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Monday 14 October 2013:
NEWS FLASHES AFTER AN INTERVIEW WITH GINO VANNELLI ON SUNDAY THE 13TH OF OCTOBER 2013

THE MAN AND HIS FANS.

Gino Vannelli the most busiest and most passionated Man in music! Interviews & TV shows & Rehearsals & live concerts in Canada and the USA are coming up in this new week all up to and into November 2013... And even in spite of a rehearsal on Sunday and lots of preparing to do GINO VANNELLI speaks to His fans.

SHORT NEWS FLASHES FROM GINO VANNELLI:
"Sunday morning rehearsal with the band.
We are learning a couple of new tunes. One of which is NightWalker. And the second one is a surprise.

We did a Canto video last weekend with youth orchestra Vitamente Sinfoniette. The new recording and video of Canto, featuring Vitamente Sinfonietta, a youth chamber orchestra from Washington, USA. This video turned out great. The editing will be finished when I get back from this tour.

Tomorrow morning interviews with Malibu Times and Toronto Globe and Mail.
The rehearsal at noon.
Tuesday filming at studio for PBS special.
Wednesday one last rehearsal with Greg the pianist.
Thursday leave for Canada."

Please note that your visit to a GINO VANNELLI live concert is a MUST, a necessity, a requirement. For example, a GINO VANNELLI live concert is a must see or a NEED for fans and music-lovers, you need to experience GINO VANNELLI live on stage before you die! This are only the simple words and feelings of the editors of this GINO VANNELLI newspaper and we are not ashamed for these words...




Wednesday 2 October 2013:
LETTERS TO THE EDITORS...

LETTERS WITH THE SUBJECT: GUESS WHO??? YEAH: GINO VANNELLI !!! ALL LETTERS DATED SEPTEMBER 2013.

LETTER ONE: Hi Barend and Trees, Thank you for letting me know the Gino concerts! I had been trying to check the venue sites for new concert listings, figuring Gino would be either at the Windsor Caesars Casino or the Music Hall right around the same time as his Chicago show in November 2013. But between preparing for our trip and more private things, I just haven't been checking as frequently as I should. So THANK YOU!! I just bought 2 tickets!!!! KM.

LETTER TWO: Hello dear friends! Thank you so much for the replies to my e-mails! I'm sure you have a lot of income e-mails of people who loves you, like me. I'm glad you spent splendid days in the mountains. You are lucky to share same taste for things! It does not always happen in couples. The differences I see between your site and official ginov or facebook, is mainly warmth, a personal touch, closeness, friendship, confidence. I could go on and on. Yours is a different format, a different way of communication. In my personal humble opinion, your website is much more a high quality one than the other two. I feel other two as cold media. I don't know if I make myself understood. It's difficult for me to share deep feelings in English. I feel yours as full of love, interest, devotion. The other two are more like a business thing. Your website means so much to me, and I'm pretty sure thousands of people on earth feel the same. Love, love, love. MC.

LETTER THREE: If Gino is going to Austin, I will DEFINITELY go…please keep me posted on when I can get tickets... I was excited to read in one of the Oregon articles that the Saban Theatre (Los Angeles) show in November is being taped for a PBS television special here in the U.S. That is very exciting news!!!! MK.

LETTER FOUR: Gino Vannelli in Austin Texas. Yes, we saw that! It’s only a short 3 hour drive! I think we are planning on going. Nancy.

LETTER FIVE: Hi, I'm an amateur music based in Spain, I love so much the Gino's musics and poetrys, we want to play two songs in our own set list, you know where I can to obtain arrangements from Ginos songs? Salud Ferran.

LETTER SIX: Hello, I stumbled on your site by mistake but must say I am impressed. I had the extreme pleasure to see Gino at The House Of Blues in Orlando this past Sunday nite. I have been a fan since Brother To Brother but never thought I would get to attend a live show as Gino does not come to Florida often. I was floored by the show from start to finish, never have I been so impressed or moved by a live performance. The sound was the best live sound I have ever heard, the band was smokin hot, and Gino was better live than I could have ever expected!! I eagerly await to find out about any dates in the U.S.A. as I will make it a point to be there! Anyway just wanted to share my feelings after this show and say I can't wait until next time. Danny




Wednesday 25 September 2013:
OREGON MUSIC NEWS GINO VANNELLI NEWS FROM OREGON!

GINO VANNELLI: A LESSON IN COOL
BY MATTHEW BERNSTEIN ON SEPTEMBER 10, 2013.

Gino Vannelli still packs them in

It did not begin too well. I realized rather late that I didn’t have the number to call Mr. Gino Vannelli and I anxiously sent an email to my PR contact. Where’s the number? I type and though I want to add many many exclamation points I use restraint. I hope he is a frequent email checker and will soon send me what I need. The clock ticks. Time seems to move very quickly when you are under pressure.

My mind wanders. I had the opportunity to interview a superstar who was living right here in our Portland backyard. I had familiarized myself with his story. I was ready to go at the appointed time. His bio read like a dream. Record deals, frantic pleas to audition, world travel, TV appearances, fans, and sex-symbol status. Even his name was awesome. Oh boy. I wonder what I’ll find on the end of the line once I get that number. I frantically keep checking my computer screen and suddenly there it is. Thank you! I yell to nobody in particular and race to make the call.

Smooth jazz picks up. I apologize for the delay. Soft and quiet, he’s cool with it. He understands. Things happen. We start in. Vannelli is Canadian and grew up in a musical household. “My father was a big band singer. I started playing drums when I was 8 or 9 years old. I took 5 to 6 years of drum lessons and then piano lessons and guitar lessons and just proceeded on. I got my first record deal with RCA Canada when I was in my 4th year of high school in Canada. I then went to Mcgill University for a little bit and there I figured that it just wasn’t going to work out so I went to New York and pursued a career there. When I was 21 I signed with A & M records. Later I moved to LA in West Hollywood,” Vannelli explains without any drama.

In fact, he sounds like he is just explaining a basic trip to the grocery store to get some items as he ticks off these huge accomplishments. I liked that. I wanted to know more. How did he get to be so well-known. What made him tick? “I was really influenced by the records I played. I listened to them for hours and hours a day. I played them and studied them and went to the piano to try to search for the chord changes I heard and things like that. I’ve not been influenced by 1 person but rather by the many people that came along. I’d try to glean something from them,” Vannelli says.

It seems like Vannelli has had the pick of people to choose from and to learn from, yet when asked to find those important moments it was touching to hear what he chose. “The highlights are the day you get signed or the day they tell you have a platinum record or the day you have any kind of success like that. Maybe the day I did Soul Train and was just 22 years old and still wet behind the ears and did a national TV show. Or when I performed for Pope John Paul II. Or maybe the day I got married. Or maybe the day my son was born.” Beautiful. Like one of his songs. It’s all there in a perfect encapsulation of highlights. Even though there are many more awards and Grammy nominations and accolades he could have gone on and on with a lengthy list.

Gino Vannelli in the 70's “As an artist, I find satisfaction in all facets of what I do be it singing, producing, writing, performing in any capacity. It’s satisfying to sing a song really well and hear it back and agree with yourself or to write a song that you play to yourself or listen to it maybe a year or two or ten years later and think, ‘that was a good piece of music,’” Vannelli notes.

Vannelli can still choose what he wants to do. It isn’t a question of success right now. He didn’t hype his records or talk about his upcoming shows. He didn’t even mention his big birthday bash. He is in a lucky spot and he’s gathered a very talented top group of musicians to work with him. But again he’s pretty low key about it all.

“For years I made the scene here. I built a studio in the NW. I recorded an album in the 90s and late 90s and early 2000s. I asked a lot of people for suggestions and really searched around for certain kinds of players and got to know people and when it came time to put a band together there was no doubt that it would be Reinhard Melz on drums and Patrick Lamb on horn and Damian Erskine on bass with Greg Goebel on piano and Jay Koder on guitar. These were the guys to go with,” says Vannelli.

Anyone who knows something about jazz knows that only the best musicians in town can handle what Vannelli brings to the table. vanelli“My charts are pretty precise. You can venture off but within the confines of what the chart is dictating. You can expand voicing but because of the horn arrangements it’s pretty tightly arranged, almost like a small big band. You’ve got to be pretty aware of the charts,” replies Vannelli matter-of factly. He just seems to ooze cool over the phone lines. After such a storied career, what is there out there that inspires him?

“The inspiration now are things happening in society. Maybe getting a new dog. Thinking up a new story. Something happens in the news. I don’t know some kind of politics some kind of spiritual revelation something that just takes you back a little bit,” he muses. And what is it about music that makes him tick I still wanted to know. “Well, it really soothes the savage beast in me,” and I can almost hear his smile.

Find out where Gino Vannelli will be playing...




Tuesday 17 September 2013:
GINO VANNELLI NEWS FOUND ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB BY A GINO VANNELLI FAN!

THE SAME GINO VANNELLI FAN WHO MADE THE BEST PICTURE EVER OF GINO VANNELLI IN ACTION AND PEOPLE USE THIS PICTURE WORLD WIDE!!!

Kathleen Young Marcaccio, a Gino Vannelli fan in the USA e-mailed us this site and it is good news for the Canadian Gino Vannelli fans & music-lovers.

Gal Pal Getaway - Algoma Fall Festival Presents: Entertainment On Fire (Sault Ste. Marie) in Northern Ontario. Saturday, October 19, 9 pm The Machine Shop at Mill Square 75 Huron St. - That night the passionate and powerful Gino Vannelli hits the stage performing his most requested classics. Gino Vannelli photographed by Kathleen See how they use Kathleen's picture! They use her picture around this planet on web sites on tickets on posters really everywhere! Anyways, many GINO VANNELLI concerts in the Fall in Québec and Ontario! Follow the tour data and information web pages...




Thursday 29 August 2013:
GINO VANNELLI ARTICLE IN THE OREGONIAN NEWSPAPER WITH PICTURES!

THE JOURNALIST ERIC APALATEGUI GIVES US PERMISSION TO POST THIS GINO VANNELLI ARTICLE IN OUR GINO VANNELLI NEWSPAPER

E-mail from Eric Apalategui dated 29 August 2013:
Re: Gino Vannelli: I think if you make it clear the article first appeared in The Oregonian (Portland, Oregon, U.S.) and link it to the original article on the OregonLive.com website, it would be fine to post on your site. Best, Eric Apalategui, The Oregonian (Portland, Oregon, U.S.)

Gino Vannelli avoids spotlight in Oregon where he lives, but draws crowds elsewhere...OregonLive.com

By Special to The Oregonian on August 28, 2013 at 9:00 AM, updated August 28, 2013 at 9:15 AM

Gino Vannelli, Troutdale, Oregon 2013
Gino Vannelli, a 61-year-old singer and musician who has many fans around the world, has settled in the Columbia River Gorge near his Troutdale studio, where he gives classes and keeps a low profile.
DOUG BEGHTEL, The Oregonian
More than four decades into his music career, Gino Vannelli still makes women swoon at his concerts. It's a stretch to call someone boyish when he's in his early 60s, yet Vannelli maintains the curly locks, piercing eyes, trim figure in torn jeans and that voice – always, that voice – that launched him into stardom with hits like "I Just Wanna Stop" and "Living Inside Myself" in the 1970s and '80s.

He and his wife, Patricia, have lived in the Columbia River Gorge near Troutdale for more than 20 years, but don't go checking Friday's A&E for his next concert date. Vannelli fills concert halls from Mexico City to Montreal and beyond, but over his long career he has seldom stepped on stage in Troutdale. In a rare local appearance, he sang the national anthem at a dedication of a sculpture of Admiral Chester Nimitz in July in Troutdale, and then faded back so his artist friend Rip Caswell had the spotlight.

