Singing Deli Worker Delights Russo’s Shoppers, Becomes an Internet Sensation

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A Facebook video of a Russo’s deli worker singing Christmas songs has gone viral, and caught the attention of news outlets both locally and nationally. 

Gillie Assuncao began working at Russo’s just four months ago as a dishwasher but now works in the market’s deli area. The Brazilian native also has an amazing baritone voice.

The store posted a video of Assuncao singing to customers over the weekend and it took off. It also caught the attention of media, both locally and nationally. He has been interviewed by news outlets, including Boston’s WBZ Channel 4 and the national ABC News.

Assuncao took some lessons in Brazil and sang in places such as bars and restaurants, but he hopes someday to study at Berklee College of Music.

His talents may have gone undiscovered if he had not helped with a soundcheck done by a group hire to perform at Russo’s on Friday night.

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