|Origin||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Genres||Pop rock, soft rock|
|Labels||A&M, Qwest, Atlantic|
The Alessi Brothers are an American pop rock singer-songwriter duo, best known for their 1984 hit "Savin' the Day" and also their 1977 hit "Oh Lori". The duo are identical twin brothers, Bill (Billy) Alessi and Bob (Bobby) Alessi (born 12 July 1953, Long Island, New York).
Their song "Oh Lori" reached no. 4 in the UK Singles Chart in 1977, and "Put Away Your Love" reached No. 71 in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1982. "Oh Lori" became a Top Ten hit in seventeen more countries. The Alessi Brothers recorded five albums on major record labels. They sold over eight million records worldwide, and toured with Andy Gibb on his Shadow Dancing tour. They also charted in Brazil with "Sad Songs" (from the album Alessi, 1977), "All for a Reason" (from the album All for a Reason,1978) and "Forever" (recorded with Christopher Cross, from the album Long Time Friends,1982).
Billy and Bobby Alessi co-operated with Art Garfunkel on his 1979 album Fate for Breakfast, mainly providing the background vocals. As vocal arrangers the twins helped Deborah Gibson on her 2001 album, M.Y.O.B., including production work and writing the title track.
The Brothers have enjoyed success working on jingles and advertisements for David Lucas and many mainstream consumer products in the U.S. In the 2000s they resumed their touring and album recording career as a duo, with the release of two new albums as Alessi, and also as part of group Barnaby Bye.
- Alessi - (1976) - A&M
- All for a Reason - (1978) - A&M
- Driftin' - (1978) - A&M
- Words & Music - (1979) - A&M
- Long Time Friends - (1982) Qwest
- Hello Everyone - (2003) - Atlantic
- Just Like That - (2006) - Atlantic
- Live! All Our Life - (2009) - Atlantic
- Two of Us - (2012) - Eden Roc Records
- Marathon Day - (2013) - Eden Roc Records
Contribution to film soundtrack
- VH1.com : Alessi Brothers
- Official Alessi Brothers site
- Official Barnaby Bye site
- Alessi Friends Forever
- Alessi biography at Artistdirect.com