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Lorenzo Gabanizza - 'Straight to the Heart'

Review by Ionas Finser & Staff

A gentle guitar opens Lorenzo Gabanizza’s powerful “Straight to the Heart” with a light, airy texture. Gabanizza’s soft, passionate vocals enter the mix with quiet confessions, inducing instant shivers down all of his listeners’ spines.

The ambiance found in this song is masterful, with all kinds of echoes coming through, as if to remind us of long lost stories and lovers. The chorus itself is a hard-hitting thriller that will leave you swaying, all while reminiscing to the relatable lyrics.

Lyrically, Gabanizza brings us on a journey through his feelings for a woman whom he cannot live without. The artist’s words flow freely and gracefully, bringing the listener in to his themes of loyalty, support, and rekindled love.

As a man who has himself dealt with a great deal of suffering, Gabanizza successfully transforms raw pain and emotion into a piece of music rich with beauty and warmth.

“From the very first day that I met you / I knew that we were meant to be as one / You helped me when I was a dying ember / Nobody, loves me as you do.”

Lorenzo Gabanizza perfectly captures a feeling that is known to all, and spins it into music that is powerful and uniquely graceful. There is something so enchanting about the way this artist works with words, and something so moving about the message he has to share. Lorenzo Gabanizza is an artist to watch, and his newest hit single speaks to the way his music will find its way straight to your heart over and over again.

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Meet Lorenzo Gabanizza

Lorenzo Gabanizza was a member of various groups, especially from 1991, where he met Donovan, being enclosed on his staff. He headed a Queen cover band called Mantras, with which he toured Europe. Gabanizza was recognized by the Mercury Phoenix Trust, the organization that was founded soon after Freddie Mercury's death, for his fundraising efforts for AIDS. In 2004, Gabanizza became a member of the Vic Elmes band Christie Again. He wrote the song "Meet me at the river" that became a success and featured in the album Christie Again all the hits and more.

In 2007, Gabanizza tried a solo career. His released an album of Queen covers, featuring his own composition Freddie Still lives, the royalties of which were donated to the Mercury Phoenix Trust. In 2016, Gabanizza produced and recorded a self-penned album, Celtic Bridge (Italian way music), a concept album sold well both in Europe and the United States, entering the American download charts top 100. In Germany, Gabanizza was seen as a fresh pop/Celtic rock style singer, and was compared to great artists as U2 or Angelo Branduardi. Gabanizza's version of "Danny Boy" that was featured on the album gained him a place on the list of best Celtic performers in Italy. In July he appeared in front of 12,000 people at the worldwide event Celtica among others such as Vincenzo Zitello, Katia Zunino, and Celkilt.

His latter album, Roses in the sky, received good reviews in Italy and entered the download charts having mentions and airplay from Italy to Texas. The album included Yvor Novello awarded Jeff Christie, Luka Gabanizza, Stefano Guidi, Beppe Peracchi, vocalist Isabel and Max Gabanizza. The band toured with Chuck Berry,[4] Cristiano de André, New Era Mogol and others.

In 2017, he released a single, "Feeding the Waves of War," a protest song against Trump's administration, under the management of John Toso which features on Nobel nominee David Swanson's website. January 2018, he released a single, "Demons", which enclose a cover of the Linkin Park song "One more light", and donates all the royalties to the 320 change direction, founded by Chester's Bennington widow Talinda Bennington.

During summer 2018, he was injured in a terrible traffic accident, which forced him to suspend the works of his album "Out of darkness" which features musicians such as Robby Pellati (Ligabue's drummer), Max Gabanizza (Mauro Pagani's bass player), Luca Marcìas (Antonella Ruggiero's guitar player). The mastering of the album is handled by Grammy recipient and multi-platinum L.A. based engineer Don Tyler, who worked among the others with Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones, Neil Diamond etc.

February 2019 he get back to work and releases another single "I am wrong" which comes along with a cover of Linkin Park's "The messenger" and reached 69th on the european top 100 indie charts. In June, he released a single "Come Back to me", which features the newyorker musician and producer Craig Levy.


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