ROY ORTUSO proudly presents
“One of the most celebrated Italian Singer/Songwriters of modern times"
Direct from Italy - Touring Australia in May 2018

He is one of the most celebrated Italian Singer/Songwriter with a strong international presence that has influenced International popular music - he is TOTO CUTUGNO…a man that is responsible for some of the great Italian songs that shaped a generation, notably the worldwide anthem hit “L’ITALIANO”, “SERENATA”, “SOLI”, “LE MAMME” and “SOLO NOI”. He won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1990 with the song “INSIEME” for which he wrote both lyrics and music.....a presence that has bridged musical styles in a way that has never been equalled. TOTO CUTUGNO promises to deliver the songs, the voice and the style that is uniquely Italian to generations of lovers of Italian music worldwide. TOTO CUTUGNO is Touring Australia in May 2018, proudly presented by ROY ORTUSO. Tickets on Sale

TOTO CUTUGNO was born Salvatore Cutugno, in the northern Tescan town of Fosdinovo. A drummer as a youth, he turned to songwriting in the early '70s, and went on to compose hits for such European stars as Joe Dassin, Mireille Mathieu, Dalida, Johnny Halliday, Michel Sardou, Claude François and Gigliola Cinquetti. He also performed his material with his own band Albatross and, in 1976, the band released its self-titled debut album.

That same year, Albatross (performing the song "L'ALBATROSS") placed third at the San Remo Music Festival. They were back again in 1977, performing “GRAN PREMIO", since then TOTO CUTUGNO has visited the event on no less than a dozen further occasions. A solo artist now, he claimed victory just once, in 1980 with “SOLO NOI" ("Only Us"). However, he placed second in 1984 with “SERENATA" ("Serenade"), in 1987 with “FIGLI" ("Sons"), in 1988 with “EMOZIONI” ("Emotions"), and in 1989 with “LE MAMME" ("The Mothers"). A prolific recording artist throughout the '80s, his album releases included 1980s solo debut “VOGLIO L’ANIMA”, “INNAMORATA, INNAMORATO, INNAMORATI”, “LA MIA MUSICA”, “L’ITALIANO”, “MEDITERRANEO”, “COFANETTO” and others.

1990 saw TOTO CUTUGNO return to the San Remo event, performing alongside Ray Charles. His “GLI AMORI” (recorded by Ray Charles as "Good Love Gone Bad") finished runner-up once again, but a greater triumph was just around the corner, as TOTO CUTOGNO's “INSIEME 1992" ("Together 1992"), a song celebrating the upcoming unification of Europe's EEC membership, won the Eurovision Song Contest. His next album, “INSIEME”, understandably remains TOTO CUTOGNO’s best known. His awards and achievements have included San Remo Music Festival Winner, Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest, represented Italy in the Eurovision Sing Contest in 1990 and Eurovision Song Contest presenter with Gigiliola Cinquetti in 1991. During the 1990’s and beyond he released “NON E’ FACILE ESSERE UORNINI” (1992), “VOGLIO ANDARE A VIVERE IN CAMPAGNA” (1995), “CANZONI NASCOSTE” (1997), “IL TRENO VA” (2002) and “CANTANDO” (2004). 2005 saw TOTO CUTUGNO return to the spotlight when he joined singer ANNALISA MINETTI to perform “COME NOI NESSUNO AL MONDO”. In 2010 he released a CD to celebrate his 40-year anniversary as an author and 30-year anniversary as a singer. In 2013 he was awarded, at San Remo Music Festival, with a prize for the Career and performed there with the Chorus of the Russian Army. TOTO CUTOGNO continues touring the world successfully with various Symphonic Orchestras.

Tour Dates & Venue

Thursday 24th May, 2018
Saturday 26th May 2018
Bookings: Ticketmaster 1300 139 588
Sunday 27th May, 2018
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Tuesday 29th May, 2018
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