Valerio Piccolo. Songwriter and singer. Bio

Movie and book translator, writer, songwriter and singer from Rome, Italy.
As a translator, he has worked on words by writers as Suzanne Vega and Jonathan Lethem and on movies as “Mulholland Drive” by D. Lynch and “The Social Network” by D. Fincher.
As a singer/songwriter, since 2006 he has constantly performed in popular New York songwriters clubs like “The Bitter End” (where he has been the first singer to perform songs in Italian language), and in 2007 has recorded his debut album entirely in New York City under the artistic supervision of Mike Visceglia (Suzanne Vega’s long-time art director and bass player, and also sideman of artists like John Cale and Jackson Browne).
In Italy he has been on stage with Suzanne Vega from 2000 to 2005 for a “reading-concert” on Vega’s poetry book “The Passionate Eye”. The show later became a book+DVD released by Italian publishing house Minimumfax.
From 2007 to 2012 he has been the opening act of Suzanne Vega’s Italian show.
In 2007 he released his first album, almost entirely recorded in New York City, called “Mahattan Sessions”.
In 2010 he released a mini-EP with two songs in English, called “Union Square”.
In 2011 he recorded a duet with Suzanne Vega, “Suono nell’Aria/Freeze Tag”, released in Italy and included for two months in the playlist of Radio2, the most popular Italian public radio. The duet was part of an EP called “Suono nell’Aria”, released in Italy in 2011.
In March 2014 he released his new album "Poetry", 9 Italian songs out of 9 American poems translated by him. "Poetry" was anticipated by the single “Ordine”, together with a new videoclip directed by writer/director Francesca Zanni.
He is currently working on music for a 2015 play produced by off-Broadway theater Rattlestick Playwrights directed by David Van Asselt.