The internationally acclaimed singer, Patrizio Buanne, will be coming to South Africa this July for the tenth time. Boasting multiple platinum record sales, he is known for his unique voice and energetic performances. It comes as no surprise that this one of a kind singer has an enormous fan base worldwide and is known as South Africa’s favourite Naples pop crooner. For more than ten years now, he has been performing to sold out audiences, in Europe, Australia, South Africa, Russia and the USA. This includes performances for the elite, like, the Pope, Royal families and the former USA President, George W. Bush. Patrizio is known for his romantic songs. But just because he’s into romance, it doesn’t mean that he is corny or boring. “I grew up in my parents restaurant in Naples, Italy, listening to classics from the fifties and sixties. I always sang along, but when I was older, I decided to sing rock ‘n roll. I was really good at rocking with the guitar and jumping around on stage, but the lyrics lacked depth. Lyrics need to say something, it must touch your heart,” says Patrizio. The acclaimed heart throb, known as the Italian Tom Jones, will be arriving in South Africa on 19 July to promote his latest CD, Viva La Dolce Vita. The album is a celebration of the ten years since he released his first international album, The Italian. Viva La Dolce Vita is his forth international album, and like all the others, has already reached platinum status abroad. This is remarkable, seeing that music sales are very low worldwide. Well known Italian and English favourites like ‘Surrender’, ‘Al Di La’, Il Mondo, Mambo Italiano, Un Angelo and some new songs can be heard on the CD.