He is married in Hortense and is dad of two girls, Nina (December 17th, 2003) and Romy (November 11th, 2006).
Career of musician
He begins his career at 14 years and sign its first contract at 16 years with his group Charts (formed with Gioacchino, his/her brother and Francis Maggiulli a friend) with which he leaves 5 albums (of which an double album live). At that time, it does not post yet its true first name but sign " Charly". The group succeeds in boring (1987-1997) after being noticed by France Gall, partner of Michel Berger. Various albums of the Charts get clear a soft and romantic environment which bathes in the sound of the time synthé (new wave).
After a few years of galère, it leaves its first album solo In the middle of the others with the support artists like Pascal Obispo and Zazie of which it ensures some first parts on scene. With this first opus, Calogero starts to be made known. The very promising beginnings of the artist are made see, by the quality of its texts and soft and carrying acoustics. By listening to certain titles such as " I take you along where I you aime" , " Dire" or " A little wind in the oubli" , one can then include/understand the artistic spirit of the singer.
Taking time to create, work, and write the texts and the musics of its Calogero songs, an album leaves every approximately 3 years.
It will know the dedication with its second album " Calogero" who bears his name. In this album, Calogero, reveals songs of a wisdom and depth, thus with rythmées and dynamic melodies thus amplifying the interior force of its songs. It passes in this album of very sad songs giving an incredible force and a width to the texts (" With the mouth of the noyés" , " A just little silence") with more whimsical songs (" In apesanteur" , " As free as moi" , " Tien year Men") by always keeping the topics of the love, the human relations, the life.
Success is then undeniable, Calogero connects the rounds, concerts, private sessions, emissions TV. Despite everything the artist prefers to avoid the media, interview, etc After this intense period, Calogero, puts themselves in withdrawal time to put back and begin its 3rd album.
The album 3 arrives in 2004, faithful to itself with major songs like " So only I could to him manquer" , " Bienvenue" , " The men endormis" , " Yalla". Calogero is elected by the profession " better artist masculin" with the Victories of the music in 2004.
In 2005, Calogero starts a very long round which will concretize by the exit of an album live " Live 1.0". This album shows scenic qualities of the artist and his privileged relation with the public. Calogero taking again its greater successes by reformatant them in a melody more " rock" and " électrique" by amalgamating all the instruments and a higher width by the use of synthetizer gives some.
Its 4th opus, " C" apple; , leaves in 2007. Calogero leaves with its musicians to Tuscany (Italy) and records his album with the great outdoors in an old dilapidated country house. It amplifies there the side rock'n'roll, giving a character more " brut" with its songs. Calogero approaches the topics of racism then, time, the love, the female condition.
Calogero is bass player but he also plays of the keyboards and the guitar. Its initial training was done besides with the organ. It will be also noticed that on its first album solo, he plays only of the guitars, on the two following, he plays the entirety of low.
The musicians who regularly accompany it on scene and are present on the album 3 , are Christophe Dubois with the battery, Olivier Marly and Michel Aymé in the guitars and Mehdi Bennani with the piano.
To note that Francis Maggiulli, ex- Charts, left two albums solo since separation the group and that a third album is in preparation. Gioacchino, the brother of Calogero remained faithful since it Co-sign with him the majority of the titles. It formed a group called Pure Orchestrated with Stanislas Renoult which met big hit forever. Stanislas Renoult, which signs besides certain arrangements and directions of cords for Calogero, will start a career in solo with a first album to come.
Career of type-setter
Often in collaboration with his/her brother, Calogero composed of the titles for Florent Pagny, Helene Ségara, Ismaël Lô, Pascal Obispo, Jennifer, Julie Zenatti, Patrick Fiori, etc like for the musical comedy the Ten Commands. He even acknowledges not to compose to him in optics to divide but that these are the titles that he does not see in his own discography only he " offre" with after the separation of the group Charts appeared under the name " Calogero Bros" and continued collaboration between the 3 ex charts, Calogero, Gioacchino and Maggiulli for the account of other interpreters.
Calogero does not write any the texts of its albums. The names which return regularly to sign the texts of its albums are Lionel Florence, Patrice Guirao, Alana Filippi, Raphaël, Julie Of liked, Zazie, etc Zazie nottament wrote " it bat" , and " in front of toi" , as well as the integrality of " C" apple;. Raphael with when with him " writes; one parfait" day;.
Its musical style
Calogero evolves/moves in a musical style which it qualifies to him even Pop-rock'n'roll: “I listened to always as much Barbara and William Sheller that the Cure and the Who”. Its Rock influence is proven besides with a great admiration for Paul McCartney. It is necessary to also mention the attraction of Calogero for the music of the Beatles (one will mention a duet televised with The Rabeats) and for Paul McCartney, which it well readily imitates while playing of same low as him (low Hoffner Violin) and of the repertory of which he borrowed the song " Live And Let Die" sung many times on scene in 2001 - 2002
Between its first album solo and its last round, the musical style evolves appreciably to a percussion rock'n'roll. Synthetic tablecloths and other sounds " artificiels" mainly left room to the pure guitars or solos basic.
Calogero also takes part in many caritative works. One finds it in the Enfoirés , it took part in the collective No5el Ensemble in 2002, it sang for Sidaction with his friend Jennifer and recently, it took part in individual the Douce France , causes carried out by Marc Lavoine with an aim of fighting discrimination and of helping the young people to find work.
Grand Prix of the UNAC:
- Song of the year for To take root (2004)
Price Radio France:
- Better artist of the year (2001)
One can also find some titles new in particular in Sidaction compilation or on individual the " So only I could to him manquer" like in the program distributed at the time of its round.
The program of its last round is a booklet with the format 24x24 cm of 20 pages. One can discover there unseen photos but more especially an individual new: " Caravan Petrol" (N.Salerno/R.Carosone). The recovery was recorded especially for the occasion by Calogero and its father, Giacomo.
Calogero is currently devoted to the preparation of its next round which will begin in Lille on November 6th, 2007 to finish in Pau on May 31st, 2008. Previously, he will have played three evenings (October 26th, 27th and 28th) with European in front of his the most informed fans.
- Official site of Calogero
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