Tell us everything will need to know about you.
I am simple, I am complex.
I have a good heart and a sophisticated mind.
I sing for people but in my bedroom, I sing for you. I sing for myself, every day.
I love music, I love art.
Life is beautiful.
The greatest single contribution to the shaping of the artist that this Italian-born and raised singer is today came from his father Domenico. From the time Marco was just a little schoolboy, his father, an unshakable music lover with a singular passion for American and British rock, pop, and folk, inspired him to follow his own path and become curious and explore the roots of American music, such as blues, gospel, and country.
He started playing guitar at the age of 11 and his curiosity soon turned into such a feverish passion, he swore to himself that he would grow up to be a musician. He started playing guitar professionally at the age of 12. He finished his obligatory schooling at the insistence of his mother Silvia and then immediately enrolled in the Saint Louis College Of Music in Rome. For him, this opened the flood gates to other instruments, singing, and composition. Fundamentally unhappy with the local scene and the musical possibilities that Italy could offer him, he decided to break out of the peninsula. With a knapsack and his guitar on his shoulder, he began leading a life of travel, learning languages, playing, writing, and producing music without any national boundaries.
First, he moved to the Netherlands with his rock band and soon embarked upon a solo career, taking up the lead on singing as well, and moved to Paris, France.
Later, he established himself in London, the European capital of pop, rock, and soul, where he unceasingly continues down his own path as a composer, performer, and singer.
Iggy Pop stumbled upon one of his YouTube videos and publicly declared that he is destined to be a star.
Iggy Pop talking about MARCO CINELLI:
State your favorite genre of music and your reason.
My favorite style of music is pop because it’s always been the current most acclaimed sonority for a wider audience.
Tell us your experience as a musician.
I started as a musician and I think this side of my education will be always a big part of my life.
Tell us the theme of your song.
The song talks about devotion for somebody in a way that is almost like veneration.
Name the people behind your success and thank them on this platform.
I can never thank enough my mother Silvia and my father Mimmo enough for all the support they gave me and still giving every day.
Tell us about your future goals.
I want to be an inspiring artist for the new generations. I want to increase my audience to spread a wider message.
Go into detail about your opinion on religion and politics.
I believe in God and I pray. About politics, I think the problem nowadays is the lack of education from both the mass and the political circle. Feels like morals and virtues are a bit low in every country I’ve heard of their politics…
Elaborate on how you think your music is inspiring your fans.
I think the sound is quite catchy even if not always necessarily innovative. It’s got elements of my musical roots and something that I think it’s pretty new.
I think a good song must have a good message so I really focus on the lyrics. The combination of lyrics with nice sound to it would be a winning team.
Explain the changes you have observed so far in the music industry.
For all the changes I’ve seen in the music industry it seems to me that one thing has not changed: the massive need of consuming music in the whole world. And that should be the very good thing about it.
State the artists you cherish most and your reason.
I love Paolo Nutini, for his voice and his style.
Bruno Mars for his skills and his sound.
Justin Bieber for the incredible pop production.
Give us the links to your social network and stores.
Elaborate on how you develop your lyrics.
It mostly stems from an experience or it may be a nice idea I have all of a sudden. Sometimes I take notes of what I hear from people, some words, a stance… then I rush home and develop it right away.
Tell us if you enjoy collaborating with other artists or just singing as a solo artist.
I love collaborations, both in the songwriting and the performing process. Guys, aren’t duets the absolute best? 🙂
Brief us your opinion on making music that makes people dance or making the kind of music with a genuine message that inspires them.
Imagine a foot-stomping track with an incredible deep message…
Tell us what you know about copyright.
Since copyright exists the rock and roll life exists too.
Discuss the impact of a Performing Rights Organization.
Definitely good since there are people getting money from what they have written. Speculation is not good, but that’s another story.
Elaborate on how you develop your melody and instrumentation.
I have a musical education so I freak out about chord progression and all those notes intervals. It’s rather a nerd thing. Then I need to detach myself from what I have written and get back to it in order to see if it’s good also from a non-nerd ear.
Go into detail on the recording process of this song.
I produced the instrumentation in London, in my home studio, then I went to Paris to sing the definitive vocal part (I know a good vocal engineer over there), and then I went to Berlin to ultimate some things of the mix. That’s what I call an international production, right?
Discuss your music performance.
I used to play with a big band of 5-6 pieces. Now I reduced everything to 3 people. More work to do, but also more fun. Visually it’s better because we swap instruments in between songs, and we can play in small bars too!!!
Tell us how you will rate yourself as an artist.
9 from 1 to 10. I keep the last step out to get better for the next single, and maybe someone else will give me a 10 one day.