Fabrizio Cammarata

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Fabrizio Cammarata
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Born (1982-05-08) May 8, 1982 (age 41)
Years active2007-Present

Fabrizio Cammarata (born May 8, 1982) is an Italian singer-songwriter and musician. As of 2020, he has released 6 albums, debuting in 2007 with his former band The Second Grace.[1] He has toured Europe extensively and has also toured the USA, Canada and Mexico.[2]

The Second Grace (2007)

The Second Grace's eponymous album was released in 2007 by Edel Records.[3] The single Antananarive had significant airplay in Italy in Spring 2007, thanks to its sync to an Italian pasta brand's commercial which featured both the song and Cammarata performing it.[4]

The band's first tour to the U.S. in 2008 brought them to perform (the first of five editions, to date) at South by South By Southwest in Austin, TX.[5]

Rooms (2011)

Fabrizio Cammarata went solo in 2010, resulting the following year in his first international release, Rooms, an album produced byJ.D. Foster[6], an American producer who had previuosly worked with Calexico, Patty Griffin, Marc Ribot, Cassandra Wilson, Dwight Yoakam, Richmond Fontaine. The album was released by German independent label Panmondial[7], and distributed worldwide by Rough Trade.[8] In 2012-2013 Cammarata performed as the opening act for Patti Smith, Ben Harper,[2] Xavier Rudd, Iron & Wine, Tamikrest and James Morrison.[6]

On April 23, 2012, in Rome, Cammarata was part of the backing band for the only Italian date of late singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston.[9]

Skint And Golden (2014)

In 2014 Cammarata and Manchester-based guitarist Paolo Fuschi released the soul album Skint And Golden. [1] In May, 2015, in Paris, he would open Hindi Zahra's concert at La Cigale.

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Born (1982-05-08) May 8, 1982 (age 41)
Years active2007-Present
Haldern Pop
Striker Entertainment
Fabrizio Cammarata
Associated actsThe Second Grace
Daniel Johnston
Paolo Fuschi

In Your Hands & Un Mondo Raro (2016)

Traveling extensively through Latin America, Cammarata started to take an interest in Mexican culture and in the traditional song La Llorona, his rendition of which would become a permanent fixture in his concerts since 2009, and which he would record for the EP In Your Hands.[10]

Together with friend and fellow Italian singer-songwriter Dimartino, he would pay homage to one of the most famous Mexican artists, Chavela Vargas, in an album (Un Mondo Raro) which features some of the late singer's songs translated into Italian,[11] as well as in a novel based on her life (Un mondo raro. Vita e incanto di Chavela Vargas).[12]

In 2016 he collaborated with British artist Piers Faccini, on the album I Dreamed An Island, co-writing part of the song Anima, in Sicilian language.

Of Shadows (2017)

Cammarata's fifth album is 2017's Of Shadows, his most intimate, with the single Long Shadows counting 1.7 million streams on Spotify, as to January 2020. The album was produced by Dani Castelar (who had previously worked with Paolo Nutini, Editors, R.E.M. and Michael Jackson).[13]. On July 15, 2008, during Damien Rice's concert in Zafferana Etnea, Cammarata was invited to sing a song in Sicilian language by Rosa Balistreri, Mi Votu E Mi Rivotu.[14]

Lights (2019)

As a theme counterpart to Of Shadows, in March 2019 Cammarata released Lights, a more orchestrated work, also produced by Dani Castelar.[15] Between 2017 and 2019 Cammarata has toured Europe with many international acts such as Villagers, The Paper Kites and Meg Mac.

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External Links


  1. "Fabrizio Cammarata's Discography". Discogs.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Neale, Matthew. ""Into the shadows: DiS meets Fabrizio Cammarata"". drownedinsound.com.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. Brown, Marisa (2007). "AllMusic Review by Marisa Brown". allmusic.com.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. "Tortellini Fini ad: "Antananarive" - The Second Grace".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. "SXSW 2008 Festival Lineup".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. 6.0 6.1 van den Wildenberg, Norman. "Sicilian singer-songwriter Fabrizio Cammarata's new album out next winter". Maxazine.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. "panmondial Label | Releases | Discogs".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. "Fabrizio Cammarata & The Second Grace - Rooms - Folk Met Een Exotisch Tintje". Indie Style.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. Salomone, Daniele. "Recensione concerto Daniel Johnston Roma Piper Club 23 aprile 2012". On Stage.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. "Video Premiere: Fabrizio Cammarata - In Your Hands". Folk Radio.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. "Un Mondo Raro". Romaeuropa Festival.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. Cammarata, Di Martino, Fabrizio, Antonio (2016). Un mondo raro. Vita e incanto di Chavela Vargas. La Nave di Teseo. ISBN 8893441187.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  13. "L'amore infranto di Fabrizio Cammarata in "Of Shadows"". Billboard IT.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  14. Cassia, Lejila. "Interview with Fabrizio Cammarata before the Concerto at the Zò". Sicilian Magpie.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  15. Merricks, Tim. "Fabrizio Cammarata "Lights"". Americana UK.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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