When I was researching music for the show I discovered a wonderful Italian composer named Renato Carosone and immediately fell in love with the style and humor he injected into his music.
I tried to capture the same for Mario Eats Italy, especially because the basic premise was Mario traveling through Italy with his somewhat eccentric cousin Steve Rooney looking for different foods and culinary experiences.
I am playing all of the instruments, including the horn samples (I love that wonderful Baritone Sax).
An interesting story; the editor of the show, Larry Krantz has a small dog named Sophie and every time she heard this music she would bark uncontrollably.  I’m not sure if that’s good or bad, but it was really funny.
Mario Eats Italy
Music, Sound Design, and Mix for Broadcast