Alfredo Malabello
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Alfredo Malabello

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | INDIE | AFM

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia | INDIE | AFM
Established on Jan, 2012
Solo Pop Singer/Songwriter

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As far as birthdays go, Alfredo Malabello will probably always find it hard to beat his 50th. That was the day late last year when the Perth singer and piano man signed on the dotted line for his debut album, Ciao Bella.
Those who followed the 2009 SBS crime series Carla Cametti PD, starring Diana Glenn and Vince Colosimo, might remember
Malabello as the singing cook, Leo Cametti. It was his first acting gig and since then Malabello has appeared in
more than two dozen movies, short films and video clips, most of them local. Oddly, it was the SBS show - rather than an extensive musical performance career - which sparked the idea for the Ciao Bella album. "I have played many of the songs all over the world," says the musician whose decades-old piano man career has seen him play for royalty, in stately homes and watch the unfolding of Melbourne's gangland underbelly from behind the keys.

Through his own choosing, the classic Italian and English songs from Ciao Bella are old-fashioned, dating back to the late 60s and 70s. "I learnt these songs growing up in an Italian family but the versions on the album have been rearranged and are more lush," he says. "Fantastic songs have been written and these are beautiful ones. It doesn't mean you can't make them your own with an arrangement. It's nice to let some of them back into the light sometimes. "At the same time, this was about pleasing myself. You have to be happy with songs before you can perform them and give them their own life and say 'this is me'."Ciao Bella, which has just been released, contains three originals which Malabello co-wrote with local collaborators William Reid, Darren Halifax, Roy Martinez and Abramo Pietropaolo. Halifax recorded the album in Perth's Satellite Recording Studio and Martinez produced the album.

A seasoned live performer, Malabello says that by starting his recording career later in life, at 50 he feels more mentally,
spiritually, musically and emotionally ready for the next step, more so than if this had happened when he was much younger. - The West Australian Newspaper


TELEVISION
Carla Cametti PD 2010 Leo Cametti SBS - Buongiorno
(Director: Ian Watson)
Underbelly Files 2011 Vito Channel 9
(Director: Grant Brown)
Tricky Business 2012 Mario Macguire Channel 9
(Director: Shawn Seet)
MOVIES
Dripping In Chocolate 2011 Eduardo UKTV FOXTEL
(Director: Mark Joffe)
(Starring David Wenham)
Dead Europe 2011 Paul (older Paul) Dead Europe Prods
(Written by Christos Tsiolkas)
(Director Tony Krawitz)
TV COMMERCIAL
We put The U in CGU 2010 "Rocco The Barrista" CGU Insurance
(Director: Ryan Renshaw)
SHORT FILM
16 indie short films Usually lead roles PAC/FTI/Independent
San Escuridao Gus Morelli Peter T Clarke/Gregg Johnson
The Infidels Tom Churchill Soul Films
CORPORATE
Canning Coalition Conference "On screen" Presenter The Canning Coalition
TRAINING
PAC Screen Workshops 2006 to 2008
Scene Study with Bruno Lucia 2004
Voice and Acting Workshops New York 1993,94,95
AWARDS
Best Actor - ECU - The Big Shave - Fat Tony - Movie...Stackel In The Bowels - Alfredo Malabello - Actor CV


Discography

2010 - Ciao Bella - Album - Italian/English - Universal Music Australia.
27 Weeks in the top 20 National Jazz and Blues Charts - Peaked at number 4.

2011 - The Two Of Us - Album - Italian/English - Universal Music Australia. 
11 Weeks in the top 20 National Jazz and Blues Charts - Peaked at number 2.

2013 - On A Beach Somewhere - single - independent release 
2013 - Shy - single - single - independent release
2013 - A Time For Us - single - independent release
2013 - More Than A Woman - single - independent release
2013 - I Just Wanna Stop - single - independent release

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Alfredo Malabello is Australias very own Italian son of song, and with over 30 years experience on stages around the world, has earned himself a reputation as one of Australias most remarkable live artists.

Hot on the heels of his highly successful 2010 debut album Ciao Bella, released after signing a record deal with Universal Music Australia on the day of his 50th birthday, Alfredo returns with a new album The Two Of Us. Alfredo is a man of many talents, and although he has recently acted inthe acclaimed SBS series Carla Cametti PD, as well as in Channel Nines successful Underbelly Files, his next journey sees him returning to his passion for music. When its just me and my piano, you get to the real heart of who I am.

Born to immigrant Italian parents, Sydney-based Alfredo is a true citizen of the world, and his colourful career has transported him to many places across the globe. Ive played in cities as varied as New York, Nashville, Tokyo, Milan, Dusseldorf, Saint Moritz, Munich, Rome, London, and all over Australia of course. What a trip its been!

Alfredo has earned a reputation as one of Australias most remarkable live artists. He has performed at VIP parties for Canadian crooner Michael Bubl, hes entertained guests at a lavish ceremony to celebrate the opening of the 2011 Formula One in Melbourne, and hes also shared a stage with Tina Arena and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at The Sydney Opera House, one of the world's premier concert venues. Tina used to come and sing with me in a small bar in Melbourne in the late 1980s, and it was a special moment when she recently chose me to sing The Prayer with her, backed by grand sixty piece orchestra. It was a glorious highlight in my career.

Along with his credentials on stage, Alfredo has also cemented his status as an exceptional recording artist. His 2010 debut album Ciao Bella peaked at Number 4 on the Jazz and Blues chart in Australia, spending an astounding twenty-seven weeks in the Top Twenty. I was pleasantly surprised with the success of Ciao Bella, and Im thrilled Im able to connect with so many people. And with The Two Of Us, Alfredo will have this opportunity once more.