Two rising musical stars finally had the chance to get together in Boston and work on a long-planned collaboration. During a recent visit to Boston, Italian singer Paola Gruppuso had the chance to record her latest single, “Tonight,” with local songwriter and producer Vinny Prezioso.
A recent graduate of Berklee College of Music, Prezioso hails from East Boston and recently finished writing and producing an album with DJ Joe Bermudez, and will see two of his songs featured in the film “Love by Design,” featuring actress Jane Seymour. For more on Vinnie and his work, visit his website: www.vinnyprez.com.
A native of Alcamo, Gruppuso rose to stardom in Italy after participating on national television in the program “Io Canto.” The 19-year-old singer’s popularity has kept growing, also thanks to her more recent participation in Italy’s version of the TV program “The Voice.”
Accompanied by her agent Nino Chirco of Studio Chirco Edizioni Musicali, Gruppuso made the most of her visit by meeting several important people, including House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Consul General of Italy in Boston Nicola DeSantis. Gruppuso also met local star and former participant on The Voice, James Massone. The two clicked immediately and decided to collaborate in the future with the help of Massone’s agent Fred Balboni. (www.paolagruppuso.it)