Riccardo Sinigallia

Riccardo Sinigallia was born in Rome on March 4, 1970. He has been writing his own songs since the age of 12. In 1988 he founded pop-rock group i 6 suoi ex, and over the following years he wrote, played and sang with them in community centers and early-90s clubs. In 1994 he inaugurated his musical collaboration with singer Niccoló Fabi, by producing and arranging Fabi’s first two albums Il giardiniere and Niccoló Fabi and penning – among others – hit songs such as Dica, Capelli, Rosso, Vento d'Estate, and Lasciarsi un giorno a Roma. In 1997 he wrote and produced tracks for Max Gazze’s album La favola di Adamo ed Eva, including Cara Valentina, L'amore pensato, Una musica puó fare and the aforementioned Vento d'estate.

Around the same time he wrote the chorus and directed the video for Frankie Hi Nrg Mc’s hit rap single Quelli che benpensano. Riccardo’s debut behind the camera was followed by several more directorial collaborations with musicians such as Tiromancino. In 2000 he produced and wrote the entirety of Tiromancino’s celebrated album La descrizione di un attimo, including the album’s successful title track. Other singles included Due destini, chosen to accompany the final credits of cult drama Le fate ignoranti. Riccardo himself performed the duet Strade with Tiromancino at the 50th Sanremo Festival, hosted by Fabio Fazio. In the same year Riccardo wrote and produced Medicina buona, a single performed by supergroup la Comitiva, which included Frankie Ni-Nrg, Elisa, Ice One, Francesco Zampaglione and Franco Califano. In 2003 Riccardo released his first, self-titled solo effort Riccardo Sinigallia, which critics praised as one of the best Italian albums in recent years. 2006 marked the release of Incontri a metà strada: the album was once more a critical success and cemented Riccardo’s status as one of the best contemporary Italian singers-songwriters. Riccardo also penned the scores for Renato de Maria’s movies Paz! and Amatemi. In 2008, singer-songwriter Luca Carboni summoned Riccardo to work on his cover album Musiche Ribelli; the album included Italian classics from the 1970s such as Claudio Lolli’s Ho visto anche degli zingari felici and Francesco De Gregori’s La casa di Hilde. In 2012 Riccardo collaborated with supergroup DeProducers (Max Casacci, Gianni Maroccolo, Vittorio Cosma, Howie B and Dodo Nkishi) on Planetario – music for space conferences a musical project boasting the participation of Milan Planetarium director Fabio Peri. DeProducers are currently engaged in scoring Renato De Maria’s Una vita oscena and Gabriele Salvatores’ Italy in a day. In 2013 Riccardo produced the album Non erano fiori by underground Roman rapper Coez, released by Carosello Records. While keeping up his relentless touring activity, Riccardo Sinigallia is currently working on his third solo album, to be released in the spring of 2014.

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