Ricky Campanelli was born on August 14th, 1979 in Montreal, Canada- a city rich in arts & culture and brimming with musical diversity. Born into a musical family, his passion for creative expression through sound was encouraged by his parents, long-time musicians themselves.
He grew into his talent during his disc jockey years at Club 649, Montreal’s first latin nightclub, established by his parents. There he met Jesus “El Nino” Alejandro, a talented singer, musician, and composer, who believed in Campanelli’s talent and took him under his wing. Campanelli’s desire to create and explore prompted him to go further.
In 2001, the young sound engineer established SoundTrip Studios, where he has recorded and worked with internationally known artists such as Edwin Bonilla, Johnny Polanco, Jesus “El Nino” Alejandro, Luisito Rosario, and Croma Latina (Italy), Frankie Vazquez, Jimmy Bosch, Marcial Isturiz, Karl Wolf to name a few.
In 2011 Ricky Campanelli was nominated for a latin grammy which took place at the Mandalay Bay events Center in Las Vegas.
His unique style and fresh sound are the product of experimentation and inbred musical instinct. Both are reflected in his 3 salsa albums, Salsa Como Debe Ser, Modestia Aparte and Alma de rumbero. These albums can best be described as 70’s salsa, infused with yesterday’s swing, and mixed with today’s sound. Campanelli’s music is a tribute to old school salsa – a style he believes will never die because of its eternal quality.
Passion and soul are at the heart of Campanelli’s music. After all, music is not only about what you hear; it’s about what you feel.