I M P E R I O


Biography


All has begun during a long drive to Italy. Norbert Reichart, producer and mastermind of Imperio, has always been a great fan of old roman movies, such as "Ben Hur", and he has always loved their monumental sound. He was always fascinated by the aura, the outfit and the way of living, which prevailed in ancient Rome.

While Norbert was driving on the highway to the south, he grasped for his cigarettes. Suddenly the print "Veni Vidi Vici" on the packet caught his eye. The idea to make a dancefloor song with these three words was born!

After having arrived at home, he immediately started working. The instrumental version was finished soon, but the vocals were still missing. This problem was solved by change. Some days later Norbert met Manuela Ray in the disco "Dorian Gray" in Frankfurt. Manuela, a girl from Vienna who was visiting a friend in Frankfurt, was dancing happy and lively to her favourite rhythm, and Norbert thought: "SHE is the right one!!!".

Then Norbert asked Manuela if she was also able to sing and instead of giving him an answer she turned round and went away; she thought he had wanted to give the come-on to her in quite a stupid manner! A lot of persuasiveness was necessary to convince her that Norbert was not joking. Then Manuela got interested in the whole story and two days later she was already in Norbert` s studio: she listened to the instrumental version, read her text, started to sing and - wow!- her voice was perfect!

After that Norbert begun the search for a suitable rapper, what turned to be a quite difficult thing.

Two months later Norbert and Manuela found at last what they were desperately looking for. In a very big disco in Budapest there was a concert, and they saw Paulo Martins on stage! He was rapping and dancing wildly and he spread such a charisma all around, that Norbert and Manuela were immediately fascinated by him!

After the performance they went in the cloakroom and asked Paulo, if he would not like to became rapper and dancer by Imperio. The answer was fortunately affirmative!

Now the conquest of the discos and of the international charts could begin!!!

Even though everyone thought that Imperio would remain forever with their original members, Paulo suddenly had to leave the group because of his dedication to his family and to his studies back in Portugal. It was a great time with Paulo, and we will always stay in contact with him.

The name of the new male part of Imperio is Lawrence Madia, he has already made a place in the hearts of fans!
Lawrence is a talented dancer and rapper, and he is also very good-looking!

Now Imperio were once again complete!!


Manuela Ray

Real Name: Manuela Ferisovic
Date of birth 07.08.74
Place of birth: Pula/ex Jug.
Height: 1,76
Colour of hair: White or dark brown
Colour of eyes: Brown
Address: Vienna/Austria
Parents: Mother Brazilian, Father German
Brother/Sister: 1 Brother
Hobbies: Bungee-Jumping, Skiing, Water-Ski
Musical Career: Started to sing at the age of 15 in schoolbands.
Personal Regard: Believe in yourself and dreams become true!

Lawrence Madia
Lawrence Madia
Real Name: Lawrence Madia
Date of birth: 10.07.71
Place of birth: South Africa / Johannesburg
Height: 1,81
Colour of hair: Black
Colour of eyes: Dark Brown
Address: Linz/Austria
Parents: Mother South African, Father Austrian
Brother/sister: 1 sister
Hobbies: Swimming, dancing, roller-skating.
Musical Career: Professional dancer / rapper and model; 1991 vice-world champion in freestyle dancing; 3x Austrian champion in freestyle dancing;national champion in Lambada
Personal Regard: Judge nobody if you don´t know him!!!

The Producer

In the hour of birth of IMPERIO only one man was present: the Austrian Norbert Reichart (1970). He is the man, who holds the reins of IMPERIO behind the scenes. You could think that the producer of IMPERIO has a special liking for Latin and that during his school-days he loved nothing else as Latin. That's wrong!!! He always had the worst marks in Latin!
It would be better not to say the word "school" in his presence!

He changed a lot of schools ( without finishing his studies), he was the nightmare of all teachers and his marks were always the worst in the class. He asserts that the teachers did not understood his jokes and that he could became nothing else as a musician!!

Fortunately his musical career developed better than his school career! At the age of 6 he had his first piano lessons; at the age of 13 he received his first synthesiser and begun to record self composed songs. It was a long and difficult way before the first successes came. He begun to make disco music just for fun and that turned out to be the right decision to do the first steps in the music world.

