This time, we get to know Roberta Scimè, born in Sicily, Southern Italy, Roberta lives near Lake Como. Her previous track, "Nothing left here" won a Silver ISSA AWARD as INTL FEMALE SINGLE OF THE YEAR 2022. Now she’s obtained a nomination at the Josie Music Awards in Nashville as World Artist of the Year and 14 nominations at the Fair Play Country Music Awards in Holland.
The track "For the Second Time" is featured in the New Artist Spotlight Family of Playlists.
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1. Tell us a little about where you are from and what you are currently doing.
I'm from Italy and I'm a singer-songwriter who also teaches music and plays for events and parties.
2. What inspired you to start playing and making music?
My love for music since a young age and my passion for writing songs: at the age of 9 I understood that music would be the most important thing in my life because I sang “Colors of the wind” from “Pocahontas” in front of my family. So I started to write my first songs in Italian at 10, while at 14 I started to play guitar. Then I began to write songs in English, to play as a solo act and in a band and to study singing technique. In 2017 I started to play my songs everywhere in Italy, participating in and organizing a lot of musical events.
𝟯. Who are your biggest influences?
Sofia Talvik, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, The Beatles, Sarah Jarosz, The Petersens, Avril Lavigne, Green Day
4. What are your goals in the music industry?
I wanna become a full-time musician and tour all over the world with my country pop music. I would also like to play at events that make people dance and smile.
5. Tell us about your creative process when you make new music.
I usually write the music and then the lyrics. Sometimes I write in Italian, sometimes in English. I get inspired by facts that happened in my life and also by some news that I hear on TV at times
6. What is your all-time favorite song?
Yesterday, because I love The Beatles and they made me love music more and more all my life
7. What is the best advice you have either given or received in terms of music?
Focus on your fanbase: try to resonate with your fans. It's all about them and their deepest needs, not you. Don't focus on vanity metrics that are not useful at all: know your fans and you'll be successful!
8. Proudest accomplishment?
I'll play my songs in America, in the USA, for the first time this summer, because I won a silver award for the Single of the year in 2022 at the ISSA AWARDS in Atlanta, GA. I hope to tour the US again in the future!
9. Just for fun! What's been your most embarrassing moment so far?
Forgetting the part I had to play on my guitar and stopping without knowing what to do when I was 14 and had just started out! I felt very embarrassed but never ever thought of quitting the guitar!
𝟭0. Tell us about your lowest and highest points in music so far.
My lowest points: not selling my songs or merch at the beginning, because I didn't know how to promote myself. My highest point: having won the silver award as International female single of the year with my song "Nothing left here" in 2022; having won the First Prize for the New Proposals with my song "A thousand wishes" in 2018; receiving compliments and reading from fans and customers that they feel big emotions while listening to my songs or after I have worked on their lyrics and created the song they wanted.
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