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Ryan. Thank you so much for your time. You are one of the owners of
one of the most recognizable song on this planet „Dolce Vita“!
I guess you must be very proud on the song?
walking like in a Dolce Vita, This time we got it right, We're living
like in a Dolce Vita, Mmm, gonna dream tonight, We're dancing like
in a Dolce Vita…” are legendary words! Pierluigi Giombini
and Gazebo wrote that song.
You sang it! Tell me about the song and about those two guys?
I dare to say, is the owner of one of the most special song of all
time on the whole planet, I am talking about „I like Chopin“
of course. „Dolce Vita“ who's also his work, stands arm
to arm to that song. Do you agree with me?
in your opinion what is so special in both songs that everlasting
fire still burning inside?
you expect such a huge popularity with the song and can you tell me
your thoughts about great success you made?
your life changed a lot after that song?
like in a Dolce Vita
how your life looked like before „Dolce Vita“? You are also
an actor and filmed several movies, so was that before „Dolce Vita“
Before I was studying and teaching guitar and music therapy, I was acting in films, playing with my differents bands, composing songs, enjyoing life. "Once Upon A Time In America" was before Dolce Vita..
come you started to act in movies? I am very curious to find out how
you menaged to enter the world of films? One of your films is „Once
Upon A Time“ with Robert De Niro. Can you tell me about that
film and about your role?
1984, you released song „Fall In Love“. Song didn't menaged
to attract many guys as „Dolce Vita“. What do you think
why is that so?
is really cool, „Fall In Love“ record pressed in shape
of red heart, for Carrere UK label. Did you wanted that record in
that shape or...? Or you didn't know about it?
I am right, after „Fall In Love“ you and Pierlugi and Gazebo
went on various sides with your careers, how come and do you regret today
that maybe you could have more great hits like two first songs were?
No, Giombini wrote an LP for me and was given to RCA Italy. Then we did something else in 1989, a french song "Besion D'Amour".
I would like to know next, your „duty“ in „Dolce Vita“
and „Fall In Love“ was only to sing, but after, have you made
any song of your own (music, lyrics...)?
Yes, many songs and the nice thing is that theya are all released and now I am doing my first LP with all new songs of mine.
guess you had lots of live perfomances (TV shows, concerts...)? Tell me
about them and if you can mention what italo artists you were seeing and
have you had any parties with them etc.?
Many concerts. The nices was with Al Jarreau in America. Many TV shows: all nice but for me nicest was, in this order: 1. Top Of The Pop, 2. Champ Elysees in France, 3. Veronica Radio. In Holland in Top of the pops I met Paul Young, Bee Gees, Heaven Sesventheen. It was beautiful and for an Italian guy who comes from Rock, to be number 5 and David Bowie number 6 is incredible. For Champ Elysees at the beginning all the artists came inside, two by two, from the street to the TV set and I went inside hand by hand with Boy George. In Veronica Radio, actually my first TV show, the director told me: "OK, before singing, you will sit here at the bad in company with other people". So, during the rcording they tooked my to the bar and I looked around and next to me was Spandau Ballet.. Very funy because I went one year before to see them on concert in Rome.
are still today going on italo parties, right?
I perform in some italo parites in Europe. Last sunday I was in Denmark with F. R. David.
yes, did you choose name Ryan Paris by yourself or someone else did and
why Ryan Paris?
This was my creation. With my english girlfriend Fiona, who made the female background vocals on refrain of Dolce Vita, we spent all the afternoon in bed and I wanted to have the name Ryan and at the end she said "Ryan Berlin" and I said "Ryan Paris".
Ryan, would you put song „Dolce Vita“ in italo disco style of music or is it more italo pop? What style for you is more apropriate for that song?
Actually for me is pop dance done in Italy with a international mentality and with a big respect for english pop (Police etc.) and also with tribute to instrumental part to Brasilian rythm but done with keyboard and not with percussions.
made lots of songs. Can you tell me which is your dearest song and why?
I guess there is not only one song....
No, I didn't make lots of songs but I love all the songs I have composed.
I may ask you, you are very good looking guy, black hair with blue eyes,
a perfect combination for many ? so do you think that your good looking
helped in your career?
Thanx for the compliments. Good looking guy is good but it is not all.
you live in Germany. How come you moved from Italy to Germany?
I married a dutch girl and she was living in Germany. After Giombini, in Roma, I didn't meet and other good producer and musician. So I decided to live in Germany. I am divorced but I stay in Germany now because of my little son (8 years old).
looks your career today and can you tell me more details about it? What
is your plan for near future?
Well, I am very happy, I am writing my best songs and I am producing it according to my roots, The Beatles, Queen, King Crimson and also..... Dolce Vita experience!!
message for your fans please?
Well, if you want I can make in my studio a little jingle like "Hi this is Ryan Paris and I love you all!! And it is true!!!
you a lot for this interview!
Thanx to you!!
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© Zeljko Vujkovic - June 2007