The Italian, Toronto-based alt-pop artist Alessandro Montelli began his career performing at local open-mics and festivals in Bari, the town in the south of Italy, where he was born. He released of his first single Strane Parti di Me (meaning “strange parts of me” in English), in 2016.He showcased that song on local radio stations and television shows. He is a multi-instrumentalist who connects with his fans, making them feel like a part of his world, while performing with guitar and piano on stage. In the beginning of 2021, Alessandro released his new single, Life. Hear him in episode 111 of The Path to Authenticity.

If your life were a novel, what would be the title?

When music is your everything…


Where were you born?

Bari, Italy


Where is the place you call home?



When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A successful singer


What is your profession?



What profession, other than your own, would you like to attempt?

Nothing really. rather than singing and making music. But, my dad owns a bicycle shop. So, that runs in the family, and I know little about it. So, eventually, I could get more into it and help the family business.


What is your favorite quote?

“Son, don’t forget what we’ve done to send you into space.”  – from my song, Life


What is your preferred form of creative expression?



What is your favorite movie, song, and work of art?

Harry Potter, because I grew up with it. Favorite songs at the moment, I wouldn’t know because it always changes. But, I would say my own song Life, since I’ve been playing it a lot in the past few months.


Who do you admire most?

My parents


Over the course of your life, what is an issue with which you have repeatedly struggled?



In childhood, who was your celebrity crush?

Avril Lavigne


What historical figure would you most like to meet?

Ritchie Valens, David Bowie; Kurt Cobain


What natural gift or ability would you most like to possess?

The ability to not overthink and just do it – but I’m constantly working on it.


What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Bringing my songs to radios and tv shows


What is something you would like to learn about?

Stocks and crypto currency in 2021


What do you wish more people knew about you?

I wish more people knew how really important music is for me


What is your idea of success?

Making a living with your passion, and being able to create everything around it.


What would you like people to say about you when you’re gone?

He was a great singer/artist/person.