Frequently Asked Questions About Steven Vitali And Songs Pertaining To This Album.
1. Who is Vanessa?
Vanessa is Steven Vitali’s niece. When she was born Steven Vitali became an uncle for the first time in his life. He was so happy and inspired by the birth of his niece he wrote this beautiful song just for her, and entitled it, “Just For Vanessa”.
2. Why did Steven Vital compose a song and name it, "Andrew's Song"?
Thousands of people including an executive at ‘Paramount Pictures’ have wanted to know more behind the meaning and the title, that being, “Andrew’s Song”.
Andrew’s Song was a song, written for Steven Vitali’s best friend and adopted cousin Andrew who committed suicide. For Steven the loss of Andrew was tragic in so many ways. They spent most of their childhood writing to each other and then waiting for the summers to come to see each other at camp. Steven Vitali: “When I learned of Andrew’s passing later that night I composed, “Andrews Song”, in his beautiful memory. He was my best friend. And when we were young we played music together on our guitars. I loved Andrew and I know the world would have loved him too. He was a gentle, kind and loving person. Since my words seemed inadequate at the time to express my sadness of how I was feeling, I went to the piano and composed, “Andrews Song”. Although I was sad I wanted to express within the music that his life before his death had great meaning. He inspired me each and every time we got together, and at camp he inspired me to water ski the best I could and taught me how to be the best I could be as a person. I loved Andrew and still do and in his memory and so his sprint lives on within music I wrote a song and named it after him. He could never write music but was able to play other songs by other artists. So I wanted to name it after him and to personally make it his”.
3. Who is Germaine?
Often Steven gets an interest, mostly from lady admirers asking who Germaine is.
Germaine is Steven Vitali’s mother. He named it, ‘Forever Germaine’ because he loves the word ‘forever’ and loves his mother. How many mothers have a song composed, arranged, produced and performed by their youngest son?
Growing up his mother Germaine would sit with Steven by the piano, a piano they later called Mr. Magic. She would sit with Steven by his magical piano for hours and hours watching him compose his music, each and every day on an old upright piano. A piano the family has still kept today. This piano was a gift from a generous neighbor. Steven composes music for others and he truly wanted his mother to have her own song. ‘Forever Germaine’ is dedicated to Steven Vitali’s loving mother.
4. What are the charities that Steven Vitali has supported or supports?
Often others ask if Steven supports charities.
The Hugh MacMillan Rehabilitation Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Steven gave a free performance for a dinner at the McDonald's Headquarters in Toronto to help raise money for the hospital. He performed live with his sax player a special song he composed for the baseball player, 'Roberto Alomar', entitled, ‘The Alomar Melody’. After his performance Steven presented Roberto Alomar with an autograph CD. a Steven Vitali scarf and hat.
Steven later went on to record this song to help bring awareness to the hospital. Steven would often go down to the hospital and visit with the kids that had lost limps. While Steven Vitali would visit the children with disabilities, he would bring CD’s, gifts and let them know how loved they are.
Steven was later named the recipient of the first ever Hugh MacMillan/Steven Vitali 5k walk and run, held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. All of the proceeds raised by Steven Vitali went to he hospital.
Since 2015 Steven Vitali has been supporting Noontime Charities, and with a life long commitment to support. Noonetime Charities was Founded by Meghan Noone. Noonetime assists people that need it the most in hard to reach places. This organization was founded in 2011 to empower women and families in Kenya, Africa. The easiest way to help is by donating today.
Donate today at http://noonetime.org/donate
Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Steven Vitali supports the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
In May of 2008 Steven Vitali first partnered with the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, with a life long commitment to support this terrible genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time.
Steven composed a beautiful song that included children with CF talking at the end. The song was first performed live by Steven Vitali and his band, to Celine Dion in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Steven Vitali received a thunderous standing ovation led by Celine Dion. It was a moving evening.
"Shades of Yesterday", is a song that Steven has composed in honor of Celine Dion's outstanding contribution to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The song is dedicated to both Celine Dion and the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Steven Vitali - “Shades of Yesterday” was written with the faith and hope that we will all do our part to help support this terrible disease that kills our children and young adults. Dedicated to Celine Dion. It was written with the faith and hope that this song will help by raising support and awareness about Cystic Fibrosis. I encourage you to donate today and help children with Cystic Fibrosis. You can make a huge Difference! The easiest way to help is by donating today”.