San Diego Italian Show Band




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San Diego Italian Show Band

This San Diego Italian Show Band specializes in high-energy productions featuring a delightful combination of Italian folklorico, lively dances, popular Italian-American melodies of the decades, as well as contemporary hits and a touch of the operatic. From "Funiculi Funicula" to the Godfather theme, from "That's Amore" to "O Marie" and a special tribute to the hot Italian sounds of Louie Prima, they have something for everyone--young and old-- to listen and dance to!

San Diego Italian Show Band credits

Now in its twentieth year, the troupe has performed for countless Italian festivals, weddings and corporate events in cities throughout the nation. This San Diego Italian Show Band has also appeared in various films including, A Walk In The Clouds, starring Keanu Reeves and the PBS Special, The Meaning of Food, as well as the Rodney Dangerfield film, The Fourth Tenor.

San Diego Italian Show Band heritage

According to the band's organizer, this San Diego Italian Show Band was initially formed to preserve the rich musical heritage brought to this country by Italian Americans. "At the time, I headed up a variety dance band, performing everything from swing to R & B to rock 'n' roll. But more and more, people from the Italian community kept on asking for the songs they remembered from their childhood and we knew we had to do our part in keeping that rich heritage alive." That was when this band was born.

The leader's wife, who serves as lead vocalist and show producer, also helps choreograph the dancers who often accompany the show, and designs the colorful costumes worn by the ensemble as well.

This San Diego Italian Show Band's CD is among the top ten best-selling Italian Music recordings on

Although most festivals and corporate events request a full entourage, this San Diego Italian Show Band can offer smaller configurations to meet any type of need for ethnic entertainment, from background ambiance with one or two musicians to a full-scale production.

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Country United States
City San Diego
State/Province California
Performer Type Musical Act

4 responses to “San Diego Italian Show Band”

  1. Anthony and Mary says:

    We want to thank you and the band for making everyone at our wedding so happy and alive. Our guests loved you and we are still receiving wonderful compliments about our festive occasion which wouldn’t have been the same without you. Needles to say the first dance was perfect. Your singer sounded like “Deano”. The bridal party dance was excellent…we loved the sax….we loved all of you. – Anthony and Mary Ruta

  2. Floyd says:

    Thank you for an outstanding show last Sunday! WoW! You brought out the best in our crowd. I played a tape of the performance for my wife who was hospitalized . We laughed and cried and sang together to your music. We both thank you for bringing your special talents and outstanding show to our stage! You were wonderful! Thanks again. – Floyd Ross, Organizer, Coronado Promenade Concerts

  3. Shanon says:

    The Julian Chamber of Commerce would like to thank you for your help with the Grape Stomp Festa. The event was very well attended and was a great success for the community of Julian and the Menghini Winery . Superb entertainment, excellent promotion and advertising along with your musical event planning made for a perfect event . We look forward to placing [the band] and the Grape Stomp as a permanent part of our annual calendar of events. – Sincerely, Shanon Mc Clure, President

  4. Roy says:

    We booked the band… on the strength of a video and personal recommendations and it couldn’t have been a happier experience for the RIVERSIDE CASINO. As entertainment director, I deal with all kinds of bands, lounge acts and headliners and I have to tell you [this band] was the most refreshing experience, They were always on time, professional, striving to please our customers with one –on-one contact and ever fun, and exciting and very clever.
    It comes from a freshness uncommon in usual casino musicians, They were completely self-contained with a myriad of players, singers and even dancers to keep the presentations new and exciting every night.
    They were so personable and deserving, we were glad to put their name up in lights for the first time in a major venue. Please accept my heartfelt endorsement of their cooperation and abilities. Riverside Casino was sorry to see them leave. I wish I had a showroom just for them! – Sincerely, Roy Jernigan, Entertainment Director, Riverside Casino

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