an italian family, Roland Romanelli is born in Algery in the
spring of 1946. At the age of 3, he reveals a gift and makes the
music his own universe.
Although his father wanted him to pursuit a career as pianist,
he chooses the accordion, a very difficult instrument with which
he gathers success thru national and international contests.
His debut arrives working for Barbara, to whom he will accompany
for more than 15 years. His talent and exceptional ease of
adaptation allows him to associate to big names as arranger,
musician or composer. An amazing list that gives him the respect
and the consideration from his peers.
A pioneer on the synthesizers, where he shows his mastering, he
will found his artistic identity with SPACE (Magic Fly, Turn me
on, Connecting Fly) that reaches the american hit-parade and
sell 8 million of copies.
Roland Romanelli has a considerable force for work and a great
ability in his execution. After some time, he will devote his
eyes into the composition. He will associate with big names in
the field, such as Michel Legrand, Vladimir Cosma, Francis Lai,
and many more. He also did some music for commercials and tv
Checking a list of his works, we can understand the value and
quality of this artist, his passion and the journey of a man,
the dimension of an universe that he will discover on his
Rough translation from liner notes on Voyous Voyelles soundtrack
Romanelli - Connecting Flight (1982)
of Romanelli collaborations with Francis Lai:
J'Ai Rencontre le Pere Noel
Association de Malfeiteurs
Ripoux Contre Ripoux
La Genre Humain Volume 1: Les Parisiens