Found in Translation is a mainstream duo consisting of guitarist Leonardo Kapetanovic and singer Veronica Villani. Repertoire varies from TOP 40 pop, soul to R&B, jazz and latin, including all the influences received by their different backgrounds and studies.
Leonardo started to play in the Croatian music scene at a very young age and played more than 450 gig in various bands and studio recordings as a session guitarist. He was studying jazz guitar at Vienna Conservatory in Austria when, in 2017, he decided to move to Dublin to study with Ronan Guilfoye, one of the most prominent names in the Irish jazz scene.
Veronica started her classical training by playing the violin in the Youth Orchestra in her hometown, Milan. With her orchestra she played in several theatres and auditoriums around Italy. She continued to develop her interest in music by playing piano and taking vocal lessons. She started to play in bars and restaurants both as a solo musician and with her duo. She then later developed a passion for Musical Theatre, which led her to study and perform in London at Andrew Lloyd Webber’s school, ArtsEd. She moved to Dublin to study Jazz and Contemporary music and pursue her career as a singer.
Found in Translation is a duo covering all possible areas for duo situations by creating the needed atmosphere. They deliver up-tempo shows for bars and lounge music performance for restaurant and lounge bar situations. Through experience, they developed the ability to respond to different kinds of audience and their wishes.
Experiences: various hotels(4*/ 5*), restaurants, bars and open area concerts in Ireland, Italy, Croatia, Austria, Belgium such as 14 concerts - tour on ship on Adriatic coast sponsored by MasterCard, concert hall Botanique, Brussel in Belgium, main square in Zagreb, Adriatic Luxury Hotels(4*/5*), Mahler auditorium in Milan, Teatro Morlacchi in Perugia etc.
They both have different passions which gave them the opportunity to travel the world: Leonardo is passionate about self – development, entrepreneurship, business and with own music projects he travelled to over 100 city in various countries. Veronica is highly interested in languages: she was awarded a scolarship to study in Mexico thanks to her outstanding results in Spanish Studies and she is also fluent in Chinese.
Their hope is to continue pursuing their passion for music combining it with the enriching experience of travelling.
POP 2000s Thinking out loud - Ed Sheeran Perfect- Ed Sheeran Girl on fire- Alicia Keys In common- Alicia Keys No one- Alicia keys Happy - Pharrell Williams Havana- Camila Cabello Slow hands- Niall Horan Closer The Chainsmokers Rather be- Clean BanditBandit Shape of you- Ed Sheeran Touch- Little Mix Love on top- Beyonce Million years ago- Adele Make you feel my love - Adele Don't you remember - Adele Valerie – Amy Winehouse You know I’m no good- Amy Winehouse Come away with me - Norah Jones Sunrise - Norah Jones L.O.V.E. - Joss Stone Fell in love with a boy Joss Stone Price Tag - Jessie J Domino- Jessie J Burnin’ up- Jessie J Just the way you are - Bruno Mars Versace on the floor - Bruno Mars Dance for you - Beyonce Drunk in love - Beyonce Let her go - Passenger All of me - John Legend Beneath your beautiful- Labrinth 1+1- Beyonce Toxic- Britney Spears Wannabe- Spice Girls Forget you- CeeLo Green
OLDIES Stand by me - B. E. King Your song - John Elton Can't help falling in love with you - Elvis Presley The way you make me feel - Michael Jackson Killing me softly – Roberta Flack Walking on sunshine - Katrina & The waves That's what friends are for - Dionne Warwick I'm a believer- The Monkees Alfie- Burt Bacharach Imagine- John Lennon I want to hold your hand- The Beatles Songbird- Fleetwood Mac Mac It’ s not unusual- Tom Jones Wake me up before you go- go - Wham! Mr Bojangles- Jerry Jeff Walker Sunny- Bobby Hebb Fast car- Tracy Chapman Sultans of swing - Dire Straits Fever- Peggy Lee Lean on me- Bill Whiters Uptown girl- Billy Joel Drive my car- The Beatles