In 1994 Norbert (he was 24) had his first big hit! From now on everything went quickly. Half a year later Imperio was born!
8 top hits in succession.

In Austria all 8 songs became top ten hits! Norbert is a record-holder!!! He produces his successes in his NR-Recording studios in the near of Wels (A). He works mostly alone. He composes, arranges and produces! He is a perfectionist and workaholic! If he is not 100%ing convinced of a product, he doesn`t leave this studio.

Success proves that he is right!

Except for a few music projects and remixes Norbert devotes himself entirely to Imperio. He used to say:
"This is my baby and I want that one day it becomes very very big!" Norbert was right!!!

The Singles

Title: Veni Vidi Vici
Released: 1994
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Veni Vidi Vici (Radio Mix)
Veni Vidi Vici (Extended Mix)
Veni Vidi Vici (Catacom Mix)
Veni Vidi Vici (Legion Mix)
3:48
5:49
3:54
4:42

Title: Quo Vadis
Released: 1995
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Quo Vadis (Video Mix)
Quo Vadis (Extended Version)
Quo Vadis (Gladiator Mix)
Quo Vadis (Return to Space Mix)
Quo Vadis (Acappella)
3:56
5:40
3:13
4:22
0:11

Title: Nostra Culpa
Released: 1995
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Nostra Culpa (Single Mix)
Nostra Culpa (Extended Mix)
Nostra Culpa (Instrumental Mix)
Bach's Return
4:07
5:20
4:07
1:16

Title: Amor Infinitus
Released: 1995
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Amor Infinitus (Radio Version)
Amor Infinitus (Club Mix)
Amor Infinitus (Venus Mix)
Amor Infinitus (Capido Mix)
Amor Infinitus (Album Version)
4:09
5:25
5:20
4:54
4:53

Title: Cyberdream
Released: 1996
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Cyberdream (Cyber Video Mix)
Cyberdream (Cyber Club Mix)
Cyberdream (Alpha Centory Mix)
Cyberdream (Beta Centory Mix)
Cyberdream (Dream Version)
4:43
7:07
6:05
5:30
5:15

Title: Atlantis
Released: 1996
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Atlantis (Radio Mix)
Atlantis (Club Mix)
Atlantis (DJ Dado Mix)
Atlantis (Dolphin Mix)
3:56
6:04
6:10
2:50

Title: Return to Paradise
Released: 1996
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Return to Paradise (Video Mix)
Return to Paradise (Club Mix)
Return to Paradise (Time Warp Mix)
Return to Paradise (Mission Paradise Mix)
4:00
5:38
5:46
6:10

Title: Wings of Love
Released: 1997
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Wings of Love (Radio Mix)
Wings of Love (Club Mix)
Wings of Love (Bluejay Mix)
Wings of Love (Peacock Mix)
3:59
5:58
5:26
6:20


Title: Voices of Eternity
Released: Never Released
Tracklisting:
n/a n/a n/a



The Albums

Title: Veni Vidi Vici
Released: 1995
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
Track 8.
Track 9.
Track 10.
Track 11.
Track 12.
Track 13.
Introductio
Nostra Culpa
Veni Vidi Veci
Exodus
Agnus Dei (Conquest of Space)
Amor Infinitus (Don't Fade Away)
Phantasia (Fantasy Beast Reality)
Octopus
Luna Noctis (A Promise of Eternity)
Manuela & Michael ID
Quo Vadis
Finis
Samples of Imperio
1:30
4:07
4:42
4:00
1:02
4:53
3:50
4:40
4:15
0:20
5:40
1:00
2:00

Title: Return to Paradise
Released: 1996
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
Track 8.
Track 9.
Track 10.
Track 11.
Track 12.
 
Intro
Atlantis
Wings of Love
Secrets of Life
Cyberdream
Kill Me (With Your Love)
There is a Dream (Part 1)
The Night is Magic
Brainstorm
There is a Dream (Part 2)
Never Go Away
Return to Paradise
+ Interactive CD-Extra
2:00
3:56
4:30
6:06
4:49
4:10
6:15
4:36
4:00
5:10
4:20
4:30
 

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Biography © NR-Music/Dancelab 1996
Discography & Additional Information © Niklas Adolfsson 1997-2014
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