Tonino Carotone

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Tonino Carotone
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Carotone performing on 13 December 2007
Background information
Birth name Antonio de la Cuesta
Born (1970-01-09) 9 January 1970 (age 47)
Burgos, Spain
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Vocals
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.



  • Ciao Mortali (Bloom Produzioni, 2008)
  • Senza Ritorno (Virgin, 2003)
  • Mondo Difficile (Virgin, 1999)


  • Me Cago en el Amor (Virgin, 1999)


  • La RadiolinaManu Chao (Virgin, 2007)
  • Bahia Sound System – Compilation (2006)
  • Malacabeza – Arpioni (Alternative, 2005)
  • Buona Mista Social Ska! – Arpioni (Gridalo Forte Records, 2001)
  • Los GuachosKaramelo Santo (Benditas Producciones, 2001)
  • Fuerza Volume 1 – Compilation (Virgin, 2000)
  • Peret Rey de la Rumba – Compilation (Virgin, 2000)

Other works[edit]

Tonino Carotone and Manu Chao performed the theme song for Drew Carey's Green Screen Show, titled La Trampa.

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)

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