Crazy / You Are
Soul...infused with R&B, jazz, and hip hop with a POP twist. Gabriel's story doesn't quite go like the rest...He was born into a musical/hardworking family in Lawrence,MA on June 23,1980, Gabriel Bienvenido Bello (Man of God welcomes beauty). Gabe's family relocated in his youth to the quiet college town of DeLand, FL. Here he spent most of his young adult life singing in church choirs and learning to play the saxophone. He was accepted at Lee University in Cleveland, TN and began a promising career in music. While attending, he was feeling sick one day and was shocked to find out from his doctors that it was more serious than he had thought. Gabriel was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease (lymphoma) and had to leave school in order to endure 6 months of chemotherapy. In the midst of his treatment he was invited to play for Ron Kenoly, during this event he was miraculously healed and has been in remission ever since. He continues his pursuit of music in all it's forms: producer, songwriter, vocalist, programmer, saxophones, keyboards, flute, drums, guitar and he also arranges vocals and instruments. He has worked in and produced almost every musical style from hip hop to bluegrass. Gabriel has performed with Alvin Slaughter, Gary Oliver, Ron Kenoly, Geron Davis, Christ Church Choir, Jentzen Franklin, and Rascal Flatts just to name a few. Gabe's musical influences include Michael Jackson/Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Brian McKnight, Tower of Power, Grover Washington Jr., Fred Hammond, John Willams and many more.