– Luca Capizzi was born in Liestal, Basel-Landschaft (Switzerland) on December 7 1989. His father Lorenzo is of Italian descent while his mother...Read Biography
Luca Capizzi was born in Liestal, Basel-Landschaft (Switzerland) on December 7 1989. His father Lorenzo is of Italian descent while his mother Susanna is Spanish. Luca has an older brother called Christian.
From being a child Luca has always shown an interest in music. Even at the age of three in his grandmother’s house he was humming the tune of “Brutta”, the song Alessandro Canino performed at the Festival of Sanremo in 1992.
Music has always played a very important role In Luca's life, from his childhood right through to the present day.
So much so that he used to pretend to be a singer in his bedroom, stealing microphones from his father, then standing in front of the mirror and singing the songs of his favourite singers.
Luca's adolescent dream was to perform on stage and to communicate his great love for music to an audience. So, at the early age of twelve Luca took part in a musical talent competition called “LA CORRIDA” held in his town, where he sang Laura Pausini’s song “Le cose che vivi” winning second place.
The following year he decided to enter the competition again and won third place, once again singing a rendition of Laura Pausini’s “Una storia che vale”. Over the following months Luca sang at several parties and weddings acquiring a taste for singing on stage. After an interval of a few years, also due to his voice change, at the age of 16, Luca started singing again and took part in the “Voice of Basel” competition.
Here Luca sang Max Pezzali’s song “Come mai” but was not satisfied with his performance or his voice and decided to abandon music or at least to stop performing in public. After this experience, Luca decided to take the bull by the horns and attend private singing lessons. But he gave up immediately, finding them far too technical. Luca believes that the only way a song can really move an audience is for the music and voice to come directly from the heart. So he opted to learn music from his favourite artists, such as: Laura Pausini, Eros Ramazzotti, Nek, Giorgia, Elisa, Tiziano Ferro and many more.
The years passed, he became of age and he missed the stage, but he lacked the courage to return to performing in public, mostly due to stage fright. He preferred singing in his room and eventually gave up his dream completely.
In 2011 Luca was in Amsterdam (Holland) and quite by chance found himself working as an extra on the set of Laura Pausini’s “Benvenuto” videoclip, directed by Gaetano Morbioli.
This experience helped him understand what he really wanted to do in life: to be a singer. From that moment onwards his fears and doubts melted away, and he found the strength and the courage to dedicate time to his much loved passion.
Shortly afterwards, Luca entered a recording studio for the first time and decided to record a cover of the great Lucio Battisti’s “E penso a te”. The song was much appreciated by friends, acquaintances and the social network, so much so that he felt confident enough to make a serious commitment to music.
In 2013 he went to live in Madrid for a short period to study Spanish so that he could sing in that language and perhaps even write songs in Spanish. Luca has a particular admiration for David Bisbal and Alejandro Sanz.
So here we are in 2015 with a new chapter and a new challenge. The ideas and words have materialised and Luca is more enthusiastic than he has ever been to develop a project solely dedicated to his own music for the first time. In fact, the song “LA MIA CANZONE” was written entirely by him. Today Luca is twenty-five years old, and, more than ever before, feels the need to prove himself, to take risks, and to see where his music will lead him. Singing today, in 2015, is indeed an enterprise with record companies in difficulty and lots of strong competition. But he does not mind, he will do his best and hope for a future full of music!