Top City’s lead male vocalist acquired an affinity for music listening to his father’s Tom Jones records while growing up on Vancouver’s east side. His first foray as a performer was not with his voice, however... the guitar was Claudio’s first choice! He soaked up the influences of greats like B.B. King, Chuck Berry and Jeff Beck. It would prove to be the start of a deep and lasting love for the blues. After graduating from high school, Claudio studied music at Capilano College. While playing guitar in several bands, he ventured to sing some parts. He soon came to realize that his voice was his best natural asset, bringing him full circle to his first influence. In performance with Top City, Claudio ranges from his enduring love – the blues – through classic R&B into soul and funk. And at least one classic Tom Jones arrangement!