Gala

Genre: Electronic

Style: Dance, Euro House

Member(s): Gala Rizzatto, Filippo Andrea Carmeni, Maurizio Molella, Phil Jay, Maurizio Melella

Label(s): Do It Yourself, Universal Records, EMI, Matriarchy Inc, Private Life

Info: Gala is a New York-based Italian, female singer-songwriter, born in Milan on 6 september 1972. She is best known for her songs Freed From Desire, Let a Boy Cry, Come Into My Life and Suddenly.

History
Gala left Italy at 17 to attend art school in Boston. In 1993 she moved to New York where she photographed the New York City underground scene of artists and club-goers. In exchange for a photo of a European deejay she recorded her first demo. Written in New York and then mailed overseas on a cassette tape, her first demo of the song 'Freed From Desire' became an international pop and dance classic. The song makes part of the notalgy from the ninties. It was recorded between Milan and London and was released by Italian independent label 'Do It Yourself'. Her first album 'Come Into My Life' was released in 1998. Four of the songs on that album came in the European hit charts.

Awards:
1996 - Best Female Singer of the Year in Italy for the Musica e Dischi magazine
1997 - Italian Dance Award
1997 - Best Dance Act for the Mobo Awards in UK
1997 - Best Foreign Artist of the Year at the Midem in Cannes

Gala goes classic
Gala has also written songs for classical music and opera songs for artists like Marcelo Alvarez and Salvatore Licitera.
Today
Gala remained shooting professional photographs.

Albums

Gala - Come into My Life

Gala - Singles V1

Gala - Tough Love

Songs

Gala - 10 O'Clock

Gala - Come Into My Life

Gala - Crying

Gala - Dance or Die

Gala - Different Kind of Love

Gala - Do It

Gala - Everyone Has Inside

Gala - Faraway

Gala - Freed From Desire

Gala - Gala Megamix

Gala - He's Not a Man

Gala - I See Through You

Gala - I'm the World

Gala - Keep the Secret

Gala - Let A Boy Cry

Gala - Lose Yourself in Me

Gala - Love Impossible

Gala - Megamix

Gala - Na Na Na La

Gala - Number 3

Gala - Rock Your World

Gala - She Really Wants to Try It

Gala - Start It Over

Gala - Suddenly

Gala - Summer Eclipse

Gala - Taste of Me

Gala - The Beautiful

Gala - You and Me