Woman came about because, one sunny afternoon in Bermuda, it suddenly hit me. I saw what women do for us. Not just what my Yoko does for me, although I was thinking in those personal terms. Any truth is universal. If we’d made our album in the third person and called it Freda and Ada or Tommy and had dressed up in clown suits with lipstick and created characters other than us, maybe a Ziggy Stardust, would it be more acceptable? It’s not our style of art; our life is our art… Anyway, in Bermuda, what suddenly dawned on me was everything I was taking for granted. Women really are the other half of the sky, as I whisper at the beginning of the song. And it just sort of hit me like a flood, and it came out like that. The song reminds me of a Beatles track, but I wasn’t trying to make it sound like that. I did it as I did Girl many years ago. So this is the grown-up version of Girl.
-John Lennon, 1980
Where are you writing this: London
Each soul is hand picked – to potentially inspire others to move in ways that imprint on the hearts of those around them. It’s all the little things inside of a song that speak to you and sweet Francesca Tamellini has a gift to share with the world.
Home is where your story begins, please tell us a little about yours…
My childhood was split between Italy and Scotland, so in my case I very much have two places I call home. The first is a lazy village, scattered with vineyards and olive trees in northern Italy where most of my family still live, and the other, the one where I spent most of my later childhood, is a beautiful Scottish town surrounded by icy beaches, famous for golf and K.T. Tunstall.
How did music find you…
From a young age I was pushed into music. I use the word pushed because it was indeed my family who encouraged me to pursue a musical education as they knew it was important for me to develop a skill, and having seen how dreadful I was at team sports or other forms of hobbies, they decided the music would be the least painful route for me to take. I used to curse my mother for making me practice, but now, as I’m sure is the same with many people, I thank her from the bottom of my heart.
What is the song writing process like for you…
I either write a song in a day or I don’t write one at all. I can’t plan them and I can’t think about it too much. All my songs have been born in a matter of hours, on uneventful days, where I just lose myself at my piano.
“We let his voice swallow us into a new dimension.”
A rare mix of John Legend and Paolo Nutini rested easy in the arms of
our favorite sold out venue, The Commodore.
Intrinsic and ambient.
Matt Corby is a taste of the past, refreshing thirsty hearts of today.
Corby’s passion delivers a performance that purifies the soul.
Standing in a comfortable presence of his own [not just because he was
in his socks] thoughts slowly crept, ‘what is it that makes Matt’s
style run deep, stand apart, and where does this come from?’
I realize, roots run deep, Australia is true to their homeland and use
of instrumental tonality was the key that set this music apart from
A man of few words, his set spoke for itself as the music simply flowed from
song to song.
Do You No Harm
Oh Oh Oh