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Savage
Savage is the original 80's italodisco pop star, worldwide famous singer and platinium record producer of Europop and house artists such as Corona, Alexia, Double You and Ice Mc. Composer and writer of various multimillion worldwide hits. His real name is Roberto Zanetti, a man with the passion for music since ever, started just as a hobby until he began studying the piano seriously at the age of fourteen. Shortly afterwards he got together with small music groups, such as "L’inchiesta", "Fathima e i pronipoti" and "I sangrià", playing keyboards. His first professional experience came about with the group "Santarosa" with whom he recorded a single, "Souvenir" that went on to sell two hundred thousand copies in Italy. The record was produced by Zucchero Sugar Fornaciari who was a great friend of Roberto’s at the time. After this project Roberto continued playing keyboards with other groups: "I vicini di casa" and "Taxi". It was with Taxi that collaboration with Zucchero was strengthened and the two friends played together for a couple of years.

In 1983 Roberto produced a dance single entitled "Don’t cry tonight", chose the stage name “Savage” and started his career as solo artist. Throughout his career Roberto has used two different professional names, "Robyx" as a producer, and "Savage" as an artist. The song was a huge hit in Italy for first and all Europe later and was invited to take part in many TV shows such as "Mister fantasy", "Discoring", "Pronto Raffaella", "Azzurro" and "Festivalbar". Thanks to the catchy melody and timbre of his voice, Savage quickly became one of the most appreciated singers in Europe, one of the creators of the “Italodisco” movement. This led to real episodes of fervour in Italy and Spain. During his shows, girls threw themselves at him and he started to receive thousand of fan letters. At the Festivalbar finals (Italy’s most popular summer music festival), he was the most applauded artist. From 1983-85 Savage was continuously on tour, performing about 300 shows throughout Europe, in Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, The Netherlands, Greece, Portugal, Yugoslavia, Sweden and, of course, Italy. In the meantime other singles, "Only you", "Radio" and "A love again", were released and included in his first album "Tonight". Savage’s popularity crossed European borders and while new singles were released ("Time", "Celebrate" and "Love is death"), he also performed shows in such countries as the United States, Brazil, and Japan. In China a special version of the album "Tonight" was released, sung by a local rock star, while a famous French actress recorded a version of "Only you", called "Dans mes yeux". In August ‘89 Savage took part as a guest artist at the Sopot Festival in Poland. Savage sang for more than thirty minutes on the final night which was broadcast live to all Eastern European countries and was watched by a hundred million viewers! In Eastern Europe Savage was one of the most popular contemporary artists so naturally he undertook a number of tours there. Amongst his most important shows were those of Katowice (in Poland), with an audience of 30 thousand people and Ierewan (USSR) where seventy thousand people rushed to see him over four days. During the same time other singles were released, "Losing you", "Goodbye", "I just died in your arms", and "Strangelove".

From 1990 Savage dedicated most of his time to his career as a producer, under the name "Robyx", and he has been responsable of many International hits by Ice MC, Double you, Alexia, Corona and Zucchero. Consequently, during this period, he has rarely been on stage apart an American tour (New York, Chicago, Miami, Boston), and a Brazilian tour. In 1994 the last single, entitled "Don’t you want me", came out, meeting with fair success all over the world. Recently, from 2005, Roberto has started doing live gigs again, USA, Russia, Spain, Poland. Due to this new live activity Savage had the chance to meet fans that were asking to listen to new material and wanted him back in the music world. My Space and Facebook also created buzz between them and Roberto and he suddenly decided to come back with new songs.

October 2009 the single “twothousandnine” has been released together with a videoclip filmed in LA, Usa.

Currently Savage is doing selected events around the world, festivals and appearances. During summer 2012 he visited Russia, Poland, Usa and South America.





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