Ricky Campanelli was born on August 14th, 1979 in Montreal, Canada- a city rich in arts & culture and brimming with musical diversity. Born into a musical family, his passion for creative expression through sound was encouraged by his parents, long-time musicians themselves.
He grew into his talent during his disc jockey years at Club 649, Montreal’s first latin nightclub, established by his parents. There he met Jesus “El Nino” Alejandro, a talented singer, musician, and composer, who believed in Campanelli’s talent and took the young D.J. under his wing. Campanelli’s desire to create and explore prompted him to go further.
His unique style and fresh sound are the product of experimentation and inbred musical instinct. Both are reflected in his debut single, Mani Picao, one of 30 salsa tracks from his two albums, Salsa Como Debe Ser and Modestia Aparte.
These albums can best be described as 70’s salsa, infused with yesterday’s swing, and remixed with today’s sound. Campanelli’s music is a tribute to old school salsa – a style he believes will never die because of its eternal quality.
His third album, entitled Alma De Rumbero, launched at Vancity International SBK Festival’s first year, showcasing his unique talent. But his love for music doesn’t only stop at salsa, he has also produced his first bachata album with world renowned artists which launched the following year at the Vancity International SBK Festival.
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