7pm doors, 8pm show
Songs from the soundtrack of an Italian Summer
A retrospective of the life and music of Lucio Battisti – the Italian songwriter you need to know about!
Lucio Battisti was an icon of the Italian popular song – those of us with even just a thread of Italian heritage adore him – his songs made up the soundtracks of our Italian summers and the summers of 60 million other Italians from 1969 to 1994 – the songs were simply a part of our lives – heck, so bright a star was he they even named a planet after him – 9115Battisti!
Progetto Battisti is a group of Sydney musicians who adore the songs of Lucio Battisti – we’ve driven from Rome to Nettuno with the top down on the cinquecento singing Balla Linda at the top of our lungs, we’ve danced a liscio at the discoteca with a new summer love to Perché nó? and Io vorrei, non vorrei, we’ve jumped on the vespa and headed towards the lido with Ancora tu still ringing in our ears, we’ve sat around campfires (yes we have!) under the stars on the night of Ferragosto and sung la Canzone del Sole and 30 years later we’ve cried our eyes out to Amarsi un pó … and in this 20th anniversary year of his way too early passing we invite you to fall, like we all did, for the unashamedly lovely and sweet songs of Battisti. Featuring Danilo Sidari, Emilio Lomonaco, Nadia Piave, Mauro Colombis, JessCiampa and GinoPengue.