Giovanni has been playing and singing in Rock/PoP and R&B bands for over 45 years. He has toured the country as a musician with bands such as "Von Ryans Express", "Skyline", "Kahlua" "Boy and the Innocents", and "The Brotherhood Band". As a teenager in the mid to late 1960's-Early 1970's he played guitar for the some of the most famous Doo-Wop bands in the World including "The Shirelles", "The Coasters", "The Drifters" "The Olympics", "The Crests" and "The Johnny Guitar Watson Band" In the Mid 70's he toured with "Balance" "FourPlay" "The Chocklate Fudge" and "The Betty Martin Band". At just 16years Old he wrote his first original song and performed it on Sam Riddles television show "Boss City" after winning the then Teenage fair battle of the Bands in Los Angeles. He has opened for the bands "War" and "Brian Augers Oblivion Express" performing at the "Roxy" the "Whiskey a Go Go","The Palladium" and "The Hullabaloo" In Los Angeles.
Most recently he has released two Original Rock/Pop CD's, His Solo Album "Hydra" and the Co-Produced Chattie Kathy's "Change in the Weather". These CD's are on sale, through "Itunes", "CDbaby.com", "Amazon" and many other websites.
He is also a Composer/Songwriter and has written TV/Film Soundtracks
for Commercials ,Spots, and video production.
This professional seasoned musician and performer, is now living in Northern California, and available for you to hire through GigSalad.
There are many options for your music when you choose Giovanni.
He can perform as a Live Solo Acoustic Guitarist instumentalist playing all your favorite songs.
He can perform as a Live Rock/Pop, Standards and Wedding singer, accompanied by his Live Solo Acoustic Guitar covering all the 60's - 90's hits.
Need a Band but don't want to hire a full band because of volume or space issues?
He can perform as a Live "One Man Band", Playing along with the best, studio recorded, Live musician, full band arrangement Tracks he has created at his home studio "Xcaliberstudios" thru Pro_Tools.
He sings and plays along with these Live Musician tracks at your event. The Live Instrumentation,(Bass,Drums,Guitars,Keys,Backing Vocals,Strings, Horns Etc.) are all there as they are in the original recordings. You can sit and listen or dance to this music. You will still be able to visit and chat with your guests as the volume level is easily controllable. It's like having all your favorite bands and artists right at your party or event with a Live Musician singing and playing guitar to all your favorite songs !
It's not loud -- "Unless you want it Loud" Then He'll Rock it out for you!
He can perform Original Music.
How about a special original song composed just for your special occasion, like your wedding or a birthday party?- ask for details.
Transport any event with the sound of music from award winning songwriter(Gold Artist Award 2007 "RadioIndy.com" )( Best song "Taken by a moment" "West Coast Songwriters Association Aug 2009")
His song list keeps growing and growing - He will learn any songs you would like and incorporate them into his playlists to make a customized personalized music event for you.
FROM PACHELBEL,and Beethoven Instrumentals TO FRANK SINATRA and TONY BENNETT, RAY CHARLES Vocals to Dean Martin to Andy Williams to Johnny Mathis and the Everly Brothers, to America, Seals and Crofts, PAUL SIMON, VAN MORRISON, JAMES TAYLOR, ELTON JOHN, BILLY JOEL, STING, Fleetwood Mac, Peter Gabriel, CCR, CSNY, Bryan Adams, Ryan Adams and the Stones, Lynard Skynard, Jackson Browne, Doobie Bros, Eagles, Earth Wind and Fire, Kool and the Gang, and from ZZ TOP to Seal to U2 to Dave Mathews Band To JASON MRAZ to COLDPLAY and many many more artists !
So Transport any event with the sound of music from award winning songwriter, guitar player, singer, composer Giovanni Mandala. Weddings, intimate dinners, cocktail parties, corporate events, will resonate with the magical vibrations created by this seasoned performer. Whatever your event requires, you will be touched by this experienced and talented musician.
Giovanni: Acoustic and Electric Guitars
Giovanni: Orchestration & Instrumentation
Giovanni: Midi Keys, Bass,Drums, Horns,Strings
Giovanni: Songwriter / Composer
Past Booked Dates:
09-18-2011 — Wedding Ceremony, Sonoma Ca.
09-17-2011 — Wedding Ceremony, Sonoma Ca.
07-20-2011 — Corporate Convention, Hotel San Francisco
07-09-2011 — Wedding Ceremony, Eureka Ca.
06-11-2011 — Wedding ,Cocktails and Reception, Yountville
04-16-2011 — Baby Shower, Sacramento, Ca.
04-02-2011 — Birthday Party (adults) Cotati, Ca.
03-10-2011 — Corporate Convention, Resort, Napa
Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Awards Night, Baby Shower, Bar/Lounge, Birthday Party, Bridal Shower, Christmas Party, Club/Nightclub, Convention, Corporate Event, Dinner Dance, Fair, Festival, Fundraiser, Funeral Service, Graduation, Grand Opening, Holiday Party, Hotel, Launch Party, Luncheon/Tea, Private Party, Restaurant, Reunion, Sweet 16 Party, Trade Show, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception
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