Biography / Info
Michele Vanni was born in Bologna, Italy in 1961, started playng guitar at 10 and a couple years late was playng bass with a band. He soon developed an interest in keyboards and drums and became proficient on both. In 1977 He switched to guitar as main instrument and began experimenting with home recording, by the early 80's he started working as a sound engineer in studios and produced demos for local bands . He worked in the Jingle/Commercial industry from 1990 to 2001 where he wrote, arranged and performed more than 500 jingles including works for Radio Rai (Italian National Radio, equivalent to the BBC) and major radio networks (Radio Monte Carlo, Radio 105). From 1996 to 2002 he also toured and did studio work with Luca Carboni, one of the most successful Italian singer-songwriters, playing guitars, keyboards and doing computer programming.
He recently began to work again with producer extraordinaire Celso Valli and played guitar on a few very successful albums by some of the biggest artists in Italy like Gianni Morandi, Adriano Celentano and Laura Pausini:the spanish version of her latest cd Escucha just won a Grammy as Best Latin Album .
Michele Vanni has in the last few years started his own Label, Publishing and a small online Cd store. He also recorded and performed with Domino, a Genesis tribute band that has received worldwide praise and recently released their first live DVD, in which he also sing lead vocals . In 2006 he started writing Royalty Free Music and more Jingles.