"Bands don’t come more fun, frivolous and ballsy than Francesco's band. This joyous mix of Italian, Spanish, Gypsy and Ska music makes for a sound somewhere between The Godfather and the best festival band you’ve ever seen in your life. Some of the finest musicians in the capital today having easily the best time you’ve ever seen a band have on stage. Do not miss this absolute delight." Grazie mille to Adam Pickering of Sounddhism 

 

VIDEOS

Francesco Filizzola's Showreel Big Band
Live at China Tang at Dorchester Hotel
La Dolce Vita (from Sanremo Festival)
Volare (Live at Basson Bar -Corinthia Hotel)
Con te Partirò (Live at Victoria Park -London-)
Quando Quando (Live at Basson Bar -Corinthia Hotel)
Caruso (Live at Basson Bar -Corinthia Hotel)
That's amore (Live at Basson Bar -Corinthia Hotel)
 

THIS IS ME

More deft moves on the starlit dancefloor where brilliant Italian-Spanish-gypsy band Colomboloco whipped everyone into dervishes - warmed up just a little by the copious and excellent drinks thanks to Moët, Belvedere vodka, Jax Coco, Hennessy, Gin Mare, wine from Berry Bros & Rudd - and naughty, naughty Ocho tequila. Not bad for a Monday night.
-cntraveller.com 

Francesco is supported by the great Colomboloco band and together they are the most fun you can have in London or wherever you would like them to play for you.

 

A blend of the best Dolce Vita swing, Spanish-Latin fire, rock and roll extravaganza, opera power, lounge music charm, and Neapolitan and tarantella flavour.

 

Francesco enjoys residencies in many of London’s most prestigious music venues, has performed at festivals and toured across the UK and Europe. He has also popped up at private parties for the likes of Prince Charles, King Willem-Alexander, Nursultan Nazarbayev (President of Kazakhstan), Queen Maxima, Crown Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Ariane, Queen Sofia, Princess Stephanie of Luxembourg, Princess Beatrice, Crown Princess Marie-Chantal, Princess Michael, Princess Maria Olympia, Queen Anne Marie, Princess Tatiana and Princess Irene, Deep Purple, The Rolling Stones, Kylie Minogue, Boris Johnson, Gordon Ramsay, and many more.

 

The band’s musicians hail from Italy, Spain, Greece, UK and Turkey, and Francesco sings in several languages including English, Italian, Spanish, French, Hebrew and Russian.

 

Francesco Filizzola Di Tomaso was born on the West coast of Southern Italy (Praia a Mare) and grew up in Rotonda, a small village in the heart of the National Park of Pollino. Mountains and sea, combined with the classical and folk music typical of the area, have always played an important role in Francesco’s life and contributed to shape his personality and philosophy. He was lucky enough to grow up in a family where music was extremely important. It was his grandfather Giosuè Filizzola (a composer of classical music) who passed the passion for music on to him and once told him: “You need to play only what you really feel and make sound without forgetting the importance of silence”. After initially studying classical trumpet, Francesco moved on to focus on vocal studies, developing a highly original vocal style taking in techniques as diverse as Italian Opera (Covent Garden) and Mongolian throat singing. Combined with his natural talent for theatricality and physical expressiveness, he moves effortlessly through this astonishing range of vocal styles to create a captivating and often hilarious tragic-comic stage personality

 

MUSIC

MAKE YOUR OWN SET LIST

Italian

1) ContePartirò

2) Caruso
3) Volare
4) L'Italiano vero

5) Susanna

6) Felicità
7) Mamma maria
8) Sarà perchè tiamo

9) Gloria

10) Ti amo

11) Che Sarà

12) Mambo Italiano

13) Azzurro

14) Quando quando

15) Confessa

16) Stivali e colbacco
17) Parlami d'amore Mariù

18) Via con me, that's Wonderful
19) Parla più piano (Godfather)

