Evening✨beautiful place #Tuscany @labagnaiaresort #ilvolo

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Below is a clip of the guys singing GRANDE AMORE at the event.

Beautiful evening and a beautiful award. Nothing was leaked of all this, surprises are always around the corner.

And our guys know how to surprise us.


Credit to owners of all photos and video.

NOCHE SIN DIA by Daniela

Finally this long wait is over!!

The single NOCHE SIN DIA has been released, and is visible to everyone, on every page, including the official page of IL VOLO.

IL VOLO and Gente de Zona

Or rather, I have to rectify, because the video is visible to almost everyone, but for us Italians, it is not at all.

Unfortunately this is an unpleasant situation, but I’m sure it does not depend on the will of the boys, so for the moment we do not talk about it.

Let’s talk about music and video instead.

Here it is.

Let’s talk about the video.

Beautiful, captivating, engaging.

I see three guys who want to have fun, who want to dance, without excesses, without coarse manner, without vulgarity, without dancing with obscene movements. They are boys who aspire to a healthy fun, dressed in particular, colorful and lively clothes.

The script is beautiful, the movements also.

We do not think of NOTTE MAGICA or GRANDE AMORE, we think of many guys in the disco who want to have fun dancing and without having excesses . . . a nice party, in short.

I would say positive.

IL VOLO Gianluca Tweet

Let’s talk about music.

The rhythm is beautiful, stimulating, repetitive but not boring.

There are no swear words, no vulgarity, or masculine references typical of reggaeton, I would say it is very detached from reggaeton. I would say that is a rhythm to dance, to have fun.

The words are beautiful, they speak of love,

“There is no night without a day
There is no rain without water
That would be, of life
Without love it would not exist.”

Certainly their voices, here have a secondary role, it is true, but maintain a gentle harmony and that do not present the discord, typical of certain songs that are said “fashionable” and to which everything is excused.

I like it.


Marie and I exchanged opinions on the new single Noche Sin Dia, and Marie sent me this beautiful article that I enclose and which I report this beautiful statement.

Thanks Marie !!

This is an excerpt from the blog post:

“As opposed to their usual classic pop fare, the track instead sees them delightfully venturing into the globally popular genre of reggaeton, and although the sound is surprising some fans, the boys have not foregone the element that helped make them famous from the start–their powerhouse vocals and message of love. Rather, the song is giving them a fresh new and radio-friendly appeal not only for the Latin market but for the world.”

Music Notes Global Blog Post  – Click Here

IL VOLO screen shot

Summing up:

My opinion is positive. The boys did not distort their image, on the contrary, they tried to give their imprint in a different rhythm.

Not everyone will appreciate this type of music, but even when they faced NOTTE MAGICA, many fans said they would not follow them anymore.

Honestly, I do not think IL VOLO will abandon their style, but I think they have proven to be able to tackle anything.

They are young and it is right that they are also followed by young people. Let’s face it, too, their songs did not involve the boys their age too much.

They will always have a special eye for their more mature fans, and their repertoire will include this, but also all that they have performed before.

Here in Italy they have always called them “young old” because they present again songs of other times, the radio and the musical transmissions NEVER pass their songs. If this experiment can serve to approach people who would NEVER listen to IL VOLO on principle . . . welcome!

This project is welcome, if it is necessary to open up eyes and ears to people who do not know what voices these guys have. But they will notice, that IL VOLO, is this and even more.

Of course this is just my opinion, tell me yours.


Credit to owners of all photos and video.

Desire of the Sea by Daniela

We are all here in a frenetic wait for the new single, but the days go by and nothing new for now on the horizon.

But what are the guys doing???

SEA, SEA, SEA, desire of the sea.

We start from the oldest: Piero

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SEA Cap d'antibes

SEA Piero

He is located in France, on the Côte d’Azur. How lucky he is in the company of friends.

How sweet that you are Piero!


But where is Ignazio ???

Here he is playing on the beach at LIDO DELLE NAZIONI, on the Adriatic Sea in the province of Ferrara.

He too is with friends, I would say that it seems very happy, how nice to see him like that.


And the youngest, where is he???

Gianluca too is at the sea.

He is also on the Adriatic Sea, in San Benedetto del Tronto.

He is the most poetic of all, he wrote on social media: “The smell of the sea, the sand under the fingers, the air, the wind ….”

Also Gianluca here in the company of friends.

Ok guys, you had fun and also in good company.

But now we want to see you together again in your new project.

