Thursday, April 4, 2013
Zappacosta is Back
Juno award winner at Bozzini's Restaurant April 25
Released by Mano, Bozzini's Restaurant Chilliwack
appacosta is undeniably one of Canada's premier songwriters and performers, with JUNOs, million sellers, a string of chart topping hits to his credit and a recording and acting career that has spanned over 30 years.
Born in the small town of Sora, Italy (an hour south of Rome), Zappacosta immigrated to Canada with his parents when he was six months old. Deciding upon a music career in his teens, Zappacosta at first set his sights upon being a guitarist –until his vocal prowess and song writing skills were uncovered.
His legacy of hits brought him to the world's attention. "Start Again”, “When I Fall in Love Again” and “Nothing Can Stand In Your Way” became staples on adult contemporary radio. Zappacosta became a Rock Star.
In 1987, Walt Disney's Danger Bay producer approached Zappacosta with a script written specifically for him. The episode "Rock Star" catapulted Zappacosta to a new kind of fame in acting.In the same year, he penned "Overload", which was written and performed exclusively for the multi-platinum soundtrack "Dirty Dancing" and Loverboy recorded Zappacosta's "That's Where The Money Goes" for their Wildside album.
In 1988, he was awarded two JUNO’s for "Album of The Year “and “Most Promising Artist”, an American Music Award for "Most Popular Album of The Year" and a Canadian Publishers Music Association's "Best Rock Star"
As an artist, Zappacosta continued to evolve. The hit songs were originally written for acoustic and jazz presentations. Writing for radio began to rub against his musical integrity and he became frustrated with the demands of music trends. In 1996, Zappacosta broke from the stereotype and began to write the lyrics and melodies that were authentically him.
His recordings since 1996 reflect his mastery at romance, heartfelt lyrics and his advanced knowledge of music. Zappacosta has redefined the live concert experience with intimate and intense showcases. His performances deliver a blend of acoustic, jazz and pop music that hits your heart with the words and your head with soaring melodies.
And the hits that brought Zappacosta to the world's attention, including Nothing Can Stand in Your Way, Passion, When I Fall in Love Again, We Should Be Lovers and Start Again - Zappacosta hasn't turned his back on any of these songs. They are high-quality and fit perfectly into his new music and arrangements.
Zappacosta's latest CD and DVD, Live From Blue Frog Studios captures a recording in front of an intimate audience with his great band finding the heart and soul of his classics and new material. It's a confirmation of Zappacosta’s decisions and directions and showcases him making some of the most dynamic music of his career. No trends, no hype -This is pure music, pure art…pure Zappacosta.
When: Thurs April 25 Doors 6:00
Cost: Tickets $ 22.50 available now
For more information about this show and others, connect with Bozzini's on Facebook here.
Watch a Youtube clip of Zappacosta's previous performance at Bozzini's here.
Visit Zappacosta's website www.iamzappacosta.com
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