Canton (band)

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Canton is an Italian Italo disco musical group formed in 1983.[1] They entered the 1984 Sanremo Music Festival with the song "Sonnambulismo" (that they later remade in English as "Sleepwalking"), ranking fourth in the 'Nuove proposte' section.[1] The song was a moderate commercial success.[2] In 1985, the songs "Please Don't Stay" and "Stay With Me" (produced by Stock Aitken Waterman) became hits through European charts.[1]


  • Marcello "Marci" Semeraro - vocals (1983-1986, 2007-present)
  • Francesco Marchetti - guitar (1983-1986, 2007-present)
  • Stefano Valdo - bass (1983-1986)


  1. ^ a b c Eddy Anselmi. Festival di Sanremo: almanacco illustrato della canzone italiana. Panini Comics, 2009. ISBN 8863462291.
  2. ^ Dario Salvatori. Storia dell'Hit Parade. Gramese, 1989. ISBN 8876054391.

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