Toni Lumiella

Toni Lumiella

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Italian Powerpop and rock that goes underneath your skin, and touching Canzonis with a breath of Cantautore. Check www.tonilumiella.com

Biography

a dream becomes reality

I got my first guitar by age eleven from my father. The neck had more about a banana than the instruments of my idols Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt of Status Quo. Well, don't wonder, it was a classic guitar with steel string! I really didn't care even if that was incredible hard for my fingers. I was just the happiest kid of the world! Since then playing guitar and singing became my biggest passion. With fourteen years I had my first band, playing really acoustic.

With my first salary and my savings I was able to buy my first electric guitar – a meaningful moment not only for my but my parents, brothers and sisters and the whole neighbourhood…no more silence!

Two souls in one body; on the one side the rebel, loud, extrovert, on the other side the melancholy, calm and introvert.
Extrovert: In the 80ies I was a real hardrocker with long hair, tight jeans. Until the beginning of the 90ies I played and sang melodic hardrock.
Introvert: Folk, Blues, Country and Ragtime were also a very important part of me a that time.

In the middle of the 90ies I began to open to different music styles, especially Funk, followed by groovy styles like R'n'B, Soul and Acid Jazz. I liked to play in different bands the different styles and to mix it all up in my own band, with acoustic and electric. Every instrument gave me other world of possibilities to express myself.

Since learning my first chords on the guitar, I was starting writing songs. The lyrics were quiet always in english. I was grown bilingual, italian and swiss german. So it was a natural process to start writing and singing in italian to be able to express better deeper feelings and to play around with words and meanings. I'm sure to have found my musical destiny. Were this travel will go I don't know but I will follow to play only my own songs. Songs with themes that are touching me. In the styles of rock and pop with different influences.
Composing has become something like a meditation, writing lyrics kind of overcoming a personal situation.

The possibility to work with world class musicians like Alfredo Golino (Laura Pausini /Eros Ramazzotti) and Paolo Costa (Nek) and technicians like Jon Jacobs (Laura Pausini/Nek/Elvis Costello), Reto Peter (Green Day/Black Eyed Peas) and Howie Weinberg (Nirvana/Rammstein/Sheryl Crow) was an incredible experience and motivation. Sogno reale – a dream come true, the title of the actual album.

Lyrics

Sogno reale

Written By: Toni Lumiella

If you need traductions of the lyrics please contact me.

Stand up with pride

Written By: Toni Lumiella

Stand up with pride

Yes, I love the nights like this
So clear, it seems you could touch the stars.
But then I think of all the people that
have nothing but their lives, under this sky.

Chorus:
If we stand up with pride.
Our voices will be heard.
Together we are strong,
to help them to help themselves.

Don’t look away, hey, we have to understand,
that no pray will help, it’s hell they’re going through.
In a world, yeah, where only money roles
Let’s use it, for something we really can be proud of.

Chorus:
If we stand up with pride.
Our voices will be heard.
Together we are strong,
to help them to help themselves.

Everyone can give a little.
This little gets huge, little by little.
Why should we wait, let’s start together.
Right now, right here, lets overcome, lets overcome.

Chorus:
If we stand up with pride
Our voices will be heard.
Together we are strong
to help them to to help themselves, to survive with pride.

What you’re waiting for?

Discography

Toni Lumiella - SOGNO REALE (album, Nov 2006)
Toni Lumiella - MA DIMMI COME FAI (Single in Switzerland, 2006, 2007)
Toni Lumiella - SE LO SAI (Single in Italy, 2007)

Set List

All own songs. We have 24 songs from 3:30 to 4:40 (minutes: seconds). We can play around 2 hours...how you like...1 Set, 2 Sets (usually 45-50 Minutes each), 3 Sets (usually 30-35 Minutes each)