SPECIAL NIGHT: MUSIC & CHARITY! GIOEL is an emerging Italian singer you will never forget due to her vocal timbre. She is supporting Cittadinanza (cittadinanza.org) and MAES Therapy (maestherapy.com) through Easy Dragons Charity (easydragons.com).
MAES Therapy is a specialised treatment for children with movement and coordination difficulties It aims to provide the highest quality in physical therapy. Cittadinanza is a charity that develops and supports psychiatric rehabilitation and psychosocial projects in low income countries.
An emerging Italian singer Gioel has kindly offered to perform a concert at Union Chapel on the 22nd of March to support Easydragons Charity and Cittadinanza, English an Italian Charities that provides assistance to children with mental health issues. To buy tickets please visit www.easydragons.com Gioel first album Nausea was recorded in Umbria at CET, a global music school directed by Mr Mogol, recognised as the greatest Italian songwriter ever, having written the major part of all pop Italian music!
The title of the concert is LONELY TOWN this will introduce to the public the most famous classic British hits, which were translated and reproduce in Italy in the 60s.
“Well known songs performed in Italian and in English will make the show very interesting and fun…! Who knows for example that To love Somebody (Bee Gees) was translated into Così ti amo (Califfi)… ? Nights in White Satin (M. Blues) became Ho Difeso Il Mio Amore (Nomadi)? Happy Together (Turtles) is Per Vivere Insieme (Ragazzi del Sole)?? And much more…
Let’s see how many of you will be able to recognize the song from the first notes!!! “ Gioel “Our music is emotion and if it can be used to give a smile to people less fortunate than us… the emotion we feel is joy!” Gioel LONELY TOWN is a fantastic opportunity to experience an amazing concert in an award winning venue, Union Chapel, and help children with disability “We hope to see you all there to enjoy together this evening“ Easydragons Charity Facebook page:
LONELY TOWN ITALIAN COVERS OF ENGLISH HITS LONELY TOWN band born from a strong musical understanding between two Italian musicians of exception: Samuele Rossini (pianist and accordionist) and Fabio Crociati (guitarist); and the Italian songwriter GIOEL (GIOvannardi ELeonora). Together they decided to start a new original and dynamic project: propose to the British public their most famous hits that in the 60s were translated and reproduced in Italy. Songs performed in Italian language make the show very interesting and fun… “who knows which Hit is performing now???”
BRIEF HISTORY OF THE COVERS In the 60s in Europe there were two different music expectations: a system of reproduction and consumption of music accessible to all, and a new and fun music, that would break with tradition and melody, adapted for socializing (ie dance, also “unleashed”).
On the musical side, the only culture ready to give an answer to this waiting for new music, it was (of course) the Anglo-Saxon one. Winners of the recent war, they had at their disposal imported stylistic influences (jazz and blues) and autonomous (English and Irish traditional music), who had certainly the characteristic of sound “different” and “new”, and were supported by rhythms suitable for dancing.
So came in waves of more or less success: rock ‘n’ roll, twist, folk, beat, rhythm & blues, soul, funk … In Italy there was a great preparation for consumption, but insufficient production. What better solution than take the Anglo-Saxon production and resubmit as their own production?
There were two different approaches to cover: the first was to take a song already successful and make the Italian version, which meant assured success such as “Sono Bugiarda” of Caterina Caselli taken from “I’m a Believer” of Monkees.
The second was looking for a song in the vast Anglo-Saxon songbook, to offer as new because was not known and not yet proposed in Italy.
There were groups specialized in these operations, such as Dik Dik in the early years or I Corvi, that practically did not released any of their own songs but only cover, from their first hit “Sono un Ragazzo di Strada” (which was a cover of a song by Brogues – I Rozzi – called “I Ain’t No Miracle Worker”). The curious thing is that, thanks to the cover, sometimes the original English version found the way to arrive in Italy as “the original version of xy”. In many cases the text of the cover in Italian were not faithful to the original one, and in some occasion were completely different.
Why at some point, the phenomenon has run out?
The reason is, as always, due to globalization the offer of music via radio increased with the liberalization of the airwaves, singers and Anglo-Saxon groups have quickly become popular in Italy too.
People were looking for the originality and creativity in music, so the simple performers of covers were quickly brought back to the role of just a cover band. Italian bands who wanted to aspire to their own role had to produce something original, possibly different from the Anglo-Saxon model, but not antagonist
GiOeL: It is the acronym of the Italian songwriter/singer GIOvannardi ELeonora. In Italy she was glad to cooperate and record her first album “NAUSEA” with the best Italian musicians, one of those is FABIO CROCIATI that composed all melodies. “NAUSEA” was recorded in Umbria to the CET (http://www.cetmusic.it/) that is a global music school captained from Mr MOGOL, the best Italian songwriter ever, he wrote the biggest part of all the Italian music! NAUSEA was displayed in the 2012 and Mogol was in Rimini at the theatre as a principal guest. She participated to CASTROCARO FESTIVAL (one of the biggest Italian competition festival) with her song “GIUDA” and she reached the semi-finals. She decided together with Fabio Crociati to make their music available to help some unlucky children in India/Vellore, so they started to cooperate with CITTADINANZA ONLUS (http://www.cittadinanza.org/2012/10/gioel-e-la-sua-musica-per-aiutare-i-bambini-e-lefamiglie-di-vellore/) writing a song named “E’ TUTTO NORMALE” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKF83-ble84) all moneys earn from royalties of that song were given in donation to the Childen Center in Vellore. “Our music is EMOTION and if it can be used to give a smile to people less fortunate than us … the emotion we feel is the JOY!”
FaBiO CrOcIaTi: Fabio is a great guitarrist and he started to play when he was just 8 years old. In 2004 he enrolled at the Music Academy in Bologna, where admitted to the 2nd year, he passed all exams with the highest grades and he passed directly to the Professional Course. In 2006 he began to study at the AMM (Modern Music Academy) where in 2007 he passed the examination for the course Professional Guitar Rock / Metal with 87/100. In October 2010 Fabio graduate at MMI in the Modern Guitar Institute, with 100/100 in the master guitar Rock / Progressive / Metal. In 2003 he recorded his first album of instrumental tracks “EVOLUTION” with his first band STAY JAM. In September of 2011, took part at the Tour Music Fest (International festival of emerging music) and began writing songs together with Gioel (GIOvannardi ELeonora). Their first album “NAUSEA” was recorded in Umbria . to the CET (http://www.cetmusic.it/) that is a global music school captained from Mr MOGOL, the best Italian songwriter ever! He decided together with Gioel to make their music available to help some unlucky children in India/Vellore, so they started to cooperate with CITTADINANZA ONLUS writing a song named “E’ TUTTO NORMALE”. All moneys earn from royalties of that song were given in donation to the Childen Center in Vellore