Luca Barbarossa, born in Rome in 1961, is a radio host and songwriter.
His first stage is the streets of the capital, where he is noticed by Gianni Ravera, who offers him the opportunity to participate
at the Castrocaro Festival for Voices. New.
This is where, after his victory, he was offered his first contract by the Fonit Cetra label.
In 1981 he made his debut at the Sanremo Festival with the canzona "Roma spogliata",
placing fourth in the overall ranking.
In the same year he also released his first album "Luca Barbarossa", to which, in
over the years, another fifteen will follow.
Returns to the Sanremo stage in 1987 with "Come dentro un film" and in 1988 with
"Love Rumato", a song that assures him the third place.
This is the period of maximum popularity for the singer, who records 350,000 copies
sold with "Not all men".
1988 is also the year in which he participates in the Eurovision Song Contest as
representative of Italy with the single "I write to you".
He made his reappearance at the Sanremo Festival in 1992 with "Portami a ballare", a song dedicated to his mother, in 1996 singing
"The boy with the guitar", in 2003 with the song "Fortuna" and also in 2011,
presenting "All the way" together with Raquel of the Rosary.
Also, during his musical career, he writes the lyrics of many songs for other Italian singers,
including Pavarotti, Gianni Morandi, Fiorella Mannoia and Paola Turci.
From 2008 to 2010, he is engaged in a theatrical tour with Neri Marcorè in
"Watch out for those two".
While, as of 2010, he leads the radio broadcast "Radio 2 Social
Club" on Radio 2.
In 2012 he made his debut as a television host in the program "Super
club" on Rai 2; this is followed by several other such assignments.
To date, his last appearance at the Sanremo Festival dates back to 2018 with the single
"Pass me the salt".
In 2021, to celebrate his 60th birthday, he published the novel
autobiographical "Don't miss anything".