Bliss Team

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Bliss Team
Origin Italy
Genres
Years active 1992–1997
Labels BlissCo
Associated acts
Past members

Bliss Team was an Italian Eurodance group. They are known for their hits such as "Love is Forever", "People Have the Power", and "You Make Me Cry".

Members[edit]

History[edit]

It began in November 1992 when Jeffrey Jey took a vacation to Turin to go to the nearest music store, as Jey was feeling depressed after a nightclub he was singing in closed down for good in late 1991. When Jey walked into the store, Jey showed the shopkeeper an audio cassette recording of himself singing from when he was at the nightclub. The shopkeeper directed Jey to the sampling aisle of the store and called Massimo Gabutti, producer of the newly founded Bliss Corporation. Soon after, Jey was introduced to Gabutti and Roberto Molinaro at Bliss Corporation. Gabutti was impressed with Jey's demo tape, and immediately offered Jey a position at Bliss Corporation with Molinaro.

Jey was excited to be part of the Bliss Corporation and when he returned back home, he said to his mother that he was going to go back to Turin and wouldn't be coming back home. Jey's mother was very surprised to hear of the news. Feeling concerned about her son, Jey's mother told his father about the news and his father decided to let him go, thinking that nothing would happen to him. Then Jey packed all of his possessions into a very big box and set off to Turin to move to his friends house about 7 to 8 kilometers away from the studio. Jey's first day at Bliss Corporation was in January 1993, and working with him were Gabutti, Molinaro, sound engineer Angelica Villella and 18 year old Maurizio Lobina. Two months after Jey's first day, while working on some songs, Gabutti told Jey about a demo that he had been brainstorming with the other members and asked if he would like to do the vocals for it. Jey agreed to do so. That track was a cover of Patti Smith's 1988 song "People Have the Power". Gabutti went to Milan to mix Jey's voice with the demo, and when he came back, he told Jey that the people of Milan loved his voice, and that it would be part of the final mix. Jey was absolutely astonished by the news, and loved the idea of having a song with his name on it. When Jey heard the song on the radio for the first time, he was very happy. "People Have the Power" was a big hit in Italy in the summer of 1993.

The following year Domenico Capuano enjoined the band with Jeffrey Jey and Molinaro all together started to archive success with many different singles such as "U Take Me Up", "Hold on to Love", "Love is Forever", and "You Make Me Cry". By the end of 1997 the BlissCo wanted the band to split and have them start on other projects. Molinaro became a successful DJ, Capuano a successful composer and producer and Jeffrey Jey went on to form the popular Eurodance band Eiffel 65.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Livin' on a Prayer" (1993) – Cover of Bon Jovi's 1987 song
  • "People Have the Power" (1993) – Cover of Patti Smith's 1988 song
  • "Go" (1994)
  • "Hold on to Love" (1995)
  • "You Make Me Cry" (1995)
  • "Love is Forever" (1995)
  • "Livin' on a Prayer" (1995) – Re-recorded version of the 1993 song
  • "U Take Me Up" (1996)
  • "How Can We Survive?" (1997)
  • "With or Without You" (1997) – Cover of the U2's 1987 song

Albums[edit]

  • You Make Me Cry (1996)
  • Best of Bliss Team (1999)