Angelo Venuto was born in Sicily, Italy. He was the 4th child (out of 7) born to Maria and John Venuto. Angelo immigrated to the United States at age 10. As a child, he exhibited a great interest in music. His parents greatly encouraged this interest. By age 9, Angelo taught himself the guitar. Throughout adolescence he focused all his attention on music. Upon mastering the guitar, he proceeded to learn the bass, keyboard, and drums. Angelo shared his enthusiasm for music with his family. By the age of 12, he had formed a band with his brothers. Angelo dedicated himself entirely to music, because he knew that music would be the primary focus of his life.