My Music DNA: An Early Bird

Growing up in Naples, South of Italy, self-taught multi-instrumentalist, An Early Bird (Stefano De Stefano) cut his teeth on the Italian music circuit with a local band before going solo. His debut album, Of Ghosts & Marvels was released in October 2018.

His latest single, Fishes In The Ocean is from the forthcoming album Diviner produced by Stefano Bruno and due to be released in summer 2021 via Greywood Records.

An Early Bird reveals his music inspirations to Andy Howells.

What was the first song that made an impact on you?

I was about 16 years old and I remember that I saw Liam and Noel Gallagher getting off the helicopter in the video of D’Ya Know What I Mean? – I think that was the very first moment I wanted to make music.

What was the first single you bought?

Probably the single of Old Before I Die of Robbie Williams – same year of Be Here Now of Oasis

What was the first album you owned?

I had some records from The Beatles but they were already there.

My first purchase was probably Ok Computer by Radiohead but I didn’t get it at the first listen: I loved it very much a few months later.

What’s your constant go to track?

Say It To Me Now by Glen Hansard

What’s your constant go to album?

Heartbreaker by Ryan Adams

Who’s your latest music discovery?

Luca Fogale, super alt. folk singer from Canada. I’m also rediscovering the whole Bowie catalogue.

What’s your own track that best defines you as an artist?

I have a few ones: Till Dawn, Stick It Out, Talk To Strangers, Fishes In The Ocean.

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