Tony Tammaro

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Tony Tammaro
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Background information
Birth name Vincenzo Sarnelli
Origin Naples, Italy
Genres Neapolitan song, parody
Years active 1989–present
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Tony Tammaro, stage name of Vincenzo Sarnelli, (born January 7, 1961 in Naples) is an Italian parody singer/songwriter. The main theme of Tammaro's lyrics are "tamarri", a term taken form Neapolitan dialect, which indicates someone who's vulgar, miseducated, and often boasting a flourishing behaviour. The term could also be translated as "rednecks", to indicate its derogatory nature; however it presents no connections with the original term in regards of its rural background. In his songs, Tammaro uses irony to describe the "tamarri", from which his own stage name is derived.

Career[edit]

Tammaro started his career in 1989, releasing Prima cassetta di musica tamarra (Italian: First tape of "tamarra" music).

In 1997 Tammaro returned to the studio to record the album Monnezzarium and released 'O trerrote as the first single. Tammaro released his greatest hits album Tutto Tony Tammaro in 1999. It is a double album and each of two CDs is made up of twentyfour songs.

Tony Tammaro and his band released The Dark Side of the Moonnezz in June 2005. Moonnezz is a phonetic pun since it sounds like "Munnezz'", the Neapolitan word for garbage.

Discography[edit]

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