Music is storytelling as well as emotional landscaping, and it is with the ambition of doing both well that Gabriel Zanetti writes his songs. He does not shy away from combining jazzy chords with easy pop arrangements. His songs are marked by an authentic charisma and an atmosphere of calm, although some are also groovy and altogether catchy.
Zanetti takes his musical inspiration from artists such as Sting, Peter Gabriel, Coldplay, Tina Dico, Jamie Cullum and Jason Mraz, among others, and his songwriting is as versatile and varied as the artists that have influenced him. Having come from a classical music background – he played violin for eleven years in a variety of ensembles and orchestras – Zanetti finally turned his hand towards pop music, forging both a career of his hobby and himself into a multi-instrumentalist (guitar, piano). In 2015, he began studying pop vocals at the Institut für Musik in Osnabrück, Germany, and continues to perform regularly at both large and small venues across the German-speaking world, as well as on the street and – occasionally – in living rooms.
The warm sincerity of Zanetti’s voice and the dynamism of his guitar play are not quickly forgotten by his audiences; indeed, they head home from the gig with his melodies on their minds and his lyrics on their lips.