While teaching a class behind the unmarked door of his Troutdale studio on a recent August afternoon, his bespectacled eyes fixed on a monitor, Vannelli seems to be as much computer geek as an artist with admirers around the world.

He works on a music-editing program, tapping his computer keyboard and dragging bytes of pixilated lyric around the screen, like a painter uses a brush to pull pigment across a canvas. He touches a final key and a strand of rich vocals – "Fell asleep with you next to me, but I woke up alone in my room" – emerges from the speakers.

The music would sound polished to most observers, but the man many consider an American master hears imperfection in the key of a single "i" in his student's song. Vannelli quickly pastes in a fragment of sound from a different take for another listen.

"Good," he says with a nod to his student, Jamie Alimorad, 25, who came from suburban New York City to suburban Portland to work with one of his idols during small group lessons that Vannelli calls "Art of Voice."

"He's 61 and his voice sounds like that, I mean, c'mon! That's what I want to be," says Alimorad, who has worked with various musicians and recorded two albums. "This is a whole 'nother ballgame. It's almost like if everybody else was playing checkers, he's playing chess."

Love in Portland

Back in the early 1970s, early in his career, Vannelli arrived in Portland to open for another act. Ticket sales flopped and the show was dropped.

With a day to kill, he was walking around Portland when he fell for a young woman working in a jewelry store. He and Patricia have been married 38 years and have a grown son, and it was her Pacific Northwest roots that drew them to the area when they tired of Los Angeles. They lived in Portland's Mount Tabor neighborhood for eight years before settling in the Columbia River Gorge.

Vannelli grew up in an ethnic Italian family in Montreal, Canada. He was in bands since boyhood, released his first single as a teen and talked his way into a record deal with Herb Alpert's A&M Records at age 21. His brothers Joe and Ross also remain active in the music business.

Gino Vannelli rose to stardom with the release of six albums in six years, ending with the double-platinum "Brother to Brother" in 1978. His song "I Just Wanna Stop" reached No. 4 on the Billboard singles chart in the U.S. (and No. 1 in Canada) and earned his first Grammy nomination.

He then signed with Arista Records, and his next album included his second top-10 single, "Living Inside Myself."

Exile and expansion

Gino Vannelli sings the National Anthem in Troutdale, Oregon 2013
Grammy-nominated Gino Vannelli sings the national anthem at the unveiling of Rip Caswell's bronze sculpture of Admiral Chester W. Nimitz in Troutdale in July. The public unveiling preempts the national monument's permanent home in Pearl Harbor on Sept. 2. 2013
SUNNY STRADER/The Oregonian
His plan to release an edgier album didn't fly with executives at Arista, headed by the legendary Clive Davis. A years-long battle ensued, a period that Vannelli today describes as being black-listed from recording. He used his exile to study philosophy, world religions and poetry.

He has never again sold as many albums in the U.S., but his artistic turns through jazz, blues, classical and pop helped him build legions of appreciative fans worldwide.

One of his admirers was the late Pope John Paul II, who summoned him to the Vatican to perform "Parole Per Mio Padre" (A Word to My Father), written as a tribute to Vannelli's father.

In 1992, he landed quietly in Oregon while continuing to create his own music and produce for other artists. One of his major accomplishments during two decades in Oregon is "Canto," his much-praised 2003 album of contemporary classical music sung in English, Italian, Spanish and French.

He spent a few years recharging his creativity in Holland before returning to Oregon, where he assembled a pop-fusion band of local musicians and recorded "The Best & Beyond," new interpretations of his best-known songs. The liner notes for that album grew into his autobiographical book, "Stardust in the Sand."

Worldwide following

Vannelli's fans tend to be discerning in their musical tastes, but he chuckles about the people he has encountered who learn he's a musician and promptly mistake him for Barry Manilow or Andrea Bocelli. Frequently, he is simply unrecognized.

"I can walk through the streets pretty anonymously," he says. "It's pretty great."

In his 20s, when "Brother to Brother" was nearing double-platinum sales figures, he got a little taste of the mind tricks fame can play and the high price some stars pay. Too many of the musicians he met, including the late Karen Carpenter, buckled under the pressure.

"You kind of fancy yourself as some kind of god," he says of fame. "I'm grateful I was able to keep my equilibrium through it." Vannelli's relative anonymity may not last much longer, says Patrick Lamb, a Portland saxophonist and singer in Vannelli's band. Lamb calls him a "Zen master" in the world's community of musicians. Lamb has a front row seat before increasingly larger audiences, and he believes Vannelli is about to be rediscovered by a much larger audience. "He's truly just a remarkable musician. He's singing better than ever, producing better than ever," Lamb says. "His music is more like 'War and Peace' than the funnies. It's sophisticated."

Indeed, things are happening in Vannelli's career. A record he produced for Italian star Massimo Ranieri comes out in October and includes a duet with Vannelli. About the same time, he and his band will be on tour across Canada. Then in early November the spotlight intensifies as they perform at the landmark Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills for a PBS television special that will air across America.

After that, he hopes to spend a few quieter months in the studio wrapping up a jazzy blues album, his first major recording in several years. There's also a classical album in the works, and his 2014 tour schedule is filling.

Eluding fame

Gino Vannelli gives His Masterclasses in Troutdale, Oregon 2013
Gino Vannelli with his class this month (from left): Phyllis Thiemann of Corbett, Paula Mitchell of the United Kingdom, Vannelli, and Jamie Alimorad of New York watch the audio editing during their class.
DOUG BEGHTEL, The Oregonian
No one knows whether the kind of fame that would rob Vannelli of those anonymous walks will find him again. But on a recent evening as he celebrates the final "Art of Voice" classes, fame has absolutely no clue where he is: sitting on a molded plastic chair on a patio behind Brickhaven Bed & Breakfast, down a gravel road on the outskirts of tiny Corbett.

Plates emptied of smoky barbecued salmon and red velvet cake remain on the table as the last glow of sunset fades across the Columbia River in the distance. More than a dozen people listen to his poignant and personal tales about his life from the pinnacle of the business to a more introspective existence as an artist, husband and dad.

Pretty soon the light has completely faded and he's saying his goodbyes, just a guy with cats to feed at a home tucked somewhere in these hills. But it's been a night several at this small gathering won't forget.

"The chance to meet him and work with him was not to be missed," says Paula Mitchell, 46, a sultry jazz singer from the United Kingdom who took Vannelli's class with her husband. "We traveled 24 hours to be here, and it was worth every second."

OregonLive.com – Eric Apalategui - Oregonlive.com




Tuesday 27 August 2013:
IN THE GINO VANNELLI MAILBOX MORE LETTERS TO THE EDITORS:

REACTIONS FROM EVERYWHERE ON THIS PLANET AND ABOUT ONE BIG MAJOR SUBJECT>>>>>GINO VANNELLI >>>>>

Letter 1: - Hi Barend and Trees, Your English is always fine. It is the communication that ultimately counts. I write awkwardly and I speak English! Oh well, I don't edit often enough. I have to plan a strategy to get all these concerts in! There are two front row tickets available in Montreal via Joseph Waleski at JW20@zoominternet.net. It is VIP with dinner, show and valet parking. Here is what he said on facebook: "2 Tickets for Gino's upcoming concert In Montreal, 2 November 2013. First row, table 6, seats 1 & 2. Can't attend due to health reasons. Price $350.00 Contact JW20@zoominternet.net. Thanks".
You two should go, although those are the most expensive tickets! All the best, D.A.

Letter 2: - RE: New reactions at youtube: Hello friends! I'm sending you two more reactions I read above "Gino in Mexico" videos uploaded at youtube:
(1) My brothers went to see Gino, they say it was an “Unforgettable night”, there was not enough promotion of his show, we all know Gino has many fans in Mexico. Thank you Gino for coming. Great show!!!

(2) I wish he’ll be back soon, in a larger Theatre…. Excellent concert. I'm listening to Fly into this night original version and I still feel a huge emotion for the beautiful concert. I loved "A good Thing" and "A little bit of Judas" woooooow, unfortunatelly nobody has uploaded this live arrangement. but I hope with the "Special tv" I'll have the chance to have it. I liked "Black Cars" very very much, in a little bit slower tempo. Oh God every song was charming and overwhelming!!! I wish you a super nice new week!!!! Kisses!!! M.C.

Letter 3: - Hi Barend and Trees, Yes, this was a superconcert! Those old clips are such fun. We will never ever get enough of those old Gino Vannelli video-clips. But I have had it with my neighbour's music, it's old fashioned loud housemusic, pfffff. Aaaaarrrrgggghhhhhh Haha! That's so 80's! It's about time she learns about Gino's music and that I introduce some loud Gino Vannelli music to my neighbour! Thanks for all the good work you two do! And enjoy The Last Days Of Summer.... Greetings, D.C. send from my wireless BlackBerry®-phone.

Letter 4: - You two are the best, made lots of new GINO friends via common admiration for Gino's music so happy to share... And sending you lots of Health and may each of your days to come be flourished with love and kindness... Sincerely Your Friend N.G.

Letter 5: - Dear People, big thanks for your super crazy wacky Gino-hobby and your love for him. Otherwise I have to do it. You guys are so good and all your e-mails make me feel so good. Mille grazi, Ferranzo S.

Letter 6: - So cool B&T ! The report from Gino in Mexico, so lovely to see and enjoy!! I really feel for a concert in the Netherlands (a little one?) hihi
Sweet greetings from the Spelbosjes.

Letter 7: - See this short video with Gino Vannelli’s VOICE as singer and narrator............... Oh my Lord!!! a video from Mexico's Concert and it's AMAZING!!!! Said called me this afternoon to let me know about this and I enjoyed of this production sooooo much. I can see Said, his wife Bianca, my two sisters, my husband and I in 4 different moments of the documentary. My heart can't stop smiling. I feel sooooo goooooooood!!!!! Just wanted to let you know. Now I promise to leave you alone, until I have news from you. Cross my heart!!!! Kisses and hugs and bunches of love!!!! Maru in Mexico. ENJOY!

Letter 8: - HELLO BAREND AND TREES, YOU MADE US SO HAPPY, WHAT A SURPRISE! CANTO, COOL! THAT'S SOMETHING NICE AND THAT MAKES PEOPLE HAPPY!!! THIS WAS THE PIECE I WAS LOOKING FOR AND DID NOT SAVE, YES, YES IT'S THE AGE THING AGAIN! NOW WE CAN ENJOY HIS WONDERFUL VOICE AGAIN AND GINO IS THE MOZART OF OUR TIMES FOR SURE. WE ALREADY LOVE HIM FOR YEARS AND YEARS... WE REALLY HOPE GINO COMES OUR WAY AGAIN BECAUSE MANY FANS ARE WAITING FOR HIM. THANKS AGAIN AND SWEET GREETINGS FROM HEEREVEEN IN THE NETHERLANDS. WE WAIT FOR YOUR NEXT E-MAIL!!! GOODBYE AND SOLONG!!!




Saterday 10 August 2013:
LETTER TO THE EDITORS:

WITH THE GINO VANNELLI SUBJECT: ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE...

The editors received letters from the Gino Vannelli people again with some interesting things inside and we mean a real letter not a digital letter. Most of the letters are e-mails but this letter is the real old fashioned letter written by hand and with a dvd inside with the request to post it on our YouTube channel: GINO VANNELLI: The Man and His Music!!! (GinoVannelli.info) So we tried and we succeeded, so person who mailed us this envelope here it is, your wish is our command! We have to say it's beautiful and we think only the people in this concert-hall did see it and listened to this duet so we think we have to thank you for sharing this with the world. We are not going to ask how you got this dvd or where does it come from??? We see it as a gift to the world. THANKS YOU SO MUCH!!! It's something old from 2004 but still new for people after almost 10 years! This singer from the UK called Janet Mooney has the voice of an angel but listen when Gino starts singing !!! WOW and this all live on stage with the Metropole Orchestra conducted by Arjan Tiel.

