Spirito di Vino
Zucchero’s concerts are always something special – hours of splendid immersion in wonderful music. “I often start my concerts with some rock and move on to ballads later on. For me, a concert is like making love. It begins with a foreplay before becoming more intense and finally reaching the climax together with the audience.” Adelmo Fornaciari, aka Zucchero, is known as the father of Italian Blues.
At the age of nine, he exchanged his soccer boots for a guitar and started to practice intensively. “When I saw the guitar I was blown away. I kept pestering my dad to buy it for me, and eventually he did.” He soon founded his first band and started emulating his idols – Otis Redding, the Stones, and others. An idiosyncratic choice in 1960s and 70s Italy, where songs like Azzuro and Tornero were the radio staples and rock was a fringe style.
He soon discovered blues and throughout the 70s he toured Italy with his bands “Sugar & Daniel” and later “Sugar & Candies”. In 1987 he landed an international success with Senza una donna, not least through the version he recorded together with Paul Young. This was the start of an incredible career.
As compelling and dynamic as Zucchero’s songs are his wines. “Music and wine are both about essential sensual pleasures.” says Zucchero, and sets an example for his fans with his life full of pleasure.