one of a kind songwriter's story..
"following passions, a step in heaven a step in hell.. music is to share emotions, songs are messages to communicate experiences & beliefs".
Toz Antonio Piretti is a singer-songwriter with Italian roots and an international spirit. He started his music project in Italy in ’06. In ’09 he came to Canada, changing his life completely, from an entrepreneurial career "suit & tie" - Arthur Andersen & KPMG Consulting & successful business projects - to a passionate songwriter adventure "lyrics & guitar".
In Toronto, music became his way of living.. joining also gospel churches and acting in theatrical plays.
He released 6 albums, demos, singles and performed countless gigs between North America and Europe. Album releases: "Three" in '20, "#Stronger" in '18, ”In 10 Years” in ‘14, ”My Name Is Not Important” in ‘12 - ”Acoustic Italian Versions” in ‘10, "Place by Place" in '09.
Toz writes music-sharing messages to encourage people to live a better life and care about one another, in this spirit, he founded in '14 a private foundation, "Art Takes Action for Charity" to organize art events to support charitable projects.
Tours, Adventures & Life Experiences.. his journey:
In '15, Toz did a milestone music tour "Roommates Of The Same Planet": a Canadian coast to coast from Sep to Oct '15 performing in 22 shows in a new show format: "Audio Visual" a live performance in which music & screened videos melt together to amplify the messages of the songs and to create a unique intense atmosphere.
In '16, he had set off on a European tour adventure: "Unconventional Tour". A 30-year-old Mercedes Clou camper called "Gin Lemon", brought him to 9 countries all over Europe, playing 23 concerts from May to the end of December '16.
In '17 Toz faced an incredible project, a giant tour across Canada: "From The Roots In The Right Direction" which brought him from Vancouver to Halifax. By bike and with his guitar he traveled 120 km each day - from mid-April to mid-July 2017. His goal was to combine the naturalness and the purity of biking with the most natural way of singing, just voice and guitar, bringing music to people for Canada’s 150th anniversary.
In the same year, from August to mid-September, Toz and his faithful camper "Gin Lemon", were again ready for the next adventurous tour project. The tour was called "EnjoyWild" with the goal of merging music & adventure, in the best rafting & outdoor sports activity centers across Italy.
In '18 Toz came back to the TTC Toronto Subway Musician Program, with license #2.
In '20 he successfully accomplished his greatest challenge, the unique tour "Not Only A Currency", which brought him across 16 European countries, solo with a bike and a guitar, performing "house concerts" for the people who were hosting him along the way.
In '21 Toz started to train for one of the toughest triathlon competitions, the IronMan. He successfully completed the full distance "IronMan" in Hamburg in '21 & in '22 in the European Championship. He also raced the IM 70.3 (half distance) in Cervia (Italy) in '22 & the same race IM 70.3 during '23.
Currently strumming guitar and piano for new tunes, drinking tea, and happily learning to be a father.
..from a poem to a song, from a street to any kind of stage... if you'll be able to see everything when there’s nothing yet.. then, we'll be in tune...
TOZ Antonio Piretti