You have rested and we are very happy with this, but now give us even more happiness by letting us listen to your last new single FINALLY.


Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

Happy 23rd Birthday, Gian!


Happy Birthday, Gian! From  < — Click here to view e-card

Gianluca, your smooth, silky voice has enchanted me ever since I first heard you and the others in 2009. Wishing you a Very, Very Happy Birthday, and wishing you nothing but the best in the years to come. Sending you much love from Minnesota – Allene Shipman.


Tanti auguri Gianluca!  Spero che oggi ti trova bene e felice e piena di divertimento.  Ho visitato il tuo carino paese di Montepagano l’estate scorso, (ma tu non c’eri).  Ti auguro con tutto il mio cuore un anno piena di successo e belle giornate.  Ho partecipato a Quattro Il Volo concerti finora.  L’ultima a Los Angeles-una meraviglia!!  Mai smettere di cantare per noi…Baci, Manola DeMunda


Love you guys…hope your special day is great! Best wishes, Julia

Carissimo Gianluca

Sei un artista molto bravo e un ragazzo molto bello, ma la cosa più preziosa che ammiro in te è questo tuo essere così dolce e sensibile.
Ventitre anni e così tanta bravura e così tanta serietà ti distinguono.
L’amore per la tua famiglia e per la tua terra è sempre portato nel tuo cuore.
Non voglio dirti di essere bravo, perchè già lo sei, non voglio dirti di essere umile perchè già lo sei.
Non cambiare Gianluca.

I MIEI MIGLIORI AUGURI : Daniela dall’Italia

(translation:  Dear Gianluca;  You are a very good artist and a very nice boy, but the most precious thing I admire in you is this being so sweet and sensitive.  Twenty-three years and so much skill and so much seriousness distinguish you. Love for your family and for your land is always brought into your heart.
I do not want to tell you to be good, because you already are, I do not want to tell you to be humble because you already are.  Do not change Gianluca.  MY BEST GREETINGS: Daniela from Italy)


Happy Birthday, Gian, from Irene and Ann Louise in L.A. We are wishing you happiness for you and your entire family in the coming year.

I have a birthday riddle for you! (If you need help ask Piero!) “Who has the Pavarotti tickets?” Answer: “Our Aunt Kathie!”
She handed them to you and you showed them to Piero at the PBS fundraising reception in Minneapolis, Minnesota last March. At your L.A. concert a couple days later, Ann Louise and I bought tickets to the Meet and Greet, but I didn’t have a chance that night to even say hello to you. So here I have my chance to say “Ciao, and Buon Compleanno! Con un abbraccio!” Irene. (P. S. Ann Louise also sings in a popular trio in L.A: “Honey Whiskey Trio.” Maybe you could look them up. They are all over YouTube. Maybe some day the six of you will have a gig together!) Be safe, sempre. Love, Irene


Dear precious Gianluca,  I feel the earth awake and the stars twinkle in the Light of your beautiful heart and your magnificent voice.

May this birthday remembrance and all year long bring you joy, fulfillment, wonderful surprises, and your heart’s desires!

I celebrate your magnificence along with your beloved IL VOLO brothers in every Canzone Per Te!
Happy happy birthday!
Con Amore,
Jeanine DuBois


Best wishes for a “ Happy Birthday “ Gianluca .  I hope you come back to the United States in 2018 !

From,  R. Bilotta


Happy Birthday!          buon compleanno!          ¡feliz cumpleaños!

herzlichen Glϋckwunsch zum Geburtstag

Spero che tu abbia una giornata meravigliosa, piena d’amore e felicità con la tua famiglia ed i tuoi amici.

Looking forward to many more magical concert nights. Keep posting those wonderfully beautiful photos and fun-loving videos. Eagerly waiting for the new album.

Ti voglio bene,

Angelica Rosas

Las Vegas, NV



I hope you have a beautiful and happy birthday. May God give you good health and joy in your life. We wish you goodwill. You are always in our thoughts.

Love always,  Inés Rosas – Las Vegas, NV


My Dearest Gianluca,
Following your incredible journey for the last eight years has brought me more happiness and then you can ever imagine !! Your magnificent voice,loving heart and the concerts,M&G’s, Italy and my amazing Ilvolover friends have opened up a whole new beautiful world for me !!
May your special day be filled with love❤,wrapped with laughter 😄and blessed with happiness😊!! I know more of your dreams are going to come true for you in 2018 !!


