Rizzo has arisen from the Chicago music scene as a striking and dynamic figure and a force destined for greatness. His previous work has graced the best stages across the Mid-West and now he is setting his sights on delivering that final punch with his debut record. Few can muster the swath of skills that this man has at his disposal. Whether it’s in the studio writing and producing music, shooting and directing music videos, composing and designing music for film and TV, or performing on the stage, his talent shows through his work.
With a sound that pushes the envelope of R&B/Soul music, he pulls from the traditional soul element and blends a gothic and mysterious atmosphere to give the listener a cinematic experience. With imagery driven lyrics and spellbindingly sexy, groovalicious melodies, he can swoon the ladies and drive you crazy.
His debut album “i am RIZZO…” is gaining anticipation every day. The intro “Dimension” kicks off the album with a gentle pulsing piano that builds into an almost genre twisting climax letting you off right at its peak and leaving you gasping for more. The first single “Red Wine, Skinny Jeans” was produced at The Sound Cake with Chicago Producer Brando Triantoufilla. The song is the telling of two lovers finding their way through the struggles of the world to be together, making sure that no matter what, they will do what it takes to satisfy one another. The song has that classic soul flavor infused with a modern R&B sound, bringing all the elements together in a tasteful and direct dialogue. The album continues on with an exciting feature from up and coming Chicago R&B singer Justin Ruff, on the track “Movin’ On”. The second collaboration features rising Hip-Hop emcee, Itylyon, on the track “Medicine Man”. Closing out the album is the ceremonial “Chandeliers”, offering a breathtaking and lasting impression. Rizzo makes certain to show his brilliance by self- producing the album and playing almost all of the instruments on the record.
From the studio, to the live stage, Rizzo is the artist that can appeal to many people without losing the focus and energy needed to capture a single objective. This is his moment and his dimension, if you choose to…then enter it.