Santino has a repertoire of over 200 songs (Click here to view repertoire list) and
within this he performs a mix of styles including Rock ‘n’ Roll, Blues, Country,
Jazz, Swing, Italian, Latin and Traditional Irish.
His main act consists of a 50/50 split of Acoustic Guitar and Vocals and a 'Crooner'
styled set performing songs from well know artists such as Elvis, Frank Sinatra,
Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Michael Buble, The Beatles, Eric Clapton, Eddie Cochran,
Ray Charles, Gypsy Kings, The Dubliners, Louis Prima, and many more.
He regularly performs at Weddings, Private Functions, Festivals, Funerals, Pubs,
Restaurants and Care Homes across the UK.
As well as his solo act Santino is also part of a Duo called ‘Sonny and the Harp’
and a Blues Band. The duo is made up of Santino (Sonny) on Guitar and Vocals as well
as Johnny James Appleyard on Blues Harmonica, Vocals and Guitar. They perform a mixture
of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Blues, Country, Folk and Pop music from artists like Sonny Boy
Williamson, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton, Little Richard, The Animals,
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Bob Dylan and Elvis Presley.
Alongside the duo, three others have joined forming a band called the ‘B.B.Slim’s
Band’. The band consists of Santino on Rhythm Guitar, Lead Vocals and Alto Saxophone,
John James Appleyard on Blues Harmonica, Guitar and Vocals, Georg Tormann on Keyboard,
Drums and Vocals, Andy Bate on Drums/Cajon, Lead Guitar and Vocals and Paul Hudson
on Bass Guitar, Double Bass and Vocals.
The band play a mix of Rock ‘n’ Roll and Traditional Blues with a modern twist keeping
the sound fresh and lively. They’ve a 30+ song repertoire list and can perform as
a 1-5 piece band. The band play cover songs from the likes of Ray Charles, John Lee
Hooker, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Howlin' Wolf, Bill Hailey, Little Richard and James
Brown to name a few. They are also available for Festivals, Functions, Weddings and
Santino provides music therapy by performing to residents with disabilities and dementia
in Care Homes across the country bringing live uplifting music into the residents’
lives. He performs in group sessions and does individual work with the patients who
are bed-bound. Care homes that Santino works with include Mission Care, Four Seasons
Healthcare, Avante, Mills Group, Caring Homes Group and The Jawa Group Ltd to name
For all Booking Enquiries please click on ‘Bookings’.
Musical Director and Conductor
Santino offers topical music workshops that are aimed at both Primary and Secondary
Schools. The workshops interact with the children and culminate with a performance.
He has enjoyed success in Islington Schools in North London, performing ‘Peace Assemblies’
to mainstream schools, pupil referral units and children with mental and physical
Santino has undertaken a new un-auditioned choir called The Bellingham Community
Gospel Choir with an aim to bring the community of Bellingham together by singing
music, meeting new people and having fun. Santino intends to build BCGC into a reputable
choir, allowing singers to reach their potential and further their vocal development
to give new and exciting opportunities to each member. The choir is aiming to perform
at events throughout the year.
At the University of Southampton, Santino studied Conducting along with Composition
and Arranging. During his time there he gained experience from Jazzmanix (The University’s
80 strong Gospel Choir) where he was president of the society for one of the four
years he attended the Choir. In 2009 he became a Musical Director and Conductor of
the London Youth Gospel Choir where he taught adults from the ages of 18-30, Gospel,
Soul and Popular music using the ‘Rote’ (learning by ear and not reading musical
score) method. LYGC perform without music scripts and all from memory. With LYGC
he has appeared in events including the Jazz FM International Awards 2013, BBC Songs
of Praise, FUSE Events, and in venues including The Royal Festival Hall, The Royal
College of Music, The Excel Centre, Earls Court and The Royal Albert Hall.
Santino Fabbricatore has been performing for over 20 years being classically trained
with the Bromley Boys Singers, studying Classical Guitar since the age of 6, Piano
aged 9 and Jazz Alto Saxophone aged 15. Santino performed in various musicals throughout
the years in shows including; ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ as the ‘Major General’, 'The
Sound of Music' as ‘Kurt’ (one of the Von Trapp children), ‘Fiddler on the Roof’
as the ‘Constable’, ‘The Blues Brothers’ as 'Blue Lou' playing Alto Saxophone in
the band on stage.
At the end of May 2013 Santino played the part of ‘Kenickie’ in the Musical 'Grease'
run by the Ravensbourne Light Operatic Society (RLOS), which was performed at the
Bob Hope Theatre in Eltham.
Santino also sings with the London Concert Chorus directed by Georg Tormann. With
this choir he has performed at the 'Singalong" events at The Royal Albert Hall.
Over the years Santino has also organised various musical events for a range of Charities
including Harris Hospice Care, Marie Curie and his local ‘Scouting Movements’.