- Delta-V (Musical group)
Infobox musical artist
Name = Delta V
Background = group_or_band
Genre = Pop
URL = http://www.deltav.it
Current_members = Carl Bertotti
Past_members = Alice Ricciardi, Lu Heredia
Delta V is an Italian musical group started in 1995. It's membership is composed of Carl Bertotti, Flavio Ferri, Fefo Forconi and Francesca Tourè. They debued in 1998 with the album "Spazio", which contained songs such as "Se telefonando" and "Un'estate fa". Their latest album is "Pioggia.Rosso.Acciaio".
Carl Bertotti and Flavio Ferri met in school. In 1980, they both become part of Vienna, who in 1990 published the album "Giù, senza fare rumore", which was unsuccessful, but in 1992 they published "Fiori blu", which Carl produced and through which Flavio was a vocalist. After this, they decided to dedicate themselves entirely to creating music for advertising, until 1995, when MCA Music Italy signed them and created "Straker & Foster", whose name was inspired by an Italian "cult" UFO series.
In 1996, the pair began collaboration with Roberto Vernetti, a producer. The next year they signed a contract with BMG Memories. The group named themselves "Delta V", from "Delta di Venere". Initially, the vocalist was Alice Ricciardi, but he left before the first album was recorded. He was replaced by Francesca Touré.
In early 1998, the group released their first singles, "AL.C" and "Il mondo visto dallo spazio", which helped them spread their name through radio and television, culminating in the release of their debut album, "Spazio". It wasn't until their second single, a re-make of Mina's "Se telefonando" that Delta V entered 'heavy rotation' and became one of the "alternative" hits of the summer. In Autumn, a single from the album "Easy" was released to accompany the group's first national tour.
Following the tour, Carl and Flavio began thinking of the next disk, and decide to undertake new roads, leaving the 'trip-hop' of the debut for a more electronic pop. As a result, Francesca Tourè was replaced with Lu Heredia.
In 1999, they released their next album, "psychobeat", which was preceded by the single "Sul filo", accompanied by a successful video single "Il primo giorno del mondo", in which Angela Baraldi, Gabro and Mao appear, and a remixed version of "Marta ha fatto un sogno". This album was not more successful than the last, and today it is the only Delta V album not to be re-released.
In Spring 2000, the group did their "Per la bellezza tour", a tour across all Italy. The experience is chronicled in the song "L'infinito", which can be downloaded on-line.
In Autumn 2000, Carl and Flavio started work on their new album, and recruited a new vocalist- The American vocalist Georgeanne Kalweit. In May 2001, a new single, "Un'estate fa" was released, which spent more than 20 weeks on the charts. It was accompanied by a music video, "in alta rotazione", and the group made numerous television appearances to produce hype for their third album, which was released in October, "Monaco '74". They then toured throughout Italy.
Roles were reversed for the fourth disk: Carl wrote and sometimes directed, while Flavio produced. On
February 13, 2004the group released the single "Prendila così", from their album "Le Cose Cambiano", released on February 26. A music video was released, but triggered the ire of "della vedova di Battisti", and was withdrawn. The group began touring again with a new single "Via da qui".
In September 2004, the contract between Delta V and BMG Memories expired. The future of the group is uncertain: future tour dates are uncertain and a new single, "La costruzione di un errore", has been suspended. Gi left the group because of differences with the other members. In June 2005, BMG Memories released the "Delta V collection", a CD and DVD containing all the music videos of the group. The music label consulted neither Carl nor Flavio, and the selection of tracks wasn't very good.
Carl and Flavio signed a 2-album contract with Flavio with Virgin Records, and work began on a new album in Autumn, in which Francesca Tourè returns as a vocalist, and the entry of Fefo Forconi into the Delta V roster.
On February 2006, a new single, "Adesso e mai", was released, and just over a month later,
March 31, the fifth album of Delta V was released, "Pioggia.Rosso.Acciaio", to critical acclaim, and a new single was released, a cover, "Ritornerai".
* [http://www.deltav.it Official Delta V site]
* [http://www.baseluna.it Baseluna unofficial site]
* [http://www.biodo.it/deltav Delta V - Discography]
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