MATTEO SETTI TO RELEASE SELF-TITLED ALBUM
MATTEO COMES OUT AUGUST 2014
CONCERT FOR PBS BROADCAST WITH JIM BRICKMAN TO AIR IN AUGUST
NEW YORK (April 1, 2014) – Italian singer/songwriter Matteo Setti will be releasing a self-titled album, Matteo, in America in August 2014. The album was recorded in Nashville in partnership with famed producer Fred Mollin. Mollin’s most recent projects include productions with Johnny Mathis, Crosby and Nash, Lyle Lovett, Jimmy Webb, Rita Wilson and America.
Mollin recruited some of the best musicians in Nashville to help create the “Italian classic with American cool” repertoire Matteo encompasses. All tracks featured highlight the incredible Stradivari quality and strength in Matteo’s voice, and include such selections and new arrangements as “Eleanor Rigby” (The Beatles), “Caruso” (Lucio Dalla), Volare, “Io Sono il Vento,” “Il Tempo delle Cattedrali,” and the beautiful “My World Is Burning.” Matteo puts his own swing into “Locked out of Heaven” (Bruno Mars), and “Skyfall” (Adele). Setti also adds Italian romance to the album with his renditions of, “The Very Thought Of You,” “You Are Everything,” and the beautiful ballad from legendary Jimmy Webb, “Is There Love After You?”
Discovered by Luciano Pavarotti, Matteo has spent the past decade touring internationally in musical performances produced by such legends as Pavarotti and Pierre Cardin, and in 2001 starred as Roger in Jonathan Larson’s Rent, the musical tour produced in Italy by Pavarotti.
The release of Matteo will coincide with the rollout on PBS of “Matteo Live,” recorded at the beautiful California Theater in San Bernadino. Setti was honored to have the great American songwriter and performer, Jim Brickman, as his special guest. Their performance of Jim’s hit, “The Gift,” was a major highlight of the evening. Airings of the PBS special will begin in early August and continue throughout the year.
For more information on Matteo Setti, please visit http://www.matteosetti.com/