Mario Venuti – Catania – 18 settembre 2020
Mario Venuti (born 28 October 1963) is an Italian singer-songwriter, musician and record producer.
Born in Syracuse, Sicily, he started his career as a member of the new wave band Denovo. After the group disbanded, he debuted as a solo singer-songwriter in 1994, with the album Un po' di febbre. Following "Mai come ieri", a quite successful duet with Carmen Consoli, his solo career had his breakout in 2003, with the hit "Veramente". He collaborated as a songwriter with several artists, including Carmen Consoli, Delta-V, Raf and Antonella Ruggiero. He entered the main competition at the Sanremo Music Festival three times, winning the "Mia Martini" Critics Award in 2004 with the song "Crudele".