|Birth name||Vincenzo Sarnelli|
|Genres||Neapolitan song, parody|
Tony Tammaro, stage name of Vincenzo Sarnelli, (born January 7, 1961 in Naples) is an Italian parody singer/songwriter. The main theme of Tammaro's lyrics are "tamarri", a term taken form Neapolitan dialect, which indicates someone who's vulgar, miseducated, and often boasting a flourishing behaviour. The term could also be translated as "rednecks", to indicate its derogatory nature; however it presents no connections with the original term in regards of its rural background. In his songs, Tammaro uses irony to describe the "tamarri", from which his own stage name is derived.
In 1997 Tammaro returned to the studio to record the album Monnezzarium and released 'O trerrote as the first single. Tammaro released his greatest hits album Tutto Tony Tammaro in 1999. It is a double album and each of two CDs is made up of twentyfour songs.
- 1989: Prima Cassetta di Musica Tamarra
- 1991: Nun Chiagnere Marì
- 1992: Da Granto Farò il Cantanto
- 1993: Se Potrei Avere Te
- 1997: Monnezzarium
- 2005: The Dark Side of the Moonnezz
- 2010: Yes I Cant
- 1999: Tutto Tony Tammaro
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