Taken from his hit album "Handful of Soul," which sold more than 300,000 copies, this release presents the radio version of his acclaimed composition "This is What You Are." This release is enriched by a brilliant and elegant Brazilian version in a typical samba-jazz mood. Mario Biondi is a singer and composer, born in Catania, Italy on January 28, 1971. Mario´s passion for music began at the early age of twelve when he sang in his church choir. His many musical experiences over time in Italy saw him develop more and more into an artist whose scope was destined to be of an international level. With a voice that references greats like Barry White, Issac Hayes and Lou Rawls while at the same time giving his own spin to the soul and jazz genres, Mario makes music passionately while at the same time, lighthearted and ironic.