Though London is his home, the talent of recording artist Enrico Delves is definitely crossing geographical borders and even those created by various genres. There seems to be no limit to his abilities, and no matter how humble he is about the international buzz he has created, Enrico is on the verge of making a permanent mark for himself in music.
Conversations Magazine first became aware of him through his rendition of Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" on Youtube. In that performance he showed off his range and gift for making any song his own. Now Enrico is preparing for the release of his own EP, and is using his popularity online to ensure that everyone knows about it.
In this interview, he talks about his beginnings, what separates him from other talent in music and how social networking and other online avenues are aiding in his dreams coming through.
This is our conversation.
Enrico, thank you for talking with Conversations Magazine. Before we get into what you are working on now, I want to talk about how you got here. When did you realize that music was something you were interested in?
I have been singing since I was 10, but only realised that music was something I wanted to get deeper into when I hit reached aged 14 or 15. I did my first performance and although I had horrific nerves, the adrenalin I got from doing something I loved has kept me engaged.
When you look back on the time you have been singing and producing music, does it surprise you the effect your voice has on others?
It really is a shocking thing to know that people enjoy listening to me. I love music so much, and I am pleased to know that people like what I do.
I found out about you through Twitter when you were promoting your performance of Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance". How have social networking tools help you in getting more exposure?
I think besides from performing, all social networking sites drastically boosts anybody's exposure. Online promotion is really effective because you can target any market worldwide without leaving your house (laughs). I hate technology but realized I have to use it wisely to create a fan base. I would say that twitter is an amazing site to talk to people and get a buzz circulating your name so quickly if you use it properly.
Success is measured by people in different ways. What is success for you?
I consider success as a goal that is reached. I believe if we set targets and achieve them can be the most rewarding success. But money does sometimes help. (laughs)
It's not easy to get noticed sometimes in the entertainment business. What are you doing to set yourself apart?
My songwriting and voice sets me apart from a lot of artists. I believe my bold song concepts and vocal range creates something dynamic and reflects old school soul, with a contemporary twist that makes it relevant for the present time in music.
Motivation is also important. How do you stay encouraged when it seems as though your goals are not met as quickly as you would like?
Firstly, I pray for courage and wisdom. I tend to watch documentaries about the rise of musicians for inspiration and reassurance, hard work does eventually get you to where you want to be---as cheesy as that sounds. (laughs)
Thanks again for the time, Enrico. If our readers want to find out more information about you, where would you suggest they go online?
I can be reached at www.youtube.com/eme10d1c, www.twitter.com/enricodelves, on Myspace and Facebook.
Cyrus Webb is the Editor-In-Chief of Conversations Magazine and the President of Shadow Play Entertainment. He can be reached at email@example.com or 601.896.5616. www.cyruswebb.com