Happy “23rd” Birthday !!   Lots of Love, Joan Brenin


You make so many people very happy with your beautiful voice and internal spirit.
We will always be loyal fans. We are thankful to your Mother and Father for raising such a great son.
Maria and Alan Hahn


Dear beautiful Gianluca,
we wish you a very, very happy birthday. You give so much ecstatic happiness to so many that it is only proper that you should also experience enormous joy.
Your incredible, deep velvet voice reaches parts of our souls that nothing else can, it is amazing. We adore your warm loving personality which you combine with humour and humility, you are an incredible person.
May all our dreams and aspirations continue to come true and your birthday be a truly special day,
with all our love Sue and Graham , Nottinghamshire UK


Gian, send your mother flowers for giving you this birthday, then enjoy a very happy one! -Tricianna


Dearest Gianluca,

Your exquisite voice is a wonderful gift from God.  You honor Him with your constant pursuit of expanding your talent.  Your kindness and generosity are additionally appreciated.  Have a fun birthday celebration.    P.S. In addition to sending your Mother flowers to say thank you…chocolates would be a nice additional touch!

Sandi E., Ohio, USA


Great grandmama Beverly and a few family members pictured.  Bless you forever.  My sweet husband of 65 years passed on three years ago, his birthday is February 4th. You are loved…


Buon Compleanno Gian !!!!   Jean Haines


My warmest Happy Birthday wishes to you, Gianluca. May your New Birthday year be one of joyful and fun events, while singing your way into countless numbers of loving hearts. God bless you!!! ♥ Nonna Harriett ♥ from Chicago, IL♥




Connie J. Bruns


I wish Gianluca a very happy birthday. He is so talented and I wish him many more years of success.
Lucy Galasso, New York, USA


Dear Gianluca,

Happy Birthday and best wishes for a year filled with love, peace, joy and good health!

Loved seeing you, Piero and Ignazio at your “Una Notte Magica” concerts in Easton and at Radio City Music Hall.  They really were magical nights with the most beautiful music! Looking forward to the new CD.  Even if you don’t tour in 2018, I hope you will be able to make some appearances in the US because we miss you!

God bless you, your family, and friends and much love to all!

Margaret Ladolcetta

Happy Birthday Gianluca– Bon Compleanno. Here we are celebrating another birthday. It seems just like yesterday that you won San Remo music competition and was celebrating your twentieth! What a week that was for you and look at all the accomplishments you have had since then! I attended your Notte Magica concert in Miami–breathtaking!! I look forward to your new music in 2018!!
Best wishes, ciao Annette, Naples, Fl. 🎂🎂🎉🎉

My birthday wish for you, Gian, is:

Laughter to kiss your lips;

Beauty for your eyes to see;

Sunsets to warm your heart;

Rainbows to follow the clouds;

Smiles when sadness intrudes;

Tight hugs when spirits sag;

Kisses on your forehead to comfort you

Confidence for when you doubt;

Patience to accept the truth

Courage to know yourself;

Love to complete your life.

Above all ride the energy of your own unique spirit and never sacrifice your family, your heart or your dignity.

Roxanne Pappas


Happy birthday, Gianluca. Thank you for being the sweet gentleman that you are. Hope it is a wonderful day full of love, laughter and lots of surprises.

Lots of love, Laura Parish


Well young man, another birthday for you means another year of sweet music for me.  We both have a reason to celebrate!

Avere una giornata grande e divertente il mio giovane idolo,   ~Marie Crider

                                       BUON  COMPLEANO GIANLUCA ~~ Gale Wall

Caro Gianluca,

Last March you wished ME “Buon Compleanno” at my first Meet & Greet and IL VOLO concert in Chicago. I will NEVER forget it!  And now it is MY turn to send “Auguri” back to you on your 23rd birthday!

I know you will have a wonderful day celebrating with friends and family.

I wish you, Piero and Ignazio much success and Buona Fortuna with your new album! I can’t wait to hear it!

Pat Ward in Missouri USA 

from Pat Ward


For Dearest Gianluca:   Happy Birthday wishes

For Gianluca: perfect Valentine hugs and kisses

For your special day:  many happy hours with family and friends

Enjoy!  Luv Ya!  Julie Bernache

Dear Gianluca,

Happy Birthday or Sto Lat! (as we the Polish say).  For your birthday I wish you smiles from your dear ones, sun on your face, peace and happiness in your heart, and God’s blessings for every day of your life.  I pray for Il Volo’s safety and your happiness every day.

