Photo by Zoe Salvucci
Chiara D'Anzieri started playing instruments in her native Italy at age three. When she was thirteen she joined an orchestra, and started her first string quartet at sixteen. At twenty, she left the world of classical music, taught herself guitar, bass, and drums, and started studying The Beatles, Frank Zappa, and The Velvet Underground. She started going by Santa Chiara, and almost quit music at twenty-four, but met her now husband Ron Gallo and kept going.
Her latest single, "Worth It or Not?," is a bouncy and dance-friendly rock song. It's bordering on pop, but most music is now. What the song is is a ton of fun that packs a lot into it's two minute run time. It's infectious and full of joy, and is an absolute must listen.