Alessi Brothers Biography
& Bobby Alessi make up
a recording act known as The Alessi Brothers,
or Alessi (a.k.a. Barnaby Bye).
Alessi has sold over 8 million records worldwide.
Alessi has recorded 7 albums on
major labels as well as 1 independent release. Alessi
has enjoyed sales in the US as well as all over the world. Alessi
toured with Andy Gibb on his Shadow
Dancing Tour, which was the highlight of Gibb's
Over the past few years Alessi
has arranged, produced, and/or written releases for many artists
including Sir Paul McCartney, Deborah
Gibson, Frankie Valle, Richie
Havens, Olivia Newton John, and Christopher
Cross. Alessi's songwriting and performing
has been placed in such films as, "The Main Event,"
starring Barbra Streisand and Ryan
O'Neal, and "Ghost Busters,"
starring Bill Murray and Sigourney
Both Billy and Bobby Alessi currently
enjoy the excitement and status of writing many of the hottest
jingle campaigns in the United States. They recently created
spots for Ford ("Caught You Lookin"),
Twix ("Chewy Chewy...it's all in the mix"),
and the Slim Fast campaign featuring country
star, Joe Dee Messina.
Billy maintained the Diet-Coke
theme for 14 years running and has worked with such greats as
Elton John, Michael McDonald
, and Whitney Houston. Other successes include
Kentucky-Fried Chicken, Dr. Pepper,
Sears and Seven-Up: All household
hooks known by everyone!
Bobby has also achieved great recognition in this
industry by winning the National ADDY campaign
for Greyhound with B.B. King
and a CLEO Award for Lifesavers
with Lady Smith Black Mambazo. Other familiar
themes include J.C. Penny and the worldwide
Blockbuster Video campaign. Also, Alessi
sang background vocals for Sting on a new Disney
soundtrack for "The Emperor's New Groove."
The album Alessi released in 1982
on Warner Brothers Records was originally titled
"Roughen It," and for good reason.
As Billy states, "We're lovers of music and can't help
but write songs." With that, a compilation of "rough"
demos found its way to Michael Ostin at Warner
Brothers who felt it would be the perfect material
for Quincy Jones' new imprint, Qwest
Records. With Michael and pop star Christopher
Cross at the helm, the songs would become thoroughly
produced and released as the album, "Long Time
Friends, " featuring a duet with Patty
Austin and Billy Alessi.
Released in 2003 the Alessi album, "Hello
Everyone," has a different focus than anything
approached before by this musical duo. This creative feat was
a self-produced, self-fulfilling project. "Our goal,"
explains Bobby, "is to let the music speak for itself."
The sound and timbre are described as "pure Alessi,"
melodic and progressive with strong focus on vocals. Saxophone
great, Bob Magnuson, as well as guitarist,
Jeff Southworth (Hall and Oates),
are featured players on the track "All My Life." All
material was composed by both Billy and Bobby, and shipped across
The most recent Alessi Album, "Just Like That" released in 2007 has remained on the RTL radio France playlist for more than a year and has sold out of the first pressing. The second pressing is now available.
The Alessi Brothers are preparing to release a Live DVD that will be recorded at the Wakker Home Of Jazz in April of 2009 and will be released along with their new album "Pure Alessi" (working title) and possibly an EP CD which will include the Soundfighter Alessi Dance remixes to be released in September '09.
With a worldwide fan base of 10 million people, The
Alessi Brothers explain, "This kind of love makes
you want to make more records." The talents, "Alessi,"
are like their melodies, timeless and ever expanding into our