CEO of sad songs 💙🌺
I can't dance, I can't play football well so
I write songs instead.
DEMONS (OFFICIAL VIDEO) LOVERS (LIVE SESSION AT PIRATE STUDIOS)
LAST CALL (OFFICIAL VIDEO) WASTED ON EACH OTHER (LYRIC VIDEO)
Italian-born, London-based Alessandro Ciminata started his musical journey in his hometown, Biella, before moving to London to pursue a career in music.
‘I was playing basketball and football, honestly I was quite bad at it. In my teenage-years I bought my first guitar. I had quite a difficult time at school and this led me to anxiety. Playing guitar was the only thing where I was finding relief. Alone in my room, lights off, amp on.’
‘So I started to play guitar in a couple of rock bands in my hometown, growing up with my best mates. Experimenting from punk to prog-rock, playing shows and writing tunes. It was our way to have fun and express ourselves in the reality of a small town. The music community was kinda cool too, we all knew each other and that was inspiring. However, that was it. I couldn't find a way to move forward, living in a small town was cool but for me it was a limit.’
‘One day everything changed though. My mum called me and told me to run in front of the TV where a talented guy was playing guitar. He was John Mayer, playing at Michael Jackson's funeral. From that day, I felt in love with John's music and I realised I wanted to become a singer-songwriter.’
I always loved London and its music scene, so I’ve packed my dreams and hopes and took my first flight ever, destination London town.’
‘I was scared to fly, freaking out really, but I wanted to be part of the London music scene so bad! I wasn’t caring about anything else! I flew to the UK with my girlfriend, she never stopped supporting me. We didn't even have a bed booked for the night, we walked around the city hoping for the best.’
‘I remember the first dinner we had in London. At Burger King, barely touching our food, starring at each other, with our eyes full of tears. We didn't know what we were doing but we wanted it so bad.Luckily, things have changed now. We are working hard for making our dreams come true!’
Pop songs with substance, meaningful lyrics, dreamy guitars, punchy synths and beats and that unique deep vocal tone led Ciminata to create his own distinctive sound that he defines as ‘retro-tinged Indie/Pop’.
Following critical acclaim from THE LINE OF BEST FIT , CLASH, THE 405, EARMILK, TMRW and COMPLEX UK for his previous releases, leading to his debut appearance on Spotify Fresh Finds and Spotify New Music Friday, Apple Best of the week and Breaking Singer-Songwriters, London-based singer-songwriter Alessandro Ciminata received support from the likes of John Kennedy (Radio X), BBC Music Introducing London, Charlie Ashcroft (Amazing Radio).
After a busy couple of years, releasing a string of singles, finding his own sound, and selling out his London debut headline show at The Waiting Room. Ciminata has now released his debut EP 'Over and Over' and he's set to play his biggest headline show to date on October 1st 2020 at The Grace, London.
“A distinct musical identity is already emerging for this fresh talent, whose brand of thoughtful meticulously turned-out indie-pop continues to prick ears and turn heads across the industry. He's already established himself as one to watch.” - The Line Of Best Fit
“It’s impossible not to compare it to major acts such as The Chainsmokers but there's still a uniqueness that sets it apart and beautifully it's own. Ciminata transcends indie pop with his signature sound." - EARMILK
“He’s carving its own lane into something entirely unique” - Euphoria