Mario Contarino was born in Rome in 1984. The man (who is a stranger to me) was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy when he was 5 years old.
In 2000, at 16. He joined a pop-rock band named ‘Ladri di Carrozzelle’ as the drummer. He stayed in the band till the summer of 2006. In those six years they played all over the country, reaching the number of 600 concerts in Italy, taking parts in many important events and TV shows.
One of these events, actually the most significant, was in Rome “Concerto del primo maggio 2006” in piazza San Giovanni, standing in front of thousands of people, live on national broadcast. But due to his illness he had to leave the band and lost the strength to play.
But thanks to computers and technology at the end of 2007 the man began composing, and during November last year, he released his first album. Well it can't be actually placed under a single genre as he was smart enough to go wild and throw anything he could on this album. But it sounds to linear and not interesting enough to keep your attention. I myself had to stop listening after 2 or 3 songs that sound almost exactly the same.