Manuel De Peppe

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Manuel De Peppe is an Italian actor, musician, composer, arranger, and producer. He spent the majority of his career as an actor and singer, but in 2005 moved to the United States primarily as a composer, music producer, and arranger .

Early life[edit]

Manuel De Peppe was born in Milan, Italy in 1970. He spent most of his earlier years studying acting, music, dubbing, vocal, piano, and drums at the CTA Academy of Milan, and at age 14 he passed the SIAE composers examination. Around the same time, he began to work in advertising, acting in commercials and as a model in fashion photography. He spent two years doing this work before getting his first major television role.

Acting[edit]

In 1986, De Peppe played the character of "Matt" (the drummer of the band Beehive) in an Italian TV series called Love Me Licia, which was his first major role in broadcast television. He followed this up from 1987 to 1993 with a series of soap operas and television films, such as Licia Dolce Licia (Licia sweet Licia) and Don Tonino. In the Don Tonino series, De Peppe demonstrated his acting skills in both in comedy scenes and dramatic scenes. He has received positive reviews from the press for his role.[citation needed]

Music and Composition[edit]

Since 1993 De Peppe started to compose, arrange, and producing music for different TV Networks. He collaborated with Peer Music, Bill Champlin, Tamara Champlin, Piero Cassano, Ivana Spagna, Toto Cutugno, Marco Grasso, Pablo Manavello, Jorge Luis Cachin, Martha Cancel, Bernadette O'Reilly, Anthony Federov, Clara Serina, Franco Fasano, Danilo Amerio, Ariztia, and many others. In 2008 decided to reunite the band Bee Hive with the new name of Bee Hive Reunion and also composed and produced a new single "Don't say goodbye". The band starts a big Radio and TV promotion in Italy and Switzerland with a big success. In 2011 Bee Hive Reunion goes in tour around Italy. Manuel also releases a few great different new singles as a solo's singer.

Hosting[edit]

  • 1995 Host for the event "Quelli Di Domani" at Teatro Nazionale of Milan, Italy.
  • 2010 Host for the event "Miss Italia USA California 2010" in Sausalito, California, USA.

Awards[edit]

Discography[edit]

  • 1986 - Love me Licia e i Bee Hive (drums)
  • 1987 - Licia dolce Licia e i Bee Hive (drums)
  • 1988 - Tutti in campo con Lotti (singer)
  • 1988 - Tu con noi - Flash Gordon (singer)
  • 1989 - Per te Armenia - Italian Singers together for Armenia (vocal)*
  • 1989 - Super campioni (singer)
  • 1990 - Il mondo siamo noi (singer)
  • 1990 - Una donna da poco (singer)
  • 1991 - Il meglio di Licia e i Bee Hive (drum)
  • 1999 - A Paola in duet with Enzo Draghi (singer, arranger, producer, composer, piano, keyboards)
  • 2000 - Que calor - Luz Latina (featuring singer)
  • 2002 - Ballet (vocal, arranger, producer, composer, piano, keyboards, choir)
  • 2004 - A Paola - solo version (singer, arranger, producer, composer, piano, keyboards)
  • 2008 - Don't Say Goodbye as Bee Hive Reunion (drums, piano, keyboards, background vocals, producer, composer, arranger, choir)
  • 2010 - Licia Bee Hive story (5 CD collection) (drums)
  • 2011 - Primo sogno d'amore - Instrumental single (composer, arranger, producer, piano, keyboards)
  • 2011 - Anime cosi - single (singer, composer, arranger, producer, piano, keyboards, drum)
  • 2011 - Almas Asi - single (singer, composer, arranger, producer, piano, keyboards, drum)
  • 2013 - Me amas tambien - duet with Clara Serina of the Italian platinum quartet Cavalieri del Re (guest singer)
  • 2013 - Mi ami anche tu - duet with Clara Serina of the Italian platinum quartet Cavalieri del Re (guest singer)
  • 2013 - You - (singer, composer, arranger, producer, piano, keyboards, drum)
  • 2013 - Don't say goodbye - 2013 Remix Version as Bee Hive Reunion (composer, arranger, producer, background vocal, keyboards)
  • 2013 - This is Christmas time - (singer, composer, arranger, producer, piano, keyboards, drum)
  • 2014 - Dove si va - (singer, composer, arranger, producer, piano, keyboards, drum)
  • 2014 - Donde vamos - (singer, composer, arranger, producer, piano, keyboards, drum)
  • 2014 - Cuore a meta' - (singer, composer, arranger, producer, keyboards, drum, background vocal, beat box)
  • 2016 - Subways rock- (composer, arranger, producer, bass, keyboards, drum)

Filmography[edit]

  • 1986: LOVE ME LICIA - Soap opera (Italian TV Italia 1) - Matt
  • 1987: LICIA DOLCE LICIA - Soap opera (Italian TV Italia 1) - Matt
  • 1988: DON TONINO - Telefilm (Italian TV Italia 1, Happy Channel, Iris, and Canadian TV TLN Tele Latino Network) - Gabriele
  • 1989: DON TONINO 2 - Telefilm (Italian TV Canale 5-Italia 1, Happy Channel, Iris, and Canadian TV TLN Tele Latino Network) - Gabriele
  • 1993: LA RÖDA LA GIRA - Soap opera (Swiss TV TSI 1) - Marco
  • 2013: MI AMI ANCHE TU - ME AMAS TAMBIEN (Music video)
  • 2013: YOU (Music Video)
  • 2013: THIS IS CHRISTMAS TIME (Music video)

Videography[edit]

  • 2015: LOVE ME LICIA - Matt (DVD)

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