To "get to know" Tiamo on a more personal level including his favorite books, movies, influences, and to read his heart-felt personal statement, scroll down to the bottom of this page after reading his bio...
For music fans who want to feel connected, inspired, uplifted, and part of something bigger, we've found the artist for you. Often described as a cross between Jason Mraz and John Mayer, motivational acoustic-pop singer/songwriter, Tiamo De Vettori, was recently named L.A. Music Award's "Male Singer/Songwriter of the Year" & San Diego's "Best Songwriter". Tiamo has been featured on FOX, CBS, NBC and MSNBC, has performed live for audiences of up to 15,000 people at one time, and recently performed on stage at the Jimmy Kimmel Show. With a powerful voice, captivating stage presence, compelling lyrics, and melodies impossible not to sing along to, fans around the world have gravitated to Tiamo's positive vibe and love for life.
Something that makes Tiamo so unique is that he is also a motivational speaker who combines his on-stage charisma with his inspiring personal stories, original songs, and acoustic guitar. Tiamo has performed and spoken to over 47,000 people around the country at seminars, trainings, colleges, and conferences, and has shared the stage with best-selling authors and speakers such as T. Harv Eker, Les Brown, Lisa Nichols, and Dan Millman. Tiamo has moved audiences since he was seven years old. During his childhood, he had the extremely rare opportunity to perform and tour the world with his Italian father, Franco De Vettori, an international opera singer.
Despite growing up on stage, Tiamo's career as a singer/songwriter didn't quite materialize until he intuitively hopped on a Greyhound bus headed for Virginia...just a few days after graduating from the University of Arizona. Shortly after, a close friend who had read Tiamo's poetry and heard him sing, insisted that he explore the combination of songwriting and performing. Needing a friendly push, Tiamo had a hard time turning down his friend's eventual offer to buy him a guitar as long as he kept one promise to his friend — get the guitar, let it sit in your living room, and as Tiamo's friend put it, "the songs will just flow out of you". Surely enough, Tiamo looked at his new guitar one rainy night, picked it up, and without any previous guitar experience, "accidentally" wrote his first song.
Tiamo has climbed to #4 and #18 on the Australian top 40 radio charts and is receiving radio play in 12 countries including the U.S. Aside from his international success, Tiamo can be found performing at some of the most popular venues in his home town of San Diego such as the highly celebrated Humphrey's by the Bay, large college campuses including the University of California San Diego and San Diego State University, and other highly regarded venues such as the House of Blues, the Belly Up and Hard Rock Cafe. He has also performed live on San Diego's most-watched morning news shows, News Channel 8 and News Channel 10, and and has been featured on some of Southern California's most popular radio stations such as KPRI 102.1 FM.
With the international release of his CD entitled "Back to Love", a vision of creating positive change in the music industry, and a gravitating persona, you can't help but cheer on this modest, rising star. For more information, booking, or interviews, contact:
Getting to know Tiamo:
Favorite movies: Somewhere in Time, The Secret, Phenomenon, Avatar, Good Will Hunting, Contact, What the Bleep Do We Know?, Shawshank Redemption, Peaceful Warrior, Life is Beautiful, Tommy Boy, Jurassic Park, Before Sunrise, The Matrix, Liar Liar, Jerry Maguire, Patch, Cinema Paradiso.
Books: Conversations with God, A New Earth: Awakening To Your Life's Purpose, Rich Dad Poor Dad, The Power of Intention, Man's Search for Meaning, Excuses Be Gone, The Alchemist, The Power of Now, The 4 Agreements, The Greatest Salesman in the World, Mastery of Love, Loving What Is
Activities: Playing basketball, football, ultimate frisbee, rock climbing, hiking, camping, dancing, good conversation, ice cream, people watching, the beach.
Influences: Jewel (without her, Tiamo never would have started songwriting), John Mayer, Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz, Counting Crows, David Wilcox, G-Love and Special Sauce, India Arie, Michael franti and Spearhead, Guster.
Favorite quote: “You can complain because the rose bush has thorns, or rejoice because the thorn bush has a rose”.
"I am in love with life. I seek balance, magical moments, authentic connection with people, and expect miracles. I would rather run through the rain than hide in the shelter. I am getting increasingly better at making choices and decisions in the absence of fear, and in the light of courage, honor, and unconditional love. I choose to live my life from empowerment and self-awareness rather than reactivity, blame, and need. I believe in angels. I believe that life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but the moments that take our breath away. In everything that I do, I ask myself, "What would love do now?" and then I try to BE that. I greet every day with an open heart. I’m a huge fan of altruism and strive to make others feel special and unique because I ask myself “What better feeling is there than to witness someone realize their greatness?” I believe that life is a celebration of acceptance, even in the toughest of moments. I dance with life. Sometimes I move to ballads, other times, I move to rock. I believe the answers to life can be found in the beauty of music, and that’s why I create it. I live in gratitude. I love to read, grow, laugh, talk, listen, exercise, challenge myself, be inspired, and do the inspiring. I get natural highs from being around people...but only because I know when to value my alone time and serenity. I have a very strong connection with my family, friends, and live a life of passion. I am humbled by nature. I seek to touch the sky and soar with the eagles, yet remain grounded. Sometimes, I feel like a tidal wave of energy, other times, I feel more like a stream through a forest. To me, life is about loving the journey, and not having attachments to outcomes. I want to be a gift to life, because life is such a gift to me."