Supporting fellow Italian singer, Zucchero at his gig in Glasgow is one of Pino’s highlights of his career.
He said: “I had the honour to support Zucchero, he is one of my favourite artists.
“I still couldn't believe it, even weeks after I did it - I talked to him and had dinner together which was fantastic, he is not a big diva - he is like one of the guys.”
Managing his 16-year-old son’s rock band Well Known Secret is also top of Pino’s priorities, but does admit he would love Sonny to follow in his footsteps: “It is a completely different genre for Sonny’s band - I would love for Sonny to do it, but I never push him into anything.”
Speaking about whether his fame in Scotland will reach the heights it has in Italy and Sicily, Pino said: “I am not under any illusion, if anything I will probably be more known at the piano bars - I am playing all over Scotland at the moment.
“They seem to like me, so that is good.”
Whilst on a trip to Sicily, Pino was introduced to Jim Kerr, who now resides there by a mutual friend. The pair are close companions and both are big fans of one another’s work.
Speaking about Jim, Pino said: “I met Jim Kerr at his hotel in Sicily and we have become good friends, when I go back to Sicily I go and see him. “He is a nice guy, another one who is not a diva.
“I would love to do something with Jim Kerr but I don't think I would be that lucky in my lifetime.”
Moving from sun-soaked Sicily to the rainy streets of Scotland would be hard for anyone, but Pino insists Scotland is his second home: “I love Scotland, the only thing I don't love about Scotland is the weather!
“I am like an adopted Glaswegian, I love Glasgow - it is my town now, I wouldn't change it for anything else.”
For tour dates and to hear Pino’s songs, please visit his MySpace page at www.myspace.com/pinoletomusic