PATRIZIA

PATRIZIA

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SOCAN award winning PATRIZIA juxtaposes a classically trained emotive, multi dimensional 4 octave voice to pop, rock, dance and electro instrumentation.The winner of Toronto Exclusive Magazine Awards “Artist of the year 2010” PATRIZIA is often referred as the female version of Freddie Mercury.

Biography

IndieCan - “Holy f****! Do you believe what you just saw and heard?”

Joe Chishom of Indiecan –“ the female version of Freddie Mercury”

Kerry Doole (Tandemnews) " ..Patrizia has the looks and voice of a true diva... “

CBC Radio 3 - "PATRIZIA is proving herself as one of Canada's premiere talents...Canada's Next Sensation "

David Farrell – FYI Music- “More erocative than provocative is Italian-born, Thunder Bay-raised Patrizia, who’s eye-popping looks and smooth as soft ice-cream four-octave pipes have won her invitations from Bravo and Fashion TV, as well as attention from the CBC…”

Caitlin Hotchkiss (Chart Attack Magazine – CMW Live Showcase Review)
“….the audience was fascinated and riveted…”

ACCOLADES

#1 SOCAN Award

#1 Song on Bravo! Videos - Temptation

#2 song on Bravo!Videos - Desperation

Artist of the year 2010 - Toronto Exclusive Magazine Awards

Best Toronto Pop Song "I won't stop believin" -Toronto Exclusive Magazine Awards

BravoFact Presents: The Best Canadian Female Vocalists.

One of the top 10 Movers and Shakers in Canadian Music to watch for! - Gwntertaiment magazine

One of the 10 Best Female Rock Artists 2010 - MadeMan.com

RADIO - TV - INTERVIEWS - FEATURES

CBC Radio
CHUM City TV
Fashion Television
CHUM' CP24
Bravo! TV
TLN TV
Global TV
Omni One TV
Chin TV
Sun TV
Classic Fm TV (UK)
CLASSICAL 96.3 FM (CLASSICAL TV)

PERFORMANCES

Nathan Phillips Square
Cavalcade of Lights
Metro Convention Centre
WinterCity Festival
FAT ( Alternative Fashion Week)
Taste of the Danforth Festival
Taste of Toronto Entertainment District
CMW
NXNE
Capitol Theatre
Contact East 2009 etc..

BIO
Fuse a glorious 4-octave voice to the frame of the petite, smoulderingly beautiful, Italian-born PATRIZIA and you get what CBC Radio 3 is calling “Canada's Next Sensation!” Juxtaposing her rare dramatic coloratura soprano vocal prowess with rock, pop, techno and electro instrumentation, PATRIZIA pioneers a genre few could have ever dreamt of, and even fewer could hope to pull off! A bona fide diva, PATRIZIA owns the stage like a rock star, leaving her audiences breathless, while seamlessly instilling in them her passion for a classic performance art!

Growing up a staunch rock n' roller, PATRIZIA paid her dues fronting rock bands -- until one perception-shattering moment: she heard a recording of the legendary soprano Maria Callas for the first time! Stunned by the power, beauty and range of emotion in what she heard, PATRIZIA immersed herself in opera, heart and soul. Seeking out the guidance of world-class instructors, PATRIZIA developed her incredible voice with trainers like Stephanie Bogle, John Hess, Stuart Hamilton, Alisa Palmer, Tom Diamond and Paula Suozzi, to name just a few, and subsequently starred in numerous operatic productions. Despite earning critical praise from her peers for her distinctive vocals and explosive stage presence, PATRIZIA could not let go of her first love: rock music. Upon realizing this creative void in her life, the concept of marrying her two greatest musical lovers was like having a light switch flipped 'on,' - this was what she was meant to do all along!

And what response! From vision to reality, PATRIZIA worked tirelessly to bring rock opera to life, and has a mile-long list of accomplishments and accolades to prove that, yes, the world needed this! Her first single Rage produced by the late Kenny McLean of Platinum Blonde led the way for PATRIZIA’s first album, “The Edge of Emotion,” produced by Paul Milner (Eddy Grant, Keith Richards, I Mother Earth) a collection of the most celebrated classical arias, performed with fire, attitude and precision, set to classic rock instrumentation. Her last release, “My Beloved,” took PATRIZIA's rock opera vision to a whole new level, this time adding modern rock hits and even original songs next to revamped classical pieces. Produced by 5-time Grammy winner Steve Thompson (Metallica, Guns n' Roses, Madonna), the record truly brought to life her belief that opera is a living art form, integrable with rock, metal and industrial sounds, commanding, hip and important as ever.

