LORENZO GABANIZZA Feat. JEFF CHRISTIE – Artist of the Month (December 2021)

Rating: 5 out of 5.

ABOUT LORENZO GABANIZZA: Lorenzo Gabanizza was a member of various groups, notably a Queen cover band called Mantras, with which he toured Europe. His “Queen project” continued with his band The Slightly Mad. Gabanizza started a fund-raising program to help fight AIDS that was recognized by the Mercury Phoenix Trust, the organization that was founded soon after Freddie Mercury’s death. In 2016, Gabanizza produced and recorded a self-penned album, Celtic Bridge (Italian way music), a concept album that sold well both in Europe and the United States, entering the American download charts top 100. In July of that year, he appeared in front of 12,000 people at the worldwide event, Celtica. During the summer of 2018, he was injured in a terrible traffic accident, and in 2019, he released another single “I am wrong” which reached #69 on the European top 100 indie charts. His latest single “You’re not there”, featuring the multi platinum Jeff Christie and mastered by Greg Calbi is getting terrific press and reaches an impressive list of accolades: #1 in Itunes Country Charts, South Africa; #1 in the European Indie Charts; #4 in the World Indie Charts; while the related video clip wins the 4th Golden Wheat Awards and got an official selection at the Munich Music Video Awards, International Music Awards (London) and Malabar Film Festival (India).

ABOUT JEFF CHRISTIE: CHRISTIE rocketed to fame at the dawn of the 70s with their single “Yellow River, “a smash hit that made it into the charts in just about every country in the world. Listeners found the catchy, commercial beat and melody — backed by solid production values and a “jingle jangle” sound that was to become a trademark of many other Christie offerings — an irresistible combination, and bought the single by the millions. The band was to follow up the single with many more songs that were just as melodic and appealing. “San Bernadino” brought forth more success, and has been adopted as that city’s official song.

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