The Kinsey Scale
Lead singer and founder of The Kinsey Scale, Paolo Perre is the very image of the modern renaissance man. Born in Siena, Italy, he immigrated to London, England and later to New York City. He began singing as a child in his native Italy singing as the boy soloist in the church choir to much notice. After moving to the United States, he continued his choral singing and began piano studies. Shortly thereafter, at age 9, he was selected to meet the illustrious and legendary classical music composer/conductor, Leonard Bernstein to sing and play for him and to be considered for a role in his Broadway musical, “1600 Pennsylvania Ave.”
He made his music debut playing the piano with orchestra at aged 11. At age 13, he began playing the violin and as with the piano progressed prodigiously. He gained entrance into the prestigious performing arts high school, Interlochen Arts Academy studying piano, violin and dance on full scholarship. He continued his studies later at the Paris and Moscow Conservatories, The Juilliard School and at university in the US.
Over the years he has performed as a musician and singer worldwide. In the early 90’s, he began a career as an actor and once again, as with his other talents, rose to meteoric success. Under his stage name [Adam Alexi-Malle] he has performed on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning musical “Titanic” as well as the Broadway revival of “The Threepenny Opera” starring alongside Cyndi Lauper, Nelly McKay and Alan Cumming. His participation in the American premiere of British director Mike Leigh’s play, “Goose-Pimples” brought him considerable critical acclaim with The New York Times exclaiming his performance as “…simply astounding.” That success lead to him being offered his first film role in the movie, “Bowfinger” opposite Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy. He continues his acting career working with some of the world’s greatest directors such as Woody Allen, Joel & Ethan Coen and Steven Spielberg appearing in numerous movies, television, theatre as well as being a sought-after and award-winning voiceover artist.
He is especially passionate about writing both poetry and other genres. In 2014, his début book of poetry, “A Confederacy of Joy” was published by Siena Press and was awarded the 2014 Legacy Poetry Prize. His follow-up collection, “The Nomad Odes”, is scheduled to be released in late 2015/early 2016.
Aside from his great love and dedication to classical music, Paolo has always held a great love and fascination for popular music, from the vocal standards to rock and EDM & Progressive Vocal Trance. Inspired by his idol, Frank Sinatra to the other great vocalists and singer/songwriters that fill the great and continuing pantheon of popular music, he created the band, The Kinsey Scale in 2007 and brings all of his great experience, passion and wealth of talent to this other shining part of his life’s mosaïc.
Paolo has recorded for the labels, Varèse Sarabande and Verve Records, the latter as a guest on Nelly McKay’s studio album, “Normal as Blueberry Pie – A Tribute to Doris Day”. The Kinsey Scale is on the label Autonomous Records UK.