Biography Bands
Soulful Numbers

EMANUELE FIZZOTTI vocals, guitars, mandolin, 5 strings banjo
MARINA SCHIAVINATO vocals, harmonica
GIORGIO BERTELLO bass, backing vocals

The Soulful Numbers offer a repertoire ranging from jazz standards such as “The man I love” or “Summertime”, to pop songs from the likes of Cindy Lauper (“Time after time”) and Norah Jones (“Sunrise”), from hits by The Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Bob Dylan to classic blues (“Stormy Monday” and “Sweet Home Chicago”), from the soul of Aretha Franklin to the vintage rock’n’roll by Elvis, Chuck Berry and Eddie Cochran.

The 5 strings banjo and the mandolin lend a country-folk feeling to many of the songs, and the distinctive sound of the dobro, a metallic guitar, takes the listener back to the smoky atmosphere of the Mississipi juke-joints.

In November 2007 the Soulful Numbers played with Carmelo La Bionda at the "San Babila Theatre" in Milan.

Carmelo La Bionda is a famous Record Producer and owner of the Logic Studios in Milan (studio where recorded artists such as Paul Young and Laura Pausini among the others), disco dance artist who recorded many a hit like “One for me one for you” with “I Fratelli La Bionda” and wrote soundtracks for several movies with Bud Spencer and Terence Hill.



Italian singer-songwriter, Marina began writing songs and playing the guitar when she was fourteen years old.

In 1993 she attended the “Music Reading Method by Goitre” given by the “Armonia” Vocal Group and won the “Human Life Wonder” European Contest for students organized by the “Movimento per la vita”.

Since 1993 Marina has been singing and playing acoustic guitar in various local groups such as “Nove in Italiano”, in which she sings Italian songs and “Tin Fizz Acoustic Cocktail”, in which she performs classics by The Beatles, Janis Joplin, Tracy Chapman, Carol King, etc.

In December 1998, at a tribute to Lucio Battisti held at the “Villani Theatre” in Biella, Marina sang a highly applauded version of “Aver paura di innamorarsi troppo”.

In 1996 she took private singing lessons from Marco Farinella, who graduated from the Lichtenberger Institut für Gesang und Instrumentalspiel in “Gisela Rohmert Functional Voice Method”, and more recently she has taken private lessons at the “Voiceland laboratori vocali” where her teacher was Paul Rosette, who graduated at the “Vocal Institute of Technology” in Los Angeles, and who has worked with world-famous stars such as Mina, Celentano and Eros Ramazzotti amongst others.

In 2003 she sang “In my dreams”, a song written by the Melody Makers included in the soundtrack of Dario Casetti’s short film “Come mi immagini”, which was presented at the 2003 “Torino Film Festival”.

Since 2004 she’s fronting the rock & soul band "Soulful Numbers" singing classics by Aretha Franklin, Eva Cassidy, Janis Joplin, Mavis Staples and more.
Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday singing a few jazz standards.


Save me Aretha Franklin
Don't play that song Aretha Franklin
Moon River Audrey Hepburn
Rock me baby B.B. King
Hey hey Big Bill Broonzy
The man I love Billie Holiday
Can't find my way home Blind Faith
The times they are a changin' Bob Dylan
Knocking on heaven's door Bob Dylan
Like a rolling stone Bob Dylan
Blowing in the wind Bob Dylan
Don't worry be happy Bobby McFerrin
For what it's worth Buffalo Springfield
Blue suede shoes Carl Perkins
A natural woman Carol King
Time after time Cindi Lauper
I heard it through the grapevine Creedence Clearwater Revival
Have you ever seen the rain Creedence Clearwater Revival
Proud mary Creedence Clearwater Revival
Knock on wood Eddie Floyd
Summertime Ella Fitzgerald
All shook up Elvis Presley
Love me tender Elvis Presley
Tulsa time Eric Clapton
People get ready Eva Cassidy
The letter Eva Cassidy
Cheek to cheek Eva Cassidy
Stormy Monday Eva Cassidy
Killing floor Howling Wolf
I want to know J.B. Lenoir
Piece of my heart Janis Joplin
Mercedes Benz Janis Joplin
Red house Jimi Hendrix
The wind cries Mary Jimi Hendrix
The girl from Ipanema Jobim
Country roads John Denver
Eppur mi son scordato di te Lucio Battisti
Il tempo di morire Lucio Battisti
La canzone del sole Lucio Battisti
Dieci ragazze Lucio Battisti
Un'avventura Lucio Battisti
Moonlight shadow Mike Oldfield
You gotta move Mississipi Fred Mc Dowell
Rome wasn't build in a day Morcheeba
Sunrise Norah Jones
The dock of the bay Otis Redding
Hit the road Jack Ray Charles
Georgia on my mind Ray Charles
Sweet home Chicago Robert Johnson
Venus Shocking Blue
Bring it on home Sonny Boy Williamson
The weight The Band
Don't let me down The Beatles
With a little help from my friends The Beatles
Tequila The Champs
Behind blue eyes The Who
Give me one reason Tracy Chapman
Somewhere over the rainbow Vari
Everybody needs somebody to love Wilson Pickett

…and more…