..following passions.. a step in heaven a step in hell..
..music is to share emotions.. "songs are messages to communicate experiences and beliefs"..
Antonio is a singer songwriter with Italian roots and an international spirit.
He started his career in Italy during ’06 and then in Canada from ’09 , changing completely his life from a business suit & tie to a guitar & lyrics. In Toronto, music became his way of living.. being also a licensed musician for the subway system (TTC), joining gospel churches and acting for theatrical plays. Nowadays he can be found on any kind of stage in venues, festivals,
He released 3 albums, demos, singles and performed in more than 350 gigs among Canada, USA, UK, Italy, France, Belgium and Germany..
least releases: ”in 10 years” in ‘14 - ”my name is not important” in ‘12 - ”acoustic Italian versions” in ‘10 - ”path through life experiences” in ‘10
Antonio writes music sharing messages to encourage people to live a better life and care about one another.
in this spirit, he has founded in '14 "Art Takes Action for Charity" to organize art events to support charitable projects.
in '15, a milestone Canadian music tour "Roommates of the Same Planet":
a coast to coast from Sep to Oct '15 performing in 22 shows a new show format: "Audio Visual" a live performance in which music & screened videos melt together to amplify the messages of the songs and to create a unique intense atmosphere.
in '16 a crazy European tour, "Unconventional Tour" that brought him around 9 countries all over Europe for 23 concerts from May to the end of December '16
currently working on the new tour '17 - "from the roots in the right direction"
a bike & a guitar - from Vancouver to Halifax - 120 km each day - from mid April to mid July 2017
from the roots, combining the naturalness and the purity of biking with the most natural way of singing, just voice and guitar, bringing music among people.
He is also learning piano and working on new songs..
Quotes from the Press:
- “Man gives up big salary to busker on the street“- Rob Malcolm - Global Toronto News
- “Piretti writes songs about social issues he hopes to change...“ - Laura Kane Staff Reporter – The Toronto Star
- "He is taking a new approach on his live show and throughout October he toured across Canada bringing his acoustic show alive with visuals like pictures and videos to bring life to his songs." Canadian Beats - Amanda Hather
- “Antonio in arte Toz è un musicista che ha guardato dentro di sé ed ha preso la decisione di vivere di musica..” - Pierpaolo Corso - Thewaveinvasion.com
- “Da una poesia a una canzone, tra metropolitane e strade, su ogni tipo di palcoscenico: il progetto Toz si sta concretizzando in ogni angolo dove sgorga passione..” Giancarlo Passarella - MusicalNews.com
- “L’Italia che decide di partire: un giovane cantante di Bologna a Toronto” – StreetLifeCamera VoglioVivereCosi.com
- "..Antonio vorrebbe cambiare il mondo.." – Paolo Siraco - L'Ora di Ottawa
..from a poem to a song, from a street to any kind of stage..
if you'll be able to see everything when there’s nothing yet.. then, we'll be in tune...
Toz – Antonio Piretti