Perry Gentile

Perry Gentile

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R & B - Funk | Dana Point, Ca / Prospect, CT, California, United States
Total Song Plays: 622   
Member Since: 2006
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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Bio For Perry Gentile

-Perry Gentile started playing the alto Saxophone at age 10 in Waterbury, Connecticut. Playing songs by David Sanborn, Glover Washington, Tower of Power, and The Brecker Bros. By age 13 he was playing in a local R&B band. In high school he started playing flute and piano. By age 16 he was a regular patron at "7th Ave South", one of New York City's premiere Jazz night clubs. It was here that Perry met Michael & Randy Brecker, who were a major source of inspiration for him. Shortly after high school, Perry moved to N.Y.C, where he continued his musical studies with Harvey Estrin and Carmin Caruso by day. By night he worked at 7th Ave South, which exposed him to many of the greatest musicians in the world. In 1985 he moved to California, working for a Capital Presentations promoting and performing with 50's acts like the Shirells, Bobby Louis,The Coasters and Mary Wells. After 4 years of traveling, Perry settled in Los Angeles. and became friends with renown composer's David Newman, Marty Frazu and Gil Melle... Through these relationships, Perry learned about MIDI, computers, sound design and writing music for film. He continued his studies at Grove School of Music, and UCLA Extensions in Composing, Harmony, Arranging and Orchestration with Scott Smalley and Tom Sharp. During this time he started writing R&B Songs for Cisum Records, and scoring short films. His credits include: "Winning Baseball" (an instructional video) ; scoring pilots for Dream Works -"7:08" and "Us Two"; Belle TV's Cable Network shows; QVC Radio Spot "Models Prefer"; and music for CD-ROMs for Total Multimedia, Inc. During 1997 through 1999 Perry worked as an Asst. Sound EFX Editor on the "Simpson's", "King of the Hill" and" The PJ's", and films, 1999 "Family Attraction" with Chris Penn. With Gil Melle on a CD called "Equatorial Man". One of the songs, "Gears", is featured in Gil's art show "The Millennium Box", available on DVD. Music and Sound EFX for JAG Entertainment's "Live Auction Game Show" and the "Richie Rules Game Shows" film "Mac Authur Park", (which was featured at the Sundance Film Festival), "The Other Side Of Joy", and "The 7th Portal" a Universal Theme Park Ride, Disc Marketing for their "In Flight"Airline Services & Continues to writing songs for his solo project of World Fusion Music. "Silk Veil" won Runner Up in the 2001 John Lennon Song Writing Contest. Over the years Perry has built a state-of-the-art digital recording and editing studio, where he works on Protools and Logic Pro Midi/Audio Sequencers to provide services in composing music and editing sound Efx for tv and films.