Gino tells the audience on this video the title of this song from Broadway and the composer. We do not see very often that Gino sings a cover especially not a Broadway musical song. So have a look and listen well and after that you can e-mail your comments if you want...

The editors will make this video also on one of our 2004 Pepsi Stage web pages, a time with beautiful memories but also very sad ones: There are 4 Pepsi Stage 2004 pages: 1+ 2 + 3 + 4...




Thursday 1 August 2013:
GINO VANNELLI SINGS THE NATIONAL ANTHEM
IN TROUTDALE, OREGON, USA.


WEDNESDAY 31ST OF JULY 2013:

Published on the 1st of August 2013.
Unveiling of Rip Caswell's 8' bronze sculpture of Admiral Chester W. Nimitz on
Wednesday, July 31, 2013, in Troutdale, Oregon. Speakers included: Mike Donahue,
Shirley Hancock, Rear Admiral Douglas Moore, Rip Caswell, and Leland Johnson.
Gino Vannelli sang the National Anthem. The sculpture will be
placed next to the USS Missouri at Pearl Harbor.

Gino Vannelli in Troutdale 31 July 2013Gino Vannelli in Troutdale, Oregon 31 July 2013

Here you can watch the whole ceremony...




Thursday 25 July 2013:
DO YOU KNOW??? DID YOU KNOW???

TOPIC / SUBJECT: GINO VANNELLI !!!???

DO YOU KNOW? DID YOU KNOW? That Gino Vannelli roams the streets of Mexico City today ???

DO YOU KNOW? DID YOU KNOW? That Gino Vannelli's song SLOW LOVE has been covered by SibbyP ???

DO YOU KNOW? DID YOU KNOW? That Gino Vannelli's accent in French is perfect. He speaks much better in French than His Brother Ross, for sure LOL LOL !!! ???

DO YOU KNOW? DID YOU KNOW? That Gino Vannelli performed in a theater in Mexico with more than 3.000 seats with this wild enthusiastic audience???

DO YOU KNOW? DID YOU KNOW? That our Gino Vannelli videos on our GinoVannelli.info YouTube page have more than 135.000 views ???

DO YOU KNOW? DID YOU KNOW? That Gino Vannelli's Wife provokes curiosity inside many women on this planet ??? Here is the latest e-mail the editors received: Hi from D and D: We have looked all over the internet for a photo of Gino's wife. Do you know if one exists? We would love to see her. Sent from my iPad

DO YOU KNOW? DID YOU KNOW? That Gino Vannelli gives master classes again this August called the ART OF VOICE ??? And that a student of Gino Vannelli has released a video now on YouTube with his single "Beautiful" published on the 12th of July 2013. Official music video for "Beautiful" by Jamie Alimorad.

DO YOU KNOW? DID YOU KNOW? That Gino Vannelli created a song called "Sweet Pretender" ???

DO YOU KNOW? DID YOU KNOW? That Gino Vannelli once said: "God Loves a fool" ???




Thursday 11 July 2013:
GINO VANNELLI IN RADIO TOUR DE FRANCE

HOLLAND, THE NETHERLANDS, HILVERSUM 1

Hilversum, Radio 1 time: 14.55 ( 2.55pm.) Holland's biggets news radio channel with the most important radio program in the Summer: Radio Tour de France and yesss again they played GINO VANNELLI's music: PEOPLE GOTTA MOVE. Great choice of course by the music manager of radio 1 and very important they played the whole song without talking thru the song! It's the 12th stage in the Tour de France and the riders have to move for sure! The female DJ Dione de Graaff said Gino's name in a great way and she also said that this song matches the moment of the day in the Tour de France.

We are alsways in a kind of shock to hear Gino very unexpectedly on the radio and immediately we have this grin on our faces! Favorite Gino Vannelli songs in radio Tour de France are: WILD HORSES & PEOPLE GOTTA MOVE & HURTS TO BE IN LOVE...... Not many songs but it's better than nothing! Many Dutch people thought on almost 3 o'clock in the afternoon: "HEY GINO VANNELLI WISH HE CAME BACK TO HOLLAND, THE NETHERLANDS AGAIN!!!"




Wednesday 26 June 2013:
GINO VANNELLI IN THE BRAMPTON GUARDIAN

ROSE ANNOUNCES 2013-2014 SEASON

Brampton Guardian By Ashley Goodfellow:
BRAMPTON— After you browse the shows the Rose Theatre has lined up for its eighth season, you’ll want to clear your calendar— this season’s roster is full of exciting firsts, as well as second chances. Greg Henderson, Artistic Programmer for the Rose Theatre, said the 52 shows announced for the 2013-2014 season will bring “a lot of great acts that are recognizable to so many people,” including new presentations as well as returning favourites.

Big names on the music bill include rock musicians Rick Springfield (Oct. 16), GINO VANNELLI!!! (Oct. 26, 2013) and Kim Mitchell (Feb. 7), as well as guitar sensation Jesse Cook (Oct. 25) who returns with a new album, blues sensation Matt Andersen (Feb. 26) and tenor Mark Masri (Feb. 28). Other musical must-sees include the Leahy Family Christmas (Dec. 13)— which was a sold-out event last year— and a highly anticipated performance by Roseanne Cash (Jan. 30). “Rosanne Cash is the daughter of Johnny Cash,” said Henderson, “and she’s put together an album called The List which was based on 100 songs her father said everyone should know and hear.” Cash, who is a Grammy-award winner in her own right, will share some of these songs as well as music from her own upcoming album.

“Our whole intent at the Rose is to generate interest in and access to amazing performances, and bridging the gap between the audience and performers,” said Henderson. ”We are trying to present a real diverse line up and our hope is there’s something in the program for everyone.” Other notable events in the upcoming season include the Canadian premier of The Royal Moscow Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty (March 6), and the two shows produced in-house by the Rose Theatre: the Pulitzer prize-winning drama Doubt (Oct. 16) and the holiday classic A Christmas Carol (Dec. 20 to 22).

Henderson said the Experience It Live 2013-2014 season offers more shows than last year— and more shows will be added to the already robust line up. Adding Lester B. Pearson theatre to the venues for the first time this upcoming season has allowed for increased programming.

“Some people want to be challenged, and some people want to hear the same story one more time,” he said. “And that’s what we are aiming to do.”
For the complete list of shows that kick off on Sept. 19, visit www.rosetheatre.ca or call 905-874-2800.
Subscriptions are available in three-, four- or five-show packages; single tickets go on sale June 18.

For the complete list of Gino Vannelli concerts visit the Gino Vannelli tour data and information web page, there are links to the tickets...




Thursday 20 June 2013:
GINO VANNELLI ON WWL.COM RADIO

SCOOT INTERVIEWS GINO VANNELLI

Gino Vannelli interview on WWL.com radio New Orleans WWL.com Radio New Orleans Tuesdaynight the 11th of June 2013 in the Scoot radio show: GINO VANNELLI!!! Listen to this 20 minutes interview. Listen to all the concerts coming up in 2013 and 2014... It's clear that Scoot is a GINO VANNELLI fan and He went to Gino Vannelli's concert at the Joy Theater on Saterday the 15 of June 2013. Scoot wrote a fabulous impressive concert review which you can read on the 2013 birthdaywishes web page (number 120).




Monday 10 June 2013:
GINO VANNELLI'S MUSIC IN A MANHATTEN, NY VIDEO

FANS ALWAYS FIND GINO VANNELLI GOODIES & GINO VANNELLI THINGS!

Gino Vannelli's Music & Song "Fly Into This Night" used in a Manhattan, NY street slide-show... A Gino Vannelli song from 1976 of almost 40 years ago, this proves again that "Fly Into This Night" by Gino Vannelli is a timeless masterpiece!

An e-mail from Donna a Gino Vannelli fan from North Carolina, USA dated the 7th of June 1013 with the subject: Video I found today. This guy seems legitimate, but I don't know him.

Hi y'all, He is recording street fashions. One of his series uses Gino's music. Thought you might like to see it. I made a comment on his video. He says he is a network cameraman in New York City. Photographing street fashions is common in the fashion industry. I thought it was interesting, however, no one is smiling. More hats than I have ever seen in America. It must have been around Easter. Hope you are well! Donna




Thursday 30 May 2013:
GARY JAMES INTERVIEWS GINO VANNELLI FOR THE CLASSICBANDS.COM WEB SITE.

WITH PERMISSION OF GARY JAMES WE CAN MAKE HIS INTERVIEW IN THIS GINO VANNELLI NEWSPAPER.

Gary James' Interview With
Gino Vannelli


GINO VANNELLI interview at classicbands dot com


When you hear the name Gino Vannelli, no doubt you'll remember the song "I Just Want To Stop", which went all the way to number one on the Canadian charts and number four in the States. Gino Vannelli was only the second White performer to appear on Soul Train. He's a recipient of Canada's Juno Award for best male artist. Gino Vannelli's story is unlike most recording artists. He is his own man. That's about the highest compliment you can give anyone.

Q - Gino, where is the outlet for your music today? Where are you performing and in what type of venues?

A - (Laughs). You're asking an artist or a marketing man?

Q - I'm asking an artist who in today's world almost has to be a marketing man.

A - Well, that might be so, but we don't look at it that way. We look at it with a much softer... You can look at the universe as a mathematician or you can look at it as dancing poetry. Either way, it's a perception. For me, I look at the market as sort of dancing poetry. It's just a plate of words that have to match and rhyme, and have a rhyme and have sense to them, and have meaning and have entertainment quality to them. For me, a career is the same way. It's sort of a dance with what's coming your way. So, I think this works better. I feel better doing this. Or, you look at a few pictures of yourself or you hear your voice or you perform and people come to you and tell you what they think. So, it becomes more of a bio-feedback exercise. For me, it's more of looking at it that way. Well, it's not like walking into a corporate office and saying "This is what we need to do to keep this man alive." (Laughs)

Q - I know you don't say it, but people probably say to you, or your brother Ross (Gino's manager).

A - Yeah, but I don't think that way because if I think that way then it becomes all very corporate and mathematical and way too logical. If it becomes that way, then the music suffers, therefore you will self implode. It's a self fulfilled prophecy, that it won't be what it's supposed to be. For me, being on stage or playing to people, there's many descriptions to the emotions to what takes place. One of the things is maybe a little nostalgia, maybe social nostalgia, seeing old friends. But in the end, it's really much more than that. These people that come and see me after all these years, they would be long gone in a twinkle of an eye if my music and my spirit wouldn't be into it. It would be just another crowd that says "We tried that. It doesn't really work." I'm really conscious of the fact that it's a very discriminating and discerning public that comes to see me and I offer them the best music and the best performance I possibly can and that's where my heart is.

Q - I remember hearing your song "I Just Wanna Stop" on AM radio. But these days when you record a CD, how do you get airplay?

A - Well, you don't expect all those things anymore that you expected in the past. First of all, you do it for yourself. If you do it for anything other than yourself then you are apt to be disappointed. So, I'm working on a new CD right now that's sort of a jazzy / blues CD and a little bit of bluegrass to it. It's really interesting and fun for me to be in the prepping and recording and also continual writing stage. Not that I don't care, I want to reach as many people that it can reach, but if that's my goal these days, then I'm really on the wrong track. My goal is to create a really great CD, a great album to listen to, primarily for myself and people around me who care. Then we see what we are going to do with it. For instance, we recorded "Best And Beyond" two or three years ago. "Best And Beyond" was a remake of some of the hits and favorite songs of the fans. Thirteen songs I believe it was. It was done through an Italian record company that just had a request and saw the show and said "You oughta record some of those songs the way you are doing them now." Lo and behold their marketing strategy just developed because of the material and how I was presenting the show. When it first came out in Italy, I think it had more downloads then even "Brother To Brother". So it keeps selling really well all over the world in various ways, either as a download or a bootleg copy. (Laughs). Various record companies picked it up.

