Patrizio Buanne in Thailand, 2005
|Birth name||Patrizio Franco Buanne|
20 September 1978 |
|Origin||Vienna, Austria and Naples, Italy|
|Genres||Adult contemporary, pop, oldies|
|Labels||Universal Records, Warner Music|
Patrizio Buanne was born in Vienna, Austria to Italian parents Franco and Alina Buanne from Naples. His parents believed Buanne would receive better quality of medical care for his birth in Vienna (where his father Franco was a chef), rather than in Naples. He spent his childhood living and travelling from an early age between his family's hometown Naples, Italy, and Vienna, Austria, for his parents' restaurant business, developing a passion for languages he speaks Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, and Polish.
Buanne began participating in talent contests at age 11. Several small musical productions and gigs with his self-formed rock and roll band and as a solo performer followed. When he was 17, a music industry manager proposed a performance at the occasion of the Papal visit in Wroclaw, Poland. The song, which was half in Italian, half in Polish, had been written for the opening mass, and with 85,000 people in attendance, the exposure led to his first record named Angelo di Dio in 1997. At age 19, Buanne graduated from school in Vienna and moved back to Italy. He attended university in Rome to study languages, while looking for opportunities in the entertainment industry. He was a guest and entertainer on Italian television shows such as Momenti di Gloria, Domenica In and Libero. This led to a contract with the production company that produced shows for RAI and Mediaset.
In 2004, Buanne approached a producer with the idea of recording a collection of romantic Italian songs with an orchestra. This led to his international debut album, The Italian, which was finished in London at the Abbey Road Studios with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Released in February 2005, it reached the top ten on the pop charts in the United Kingdom. The album was certified gold in the UK, Austria and Finnland, platinum in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Taiwan, double platinum in South Africa and even triple platinum in Australia.
Following The Italian's international release, Buanne performed two tours in 2006, including a six-week tour of theatres and concert venues in Australia, Asia, South Africa and Europe. His live concert DVD was broadcast on the American public television network PBS, which lead to his first US tour.
In October 2006, Buanne was invited by Dr. A. Kenneth Ciongoli, the chairman of the National Italian American Foundation, to perform at their annual gala in Washington, D.C. where he met the President of the United States.
Buanne's second album, Forever Begins Tonight, reached No. 15 in the UK and No. 7 on the US Billboard World Albums Chart. The album included an Italian version of the Robbie Williams's song "Angels" (entitled "Un Angelo").
Buanne decided that to take his career to the next level, he needed to move to the US. After living in the US for two years, he signed with successful Los Angeles-based manager Jim Morey, who secured a new recording contract with Concord–Universal and began recording Buanne's third album. This self-titled CD Patrizio was released in 2009 and managed to peak on the US Billboard Jazz Albums Chart at No. 5.
In 2012, he released a German-language album, Wunderbar, with Warner Music.
He has recorded in English, Italian, Spanish, French, German, Polish, Afrikaans, Japanese, and Chinese.
- Angelo di Dio (1997)
- Shake the Spaghetti (2002)
- The Italian (2005)
- Forever Begins Tonight (2007)
- Patrizio (2009)
- Dankie-Suid Afrika (2011)
- Wunderbar (2012)
- Viva la Dolce Vita (2015)
|Year||Title||AUT||AUS||FIN||NZ||UK||US Jazz||US World|
|2007||Forever Begins Tonight||6||7||18||21||15||—||7|
|2015||Viva la Dolce Vita||—||33||—||—||—||—||—|
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- Official website
- Patrizio Buanne at AllMusic
- Patrizio Buanne on Myspace
- Warner Music Germany