Reno, Vivian take on Europe
SINGER/SONGWRITER Gabriella Reno and guitarist Samuele Vivian have taken their blend of folk, soul and reggae to Europe where they plan to launch their album, Hurricane Coming.
Reno is from Knollis in Bog Walk, St Catherine while Vivian is from Venice, Italy.
Hurricane Coming is scheduled to be launched in Italy next month, followed by a Jamaican release in September.
So far, they have performed in Italy and Germany.
"We have done eight concerts in 10 days and it's amazing. I never thought I would be here, I'm just a humble country girl and I am performing in theatres in Europe," Reno told the Jamaica Observer.
Reno performed on this year's Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival. She released her song, Love Yuh to B....Clat in March.
Vivian also released Dubwise, his second album in March. A music teacher at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, he says he and Reno are highlighting Jamaica in Europe.
"We are just trying to show people what Jamaica has to offer and they seem to love it. There are so many talented people in Jamaica, from music to athletics," said Vivian. "It's a great country and we want everyone to know."