Acoustic, Duo, Ethnic, Italian, World, Mandolin
What we do:
Italian Food, Wine. .and Music! The Tarantellas is an acoustic duo that specializes in playing
the favorite songs of Italy as the perfect backdrop, the final ingredient, to any Italian-themed
event. With an Italian Bowl-back Mandolin, Acoustic Guitar, Chromatic Mouth Organ, and
harmony Vocals, the sound evokes the sunny skies and love for life of the Italian culture.
Romantic Love Songs, Classical Waltzes, and wild Tarantella Dances are all part of the authentic
mix of Melodies Italiano.
Who we are:
Richard Sclafani and Pete Cicero are lifelong musicians who grew up in Italian-American families and
neighborhoods during the '50's, the heyday of the Italian-American crooners. They met 30 years ago
in Seattle and have been musical "paesans" ever since. Both have performed as singer-songwriters,
and in bands ranging from folk, to blues, to rock n roll over the years. Eight years ago they were asked
to play some Italian love songs for a wedding, which set them off on a quest to learn all those great
melodies that they remembered from childhood. Their repertoire now includes over 100 favorite tunes.
Partial Song List:
Sorrento, Return To Me, O Sole Mio, Cirabirabin, Arrivederci Roma, Oje Marie, Domani
Volare, Non Dementicar, On an Evening in Roma, Feniculi Fenicula, From the Bottom of My Heart
I Have But One Heart, Fascination, Speak Softly Love, Theme from The Godfather, In Napoli
That's Amore, Innamorata,, Mona Lisa, Angelina,, Bona Sera, Ce La Luna, To Each His Own
Tarantella di Napoli, Tarantella di Sicilia, O My Roman Guitar, O My Wonderful One
The Tarantellas would love to come down and entertain your guests. We are available for Italian
Restaurants, Wine Tastings, Weddings or Rehearsal Dinners, Spaghetti Feeds, Fairs and Festivals,
Retirement and Assisted Living Facilities, Corporate Events, Private Parties, Concerts, etc. Our fees
are based on the number of hours played, distance from our home base in Seattle, whether we can
play acoustically as "Strolling Musicians" or if a Sound System is needed, etc.
Give your next event or party an "Italian-theme," cook up some spaghetti and meatballs, break out the Chianti, and get The Tarantellas to come and make it all a perfect night to remember! Viva Italia!