Bella Ciao, the famous San Francisco-based six-piece band, plays and sings everyone's Italiano favorites from the late '50s including Nessuno, Tintarella di Luna and Tu Vo Fa L'Americano as well as today's hottest Italian-American hits including the Pasta Song, Blue Italian Skies and Monica from Monaco in a fun-filled show that has everyone livin' la dolce vita.
Mix the music together with their unique song stylings, vocals in English and Italian, and a colorful look and you have the makings of a mambolicious party band that brings out the Italian in all of us.
Bella Ciao's mambolicious musical party is perfect for people who want to get up and dance or just watch the excitement on stage. Of course, every show contains their now legendary pizza-dough-tossing contest where the audience declares the winner.
Bella Ciao is fronted by an incredible female lead vocalist who is reminiscent of the Italiana pop divas of the '60s and instrumentation includes accordion/vocals, drums/vocals, bass/vocals, sax/vocals, guitar/mandolin/vocals.
In 2005, some of Bella Ciao's performances included:
SBC Park (playing the National Anthem before a Giants' game)
El Dorado Hotel's Great Italian festival (Reno)
Cotati Accordion festival
San Francisco Accordion festival
Sattui Winery's annual member dinner/dance
Livermore Wine festival
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.