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Birth name Alfredo Peter Zappacosta
Also known as Alfie Zappacosta
Born 1953
Sora, Italy
Genres Rock, Pop, Jazz
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, Guitar
Years active 1978 – present
Labels Capitol
Associated acts Surrender

Alfredo Peter "Alfie" Zappacosta[1][2] (born 1953 in Sora, Italy), also known by just his surname, is an Italian-born Canadian singer/songwriter.


Zappacosta's first band was Surrender, a five-piece group that recorded three albums in the late 1970s into the early 1980s. In 1984 he recorded his first self-titled solo album which contained the hit singles "Passion" and "We Should Be Lovers". As a result, he won the Juno Award for "Most Promising Male Vocalist".[3]

The next year he lent his vocals to the Canadian charity production "Tears Are Not Enough", produced by David Foster singing the lines "Maybe we could understand the reasons why" in the fifth stanza with Dalbello.

His second album A-Z was released in 1986 and featured the hit singles "When I Fall (In Love Again)" and "Nothing Can Stand In Your Way". Following this, a Zappacosta song "Overload" was added to the Dirty Dancing soundtrack, one of the biggest selling soundtracks of the 80s.

A third album Quick!...Don't Ask Any Questions was released in 1990, before Zappacosta took time off to hone his vocal and guitar skills. He also pursued acting in various stage performances, as well as a role in the 2005 Canadian movie Halo (not to be confused with the movie about the Microsoft videogame of the same name).

He has subsequently released more personal albums, including 2004's Start Again which contains reworked versions of some of his classic hits from the 80s.

In December 2008, Zappacosta released the album At the Church at Berkeley which features his versions of classic jazz standards. He has been touring Canada to support this album since the summer of 2009. In 2010 Zappacosta released his last album to date, Blame It On Me.


Studio albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Over 60 Minutes with... Zappacosta - 1987



Capital Records 1979 Side One

  • Anyway You Want
  • Some People
  • Nicole
  • Turn Down the Mission

Side Two

  • "Buddy" (1979)
  • Alone Too Often
  • Big City Streets
  • Young Seamen
  • "Find Your Way" (1979) [CAN #86]
  • "It's All Been Done Before" (1981)
  • "Start Again" (1982) [CAN #38]


  • "We Should Be Lovers" (1984)
  • "Passion" (1984)
  • "Start Again" (1985)
  • "When I Fall (In Love Again)" (1986) [CAN #44]
  • "Turn It On" (1986) [CAN #95]
  • "Nothing Can Stand In Your Way" (1986) [CAN #42]
  • "I Think About You" (1986)
  • "Overload" (1988)
  • "Nothing To Do with Love" (1990)
  • "Letter Back" (1990) [CAN #24]
  • "I'll Be the One" (1991) [CAN #45]
  • "Simple Words to Say" (1991) [CAN #44]
  • "Show Me" (1995) [CAN #67]
  • "Orlanda" (1995)
  • "And We'll Dance" (2004)
  • "Start Again" (2004)


  1. ^ "Zappacosta's entry on the ASCAP database". The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved 2008-09-18. 
  2. ^ Copyrights website (he is listed as "Alfredo Zappacosta") Retrieved 4-15-2011
  3. ^ "Artist Summary". The Juno Awards. Retrieved 30 November 2014.