Issimo is songwriting duo Marc and Abi, brought to life by an upbeat ensemble of brass, drums, bass, guitars and vocals, providing a unique blend of exotic sounds. They travel the world performing their songs acoustically, although occasionally you get the chance to see them with the full band (accompanied by the mischievous 'issimites') at festivals and live venues in the UK. After playing 'Shackles' on BBC 6 Radio,Tom Robinson described the sound as "21st Century Mariachi version of the ‘Specials, and that is no bad thing’.
In their short history ISSIMO have already brought their infectious vibes to Latitude Festival, Cornbury Festival, Beatherder festival and Bingley Music Live to name just a few.
Their music contains a diverse variety of influences from Funk, Rock, Latin, Ska and Disco but their sound is distinctively ISSIMO
The Brand New Single “Carpe Diem is about being reminded that hard times are not permanent and there's almost always a light at the end of the tunnel” says the band’s leading lady Abi Uttley. The single will be available in all digital stores from 4th March 2016 and fans who buy it on pre-order will receive an instant free download of an acoustic version of the song.
What They Say
"Marc and Abi write, sing and perform perfect songs. Lyrically inspired, melodically masterful and rhythmically engaging, they make music that I love to hear " Tony Moore director of Music Art and Development at The Bedford, Balham London
'Marc is a stupendous songwriter and guitarist, and has the potential to be a huge talent, imbued with a Jake Bugg/Alex Turner grip on the modern pulse, and the surging guitar chops of Johnny Marr. Abi is an alluring and stunning songstress with a staggering voice and heart-melting looks; together they are going to be a massive future proposition.' - Sam Liddicott(musicmusingsandsuch)
"Positive Feedback and in particular the performance of ISSIMO...your contribution was indeed one of the highlights of the events" Lord Mayor of Bradford Councillor Khadim Hussain
"Great Tunes, tight band and wonderful live, ones to watch out for" Richard Watson 360 Club
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