"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.. being also a licensed musician for the subway system (TTC), joining gospel churches and acting for theatrical plays. Nowadays he can be found on any kind of stage.
He released 5 albums, demos, singles and performed countless gigs between North American 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.
Toz writes music sharing messages to encourage people to live a better life and care about one another, in this spirit, he has founded in '14 a private foundation, "Art Takes Action for Charity" to organize art events to support charitable projects.
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 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 years 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" 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 among 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 sport activity centers across Italy.
In '18 Toz came back in the TTC Toronto Subway Musician Program, with the license #2.
In '20 he successfully accomplished his greatest challenge, the unique tour "Not Only A Currency", that 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.
..Currently strumming piano with some 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