, musician, composer, author (1974 - Italy).
Started his professional career in 1992
with sardinian pop bands as
guitarist and later singer/guitarist.
Went to Sanremo for a pop festival with Nicola Marogna
then he played for a long time with Stefano Puddu in France recording a
couple of albums such as Zamballarana
with Jerome Casalonga
Mr. Elvis Costello judged this album as "ONE OF THE 500 BEST ALBUMS OF ALL TIMES"
During that period Canargiu played different styles such as blues at
the Rocce Rosse
and Blues Festival
(as opening act for B.B.King
and John Mayall) with his acoustic trio Walking blues
with Federico Vassallo, Vittorio Sicbaldi, Sandro Fontoni and many
others, funk and rock with Silvano Lobina
, Davide Sanna
and most of the best sardinian musicians available at
started playing Bass with a MPB band in Cagliari.
he realised his first album with his name on called D'improvviso
On that time he moved to London Town and then to New Jersey & New
York playing, composing, studying harmony, contrappunto and guitar
Back to Italy in 2000
he started playin' with Sergio Bevilacqua and many other musicians
around the "north-east" scene.
flew back to U.S.A. for easter then back to
Veneto and, on summer, he got to Isola D'elba
started with a long flight to Genova-Milano-Paris-Miami-Fort
Lauderdale....destination Costa Cruises on caribbean sea untill summer.
After a 2 weeks break in Cagliari he left for Egypt until october, then
Costa Cruises from Savona to Canarie islands and then he spent new
year's eve in Zanzibar.
Performances in hotels, resorts and clubs went on through all these
some breaks dedicated to composition of rhapsodies, orchestral suites
and rock songs.
He visited many new countries in 2003/2004
such as Tunisia, Turkey,
Portugal, Cyprus, Jordan (where he met, played and recorded with giants
Andrea Chiesa and Ilham Al Madfai
and all those trips modified his artistic language turning it in what
we see now: a musical melting pot.
On summer 2005
Canargiu played jazz at the Forte Village with many old
collaborators like Sebastiano
Andrea Ruggeri and many others.
In september he won a local world music contest playing Aggiuteme
first song composed and sung
by the duet "Silvio Canargiu - Battista Dagnino" for the album A Que
In that period he met Samuele
, a phenomenal guitarist/producer known for his studio work
on most of the italian pop productions available on market.
He taught him the use of computers and music software which he used
from then on to ease his music production job.
They also recorded some nice tunes not available for sell (a kind of
was dedicated to composition of Jolanda, la
figlia del corsaro nero
backlines for Arturo
spent playing with Michele Del
, on cute valleys of Villasimius recording some new
age tracks available on album Mystical
In november he flew to Milan where he started working with his dear
english friend John
to his very first comedy project: Culture
, first english/italian comedy show ever performed live on
Main theme of this show was "Your Culture" (find it on freeMusic),
composed 4 hands with Sloan.
Debut in Milan's Zelig
theatre on march 20, 2007.
In may 2007 A Que
saw the light in Carloforte and Just Summer Lounge
June, july and august he played quite every day with his jazz quartet
featuring some of the best players in Sardinia.
In september he started back composing for a roman "Charlie's Angels"
musical version and for some local singers.
In spring 2008
played in Abu Dhabi, a smiling and reactive city leading
the Arab Emirates.
In summertime he wrote and produced a series of house songs for Montefeltro
and some backlines for Machiavelli
At the beginning of 2009
produced/composed the all soundtrack for John
Sloan and his "Inglese essenziale
On summer 2009
he moved to Amman (Jordan) joining
Ilham Al Madfai's big band playing on islam's month of Ramadan then he
started teaching at the Freddy For
school of music and recording songs for Haitham
, Ali Rehany, Faris Hussien
and his dear iraqi friend
Spent first 6 months of 2010
in Fujairah (UAE) and then he flew back to
In september he started a new production with his mate John Peter
Sloan called Speak Now
and recorded a new jazz album with a brand new italian quartet: Destroy
The New World Order.
In january 2011
more time was dedicated to Speak Now Evolution and
(a small format inside
Rai tv program Report
in summer Destroy The New World Order
was launched on market while, thanks to cooperation with Del Baldo and
Allison McAreavey, recording sessions for a new chill out box were
The last three months of the year he performed in Dubai at the Habtoor Grand.
starts with a trip to Finland, then a 3 months contract as solo
artist at Perde Pera in Sardinia and some more trips to Tuscany and
Meanwhile, his mate Michele Del Baldo produced a new compilation
containing most of the best lounge songs by Canargiu.
This album is called The best 50 lounge songs ever
inevitably it was a success
In december production called X
started in Chieti with Nicola Pisano and Walter Caratelli.
The recordings for this project were made at Protosound
and ended the dec. 23, just in time for Christmas and New Year's eve
with John Peter Sloan in Milan.
was a transition year.
Project X was published and some live acts were made but nothing remarkable for the hystory books.
Silvio Canargiu recorded new songs for a movie that actually
didn't see the light but most of all re-recorded with Paolo Demontis a
series of songs composed between 1992 and 1996 when all the dreams were
That songlist is available for purchase online as Un futuro alle spalle.
Silvio played live at Forte Village Resort and on Diamond
Princess Cruise Ship which was good fun for him (who heavily improvised
thanks to a loop pedal and a bit of creativity) and for many of the
customers who faced him.
After a month in Oman, in february 2016
, he moved to Los Angeles and joined the Star Princess playing as solo guitarist between Canada, Hawaii, California and Alaska.
Summertime spent again as solo guitarist at prestigious Forte Village Resort.
From october till december he recorded two albums: 20's
with Pierpaolo Frailis, Liliya Akhmetzianova
and Emanuele La Barbera.
First record was dedicated to some of the wonderful songs written in
the second decade of 20th century and the second one to some
influential figures that touched Silvio's heart.
starts with Arina, which was basically a bet between Silvio and this
newborn baby's parents: will you be faster composing it or her mom
Last but not least song of the album is dedicated to the glorious figure of footballer and sardinian hero Gigi Riva.
Composition took a long, long time and was only possible because of Liliya