I met Luca in a tiny apartment somewhere in Brooklyn at a self-proclaimed acoustic show back in May.
It was literally just people with guitars singing in the living room on this street that reminded me a lot of Philly, but it was definitely Brooklyn. It was raining when we met, and almost 9PM. I had to drive back home to Jersey that night.
I was excited to be there, though. I only knew Nick & Seth (from Semiotics) were there, so I took a chance and went even though I didn't know a single person. Anyway, I met Luca and a few other people - we started talking about The Hook and the difference between blogs, and musicians who spend the little money they make hiring publicists and the like.
I didn't know Luca was going to be playing. He looked like an artist, of course - but, I try not to make assumptions. That was until Luca got up to play and absolutely blew me away with his talent and voice and overall presence.
Luca Di Fabio was born in a small village in Italy, discovering his passion for music at a young age - just 8 years old when he started playing piano. Luca told me that he spent few years studying classical music, until the age of 14 when he fell in love with rock music. He say it was then that he "decided to grab a guitar and learn how to play it." Thank goodness for that.
At 16 Luca began taking lessons from a jazz guitarist, and he says "there was something very fascinating about jazz music that made me eager to learn as much as possible about it, so I dove right into it."
Luca then decided to move to London to pursue his dream of living in the country that gave birth to his absolute hero: Freddie Mercury. In London he spent a bunch of time gigging and building a fan base. He even entered a busking competition called “Gigs Big Busk” that saw over a thousand of aspiring buskers competing for a busking license and he was picked as one of the 6 finalists!
Luca recently decided to leave the UK to move in New York City, where he's pursuing his musical education at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary music - and now Luca is headed around the globe, currently in Japan playing music!
But, as I was saying earlier about Luca absolutely killing it - he recently released his debut album entitled The Liberty to Philosophise back in May, which is available for sale and streaming in all the major digital platforms which we'll have for you below!
Anyway, definitely check out Luca Di Fabio, who's voice absolutely melts this stone cold heart. You're missing out if you don't!
And as always, check out the links below for more!
Luca Di Fabio: Facebook // Twitter // Soundcloud
The Liberty To Philosophise: iTunes // Bandcamp // Spotify