ARTIST — pop, melodic
Born on 25 December 1988, in Ronciglione (province of Viterbo), Marco started his career by winning the third edition of the Italian X Factor contest in 2009, and signing a contract with record company Sony Music. After coming third at the Sanremo Festival in 2010 and releasing his first EP (covers performed during X Factor), Marco released the EP, RE MATTO, and on 3 May 2010 he started a long summer tour of 51 dates, all packed with fans.
Following this success, in October 2010 Marco released the CD + DVD Re Matto Live, a testimonial to his first tour. On stage, Marco is accompanied by the musicians he calls “my band”: Peter Cornacchia, guitar; Giovanni Pallotti, bass; Davide Sollazzi, drums.
SOLO 2.0 was released in 2011 and was Marco’s first real CD, also performed on stage on 26 November 2011 during the sell-out concert at the Mediolanum Forum, in Assago. Although just one other date had been scheduled, for 29 November, at the Palalottomatica in Rome, the enormous success of the two shows led to the decision to increase the number of live performances, which were then confirmed in the lead-up to Christmas.
The hit single SOLO (Vuelta al ruedo) and the second single, Tanto Il Resto Cambia, went to the top of two MTV polls (best single of 2011 and best music video of 2011, respectively).
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