There are defining moments that can change the course of our lives. That moment happened for Gigi Rich at the age of eight when listening to Alicia Keys' first album. Gigi’s passion for music took on a new meaning. She was fascinated with the idea that she could play piano and use her love of poetry to write music - and bring it to life with her voice. Born Gianna Richelle Salvato, the fiery redhead now known as Gigi Rich grew up listening to Alicia Keys and Amy Winehouse as a quiet, shy Jersey girl who spent time watching old movies, reading a good book and writing in her journal. Gigi wrote her first song at age 13 which rose to the top the Songwriter’s Circle charts for several months. Building on this success, she won Amateur Night at The Apollo Theater and was also selected by Bill Seidman to participate in the BMI sponsored professional songwriters workshop. As a true testament of her ambition, she graduated high school at age 16, attended classes at Juilliard, and is currently taking online courses at Berklee College of Music - all while maintaining a busy writing, recording, and performance schedule. In 2014, she continued her journey by taking her talents to national television, appearing on season seven of NBC’s The Voice. She ultimately landed a coveted spot on Team Gwen, with Gwen Stefani as her musical mentor. This incredible experience, as well as working with Gwen, taught her a great deal about having a commanding stage presence. “The experience is completely different than I would have imagined, it literally cemented the fact that there is nothing else in life that can give me the feeling that I get from singing.” While her lyrics are influenced through personal experiences, her music style is influenced by iconic artists such as James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Amy Winehouse, Frank Sinatra and Alicia Keys. Always striving to work on her craft and learn from those around her, Gigi has collaborated with some of Los Angeles and Nashville’s leading songwriters, including: Mikal Blue, Nikki Flores, Natalie Hemby, Jeff Cohen and Jason Reeves. These profound experiences have undoubtedly helped her to further develop her own unique style and sound. In addition to performing, Gigi Rich continues to collaborate with esteemed writers and producers and worked with Anthony Saunders, Stefan Skarbek and James Krausse on her debut EP, which was released in March 2017. Gigi is currently near completion of her next EP which she is "super excited” about. “Its been a time of tremendous growth for me, you can hear it in my lyrics and feel it in the melody. Writing music for me is essentially a page out of my personal journal. I am definitely sharing my deepest thoughts” It is impossible to capture the essence of Gigi with words, the best way to get to know her is to listen to her music.