Gino Vannelli playing on the grand-piano

Q - Hopefully not many bootlegs, because you don't see any royalties from that.

A - I know. To expect large royalties from where they were 30 or 40 years ago, to me is really unreasonable. The marketplace is so scattered.

Q - And the expense for you to go on the road must be enormous.

A - It is, flying and all that. Yes, of course. All I can say is, because I put the music first and the marketing strategy just follows along, a lot of it is done through my brother Ross and some of the agents he works with and it's not as clever and devious as one would think it. It's just, I like the way Gino looks in this picture. I like the way this sounds. This I think is a better poster. It's very soft. It's not a bunch of guys sitting in a room trying to upturn the world. As for me, writing is the way for me right now. It's no longer I gotta get this number one hit or I gotta find something that radio is gonna like. If it sells well, I'm really very happy. If it doesn't, well that's the way it goes. It won't stop me from recording another one when I'm ready.

Q - These days you spend your time between the US and the Netherlands.

A - Yes.

Q - Why the Netherlands?

A - Well, for a while, I lived two years in the Netherlands. I had a house there and developed a band and worked with various musicians, did a lot of Conservatory master classes, traveled Europe a lot, playing in various modes and that was fun for a while. Then I decided I was going to record and so I gave up the house and I spend more time in the States right now. I'm glad I did it because I got to understand it with my boots on the ground. And I just came back now, two weeks ago, from a tour in Scandinavia with a jazz trio. All that is just a result of my living in Europe for a while, a couple of years. I really got to have friends and people I know very deeply and intimately and know me the same way and I can do various kinds of things musically. For me, again, that's part of the research and development, the new songs, the new sounds. I do up a few new songs that I want to try out with the trio. I spring two or three new songs on the audience and for an audience that is primarily not English-speaking, a lot of people think it's the kiss of death. But no, they were open. I explained to them, "I want you to hear something." They don't think the same way. They're a very tolerant audience I played to. They love good musicianship.

Q - When you were just out of high school, you got your first record deal with RCA records. How did that happen? Did you submit a demo tape to RCA records?

A - It was actually more innocent than that. I went to see a talent scout agent when I was in high school, and he said "One of these days I'll get you an audition." And just as June rolled in and graduation was coming that summer, she got me an audition. I remember going after class and got there to RCA and just went to the piano and said "Roll the tape." I played the piano and drums and a little bit of bass and did a song and they called the house three days later and said "You got a contract."

Q - Was it a single deal?

A - Yeah, it was a singles deal. I had some success in the beginning. Then I realized I didn't want to stay in Canada to record because at that time the record business was too much in the infancy stages in Canada, in the early '70s. Not really until the '80s rolled around with the likes of Bryan Adams, that Canadian producers and engineers and studios really got to be world-class.

Q - You are not the first guy to say how difficult it was for a Canadian artist to break through to the States.

A - Very difficult. For some reason there was a bias against Canadian artists.

Q - Are you happy with the job RCA did in promoting you?

A - Well, you have to understand I was a little over 17. It was a single that went Top 20 in Canada and they said "Okay, let's do another single. We're going to build this career." But I had a lot of frustrations working with their engineers, their producers. I just wasn't into the local scene. I wanted to have world-class records. And so the people thought more locally at that time. I didn't. It was very painful for me and so I asked for my release and they gave me a release and then I made my way trying to get an American record contract, and finally I did, three or four years later.

Q - You didn't go the traditional road of getting your record deal with A&M Records. You just didn't hand a demo tape to the guard at the guardhouse. You waited until you saw Herb Alpert and then you went past the guardhouse to personally put a tape in Herb Alpert's hand. If you hadn't been that aggressive or different in your approach, you probably wouldn't have gotten a record deal, would you?

A - Well, I was offered some record deals in New York in I think a year or two prior, but you are probably right. A&M was the record company for me. Although it wasn't all a bed of roses, they were one of the most musical companies and Herb had a soft spot for people who saw themselves as true artists. I got the opportunity to make music that maybe I wouldn't have gotten at another record company. During the '70s I had reasonable success with my records. Whether I had a hit single or not, I sold a lot of records. And then it built up to where I did have a giant hit single and then on Arista (Records) also. The struggle was to gain a spot on radio, and I know the importance of that, but for me the real strength was always to perfect my craft. To really be the singer and writer I wanted to be and I knew I could be. I always thought of it as a road to self discovery, a road to self mastery. To think of it in such a way would help me get through the hurdles and over the potholes and bumps. You always have your eye on the end of the road. You're always looking to where the sky meets the road and if you're constantly troubled by the potholes and whatnot, you just can't go on.

Q - Where did you get the idea to wait for Herb Alpert to come out of his company? Maybe you would've been waiting for ever and never seen him.

A - Frankly speaking, I had been living in a small hotel with my brother Joe on Sunset Boulevard. Our money had run out and we were supposed to leave the next day and I couldn't accept that. I couldn't find any peace and quiet. I couldn't sleep because there's such traffic on Sunset Boulevard. So, at 6 o'clock in the morning I went into a very old Episcopalian church on Sunset Boulevard. I guess to my surprise, the doors were open and I just sat in there, four or five hours it must've been, until I was sort of in a twilight state. When I emerged from the twilight state, I can't explain it to you, I just knew I had to do that. I was going to wait in front of the gates and wait for Herb. He will come out and I will meet him. Maybe it was wishful thinking. Maybe it was part premonition. I don't know. All I know is that I did wait for two hours in front of the gates and Herb did walk across the lot and I ran through the gates and I was chased down. Luckily Herb and I struck a conversation and Herb asked me to come back before I could be booted out. (Laughs)

Q - Gino, you got lucky!

A - Perhaps I did. I can't say that I'm not (lucky). But there is that thing that comes into play and that is luck does favor the prepared. I knew this. In the '80s, my brother and I, Joe and I, when technology started happening, we said "You know what? 10 or 20 years from now we are going to be recording just computers. It's gonna really change the way the business works." When I moved to Portland in 1992, by that time, right before I left, I told my wife, "The music is not dead. It's changing. It's not at all what it was. If we stay here, we are going to sink the old way and we're not going to be light on our feet." You have to be kind of light infantry in this day and age. You can't be stuck. It comes from all over the place. Opportunities are found all over the world. Ever notice that as much as we improve with technology, if you go buy a car, you say "Look what the car does now!" People still love retro cars. We have friends that live down the street and this fellow has a Porsche shop and one of his customers was done with a 1971, best model of the day. And the thing only had 72,000 miles original. They had to drive over and show it to us. You look at the car and you say it was really well-built. Of course it's old-fashioned and it doesn't do certain things as well, but there's something really great about it. I think a lot of people feel that way. They like the fact that they can download. They like the fact that they can just text. It's nice to be able to do e-mail blasts, but in the end there's something, even in young people, that's old school. They respond to human touch. They respond to real emotion. In any case, that's the way I approach it. If I approach it any other way, it would be so not self satisfying that I couldn't possibly go on doing it.

Q - Do you release your new product on vinyl? That's making a comeback.

A - Maybe, but I was never a fan of vinyl. That kind of old school is not appealing to me, because I knew the limitations of vinyl. I hate what it does to the third, fourth, and fifth cut. It was just terrible. You could never get the right frequencies on those last few cuts. There was just not enough plastic making the turn. The first two or three cuts always sounded better and then after ten plays it would really start to tick and pop a lot. Your mastering was so dependent upon the stylus or the cartridge people had. I did hear the records sometimes very well on a vinyl player. I think digital technology will continue to improve as you can see in the last ten years. It's sounding more and more real. Our ears and bodies like the sound of analog a lot better, and so digital technology is closer and closer to the sound of analog. I tend to think right now if you really have your head screwed on straight, with all the big digital technology that's out there, you can make a great sounding record.

Q - You went out on the road with Stevie wonder in '74. He was really "hot" then.

A - That was the scary thing. Chaka Khan had canceled a few dates and I was recording the "Powerful People" album. I was a little dismayed with the way the recording was going. I was going by poolside and I heard my song "Crazy Life" being sung. Low and behold I kind of traced it and it was Stevie and his brother laying down on a chaise lounge chair. His brother recognized me, so we gave each other a fat hug. Stevie just said, "You want to come on tour with me?" Just like that. I just said, "Well of course I would. What do you have in mind?" It ended up being six or seven concerts in the Midwest and the South. It really got my career going because "People Gotta Move" just came out during that time. It started doing something on the Black charts or R&B charts and so I did the tour. Right after the tour, Don Cornelius gave me a call and asked me to do Soul Train. I remember telling Don, God rest his soul, "Don, you realize I'm not Black." And he said, "Yeah, but I kind of consider you kind of off-White." So I did Soul Train. That was a very good experience. It was very good for my career. I found myself in '75, '76, '77, selling out every concert hall in the country, Canada and the United States, without really that much AM radio success. We had a terrific following. We were selling out two shows in 3,000 to 5,000 seat halls. Although it was really great for me, I had my eye on a bigger prize. I still wasn't singing the way I wanted to sing. So I was always concentrating on those things, which was good and bad at the same time.

Q - If you didn't get the airplay for your records, what do you attribute the sell-out concerts to?

Gino Vannelli in New orleans 1976



A - I think I was a bit of a phenomenon to some of those people, this weird guy with the long hair and making this kind of jazzy / rock music. I can't really say. I look back at some of the pictures and videos and go, "Yeah, I can see why a lot of people would be at least curious about who this guy was." But there was more to it than that. There was good musicianship. My brother Ross would tour with us at the time and we always had good production, good sound. There was always a lot of care in our touring.

Q - Do you ever watch American Idol or The X Factor?

A - Once in a while.

Q - How do you think you would fare on one of those shows if you are starting off today?

A - Hmmmm.

Q - Is that really the proper forum for judging what constitutes a good singer?

A - Well, it has some good to it. There's a lot of technique involved in it. Obviously if you are trying to promote a new song, then you could be a great singer singing a song no one knows how to sing. But if you're singing a song that nobody knows, you won't have the ratings, so it's really all about the ratings too. There's a reason to why a lot of these guys become Idol winners and X Factor winners, they are popular for a month and they go play someplace and nobody goes to see them. There's no career being developed. They are kind of like a burst of light that shines or twinkles in the night and then kind of fades out. A singer is really someone who becomes part of people's lives, whether it's Dylan or Sinatra or The Eagles or hearing Don Henley's voice, it becomes integrated in our lives. We start to understand the person and his approach and how he sings and how he phrases. You put Don Henley on Idol or something like that, he might respond like this is shallow and cheesy and part of him made just check out. He may not fare that well. He might not have that "Gee, I gotta do really well" kind of feeling. On the other hand, there may be a quality to his voice that only those who really know him or really know his abilities can really empathize with. I'm trying to say on these shows, show boats tend to fare better. It's almost those who can jump the highest for the most gymnastics, wows the audience for a second. That's what I'm saying, whereas some of the great singers that sing simple and sing beautiful and sing with meaning, maybe that time on an Idol audition or X Factor audition won't do them justice.

Q - Right. If you took a Bob Dylan or Mick Jagger and had them audition for the Idol judges, they'd be laughed out of the room.

A - It's a different time. It's anachronistic. You can't squeeze 1965 into 2003. We thought differently. A lot of the things you wore, a lot of the things you read, a lot of the things you said, a lot of the people you hung with, things you did, are not the things that are pertinent today in your life. If you would have thought of what you'd be doing in 2013, it maybe would've kind of blown your mind, to know you are texting your friend. We went past the answering machines where it's instant communication and that you make music in a box and that you can sample orchestras. Maybe it would've been all too much for us in those days. You can't really put one era into another. That's what I'm saying. Putting me or anybody like me into that kind of position. I know I'm a good singer, so I would fare the way I'm going to fare, but a lot of the time people you are talking about, it's not their thing. They are interpreters.

