Born Gianna Richelle Salvato, the fiery redhead now known as Gigi Rich grew up listening to Alicia Keys and Amy Winehouse as a quiet, shy Jersey girl. Gigi wrote her first song at age 13 which went on to top the Songwriter’s Circle charts for several months. Building on this success, she won Amateur Night at The Apollo Theater and was also selected by Bill Seidman to participate in the BMI sponsored professional songwriters workshop.
As a true testament of her ambition, she graduated high school at age 16, has attended classes at Juilliard and Berklee College of Music, all while maintaining a busy rehearsal, performance and writing schedule. In 2014, she continued her journey by taking her talents to national television, appearing on season seven of NBC’s The Voice. She ultimately landed a coveted spot on Team Gwen where Gwen Stefani was her musical mentor.