Since 1986, Mark Di Giuseppe-"The Legendary Straniero", has been thrilling audiences around the world with his unusual inventions and music. Born in Chicago and now based in Italy, Mark has travelled to many countries and borrowed from many cultures. His musical styles range from Jazz to Rock to Classical to Folk to Reggae to Punk. He sings in English, Italian, Neapolitan, Spanish, Japanese, Swedish, Russian, Portuguese and Rom (Gypsy). In the show Mark sometimes not only changes musical styles, but his physical appearance thanks to a large selection of comical masks, wigs and props.
His instruments are his own inventions. Nowhere else can you find instruments like "The 1 Man Bandit", (the classic "on the back" type one man band taken to the extreme, and miniaturized featuring amazing digital effects to create vocal harmonies from just one voice, a vocal synthesizer and a chromatic bass pan flute for amazing organ effects!), "The Electric One Man Band Experience", (A sit down one man band with electric guitar for a loud blues/rock sound great for stage shows) and "The Stranierofono", (the combination bass clarinet/accordion that finest luthiers in Europe have called impossible and is even documented in the International Museum of the Accordion in Castelfidardo, Italy!) All of the Straniero's instruments are beautifully decorated with internal colored flashing lights as well. They are as much a pleasure to look at as to hear. Mark's experience has taken him from television and radio performances in North and South America, Europe and Asia as well as TV commercials in Japan and Dubai to the professional Shakespearian theater circuit. He is equally at home on the big stage as the street. He can play a small private party or a concert for thousands.
The Straniero's street show requires only space to play (fairly level ground). All instruments, amplifiers and lights are battery powered and there is no need of electrical current for less than 2 hrs. For more than 2 hrs. an electrical outlet is required close to the performance space for re-charging. For walk-about shows, the organizer must clearly ask for a walking show. There are additional costs for walk-about shows and special equipment must be brought by the artist from home. For stage shows, The Straniero requires only one instrument mic with a boom stand.

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The Legendary Straniero has been performing around the world since 1986. In 27 years of experience he's played in some very prestigious and strange situations.
Here's a list of a few...

2013 Coke Studio T.V. show on MBC network covering all of the Middle East

2013 Dubai Global Village

2012 Hyatt Regency Hotel-Macau, China

2012 Festival FITA-San José, Costa Rica

2012 Bydgoszcz Buskers Festival, Poland

2012 Berliner Gauklerfestival, Germany

2012 Dubai Festival Center

2011 Capri-Hollywood International Film Festival

2011 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Festifools

2011 Soundtrack for the film The Cardboard Village by Ermanno Olmi

2011 Dubai-Festival of Eid, Mall of the Emirates

2010 Skronk-one man band festival, Rome

2010 Pelago on the Road Festival, special guest as returning two time prize winner

2010 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Festifools

2009 Natale a Salerno

2009 Soundtrack for the film Rupi del Vino by Ermanno Olmi

2009 played with an orchestra and chorus "Libiamo" by Verdi for the Nonnino prize. Director-Ermanno Olmi

2008 Ibero-Americano Theater Festival, Bogota', Colombia

2008 played for several months with the famous Italian rock group "The Hormonauts"

2008 Appeared on T.V. show "Gip-Lo Show piu' Buono Che Ci Sia"

2007 Special guest at the Capri-Hollwood International Film Festival

2006 Napoli Strit festival

2006 Daidogei Buskers World Cup, Shizuoka, Japan

2005 Featured in two TV ads for Meiho Group, Japan

2003 Workshops in the juvenile prison, Roma, Italy

2002 Participated in the 25th anniversary of "Otto e Barnelli" Certaldo, Italy

2000 featured in 3 episodes of WTTW's "Wild Chicago"

1999 Performed in a Neopolitan version of Shakespeare's "The Tempest" directed by Davide Iodice

1997 Private party in Palazzo Ruspoli for Prince Dado Ruspoli

1996 Official mascot and judge for the Cannabis Cup, Amsterdam

1994 On the Road Festival solo winner Pelego, Italy

1995 On the Road Festival winner with "The Orsi
Bianchi" Pelego, Italy

1995 The Stranierofono is recognized by the International Museum of the accordion, Castelfidardo, Italy

The list goes on and on....
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