Q - And of course there's no tour support. You can't build a career.

A - Well, the artist has to have that in mind. They have to build themselves. Record companies knew that was a factor in those days, so there was more of a budget to help build an artist, but let me tell you, if the artist wasn't building themselves, you were out on your ass quickly in the '70s. The system was in place if you wanted it. Those that really took advantage of it and did the club route and built their touring mechanism, really started better and I think became good stage artists.

Q - When you're not touring, you teach master classes. What's that?

A - Well, I have something called the art of song and the art of voice. Last summer (2012) I did a full month of students from all over the world. They came from Russia, France, Italy, the Netherlands, United States, Canada, South America, Mexico. I taught them my perspective of writing and how I approach it. You can't teach someone to write, but you can lead someone to a better direction. You can help correct people in the art of voice, my interpretation of what good singing is.



© Gary James. All rights reserved for the GINO VANNELLI interview.

© Barend and Trees. All rights reserved for the GINO VANNELLI newspaper.


E-mail from Gary James dated Thursday 30 May 2013 with the permittance tu use his GINO VANNELLI interview:
Please go ahead and post the Gino Vannelli Interview on your site.
Make me famous in The Netherlands!
Gary James 5-30-2013.




Friday 24 May 2013:
LATEST BREAKING GINO VANNELLI NEWS, UPDATES & HEADS- UP

RELIABLE & TRUSTWORTHY SOURCES GIVE US THIS GINO VANNELLI NEWS

Gino Vannelli is producing a Swede named Peter Majanen. He was a student at last year's masterclass in Portland, Oregon. Peter has a very nice voice. It will be a very good cd. Many known songs done in an unique way, One or two originals songs which Gino wrote. Bert van den Brink and Karel Boehlee, two Dutch masters of the grand-piano, are on the record. They both have contribute their own piano arrangements too. Karel did
"The Warmth of the Sun" by the Beach Boys (1965) And Bert did the classic "Amazing Grace." The Dutch keep invading the world. Also the world of music, GINO VANNELLI'S world of music! Peter Majanen goes to Portland to do vocals.

GINO is continuing work on his blues record too. Gino is very happy with this new blues record. He found something new again. Here the editors stop with the news we know and heard about. We look forward to buy Gino Vannelli's work especially his work as a teacher to new talents. New young talents are the future also for music!

BUT WE CANNOT WAIT TO BUY GINO VANNELLI'S NEW BLUES ALBUM! What a great event to look forward to. GOOD LUCK GINO WITH YOUR NEW WORK, ENJOY IT, FEEL GOOD, SO WE AS MUSIC-LOVERS CAN FEEL THE GOOD VIBES WHEN WE LISTEN TO YOUR NEW MUSIC COMBINED WITH YOUR SUPERB VOICE!




Thursday 2 May 2013:
A SOS CALL FROM A DUTCH GINO VANNELLI FAN AFTER ALMOST 10 YEARS

A SOS CALL FOR JUDY IN BUFFALO, NY, USA

First a few words from the editors: The editors received an e-mail in English from a Dutch Gino Vannelli Fan with the question if it was possible to forward his e-mail to Judy in Buffalo of who we have a fan page inside our ginovannelli.info fan site... Judy mentions this Gino Vannelli fan in her first e-mail. How weird can this get??? His name is Bart Molendijk.

But after almost 10 years and computer crashes and address-books lost in cyberspace we do not have Judy's e-mail address anymore so this is a SOS call for Judy's e-mail addess. We cannot remember her last name because we never posted last names in that timeperiod. We are going to be very confidential so do not worry that we spread her e-mail address thru the world wide web. We even do not give e-mail addresses to this Gino Vannelli fan, if we had it! Bart gave us permission though to post his name because his name is already inside Judy's e-mail in our fan page. See e-mail number 1.

OK here we go with Bart's e-mail dated 29 April 2012 with the subject: From Judy's Gino Vannelli fan web page...

Hi dear Barend and Trees,
I found these Gino fan pages while searching the net for Judy from Buffalo. i am the dutch guy she mentions in the first email you put on top of the page. Funny enough i am a Gino Vanelli fan too, i live in The Hague (Holland) and Gino gave a few concerts here, about 5 through the years. Anyways, i was delighted to find pictures and text from Judy on your pages, really cool that you made her own pages!

the reason why i email you is that i could not find Judy’s email address anywhere. She emailed you a lot i saw, would it be a problem for you to forward this email to Judy? That would make me a very happy camper! i have no idea if Judy likes this, but since she mentioned me in an email to you guys, i dared to ask you this favor.
Thanks a lot in advance,
best regards, Bart

PLEASE LET US KNOW JUDY'S E-MAIL ADDRESS OR JUDY FROM BUFFALO PLEASE E-MAIL US...

We have at least 3 e-mail addresses: barend.trees@caiw.nl - treebar@caiw.nl - ginovannelli@ginovannelli.info




Tuesday 23 April 2013:
LAST WEEK OF APRIL 2013 LETTERS TO THE EDITORS...

WITH THE ONLY POSSIBLE SUBJECT: G I N O V A N N E L L I

(1): I love getting these VIDEOS from you! It brings a bright spot to my day....even when it isn't sunny in Maryland!

(2): Hi Barend and Trees! How are you guys? I miss talking to you and hope we can see each other at a future show! Hope all is well and thanks for sending me this VIDEO! Miss you!

(3): Hi friends! I felt wild horses on my chest when I read what you wrote!!! I'll keep my eyes and ears open, and visiting your web site offtenly, as usual. Thank you so much for the VIDEOS and you made my day, my week, let's be honest YOU MAKE MY LIFE BETTER AND HAPPIER!!!!!

(4): Hi friends! NICE! THANKS! Not only was it the perfect present for this bad day but it will certainly come in handy for my studies of GINO VANNELLI. You always pick the perfect video on the right day! Again, thanks so much, and I’ll talk to you soon.

(5): Hi, It is so strange that this should be in my mailbox tonight. I have a co-worker who doesn't understand my love of Gino Vannelli. We were talking today and I made her go to youtube to listen to the Mike Miller/ Gino I just want to stop. She loved it and then I had her go to this very song! She now understands my love of a voice and man! Keep the videos coming.

(6):You feel strongly about GINO VANNELLI'S work, and you want to let people know what you think and show them your videos. You believe you can even influence people to take some action in listening to Gino. But, you want to reach an audience larger than just your friends or your group of GINO VANNELLI fans. Letters to the editors can be an effective way to get the word out. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! B&T: You can also keep an GINO VANNELLI issue going by preventing it from disappearing from the public eye. You can stimulate the interest of the news media and create more coverage for GINO VANNELLI'S MUSIC!!! B&T: You can also send "good news" e-mails to me if you want. THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL THE WORK YOU DO!

(7): Hi B&T, You made it!! Thanks for reminding us about this video!! It's an absolutely beautiful piece!!!

GREATNESS IN VOICE!!! GINO VANNELLI’s VOICE!!!! ENJOY! Je Voudrais...




Wednesday 17 April 2013:
GINO VANNELLI NEWS FROM RELIABLE & GOOD SOURCES...

THIS IS ONLY INFORMATION WITHOUT CONFIRMATIONS! AFTER REAL CONFIRMATIONS THE EDITORS SHOW THE REAL CONCERTS AND FESTIVALS ON THE GINO VANNELLI TOUR DATA AND INFORMATION WEB PAGES...

A little bit news came our way and we mean GINO VANNELLI news from the good & reliable sources and always remember this news is not yet officially confirmed and when the concerts happen and it's officially confirmed we will post it on our GINO VANNELLI tour data and information web pages. We just had to delete a concert because the managements said that it was not yet confirmed and the marketing did not start yet so you have to keep your ears and eyes open for official signs(!) Anyways, here we go with what we know:

Gino Vannelli in Canada May 2013: Gino just completed a TV commercial for Grey Power an insurance company in Canada. An appearance and some dialogue at the end with I Just Wanna Stop playing...very cool ! It will start airing in Canada in May. SO very cool!!!

July 2013: Possible Summer concerts in Mexico City and more dates in Mexico...

August 2013: A Festival date on August 3rd in St Agathe Quebec. It is called...
Festival Lumeres Sur Le Lac

October/November 2013: And the tour in October/ November in Canada...

November 2013: Managements & promoters in Detroit and St Charles just outside of Chicago work on concerts, Follow the GINO VANNELLI tour data & information web page when the concerts really happen somewhere on this planet.

Almost a year full with something about GINO VANNELLI... Let's keep our fingers crossed for GINO VANNELLI concerts close to you somewhere on this planet!




Monday 8 April 2013:
TO BE CONTINUED: MORE LETTERS TO THE EDITORS...

WITH THE SUBJECT: GINO VANNELLI - GINO VANNELLI & GINO VANNELLI... All dated April 2013:

*GV* 1 RE: GINO VANNELLI IN ANNAPOLIS EXPERIENCE... Hi Folks, Sorry about the delay in getting back to you, Work has been crazy. The only thing that kept my sanity was the after glow of having seen Gino perform. I hope he returns to Annapolis soon. The venue is so great for seeing and hearing him. The Band was great as always. New keyboard player and new horn player. Gino was talkative and the crowd hung on every word. I had planned to keep a set list to share with you but once Gino was on stage, my head and heart were just into the music! His voice is better than ever. This was the closest I have ever sat to the stage and it was great to see the emotion on his face as he sings. He told a story about meeting the pope that had everyone laughing. Pope told him to do something about his hair.

He did almost 2 hours with an encore and my only regret was that the line was very long to meet him for a picture and I had over an hour drive home and work the next morning. Next time I take the next day off! Cannot wait to see him again. I think this was my 15th show.
Kathy (USA)

*GV* 2 Hi Barend and "Trace", I am in Cary, NC again. I should be asleep because I will be up again to drive 3 hrs back home and to work , but I just found your interview from DK. Thank-you! I want to share it with friends, but will have to do it tomorrow. This IPhone is still tricky. I So wish I could visit with Gino. I really love the way he thinks. I bought more music Slow Love.an idea is brewing in my mind about all these songs. I need to collect specific ones for wedding presents and give them as a collection for the gift. More tomorrow. Happy Easter! Donna
Sent from my iPhone (USA)

*GV* 3 RE: Gino Vannelli and Annapolis: We had a rainy Easter...but that was better than the snow last weekend in Annapolis.
M Lou (USA)

*GV* 4 It was ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I do not have a computer at home and rely on the library to use one of their's. I had never seen Gino before in person, though, I have been a faithful follower since the 1970's. I must say that this was well worth the wait. I surer do hope that Gino comes back real soon. But I loved the show and Gino !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! COME BACK SOON, GINO, ANNAPOLIS LOVES YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BB (USA)

*GV* 5 Dear B&T, It always makes me happy to see your names in my email in-box. Thank you again for the gift of a wonderful Gino video. My best to you always, Anne (USA)

*GV* 6 Hola!! Estoy encantada con tu música y deseo saber si hay algún sitio dónde pueda tener la letra de tu canción If I should lose these love. Muchas gracias
María Monnéy (Mexico)

*GV* 7 HEY, IT HAS BEEN AWHILE. THAT VIDEO IS SO BEAUTIFUL IN FRENCH WITH THE LOVELY SINGER, THANK YOU. GINO HAS BEEN SO CLEVER. HE HAS CONTINUED TO DO WHAT HE & WE THE FANS LOVE- CREATE BEAUTIFUL MUSIC AND TECHNOLOGY NOW ALLOWS ALL HIS FANS TO SEE HIM ANYTIME AND ENJOY ALL THAT HE DOES! WHO NEEDS RECORDS COMPANIES DICTATING WHAT HE CAN DO! HE DOESN’T. GIVE HIM MY BEST! THANKS TO YOU GUYS, TOO
PLEASE DON’T STOP!!!!
Valerie Fusco, PHILA, PA, USA

The editors have to run to the Gino Vannelli Tour Data and Information web page now to write down a few NEW Gino Vannelli concerts in New Orleans!!! Wow!!!




