Sebastiano Serafini

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Sebastiano Serafini
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Born (1994-02-14) February 14, 1994 (age 23)
Milan, Italy
Other names Seba
Occupation Singer, songwriter, keyboardist, model, actor
Website www.sebastianoserafini.com
Modeling information
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Hair color Brown
Eye color Dark brown

Sebastiano Serafini is an Italian singer, songwriter, actor, model working in different countries including Hong Kong, Japan, Italy and Germany, as well as Thailand - where he made an appearance as the final MC at the 2013 You2Play Awards.[1][2][3][4][5] He played a recurring role as otaku Luca in the Japanese TV drama series Nihonjin no Shiranai Nihongo,[6] and was in the drama Pompei as the son of Girolamo Panzetta.[7] He started modeling at the age of 15.[8][9] He is the co-founder of Unlisted Community and the author of several digital manga, including "UNSUBSCRIBERS" and "YTHS" [10][11]

Music[edit]

In 2017, Serafini released the music video for his song "Trust the light" on January 1 and his 15th single "Tornado" on February 23.

In November 2016, he released his album "Aeon".[12]

In September 2016, Serafini released three music videos: "Higher" (English version), "Higher" (Japanese version) (the costumes for which were designed by Bunka Fashion College students), and "Time for a Better World" (a collaboration with Deadpool in which he wore the original costume that was used in the film). Earlier in July, he released "Fighting Demons" as a collaboration with Dominic Pierson.[13]

In 2016, he released the single "Avalon" on January 27, "Escape to Infinity" in March, and "Higher" in April. All three music videos were shot in Italy.[14] Later, in May, he released "Eclipse", followed by "Time for a Better World" in July. The songs provide the soundtrack to Italian anime White.[15][16] In March 2015, he released the single "Inori", featuring German violinist Max Reimer.[17][18] Two music videos for the song were produced; the original of which was filmed on the beach in Naples,[17] followed by a historical Japanese-themed version filmed at Toei Kyoto Studio Park.[19] It was followed by "I Bleed".[20][21] From later in the year, his single 'Don't Say" features actress Linah Matsuoka[22]) in the video. In October, three singles were released: "Akane" (the video for which was granted rights for the first time ever to film inside of Buonconsiglio Castle),[23][24][25][26] "Tsubasa",[27] and a new mix of "When the Night Kills the Day".[28][29] In 2014, he released "Never Walk Alone", with music video styled by fashion director Misha Janette.[30][31][32][33][34][35][36] .[37][38]

In 2014, Serafini recorded his first solo album in Germany. He described the sound as pop music combined with a mix of dubstep and hardcore elements. The music video for his solo debut single "Fallen" (released on November 7, 2014 and hitting the #1 spot on the iTunes pop German chart on its first day of pre-order[39]) features cameo appearances by Japanese artists including Aoi from the band Shazna, Yukimi (former member of Unite), shironuri artist minori and hyperrealistic body painter Hikaru Cho.[40][41][42][43] A remix of "Fallen" was released on November 21.[44][45][46][47] Fallen is set to be used as the theme song to TV series Columns.[48]

Earlier in 2014, Serafini (as "Seba") joined Japanese visual/Vocaloid band Ecthelion as a manipulator.[49][50][51] This line-up debuted at the band's first anniversary one-man show at Takadanobaba AREA on March 25, 2013.[49][50][51]

Seba had also teamed up with Yu Phoenix of Cinema Bizarre to create a band called Monochrome Hearts, which seems to have since dissolved.[51] Their first single, "Your Knight" was released on Amazon and iTunes in January 2013. Their second single, "When the Night Kills the Day" was released on Amazon and iTunes on July 13, 2013.

Seba was also a member of Italian visual rock band DNR (Dreams Not Reality) playing keyboard and performing vocals. During his time in the band, DNR opened up for Versailles on June 4, 2011 in Salerno,[7][52][53][54] and he played at the 2011 V-Rock Festival held at Saitama Super Arena.[54][55][56][57][58][59][60] They also performed as part of the lineup for V-Love Live International, which took place two days later on October 25.[61][62] With Seba's lineup, DNR was the first non-Japanese band to perform at the Stylish Wave event at Akasaka BLITZ.[63][64]

Music Videos[edit]

  • Your Knight (2017)
  • Tornado (2017)
  • Trust the light (2017)
  • Higher (2016)
  • Fighting Demons (2016)[65]
  • Time for a Better World (2016) [15]
  • Eclipse (2016) [15][16]
  • Escape to Infinity (2016) [14]
  • Avalon (2016) feat. Matthew P. Perry [14][66]
  • When the Night Kills the Day (2015)[67]
  • Tsubasa (2015)
  • Akane (2015) [26]
  • Don't Say (2015) [68]
  • I Bleed (2015)
  • Inori (2015) [17][19]
  • Never Walk Alone (2014)[69]
  • Fallen (2014)

Modeling[edit]

He has modeled for brands and fashion lines including h.Naoto, Sixh., Lip Service,[70] Gstar, Stand Up!! The Fragile, Toni & Guy, Paul Smith,[71] Jury Black,[72][73][74] Blablahospital, tenuto by kawano,[75] and True Religion.[76] In the spring of 2013, he was chosen as the face of a campaign for Gintoki Accessory Stores.[77]

Design[edit]

Serafini, who was present in Tokyo during the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and lost a friend in the resulting tsunami,[71] co-founded Hope, a T-shirt fundraising project for Japanese earthquake and tsunami relief, with fashion company Like Atmosphere. According to Serafini, there is also a Hope Jewelry Project, a collaboration with Soho Hearts.[7][78] Upon leaving Japan, he spent a week in Los Angeles hosting relief fundraisers alongside journalist and fashion blogger La Carmina, with whom he also contributed to LA Weekly.[71][79]

Later in 2011, he designed a ring in collaboration with Strange Freak Designs, which was featured in Accestyle.[80]

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