PATRIZIA has also brought her passion to TV: her first video, “Rage” was featured at the 2001 Italian Film Festival and charted on Bravo! Television, where her second video, “Temptation” reached #1! Her most recent video, “Desperation” charted at #2 and was featured on BravoFact Presents: The Best Canadian Female Vocalists. Subsequently, she received a SOCAN award for her #1 song on Bravo! She has also been featured on OMNI1's Noi Oggi and even Fashion Television for her performance of Carmen's Habanera at FAT (Alternative Fashion Week), where she dou

Lyrics

I Won't Stop Believin'

Written By: Patrizia/Daigle/Kiofos/Themelkos

I WON’T STOP BELIEVIN’

[VERSE 1]
I’ve been afraid
But look at me now at all the changes
Let me explain
I put it to rest, everything they’ve been sayin’
I’ve been a fake
But look at me now and believe me
I’m not afraid
To live this life any way that I choose

[CHORUS]
I was trapped in a box
I was kicking and screaming in pain
With no way out
Beggin’ and pleadin’
Broken and bleedin’ away, away
Won’t let them take my voice away
Until my dyin’, my dyin’ day
I won’t stop believin’

[VERSE 2]
I made my escape
Into the light from the shadows and darkness
Everything’s changed
I put it to rest and I’m no longer waitin’
Put a name to the face
I ain’t lookin’ back and believe me
I’m not afraid
Gonna live this life like there’s nothin’ to lose

[CHORUS]

[Bridge]
This time I’m gonna make the rules
I’m gonna break through
I’m gonna show you the way
I won’t stop believin’

[CHORUS]

Zombie

Written By: Dolores O'Riordan

Another head hangs lowly,
Child is slowly taken.
And violence caused such silence,
Who are we mistaken?

But you see, it's not me, it's not my family.
In your head, in your head they are fighting,
With their tanks and their bombs,
And their bombs and their guns.
In your head, in your head, they are crying...

In your head, in your head,
Zombie, zombie, zombie,
Hey, hey, hey. What's in your head,
In your head,
Zombie, zombie, zombie?
Hey, hey, hey, hey, oh, dou, dou, dou, dou, dou...

Another mother's breakin',
Heart is taking over.
When violence causes silence,
We must be mistaken.

It's the same old theme since nineteen-sixteen.
In your head, in your head they're still fighting,
With their tanks and their bombs,
And their bombs and their guns.
In your head, in your head, they are dying...

In your head, in your head,
Zombie, zombie, zombie,
Hey, hey, hey. What's in your head,
In your head,
Zombie, zombie, zombie?
Hey, hey, hey, hey, oh, oh, oh,
Oh, oh, oh, oh, hey, oh, ya, ya-a...

On the brink

Written By: Patrizia

I'm on the edge
I feel the grip
my pulse begins to run cold
I'm on the brink
I'm melting down
I hear the sirens going off

Chorus
I want to run
I have no choice
Forced to look
as it comes down

I'm on the edge
I'm looking down
I see the end at my door
I'm on the brink
I'm melting down
I see the blade drawing near

Chorus
I want to run
I have no choice
Forced to look
as it comes down

Repeat chorus…

My Beloved

Written By: Patrizia

"I am here,
do not weep,
the night has come to take you home.
Rest your head in my arms,
I have drank all your tears
to quench your pain

My beloved
how long
must I roam here
when you're gone?
I'll count the days until we meet again

Oooh!

I am here,
do not fear
the night has come to take you home
Lay your head upon my heart
can you feel all my love for you?

My beloved
how long
must I roam here
when you're gone?
I'll count the days until we meet again

Discography

I Won't Stop Believin - 2010 -digital release
My Beloved - 2008
The Edge Of Emotion - 2005
Defiance - 2003

Set List

One hour set or 2 sets of 30 minutes.

Rage intro
Fury
I won't stop believin
On the Brink
Zombie - Cranberries
Temptation
Creep
Ashes and Dust
Desperation
Defiance
Goodbye
My Beloved -
Ave Maria - dance techno rock version

Patrizia can also perform to recorded instrumental music for certain events