Michele Chiavarini - In 5 Records
London, UK Multi-instrumentalist maestro Michele Chiavarini’s career as a songwriter, arranger, composer, producer, remixer, sound designer and session musician, spans over 20 years. He has been involved with music for recording artists, ranging from Pop to Dance, Soul/RnB, Hip-Hop to Jazz, and Orchestral to World. He has also written extensively for film, television and advertising.
A masterful programmer and skillful engineer, he is equally familiar with electronic, acoustic and orchestral musical environments. Classically trained in piano, guitar, composition, orchestration and conducting, he is also an accomplished bassist, violinist, trumpet player and vibraphone player.
Michele has worked with the likes of Robbie Williams, Diana Ross, Luciano Pavarotti, Ray Charles, Kylie Minogue, Seal, Simply Red, Gloria Gaynor, Soul II Soul, Gabrielle and many more and for dance heads, Michele is best known for his work as keyboardist on hundreds of productions by some of the top DJs and dance acts in the world including Dave Lee (a.k.a. Joey Negro), Seamus Haji, Mark Knight, Robert Owens, Diane Charlemagne, Bobby & Steve, DJ Disciple, Allister Whitehead, ATFC, Booty Luv, Warren Clark, Mark Wilkinson and Booker T.
1. Nova Fronteira – Irmao
Whilst doing sessions for Dave Lee/Joey Negro, I played him some of my Nova Fronteira’s Latin influenced early house tracks. He decided to initially release this track on Z Records, soon followed by a few more and an album. Dave did help me to start building a small, but very loyal fan base.
2. Michele Chiavarini – One World
I have been in the business for decades and played on hundreds of records, but believe it or not, this is my first record released under my name. My main ‘Consigliere’ Dave Lee recommended that I get in touch with DJ Spen, as he would be a likely candidate to release this track. I did and Spen indeed was. The song reached #2 on Traxsource, also thanks to an excellent Sean McCabe remix.
3. Brooklyn Soulboys – Fort Greene Jazzmatazz
This track was co-produced with DJ Disciple, who gave me total freedom to channel my musicianship into combining house with jazz. I wrote it and played most instruments. I remember that it was track of the week on Jazz FM, which gave us a great deal of satisfaction. I’ve recently rekindled my love of jazz house by releasing, as Michele Chiavarini and the Jazzcodes, a song called ‘The Music Tells Me’, also on Spen’s Quantize. More tracks in the same genre to come.
4. Michele Chiavarini – Let Me See You (Clap Your Hands)
This has been my biggest record so far (apart from the pop stuff I’ve produced in the past) and it has attracted a new and larger wave of fans. It has also consolidated my working relationship with the talented DJ Spen and Quantize Recordings, for whom I am putting together an album to be released next year. Also Spen has recently given me the opportunity to write for two of his wonderful artists, Sheila Ford and Tracy Hamlin.
5. Michele Chiavarini – Staring At The Sun feat. Pete Simpson
This song features the amazing Pete Simpson, who I met whilst working in studio on various Sunburst Band albums. Hopefully, it also represents the start of another association with a truly legendary label.
Michele Chiavarini latest release “Staring At The Sun” ft Pete Simpson is out now on Traxsource via King Street.