In 2001, an idea was conceived for a mould breaking quartet: 4 exceptional young men with formally trained voices who could take popular songs, old and new, to another level where the historic rift between pop and classical music is finally healed. The band were formed after a world-wide search which took more than 2 years. The result is 'Il Divo', consisting of an American, Frenchman, Spaniard and a Swiss, spent the first half of 2004 in London rehearsing and recording.
Some of their songs will be familiar like 'Nella Fantasia' (based on 'Gabriel's Oboe' from Ennio Morricone's penned score of 'The Mission') and a unique and powerful version of Toni Braxton's 'Unbreak My Heart'. The 4 principles share the lead throughout, combining to deliver choruses whose awesome power is matched by their tonal delicacy. Passion and restraint they show to be an irresistible aphrodisiac. Reflecting the multi-national character of the group, the songs are not all sung in English - but drift between Spanish, English and Italian.