May God keep step with you,


A very Happy Birthday to the golden, velvet voice of Gianluca. You are special in so many ways. Your great personality matches your talent. A Bass, Baritone and Tenor, you stand tall with brothers Ignazio, Piero Two great tenors, together you guys make that awesome wonderful sound that’s uniquely Il Volo. Congratulations. Vincent (Brooklyn, ny)


Dear Gianluca,
Happy 23rd Birthday! I will be thinking of you today on your special day wishing you the happiest and joyful of days surrounded by everyone and everything you cherish. You have brought immeasurable happiness to this fan and many many more by your incredible voice, your kindness, humility and always always by how you live your life and share the incredible gift that God gave you with us all. I wish always for you good health, happiness and to keep soaring high into the stratosphere with your special brothers.
I hope you will know especially on your birthday all the people you have given happiness to just by being YOU.
Love & Blessings Always
Margaret D. Mirailh

Happy birthday to our special crooner. Your  voice keeps our hearts beating and your eyes soft and sensuous gives us peace. Joanie G in california

Dear Gianluca,
I wish you the happiest of birthdays! You are an incredible singer and genuine person. I look forward to seeing you in concert again AND listening to that new CD!
Love from Minnesota, Jane

Dear Gian,
Have a wonderful birthday and a blessed year!
Jeanette Hicks

Dear Gianluca

 I wish for you a birthday full of wonderful things. May your dreams come true.

I’ve watched you grow from a young teen to the amazing young man you are now, sharing your gift of music, your thoughts and hopes with your many thousands of fans. We love you just the way you are!   Penina Honig (Toronto)

Wishing a very happy 23rd BD to one of the nicest, sweetest, most handsome and  most talented singers in the world today.  I hope your day is special and filled with everything you desire.  Happy Birthday dear Gianluca!!
Janet from San Francisco

Happy Birthday, Gian! From Leslie Newall  < — click here to see card

Joining my voice with all the others who are wishing you a very Happy Birthday! May your special day be filled with love, Family, Friends, Fans. Thanks for being you. From Texas, LindaP

Caro Gianluca,
Buon Compleanno.     23 annos.  Tanti  Auguri!!
Have a wonderful birthday with Family & Friends!!  I am sure this year will hold more triumphs in your musical career! I love your beautiful baritone voice & the songs you sing!! Loved Bridge Over Troubled Water when you sang it at the Dolby Theater in the 2016 LA Concert!!   Notte Magica is marvelous music bringing enchantment to the audience with  each performance!! Gian, you are such a sweet, empathetic, loving young man! Thank you for the joy & happiness you & the beauty of your music have given me!!   Amore, Nonna, Anne Quinto

 I wish you a Happy Birthday Gianluca. May your deepest and wildest dreams come true today and may you never stray from the true path as you continue your amazing journey. Grande abbraccio, all the way from South Africa. Ineke Poisson.

Dear Gianluca,  Buon Compleano, Hronia Polla, Happy Birthday. I know you don’t remember but I got the biggest, sweetest hug from you at a meet and greet. I will never forget it, it meant so much to me. You have a way of making everyone feel so special even for a moment. I love you and your family. Grazie.  ~~ Rosemarie P.


Dear Gianluca –

It goes without saying that we all adore you!  You send us your precious selfies just to remind us how much you care about your fans and want to make us smile!  We can’t help but smile, when we look into your beautiful hazel green eyes, the curls of your hair and grin on your face…. Grazie mille, for being so pure of heart and voice.  We saw you last year in Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta, and a few of us saw you at the Estefan’s Kitchen in Miami.  Tanti aguri, amico mio!  

♥♥The Detroit Il Volo Gals:  Sharon, Chris, Donna, Lorna, Ginny, Barb T, Barb D, Magdalena, Jeannette, and Jana♥♥

And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.Abraham Lincoln

HAPPY BIRTHDAY from Gina in Texas


 Gian you really are the Best crooner on the planet from Loretta from Canada HAPPY BIRTHDAY AGAIN

Gian’s Birthday: Last “Last Call”


This is it….

Last Last Call!

Please send your well wishes to:

by 9pm tonight.

The original post has been updated with all of people who have sent messages up till this morning.  If you don’t see your name, please send your message to us again and let me know (you can email me personally at  I will update the names again in the morning.  Thank you all for your participation, and welcome to the new people who have joined and sent messages!

~~ Kelly