Alfie Zappacosta live in Victoria

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Zappacosta delivers a powerful performance ! Join us for an intimate evening with Juno and American Music Award winner singer/songwriter.

Italian born, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer Alfie Zappacosta digs deep into his own heart and translates those emotions into imaginative literary and philosophical insights. Alfie delivers a sophisticated and unforgettable performance of rich soaring vocals and captivating melodies, drawing from jazz, pop and rock elements.

In the fifth decade of his career Alfie is passionate about his craft and continues to write, record and perform for discerning audiences across Canada. Alfie’s 16th album, Saved, was released in 2021 by Alma Records, a unique range of music from soulful and romantic to upbeat and jazzy.

Alfie’s vocal dexterity and song writing proficiency was uncovered by a publisher while writing for his first original band “Surrender, a five-piece group that recorded three albums in the late 1970s into the early 1980s. As a solo artist Alfie’s career took off with a legacy of hits that brought him to the world’s attention. “Start Again”, “Passion”, “When I Fall in Love Again” and “Nothing Can Stand In Your Way” written with David Foster. In 1988 he was awarded JUNOs for “Album of The Year’ and “Most Promising Artist”, and American Music Award for “Most Popular Album of The Year”.

These hit songs were originally written for acoustic and jazz presentations. Writing for radio began to rub against Alfie’s musical integrity and he became frustrated with the demands of music trends. Alfie broke from the stereotype and began to write the lyrics and melodies that were authentically him, revealing his insight into relationships and his advanced knowledge of music.

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