Federico Borluzzi      Singer-songwriter // guitarist // harmonica player                                                       YouTube artist // busker

About me

I was born on October 2, 1986, in Aosta (North-West of Italy), where I still live.

Music has always been my biggest passion, as a listener and records collector as well as a musician. I have played guitar since I was a child: when I attended the primary school I learned (by myself) a few easy songs with a little toy guitar and, then, in the middle school years I attended an extra class where I learned something more about playing classical guitar.

My high school was the “Liceo Classico” in Aosta, where I graduated in 2005. In the final years at high school I started playing guitar (and, later on, I began singing) in a band with some friends whom I played with since 2005, though some people left, some changed…You know, this is life.


Year after year my vocal skills improved and my performances improved, too, since I learned how to play a new instrument such as the mouth harp (harmonica). I created my own channel on YouTube, where I often post videos with my covers and songs. Year after year I began performing not only covers of my favourite artists, but some original songs as well. Composing music and writing lyrics are two activities which I really like and the positive feedbacks that I received by the people who heard them on YouTube or live encourage me and let me want to keep going on.

I studied Economics and Management at Torino’s University (where I graduated in 2011) and in Aosta Valley’s University (where I graduated in 2009). Both of my final thesis talked about the music market (from many different points of view) and live music.

After finishing my studies, I decided to try a new experience, performing sometimes as a street artist in Torino and Milano. I found out that busking is a new and exciting option for my artistic inclinations.


Beside music, my main hobbies are travelling (and, especially, the far East, where I’ve been many times), trekking on high mountains and running.

Events that I joined

 At the end of 2011 I performed in the Street Artists’ Festival, on September 3 and 4 in Aosta, in the streets of the town center, and I did some shows during an event organized by FAI (Italian Environment’s Fund) in San Carlo square in Torino, on October 15.

On the 1st of June, 2012, I performed in Ottinetti Square, Ivrea, during a Friday night organized in the "Ivrea In Musica" event.


On the 1st of September and on September 2, 2012, I performed at the 10th edition of the "Street Artists' Festival" in Aosta.

On September 26, 2012, I performed my first solo concert inside a small club: a two and a half hours show in a wine bar called "Vinerita", in Aosta town.

I started the year 2013 in a very good way, since I performed at
"Music Does Festival IV" on February 16 in Aosta. This festival is a competion between new musical acts from Italy. I performed 8 of my original songs (five of them are off my album, "Thinking Of You").

A playlist showing all the videos from my performance is available in the "Multimedia" section of this site.

I attended the preliminary selection step of the
"Tour Music Fest" 2013, in the "Singer-Songwriter" section. The first audition was on May 27, 2013, in Torino. I passed it performing "Like A Rock", one of my oldest songs. On October 19 I went to the second audition in Milano and, though I didn't access to the semifinals in Rome, I received a nice feedback from the jury, presenting my recent song "Topless Hills" (here is the evaluation page - written in italian).

 

On June 22, 2013, I have performed during the "Festa della Musica" in Saluzzo (about 60 km from Torino), a special event which filled the streets of the historic town centre with live music from the afternoon till midnight! I performed two shows there: the first one on the main stage in the main square, the second one in a
small street in the city center.

On August 3, 2013, I did an evening show in the main square of Saluzzo, during the "Notte Barocca" event, performing from 9 pm till midnight in front of a big crowd.



On February 1st, 2014, I performed for the first time at the Old Distillery Pub in Aosta, singing and playing covers from the '50s, the '60s and the '70s (Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Bob Dylan, Rolling Stones, Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Simon & Garfunkel, Velvet Underground, Pink Floyd, Eagles, David Bowie, Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Bruce Springsteen).


On april 12, 2014, I performed at Vinerita, wine bar in Aosta, presenting the songs from my album as well as a selection of other original songs that I wrote. In the second part of the show, I played many covers, taking requests from the audience.


On August 30 and 31, 2014, I will be performing at the Street Artists' Festival in Aosta, Italy. I'm preparing a big repertoire for the shows that I will perform there. More news will soon be available in the "News" section of this website (I'm preparing some nice surprises).



Find me on YouTube: 
www.youtube.com/febo86

Like my Facebook page:
www.facebook.com/federicoborluzziofficial

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Hello and welcome to my website!

My name is Federico Borluzzi (also known as febo86, which was the name that I used on my YouTube channel when I created it in 2006 - now I appear there with my real name) and I'm a musician. My hometown is Aosta, in the North-West of Italy. I'm a singer and guitarist and I play harmonica as well. My musical esperience started singing and playing some songs by my favourite artists and bands many yars ago and, year after year, I developed my own attitude at writing and composing my own songs and lyrics.

If you never heard about me nor you saw me on YouTube, this site will offer you some interesting and nice informations about me and my music. I hope my new and old fans and friends, who always support and encourage me, will enjoy the visit! Please, feel yourself at home!

Please, feel free to comment, send me your suggestions or even your critics! Don't worry!

Click here to send me an email: Contact Me


Video of the month
In this website

In the page that you are now reading you can find some informations about me and  some pictures and the video of the month. There is an italian version of this page as well.

In the "Photogallery" page you will find many pictures showing me, my performances, the posters of my shows, my guitars and my harmonicas; the "Multimedia" page presents some playlists including videos of some of my covers or original songs.

In the "News" page you can find details about my next shows or any important thing that I will like to share.

You can contact me by the  "Contact Me" page or you can leave a comment in the "Guestbook" page.

 The "Links" page includes links to my YouTube channel, to my Facebook page (Federico Borluzzi Official) and to my Twitter profile as well.

Last but not least, if you click on  "My Travels" you will find some of the slideshows and the videoclips that I recorded during my travels around the world.

Thank you for your visit!

My album: Thinking Of You           

At the end of 2012 I released my first album, "Thinking Of You".

Self-produced and self-recorded, it includes six of my original songs in which I play guitars and harmonicas, I sing (lead vocals and backing vocals) and I do handclaps.

The first track, "Room 203", features the beatiful backing vocals of my japanese friend Yuriah (click here to visit her YouTube channel).


The album is available for download on iTunes and on every other digital store. Click here to hear a preview of the tracks and to download them choosing your favourite store: Preview/download.


"Thinking Of You" is also on sale on CD at my live shows or in the usic shop "Musica e Ricordi" in the town of Aosta, Italy (via Sant'Anselmo, 7).


To know more about my album, visit the "My album" page on this website.

 ©2012, 2013, 2014 - Federico Borluzzi

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