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MICHELE CHIAVARINI

Multi-instrumentalist maestro Michele Chiavarini's career as a composer, songwriter, producer, remixer, session musician, arranger and sound designer, spans over 25 years.

He has been involved in a very wide range of music genres, ranging from Pop to Dance, Soul/RnB, Hip-Hop to Jazz, Orchestral to World music, etc. He has also written extensively for film, television and advertising.

Together with Fernanda Reis, he is behind record label Spry Records, who is becoming known and respected for the quality of its releases.

Since 2021, Michele has also become a voting member of the Grammys.

Classically trained in piano, guitar, composition, orchestration and conducting, Michele is also an accomplished bass player, vibraphone player, string and brass arranger.
A masterful programmer and skilful engineer, he is equally familiar with electronic, acoustic and orchestral musical environments.

Throughout his long career, Michele has recorded for Ray Charles, Diana Ross, Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue, Luciano Pavarotti, Philip Bailey, Seal, Simply Red, Moby, Lemar, Soul II Soul, Gabrielle, A. R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire) and many more.

In the realm of house music, he is best known for his work as a session musician and programmer on hundreds of productions by some of the top DJs and dance acts in the world, including Dave Lee (a.k.a. Joey Negro), DJ Spen, Seamus Haji, Mark Knight, Robert Owens, ATFC, Booker T, Danny Rampling, Bobby & Steve, DJ Disciple, Victor Simonelli, Mark Wilkinson, Diane Charlemagne, Booty Luv, Warren Clarke, Luciana Caporaso, Allister Whitehead, and many more.


Michele has remixed many legendary American singers, like Cece Peniston, Melba Moore, Ann Nesby, Byron Stingily, SuSu Bobien, D. Tallman, Kathy Brown, Jazz sensation Jarrod Lawson, Josh Milan and Lifford Shillingford etc.. Further highlights include collaborations with long time friends Andre Espeut, Pete Simpson, Tyrone Lee, Rachel McFarlane, Samantha Smith, Lauraine Mcintosh, etc.

In the early 2000s Michele was one of the main writers on the hugely successful dance-chillout Jakatta album Visions (Ministry) scoring 3 UK Top 10s (American Dream, So Lonely, My Vision featuring Seal), and many other Dave Lee projects including Raven Maze (2 UK Top 10s), Akabu, Doug Willis and Sessomatto. He is also a lead writer on Dave Lee’s The Sunburst Band albums (Here Comes The Sunburst Band, Moving With The Shakers, Until The End of Time, The Secret Life of Us), as well as playing keys and arranging brass and strings.

Michele is also known for his Latin-influenced productions as Nova Fronteira. In 2003 he wrote and produced The Full Fronteira LP, released on Z Records, to critical acclaim. In 2012 the single Everybody Loves The Sunshine
was also released on Seamus Haji's Big Love and reached number 1 on Traxsource.


Aside from his Brazilian music influenced moniker Nova Fronteira, released on Dave Lee’s Z Records, Seamus Haji’s Big Love and Quantize, Michele came onto his own in 2014, when he released the smash “Let Me See You (Clap Your Hands)”. Since then, he has been regularly working with DJ Spen and Thomas Davis' Quantize Recordings, releasing many records and scoring several #1 singles on Traxsource, among which 1 World, the 2014 summer hit Let Me See You (Clap Your Hands) and Doing Things My Way. Michele has also written and produced several tracks for S.E.L., Sheila Ford (Album “Here We Are” on Quantize) and Tracy Hamlin (album "No Limits" on Expansion Records).

Together with DJ Spen, Michele has secured the number 1 spot in the Billboard's Dance Club Song Chart, with the remix of Donna Summer's classic "Hot Stuff", which is also featured in the Broadway musical about the legendary artist. Other hits include various Traxsource #1 remixes, like David Morales "Believe”, Rhemi's superb "Diamond”, Mickey More & Andy Tee “Philly Sensation” and Black Motion’s anthemic ‘Rainbow’.

Outside of house music, Michele has re
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