Old Quotes From Radio and Blogs

RADIO

“Thanks to a mix of opera, pop and heartbreaking romanticism, Othon & Tomasini are one of the most extravagant, unclassifiable and extreme music acts to come out of the contemporary London scene”

Radio 3 (Spain) – 2010

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“Maria Callas Possessed by Satan”

Radio 3 (Spain) – 2010

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“All the voices that you’ve just heard belong to the same singer: from the high pitched one – no, it wasn’t a woman – to the lower ones. Tomasini has an amazing vocal range.”

Radio 3 (national radio, Spain) – 2009

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“WOW! He made our microphones explode!”

Amy Lame’ – London Live – 2002

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“I have never heard anything like it”

Frederick Dove – BBC World – 2002

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“Really high-pitched. He sounds like Julie Andrews”

Jenni Murray – BBC Radio 4 – 1998

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BLOGS

“The scene is ruled by the histrionic and magnetic figure of Ernesto Tomasini, with his powerful stage presence and astonishing vocals, able to shift from falsetto opera tones to cavernous ones within few seconds”

Filth Forge – January 2011

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“Tomasini is the voice; an Italian singer who can sing through four octaves. (…) But calling Tomasini a singer is like calling a five course meal something to eat. His vocal range is one of the most impressive I’ve ever heard. From the high falsetto on the opening 13 minute track to the Dick Van Dyke crooning of ‘Whistling Away The Dark’ his voice is both sublime and staggering in its diversity”

Idwal Fisher – 5 June 2010

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“The musical surprise came from Italy, more precisely from Sicily with Ernesto Tomasini. With his operatic voice (at times sounding like a dark rocker) he created an heavy atmosphere (the weight of the Sicilian tradition?) which – ironic as it may seem – was uplifting. We were able to plunge even deeper in this musical universe because the charisma of the singer was astonishing: standing straight in his high heels and looking delicate under a skirt that, folded on his shoulders, revealed a military uniform once he removed it!”

Festivalier (France) – 28 October 2008