ROCK Don’t stop believin’- Journey Somebody to love- Queen One- U2 She’ not there- The The Zombies We got the beat- The Go Go’s One way or another- Blondie Don’t stop me now- Queen My sharona- The Knack You really got me - The Kinks Hotel California - The Eagles With or without you - U2 Should I stay or should I go- The Clash Human- The Killers
COUNTRY Jolene- Dolly Parton Country road- John Denver Need you now- Lady AAntebellum I will wait- Mumford and SSons Our song- Taylor Swift 9 to 5- Dolly Parton
JAZZ Summertime- George Gershwin The way you look tonight- Frank Sinatra At Last- Etta James Fly me to the moon - Frank Sinatra Witchcraft - Frank Sinatra Moon river - Frank Sinatra Angel Eyes Diana Krall Autumn leaves - Eva Cassidy My foolish heart - Kurt Elling My funny valentine - Ella Fitzgerald Nature boy - Kurt Elling Estate- Chet Baker Smile - Nat King Cole Feeling good - Nina Simone Sway - Michael Buble Night & Day - Ella Fitzgerald Too Darn Hot - Ella Fitzgerald I put spell on you - Nina Simone Bewitched - Ella Fitzgerald Why don't you do right - Peggy Lee Night in Tunisia- Ella Fitzgerald Caravan- Duke Ellington La vie en rose- Edith Piaf Hit the road Jack- Ray Charles
FUNK Tell me somethin’ good- Chaka Khan Ain’t nobody- Felix Jaehn Stop! In the name of love- The supremes Wanna be startin’ something- Michael Jackson Smooth criminal- ¸ Michael Jackson That s the way (I like it)- Kc and the Sunshine Band Proud Mary- Tina Turner I wish- Stevie Wonder I feel good - James Brown No diggity - Blackstreet Master blaster- Stevie Wonder Signe sealed delivered- Stevie Wonder Take me to the river Talking river Play that funky music white boy- Wild Cherry (I can get no) Satisfaction- Otis Redding Respect - Aretha Franklin If I can’t have you- Bee Gees I wanna dance with somebody- Whitney Houston ABC- Jackson 5 I want you back - Jackson 5 River deep, mountain high- Ike & Tina Turner Kiss- Prince
SOUL It’ s a man’s man’s man’s world- James Brown Human nature- Michael Jackson I’ ve been loving you too long- Otis Redding Let's stay together - Tina Turner I never loved a man- Aretha Franklin My girl- The Tempations Wonderful world- Otis Redding Don’ t you worry about a thing- Stevie Wonder Just the two of us- Grover Washington Jr (Sittin’ on) the dock of the bay- Otis Redding Mustang Sally- Wilson Pickett Dance to the music- Sly & the family stone
R&B Say my name- Destiny’s C Child Isn’t she lovely- Stevie Wonder Back to black- Amy Winehouse Rehab- Amy Winehouse Will you still love me tomorrow?- Amy Winehouse No scrubs- TLC You don’ t know my name- Alicia keys Fallin’- Alicia Keys Raggamuffin- Selah Sue You are the sunshine of my life- Stevie Wonder Rock with you- Michael Jackson If I ain’t got you- Alicia Keys Bille Jean - Michael Jackson Ain’t no sunshine - Bill Withers
REGGAE No woman no cry - Bob Marley Three little birds - Bob Marley One love- Bob Marley and the wailer My boy lollipop- Millie Small The tide is high- The Paragons Angel- Shaggy Bad boys- Inner circle Don’t worry be happy- Bobby Mc Ferrin
LATIN Agua de beber- Astrud Gilberto Girl from Ipanema- Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto Wave- Joao Gilberto Mas que nada- Sergio Mendez Besame mucho- Consuelo Velazquez Quizas- Osvaldo Farres Sabor a mi- Alvaro Carrillo La llorona- Eugenia Leon How insensitive- Antonio Carlos Jobim Blue bossa - Dexter Gordon Chega de saudade- Joao Gilberto
MUSICAL City of stars- Lala Land Part of that world- The little mermaid Beyond the sea- The little mermaid Colours of the wind- Pocahontas Some day my prince will come- Snow White Memory- Cats Singin’ in the rain- Singin’ in the rain Pure imagination- Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Everybody wants to be a cat- The Aristocats You’ ll never walk alone- Carousel For good- Wicked The bare necesseties- The Jungle book Kiss the girl- The little mermaid A whole new world- Aladdin Cruella de vil- 101 Dalmatians Somewhere over the rainbow- The wizard of Oz
ITALIAN Volare Domenico Modugno Quando Quando Quando Tony Renis Azzurro Paolo Conte Caruso Lucio Dalla La gatta Gino Paoli Tu vuò fa l’ americano Renato Carosone Il cielo in una stanza Mina