MuzicNotez: First off, it’s an honor to be doing this interview with you, thanks for taking the time to sit down with us.
What motivated you to start creating music? What age did you begin?
Raffaella Piccirillo: Oh thanks to you too … the pleasure is mine.
Since childhood I had a strong interest and aptitude for art activities, choosing as a didactic tool the drums and then I’ve chosen my voice as principal instrument, the modern singing. My passion begins with the study of the interpretation of famous songs and then becomes the need to create something mine only with original songs.
MuzicNotez: Who were your musical influences, idols, or bands growing up that have helped mold you into the musician you are today? Or helped mold the music that you create?
Raffaella: All music genres are welcome … Rock, Pop, Jazz, Blues, Soul etc. I like power voices as Carrie Underwood, Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, Tina Turner, Aida Cooper and many more but for songwriting I prefer lyrics in the style of Nico Chelsea, Dolores O’Riordan, Jim Morrison.
MuzicNotez: What’s the ultimate goal you want your music to achieve, or for you to achieve in your career as a musician? Any particular message you wish to send?
Raffaella: I’d like to collaborate with my idols in the music scene … for now I’m happy the same to collaborate with many independent artists from all over the world. Step by step, one day… maybe.
MuzicNotez: What’s the greatest concert you’ve ever been to or performed?
Raffaella: Oh this is one of my great dreams also… unfortunately there is not much space for independent artists for concerts, event etc.
MuzicNotez: How does your experience as an actress help your stage presence?
Raffaella: It’s a very great help for my music, especially when I need to interpret my original songs. I’ve made several experiences in Musical also … dancing, singing and acting have a thin but very important connecting line.
MuzicNotez: You’ve received multiple awards, how does it feel to have your work validated like that?
Raffaella: Is a very beautiful confirmation for my very hard work, an incentive to continue growing in the music and don’t change my way.
MuzicNotez: Which of your releases means the most to you?
Raffaella: My EP “Fragments of my dream” was the first and to win the Akademia Music Award in the section best EP Pop-Rock was great. From here it started all, collaborations with many other independent artists, creations of other original songs, to plan my radio broadcast on web-radio Radio Italia DJ … This my first release has given me the opportunity for sharing my different skills in computer music composer, editing music-photo-video… and creating for me new interesting opportunities in the music scene.
MuzicNotez: What else are you working on? What can we expect to see and hear from you in the future?
Raffaella: Now I’m arranging and re-recording old and new songs in acoustic version … I hope soon in a new release for all my listeners and followers! Stay tuned!
MuzicNotez: Anything else you wish to say about yourself or your music? Any message for your fans?
Raffaella: I invite you all to follow me on my official website and on major music platforms, if you like my style contact me please and support me.