Wednesday 3 April 2013:
MORE LETTERS TO THE EDITORS...

WITH THE SUBJECT: GINO VANNELLI with 2 "NN" & 2 "LL" ALL DATED MARCH 2013.

>>> New message from Trevor Ogilvie! Dated 20 March 13:58, Hii gino, followed your music since 1972, still trying to get to see you live, missed your holland gig (I live in uk) and a singer myself. follow website, any european gigs in nearfuture?

>>> From the top of the updates web page.. it’s a very beautiful song. Eduardo Augusto

>>> New message from Salvo Muratori! Salvo Muratori dated 22 March 9:52, ciao Gino, sono il cugino di JOE VANNELLI di MONTREAL, ho visto il tuo concerto a Palmi, mi piace la tua musica ciao
SALVO

>>> RE: NO SPAM (!) It’s MUSIC !!! Gino Vannelli sings in the French language! Thank you for the Gino links, beautiful….. Hope you two are having a beautiful spring. We still have snow here but flowers are just under the surface, peeking out. Nice to hear from you,
Jane & Don

>>> Dear Trees, dear Barend, just want to thank you for your work for Gino... Especially the You Tube Channel is very helpful for Ginoholics like me... actually it looks like Gino will tour the rest of the World (except the lowlands)??? So german and dutch fans have to be patient.... But we had very good years! Kindest regards from Germany Andreas

>>> Hi folks. Great stuff, thanx. Keep well, Cheers, Danny

>>> MY GINO VANNELLI IN ANNAPOLIS EXPERIENCE??????????????????? It was great!
Tony.




Wednesday 27 March 2013:
GINO VANNELLI NEWS FROM ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND, USA

A FEW WORDS AND A FEW PICTURES

Happy people in Annapolis, Maryland, USA on Sunday evening the 24th of March after this fantastic GINO VANNELLI concert! Here are a few words and pictures with no names because the PICTURE POLICE was there and very strict rules and laws(!) It's a pity for the editors because we cannot make a web page about this Annapolis concert... HERE WE GO WITH REACTIONS:

(1): Set list was the same song selection we heard in Atlanta and at the Florida shows.
To the best of my recollection here is the list:

Annapolis, Maryland, USA 24 March 2013 an GINO VANNELLI advertisement Storm at Sunup
Fly Into This Night
A Little Bit of Judas
Living Inside Myself
Wild Horses
If I Should Lose This Love
Persons Non Grata
A Good Thing
Black Cars
The Last Days of Summer
Appaloosa
I Just Wanna Stop
Brother to Brother
People Gotta Move

Ram's Head Theatre was a small theatre with approximately 320 seats. The stage was small and Gino had very little space to dance around the stage. Gino was in a good mood but very tired. He told me he was tired from Fla and a late night and early wakeup. I saw him before the soundcheck very briefly. On stage you never would have known Gino was tired...he gave it his all like he always does. Great Show in the end.

(2): The "Photo Police" were on duty at the Ram's Head Theatre in Annapolis and I was only able to snap a few pics without being told to Stop. Had to break the rule and sneak a few for all of us to enjoy.

(3): Hi, I just wanted to say thank you GINO for coming to Maryland and putting on such a great show. I have never heard a more beautiful vocal performance as i did when Gino sang IF I SHOULD LOSE THIS LOVE. Thanks Gino for making music what it is supposed to be!

(4): We were delighted to have autographs from Gino, and also very privileged to have shaken his hand while informing him how happy we were to meet him.

(5): Thanks for the memories! What a great show you guys put on at the The Rams Head this past Sunday night!! It was such an honor to see you perform and I absolutely loved the way you played the Brother To Brother tunes. I wish you guys much success and come back to Maryland as soon as possible.

(6): The many years wait for Mr. Vannelli was definitely worth it. He was spectacular. I loved every song, but the one song I was waiting for with this full band was "Fallen In Love" Maybe next time.

(7): This only takes a moment, but GINO it’s a powerful way to show your music with this band and your voice is really divine! A Gino Vannelli concert makes a difference in my life right now. Thanks GINO.

(8): I am not a huge concert person but when I saw that GINO VANNELLI was coming to Annapolis I had to see him! I've been a fan since he was on ... SoulTrain. I always enjoy hearing him sing. Loved the song selection. The show was fantastic! It was a memory I won't soon forget!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(9): We drove 400 miles to see this concert, and if I had to, I would go even further, and gladly do it again. GINO VANNELLI and band were awesome!!!

(10): GINO VANNELLI and his voice and his music has you emotionally hooked from the first note. IMPRESSIVE SHOW!

(11): Gino vanelli was outstanding! Beautiful voice and lovely songs. Perfect entertainer. As always, going to see Gino Vanelli is well worth the ticket cost. If you think he sounds great on his CDs, he is all that and more at a live performance! He is just wonderful with so much talent. LOVE HIM!!!!!!!

(12): Very good show like always. I didnt see anyone leave !! Totally awsome! I love the energy Gino has yet.

(13): Brilliant brilliant concert!!!! Loved the setlist, loved the energy, i sang, every second of the show. Amazing. I LOVE him!!!!! The show ended as expected PEOPLE GOTTA MOVE........ yyyeahhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!

(14): The Gino concert at the Rams head was one I will not forget!! Although the crowd was small the energy was BIG!! Gino is a great performer and you could tell he really enjoyed what he was doing up on stage. it was a pretty cool experinece. The whole Gino concert was good Gino was such an energetic performer and the small crowd made it easier to enjoy the whole entire show!! LUV GINO!!!

(15): Gino Vannelli's stage presence was unbelievable. Only complaint is the setlist, many of the same songs every show... he puts on an amazing show. seriously! Thumps Up!

(16): Gino was wonderful in Annapolis Maryland last night. Great voice, great mood, hope he comes back soon. Will write more tomorrow......

(17): I recently went to his show here in Annapolis, MD at Rams Head Tavern. Great show last night at Ram's Head in Annapolis! Amazing that you still have your vocal range, can hit all the high notes, and look pretty damn good for 61. This venue was great! Such a difference from when I saw you back in '77 at Penn State University. Since the years have fleeted by, I was quite captivated by your reflections about time and life in between songs in your careful words, softly spoken. Loved many of your newer works too--as well as your bluesy number. Great band too! Always a song you wish an artist would have played. For me, it was Where Am I Going. Maybe next time. Please don't wait another 30+++ years to come back to D.C. We love ya!.

(18): A few pics from the show in Annapolis....Enjoy!!!

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Friday 22 March 2013:
LETTERS TO THE EDITORS

LETTERS, ALL WITH THE SAME SUBJECT: YEAHHHHHHH GINO VANNELLI (!)

Letters to the editors and the subject is always GINO VANNELLI (1): Thank you again so much Barend and Trees! The theater in Montreal has regular seating and small bistro type tables in front of the stage. They have a VIP package that includes dinner, the show, and a Gino greeting after the show. Karen and I enjoy traveling to see and hear Gino shows if we can. I have a brother that lives in Boca Raton, Florida and I told him that Gino is playing close to his home. He will try and get tickets to see him there. I am so happy that he is touring. Every time we see and hear him he sounds and looks great! I truly wish you both the best of health and life.
Your friend, Gord.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada dated 9 March 2013.


(2): INFO: Gino sings in English and in Italian All the best! Fabio. Italy, Europe dated 10 March 2013.
Here is a link to the song...

This song was adapted from a prayer by Pope John Paul II in 2004.
Music by Marcella Pasquali. Italian lyrics by Pope John Paul II. English lyrics by Mike Francis & Aidan Zammit
Featuring: Gino Vannelli, The Moody Blues, Vincenzo la Scola, Giada Nobile, Daniela Pedali, Pyruz Payandehazad, Archie J. Howard II, Ewelina Flinta, Robin McAuley.


(3): Re: Gino Vannelli sings in the French language: Hello les amis, Yes Gino sings a duet and a couple of other songs with Isabelle Boulay a very famous female singer from Quebec also very famous in France. Gino is the host of a special tv show with Isabelle. Another great occasion to hear Gino singing in french and also a nice "hommage" to his hometown Ville d'Anjou, his family and friends in Quebec and also why not to all the people with common french language all around the world lol lol....
Have a nice day in Schiedam
Jacques. Paris, France, Europe dated 19 March 2013.


(4): Тема: Gino Vannelli :
Hello Barend and Trees. Thank you very much for sending to me interesting information about our idol. Regards, Alex. Israel - Отправлено: Вт, 19.03.2013 10:38


(5): Subject: All about Gino Vannelli !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I get a lot of questions about Gino here on my work, and no wonder -- you work hard on your site and want to get the word out! GINO VANNELLI stands for Music & voice!!! Think of it this way: Gino Vannelli wants people to love his music and he wants people to come to his live concerts and you help people to go there. THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOMUCH!!! Your distant friend Mary. United States dated 20 March 2013.


(6): Thank you very very much for remember me, Gino Vannelli is my love. This is spectacular. Thank you. Para: Ballesteros Martinez Maria de los Angeles. Enviado el: Martes, 19 de Marzo de 2013 03:04 a.m.


(7): RE: Gino on Arsenio Hall Show in 1992--
Hey guys! Thanks for putting up the video of Gino playing with the posse on Arsenio--I had NO IDEA Gino was ever on Arsenio and I used to watch Arsenio a lot back in the day. His house band was good and Michael was a great band leader. I was surprised to hear Gino sing songs by other people--seemed really weird to hear that--but I loved him jamming on the drums. Looks like Jimmy Fallon took notes from Arsenio because he has people sit in with his house band too on his show. (I remember seeing Michael Bolton singing with The Roots one night)….I guess what goes around comes back around, but it's a great idea to have famous singers sit in with the band for the whole show. I wish Gino would do it again. We need more Gino on American TV! Kara S. Texas, United States dated 20 March 2013.





Sunday 10 March 2013:
A BELATED GINO VANNELLI CONCERT REVIEW FROM THE USA

A COMPLETE FAMILY TO A GINO VANNELLI CONCERT IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA, USA.

Hello Barend & Trees, I hope all is well in your world. Thank you for the Gino information you send, I love keeping up with my favorite musician. My wife, Karen and our two daughters, Autumn & Christina and son, Jeremy went to Gino's show in Atlanta.

We have seen Gino in concert several times but this was the first time for our daughters. We live in South Carolina so we had a 4 hr trip and on the way I told them about the story of Gino and the young musician that asked him how it was for him in "the day" They got a kick out of it and I said when we see Gino after the show I'm going to tell him that you both have been listening to his music since conception and I can assure him they did not want his autograph for me or their mom and see what his reaction would be. Well, Gino told this story between songs and my daughters were amazed at the coincidence of my telling of it on the way to the show. So we waited for Gino after the show and when he came to us I asked him may we take a picture with him. He said certainly and while the girls and my son were gathering around him I told him what I had planned to say about the girls and he got a big laugh from that.

We got several pictures and I'm attaching two of them for you to see. It felt so good knowing we made him laugh and I think it made him feel extra good knowing our young beautiful daughters are actually big fans of his. (Not like the girl in his story) Anyway enough of that . . .

