Modà is an Italian pop rock band from Milan. Formed in 2002, the band currently consists of lead singer Kekko Silvestre, guitarists Diego Arrigoni and Enrico Zapparoli, bass guitarist Stefano Forcella and drummer Claudio Dirani, here is their song – Scusami ( forgive me )
and the pop version
Modena City Ramblers, founded in 1991, is an italian folk rock band from Modena. Listen to their classic “Bella Ciao”:
Vinicio Capossela is an Italian singer-songwriter. He was born in Germany but moved to Italy at a very young age. Some call him the Italian Tom Waits but his music music is more of a romantic crooner, folk music sound. Vinicio Capossela has just released a new album, Rebetiko Gymnastas. Employing Athens’s finest players, Capossela reprises old songs such as Morna and Con Una Rosa, adding new material and Greek standards. The results are a slow-burn delight, the lyrics “full of retsina and sorrow”, This is the song “Rebettiko Mou” off of his new album.
And it just won’t stop, this guitar evening! Andrea Valeri is an Italian fingerpicking guitarist from Pisa. Listen to his brilliant cover of the classic “Sultans of String” by the Dire Straits:
Umberto Tozzi, born in 1952, is an Italian pop, rock and italo musician from Turin. Listen to his nice song “Ti Amo”, an Italian classic!
And a great remix:
Tazenda is an Italian ethnic pop and rock band from Sardinia, formed in 1988 and is characterized by the influence of traditional Sardinian music. Listen to their lovely piece “Domo Mea”:
Antonio Vivaldi. born in 1678, in Venice was one of the most famous componists and classic pianists. Listen to his christmas song “Gloria in excelsis deo”:
Bud Spencer Blues Explosion(BSBE) is a Blues Punk- Blues Rock band formed 2007 in Rome / Italy . Here is their song “Squarciagola”
You might remember “We No Speak Americano”, one of the hits of the summer 2010 (at least in Europe). Today I found out it is based on a song by Renato Carosone from the 1950s, “Tu Vuò Fa’ L’Americano”!
Click on “continue reading” below to listen to the 2010 version of the song and an amazing remix!
You’ve never heard about “Neue Volksmusik”? It’s the mix of (alpine) bavarian and austrian folk music with new influences as jazz, hip-hop and rock. And one of the best known represantives is Herbert Pixner from Meran, South Tyrol.
Komisch Pannonisch, 2010