13 January 1989 |
|Labels||Interscope Records, Universal Music Group|
|Associated acts||Mark Ronson, Maroon 5, Jamiroquai, Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, Kanye West|
Perretta was born in London to an Italian father and Irish mother, having one sister Perretta left school at 15 to pursue a career in music. Playing regular live sets at The Water Rats in Kings Cross and other pubs and bars around central London he developed a fan base. Perretta worked during this time at Starbucks Coffee and The Queens head pub in North London.
Shortly after leaving school, he met the members of the band Jamiroquai and began working on demos.
While he is British, the singer found first success outside of the UK, especially in France, Belgium, Switzerland The Netherlands and Germany.
In January 2010, the first single "Wonder Why" received its first play on national radio. BBC Radio 1 presented the single by host Annie Mac and Greg James to a positive response by the British public.
In October 2010 the singer performed on French television shows Le Grand Journal and Taratata.
The first single from the album, "Wonder Why" topped radio airplay and iTunes charts around Europe, reaching platinum status. The album, Stitch Me Up was released on 27 September 2010 and received positive reviews from critics. Virgin radio and bloggers in both the UK and USA naming it, 'A strong and fresh male Pop album, free of cliche.' "Wonder Why" received heavy airplay in Australia, Brazil, Asia and Canada gaining Perretta over 17 million views on his YouTube channel.
In March 2011, Perretta became one of the only British pop solo artists in history to be featured in a double in Vogue Magazine, in a special edition focusing on pop culture.
"Wonder Why" was released in 17 territories, the single sold over 1 million copies worldwide.
From March 2011, Perretta toured Europe, playing a total of 114 shows.
In October 2011 Universal released a deluxe edition of the album Stitch Me Up as a Christmas re-edition. It contained 7 new tracks including acoustic versions and behind the scenes videos of the singer on tour. A promotional video for Perretta's 4th single "Ride My Star" was released online on October 19, 2011.
In July 2012, Perretta began work on a follow up to his debut album.
From 18 July to 19 August 2012 Perretta completed his last Stitch Me Up tour, the debut album having taken the singer on the 3 major European tours.
Perretta and friend Ed Sheeran toured across Europe together from November 2012. Playing original and cover songs onstage, such as Ginuwine, 'Pony'.
A second album is expected in early 2014. The singer began working in Los Angeles on a follow up towards the end of 2013.
|2010||"Wonder Why"||David Yarvoroski|
|2010||"Stitch Me Up"||JCT|
|2011||"If I Ever Feel Better"||David Yarvoroski|
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|Stitch Me Up||11||8|
|Single||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|"Wonder Why"||2010||—||2||1||16||4||Stitch Me Up|
|"Stitch Me Up"||11||23||10||8||2|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart.|
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