HOT VOX POP QUIZ WITH LOUIS CENTIONI
Who is Louis Centioni? Where are you from, how long have you been playing music etc
I’m a 22 year old singer-songwriter, pianist & trumpeter from South London and I’ve been studying/playing music since I was 6.
If you had to describe your sound using just five words, what would they be?
Electronic, soulful, ballsy, relatable and melancholy.
Who are your biggest influences musically?
James Blake, Alicia Keys, Jon Hopkins, Janis Joplin and John Legend.
What’s your songwriting process?
It really varies! Most of the time from inspiration, through listening to other music, reading, watching films, experiences or relationships. But sometimes I can start songwriting through telling stories through other peoples lives so its totally varied!
When you were younger, what was the first album that blew you away and you remember putting on repeat non-stop?
Songs in A Minor by Alicia Keys! Hearing that album for the first time really put in perspective for me that I could play the piano and songwriter together.
As a performer, what’s your biggest claim to fame so far?
Definitely collaborating with Tate, Guggenheim & Turner Contemporary prize winning artist Mark Leckey, on my debut music video which you can watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcuOFREJn6c&feature=youtu.be
If you could go on tour with any current band or artist, who would it be and why?
James Blake, Blood Orange & Solange as I absolutely love their sounds, songwriting and voices. I think we would be a good match to tour with.
If people want to check you out online where is the best place to go?
My Instagram @louiscentioni is the best! I love posting photos and getting creative with my visual content. For my music solely definitely Spotify & Soundcloud under my name handle ‘Louis Centioni’.
Finally, What does the future hold for you as an artist?
I’ve almost finished working on my debut EP which I'm planning to release in the fall. You can also expect another single from me very soon!