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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

An interview with Il Volo, who play Jacob's Pavilion on Tuesday

Posted By on Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 5:37 PM


Il Volo formed in 2009 to compete on the popular Italian talent show, Ti Lascio Una Canzone, on which they established themselves as a trio of incredible tenors. After the show, the three young singers, Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto, and Gianluca Ginoble, decided to stay together and called themselves “il volo,” meaning “flight” in Italian. The group is gaining popularity fast with its first, self-titled album having reached gold. It's now climbing to platinum status back in Italy. Their album is a combination of original songs and classics including, “O Sole Mio,” “Per te,” and “Smile,” originally composed by Charlie Chaplin for his film, Modern Times. Boschetto recently spoke about the tour, which comes to Jacob's Pavilion at Nautica at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Tickets range from $40 to $80.

Where are you originally from?
I was born in Bologna, Italy, but I moved to Sicily. In Sicily, I started to study music.

How did Il Volo form?
I auditioned for an Italian contest where I met Piero and Gianluca. The producer of the program decided to put our voices together and from there Il Volo was born and I started to sing professionally. It’s been almost three and a half years.

What would you call your type of music?
Our genre is “pop lyric.” You could compare the mix of the three tenors to the Jonas Brothers.

What kind of audience do you usually perform for? How do you feel about your fans?
At our concerts, you can find every kind of age. You kind find the little girls, and older woman anywhere from 2 years old to 92. We are so happy because they love us and we love them.

What is your favorite kind of music?
I listen to every kind of music, because I love all music. I love jazz, I love blues, I love rock, and I often listen to Michael Buble.

Are you working on a new album?
Yes, we already recorded it in Rome. It’s going to be a really beautiful album with very new music. It’s going to be a surprise.

How are you preparing for your current tour?
We are preparing with vocal exercises. We study everyday our music and songs every day to be ready.

Is it still enjoyable to sing?
Yes, we started this career thinking it would be really hard, and it is, but we are doing this with passion. We are not thinking about business or just money, but we love what we are doing. It is a dream come true. We hope to bring our emotion to our fans. It is our goal.

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