Giovanni Bassano

singer - guitarist - songwriter

About ME

My name is Giovanni Bassano and I am a professional singer/guitarist/songwriter.

I was born in in Italy and lived there until July 2006. Then I've finally started my travelling experience, I wanted to travel the world, living a big adventure and see as many places as possible. So I became a busker spending years around Europe, starting in Ireland, performing in the streets of Dublin (Grafton St.), passing through Amsterdam (Dam Square, Leidseplein), Copenhagen (Stroget), Helsinki, Prague (old town square), Glasgow, Edinburgh, Berlin, Dortmund and many other cities. 

In 2008/09 I also went to US, playing in the streets of Santa Monica, Los Angeles and San Francisco. In these years I've also had the pleasure of participating in some great festivals, including T in the Park (Scotland), the fringe festival (Edinburgh, Scotland), Glastonbury (England), Villa Iluminada (Atlixco, Mexico) and lately Bardentreffen (Nürnberg) and Stramu (Würzburg).

In 2012 I recorded my first collection of acoustic cover songs that I usually perform during my shows. Since then many thousands of copies have been sold all over the world, or at least in the 35 countries that I vistited. 
After wandering around for many years I finally setteld in Switzerland due to the many booking requests I got. Currently I live in Zurich and perform most of my shows in and around Switzerland.

Between 2016 and 2017 I worked on my debut album called The things I never told you which are all my own compositions. The album was inspired by an incredible trip to Thailand, a truly romantic and intense escape on the other side of the world. 

Currently I have a lot of requests for shows and I'm busy travelling around. I'm looking forward to all the upcoming shows. And I'm planning to start working on a new album by the end of the season. 

Want to book a private gig?

I'm available to play and sing at corporate parties/events, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, X-mas or charity events.

Every event is different and each customers has his or her own ideas and whishes . ThereforeI can't present you a fix offer.  If you have something in mind that you don't see, do not hesitate to contact me. I'm sure we can work something out.

Pink Floyd- Wish you were here
Snow Patrol- Chasing cars
Leonard Cohen- Hallelujah
Passenger- Let her go
Coldplay- The scientist
Coldplay- Fix you
The Calling- Wherever you will go
John Legend- All of me
Enrique Iglesias- Hero
Gotye- Somebody I used to know
Elton John- Your song
Eric Clapton- Wonderful tonight
Bon Jovi- Always
Oasis- Wonderwall
Oasis- Don't look back in anger
Traci Chapman- Fast car
Gary Jules- Madworld
Eagle Eye Cherry- Save tonight
Eagles- Hotel California
Robbie Williams- Angels
Damien Rice- The blower's daughter
James Blunt- You're beautiful
One Republic- Apologize
U2- With or without you
U2- One
Goo Goo Dolls- Iris
Bob Dylan- Knockin' on heaven's door
The Beatles- Let it be
Eric Clapton- Wonderful tonight
Ben E. King- Stand by me
Guns'n Roses- Don't cry
Guns ' Roses- Patience
Brian Adams- Heaven
Tom Petty- Free fallin'
Chris Isaak- Wicked game
Bruno Mars- The way you are
Coldplay- Magic
Cat Steven- Father and son
Sweet home alabama
Brian Adams - Summer of 69
She will be loved
Twist and shout
La bamba
Lemon tree
The rythm of the night
Listen to your heart
Stand by me
How you remind me
Ayo technology
No woman no cry
Another brick in the wall
Sultans of swing
You shook ma all night long
Sweet child 'o mine
Living on a prayer
What's up
3 little birds
Don't stop believin'
Viva la vida
Country road take me home
Long train running
Sweet dreams
Wake me up
The other side
Losing my religion
One of us
Get lucky
Call me maybe
We found love
Something just like this
Photograph (ed sheeran)
You raised me up
Dancing on my own
Adventures of a lifetime
Thinking out loud
I will leave a light on

Just me and my guitar

A great choice for any occasion. I will come with my guitar and my own PA. All I need is a space of about 2m x 2m and some electricity. (If there is no electricity, I have external batteries that can do the job.) 

  • 2-3 hours or whole day package

Me my guitar and a friend 

I do have a network of friends that play various instruments. If your event requires a saxophone, a violin or some percussions,  just let me know and I can definitly arrange that. 

  • 2-3 hours or whole day package 

A proper Band

If you would like to have a party band after my performance I will be glad to present you some options of different styles of music. (Pop/Dance, Funk, Blues/Rock, Latin, Jazz). If you can stretch the budget a little, this could be the best solution for your event. 

  • usually a whole evening

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Here a selection of my latest clients

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Young Boys



If you made it to here, you already know a few things about me. But what kind of music do I make? Of course it's not easy to describe it and if you heard me playing on the streets, you might be surprised that my second album is not an "acoustic" one as my first record was. Below you find a few samples of what I do.

If you like what you hear, consider buying one, or even better, both albums. I know that in todays world only few people buy records anymore and that everything must be free and can be copied and be shared with anybody. Truth is that I have to make a living and selling records is important. Only be selling I have the chance to produce another album. So if you like what you hear, get old fashioned and buy your own copy.  Thanks. 

Giovanni Bassano

  1. Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
  2. Iris (Goo Goo dolls)
  3. Save tonight (Eagle eye charry)
  4. The scientist (Coldplay)
  5. Wherever you will go (The calling)
  6. With or without you (U2)
  7. Angels (Robbie Williams)
  8. Bad Sky (Giovanni Bassano)
  9. Grafton Street (Giovanni Bassano)
  10. Candles for us (Giovanni Bassano)
  11. Here without you (3 doors down)
  12. Here I am (Giovanni Bassano)

Playing time: 46:34

The things I never told you

  1. So blind
  2. Miracle
  3. I hate to leave you in tears
  4. The place
  5. Stay

All songs by Giovanni Bassano
Playing time: 19:04


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Price is € 10 or CHF 12 plus shipping. 


A selection of music videos from my YouTube Channel


If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me



+41 79 758 35 44