Updating profile from html to bb code. My banners and wallpaper have yet to be uploaded, Heres a little about me, Italian American Born in San Francisco to a family of business owners, Singers & composers, The genres that run through the veins of my family are Jazz, Gospel and opera.
More renowned and at one point famous family influences of mine. My Grammy Award Winning Uncle Vince Guaraldi, He won a Grammy in 1963 for best jazz composition. My Uncle Maurice Marcellino Also known as "Muzzy" performed during the 23rd annual academy awards. He then went on to become the composer for CBS for 19 years. My Aunt whom I wont name but I adore, She is a Gospel singer, Mainly new age pop gospel, Before her career as a Gospel artist, She was trained in classical music, She performed countless times at the San Francisco opera house, I remember as a kid watching her perform at least once a week, Although I loved to hear her perform, Being dragged along with your family every week to watch the same shows was not the best of fun as a child.
I tend to stay but also stray from the musical roots of my family, Gospel is mainly in my blood, My biggest musical influences are Whitney Houston, Dionne Warwick, Luther Vandross, Gladys Knight, Teddy Pendergrass And my Aunt.
But above all, I think Whitney Houston has had the biggest impact on my musical taste, I grew up listening to her. I really adore and give props to singers like Whitney, Who use physical expressions when they sing, Feeling the music with there body language and turning Coal into Gold, With the way they define and execute a song.
My heart tends to focus its attention on these genres of music, Soul & r&b - soulful pop and gospel.
I have met so many talented people here whom I now consider friends, All unique in there own right. I will choose to not name any of them, Theres far to many who have made an impact on me, I would hate to miss anyone so I will leave it at that.
Remember if music is in your heart then you as a vocalist have no choice but to sing. SO KEEP ON SANGIN MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS =0)