NIKI LA ROSA’S BIOGRAPHY.
The son of an Italian father and a Scottish mother, born in Glasgow and grown up in Livorno, Italy, Niki La Rosa picked up a guitar at the age of 10 and was soon writing his own music.
He has been writing music since then and has toured around Europe as a street performer and with his band attending shows in London, Belarus, Greece, Hungary and Italy.
Niki is a self taught musician and comes from family where music was always there. Mark Knopfler’s song “Before Gas And Tv” describes it well.
His uncle Ian Campbell was the Bass player for Gerry Rafferty and many others. The massive hit “Baker Street” written by Rafferty was dedicated to him.
Those who have listened to him recognize that his technique on the acoustic guitar and his open tunings are what gives him his unique sound. The taste for melodies and harmony truly reflect his perspective on life made of heart and soul.
He was chosen by legendary Italian actor and film director Francesco Nuti to sing the soundtrack of his new film “Olga ed i fratellastri Billi”. The song was to be presented at the International Music Festival of Sanremo but could not participate due to political reasons.
He took part on the “Playing For Change” project, in “The Art Of Saving A Life”, commissioned by the “Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation” doing vocals on the song “Lean On Me” by Bill Withers. The video reached almost 7 million views on You Tube.
Wojciech Szcesny, the goalkeeper for Juventus F.C., wanted Niki to play at his wedding after seeing him perform on the streets of Rome.
It took place in Greece and Niki performed his song “Why Do I Still Love You?” during the ceremony. The song was the soundtrack of their love since the time Wojciech played for Arsenal F.C.
He recorded the soundtrack of the film “The Color Of Grass”, by Juliane Biasi Hendel. The film was shown in cinemas across Italy and Switzerland.
His song “When You Look Into My Eyes” was chosen by the talented Italian film director Valerio Groppa for the soundtrack of his film “Gran Finale”.
Niki has recorded five albums.
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