Bravo Contante was born in New York City. An early ambition was to become a professional baseball player but a knee injury abruptly ended his career and, as a young man, he worked briefly as an accountant for a CPA firm. But he abandoned that goal after he was smitten by the music of Bobby Darin and Francis Albert Sinatra. He organized sang in and booked a group called the System, which got as far as the college circuit. The foursome disbanded, but the young singer hung on and, he became a monthly entertainer at Jilly's "My Favorite Bistro" Frank Sinatra, located in NYC. His godfather Frank Rizzo Jilly's brother was a confidant and advisor to the late Frank Sinatra and also manager of the bistro. Frank Rizzo ws a big influence on Bravo.
From May through December 2000 Bravo underwent extensive vocal training in Highland, Ca. under the guidance of Toxey French, producer and winner of the Oscar for Music Production, Midnight Cowboy 1969.
On February 24, 2007 Bravo sang at the Palladium Theatre, St. Petersburg, Fl with the "Grammy Nominated" Dan McMillion Jazz Orchestra. Dan told Bravo that his intonation was perfect and his enunciation of the lyric was impeccable. The concert and Bravo received a very favorable review in Tampa Bay Magazine March 2007.
Bravo has learned his trade from endless meetings with Frank Rizzo and Frank Sinatra. Sinatra told Bravo that he criticized performers who shall be nameless, who went on stage and threw it away. If you're going to go to bat at all, you should try to hit the home run every time you get there. Make sure you enunciate the words "so that the listener would know what you are saying"; and make it your business to understand the lyrics you are dispensing. I hope you catch on to some of these things, I hope you do. It would be nice to be remembered. Bravo has taken Sinatra's advice seriously.