JACK SAVORETTI- Biography
There is a long list of critical and popular reviews from Jack Savoretti’s ever-growing fan base. Compared to outstanding performers and songwriters from Bob Dylan to Ben Harper and even Neil Diamond, at 23, only 9 years after picking up a guitar for the first time, his poetic musical storytelling and distinctive husky voice ensure that he will take his place alongside these outstanding artists.
Between the Minds (De Angelis Records), Savoretti’s debut CD, was released in the UK to recognition including Album of the Week by BBC Radio 2 listeners (he received an unprecedented level of play), Artist of the Month, and reached #5 on the indie chart and #7 on the Amazon chart. The CD was awarded 4 stars by Q Magazine, selected for Inside Track on VH1, reached #2 on Mojo’s playlist, and the new artist made his worldwide television debut on GMTV in London. Jack was spotted by Corinne Bailey Rae who invited him to perform with her on her European tour. Chris Martin asked him to perform at a London event celebrating Martin Guitars and Jack recently supported Christopher Cross in London. At SXSW he performed for the Songwriters Series season opener and was described as “Bruce Springsteen meets Cat Stevens.” He has since showcased his talents at the Del Sonno Music Festival in Tuscany and at Midem on the Best of British stage. Not bad for his first year and first CD! The popularity of the CD led to a re-release with a bonus CD including several acoustic tracks and a cover of Johnny Cash’s Ring of Fire.
Almost immediately, Jack came to the attention of music supervisors in America and his songs are featured in television and film. The singles Between the Minds and No One’s Aware were selected for episodes of the hit series One Tree Hill. No One’s Aware is also featured in the much anticipated Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2.
Jack Savoretti’s talent was obvious since he was a teenager, from which time he constantly wrote poetry to “go somewhere else in (his) head.” It wasn’t until he was 16 that his mother introduced him to a guitar, and they’ve been together ever since. He already had musical expertise on the piano and played the harmonica. His talent, combined with exotic good looks inherited from his Italian father and English mother (a ‘60s model), create a lasting impression.
He spent much of his youth traveling throughout Europe with his family, living in England and Italy, eventually finishing his education at an international school in Switzerland, all of which contributed to his worldliness, maturity and intelligence, which explains the depths of
his stories and lyrics – and soul. His consciousness far exceeds his age. Although reasonably shy, Jack takes command of the stage from the moment he enters and the audience becomes mesmerized by his fluent guitar playing and expressive, raw yet alluring vocals.
And to think that no one would be exposed to his music if his hairdresser hadn’t learned, through casual conversation, that he was a singer/songwriter. Natalie Imbruglia’s then manager was also a client, and she asked if she could pass along a CD. He was immediately invited to her office and signed to De Angelis Records. The rest speaks for itself. Now that he has taken the UK by storm, he is coming to America and making his U.S. television debut on the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon.
In addition to touring, writing and recording, he is also currently involved in Soldier’s Eyes, a project that took on the name of a song written and performed by Jack Savoretti. His will be the first track released from a new album of songs contributed by various artists in support of promoting greater understanding and harmony between communities in conflict, from Israel and Palestine to Afghanistan. An excerpt from the song tells the story, as Jack always does:
I’ve seen inside the devil’s dreams where young men die
and graveyards open up their arms for mothers left to cry, I have seen the bleeding and I hate what we’ve done but just like every other fool I’ll keep marching on.