Having written songs in English as a teenager, Bondì developed an interest in theatre and moved to Rome, graduating as an actor at the Accademia d’Arte Drammatica Corrado Pani. During his time in Rome he was drawn back to the language of his heritage, Sicilian, and he started working on the songs that would make up his debut album, Sfardo. In 2017 Sfardo was released in ten countries, including Italy, Austria, Belgium, Brasil, France, Germany, Luxemburg, Holland, Spain, Switzerland and UK, with the lyrics translated into six languages including Italian, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and German. Amongst the multitude of praise and support for Sfardo, including airplay on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Ulster, Alessio was described on Italian radio as being “half way between Jeff Buckley and the Sicilian singer songwriter Rosa Balistreri”.
Nivuru was recorded and produced by Fabio Rizzo at Indigo Studios, Palermo, Sicily. Alessio toured with both his band and solo across Europe in the Winter 2018/2019. Nivuru blends the rude and sweet Sicilian language with lusophone music and latin influences. The poetic and hypnotizing lyrics about self destruction and sex, love and ruptures melt with different styles from all over the south of the world creating a new atmosphere, mysterious and dark. With this second release Alessio will continue to establish himself as one of Europe’s most intriguing and multifaceted explorers and alchemists of music from all across the globe.