Fred Ventura

Real Name:
Federico Di Bonaventura
Profile:
Fred Ventura's musical journey started at the beginning of 1979, first as a drummer in several punk and new wave bands and then as vocalist of State Of Art (2), a very influential band in Milan's underground scene during the beginning of the 80's. After an amicable split with the band, Fred started his solo career writing and recording electro pop songs on a 4 track cassette machine with a Roland Juno 60 synthesizer and an Oberheim DX drum machine, a songwriting style that soon evolved into a more dance friendly vein thanks to the explosion of the Italo Disco Sound and his love for New Order's "Blue Monday" and Bobby O " She Has A Way". From 1983-1989 he released eleven 12" maxi singles and one album plus many other projects under different alias' like Flexx (2) and Pleasure & Pain. His works with Italo legendary producers like Roberto Turatti & Miki Chieregato and Mauro Farina & Giuliano Crivellente on songs like "The Years" & "Wind Of Change" brought him great worldwide popularity. He has performed in clubs in Holland, Germany, Spain, France, Poland, Mexico and the U.S.A. Since the end of the eighties he has been producing and remixing Italian and international artists, doing A&R for several record labels (Evolution Records (4), Free Zone, Milano 2000) and producing his own music under different monikers as Grey Area (2), Active, Vibrazioni Productions, Electrique, most recently as Bedroom Rockers for Universal Records while still lending lead vocals for various Clone Records associates as I-f, Alden Tyrell and Jupiter Black.
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Albums

BBCD 9048 Fred Ventura - East & West album art Fred Ventura East & West (Album) Time Records BBCD 9048 Sweden 1989 Sell This Version
DM 010 Fred Ventura - The Years (Go By) 30th Anniversary Reworks album art Fred Ventura The Years (Go By) 30th Anniversary Reworks (Maxi) Disco Modernism DM 010 Italy 2014 Sell This Version
SSR 00031, SSR - 00031 Fred Ventura - Italoconnection album art Fred Ventura, Paolo Gozzetti Fred Ventura, Paolo Gozzetti - Italoconnection(CD, Album) Space Sound Records, Space Sound Records SSR 00031, SSR - 00031 US 2014 Sell This Version
SSR - 00036 Fred Ventura - Remixes album art Fred Ventura, Paolo Gozzetti, Italoconnection Fred Ventura, Paolo Gozzetti, Italoconnection - Remixes(CD, Album) Space Sound Records SSR - 00036 US 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

INT 10540 Fred Ventura - Zeit / Hollywood Party album art Fred Ventura Zeit / Hollywood Party (Single) CGD INT 10540 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
5221 Fred Ventura - The Years (Go By) album art Fred Ventura The Years (Go By) (Maxi, Single) Gong Records 5221 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
Match 5017 Fred Ventura - Wind Of Change album art Fred Ventura Wind Of Change (Single) Time Records Match 5017 Switzerland 1986 Sell This Version
TRD 1041 Fred Ventura - Leave Me Alone album art Fred Ventura Leave Me Alone (Maxi) Time Records TRD 1041 Italy 1986 Sell This Version
TRD 1053 Fred Ventura - Night And Day / Jour Après Jour album art Fred Ventura Night And Day / Jour Après Jour Time Records TRD 1053 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
TRD 1060 Fred Ventura - Imagine (You'll Never Change Your Mind) album art Fred Ventura Imagine (You'll Never Change Your Mind) Time Records TRD 1060 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
MAX 326 Fred Ventura - The Years (Remix) / Wind Of Change (Remix) album art Fred Ventura The Years (Remix) / Wind Of Change (Remix) Time Records MAX 326 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
BB 8166 Fred Ventura - Heartbeat album art Fred Ventura Heartbeat Time Records BB 8166 Sweden 1988 Sell This Version
BB 8190 Fred Ventura - Lost In Paris album art Fred Ventura Lost In Paris Time Records BB 8190 Sweden 1988 Sell This Version
TRD 1125 Fred Ventura - It's My Time album art Fred Ventura It's My Time (Maxi) Time Records TRD 1125 Italy 1989 Sell This Version
S9Y11118 Fred Ventura - One Day album art Fred Ventura One Day (Single) Time Records S9Y11118 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
TRD 1060 / TRD 1067 Fred Ventura - Heartbeat / Imagine album art Fred Ventura Heartbeat / Imagine(12") Time Oldies TRD 1060 / TRD 1067 Italy 1991 Sell This Version
V-005 Fred Ventura - We Still Kill The Old Way: The Double Double Cross album art I-F feat. Fred VenturaMat 101*Legowelt I-F feat. Fred VenturaMat 101*Legowelt - We Still Kill The Old Way: The Double Double Cross(12") Panama Records, Viewlexx V-005 Netherlands 2002 Sell This Version
V-017 Fred Ventura - Live At The Stubnitz album art Fred Ventura, Alden Tyrell & I-f Fred Ventura, Alden Tyrell & I-f - Live At The Stubnitz(12", Ltd) Viewlexx V-017 Netherlands 2006 Sell This Version
C#49, AUBE001 Fred Ventura - Hold Me album art Jupiter Black Ft. Fred Ventura Jupiter Black Ft. Fred Ventura - Hold Me Clone, Aube C#49, AUBE001 Netherlands 2007 Sell This Version
DLV 1002 Fred Ventura - When I Let You Down album art Fred Ventura When I Let You Down(12") Delivery Records DLV 1002 Italy 2007 Sell This Version
MST 007 Fred Ventura - Memories album art Alden Tyrell Featuring Fred Ventura Alden Tyrell Featuring Fred Ventura - Memories Moustache Records MST 007 Netherlands 2008 Sell This Version
DE 12002 Fred Ventura - Open Your Eyes / Robot Matador album art Fred Ventura / Andy Romano Fred Ventura / Andy Romano - Open Your Eyes / Robot Matador(12") Disco Evolution DE 12002 Finland 2008 Sell This Version
FLA 4001 Fred Ventura - I Want You Back / Open Your Eyes (Remix) album art Fred Ventura & Andy Romano Fred Ventura & Andy Romano - I Want You Back / Open Your Eyes (Remix)(12") Flashback Records (2) FLA 4001 Italy 2008 Sell This Version
none Fred Ventura - I Cut My Heart Out / I'm Not Ready album art I-f Ft. Fred Ventura / Fred Ventura I-f Ft. Fred Ventura / Fred Ventura - I Cut My Heart Out / I'm Not Ready Clone none Netherlands 2009 Sell This Version
DWDK01 Fred Ventura - My Rhythm album art Ajello Feat. Fred Ventura Ajello Feat. Fred Ventura - My Rhythm Danny Was A Drag King DWDK01 Italy 2010 Sell This Version