Jack Savoretti performing live at Dingwalls, Camden - May 2008
|Birth name||Jack Savoretti|
|Born||10 October 1983|
|Genres||Acoustic, Folk, Pop|
|Instruments||Guitar, Piano, Harmonica|
Jack Savoretti (born 10 October 1983) is an Italian English solo acoustic singer who began playing guitar at 16. He was brought up in London before moving to Lugano, a Swiss town near the Italian border. 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.
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."
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, who invited Savoretti 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, and it debuted at number 5 on the UK indie charts. animator and 3D director Saul Freed. and Dr Frankenstein (23 July 2007). On 6 August 2007 he was made his television debut on GMTV, where he performed "Dr Frankenstein". Throughout February and March 2008, Savoretti 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, three new songs, as well as a live cover version of Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire" on 31 March 2008. Four days later, on 4 April 2008, he made another television performance, performing "Gypsy Love" on This Morning.
Savoretti 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 Savoretti’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 episode "Cryin' Won't Help You Now", and "No One's Aware" was featured in the episode "What Do You Go Home To?" "No One's Aware" was also featured in the film 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. The track "Soldier's Eyes" from Between the Minds played over the closing credits of the second episode of the 5th Season of Sons Of Anarchy
Savoretti toured Europe with Gavin DeGraw after he approached Savoretti asking him to be his support act. To coincide with Savoretti supporting DeGraw, Savoretti's debut album, Between the Minds, was released on all European iTunes Stores.
Harder Than Easy (2009-2011)
Savoretti'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 in North America on 15 September. On 14 April a new song called "Him & Her" was released through gigwise.com as a free download to launch the new album.
Savoretti wrote the track "One Day" specifically for the 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 21 August 2009.
On 2 November 2010, Savoretti announced via Facebook that he was in London working on his third album. He has spent most of 2011 touring and working on his third album, debuting many new songs.
Before The Storm (2012 – present)
On 2 February Savoretti released the song "Hate & Love", featuring Sienna Miller, followed by the first single, "Knock Knock", on the 12th. On 3 May Savoretti released a third single called "Take Me Home" along with a music video. A competition was set for fans to cover this song and submit to the Facebook page in order to win the chance to tour with Savoretti. The third album, Before the Storm, was released on 4 June. With his band, The Dirty Romantics, they recorded at Kensaltown Studios and mastered the LP at Abbey Road Studios. The new album shows a new side to Savoretti, yet keeps the same poetic charm seen in previous albums. Starting his UK leg of the tour at The Borderline, Savoretti showcased the new material whilst also appearing to have something else up his sleeve with a song called "Crazy Town". In the Autumn of 2012, Jack co-wrote songs with Janet Devlin for her upcoming debut release.
|2008||The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2||"No One's Aware"|
|2009||Post Grad||"One Day"|
|2008||One Tree Hill||"No One's Aware"|
|One Tree Hill||"Between The Minds"|
|One Tree Hill||"Dreamers"|
|The Cleaner||"Chemical Courage"|
|2009||One Tree Hill||"Wonder"|
|Grey's Anatomy||"Songs From Different Times"|
|One Tree Hill||"Mother"|
|2010||Grey's Anatomy||"Breaking News"|
|2011||Grey's Anatomy||"Harder Than Easy"|
|Greek||"Ring of Fire"|
|2012||The Vampire Diaries||"Hate and Love"|
|One Tree Hill||"Changes"|
|Sons of Anarchy||"Soldier's Eyes"|
|The Xtra Factor||"Lifetime"|
|"Take Me Home"|
|"For The Last Time"|
|Freshly Squeezed||"Breaking The Rules"|
|Sunday Brunch||"Breaking The Rules"|
|2007||Top of the pops 2||"Dreamers"|
|2008||This Morning||"Gypsy Love"|
|MDA Telethon||"Dr Frankenstein"|
|2012||Got To Dance||"Knock Knock"|
|Morgan Spurlock's New Britannia||"Knock Knock"|
|2013||BBC Breakfast||"Not Worthy"|
|MOTD Kickabout||"Not Worthy"|
|Sunday Brunch||"Not Worthy"|
- Colin Polonowski. "CD Times - Jack Savoretti - Between the Minds in March". Retrieved 17 December 2008.
- Rickard Holmgren. "Interview with Jack Savoretti". Retrieved 9 July 2009.
- "Singer-songwriters: One vision". Copyright 2009 Independent News and Media Limited (London). 31 January 2007. Retrieved 9 July 2009.
- Duane Wells. "‘Between The Minds’ of Jack Savoretti". Retrieved 26 December 2008.
- Louise McCudden. "Jack Savorett: Harder Than Easy". Retrieved 11 October 2009.
- Colin Polonowski. "CD Times - Jack Savoretti - Between The Minds and tour in May". Retrieved 29 December 2008.
- "CD Times - Jack Savoretti - UK tour in May". Retrieved 26 December 2008.
- Gigwise. "Exclusive: Jack Savoretti Video Blog And Download". Retrieved 16 April 2009.
- "Post Grad Sounds". Retrieved 21 July 2009.
- "Post Grad (2009) - Release Dates". Retrieved 21 July 2009.
- Jack Savoretti. "Facebook – Jack Savoretti". Retrieved 3 November 2010.
- "Jack Savoretti - Jack Savoretti Announces New Album 'Before The Storm' 28Th May 2012". Retrieved 6 June 2012.
- "FROM SIENNA MILLER TO BOB DYLAN: A CONVERSATION WITH JACK SAVORETTI". Retrieved 6 June 2012.
- http://www.de-angelisrecords.com, the current Label
- http://www.de-angelispublishing.com, Savoretti's publishers
- jacksavoretti.com, the official Jack Savoretti website
- Jack Savoretti, the official Jack Savoretti MySpace page
- Jack Savoretti forum, the Jack Savoretti forum
- Jack Savoretti at the Internet Movie Database