Champagne Bar, 116 Pall Mall, London
16 June & 14 July 2022, 19:00-21:45
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Past appearances at Crazy Coqs, 1901 Arts Club, George IV Chiswick, Moustache Bar, Embassy of Lebanon
THE YANNOULA-SECCHI DUO
Vicky Yannoula (voice)
Gianluigi Secchi (guitar)
Established in July 2021, The Yannoula-Secchi Duo bring their own distinctive sound to music they choose to perform, aiming for powerful and unforgettable interpretations and musical experiences.
6 songs 6 mins
guitarist & composer
Gianluigi has been playing the guitar since he was 15 years old, when his father gave him his first guitar. His formal studies began in 2009, learning the basics of fingerpicking. In 2010, he moved to Milan to study jazz guitar at the Accademia Del Suono, continuing in 2011-2012 at the "Luigi Canepa Conservatory" of Sassari.
He has been involved in many projects with different bands, with which he had the opportunity to play and perform in different styles such as Funk, Fusion, Bossa, R&B, Pop, Reggae, and to experiment with song-writing.
In the autumn of October 2017, Gianluigi moved to London where he regularly performs as a soloist and collaborates with singers and other instrumentalists. He has also performed in a voice-guitar duo at P&O Cruises performing pop and jazz repertoire.
In December 2018, in addition to teaching modern guitar and fingerpicking, he decided to use an experimental method for children aged 3 to 8 years at a private school in London. This method tends to develop psychomotor skills combined with listening, singing, dancing and drawing, and is currently being considered for a children’s educational book.
In July 2019, Gianluigi was selected for the "Emerging Guitarist 2019" competition launched by ADGPA in Conegliano, while in September the same year he was chosen by the Armadillo Club for the "New Sound Of Acoustic Music" in Cremona.
His first album of soundtracks "Adventure in D" is currently available, where tradition and modernity alternate in a mix of different sounds that cross from Classical to Ethnic music, Swing to Bossa, R&B to World music. His second album will be available in late 2021.