Student Marco Perfetti to Perform at Canadian Music Week

By 
Margot Edwards
April 22, 2014
Marco Perfetti
photo provided by the artist.

Berklee student Marco Perfetti, a singer-songwriter from Italy, has been selected to perform with his band Perfect Mark at Canadian Music Week in Toronto, May 6-10. Perfect Mark also features alumnus guitarist Vinicius Da Silva, and students, drummer Kiwoong Choi, bassist Derrick Elliott, and guitarist John Tyler Kent.

The group—called Perfect Mark after the English translation of Perfetti’s name—will perform at the festival on Tuesday, May 6, at Central. For more information, visit CMW.net/music.

Canadian Music Week—the country’s largest music festival—is one of the premier events in North America focusing on the business of music. The festival presents 1,000 bands at more than 60 venues. This year features appearances by Quincy Jones, Diane Warren, Nile Rodgers, Deadmou5, Ellie Goulding, Tegan and Sara, and City and Colour.

Perfetti applied to the festival through Reverb Nation and was chosen for the opportunity from hundreds of submissions. “It’s the step forward that I was waiting for a long time, the chance to perform and introduce myself at the festival level,” said Perfetti. “And it’s important for us, not only the performance, but also to attend the clinics, meetings, and conferences with promoters, producers, and publishers. It will be a great learning experience.”

He will soon release his debut album, Flesh and Voice, a collection of pop-rock songs influenced by R&B and funk. Perfettti wrote, produced, and arranged all of the tracks on the album. The songs were performed, recorded, mixed, and mastered by a team of fellow Berklee students at The Record Company studio in Boston. After Canadian Music Week, Perfetti heads to Italy for a two-week acoustic tour with two of his bandmates.

Perfetti, a native of Massa, in Tuscany, Italy, has been singing and giving voice lessons since he was a teenager. He started auditioning for competitions in 2008, and advanced to the Judge’s House on the first edition of the Italian X-Factor. In 2009, he was awarded a scholarship to attend CET music school in Italy. Perfetti came to Berklee in 2012, where he is a professional music major, after being awarded a scholarship at the Umbria Jazz Festival.