Gazebo (musician)

Paul Mazzolini (born 18 February 1960), known as Gazebo, is an Italian vocalist known for an Italo disco music style, a variation of 1980s Euro disco. His international hit song "I Like Chopin" reached the No. 1 in more than 15 countries.

Gazebo
Background information
Birth namePaul Mazzolini
Also known asGazebo
Born (1960-02-18) February 18, 1960
Beirut, Lebanon
OriginItaly
GenresItalo disco, Italian rock
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, piano
Years active1982–present
LabelsBaby Records, Softworks, Quality (Canada)
Websitewww.gazebo.info

Biography

Gazebo was born in Beirut, Lebanon, where his father was working as a diplomat in the Italian embassy. Through his father's work, he later lived in Jordan, Denmark (where he learned good English at an American school) and France. He also worked as a guitarist at a London restaurant for some time.[1] He finished his university study of French literature with a degree in 1983. He choose his artist name Gazebo after the pavillon structure of the same name, because it sounded catchy and this was important for Radio DJs at the time.[2]

In 1983 he released "I Like Chopin". It sold 8 million copies worldwide and reached No. 1 of Italian charts along with 15 other countries, among them Germany, Spain and Austria.[3] Also internationally successful were his singles "Masterpiece" (1982) and "Lunatic" (1983), which reached the Top Ten in several European countries. His most famous songs were produced by Pierluigi Giombini. In 1983, he co-wrote with Giombini the hit song "Dolce Vita" for singer Ryan Paris.

Gazebo is still touring and working on new albums. In addition, he is also working as a producer for other artists.[4]

Discography

Albums

  • 1983 – Gazebo (Gazebo) (Baby Records) (later reissues of this album from 1984 onwards used I Like Chopin as album title)
  • 1984 – Telephone Mama (Baby Records)
  • 1985 – I Like Chopin (Baby Records)
  • 1985 – Univision (Carosello)
  • 1987 – The Rainbow Tales (Carosello)
  • 1989 – Sweet Life (Carosello)
  • 1991 – Scenes from the News Broadcast (Lunatic)
  • 1994 – Portrait (Giungla-BMG Italy)
  • 1997 – Viewpoint (Softworks)
  • 2000 – Portrait & Viewpoint (Softworks)
  • 2007 – Ladies! The Art of Remixage (Softworks)
  • 2008 – The Syndrone (Softworks)
  • 2013 – I Like ... Live! (Softworks)
  • 2015 – Reset (Softworks)
  • 2016 – Wet Wings (Softworks)
  • 2018 – Italo By Numbers (Softworks)

Singles

  • "Masterpiece" (1982; No. 2 Italy, No. 35 Germany, No. 5 Switzerland)
  • "I Like Chopin" (1983; No. 1 Italy, No. 1 Germany, No. 1 Switzerland, No. 7 Netherlands, No. 1 Austria, No. 9 Japan)
  • "Lunatic" (1983; No. 3 Italy, No. 4 Germany, No. 6 Switzerland, No. 13 Austria)
  • "Gimmick!" (1983)
  • "Love in Your eyes" (1983)
  • "Telephone Mama" (1984; No. 10 Italy)
  • "First!" (1984)
  • "For Anita" (1985)
  • "Trotsky Burger" (1986)
  • "The Sun Goes Down on Milky Way" (1986)
  • "Give Me One Day ... / Diamonds Are Forever" (1987)
  • "Coincidence" (1988)
  • "Dolce Vita" (1989)
  • "Fire" (1991)
  • "The 14 July" (1991)
  • "I Like Chopin 91" (remix) (1991)
  • "Masterpiece 2K" (remix) (2000)
  • "Tears for Galileo" (2006)
  • "Ladies!" (2007)
  • "Virtual Love" (2008)
  • "Queen of Burlesque" (2011)
  • "Blindness" (2015)
  • "Wet Wings" (2016)
  • "La Divina" (2018)

References

  1. http://www.italo-interviews.com/Gazebo.html
  2. http://www.italo-interviews.com/Gazebo.html
  3. "Gazebo". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Archived from the original on 3 November 2012. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  4. http://www.italo-interviews.com/Gazebo.html
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