Angelo Venuto


Angelo Venuto was born in Sicily. He has six other brothers and sisters, he is the fourth child. Angelo’s parents are Marie and John Venuto. At the age of ten, he moved to the United States. Angelo was always a huge fan of music and started teaching himself guitar at age nine. His parents greatly encouraged this. He later learned how to play the bass, keyboard, and drums. By the age of twelve, he and his brothers had formed a band. He dedicated his entire life to music; he knew that this would be the most important thing in his life. As a child, and even now, he drew all the time. He grew up on 84th Street, in Brooklyn, in Bensonhurst, a big Italian community. His band started as a neighborhood band. He went to high school on 80th street and 16th Avenue New Utrecht. He graduated in 1976. The name of the band Caleps stands for the names of the brothers in the band; Carmelo, Angelo, Lorenzo, Enzo, Peter, and Sal. After the Caleps he created the band: Voices. He also went solo and created three hits that made it to the charts. He soon became well known in the Italian-American community. Angelo played in the Caleps, did concerts at the Walker Theater on 18th Avenue. He played a lot of wedding in places such as Hollywood Terrace, Glen Terrace, Cotillion Terrace. When he was young, Angelo was on stage in Carnegie Hall in New York City with Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin and Tony Bennett. He also preformed with Gloria Gaynor, a disco diva, and many other celebrities. He and his band...

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