Gino Vanelli became a singing sensation in the late 70s, and is still rocking crowds with
his signature groovy sound. His hair is just as big and his moves are still as cool as they were at the peak of his career.
Not only does he still perform classic songs like "Crazy Life," "Powerful People" and "Living Inside Myself," but he is constantly
working on new music and teaching Master classes to a new generation of soulful singers.
Even though the electrifying
singer is reaching retirement age, there is nothing tired about him. He is alive and well and bringing his signature swagger
back to a stage near you. While some singers who hit their peak in the 1970s, find themselves struggling to bring back the
magic that once made their career soar, Vannelli has never lost the enthusiasm and out-of-control coiffure that made him a
sensation more than three decades ago. While he's traded in his bell-bottoms for more modern attire, his signature leather
jacket and tight, rock and roll jeans give the impression that no time has passed since this superstar took the stage. Every
moment is filled with the groovy deliciousness that made Vannelli a legend.
Vannelli has had huge
success over the past four decades, and it all began when he was just a child. He grew up in a musical home headed by his
father who was a successful cabaret singer. Vannelli was introduced to jazz music at a young age, and had a particular affinity
for the drums. He was influenced by legendary drummers like Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich and Joe Morello. He even landed a spot
in the Montreal East group the Cobras when he was just a teenager. He earned the drummer position after acing the audition.
He made sure he was the last one to go in front of the band, and listened to what the other drummers were playing. By the
time it was Vannelli's turn he had perfected the audition song and wowed the band. Vannelli has been a musical sensation ever
About the Artist
Gino Vannelli grew up in Montreal, Quebec with his two musically-inclined brothers.
Vannelli took to music at an early age, and by the time he was in high school, he was already writing his own songs and performing
at school functions. He was discovered during his teenage years and even signed a contract with RCA under the name Vann Elli.
But, Vannelli decided that honing his musical skills at McGill University was a better fit. But he never lost his desire to
be a professional musician.
IN the early 1970s, Vannelli and his brothers left Canada and headed for Los Angeles with
empty pockets and heads full of dreams. The three aspiring musicians waited outside the home of trumpeter Herb Alpert, hoping
he would listen to their music. Defeated and hopeless, the group said they would give it one more day and then head back home.
Luckily, Alpert emerged and listened to Vannelli and his brothers play. The impromptu performance led to Gino Vannelli signing
with A&M Records and releasing his first album. By 1974, Vannelli already had a chart-topping single in "People Gotta
Move" that peaked at No. 22 on the Billboard Top 100. Vannelli became a resounding success and even toured with the legendary
Stevie Wonder. And by 1978, Vannelli was nominated for his song "I Just Wanna Stop," which reached the No. 1 spot in Canada
and No. 4 in the US.
But his most popular song to date, "Living Inside Myself," was released in 1981, and peaked at
No. 6 on Billboard's Top 100 list. He continued to ride the wave of fame throughout the 1980s and 90s, winning several prestigious
awards, including several Juno Awards. Since then, the singer has continued to provide the world with his electrifying and
soulful songs, and now you can experience this amazing musician for yourself.
struggled for many years to make his dream come true, and in 1974, his hard work paid off. He released his single "People
Gotta Move," which hit No. 22 on the Billboard Top 100. The song skyrocketed the bell-bottom-clad singer to stardom, earning
him the chance to appear on Soul Train. He was only the second Caucasian performer to appear on the show, and fans couldn't
get enough of him. He began to gain a large following, and earned a spot on tour with Stevie Wonder. His breakout song set
in motion a decade of chart-topping hits and sold-out concerts that made Vannelli an icon. His 1979 album "Brother to Brother"
went platinum, and he won several Canadian Juno Awards for his 1970s recordings.
nothing quite like seeing Vannelli in concert. He brings all of his classic hip-shaking moves and crystal-clear singing voice
to the stage. It's as if no time has passed. Seeing Vannelli in concert today is much like seeing his perform in his groovy,
bell-bottom-wearing heyday. But while his hair is just as big and his personality even bigger, there is a decidedly more mature
sound coming from this music legend. Not only will you get the chance to see Vannelli sing his heart out at one of his stops
in the US, but you will also get the chance to see his dance moves, that always get the crowd moving and swaying.