The show was splendid and thankfully for my daughters he chose mostly older songs to play which is what they wanted to hear. But we enjoyed everything he did that night. A special note: He did "If I Should Lose This Love" revised a bit as he has done with all his older songs and it was marvelous! I don't think he has ever done song that in concert before which made it even more special. I cannot believe it has been since the 80's that he was in Atlanta. He said something about it was so long ago that he thought prohibition was in effect last time he came. :o)

Hope you enjoyed this story, be well keep up the great work with your website, thanks for all you do. We love Gino too. Dated the 3rd of March 2013 by Mark Gilmour.

PS.: Yes, of course you may use the email on your site. Share it with the world! Take care, Mark.

Mark Gilmour's Daughter and Gino Vannelli who laughs His eyes out! So funnyMark Gilmour's Children and Gino Vannelli




Tuesday 26 February 2013:
A GINO VANNELLI CONCERT REVIEW TRANSLATED FROM DANISH TO ENGLISH

A SEQUEL TO THE GINO VANNELLI NEWSPAPER ARTICLE DATED FRIDAY JANUARY 18, 2013.

Hello B&T, I just came across this very good review of Gino in Denmark. I was easily able to translate it from Dutch to English, using Google Translate - but there are some mistakes to the text. However it is such a wonderful review I had to pass along the imperfect translation: I look forward to fans reviews and photos from Florida!! Best of luck to you always, Anne

Gino Vannelli with trio in the galaxy, Værløse, Wednesday 16 January 2013: The singers' master singer shone inventive There are quite a few stars who live, year after year, do not dare to change a nanosecond of their hits live on stage. Maybe develop their albums on one idea, but hits'ene touches they never know. In the absolute opposite extreme is Gino Vannelli. For many years, he rearranged his songs almost beyond recognition to his shows. And surprisingly versions of old and new also filled this evening at the galaxy, often the songs were both stretched out and worked even better than the orginal.

Well and good-humored

In comes the manager of the venue in a sold-out hall and overawed presents Vannelli, and report him completely healthy after last year's creepy hearing damage.

The trio Jacob Karlzon, piano / synth, Morten Ramsbøl, bass and Morten Lund, drums, bring gently and slightly nervously started with an instrumental number, until the star comes on stage to a thunderous applause, and to play his pop hit "Wild Horses" (1985 ) in a transformed version of a jazz-soul swing is reminiscent of defunct chamber jazz band Modern Jazz Quartet.

Vannelli, dressed casually in worn jeans, black jacket and scarf sing flawlessly and convincing, as if he has never been sidelined. With in-ears as monitors, just the tiny ørehøjttalere who created hearing damage.

Chamber Jazz and royal blues

Skip to more chamber jazz in the form of "Walter Whitman Where Are You", which Vannelli excels with a vocal register of four octaves. No wonder that he musicians called Singing the Lord of the singer. Good ravruskende jazz great backed by the trio.

"Just A Motion Away" from his rock album "Black Cars" (1985) begins, and despite again a new arrangement and a lovely lyrical solo on piano by Karlzon the evening's disappointment. Fortunately the only one. It's like Vannelli not really believe in pop / rock number more. In the past five years, Vannelli moved into a genre that he has dubbed the "royal blues", not hackneyed dry sad leather vest-blues, but refined jazz with reminiscences of clear blue tones. Such a style is "A Good Thing" (2009), and now directs Vannelli trio with big gestures as he had a big band behind him. The three are thrown premier nerves and play fearless and royal.

A new standard

The Danish public's favorite number "Brother To Brother" (1978) ends an innovative set. That number is so classic that it is equal to The New Real Book (Real Book jazz musicians node Bible, ed.) And a gigantic hit for Vannelli, who says he never gets tired of the song. It is understandable. For this evening's version is once again a different, innovative arrangement and light years from the original. In particular a drum solo by Morten Lund, a masterful original snakes, which are very close to world class.

Ol 'Blue Eyes

Second set of breakthroughs with the two energetic "This Day On" (2009) and "Right Where I Am" (2006) and a burning obvious trio from start turning up. And the 61-year-old protagonist entertains charming with life clever stories and self-deprecating anecdotes of experienced entertainerstil, and seems very comfortable in DK in front of his young Danish / Swedish trio. An ominous somber ballad about a child murderer is introduced: "The Long Arm Of Justice".Again, a genre shift, but now in something similar to a beautiful funeral optogs-march. So new that Vannelli must have the text up on a music stand, and a number which in turn predicts interesting new avenues for the next album.

A single album version

Next is "Parole Per Mio Padre", a duo for piano and vocals, and it is the only number in its original version, but understandably, the song is just from Vannellis neoclassical operetta album "Canto" (2003). And classic should probably just be unchanged.

Vannellis first Billboard hit "People Gotta Move" (1974) shall be final, and what a show of innovation with sublime vocals and the trio that kicks out and up as fine as a stellar musicians, Vannelli else has performed and recorded with since his debut. The evening's highlight.

Predictably, it is the super hit (In U.S. & Canada) "I Just Wanna Stop" (1978) will be an encore, but yes, again, it is transformed from the original. Gino Vannelli has always been frowned upon by Danish reviewers, and he is the affectation, the artificial, too perfect and a crooner, but just all the things I'm excited about. So far most of the Danish singers and always worth studying whether the same taste in music. Partly technique, empathy and its eternal quest for new popveje.

Gino Vannelli and his Scandinavian trio




Wednesday 20 February 2013:
DO YOU KNOW? DID YOU KNOW?

GINO VANNELLI (!) BABBLE, MUMBO JUMBO, BLAH... BLAH... BLAH... SO TO SPEAK IN A POSITIVE WAY!

- DO YOU KNOW? DID YOU KNOW? That the black and white GINO VANNELLI picture on the frontpage of the official GINO VANNELLI web site is made by Barend in Paradiso, Amsterdam Holland, the Netherlands November 1990? Gino Vannelli's very first real concert in Holland???

- DO YOU KNOW? DID YOU KNOW? That there is a GINO VANNELLI Musicographie from Canada in which they interview His Family too???

- DO YOU KNOW? DID YOU KNOW? That GINO VANNELLI did sing a song from another artist in the Arsenio Hall tv show on 22 april 1992???

- DO YOU KNOW? DID YOU KNOW? That GINO VANNELLI did sing a duet with Janet Mooney & the Metropole Orchestra with the title: "All The Things You Are" from the musical : "Very Warm For May." This was on 30 Janauary 2004???

1990 Gino Vannelli in Paradiso Amsterdam Holland1990 Gino Vannelli in Paradiso Amsterdam the Netherlands




Tuesday 12 February 2013:
LETTERS TO THE EDITORS.

SUBJECT: GINO VANNELLI (!)

The editors received a few letters which we want to post inside this Gino Vannelli newspaper:

(1): Hi Barend and Trees, We are so grateful for your site, thank you a million times! JL in the USA.

(2): It is perfect here and there was a full moon on Gino's concert night in Orlando. Loved Gino's concert!
DA in the USA.

(3): Dear B&T I have to say that you still update your site in a great way, I really enjoy surfing through all the webpages. Thanks for all you do and I guess you two do all the work and that you do not get a lot of help only from a few people, the same people! RESPECT! SB in Holland.

(4): My dearest friends: I am shocked with this new video you uploaded to youtube. IT'S FANTASTIC!!!!!! I've just watched part 1 & 2, I see there's part 3 and 4(?) I haven't seen them yet but I couldnt wait to write to you to THANK YOUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!! It's a true gem, it's a shame I can't understand French, but with the English parts, the material I had never seen, the interview to Tricia... OH MY GOD, it's to make a Gino fan like me, feel my heart, soul and spirit in HEAVEN!!!! I'm sooooooo satisfied with what I've watched!!!! FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART, I THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH FOR THIS!!!!!!! Now I gotta go to prepare supper, but tomorrow I'll check the rest of this SUPER SPECIAL SHOW. My endless gratitude for this new one. I've been busy and haven't been able to visit your website as much as I want. Dear Lord, what a lucky woman I am, letting me meeting you!!! God bless you and give you a healthy, long, happy, whealthy and lovely life!!!! Kisses from Mexico. Your true friend Maru in Mexico.

(5): Hi friends! I had been checking daily for part 3, and last night I had several things to do, but when I saw it was available, I could do nothing but watch (just once) and I love it as much as the 2 previous. You feed my spirit in ways you cannot imagine!!! Quality is more than acceptable, image and sound is really nice and I enjoyed sooooo much. I have to take 5 or 6 looks more hahaha. Of course you are not bad, maybe you were in the past, now you are experts, doctors for souls and angels spreading happiness all over the world. THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH. May God bless you. We can see what a wonderful human being is Gino and Tricia and Anton and Uncle, Joe, Ross and all the people around him. It's touching to know how much He has to struggle to get where he is. I'm sorry, I could go on and on.... You make me feel so many beautiful things with all you share. A big hug and kisses!!! Maru from Mexico.




Thursday 7 February 2013:
GINO VANNELLI'S NAME AND PICTURE IN A CBS TV SHOW.

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER - P.S. I LOVE YOU

The editors tried to see this episode 15 of "HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER - P.S. I LOVE YOU" but the CBS web site keeps on saying: The video you have requested is unavailable or may have expired.

The airdate was 4 February 2013 at CBS in the USA. This show airs Mondays 8/7c. The editors keep on trying to see this episode 15 because Gino Vannelli's name is mentioned and Gino's picture is in the air! There are Gino Vannelli fans who saw it, here are a few reactions:

Gino gets a mention by Dave Thomas on tonights "How I Met Your Mother." Episode: P.S. I LOVE YOU.

Here is a screen shot. This happens when the show “interviews” a rock producer who claims to have discovered Gino. He also says the character in question, a girl Canadian rock star who disappears or reinvents herself” (I haven’t figured this out yet) was “Big- Gino Vannelli Big…” Then the show puts up a picture of Gino.
I’ll watch it again at home if you want a better report. I missed it on TV, but friends at work and of course the internet knew it.

Hi ! did you hear about this TV show. What does it mean?
I think people are missing Gino Vannelli.
How about this? CBS. Look about 12:00. At 12:05 Gino is pictured.
A Gino Vannelli print screen on the tv in the USA




Friday 1 February 2013:
GINO VANNELLI CONCERT REVIEW IN JAM MAGAZINE ONLINE.

THERE ARE STILL NICE AND BEAUTIFUL GINO VANNELLI CONCERT REVIEWS!

This Gino Vannelli concert review by Meg Kirsic:

Gino Vannelli in the Variety Playhouse After 28 years of hearing my father praise Canadian singer Gino Vannelli as one of the greatest musicians of all time, I was starting to think this man was a myth. Sure I'd heard his music, I'd stared at his hair in pictures, and I'd grown up hearing stories about the soulful singer. His absence from the American music scene had me somewhat doubting his existence. When word got out he would be performing a show at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, I almost fell over reading the announcement. I promptly bought a ticket to see what all the fuss was about.

I'm here to tell you folks that Gino Vannelli is alive and well. He has traded in his bell-bottoms and polyester shirts for more appropriate attire, but he's still got it. And by "it" I mean the voice, the moves, and especially the hair. Tonight, the 60-year old performer opened his show with "Storm at Sunup" and my personal favourite, "Fly into This Night". He was hitting notes I didn't even know existed. I may have been born 30 years too late to appreciate the hysteria a Gino Vannelli concert once created, but it was not too late to appreciate the truly magnificent voice this artist possesses. Several times throughout the night, I found myself unconsciously bobbing my head up and down to the music. And then there were those moments when my mouth was left open in awe as Gino effortlessly hit those impossible high notes.

