SONIA MILAN PATTON

PROFESSIONAL SINGER, SINGER- SONG WRITER, GUITAR PLAYER

CHIEF MUSICIANS ON BOARD SINCE THREE YEARS

PERSONAL DETAILS

date of birth: Milan, ITALY, August 24th, 1959

married with Gregory Jack Patton

Email:

sonia@ameritalianvarietyduo.it

 

vocal type: mezzo soprano/huge extension

Type of music: country, pop, folk, rock, musical, classical arias (sings in 9 languages as English, French, Italian, Germany, Portuguese, Spanish. Also songs in Arabic, Turkish and Vietnamese)

She plays guitar (classical and acoustic), harmonica, mandolin, percussions, dulcimer, mandolin

VISA: she has VISA C1 and B1 to work in USA

 EDUCATION

1972 - 1975 Diploma in Classic Guitar in Italy

1974 - 1978 Diploma in Languages (English-French-German)

1980 - 1989 private lesson of singing (belcanto) with Mary Lindsay in Italy

WORK HISTORY

from 1979 to 2001 ACTRESS/SINGER • I performed in Italy and Europe as singer/actress in many important Musical Festival and Theatres as Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Teatro Massimo di Palermo, La Fenice di Venezia, Cultural Departments.

• I became the co-director of a Museum of Musical Instruments in North Italy and I partecipate in many exposition of ethnical musical instruments, from all over thr world where I sang in many different languages and dialects. Huge knowledge of the history of the musical instruments all over the world.

• I put together a huge repertoire of songs from all over the world

from 2001 to 2009 MUSICAL DIRECTOR AND SINGER SONG-WRITER

• I cooperate with the most important outdoor Theatrical Company in Italy, https://www.festigroup.org/it/    http://www.studiofesti.com/media/pdf/Studio_Festi_ENG.pdf

as a producer of all the soundtracks of the shows, included the Olympic Games in Turin 2006, the Worlwide Swimmning Champion ship in Rome 2009, actress, singer, musical director in Studio Festi

• I performed hundreds of shows all over Italy, China, Turkey, Mexico with Studio Festi (reference can be ask to Valerio Festi and Monica Maimone if required)

• In 2005 I met Greg Patton and we became a duo in life and in career

.  in 2013 we got married 

FROM SEPTEMBER 2010 TO TODAY

• I performed with Greg Patton as a Duo on 6 different ships of MSC Cruises (MSC Poesia Caribbean Season 2010/2011, MSC LIRICA (by myself) summer 2011, with Greg Patton MSC MAGNIFICA Winter Season, MSC ORCHESTRA Spring Season, MSC DIVINA Inauguration and first Summer season in Mediterranean, MSC POESIA Caribbean season 2012/2013, MSC DIVINA from 2012 to 2015 for Caribean Season, included Brasilian Season for the Soccer Worldcup, MSC DIVINA Caribean Season 2015/2016

. Chief musician and responsible of all the musicians on board during the last three years

LANGUAGES

ITALIAN: mother language ENGLISH: exellent written and spoken FRENCH: good written and spoken SPANISH: basic spoken GERMAN: well sung in songs

SKILLS

• Well organised, team player, leader, focused, attention to details, good knowledge of sound equipment, ability to learn from on-the-job experience

• Exellent passenger care, good spirit, cordial, strategic and interpesonal skills, good intuition

• Intellectual curiosity, working flair, self motivation and energy, good communication, ability to adapt

• able to work in diverse environments

• Understanding of entertainment as an aid to revenue creation for particular venues

PRODUCTIONS

Together with Greg Patton, she wrote more then 100 songs. Some of them are available on Itunes, in the CD “Like free butterflies”

http://www.itunes.com/ameritalian

REFERENCES Any reference can be given if required

CONTACT and LINKS

sonia@ameritalianvarietyduo.it

http://www.youtube.com/gronia

http://www.facebook.com/soniagabriellamilan

http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=75436784&trk=tab_pro

 

Evaluation by Cruise Director Season 2015/2016

Evaluation by Cruise Director summer 2014