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Artist of the Week – Gabriella Massa

May 23, 2011 by · No comments

Interview by Dessislava Berndt with the song writer and singer Gabriella Massa

Gabriella Massa, Photo: Jere-Me

Gabriella, what does music mean to you?

To me music is like the air. Without air you can’t breathe, you can’t live. Throughout the day it is my companion. When I get up in the morning the first thing I do is turning the radio on.

I find it strange when people don’t like to hear music during the day. But….everyone has its own ritual. Perhaps people will find it strange if I have a day off, a day when I almost don’t talk.

Gabriella Massa, Photo: Jere-Me

How did you get into music?

When I was 8 years old, I started to sing. Since then I am always on stage, experiencing great feelings, meeting very interesting people and travelling a lot around the world. Today I keep singing and…I love it.

What are your other passions?

I love to travel, see other countries and get to know new people.

Gabriella Massa, Photo: Jere-Me

What’s your life philosophy?

If you treat people well, you will be treated well. And keep your enemies close…

Who or what affects your personality and your music?

There is nobody at this moment who affects my personality, because I am who I am 😉 But I must admit that when you get older, every day you meet new people on your way (whether good or bad), that affects a bit your person.

Why did you decide to participate in X-Faktor?

The reason why I decided to participate in X-Factor, is because nowadays it is almost the only way to get in the global musical picture, and I was ready to go and get on that boat. If you had asked me a year ago, probably I would have said “no”. But….there are so many shows and last year I saw many friends who had tried it. Then there came that moment that I said to myself: Why not give it a try?

Which was the most surprising experience for you working with different musicians?

The most surprising experience for me was to find out that everyone is unique, and that you can learn so much, each day, from everybody.

Could you tell us please something about your current and future projects?

At this moment I am the backing vocalist of Jennifer Rush and I am working on my own songs.

Gabriella Massa, Jennifer Rush, Photo: Jere-Me

What are you dreaming about?

At the moment? Nothing (lol). To remain healthy and to make people happy with my music and my voice. And of course…. to have “sold-out” concerts.

What’s your daily routine?

Get up early, have a work-out and then I try to be at 07:30 at work, because in my daily work I am an office manager. During the week and weekends I have to work and perform. Therefore my biorhythm isn’t like a normal person’s.

What is the greatest satisfaction for you as an artist and your biggest challenge?

The greatest satisfaction as an artist is to see how you affect people with your voice, just being who you are. My biggest challenge is that I will be “heard” by the audience with my own music. Nowаdays it is so difficult to get through with your own music!

What is the most important thing people should know about you?

That what you see is what you get, and that I am not fake, sorry!

Gabriella Massa is an Italian songwriter and performer living in the Netherlands.

At the moment she is working with Jennifer Rush and Alessandro Safina.

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