What is your name?
What is your genre of music?
Soulful Italo-Brit Folktronica
Give us a little bio about you.
I was born in the centre east coast of Italy by Italian father and English mother, moved to London when I was 18 to graduate in popular Music from Goldsmiths University and then attended a Music Production internship at The Midi Music Company in Deptford where I started my first productions and rehearse regularly. After releasing my EP and 5 singles I am now in the final stages of my recording my debut album that will be out in the autumn of this year.
What made you go into music?
I was inspired by the energy of the 80s and 90s icons like Madona, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Britney Spears and bands like Skink Anansie and so many more. I have always had a wide range of musical genres that I would listened to while growing up so I fell in love with it all and mostly the way it made me feel.
Who are your influences?
Björk, Little Dragon, Lhasa De Sela, Ella Fitzgerald, Mina, The Cinematic Orchestra…so many
Are you a signed?
No, I am and independent artist but I am on the look out for an indie label to support and promote my debut album, a label that is into electronic, folk and cinematic music
You released your new single ‘Nessuna Come Te’, tell us more about the single and the meaning behind the song.
Nessuna Come Te is a song dedicated to my mother Christine and what we went through when she got diagnosed with breast cancer. She is now well and fully recovered so this song and music video is also dedicated to all the women out there suffering from the illness to give them and their loved ones the hope and strength needed to defeat it.
Describe the track in two words.
What was the writing and recording process like?
I started writing this song in 2020 during lockdown with my guitar but I could not sing it without stopping and crying halfway through. It’s a very strong and emotional song so I had to wait 2 years before I could record it and perform it live… and still my producer only had to add some piano notes to break me! Still today I get a knot in my throat whenever I sing it
Who did you work with on the single?
With my frequent collaborator and producer Nick Burns who you can hear playing piano in the track and with cello player Nicole Collarbone. They are both very talented musicians with really great music sensitivity.
Will we see a music video for ‘Nessuna Come Te’, and if so, what can we expect from the creative process?
Yes the video is out now, it is a Lyrics video and pictures montage created with my brother Tommaso Luzi. We usually go for very creative and fancy music videos with stage costumes but this time I wanted something very simple, vulnerable, quite bare and homemade so when my uncle gave me a suitcase forgotten in the loft for years with inside all my mother’s childhood I decided to start from there.
Will we see an EP or Album and if so, what tell us more about it.
Yes the album will be out at the end of the year, it is a 10 track album, a series of songs that describe experiences held inside for a long time. Sometimes I find that the emotions of certain experiences in life are so strong that I can’t write about them and sing them straight away so this album is like opening a private diary I suppose, It will be a relief to let it out!
Do you have any live shows coming up?
I have a residency in London Bridge at Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant where I play my songs and Italian / UK pop covers.
Let us know where we can get tickets if so.
Free entry 🙂
What else can we expect in 2023?
Probably one more single and music video before the album release and a new live set incorporating Ableton Live that I will start bringing on the road with me so people can hear all the wonderful textures of the album.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
I see my self living by the beach, recording in my home studio my third album, touring Europe and south America with my bad ass agent (come forward asap! ah ah) and headlining some amazing UK festivals, hopefully performing at one of my favourite venues The Royal Albert Hall.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
Everything you ever wanted is on the other side of fear – Viola Davis
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Water, fancy stage clothes, my microphone, list of equipment, mints.