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Gino Vannelli

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada (1973 – present)

Gino Vannelli (born 16 June 1952 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a Canadian singer/songwriter of Italian ancestry.

From a musical family, his father was a big band musician. Gino Vannelli played drums at a young age and after finishing high school studied musical theory at McGill University.

He eventually went to Los Angeles, California where he signed with Herb Alpert’s A&M Records, releasing his first album with that record label in 1973. Gino’s brother, Joe, served as arranger and keyboardist for most of his recording career. At a time when polyphonic synthesizers were non-existent, Joe overdubbed multiple parts to create a texture of sound that was largely progressive for the early 1970s. Gino’s 1978 song, “I Just Wanna Stop,” earned him an American Grammy Award nomination. He won Canada’s Juno Award for Best Male Artist in 1976 and 1979. Also, Gino and Joe Vannelli shared the Juno Award for Recording Engineer of the Year three times: in 1986 for “Black Cars,” in 1987 for “Wild Horses”/”Young Lover,” and in 1991 for “The Time of Day”/”Sunset on L.A.”.

Vannelli’s other hits include “Living Inside Myself” (1980) and “Wild Horses” (1987).

In 1990 Gino recorded the album ‘Inconsolable man’ and toured extensively for the first time in well over a decade. His ‘Live in Montreal’ album was released in 1991.

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  • mojoba

    i still love it

    28 Aug 8:07pm Reply
  • volm

    Супер виконавець!!!! Вокал та музика, дійсно вище усіляких похвал! До улюбленого!!!!

    15 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Malubella

    SOU UMA BRASILEIRA APAIXONADA POR GINO VANELLI. morenasor@hotmail.com (GOSTARIA DE ME CORRESPONDER COM FAS DE GINO VANELLI )

    28 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Malubella

    EU AMO GINO VANELLI. E A MINHA MUSICA PREFERIDA É HURTS TO BE IN LOVE, MARAVILHOSA...

    28 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Sir_LePaul

    love his voice. BTB is a great album... I have it on vinyl, nice listen.

    9 Dec 2011 Reply
  • promisedeyes

    "Black Cars" is an 80s bouncy classic

    17 Aug 2011 Reply
  • TheYorksViking

    Anybody know name of album late 70s early 80s by Gino, coiuld have been Aquarius but not sure...............

    28 Jun 2011 Reply
  • lianna11

    soooo underrated. beautiful lyrics, music, voice, and a genuinely lovely person too. Buw who on earth tagged him with easy listening???

    7 Jan 2011 Reply
  • powpow3

    super!

    12 Dec 2010 Reply
  • qualityhill

    Where am i going.. Should be in his top 10 best I started listening at 16 and am 48 now time sure did fly.!

    26 Nov 2010 Reply
  • goonieskid

    Gino my email address is Texasmj@hotmail.com.

    30 Sep 2010 Reply
  • goonieskid

    Hey Gino i wanted to ask you how come you never made a video for Just a motion away? That is such a fantastic song it gets played on Q92.5 here all the time as does all your other great songs.

    17 Sep 2010 Reply
  • goonieskid

    Gino this Matt Jones from LaSalle, Montreal, you rock man, i've been listening to you since i've been born in 77 and i am so happy that a fellow Lasalle-Emard neighbour has made some fantastic music, Neil Mendonca says hi to your brother, im so excited that you are finally returning to Montreal on October 29th for another fantastic show, your last one was amazing i brought a few friends of mine to it and they had the time of their lives and they can't wait for your next show as well. Well im off to buy my tickets, and i was wondering if there was any possibility of meeting you backstage for an autograph? All the best to you Gino, i can't wait till Oct 29th, YOU ROCK!

    17 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Marimd

    I just wanna stop!(2)

    7 Jul 2010 Reply
  • tahamonie

    1st white guy to be a guest on soul train, now thats saying alot !

    5 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Mike_Yorke

    I think I wore out the Brother to Brother record when I got it in the 70's It's such a brilliant album :-))

    17 Feb 2010 Reply
  • kissmylips22

    I remember him on Soul train with his tight ass pants HHAAAAA!!!!!!!!

    16 Feb 2010 Reply
  • dardar227

    Not only has Gino enhanced my life with his great music but he's influenced my taste in music in general. He was definitely the Elvis Presley of my generation and I'm very happy to have found his music. Thanks Gino!

    13 Sep 2009 Reply
  • MamaCoCo

    I LOVE THIS SEXY MAN AND HIS STYLE OF MUSIC. SMOOTH AND SOOTHING.

    3 Sep 2009 Reply
  • superpopular

    Hurts To Be In Love HUGE HIT IN BRAZIL !

    2 Sep 2009 Reply
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