The concert in its entirety - about an hour long in length- sounded better than the records I had grown up listening to. The veteran band assembled behind Gino was beyond top notch. These musicians not only understood the music they were playing, but the artist as well. Drummer Reinhardt Melz and bassist Damian Erskine established a groove at the start and stayed in it until the encore. Greg Goebel kept the excitement going on the keyboard while guitarist Jay "Bird" Koder's funky riffs perfectly shined through Gino's electrifying stage performance, which is no easy task. It takes a big and talented band like this to hold their own on the same stage with this powerhouse vocalist, and this group was more than up for the task.

Gino Vannelli sings in the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta Speaking of big bands, horn sections make everything better, and tonight's brass ring did not disappoint. Grammy nominated Patrick Lamb led the three-horn section playing tenor sax. The trombone and trumpet players were local hires. The only thing out-performing Vannelli's voice this evening was his dance moves. Think of it as a cross between a classic episode of American Bandstand and Elvis. Gino definitely exhibited some age-defying moves. Then again, no one in the audience could keep still during this show. I caught myself unconsciously moving to the beat several times, but then I'm up for any excuse to 'bust a move.'

An unexpected highlight of the show was the audience themselves. And let me tell you, there were definitely some crazy, Gino obsessed fans in this capacity crowd. I'm pretty sure there's a cult devoted to this artist somewhere out there in cyberspace that not only routinely converse about this remarkable singer, but fixate on the music and the hip movement that goes with it.

Besides chanting his name between songs, women donned t-shirts with Gino's face, held up custom license plates emblazoned with some variation of his name, and shouted their undying love for the singer. It was remarkable how all this pent up affection love for Gino Vannelli came to a dead silence when he decided to speak to the adoring crowd before particular numbers. In his a soft-spoken voice - a shocking revelation in comparison to his singing - the Canadian heartthrob would tell a deep, meaningful story that always ended up relevant to what came next on the set list. One very personal story was about his son, how much he loved him and the song he wrote with his child in mind, "Last Days of Summer."

Other notable songs performed this evening included "A Good Thing" from his 2009 album of the same name, "Living Inside Myself," "Wild Horses," "Persona Non Grata," "Brother to Brother," "People Gotta Move," and (of course) "I Just Wanna Stop." Vannelli performed 15 songs including the encore, and the fans went wild for each and every one of them. It's a shame Gino Vannelli doesn't tour in this country more often. Without a doubt there's an audience out there for this special artist, who like my dad, are inspired when they fondly recall the magical voice and music from their youth. Tonight, I truly understood what it was about this performer that 38 years after he first came on the music scene, he's still an inspiration and joy to watch on stage.

Indeed, father knows best.
Review by Meg Kirsic
Photos by Mary Lou Piecyk.
Jam Magazine Online




Monday 28 January 2013:
NOT OFFICIAL GINO VANNELLI NEWS BUT STILL WORTH WHILE TO POST!

GINO VANNELLI NEWS FROM HERE AND THERE AND FROM THE NOT OFFICIAL SITES.

This Gino Vannelli news is important for the fans but remember it's not official, this is just fan site news and you all know what that means(!) or NOT (?) Gino is producing a new album for this great and famous Italian singer Massimo Ranieri. Gino sang a duet with him, called "Siamo Uguali." So a new duet "Siamo Uguali" is a new treat for the Gino Vannelli Fans and we bet for the Massimo Ranieri too of course. This album will be released in Italy and a few more countries on this planet but with the internet it will not be so difficult to order this album with also Gino Vannelli's voice and work on it. The editors keep you informed as much as possible, this depends on the news we get and find. Anyway, this Italian musical project is a BIG and important project for Gino, He works 24/7 again with the concerts in between.

In October / November the Fall of 2013 a Canadian tour is planned with 2 concerts in Montréal at the end of this tour. The Rialto Theatre already posted these two concerts on their web site. So have a look at the Gino Vannelli tour data and information page for the links. Sofar 4 cities in Canada: Markham Ontario, Burlington Ontario, Brampton Ontario, Montréal Québec.

Plans still to be worked on are:

  • Concerts in Florida again and Baltimore in March.
  • Asia - South America - Russia in 2013
  • New album
  • Masterclasses
  • Interviews in magazines, newspapers, tv shows & radio shows...
This all comes from the grapevine and to hear something through the grapevine is to learn of something informally and unofficially by means of gossip and rumor and from pieces of paper stolen from the different trash-cans Ha(!) Our sources at the newspapers sometimes make a habbit of telephone eavesdropping...
But we cannot gives names of these sources. We know it's not good but fans need information and it does not matter how or where it comes from. We all love to hear, read, see or feel GINO VANNELLI'S name, voice & music!

We will update you when all is solid, signed & confirmed. GREAT THINGS TO LOOK FORWARD TO!
GINO VANNELLI THINGS!!!




Friday 25 January 2013:
GINO VANNELLI IN A SOLD-OUT VARIETY PLAYHOUSE IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA, USA(!)

TWO REACTIONS FROM ATLANTA TODAY!!!

This Friday we already received two nice e-mails from great GINO VANNELLI fans who were in the Variety Playhouse last night which was completely sold-out and the music-lovers were live in the GINO VANNELLI
music-heaven! Here are the two e-mails and Ted and His Wife e-mailed us 3 pictures:

Gino Vannelli 24 January 2013 in Atlanta USA 1): GINO IN ATLANTA
B and T,
Well my wishes finally came true last night as Gino finally landed in Atlanta Ga with his West Coast Band. What a 50th birthday present! A sold out Variety Playhouse awaited his first concert in Atlanta in 20 years! His voice was the best I have ever heard (this was my 5th Gino concert) and the band, as great as they have been, was unbelievably tight and funky. Despite only being back in the states for 3 days, Gino was warm, funny and engaging. He had quite the masses awaiting him at the VIP meet and greet following the show.

Set list was:
Storm At Sunup/Fly Into This Night
A Little Bit Of Judas
Living Inside Myself
Wild Horses
Persona Non Grata
If I Should Loose This Love
A Good Thing
The Last Days Of Summer
Nightwalker/Appaloosa
Black Cars
I Just Wanna Stop
Brother To Brother
People Gotta Move

So thankful he decided to head "down south" and I hope it will not be another 20 years. I have attached a few photos.

Thanks for all you do for Gino Nation!!
Ted Hall

Meet and greet in Atlanta, Georgia, USA


2): Update on Gino's Atlanta, GA show...: 'o)
Hi Barend and Trees,
It's been quite some time since our latest contact and I do hope everyone is well as we enter into this new year. Last night, I was fortunate enough to have attended Gino's show in Atlanta, GA US and as usual, it was fantastic! If you like, I'll write a brief summary and include few pictures for you to post on your site. As he performed in front of a sold-out crowd, Mr. Vannelli was in excellent form and the band proved to be exceptional as we "jammed" to his musical genius. It was truly awesome:o)
Please stay well. I wish you a most healthy and prosperous new year:o)
Carol L Jackson Atlanta, GA US




Sunday 20 January 2013:
GINO VANNELLI MANIA IN STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN(!)

SOLD-OUT HOUSE AND A MEET AND GREET OUT OF CONTROL(!) AND A NEW GINO VANNELLI PIECE FOR THE FIRST TIME LIVE ON STAGE(!)

After the 5 star review for the concert in Kulturhuset Galaksen in Værløse, Denmark on the 16th, It happened last Fridayevening the 18th in Stockholm, Sweden, the Konserthuset got hot in spite of the very strong coldness of minus 12 degrees Celcius in Stockholm, the audience gave warm energy to Gino and the musicians and the fire in the music gave the right vibes, superb singing of Gino Vannelli with His divine voice and the musicians played Gino Vannelli's music from their hearts and with joy! Passion in the house! Passion in playing the music! Passion in Gino Vannelli's voice! TRUE PASSION WAS FELT ALL THE WAY and went on during the meet & greet.

Gino Vannelli's Danish/Swedish Trio GINO VANNELLI and the Swedish/Danish Trio were a superhit in Stockholm, Sweden. Sold-out with an enthusiastic audience who appreciated Gino Vannelli's concert very, very MUCH! The Meet & Greet was madness and the PR Lady of the Konserthuset said that this was unknown & bizarre, " Swedish people are normally very reserved and behave really not so"(!)

GINO WAS GOOD AND IN A VERY GOOD MOOD WITH HUMOR!

The setlist is breathtaking and very diverse:
Wild Horses, Walter Whitman Where Are you, Just a Motion Away, A Good Thing, Brother to Brother;

Break

Gino Vannelli in Stockholm, Sweden 18 January 2013 This Day on, Right where I Am, The Long Arm of Justice (a new piece for the very first time live on stage), Parole Per Mio Padre, People Gotta Move.

ENCORE: I Just wanna Stop and after a standing ovation People Gotta Move one more time...

Gino Vannelli's new song: "The long Arm Of Justice" is a sinister sombre ballad about a child murderer.

Gino Vannelli poster Stockholm 2013






























Friday 18 January 2013:
GINO VANNELLI NEWS FROM DENMARK (!)

A FEW REACTIONS FROM DK3500 VærLøSE, DENMARK.

GINO VANNELLI and the Danish Trio received a 5 star review for the concert in Kulturhuset Galaksen in Værløse, Denmark. The media in Denmark write very positive and super good about Gino Vannelli & the Trio and made Gino smile after this great event! Gino said to the media: "It was fun. We go to Stockholm in the morning. Will tell you how Stockholm goes. Thank You!"

BIG HAPPY SMILE and BRIGHT EYES ABOVE!!!

It's a pity that we cannot read the Danish reviews but from the vibes we feel the audience and everybody around this concert LOVED our Man and His Music and His musicians!

Go to Tuesday 26 February 2013 and read
a concert review translated from Danish to English!

Gino Vannelli live on stage in Denmark 16 January 2013Gino Vannelli live on stage in Værløse, Denmark 16 January 2013
Gino Vannelli live on stage in Denmark with His Scandinavian Trio  2013



Tuesday 15 January 2013:
GINO VANNELLI NEWS FROM ITALY (!)

AN E-MAIL FROM A GREAT GINO VANNELLI FAN.

Gino Vannelli and Massimo Ranieri in rome, Italy SUBJECT: New Gino's single with Massimo Ranieri

Mario Rosini no longer ceases to amaze. After the news of his participation on RAI 1 to the transmission of Amedeo Minghi, "Singing is Love" (Mario Rosini GUEST ON RAI 1 of Amedeo Minghi), is news these days that Massimo Ranieri is preparing, in collaboration Gino Vannelli, his latest single, "Fable of Love," in which there is the "paw" Gioiese artist with his undoubted talent and unanimously recognized.

A song, in fact, the text of which was written by Mario Rosini with music by Gino Vannelli, currently being recorded and soon to be released. All the best
Fabio Fiano (S.M.C.V.)






Friday 4 January 2013:
GINO VANNELLI GETTIN' READY FOR SCANDINAVIA

DENMARK & SWEDEN: GINO VANNELLI IS COMING TO GIVE A FEW VERY SPECIAL CONCERTS.

At the moment Gino is working for His Italian musical project, every minute of the day and sometimes night, He is working for perfection again. As you all know by now that perfectionists have NO life! The musical project: "Massimo Ranieri" is his name. One of the biggest Italian singer/actors. It will be a big challenge for Gino.

Gino is better and better with that terrible condition he got from that accident to his ears. He has seen several doctors that all use different styles of medicine. He is better than he's been for over this entire awful year that he had with terrible pains & noises in His ears. So you see that such a horrible accident causes years of recovery and healing. The editors wish Gino a super good health and a great shape to perform again without ear pains and nomore bad jetlags, good food in planes and time to rest & relax again after concerts.

In the meantime Gino also has to prepare and be ready for His concerts in Scandinavia with new musicians and a new show because the audiences in Sweden and Denmark expect good and special concerts! Lots of work and travelling soon...

Gino Vannelli's Music & Voice: "Close to perfect!"






























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