Jack Savoretti - Without
Artist Jack SavorettiSong title Without
Jack Savoretti's single 'Without' is the first release on De Angelis Records, the label set up by Anne Barrett. The video, filmed over four days in Palma is directed by Oscar-nominated director Bobby Garabedian.
Jack didn't pick up a guitar until he was 16. Half Italian, half English, he moved around Europe as a child, wound up at an American school in Switzerland where he picked up an accent he describes as "transatlantic mutt". The only thing that interested him was poetry.
He bummed around for a couple of years, composing "a reggae song one day, a country song the next. What I sounded like depended on what kind of mood I was in." He rarely wrote the songs down. "If I don't remember it, it's obviously not worth finishing," is his theory.
In one of the unlikeliest signing stories you will ever hear, Jack was getting his hair cut, just making conversation, as you do, when his hairdresser told him she also cut the hair of Anne Barrett, Natalie Imbruglia's manager. "I didn't really think anything about it. Then she said 'Would you like me to give her something?' Well, it's not like you take your demo to the hairdresser but I said it would be nice to get some advice." Invited to the De Angelis management offices, Jack went along with a guitar and no expectations. They signed him on the spot. Anne said, "I knew within minutes of meeting Natalie Imbruglia that she had something about her. I got the same feeling from Jack, he has charisma and soul, he is just one of the most exciting raw talents I have ever come across in this business."