ARTIST — pop, singer/songwriter
After winning the prestigious Premio Tenco for Best Début with his first album, “Un meraviglioso declino”, Lorenzo Urciullo – best known as Colapesce – has kept things fresh and surprising, balancing refined songwriting, pop music and experimentation.
Restless by nature, he doesn’t like to repeat himself: after “Egomostro”, released in 2015, he co-authored the graphic novel “La distanza”, with artist and illustrator Alessandro Baronciani.
He also wrote the music for “Vita straordinaria ri Don Giuanni Grasso – Lu grandi atturi ca pattennu ri Catania furriau lu munnu”, a theatrical pièce written by Marcello Cappelli and Lucia Sardo.
Le Monde gave him a full page, defining him the most credible heir to Lucio Dalla and Franco Battiato, and listed “Egomostro” among the best albums of 2015.
Colapesce collaborates regularly as a songwriter with some of the biggest names in Italian pop. Writer Francesco Pacifico, on IL of Il Sole 24 Ore, has called him “…sort of a Sicilian David Byrne”.
Lorenzo laughed it off.