Bella Ciao

Bella Ciao

 San Francisco, California, USA
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Bella Ciao plays retro Italiano swing and pop from the late ‘50s as well as today's hottest Italian-American hits in a mambolicious, fun-filled, all-ages show that has everyone livin' la dolce vita.

Biography

Bella Ciao plays retro Italiano swing and pop from the late ‘50s as well as today's hottest Italian-American hits in a mambolicious, fun-filled, all-ages show that has everyone livin' la dolce vita.

Bella Ciao’s expansive repertoire includes such classics as Tu Vuo Fa L’Americano, Nessuno, Mambiambo and Marina as well as other timeless favorites including the Pasta Song, Blue Italian Skies and Tintarella di Luna.

Along with the great music, Bella Ciao’s fabulous show includes a pizza-dough-tossing contest where the audience decides the winner.

The six-piece Bella Ciao band is fronted by the incredible Mimi Lee Ferrari who is reminiscent of the Italiana pop divas of the period. Instrumentation includes accordion/vocals, drums/vocals, bass/vocals, sax/vocals.

Bella Ciao has performed at:
Reno Italian festival (5 times)
The North Beach festival (twice)
Stockton Asparagus festival (twice)
Pacifica FogFest (twice)
The Union St. Festival
San Francisco Italian festival (headliners three years straight)
San Jose Italian festival (three times)
Portland Italian festival
…and many more

In 2006, Bella Ciao became the first band in America to perform the Italian National Anthem at a major league baseball stadium! (AT&T Park, San Francisco) and they also played the National Anthem the night Barry Bonds broke the home-run record.

In 2005, Bella Ciao signed with the prestigious Festa Records label and on September 1 of that year, released the CD, Legends of the Italian Lounge. Two songs from that highly successful CD were placed on the Grammy Nomination Ballot!

Their second CD, Festivus Italiano, was released in June, 2009 and the hit song Mambiambo made it onto the 2009 Grammy nomination ballot.

Bella Ciao's hit, the Pasta Song, was used in a national TV commercial for carrabba's Italian restaurant.

Bella Ciao is based in San Francisco and can travel anywhere. Bella Ciao is represented by All Things Accordion and for additional information on Bella Ciao, please visit us at www.ladyofspain.com or contact Tom Torriglia at 415 440 0800 or at tom@ladyofspain.com.

Discography

Legends of the Italian Lounge
Festivus Italiano

Set List

Current Songs

1. ** Pizza Contest**C'e' la Luna-G
2. Be My Little Baby -E
3. Bella Ciao-Am
4. Blame it on the Bossa Nova-B
5. Blue Italian Skies-G
6. Bongo Bongo-C
7. Confidenziale-E
8. Funiculi-C-
9. Isabella-C
10. Italian National Anthem
11. It Had Better Be Tonight-Cm
12. Mambiambo-E
13. Mambo Italiano-Am
14. Mamma-A
15. Marcello-G
16. Marina-F
17. Minestrone Song-G
18. Monica-Gm
19. Nessuno-G
20. Oh Marie-C
21. On An Evening in Roma-Duet
22. Papa Loves Mambo-Cm
23. Pasta Song-Dm
24. Pizza Guy-G
25. Quando Quando-G
26. Rina/Danielle-G
27. Sofia
28. Soldi-Em
29. Sway-Gm
30. Tarantella/Curly-C
31. Tintarella Di Luna-F
32. TuVoFa-E
33. You Rascal You
34. Wine Song-Am
35. C’e na luna Mezzo mare-G
36. Hit the Road Jack
37. Mamma Look
38. Maria Bella
39. My Italian Gigolo
40. Roman Holiday
41. Volare
42. Sausage Song
...and many more