GAZEBO one of the most famous artists of Italo-dance genre, was born Paul Mazzolini in Beirut in 1960. As a child he had the opportunity to travel all over the world. His father was a diplomat and he had an impact on Paul’s education. He taught him 5 languages. Paul’s music talent probably came from his mother Sonia who was a singer. In 1975 Paul finally settled down in Italy, where after three years he graduated. In 1978 he moved to London where he created several bands. He came back to Italy in 1981. In Rome he met a DJ that agreed to produce the song Paul wrote with his friend Pierluigi Giombini who composed the music. This song was entitled MASTERPIECE. All of you who know GAZEBO’s creations also know this song very well. This one became his first hit and immediate success not only in Europe but also over the world.
In 1983 he signed with Baby Records and released with this label his first album entitled GAZEBO. This album contained his next huge hit called I LIKE CHOPIN. 8 million copies of this track were sold in many countries including the UK. I LIKE CHOPIN is now being considered an Italo-Dance classic and continues to appear on new compilations such as The Best Of Italo-Dance. Very often played along with similar in style Don’t Cry or Only You by SAVAGE. Truly an outstanding achievement. His next album TELEPHONE MAMA was released one year later in 1984. This album diversed from an original GAZEBO style, yet was a big seller.
In 1985 he joined the army. After his service, Paul established his own label Lunatic and released another three albums: UNIVISION (the first owned by Lunatic), RAINBOW TALES (the first recorded at Lunatic Studios), SWEET LIFE (the first entirely written, produced and engineered by Paul himself). Interestingly this album contains a special version of a song Paul had co-written for Ryan Paris. The name of the song is DOLCE VITA and became at the time a worldwide smash hit. Similar to I LIKE CHOPIN it is now part of classic Italo-Dance heritage. In 1991 Lunatic and Cresus released Paul’s next album called: SCENES FROM THE NEWS BROADCAST, and in 1997 came the released of VIEWPOINT.
The beautiful music of GAZEBO remains fresh and soulful. GAZEBO is now considered a part of ITALO-DANCE Hall of Fame.