Giuliano Sangiorgi was born in Nardò on January 24, 1979, but has always lived in Copertino. After graduating high school with a specialization in classical studies, he started his musical career as a guitarist, but soon developed into a singer and pianist; he eventually became an accomplished performer, competing with his band in the “Newcomers” section of the 2005 Sanremo Festival, with the song Mentre tutto scorre. That same year he scored Alessandro D'Alatri’s comedy La febbre, in which he made a cameo appearance in the role of a bartender.
His work as a songwriter includes hit songs such as Le parole che non ti ho detto, sung by world-renowned tenor Andrea Bocelli.
In 2006, Sangiorgi took part in the social/musical project Rezophonic, for which he performed I miei pensieri and L'uomo di plastica.He contributed to the lyrics of Ameba4’s Strade da disegnare and collaborated to Corrado Rustici’s solo effort Deconstruction of a post modern musician, performing the song Maledette stelle. On August 25, 2007, he was a guest at the Notte della Taranta in his native Salento area, where he performed two traditional “pizzica” songs in the Salentinian dialect.
In 2007 he dueted with The Cranberries’ Dolores O'Riordan in Senza fiato, a song the two singers co-wrote with Paolo Buonvino; the track was later included in the score for Marc Martani’s noir drama Cemento armato. That same year, Negramaro’s album La finestra was released in a special CD+DVD edition, including Senza fiato as a bonus CD track; the DVD also included Negramaro’s rock documentary Dall'altra parte della luna, retracing the band’s early days and their work on La finestra.
In 2008, the singer took part in Jovanotti’s Safari, contributing to the album’s title track. Jovanotti and Sangiorgi also worked together on Cade la pioggia, written by Sangiorgi himself and included in Negramaro’s La finestra. Sangiorgi dueted with Cristina Donà in Settembre, part of Donà’s acoustic album Piccola faccia. The singer then penned yet another movie score for Daniele Gangemi’s Una notte blu cobalto, the recipient of a “Best First Feature” award at the 42° Worldfest International Independent Film Festival in Houston, Texas.
Two of Sangiorgi’s songs competed in the 2009 Sanremo Festival: Come foglie was performed by Malika Ayane, while Chiara Canzian sang Prova a dire il mio nome, written by Sangiorgi under the pseudonym “Pellecalamaio". "Pellecalamaio" is a name often used by Sangiorgi when writing song lyrics, while the singer employs his full name when writing both music and lyrics. Sangiorgi collaborated yet again with Jovanotti in the conception and production of Domani 21/04.2009. The song, written by Mauro Pagani, was released to raise funds for the victims of the 2009 Abruzzo earthquake, and boasted the contribution of several prominent Italian singers. At the end of 2009, Sangiorgi dueted with Elisa in Ti vorrei sollevare; later on, in 2010, they joined forces again for Basta così, which was included in Negramaro’s latest album Casa 69; Sangiorgi also dueted with Claudio Baglioni on Ancora no, later included in Baglioni’s Q.P.G.A. album.
In 2011, Sangiorgi wrote Unisono and Cielo, both included in Patti Pravo’s latest album Nella terra dei pinguini. In March of 2011 the singer underwent successful vocal cord surgery.
In October 2011, Sangiorgi wrote Non ti accorgevi di me for Adriano Celentano and recorded Non so più cosa fare with Jovanotti and Franco Battiato. Both songs were later included in Celentano’s album Facciamo finta che sia vero.
In November of the same year the singer wrote two songs (Brucio di te and E così sia), for Piccolino, an album released by legendary Italian songstress Mina.
May 2012 saw the release of Ora il mondo è perfetto, Sangiorgi’s collaboration with Planet Funk.
October 2, 2012 was the publishing date of Lo spacciatore di carne (Einaudi Editore), Sangiorgi’s highly anticipated debut in noir fiction. In February 2013 Sangiorgi wrote Niente and E se poi, both performed by Malika Ayane at the 63rd Sanremo Festival. He also wrote "Ecco che", which was included in Elisa’s latest album, "L'anima vola". On November 1, 2013, Sangiorgi wrote yet another song for Adriano Celentano, Io non ricordo (da quel giorno tu).