Giovanni "Jack" Savoretti (born 10 October 1983) is an English solo acoustic singer of Italian descent. He has released five studio albums to date: Between the Minds (2007), Harder Than Easy (2009), Before the Storm (2012), Written in Scars (2015) and Sleep No More (2016).
Born to an Italian father and half-German, half-Polish mother, Savoretti grew up in London, before moving to Lugano, a Swiss city near the Italian border. Moving around Europe as a child, he ended up at The American School In Switzerland where he picked up an accent he describes as "transatlantic mutt".
As a teenager, he was interested only in poetry. "I was writing all the time, it was the thing to do, sit under a tree with a notebook, go somewhere else in your head. I was in the clouds." When his mother gave him a guitar and suggested he try putting some of his words to music he was "surprised how much more people listen to you when you are singing than if you read a poem". "After that, I couldn't stop, it was constant writing, every day, it became almost a form of conversation, the way I interact with the world."