Strummin’ 2012 singer: Gianni Selvaggi

Taking a break in between endless hours of rehearsals, Gianni Selvaggi met up with us at to talk about his tastes in music, his future singing career as we draw closer to the concert. Gianni will be paying tribute to Kurt Cobain during Strummin’ Tribute to the Greats on the 14 and 15 September.

Gianni Selvaggi “Nino”

Age: 21

Occupation: University Student

How did you get to know about Strummin’?

Friends who have been involved for a very long time as well as some who have only just joined the Strummin’ Family.


When did you first participate in Strummin’?

This is my first year.


What would you tell people who are interested in taking part in Strummin’ next year?

It is an experience that I’m really excited to be part of. A group of talented and fun-loving people that are very welcoming.


When did you first start singing?

When I was 9, in my Primary School choir. I started taking it more seriously as I turned 16/17.


Which band/artist/concert/festival would you most want to watch live?

Bands: Linkin Park, Foo Fighters

Other artists: Michael Bublé, City and Colour (Dallas Green), John Mayer

Festivals: Rock Werchter, Reading Festival, T in the Park


Is there a local artist or band you look up to?

Yes, quite a few! Airport Impressions, Red Electrick and Three Stops to China, but my favourite semi-local band has moved to the UK –  Canvas Wall.


Are you involved in any other music-related projects?

Solo work mostly but I also collaborate with bands, DJs and other musicians. I am currently preparing for 2 other charity concerts: The Claire Baluci Concert (in aid of the Malta Community Chest Fund) which is a week after Strummin’ [22nd September]; and Voices concerts in aid of multiple foundations, which will be held between the 3rd-7th and 10th-14th of October.


All-time favourite artist/band?

Too many favourite bands… but I think my all-time favourite is The Beatles and one of my favourite songs will be played in the Strummin’ concert this year! This is also one of my favourites:


Current favourite song?

Passion Pit – Take a Walk


Current most-disliked song:

Nicki Minaj – Stupid Hoe.


2 thoughts on “Strummin’ 2012 singer: Gianni Selvaggi

  1. Still looking forward to hearing your material Gianni and i wish you all the best mate! It’s inspiring to know we’re in your thoughts and although we’re over the pond, we feel the love. Good luck with the gig 😉 Craig, Canvas Wall


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