20) La ragazza d'Ipanema
21) Io che non vivo
22) Il mondo
23) Storia d'amore
24) Carina
25) E' solo questione di tempo

26) 20 Km al giorno
27) Guarda che luna
28) I sing amore
29) Permettete Signorina
30) In cerca di te
31) Buona sera signorina

32) Fatti mandare dalla mamma

33) Il Gatto e La Volpe
34) Marina
35) Alghero
36) Guarda Come Dondolo

37) E ho in mente te
38) Acqua Azzurra
39) 10 Ragazze per me
40) Il tempo di morire
41) Tutto Quello che un Uomo

42) Meravigliosa creatura

43) Colpevole

44) Gianna

35) Estate

Napolitan

1) Tu Vuò fa l'americano

2) O surdato'nnammurato

3) Funiculì Funiculà

4) MarìMarì
5) Malafemmena
6) Commefacettemammeta

7) Reginella
8) Maruzzella
9) Osarracino
10) Caravan Petrol
11) Tammuriata nera
12) C'è la luna mezz o mare

13) Tu si na cosa grande pe' me

From classical repertoire

1) Nessun Dorma
2)Parla più Piano(from Godfathe) 3) La donna è mobile
4) Una furtiva lacrima
5) Vesti la giubba
6) Tu ca nun chiangne
7) Dicitencello Vuje
8) O sole mio
9) Torna a Surriente
11) Marechiaro
12) I te vurria Vasa
13) Santa Lucia
14) Santa lucia luntana

 Tarantelle and traditional folk songs from South of Italy

1) U santu paulu meo

2) Lu rusciu di lu mare

3) Fimmine Fimmine

4) Malarazza

5) Brigantesemore

6) Suricill
7) SciuriSciuri

Roman

1) Chitarra romana
2) Roma non fa la stupida st. 

3) Arrivederci Roma
4) Tanto pe Canta

American and English

1)  That's amore

2)  Summertime

3)  All ofme

4)  Pretty Woman

5)  It don't mean a thing

6)  What a wonderful world

7)  Teddy bear

8)  My funny Valentine

9)  Fly me to the moon

10) Suspicious mind
11) Hound Dog

12) Can't help falling in... 

13) Don't
14) Fever
15) Always on my mind

16) If I can dream
17) you can't never tell
18) Love me Tender
19) That's all right mama
20) St. James infermery
21) House of the Rising Sun
22) O Mary don't you weap 

23) Born Free

24) I sing Amore

25) Cheek to cheek

26) My way
27) New york New york

28) Beautiful Love

29) Love (Nat king cole) 

30) Delilah

31) Diana 
32) You are my destiny
33) Carole
34) Crazy little thing called..

35) Sway
36) Moondance
37) Come fly with me
38) I'm just a gigolo 

39) Ring of fire
40) Dance to the end of love 4

41) Sitting in the morning sun 42) Light my fire
43) Bang bang
44) Bring it on home to me
45) Stand by me
46) Hallelujah
47) I put a spell on you

 

Spanish and Latin

1) Bamboleo
2) A mi manera
3) Volando voy

4) Poroppopero

5) Brigitte Bardot

6) Cuando sei Maria Dolores
 

South America

1) Besame Mucho

2) Al cuarto de tula

3) Guantanamera

4) El muerto vivo

5) La bamba

6) Lagrimas por una sonrisa

7) Hasta siempre comandante

8) La colegiala
9) Mariachi
10) Quizas Quizas Quizas
11) Dos Gardenias

12) Lagrimas Negras
13) La cucaracha
14) Historia de un amor

15) Chan chan

16) Desaparecido

17) Clandestino
18) Moliendo cafè
19) Adios muchacho
20) Por una cabeza

 

Frence

1) La vie en rose
2) Un royaume enchanté

Jewish

1) Hava naghila

Russian

1) Ochi chernye

2) Midnight in Moscow

3) Uno momento

4) A Cruel Romance

 

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