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Carotone performing on 13 December 2007
|Birth name||Antonio de la Cuesta|
9 January 1970 |
|Labels||Virgin, Bloom Produzioni|
|Website||Official Website (in Italian)|
Tonino Carotone (born Antonio de la Cuesta on 9 January 1970 in Burgos, Spain) is a Spanish singer-songwriter. The majority of his childhood and adolescence were spent in Pamplona, Spain. In 1995, Tonino moved to Italy, where he gained success five years later after releasing the single Me cago en el amor from his debut album Mondo difficile. In 2003, Tonino released another album, Senza Ritorno.
- Me Cago en el Amor (Virgin, 1999)
- La Radiolina – Manu Chao (Virgin, 2007)
- Bahia Sound System – Compilation (2006)
- Malacabeza – Arpioni (Alternative, 2005)
- Buona Mista Social Ska! – Arpioni (Gridalo Forte Records, 2001)
- Los Guachos – Karamelo Santo (Benditas Producciones, 2001)
- Fuerza Volume 1 – Compilation (Virgin, 2000)
- Peret Rey de la Rumba – Compilation (Virgin, 2000)
In 2006, Tonino and writer Federico Traversa released a book titled Il Maestro dell'Ora Brava.
Previous to his solo work, Tonino formed part of the Pamplona based group Kojon Prieto y los Huajolotes, gaining a moderate following before disbanding in 1995.
- Tonino Carotone & Federico Traversa, Il Maestro dell'ora Brava, Genova, Chinaski Edizioni, 2006 (ISBN 8889966025)
- Official Website (in Italian and English)