The boys have been teasing us a bit about what is next on their recording agenda. It seems that it will have a Latin flavor since they are working with their friend, EmilioEstefan. And remembering how we, the fans, love the tantalizing Latin beat of “Volare,” it would seem that we would embrace that style. But, just for fun, let’s consider some other styles of past musical icons that they might choose to emulate.
Since our boys have such a propensity for the beach, maybe they would like to try the Beach Boys’style, one that has stood the test of time with its’ catchy tunes, captivating rhythm, and great harmony. The guys would really get into spirit of fun following in the Beach Boys footsteps.
Wouldn’t it be great to hear Igna taking the falsetto part of the Jersey Boys’repertoire? He would be so good at it. He did some improvisations with the high notes of “Somebody to Love” that blew our socks off,plus he has the added asset of his adorably endearing facial expressions (those eyes!!) to go along with the voice.
Remember the Ink Spots? Most of you probably don’t. You might want to look them up. Their harmony and rhythm were so contagious they always left you wanting more. Remind you of Il Volo? Gianluca might have to dig down a bit to match the low notes, but hey, that guy can do anything he sets his mind to, right? They recorded some beautiful songs that would be great for our guys.
Speaking of great trios, let us not forget the Nat King Cole trio. Talk about sweet and mellow–just the style for Il Volo. Is anyone more sweet and mellow than our boys? Gianluca could easily handle Nat’s romantic solos with his own brand of styleand panache.
And “sweet and mellow” brings to mind the Williamsbrothers, mainly Andy. Imagine Gian doing “Moon River” what a treat that would be. Piero, being the more dramatic sort, doesn’t often show us the softer side of his vocal technique, but he sings with such passion and expression that we know he would be breathtakingly spectacular doing some of Andy’s romantic songs.
Well, we will have to wait and see what the finished product of the most recent endeavor will be, but we know that it will be all in true ILVOLO STYLE. You can’t improve on perfection, and perfection is what they are.
So stay calm and get out your dancing shoes…..Tango, anyone??
I just watched Rebecca Granet’s interview with our guys on the program, The Trend, and I am thrilled and touched by what they had to say about their American fans.
Rebecca’s question to Ignazio: “What are the United States fans like? How are they different from other folks around the world?”
He answered that “they always give standing ovations.They are really proudof us. It’s like having an uncle or an aunt in the audience….like ourfamily.”
Gian interjected, “We are like a big family with our American fans….it’s like having a family in every theater in every place.” And Piero added, “The American audiences, they tell you everything. When you finish a song there is like silence and someone screams from up there, “How do you get that note?” Ignazio: “We like that.”
Well, guys, we like hearing that you feel like WE ARE FAMILY. Of course we are….we adopted you way back when you had your first USA tour. You immediately captured us and we took you to our hearts. That family feeling has just continued to grow, and how sweet it is to hear you affirming it in your own words.
As you travel across the country on this tour, we know that you will feel the love that we have for “our boys.” You will see it in the standingovationsand see it on our faces. As soon as the current tour is over, we will immediately start to dream and plan for when you will come again….how many concerts each of us will be able to attend. Some of us may have to cut back on basic necessities, but that’s okay–you have become a basic necessityto us.
What a sweet miracle that over these years when you have been becoming well known and loved all around the world, you have kept your humilityand your special affection for your American family. We’ve always known it was there, and we felt it emanating from you, but how sweet it is to hear it straight from your own lips.
Welcome home, dear ones–your American family is waiting with open arms.
Dani, Emilia(and sometimes Daniela) will be working with Kelly to bring us a weekly “Off Stage” feature. You already saw the first one!
Jana and Leelee will be helping to edit, draft and post various articles. The two of them will also bring us“Il Volo Professional”, which are the guys professional singing engagements, interviews, etc. (You saw their 1st one yesterday) Daniela and Emiliawill assist them in this endeavor. Just in time for concert season too!
Danielawill continue to update us in comments and submit articles for posting.
Sandi Eyman and Angelicawill cover our Outlook email.
Ann Scavo, Jane (maryjane), Mary Bohling, Gina, Kitty and Myronwill continue doing what they do.
Kelly, besides her new column, “Off Stage”, will continue her administrative duties along with birthday videos, handling technical issues, paying the bills and keeping up with our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and etc.
Marie,will continue administrative duties which include writing, editing, drafting, scheduling, posting your stories, updating header photo’s, and etc.
Thank you so much volunteers!
We are renewed, refreshed and stronger than ever. What fun we are all going to have promoting and sharing the love of those marvelous Il Volo guys.
~Kelly, Marie and the New Staff of Volunteers
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