Fausto Fabbri, 24 years old born in Florence, where he studied Literature.
Now he’s living in Glasgow, where he’s following his father’s footsteps and tries his luck into the music industry.
So, tell me something about your history with music. When did you start playing the guitar?
I grew up surrounded by music, mainly English and American. My father is a professional musician and guitarist and introduced me to the great rock bands of the sixties and seventies. I started playing the guitar when I was twelve. I am mostly a taught guitarist even if I have always listened to my dad trying to catch all his rets”, and I still do that.
Having him always around playing at home is the best teacher I could ask for.
In my previous bands I used to play only the lead guitar, then I realised that my songs were made for my voice so, I decided to start my solo project as singer/artist.
Did you always want to be a musician or, initially, you chose different ways?
When I was young I wanted to become a great soccer player, like almost all the young lads: I have played football at a competitive level for twelve years.
Then I found out that trough music I could express parts of me that I couldn’t express in any other way. I often feel like this is an advantage and a weakness at the same time: in this sense, you are addicted to music and writing songs become a necessity, sometimes it seems the only way to communicate with the others.
Why did you choose to move to Glasgow? Do you feel a particular bond with this city or did it happen by chance?
My music background belongs to the UK, so I have always dreamed about playing my c here. I have always sung in English and, naturally, there is a strong connection between my music and this environment: this is the place to be.
I started singing my songs in London, then I moved to Scotland to proceed my music career and to continue my studies. After a couple of months playing in Edinburgh, I choose to live in Glasgow.
Here the music scene is dynamic and, even compared to other bigger cities, there are a lot of different gigs, venues, music styles.
I was also fascinated by the fact that many famous artists, such as Mark Knopfler, Bruce, AC/DC, Donovan, Al Stewart, Jim Diamond, Franz Ferdinand, Paolo Nutini come from Glasgow. I think it is not a coincidence.
For me playing here is a pleasure because people can understand what I “say” and I “play”…