David Vito Gregoli is a producer, composer and multi-instrumentalist who creates genre-defying music that is fresh and expansive. Whether laying down killer guitar tracks, composing original music or adding depth and polish to artists he produces, Vito brings integrity and unique artistry to music that defies pigeon-holes. He calls himself a ‘sound painter’ and uses the computer as another instrument to create his signature ‘textured’ compositions.
Vito’s early musical roots are in pop, rock, jazz and blues, with some shades of The Beatles, Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck. Hailed as a guitar virtuoso in his teens, Vito worked regularly around the L.A. club scene, soaking up technique and style. In college, he took a right turn towards classical music with an emphasis in Renaissance music, composition, and Spanish guitar. The Latin influence later flowered into his CD Organic Nylon, classical guitar laced with jazzy, South-of-the-Border flavor and sensuality. Vito’s classical studies naturally led him to scoring film, TV and theatre projects, and all the while, his tasty guitar continued to be a spotlight in many popular LA-based bands and studio sessions.
Vito’s spiritual quest led him to the World Music scene where he began his exciting experimentation with global instruments, from sitar to charango, culminating in his award-nominated album, Primordial Sonics. Along the way he launched his own label, Dharmapala Records to better showcase his eclectic collaborations as musical director for many singer/songwriters, most recently with Kimberly Haynes and her debut project, Awaken Me. Vito’s interests in the healing power of music seamlessly combined with his classical background to blend his expansive experiments in New Age music expressed in his first release as an artist called Yoga Heart Healing. He’s since worked with such New Age and World Music artists as Constance Demby, Jai Uttal, Ricky Kej, Stephen Kent and Donna DeLory. Vito’s latest release, the New Age Om Land, is a tour de force of guitardom. Each of the three extended tracks features, in turn, classical guitar, dobro and fingerstyle steel string on a bed of ambient Om chant and synthesizers.
Vito looks forward to his next musical adventure, wherever it may lead!
Albums which feature David Vito Gregoli:
With Mondo Rama Jai breaks still new ground, pushing the boundaries of contemporary world fusion.
Vito was lucky enough to guest on electric guitar, classical guitar and sitar, as well as co producing a track. 🙂
"We all bleed red, but we are all unique!" It is a crazy time in the world. It is time to focus on justice and humanitY
Along with composer/pianist Wendy Loomis and poet/spoken word artist Royal Kent, “We All Bleed Red” includes COPUS members bassist Patrick Mahon and singer Amorelle Applin along with guest artists drummer Robbie Hammett and guitarist Vito Gregoli.
Produced by GRAMMY nominee Yaron Fuchs.
Recollecting You is a romantic tour de force that I defy you to pause once you start listening to it.
The songs cover a range of romantic sensations, like waiting breathlessly for a lover to arrive for a rendezvous, getting swept up in the heightened sensations of a new affair, feeling the void of a lover lost, and finding a path back to love in the aftermath, yet it also touches on the love born of family and friendship.
Features the jazz guitar stylings of David Vito Gregoli
Bathe in the enchanting soaring vocals of Kimberly Haynes in her exquisite new release.
With songs in English, Spanish, Hebrew, Sanskrit and Portuguese, the listener will be irresistibly drawn into the heart space with unique and lilting versions of familiar, beloved songs and prayers. The vibrant instrumentation will enchant you with charango, sansula, medicine drums, didjeridu, monolina and other instruments both exotic and familiar. an album born out of many nights of prayer with beloved sisters and brothers. Bringing these specials songs and chants to a wider audience is such a gift, and my hope is that they will stir the soul of the listener as deeply as they have stirred my own.”
Engineered and co arranged by David Vito Gregoli, who also plays guitars, charango, percussion, bass, keyboards and flute.
Jewer and Mitran turn their attention towards world fusion sound with a celebratory sonic journey
“Featuring collaborations with twenty-two talented musicians, the compositions traverse across many musical landscapes as they meet up with familiar friends along the way. Nearly all of the tracks feature the duo s varying ethnic percussion, flutes, keyboards and synthesizers, plus each of the contributing artists signature instruments, which include varying kinds of flutes, bass, guitars, brass instruments, ethnic instruments, and a light sprinkling of vocals.”
David Vito Gregoli co wrote and co produced the title song and played guitars, sitar and charango.
My debut Kirtan album, Altar of Grace, will be released early 2019
“Kirtan is really about singing from something bigger and greater than the self, and leading a group of bhaktas full-throatedy chanting “Sita Ram!” takes me to a place I can’t get to in any other way.”
David Vito Gregoli is featured on guitars, mandolin and sitar.
Grayhawk: Voice of the Ancestors February 1, 2019, I reflect on what a privilege it is to work with such fine musicians...
“With a distinctive style, Grayhawk has collaborated with many of the film industry’s finest in providing music scores for motion pictures, television and other media. Grayhawk is now preparing the third segment of his Shamanic Trilogy, “Voice of the Ancestors”, based on his experiences in Peru, Vietnam and Cambodia.”
Features guitars from David Vito Gregoli
World Music for Environmental Consciousness from Grammy Winner Kej
Grammy winner Ricky Kej has done it again, and has taken his passion for environmental consciousness through music to a whole new level. Collaborating with 500 musicians (for real!) in 40 countries, each piece on this record is a plea for unification, for awareness, for love and compassion.
Vito was fortunate enough to get to engineer one of the sessions. “I’m so honored to have made a small contribution to this epic project”