Olivia Sebastianelli (born Olivia-Fay Sebastianelli) is a half British,half Italian singer-songwriter,born and raised in Croydon, South London. Olivia’s love of music has been with her since birth! Being driven around Croydon in her dad’s old Alfa Romeo’s was a bumpy ride with no such luxury as a radio let alone a CD player. The entertainment for every journey was the fullest range of music you can imagine, sang by the Sebastianelli sisters and their dad! It really is a diverse range of music that Olivia admires and enjoys. Olivia got her first guitar when she had just turned 13. It was a bright pink Korean guitar by a relatively small brand named Shine. She recalls the day she bought it; “I went to a little shop in West Croydon with my dad. I remember being really embarrassed to try out the guitars because, espite being really enthusiastic, I had not yet had any lessons. I tried what felt like hundreds of top end guitars but found nothing I liked. As we were leaving I tripped over a lead in my usual clumsy fashion and as I got up I noticed this dusty old guitar. It was SO dusty we could barely make out the colour but as the pink came through I instantly fell in love with it. I just thought it was totally punk! When I took it home I played it till my fingers literally bled and then I realised I really did need lessons“. After a few lessons from a family friend, Olivia began putting her knowledge to the test by learning a few cover songs. These cover songs were certainly not the conventional covers you would expect a young teenager to play – there was no Britney for this little girl. Olivia’s first cover was ‘Living on a Prayer’ by Bon Jovi, followed by ‘Down in a Hole’ by one of her favourite bands Alice in Chains.
Olivia Sebastianelli – Perfect Getaway
There is a melancholy sentiment to every single one of Olivia’s songs. Twisted and entwined with catchy choruses and memorable verses, every song means something to her and she brings you into her world with every word that comes out of her mouth. Working with some of the biggest names in British music today, a buzz is now growing around Olivia. Every song will embed itself in your head with a wonderful, dark, yet fun musical state. It is positively one of the newest and most fresh sounds to meet your eardrums in a long time.
“Perfect Getaway is about getting away from a stressful situation and escaping to be on your own. It was one of the first songs I wrote, so it’s nice to give old songs a rebirth.”
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