Jack Savoretti Biography

Jack Savoretti (born 10 October 1983) is a half-English, half-Italian solo acoustic singer who is currently signed to De Angelis Records which was set up by Anne Barrett who is also the former manager of Natalie Imbruglia. Jack didn’t pick up a guitar until he was 16.He was brought up most of my child hood in London before moving to a Swiss mountain village, Moving around Europe as a child he wound up at The American School In Switzerland where he picked up an accent he describes as “transatlantic mutt”.

Burn Magazine has compared his songwriting to that of Simon & Garfunkel, London’s Daily Telegraph describes his guitar playing as having a ‘primal magic about it,’ and some music industry insiders are already buzzing around calling him the new Bob Dylan.

Early career

As a teenager, the only thing that interested him was poetry.“I was writing all the time, it was the thing to do, sit under a tree with a notebook, go somewhere else in your head. I was in the clouds.” When his mother gave him a guitar and suggested he try putting some of his words to music he was “surprised how much more people listen to you when you are singing than if you read a poem,” he admits. “After that, I couldn’t stop, it was constant writing, every day, it became almost a form of conversation, the way I interact with the world.”

Anne Barrett signed Jack in one of the unlikeliest stories. Jack was getting his hair cut, just making conversation, when his hairdresser told him she also cut the hair of Anne Barrett. Then she said ‘Would you like me to give her something?’. He got Invited to the De Angelis management offices, Jack went along with a guitar and no expectations. They signed him on the spot. Anne said, “I knew within minutes of meeting Natalie Imbruglia that she had something about her. I got the same feeling from Jack, he has charisma and soul, he is just one of the most exciting raw talents I have ever come across in this business.”

Savoretti has also done 2 duets with Shelly Poole called Anyday Now and Hope both of which appear on Poole's album Hard Time for the Dreamer, which was released in September 2005.

Between The Minds (2006-2008)

Savoretti released his first single on 9 October 2006, called Without. The video, filmed in Mallorca, Spain, was directed by Oscar-nominated director Bobby Garabedian. The single charted at #90 in the UK Singles Charts and got B-Listed on Radio 2. His second single Dreamers was less successful reaching #123 in the UK Singles Chart, it was also playlisted on Radio 2. Savoretti was then spotted by Corinne Bailey Rae and she invited Jack to perform with her on her European Tour. His album gained support on Radio 2, where it was declared Album of the Week. The album Between the Minds was released in March 2007, where it debuted at number 5 on the UK indie charts. animator and 3D director Saul Freed. and Dr Frankenstein (July 23, 2007). On 6 August 2007 he was made his Television Debut on GMTV where he performed Dr Frankenstein. Throughout February and March 2008, Jack embarked on a solo Mini-Tour of Caffe Nero bars in the UK.

After his Caffe Nero tour he re-released his debut album Between The Minds with a bounus disc with unplugged versions of some of his songs, 3 new songs as well as a live cover version Johnny Cash's Ring Of Fire on March 31, 2008. 4 days later on April 4, 2008 he made another television performance performing Gypsy Love on This Morning.

Jack recently joined Steve Booker (writer of Duffy’s ‘Mercy’) to write the A side to his current single ‘Gypsy Love’ which captures the sincerity of Jack’s song writing. Songs such as the AA side of his single ‘One Man Band’ are a testament to how he has spent the beginning of the year, and an expression of the ability showcase his voice impeccably without the support of a full band.

Two of his songs, featured in season 5 of the hit TV series One Tree Hill. Between The Minds was featured in the episodes "Cryin' Won't Help You Now" and No One's Aware featured in the episode "What Do You Go Home To?". No One's Aware will also feature in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 which was released in August in the US and was released in the UK in January 2009.His song, Chemical Courage, was featured on the A&E television series, The Cleaner.

Jack toured Europe with Gavin DeGraw after he approached Jack asking him to be his support act. To coincide with Jack supporting Gavin DeGraw, Jack's debut album "Between The Minds" was released on all European iTunes Stores.

Harder Than Easy (2009-present)

Jack's second album Harder Than Easy was due for release on 6 July 2009. The album release was postponed and is set to be released digitally in North America on September 15th. On 14 April a new song called 'Him & Her' was released through gigwise.com as a free download to launch the new album.

Jack wrote the track "One Day" specifically for american film Post Grad and a version of "One Day" is performed in the film by Zach Gilford's character. A "One Day" music video featuring Post Grad footage was released. The Film was released in the USA on August 21, 2009.
Source: wikipedia.org
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