Name: The Sun (Francesco Lorenzi, songwriter, singer, guitar; Matteo Reghelin, base; Riccardo Rossi, drums; Gianluca Menegozzo, guitar) Born in: Vicenza, Italy Latest album: Cuore aperto (2015, Standard and Deluxe) Interesting facts: In 2004 he won the prize of Best Italian punk rock band” at the Independent Label Meeting (MEI). Francesco, the band’s singer, was going through a deep personal and spiritual crisis that led him to draw closer to Christianity. Involving all the band members, it marked a turning point in their musical journey. In 2013, they performed at the World Youth Day in Rio, Brazil. In 2014, they launched the initiative “An invitation, a journey,” to offer young people an experience of faith, solidarity and music. On May 7 of the same year, an autobiography written by singer Francesco Lorenzi was published by the Italian publishing house, Rizzoli. The book was translated and published in six languages and is currently in its 6th edition in Italy. With Sony Music, they have release two albums: Spiriti del Sole [Spirits of the Sun] and Luce [Light]. On May 18, 2015 they released Le case di Mosul [The houses of Mosul] as the premiere single of their third album, Cuore aperto [Open Heart]. The Sun has held 600 concerts in Europe, Japan, Israel and Brazil. They will play at World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow at the Hallelujah Festival, and before the beginning of the Holy Mass with Pope Francis. Discover their projects on their site! Site: http://www.thesun.it/la-band/ FB: The Sun Music
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