Fil Bo Riva
“Gets you right in the gut” The Beat
Born and raised in Rome before moving to Ireland where he was taught by monks, the 24-year-old half-Italian, half-Irish Filippo Bonamici, has since relocated again to Berlin where he initially intended to study industrial design. After an unhappy romance ended in late 2014, Fil Bo Riva quit his studying, put an end to his numerous bar tending shifts between Rome and Munich and swung his full attention to the cause of being a musician. This began with busking on the streets of Berlin, a place where he earned his stripes as a musician before being spotted by current producer, Robert Stephenson.
After recently signing to PIAS, Fil Bo is set to release his debut EP, If You’re Right, It’s Alright on September 23rd. If You’re Right, It’s Alright has been preceded by two singles, ‘Like Eye Did’ – a song that picked up spins at Radio 1 as well as being streamed over 600,000 times in under two months – and the recently released, ‘Killer Queen’ which you can watch here.