Adam Giancarlo
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Adam Giancarlo

Buffalo, New York, United States | SELF

Buffalo, New York, United States | SELF
Solo Rock Folk




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His first LP is entitled "One is too many... a thousand is never enough," released in 2006.

His second LP is entitled "Life is a roller coaster... enjoy the ride," released in 2008.

His first EP is entitled "Strong Kids: Y Songs by Adam Giancarlo & Friends," which was released in 2011 and is dedicated to donors of the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign.

His second EP is entitled "The Family Album," and consists of songs he wrote for various family members; dedicated to his grandmother. This was released in 2011 as well.



Adam Giancarlo is 34 years old and he has been playing music for about 27 of those years. He was born and raised in Buffalo, New York and still lives there. At age seven he started taking piano lessons until age ten when he started drum lessons from Gary Rutkowski at Community Music School. He played drums and percussion in the grade school band at Bennett Park Montessori School and then the Concert Band and Swing Choir Band at St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute (directed by James Deiotte and Marcus Deveso) during the years of 1995 and 1999. They played at Rockwell Hall at Buffalo State College, and they toured Boston, Massachusetts where they played many concerts including Faneuil Hall.

In 1998 he played drums in a jazz band called Jazz Mileage with Sherrie Morris and played several shows at venues including The Langston Hughes Institute, The Festival of Trees at the University at Buffalo, Kleinhans Music Hall, and Shea's Performing Arts Center.

He also played drums for numerous rock bands, including Ocean, Resident Alien, and Shamn (who opened for Siva at New World Record). One of his bands (named Forever) appeared on Channel 7 News on National Night Out. Another was named Trigger Finger, which played out frequently at venues in Buffalo such as The Backstage Pub, The Showplace Theater, The Sideshow, The Funhouse, Buffalo Academy of Visual and Performing Arts, and Club Meltdown. They also opened for Hoobastank and The Lost Prophets at Cloud 9 in Buffalo. Another band he played drums and percussion in was called Urban Underground, which played at Showplace Theater and Stimulance Coffeehouse.

He played for a short period of time with Leah Prentiss as a percussionist, playing bongos and djembe. He performed with her at Nietzsche's.

For the last 11 years he has been mainly concentrating on melodic instruments including piano (with lessons from Joe Brancato), guitar, harmonica, and vocals. He took drum lessons for several years with Buffalo Music Hall of Famer Lou Marino, and has continued to play and practice drums and percussion. He has written about sixty original songs totaling over 4 hours of material.

Between the years of 2004 and 2013 as a solo artist, he has performed at various venues including: Coffee &, Café Allegro, The Coffee Bean, Higher Grounds Coffeehouse, Caz Coffee Café, Goodrich Coffee & Tea, Broadway Joe's, The Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts, The West River Music Festival 2010, Buffalo's City Hall (for the March Against Child Abuse - April 2010 ~ which appeared on YNN - Your News Network), Art Brutale, The Buffalo Infringement Festival (2010-2013: SP@CE 224 Gallery, Buffalo Barfly, El Buen Amigo, Spot Coffee, Allentown Music, The Bend, and Western New York Book Arts Center), The Restoration Society's Empowerment Academy, Club W, Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers’ Market, The Buffalo International Film Festival (at The Screening Room), as well as Spot Coffee for special events given for Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October of 2004 and October of 2010. He also made an appearance on the Greg Sterlace Show on Public Access Television in the Spring of 2006. He has played at several children's birthday parties as well.

He has played guitar, keyboard, and percussion in a jazz fusion duo called Two of a Kind since 2012, which has played at the Garrett Club (for the University at Buffalo School of Social Work Awards Ceremony), Los Tainos Senior Citizens Center, Nietzsche’s, Café Allegro, Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers’ Market, El Buen Amigo, Antique Man, and Buffalo Barfly. They will be releasing an LP in the near future.

His music has innumerable influences, and has been compared to the likes of Cat Stevens, Neil Young, and Jack Johnson. The style is folk rock for the most part with some pop, blues, and ballads. The content of the lyrics ranges from personal struggles and conflicts to social and political commentary to love and desire.

He has been teaching drums, piano, guitar, and voice to children and adults since 2006.

He is very excited to have the opportunity to present his music to people in any capacity. He feels it is a gift he has been given to share with others

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