Tonino Carotone (born Antonio de la Cuesta on January 9, 1970 in Burgos, Spain) is a Spanish singer-songwriter. The majority of his childhood and adolescence were spent in Pamplona, Spain. Although Tonino has had a lifelong love for Italian music, he did not visit Italy until 1995 when he flew there in order to avoid Spanish military service. In 2000, Tonino gained success in Italy shortly after releasing the single Me cago en el amor from his debut album Mondo difficile. In 2003 Tonino returned with yet another Italian inspired album, Senza Ritorno.