Giacomo Manlio Turra is a 23 year old musician and songwriter from Milan, Italy.
What do you do for a living?
“At the moment I’m still not self-sufficient as a musician, but I’m putting all my time and energy into making myself known as much as possible. I use a lot of Instagram ads to expand my audience outside my country and I’m getting very good results lately. My band and I have recorded and produced our new album and we are looking for a label.”
Who are some of your biggest influences in your industry?
“My songs are influenced by different music genres in the United States and the United Kingdom. I take what I like about jazz and hip hop and apply it to my music, but the genre that has the biggest impact on me is R&B/Soul. I think it’s the perfect balance between, just like the name says, something that has rhythm and soul. It has the groove that makes you dance but it also speaks to your heart. The artists that I listen to the most and that I consider the best composers of our time are Stevie Wonder, D’Angelo and Marvin Gaye.”
What would you consider your biggest accomplishment thus far in your carrier?
“I would say that my biggest achievement so far has been the release of the music video for my single “Open Your Heart” with artist Lewisland, in January 2020. I’m really proud of the production of that song and I think the music video conveys very well the message we wanted to give.” Full video here:
What legacy would you like to leave behind yourself?
“All I hope is that in the future people will listen to my music and feel what I feel when I listen to one of my favorite songs. I want them to listen to my songs to feel good or when they feel that life is meaningless, just as I do. I want to be remembered for my passion, because it’s the only thing I know how to do, the only thing that gets me out of bed in the morning.”
Where do you see yourself in the next five years?
“Five years from now I see myself playing on stage at a big summer festival, with my band behind me and the audience singing and dancing to our songs.”
Phone number: 0039 349 0975288
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