At the age of 15, Gabriella Salvucci made musical history. The Pittsburgh based musician signed to Misra Records, becoming the youngest artist to ever sign to the label that’s spent nearly two decades working with some of the most innovative names in music, including Destroyer, Torres, and Centro-Matic.
Her debut self-titled EP was released in 2021. Recorded with the production team at Mr. Smalls Recording Studio, the release is a small snapshot of some of the most important moments in Salvucci’s life thus far. The release marked her reunion with the Smalls production team, as she previously recorded her debut single there, and attended a musical camp at the Pittsburgh industry staple. It was at the studio that she met her mentors, Liz Berlin and Phat Mandee, and she credits them, along with the instructors at the Afro American Music Institute in Homewood, as helping her to realize a future in music was a possibility.
In 2022, Salvucci spent a week in mid April recording her debut album at The Church Recording Studio. With the guidance of producer Dana Cannone, and the expertise of select musicians courtesy of The Commonheart, Salvucci’s songs were brought to life. “Peace Offering” is a collection of songs that narrates both Salvucci’s personal experiences as well as those of characters. Whether it be political turmoil, or her older sister moving away, Gabriella details her emotions with poise and perspective beyond her years. Gabriella wants her music to serve as a catalyst for change. This new album does just that, while also detailing the hardship and heartbreak that comes along with it.
A budding pianist and guitarist, Gabriella writes all original music, while also collaborating with accomplished songwriters, musicians, and experts in the industry. For instance, Salvucci co-wrote the track "Mad Medusa" with Dave Pahanish, who wrote three Billboard #1 Hits. Additionally, she has shared the stage with many notable artists, including Vanessa Carlton, Mikaela Davis, and William Matheny. Gabriella will be taking her music to the U.K. with a tour in February and March 2024.
Her passions are often present in her music, as she uses her lyrics to draw attention to social justice. Bringing all of these ideals together, she takes cues from artists including Maggie Rogers, Florence + the Machine, and Brandi Carlile.