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Musical Sunshine from Sicily ….
Sicilian band Cirrone (pronounced Cheerohny) has captured the attention of music lovers worldwide with their stunning harmonies, powerful musicianship, exciting guitar solos and versatile vocals. Their self-composed songs have fresh, catchy melodies which may sometimes nod to the sixties and seventies and the bands that influenced them, but are brought right up to date with their uplifting vibe and unforgettable choruses, creating the unique Cirrone sound.
Teenage brothers discover the Beatles …..
Picture the scene ….. three young brothers, Alessandro, Bruno and Mirko Cirrone travel in a motorhome from Sicily to England on holiday with their parents and older brother. They visit Liverpool and there they discover pop history and the music of The Beatles. Mum buys them the blue Beatles hits album and returning home they almost wore the grooves away listening to it non-stop and begging their parents to buy them guitars so they could learn these songs.
Their enthusiasm was so genuine, they each got a guitar, and practised at every spare opportunity, discovering they had a natural talent not only for playing, but also singing, with tight sibling harmonies. It was inevitable that they would form a band, which they called “Apple Scruffs” (as a nod to the Beatles) and as teenagers started playing in their home town of Palermo, winning competitions, and introducing their own original songs into their covers sets, never realising that one day they would be performing on the same stages as The Beatles once played.
The Cavern Club …….
Fast forward around 10 years and that dream came true, when they were invited to perform at The Cavern Club, and the Lord Mayor of Liverpool requested an introduction to this exciting young Italian band from Palermo, Sicily, and invited them to the City Hall. The Palermo / Liverpool connection continued when, around 15 years ago, Palermo dedicated an area of the city naming it John Lennon Square, and now performing as “Cirrone” they reciprocated the hospitality by inviting the Lord Mayor of Liverpool to the celebrations.
They have also performed in Liverpool during the European Capital Of Culture events in 2008, and at Festivals including the popular International Pop Overthrow Festival and the world famous International Beatleweek where they debuted their unique Beatles/Rock Legends Mash up Show in 2017.
Original Music …..
The music of Cirrone often gets favourably compared to the Beatles because of their harmonies, timeless melodies, catchy lyrics and superb guitarwork, and this is evident on their critically acclaimed debut album “Uplands Park Road”.
Uplands Park Road …..
Their debut album “Uplands Park Road” (named after the street they lived on in London for some time) reached the “number one album” status on many pop, rock and powerpop radio stations and platforms and received consistently high rated reviews. Songs from the album are still played daily across the world on national and independent radio stations, and as a result they have played concerts at prestigious venues across Europe and also New York. They have also performed the songs live on Italian National TV and National Radio, including the BBC in England.
In November 2017 Cirrone were invited by Chris Dreja (guitarist, bass player and founder member of the legendary Yardbirds) to his private studio. He was very impressed with the band, even asking them to play his own personal guitar, and expressed his admiration with this testimonial “Cirrone, outstanding band from Sicily with hauntingly beautiful voices and catchy tunes... brilliant!”
Kings For A Night ……
They have followed up the album with a 5-track EP “Kings For A Night”, and this release had the same positive response as their album, and has been awarded the number one accolade in several end of year charts
All Right All Night ….
Their pop single "All Right All Night" from the EP was accompanied by a very creative fun video which has been broadcast on National Italian TV, and they have also performed the song live on TV as well as at concerts in Sicily and the UK.
This year the Cirrone brothers will be back in the studio working on their next album.