1) In which way you approached the music; how was your passion born?
I started very young … I was bewitched by the sound of the piano that my uncle had and I knew right away that I liked the music and the notes and I enjoyed finding the melodies I had in mind with the piano even though I didn’t know how to technically play it … I think I was about 6 or 7 years old … I remember that one of the first things I enjoyed playing was the “Child in time” agreements. Then at the age of 11 I started singing and from there we say that my journey has started which I still continue today …
2) Was it easy to follow this passion for you, or did you have difficulty? If yes, which ones?
I honestly didn’t have much trouble; fortunately I was in a position to have a room where I could play with friends and despite the many distractions of the adolescent period I was rather focused on becoming the master of my voice instrument and I enjoyed writing the first pieces with some companions who are now part of the “Kismet” family.
3) Which is your greatest success? And what made you most happy?
I think it was the Tour Music Fest in Italy that won the best band; if you think about it it is quite unusual for an alternative rock band that sings in English to win in a contest where the jury president is Mogol and then a great success was completing the first tour and closing it at the O2 Arena in London and playing the your songs in front of thousands of people.
4) Have you collaborated with other successful artists? important collaborations?
I have collaborated with bands and artists of the underground scene that I consider very important because they are rich in talent; unfortunately one of these the Loverdrive recently decided to quit and I’m sorry because with them we had established a great feeling over the years and together with the Kismets we shared many evenings. With them I recorded some tracks of voice in one of their tracks to which I am particularly attached.
5) In the course of your musical career have you understood what people like or understand it is like the search for the sacred Grail?
I believe that the true audience, the one who likes to follow real concerts and true artists, wants to see that you like what you do. The key is that you like it and you are able to put expressiveness and emotion: the public realizes these things … Clearly you have to be able to create songs with text and music of a certain level, but I am of the idea that ability to write and create both innate and rather instinctive. The arrangements arrive at a second level where you have to “reason” a little and test the possibilities and colors that you can give a sentence to a riff …
6) What do you think about today’s music scene?
I think there is confusion … confusion between the bands, between the artists, among the musicians, between the sector employees and the public. We will be able to talk about it for hours and not find a solution to the many problems that exist … One thing I regret … is that very often between musicians and bands there is a lot of envy and a little spirit of collaboration … I think a lot of things helping each other would go very differently.
7) What does it mean to you as a musician?
I am not a musician … I simply try to be it every day … trying to write, create ideas, improve the performances of what I have already written and recorded, because it is the only way I can feel myself: going on stage and playing my songs and create new ones hoping to have the chance to share them with the audience. Yes I am not a musician, I try to be it every time I play.