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Carotone performing on 13 December 2007
|Antonio de la Cuesta|
9 January 1970|
|Labels||Virgin, Bloom Produzioni|
|Website||Official Website (in Italian)|
Tonino Carotone (born Antonio de la Cuesta on 9 January 1970 in Burgos, Spain) is a Spanish singer-songwriter. "Carotone" in his stage name literally means "Big face" in Spanish, and it is commonly used to mean "poker face" or "bold as brass". The majority of his childhood and adolescence were spent in Pamplona, Spain. In 1995, Tonino moved to Italy, where he gained success five years later after releasing the single Me cago en el amor from his debut album Mondo difficile. In 2003, Tonino released another album, Senza Ritorno.
In 2006, Tonino and writer Federico Traversa released a book titled Il Maestro dell'Ora Brava.
Previous to his solo work, Tonino formed part of the Pamplona based group Kojon Prieto y los Huajolotes, gaining a moderate following before disbanding in 1995.