Born on October 30th, 1995, Pauline Mancini has been surrounded by music her entire life. It wasn’t until the age of 16, however, that the young artist would discover her passion. Not knowing how to read sheet music, she composed and recorded her the first few songs in the privacy of her bedroom. Once she made herself known as a musician to family and friends, no one could believe that the shy teenager was behind the creation of the songs she showed them. After being encouraged by loved ones, she began posting videos on YouTube and instantly received positive feedback. This inspired her to release a debut album titled “Butterfly Feeling”, which contains 5 of her original compositions.
In February of 2015, she uploaded a cover on YouTube of Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black”. Some days later, she was surprised by a response from Amy’s mother, Janis Winehouse, congratulating her via Twitter. That same year, while on a trip to England, Pauline and Janis met on two occasions and the young musician was invited to visit her house. There, she had the privilege of playing the very guitar owned by her idol and of admiring her awards in musical achievement.
In 2019, she has signed with the American Label Rehegoo Music Group (NYC – LA – London). She currently continues planning for the release of new personal compositions.
How would you describe your style?
I would describe my style as honest and spontaneous; I love to talk about everything that touches me!
Why do you do what you do?
Music is a way for me to express my feelings and emotions. It is very hard for me to figure out how I feel sometimes and creating music always makes me feel better! I want to share my passion and connect with people all around the world and I hope my music can help someone as much as it helps me.
Ambition or talent: which matters more to you?
This is hard to choose because I think both are very important. However, talent is obviously the most important thing for me. Nowadays with the internet, people can easily find great songs from great artists all over the world and share them easily with their friends. If you have the talent to create a good song that people love you can definitely go a long way!
What inspires you to create music?
The experiences I live and how I feel inspire me the most. But sometimes some stories I hear that touch me differently. There’re always melodies in my head and there’s never a day without touching my guitar!
How did you find the scouting process in Rehegoo?
Very great! I immediately felt at ease with the team! Everyone is so nice and always makes sure to answer all of our questions. I feel very supported with Rehegoo and free to express myself as I like with my music.
How did you feel when signing a contract with Rehegoo?
I felt so excited when I signed with Rehegoo! It is very special for an artist to know that professionals like and believe in your talent! It feels so good to have this kind of support and it made me feel even more motivated to create new songs!
What is the greatest achievement of your career so far?
To be able to write, compose, and produce my songs all by myself! I worked very hard to learn everything I know and I am still learning! But being able to recreate exactly what I hear in my head is the best feeling ever! I am very proud of myself that I’ve been able to learn how to do everything by my own.
What has been the biggest obstacle?
I feel like I can be my biggest enemy sometimes! To be an independent artist is not always easy, there are a lot of ups and downs and you can feel hopeless very easily! I think my mind has been my biggest obstacle, however I also discovered how strong and determined I am and I’m actually very grateful for the hard times because that’s how I learn the most. And it always turns into a good song!
What is the best and worst gig you have ever played?
My best gig was probably last year during the summer! It had been a long time since I last played a gig and for this one I was so happy and surprised to see how many people came to see me play and were so excited to see me again!
The worst gig I’ve played was years ago in a bar. A guitarist friend came to play with me and it just felt like everything was going wrong that night! My guitar cable stopped working during the middle of the show then my friend dropped his guitar and played out of tune for a whole song!
I kept going like everything was under control but inside my head I was screaming “HELP!” I felt very lonely but now when I think about it, it was hilarious and that’s how you learn how to get better!
What is your worst and best fan moment?
I always love to meet and spend time with people after my shows! Some have supported me for so long!
It’s always so touching when people offer me your gifts but my favorite thing is when they write me letters! I always keep everything!
I don’t think I have lived a horrible moment with someone but I had a few stalkers online and that’s very disturbing!
What is a favorite song of yours?
I would say one of my songs called “1995”. This is one of the first songs I wrote, it is about my twin sister and I so it is very close to my heart!
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