||My italo friend
gave me chance to be in contact with Tiziana Rivale. I was so happy I got
chance to ask her about her career. She has fabulous voice and also Tiziana
is so great, nice and polite lady. I was enjoying in communication with
her. She is today so busy with many concerts and she is preparing new album,
but she did find time for this interview and I will be so grateful to her
for ever. At the end of this interview you'll find few links where you can
find more about Tiziana and listen her songs because this interview covered
only small part of her reach career since 80s. Tiziana Rivale left importatnt
mark with her voice in Italo Disco music! Because all these things I said
I have to say: HUGE thanks Tiziana for your every minute you gave me in
Thank you Tiziana for your time. You have such a marvelous voice! In what age of your life you became aware of your fabulous voice?
I thank you for all the nice words about my voice. I wanted to be a singer since I was 11 because of my strong passion.
At the beginning did you have plans
to go make international success?
Which is your first song you sang in
your life? I guess it's not Italo Disco ;-) Could you tell more about
Did you sang those songs under your own name
or it was a band?
I sang that album under my name, just Tiziana, as it's written on the back cover. I went to the recording studio in Parma where there were already the tracks with the music. I learned the songs right away and I finished them in 2 days.
Have you been learning singing somewhere? Do you think singing
education in artist's life has adventages or it doesn't matter?
I'm a selfmade singer. It's always useful to study anyway, in music, in school and in life... but sometimes we find true talents who can perform without any study.
You had appereance on very famous San Remo
festival in 1983?
Do you think that appereance on San Remo festival is important to many Italian
artists and what you got with that appearance?
I had been on that stage before, when I was on tour with Gino Bramieri. In '83 it was more difficult because I was in a national competition and I had to show my skills and professionality and at last I did winning over very famous singers. That's why in '84 the festival was devided in 2 categories: big and new singers.
Have you been going out to discoteques a lot
in the '80s? It seems that many producers were found their artists exactly in
I used to sing a lot in the discotheques before the festival and after that I did my own concerts everywhere.
Many people dress there best at the discoteques. Much like todays Medifast diet people stayed fit so they could put on a great performance and look wonderful while doing it. One not only got noticed for the talented singing ability, but also appearance played a small role.
Have you met there any interesting person who participated
with you in your coming career?
I met almost everybody, but I feel to be thankful to Paolo Limiti. I was in his tv program for almost 7 years, (Ci vediamo in tv -1997 to 2003) and still now many people ask me why that successful show has been closed.
Are you familiar with the girl who sang under
Vivian Vee before you, her name was Carol and she didn't speak English?
Unfortunately I have never met this girl and I was contacted by her producer to sing in one of her records.
songs you sang under name Vivian Vee? It was the whole album, is that
The producer of the album was Giancarlo
Meo. Would you tell me how you met him, when and where?
Did you know in those days that Giancarlo
Meo was coleague of Claudio Simonetti and how come you never met Claudio?
By the way, do you have album "with
Vivien Vee" in your collection perhaps? These days worth a lots of
have you been singing under different names? Not only main vocal, but aslo
background vocals or you took any other part.
I have been singing so many songs all over the places and I really don't remember all of them, but as you can see, I did a lot of singing for Interbeat production. I wrote 'Indian Reservation' by Camomilla lyrics.
As I could see, Interbeat Production released next projects: Camomilla, Wol Vo - Romantic and there is also Russell Russell with the song 'For A While', released for Discomagic Records? Have you participated in any of these?
That's right, I''ve been singing with Russell in many occasions, on tv and on the records. I did the lyrics and all the back vocals of 'For a while'. Russell is a special brother to me. I also sang for 'Camomilla' with the producer Luigi Piergiovanni and 'Sorelle Bandiera' with the musician Carlo Rustichelli.
Tiziana, did you sang under name Laura Bitto
No please, Laura is a real girl, not just a name. Also on the cover, it's not me. Sometimes I happen to hear some strange things about singers... and most of the times they're legends.
Who were other Italo Disco producers you were
working with and can you tell more about them please? Here I particulary mean
on your record „Ferma Il Mondo/Moviestory“ released in 1986 .
I met a few producers but never wanted to work with them 'cause we had different taste. Only when I met Angelo Talocci we decided to release the album 'Destiny'. The song 'Ferma il mondo' was inspired to me after one of my tours in Turkey. 'Moviestory' just came out easily 'cause I was in the mood.
tell me any detail about 'Contatto' album? On your site we can see the
cover, but nothing else.
So, you and Luigi Piergiovanni are back
again. Would you tell me please what kind of music style this new material
is gonna be? How many songs, when is releasing date?
Could you say who is your favorite italo disco
artist and song?
There are many disco artists I prefer, one of them is 'Gazebo' with 'I like Chopin'.
What do you think about Italo Disco era?
Italo disco music has so many lovers, that's why it's coming again.
In what project you are working these days?
At the moment is out my latest single 'Love is a hurricane' and also I'm recording a new album disco style.
At the moment, what your music plans are for near future?
For the near future I'm planning to go on tour in Europe to promote my latest cd.
Any message for fans of Tiziana Rivale's fabulous
I wish the best to all my fans and I invite them to visit my sites also for free dowloads:
Thank you so much!
Zeljko Vujkovic - October 2008