Frederico Sadocco, known as Brent Steed in the music scene, is a passionate artist guaranteed to deliver heartfelt performances to his fans. He composed his first post-modern operetta titled “Siamo Fichi” (We Are Cool), at a young age. When he was 10 years old he learned piano before switching over to acoustic guitar. By 16, he was singing in a pop choir before he burst into the Padua metal scene at 20. This wide range of musical influences has molded Brent into the artist he is today.
Take moment to watch the music video for his holiday song, "Christmas Home!"
Was there something (an experience) or someone in your life that was the "catalyst" for you to start writing music? Tell us about it.
My mum was really passionate about music so I started to listen to many styles of music since I was born! I used to listen to Michael Jackson and Prince after school during childhood. It all started since then because the emotions that I felt when I put the cassette on the recorder pushed me to make something on my own. So my first complete song was born when I was around 10 years old.
The craziest thing was to release an EP entirely alone, that is, written and played by me. Then to get reviews and try to promote it. All while I had another job. Yes,2012 was a challenging year for me.
What has been the high point of your music path?
I really felt I had many things to express in music around ten years ago, 2007. I started to record my demos in a professional way and I felt that I was creating my unique style from which I could develop something nice out.
So, how do you approach songwriting or what is your creative process like?
Songwriting could be just to put my hands on the guitar and new ideas flow naturally... or an idea that suddenly pops out from my head (or my heart, better). Usually, these are my first steps on my creative process.
What do you see as the biggest challenge facing Indie Artists today? Or, if you could ask the music industry to change one thing, what would it be?
The challenge to write and play songs that are a part of you and that people can appreciate. To write and play music for a living is a consequence.
If you could share the stage with one other artist or band, who would it be and why?
Good question!! Prince would be my choice, but it seems quite impossible actually. Prince was THE music for me. He, Michael Jackson, David Bowie... But a very interesting artist for me to share the stage with would be Emilie Autumn, because I really like her music and her theatrical way to perform, I find her very creative and.. yes very attractive too!! oops.
What are your rehearsals generally like? Or, how do you prepare for a live show?
I do some vocal warm up! And I focus on the show, about what i want to communicate. Nothing else.
Pick one song that was your greatest challenge to write. Tell us about it!
"Eternal Spring", dedicated to my mom. You are probably gonna listen to it next year.
What's coming up in the future?
A new album that i'm about to release... it will involve part of my past life and part of my present.
Where can fans can access your music.