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GIUSEPPE BRAI Singer-SongwriterMY LONG BIO 2017
Music is the dream of my life. I’m an independent artist who supports all the costs of recording, producing and distributing my own music. I work in the production department of a renowned company that produces organic food. I started playing acoustic guitar at the age of 15.
My musical and cultural background in general, have always covered the Anglo-Saxon world and in particular the culture and music of the United States and Great Britain. I have a profound knowledge of English and American literature and have always been fond of Celtic music, country and folk. My myths from a very young age were Woodie Guthrie, Jim Croce and Bob Dylan, the singers of the vast prairies of North America. Other artists who have strongly influenced my music world are John Denver, Neil Young, Johnny Cash, and all of West Coast’s Artists like Crosby Still Nash and Young, Eagles and America.
After obtaining an accountant diploma I was called to work in my family’s company. This made my teenage art project even more complicated. At the age of 25 I stopped playing and I devoted myself entirely to the business that absorbed all my energy.
With time I started playing again with no great ambition, but as my passion had never faded in 2007 I took my Takamine F25 and started playing again, after so many years and so much rust, it was not easy but from that moment on I never stopped. Writing has always been something I have never abandoned, I have always written about everything, articles for local newspapers, reviews for magazines specializing in my business, poetry and short novels.
Over the years, I have embarked on a journey of inner rediscovery and meditation that has led me to a deep awareness of myself and my potential, and from that moment on, my dream was reborn. A few years ago I met a person who changed my life, it was a dejavu that set my feelings free.
For Elena I wrote my first song followed by many others dedicated to her. All those who have listened to them have appreciated innovative melodies, vibrant lyrics, and the intense emotions they arouse. This awareness gave me more confidence and encouraged me to continue. So I started seeing artists and musicians, going to recording companies hoping to get somehow noticed in the Italian musical artistic arens. I have been trying to emerge as a songwriter for 5 years, but despite the hard work I have not come to anything concrete.
I have always loved studying, especially scientific subjects and languages. I am fortunate enough to know English correctly, and this has allowed me to write and record songs in English too. I am pleased to know that the Gotha of Italian music listened to my pieces but despite that I had to change my commercial strategy. In January 2017 I decided to address the Anglo-Saxon market by pointing to all the English-speaking countries: United States, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, South Africa etc.
I’ve implemented my Facebook and Twitter accounts; with Twitter in particular, I had an exponential growth from a few dozen followers to the current 20,000. This growth has allowed me to know people in the field, especially those interested in my music. The American music world is not comparable to ours. In particular, fans believe in emerging artists who are supported and promoted in every way. Thanks to these people, who I consider to be true long distance friends, I have managed to make myself known in private environments where I have found great consensus.
Another idea was to join ReverbNation, the world’s largest emerging artists platform that offered me all the tools to get more visibility and be contacted by top-level artists and record labels. In February 2017 my first single “Sparkling Dreams” was released, which was broadcast by some major American radio websites such as Lonely Oak Radio and C.Y.D. Radio.
On August 13, 2017, the song “ELENA on CDBaby featured on 150 Digital Distributors in 200 countries around the world, a song I am expecting much from.” ELENA “is a cool, danceable song where besides sexy and captivating lyrics they are very interesting sounds and a very high level arrangement. The official video has also been released on YouTube and a radio campaign will start in the United States, Canada and the UK. Another single is expected to be released by the end of the year and a full EP or full album by spring 2018. Today Elena, my partner in life, is also my collaborator in writing the lyrics and is back vocalist in the songs we write, great added value to the beauty of our relationship.