Mauro Farina

Mauro was born in Brescia, a small town between Milan and Venice. The Beatles were his largest influence in music as a young child and by the age of six he already knew all their songs. His record collection began by the purchase of “I Want To Hold Your Hand” and soon after that, he had his first guitar and taught himself how to play it. At the age of 11 he founded his first group called ALBATROS. They performed Beatles cover songs like “Get Back” and “Hey Jude” as well as many other popular groups at the time. Naturally, Mauro attended school at the same time and at the age of 18 he went to university to study mechanical engineering. However, his passion for music was always at the forefront in his mind.
Mauro’s next musical step in life was joining the italian dance group called CARAVAN at the age of 19. They were the first Italian group to cover the songs of Bobby Orlando, Sylvester, Patrick Cowley, K.C. & the Sunshine Band, Giorgio Moroder, among others.
Then, one day in 1975 when CARAVAN was performing in a castle for 15,000 pumped up fans located in Verona, Mauro met up with Giuliano Crivellente, a talented young virtuoso who was already busy working in recording studios collaborating with many popular Italian artists at the time. Immediately after their meeting, they began recording songs in Giuliano’s studio and together as the years followed, they wrote more than 1,000 tracks, produced more than 1,500 titles, and sold more than 10,000,000 albums as well as several million singles.
In 1981 Mauro Farina established the FACTORY SOUND STUDIO and THE SAIFAM GROUP. Soon after a few years of meeting new First big hit from the Factory Sound Studio was “Hey Hey Guy” by Ken Laszlo. This song was an huge success and hundreds of thousands of copies were sold worldwide.
The 80’s saw Mauro Farina and the Factory Sound Studio enjoy countless hits with many, many stars. His music sold all over the world, especially places like Japan, Southeast Asia, Europe, and North America. Mauro can even be credited for inventing the “Japanese High-Energy” style that is still popular today. By the end of the 80’s, Mauro was beginning to receive his first gold discs, and this success overflowed right into the 1990’s.
By this time, Mauro had met up with more key people who would help him achieve continued success as his business grew larger and sold more and more music. Along with the support of Johnny Di Martino, Fabio Serra, and Fabio Turatti, Mauro would go on to write and produce numerous more hit singles for the next 10 years. Most notably, “Tell By Your Eyes” by Dr. Zivago sold over 500,000 copies and then “What’s Up” by D.J. Miko sold over 1,000,000 copies worldwide. It was in the 1990’s that important 'The Saifam Group' labels like '21st Century' and 'One Way Records' were born.
Today, Mauro continues his brilliant work as President and C.E.O. of 'The Saifam Group srl' . He runs five different companies under the 'The Saifam Group' name as well as owning six recording studios and manages a staggering total of 37 record labels. He has also joined up with American Grammy award winner Jeff Johnson of Interhit Records and domestic US compilations of 'he Saifam Group’s music have already been released to great success.

Selected productions

CARAVAN - "You and Me Tonight"
KEN LASZLO - "Hey Hey Guy"
PAUL SHARADA - "Move Your Feet"
CHRIS LANG - "Old Calipso Tune"
DEBORA HASLAM - "Let Me Trouble"
MIKO MISSION - "Toc Toc Toc"
ALLAN BARRY - "Good Vibrations"
MAX COVERI - "Run To the Sun"
MARK FARINA - "To My Heart"
MARK FARINA - "Cha Cha Cha"
MARK FARINA - "So So So (So Long)"
MARK FARINA - "Take Your Time"
ALPHATOWN - "The Power Of Magic"
F.C.F. - "Bad Desire"
D.J. MIKO - "What's up"
WILDSIDE - "In My Arms"
...and many more

Mauro Farina identikit

Birthday: December 09, 19?? (nobody knows!!)
Zodiac: Sagittarius
Hobbies: Playing Tennis, jogging
Marital Status: Nobody knows!
His Car: Porsche
Favourite Style: D & G
Favourite Colors: Black
Favourite Instruments:All analog keyboards
Favourite Sport Team: Juventus Football Club
Favourite Music: Rock & Dance
He Plays: Keyboards and Guitars
His Dream: Nobody knows it!
He Says: "Even if I get older I will always love music, and keep making it!

advanced technologic sound magazine
2003 june issue 115

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