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The Bella Ciao band performs the hottest
Italian-American hits including their first-ballot,
Grammy-nominated songs Blue
Italian Skies and Mambiambo; the Pasta Song, Monica from Monaco and more, in a fun-filled, all-ages show that has everyone livin'
la dolce vita.
Bella Ciao is the
only band in America to have played both the Italian National Anthem and
American National Anthem at a major league baseball park. In 2007, Bella Ciao
played the American National Anthem the night Barry Bonds broke the all-time
home run record. Watch the video, below
Bella Ciao is the only band in America to have played both the Italian National Anthem and American National Anthem at a major league baseball park. In 2007, Bella Ciao played the American National Anthem the night Barry Bonds broke the all-time home run record. Watch the video, below.
Bella Ciao looks forward to performing for your next event. Bella Ciao
plays weddings! What fun!
Above are two short Bella Ciao videos. The one on the left features the fabulous Signora Laura Ficaro on the classic song, Roman Holiday. The one on the right features band leader Tom Torriglia performing the famous Italian-hit, Marina. Bella Ciao is a 6-piece band. Instrumentation includes accordion, a female lead vocalist, electric bass, electric guitar and mandolin, sax, and drums. Bella Ciao is based in San Francisco but can travel to anywhere people want to have a good time.
Over the past 10 years,
Bella Ciao has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with other great
Italian-American musical acts including:
Ray Massa and the Eurorhythms,
Lena Prima, and more!
The new CD from Bella Ciao,
Festivus Italiano, is here and contains such
The new CD from Bella Ciao, Festivus Italiano, is here and contains such hits asOh Marie, Mambiambo, Rina and Danielle Polka, Sway, It Had Better Be Tonight, Blame it on the Bossa Nova and many more. Read all about it HE RE!
Read the mention in Leah Garchik's column in the
Review of Festivus Italiano in the Sons of Italy-California edition newspaper
Hear clips and read about each exciting track of Festivus Italiano by clicking HERE
If you would like to have more information on booking Bella Ciao, please don't hesitate to call Tom Torriglia at 415 440 0800.
Saw you folks at Cotati, Outstanding music!! Bella Ciao is smooth, professional, and fun. Your timing is incredible. Missed you at the Reno Italian Festival, If I'd known you were going to be there, I would have been there.
Jim Shelly October, 2005
I thoroughly enjoyed hearing "Bella Ciao" Sunday (October 9, 2005) at the El Dorado Cabaret. Remo Minato, Portland Italian Festival
You folks did an
outstanding job! The folks at the ACR (Accordion Club of the Redwoods) are far
from the toughest crowd you'll play for, BUT they don't "give away" standing
ovations. You folks EARNED those ovations. We all had a super time. Thank you
Iheard you play on Sunday, June 5 (2005) and fell in love with your band! Renee D'Anna
"From toe-tapping tarantella to the familiar musical interrogatory, 'Quando, Quando, Quando?' Bella Ciao's debut at Copia (Napa, CA) was well received by an enthusiastic crowd."-Pierce Carson, Napa Valley register 08/23/02** Read the whole review**
In addition, Bella Ciao has performed at Copia Center for the Arts in Napa as part of a musical concert series, the world-renowned Purple Onion in San Francisco, and even hip nightclubs like San Francisco's VooDoo Lounge and Club Deluxe.
In 2005, Bella Ciao signed with Festa Records and on September 1, released their latest CD, Legends of the Italian Lounge.
Bella Ciao is represented by All Things Accordion. Bella Ciao is based in San Francisco and can travel anywhere.
Thanks, Tom! Bella Ciao was a highlight of
We'd love to have you back.
-Ann Samuelson, Stockton Asparagus Festival. May 5, 2006---Bella
Ciao did return in April of '07 to thunderous applause!
-Ann Samuelson, Stockton Asparagus Festival. May 5, 2006---Bella Ciao did return in April of '07 to thunderous applause!
From comments at CD Baby...
author: larry Stelmach
Legends of the Italian Lounge...Great CD!!
Can't stop playing it. Love it!!
We did see this band perform at the Italian Festival in Reno Nev. Enjoyed seeing and listening to them very, very much!!!.....Everybody else there did also!!...They had people smiling and dancing in street! Had to buy their CD!!author: Scott Powell
Like Larry, My wife and I see Bella Ciao at the Italian Festival in Reno. They are the main reason we go there every year. Also their latest album, Festivus Italiano is great! We put their albums on when we do housework and do more dancing then housework.