Old Fruitmarket

Mario Biondi

Mario Biondi
£40.32 (includes booking fee)
Dates and times
6th Sep 2023
7:30PM - 10:00PM
Over 14s only. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Mario Biondi’s unmistakable deep voice is warm and sensual, yet clear and confident.

A vast range of experience has made Mario the great artist he is today. He has sung in church choirs, been a session singer for niche labels and speaks perfect English although he is a born and bred Sicilian, from Catania. A lover of soul music, in 1988 he began supporting artists of international standing, including some of the calibre of the legendary Ray Charles. But the turning point came with the Japanese release of his single This Is What You Are, picked up by top BBC1 DJ Norman Jay, who fell in love with the song and launched it across Europe radio stations.

In 2006 Mario released his debut album “Handful of Soul”, recorded with the High Five Quintet. In less than three months it went platinum. In November 2007, Mario released a double album with the Duke Orchestra called “I Love You More”, recorded entirely live at the Smeraldo Theatre in Milan.

In 2021 Mario returned to recording following the Covid restrictions with his brand new album “Dare”, which was released on January 29th, the day after his fiftieth birthday, and the record tells the story of his career to date, and also looks ahead to the future. The first single from the album was the remake of the classic Herbie Hancock’s anthem “Cantaloupe Island”, remixed by Mario’s friend and great brazilian producer DJ Meme.

“Dare” was selected as “Album of the week” by the iconic UK radio station “Jazz FM”.

Booking Information

A 12% booking fee is included in the ticket price, as advertised. At check-out this fee will be shown separately for receipt purposes and to ensure the face value of your ticket is correct. Prices are subject to change. Prices may vary on the night of a show. Transactions fees may vary depending on event.

Dispatch Charges

E-tickets - Free of charge
Fulfilment Fee - £1.95

Transaction Charges apply as follows

Online up to £1.50
Phone up to £1.75
Counter/ In Person: Free

Tickets Booking Line:
0141 353 8000.
Lines open Monday-Saturday 09:00-17:00 (excluding Bank Holidays). Please check opening hours over any Bank Holiday period.

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Accessible toilets

There are accessible toilets located to the right of the entrance to the auditorium on the ground floor and on the balcony adjacent to the Candleriggs Bar.

Assistance dogs

Guide and assistance dogs are welcome and are allowed in the auditorium.

Wheelchair access

Lift access to all floors. 

There are designated spaces for wheelchair users. A companion is welcome to sit with you. 

There is a wheelchair to borrow. To borrow a wheelchair, please ask a member of staff.

Baby changing

There is a baby changing unit within the accessible toilet located to the right of the entrance to the auditorium on the ground floor.

Baby feeding

Available on request


The cloakroom is located on the 1st floor next to the toilets. There is a £1 charge (only open for events or where a client has requested the facility)


On street, metered parking and nearby multi-storey

Free wifi

There is free public Wifi access. To connect, visitors have to register with the Old Fruitmarket Public Wifi which should pop up on their browser. After that visitors will only need their password for future uses.

Location Map

Part of the City Halls complex the Old Fruitmarket is an incredibly versatile venue. Visit the Old Fruitmarket's venue hire webpage to find out more.

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