Emanuela Gubinelli

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Emanuela Gubinelli
Emanuela Gubinelli was born on the 11/19/71 in Santa Monica, California. Her parents had Italian origins and she received a very strict education. She studied in a religious college and learned how to sing, play piano ond violin. She started singing in a local band at the tender age of 9. Then, as she was still an adolescent, she escaped from home to follow her rock band for a tour in Europe.

After this tour, the young Emanuela signed a contract with WEA, but it proved not to be exactly what she wanted. So after 2 years she broke the contract and moved to Milan, Italy, to give a new direction to her carrer. She started working in studio as composer and arranger.

She started gaining credibility as author when the 2 songs (Say Yeah and Keep On Jammin) she had written for Stefano Secchi became hits. This allowed her to restart her singer carreer and to record songs such as One Love the Lifetime, Living 2 Love and Baby Don't Stop that had some success in France and a few other European countries. She also released a single as Emmanuella, entitled Satisfied, in collaboration with Bruno Sanchioni.

It is less known that she also contributed to many projects which had success mainly mainly in Japan : Linda Ross, Morena (2), Jilly, Ann Sinclair, Vanessa, Gisele, Paula Marsh, Serena, Maggie Sue, and many more..

But success came as she was a vocalist featured by the duo Cozzi and Rossi (CO.RO.) on the version they had made to Because The Night (a cover of Patty Smith and Bruce Springsteen). Her voice appeared also on There's Something Going On/I Break Down And Cry, and on the following album that Co.Ro released in 1993. After her singles with Co.Ro became a hit in America, Emanuella decided to go solo again.

One of her first solo singles as Taleesa was I Found Luv, written by G. Amir Saraf and Uli Brenner, produced by Giacomo Maiolini featuring raps of Mikey Romeo. After that, she returned to Italy and released many other songs, like Burning Up (that she co-wrote and co-composed with Trivellato and Sachetto), Falling In Love (produced by Visnadi under Flying Records, re-released by ZYX), Let Me Be (that she co-wrote and co-composed with W. Cremonini, A. Gilardi, produced by Giacomo Maiolini and released under Time Records) and a country dance called Jambalaya, cover of an old rock song.The following release was called I Wanna Give. She started touring all over the world, she even presented some TV shows in Brazil where she also gave live gigs in discos.

In 1996, she started a new collaboration with G. Spagna : her name appears on Paul Rogers' Wanna Be My Lover and Morena's Music Take My Breathe Away.

1998 : she co-wrote Simone Jay's single Luv Thang.

1999 : she released a single under the name of Axia entitled Love In December and another one under the name of Moonlight entitled Love Control (produced by Turatti/Melloni). She also recorded in her own studio a complete album called Whatever Happened Lately?, aka Que Pasa Ultimamente?. It contained 12 songs in Spanish and English with a combination of ballads and rock. Emanuela, accompanied by a music group and dancers, toured for over a year many countries in South America. She described the tour like the best experience of her life.

2001 : she appeared on 2 singles released by De La Cruz : My Love Is A DJ and Listen To My Heart.

2002 : she kept on collaborating with De La Cruz for their new single, the very nice There's No Right.

2003 : Taleesa released a new single under her name, the song was entiled Over You, and the music was Kylie Minogue style. The single was published by Vale Music Spain, written by Michael Corkran (her boyfriend), Emanuela Gubinelli herself, and V. Gaffurini. It was produced in her own studios Luv-en-colors.

Later the same yer, she recorded with Aron Michael a single for DJ Stefy entitled The Promise You Made. She already started working on a new single...

In October, she recorded a new single for De La Cruz In My Mind. The new single was released under Elite Records, the new label that DJ Richard & Johnny Bass (the brothers who stand behind De La Cruz) created after leaving Vale Music.

2005 : Taleesa recorded a new song for De La Cruz called Where U Belong. It entered the American chart at #35.

2009 : Taleesa was featured by the DJs duo Muthagroove on a cover of the classic My Body And Soul. In November, during her appearance on the stage of Italo party 2009, Taleesa announced that a new single was on its way.
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Singles & EPs

Emanuela Gubinelli - I'm Crazy For You album art Manuela* I'm Crazy For You (Maxi) Esquire Records (3) Italy 1987 Sell This Version
Emanuela Gubinelli - Love For Free album art Manuela* Love For Free (Maxi) Esquire Records (3) Italy 1988 Sell This Version
JB 83 Emanuela Gubinelli - Born To Love / Love For Free album art Den Harrow / Manuela* Den Harrow / Manuela* - Born To Love / Love For Free(7", Jukebox) Baby Records (2), Esquire Records (3) JB 83 Italy 1988 Sell This Version
TSX 170 Emanuela Gubinelli - Satisfied album art Emanuella* Satisfied(12") Top Secret Records TSX 170 Italy 1992 Sell This Version


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January 31, 2013
i found here some interesting info, but Taleesa does not sing Axia Love In December

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