Gazebo (musician)

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Gazebo
Paul Mazzolini Gazebo.jpg
Background information
Birth name Paul Mazzolini
Also known as Gazebo
Born Beirut, Lebanon
Origin Italy
Genres Italo disco, Italian rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano
Years active 1982–present
Labels Baby Records, Softworks, Quality (Canada)
Website www.gazebo.info

Paul Mazzolini (born 18 February 1960), known as Gazebo, is an Italian musician known for an Italo disco music style, a variation of 1980s Euro disco.

Biography[edit]

Mazzolini was born in Beirut, Lebanon, the son of an Italian diplomat and an American singer.[citation needed]

As a teenager Mazzolini began a career in a variety of jazz, rock and punk bands before meeting Rome based producer Paul Micioni. The first release, "Masterpiece", was a minor hit in 1982.[citation needed]

In 1983 he released "I Like Chopin". It sold 8 million copies worldwide and reached No. 1 of Italian charts along with 15 other countries.[1]

The follow-up song "Lunatic" and the eponymous album also entered the Top 20 across Europe.[citation needed]

Mazzolini set up his own record label, Softworks, in 1997.[citation needed] Since then he has released more albums. In autumn 2006 he released a new single called "Tears for Galileo", which achieved constant radio airplay on Italian RAI Radio2 and peaked at No. 1 in the Eurodance chart.[citation needed]

In 2008 The Syndrone an album including "Tears For Galileo", "Virtual Love" and "Ladies!"[citation needed] Jerry Marotta and John Giblin were involved.[citation needed]

On 24 May 2011 he released his new single "Queen Of Burlesque" on iTunes. The related video on YouTube was shot by night in Rome and is dedicated to the great masters of Italian motion pictures from the past.[citation needed]

On 1 September 2013 he released his first live album, I Like ... Live!.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 1983 – Gazebo (Gazebo) (Baby Records). Later reissues of this album (from 1984 on) state "I Like Chopin" as album title.
  • 1984 – Telephone Mama (Baby Records)
  • 1985 – I Like Chopin (Baby Records)
  • 1985 – Univision (Carosello)
  • 1987 – The Rainbow Tales (Carosello)
  • 1989 – Sweet Life (Carosello)
  • 1991 – Scenes From The News Broadcast (Lunatic)
  • 1994 – Portrait (Giungla-BMG Italy)
  • 1997 – Viewpoint (Softworks)
  • 2000 – Portrait & Viewpoint (Softworks)
  • 2007 – Ladies! The Art Of Remixage (Softworks)
  • 2008 – The Syndrone (Softworks)
  • 2013 – I Like ... Live! (Softworks)
  • 2015 – Reset (Softworks)
  • 2016 – Wet Wings (Softworks)
  • 2018 – Italo By Numbers (Softworks)

Singles[edit]

  • "Masterpiece" (1982; No. 2 Italy, No. 35 Germany, No. 5 Switzerland)
  • "I Like Chopin" (1983; No. 1 Italy, No. 1 Germany, No. 1 Switzerland, No. 7 Netherlands, No. 1 Austria, No. 9 Japan)
  • "Lunatic" (1983; No. 3 Italy, No. 4 Germany, No. 6 Switzerland, No. 13 Austria)
  • "Gimmick!" (1983)
  • "Love In Your eyes" (1983)
  • "Telephone Mama" (1984; No. 10 Italy)
  • "First!" (1984)
  • "For Anita" (1985)
  • "Trotsky Burger" (1986)
  • "The Sun goes down on Milky Way" (1986)
  • "Give me one day ... / Diamonds are forever" (1987)
  • "Coincidence" (1988)
  • "Dolce Vita" (1989)
  • "Fire" (1991)
  • "The 14 July" (1991)
  • "I like Chopin 91" (remix) (1991)
  • "Masterpiece 2K" (remix) (2000)
  • "Tears For Galileo" (2006)
  • "Ladies!" (2007)
  • "Virtual Love" (2008)
  • "Queen of Burlesque" (2011)
  • "Blindness" (2015)
  • "Wet Wings" (2016)
  • "La Divina" (2018)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gazebo". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Archived from the original on 3 November 2012. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 

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