Busking on Portobello Road in London with my Trio

Niki Trio

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  In 2011 I decided to go to London. I was fed up of my home town Livorno. I needed to put my self in a more stimulating scene. I left Pisa Airport with my friend Yoyo on a British Airways flight directed to Gatwick. It was January. I’ve always loved getting a plane. My […]

How I met Jerry Barnes the Bass Player of “Nile Rodgers & Chic”

Niki street lucca

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  It was July. The Lucca Summer Festival was on and I was performing as usual on the street in Piazza San Michele. It must have been about half past three in the afternoon, the right time for playing on the street. Tourists have had something to eat, maybe a bit of wine and most […]

The Story Behind My Song “Father”

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  Creativity is such a strange thing. You sit with your guitar on your knees and suddenly a new song is there. It was 2011. I had just came back from London where I had spent four months playing on the street. Such an amazing experience of life! After staying at my cousins house for […]

Trastevere, the magic place in Rome!

Niki in Rome

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  Trastevere! What an amazing place to perform on the street. The first time I went it was 2010. I went down with my friend Roberto Luti, his girlfriend at the time, Simona, and Yoyo, a friend of mine. We had brought our guitars with us and we performed there. Back then I wasn’t playing […]

Another milestone day of my career!

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It was the 26 of July 2016. I was going to perform at “Lucca Summer Festival” on the stage where I had seen many of the legendary artist that we all now like Eric Clapton, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt and many others. How did I get there? I used to go to perform in Piazza […]