Gioia (pronounced "joy-ah") was a member of the Arista Records pop group Exposé. In the late eighties and nineties, Exposé released the blockbuster gold & platinum selling albums EXPOSURE and WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW which spawned 8 Billboard "top-ten" hit singles including COME GO WITH ME, POINT OF NO RETURN, LET ME BE THE ONE, WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW, TELL ME WHY, WHEN I LOOKED AT HIM, YOUR BABY NEVER LOOKED GOOD IN BLUE and Billboard's #1 hit single, SEASONS CHANGE. The monster successes of Exposé lead Gioia to perform extensively on 3 major world tours. Gioia was also seen on many television programs during this time, with such credits as The Arsenio Hall Show, Pat Sajak, Joan Rivers, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, MTV (Guest VJ), VH1 (Guest VJ) and a CBS Special with Dick Clark at Radio City Music Hall.
After her departure from Exposé, Gioia took time to recover from an inoperable benign throat tumor and raise her daughter Brianna. Gioia couldn't even speak for 3 years and doctors informed her she would never sing again. After 5 years of healthy living, meditation and faith in God the tumor disappeared and Gioia did indeed begin to sing again. As co-founder and artistic director, Gioia opened and managed the West Broward Performing Arts Academy in the Miami area and began to explore her passion for writing and music production. Gioia wrote and produced a rock album with John Thomas and the group WET. She toured and rocked houses across the U.S as the group's lead singer. During this period Gioia met and began writing with Ritchie Supa of Aerosmith. Supa introduced Gioia to Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi and the chemistry was there. Gioia started touring the globe with Sambora's band, singing and playing percussion, with numerous concerts and television appearances such as The Late Show with David Letterman.
Today, Gioia is back on stage as a solo artist, singing better than ever, touring nationally and reconnecting with her loyal fans plus new ones from around the world. Off to a great start, Gioia's first solo release, FREE TO BE, became an underground club anthem that received favorable notice from Billboard. The song was written for her good friend and a relative who passed away from AIDS.
When word got out about Gioia's track FROM THE INSIDE, one by one, up-and-comers Mike "DaMooch" Mucci, Twisted Dee, Sweden's D-Wave, Grammy® Award Winner E Smoove and legendary DJ Junior Vasquez jumped on board to lend their master remixing talents to the track. It is exp ected that FROM THE INSIDE will be released as a single in the coming months. Remixes will also be featured on various upcoming compilations such as the upcoming Centaur Records' DJ Roland Belmares CD and the 2003 White Party Compilation.
Gioia, thrilled about her return to the spotlight, has been working on songs for her much-anticipated full-length album and is now making the music her soul has been singing for years. Her current project, which is a remake of Kenny Loggin's "This Is It", produced by Annie Monterrey and Erik Nunez in Miami, is already igniting dance floors and receiving praise from
Billboard reporters around the country. This “groovy” cover track is sure to please the club crowd as well as the Top 40 Pop and Adult Contemporary market. Her current release, “From The Inside” (Junior Vasquez remix) will be featured on the Showtime television series “Queer As Folk” in April 2003 as well as being on the “Queer As Folk III” soundtrack. With her magnificent solo arrival, Gioia is now claiming her destiny and ascending to the top of the music scene.
In 2008 Gioia Bruno reunited with the original members of Expose and are currently touring worldwide and in the studio now recording new material for their fans.
MEMBER OF ARISTA RECORDS
POP GROUP EXPOSE
SEVERAL TOP 10 BILLBOARD
CREDITS INCLUDE THE
ARSENIO HALL SHOW, PAT
SAJAK, JOAN RIVERS, THE
TONIGHT SHOW WITH JOHNNY
CARSON, GUEST VJ ON MTV,
AND CBS SPECIAL WITH DICK
CLARK AT RADIO CITY MUSIC
SINGLE AS A SOLO ARTIST
FEATURED ON SHOWTIME’S
“QUEER AS FOLK”