Popular Italian crooner Mario Biondi in concert during his “Sun Tour” in Rome’s Auditorium
Mario Biondi (born Mario Ranno, January 28th, 1971 in Sicily) is an Italian singer-crooner. During his younger days he played in several choirs. He achieved fame in 2006 with his album “Handful of Soul” and in 2013 released a new album called “Sun” plus his current project called “Mario Christmas” which contains 8 cover songs.
His warm, mellow and deep voice has been compared to that of Lou Rawls, Isaac Hayes and Barry White. During Rome’s sold-out concert, thanks also to the folks over at www.fepgroup.it, Biondi was backed up on stage by “The Italian Jazz Players” band, a group made up of 8 fine musicians in the “Santa Cecilia” hall of Rome’s Auditorium (an approproate hall seeing that Cecilia is the patron saint of musicians and singers). Biondi’s concert consisted of a 2 hour-plus show filled with 24 songs from the likes of Stevie Wonder and Burt Bacharach.