Exclusive Interview: Tom Zanetti
Tom Zanetti, the name on everyone’s lips right now. Having been privy enough to witness the rise first hand over the years, I took a moment to catch up with the man himself following his recent performance at a charity ball I hosted to talk music, fans and the future.
You have been a tour de force on the house music scene for a long time now. I remember looking up to you when I got to perform at Glasshouse back in the day. If you could you speak to Tom Zanetti 2011 and give him one piece of advice what would that be and why?
I would say be prepared for a very bumpy ride, and make sure you get lots of sleep, because I haven’t had much sleep in years and I wish I’d have known then how exhausting it would be.
You have the undying support of a lot of different reality stars, myself included and my Twitter timeline is constantly filled with your fans showing love. What’s the nicest thing someone has ever said, or the most outrageous thing a fan has ever done?
There is a fan page on Instagram called @tomandkane. Until just a few weeks ago I thought it was a bit weird but it’s actually awesome and looks really well done. It’s such an honour. Then I found out the girl who made it has a critical disease and she has made it ‘to keep her going’ while she’s in hospital. When I found this out I was really moved and felt like crying; it’s just so sweet and strong of her. I’ve been in touch and want to meet her as soon as I can but at the minute her health isn’t well enough for us to meet. I spoke to her again tonight funnily enough and she has tests tomorrow to let me know if I can go see her this week. This is definitely something that will stand out forever.
Talk to me about your First Dates appearance. Are you still looking for love and what impresses you?
Haha I wasn’t looking for love that was a dare by Kane! He got in touch with them and when I got through I just went ahead with it. I can’t believe I actually did it . Looking back I was very brave as I’m very shy in person to be honest.
What are the top 3 most played songs in your iTunes library right now?
I like Childish Gambino – Redbone, Joey Negro and Sonny Fodera a lot at the moment. I like a lot of other stuff too though.
You’re working on a lot of new things at the moment. What are you hoping for this year?
I’m just hoping to really make a success and that people will like what we do. Everything so far has been so amazing and I’m really grateful every day, literally. We have worked very hard and for a lot of years as you know. I just want to make a good life through my music and other work. It’s amazing that we can have this opportunity and support.
Lastly, bit of vain one but in the new tradition of WorldofJsky.com I have to ask you…what do you think of Jsky? Be as honest as you like.
I think Jsky is amazing and a breath of fresh air! Also you have a very inspiring sense of style.
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