Adriane Blanco

Adriane Blanco

 Phoenix, Arizona, USA
BandChristianAdult Contemporary

The ADRIANE BLANCO BAND is a Phoenix based Christian rock band which provides family friendly concerts, scalable from an intimate acoustic set to a high energy rock show. We look forward to serving you at your next event.

Biography

Rock 'n' roll and alternative country combine with the British Invasion sound, to lay the foundation for inspirational lyrics and melodies in Adriane Blanco's self-titled debut. His song "In Your Arms" earned him a #1 spot on KBCU-FM 88.1, with it's reflective tone and soothing harmonies. He has also made the top 20 of indieheaven.com with high energy songs like his indie-pop love song "Near Me", parable rock anthem "I Am Loved" and the driving rock of "The Real Me". The 13 song album was produced by Patrick Andrew of the Grammy Award-nominated and GMA Dove Award-winning band ‘PFR’ (Pray For Rain). He is close to completion on his sophomore album entitled "Metamorphosis" and is preparing to start recording a Christmas album to be released next year.

Adriane Blanco was born in Tucson, Arizona to an ethnically diverse family of his Mexican father and American mother. Knowing he wanted to make a difference in this world through music from the time he was eight, he became involved in the music of his church. He studied and developed his musical skills with the Grammy Award winning 'Phoenix Boys Choir', which allowed him many exciting performance opportunities, including backing the 80's rock band 'Mr. Mister' for a performance in Phoenix Symphony Hall and opening for artists like Crystal Lewis and Jaci Velasquez at Chase Field. Adriane has also opened for 'Phillips, Craig and Dean' and sang in the gospel choir backing Diana Ross at an NFL Super Bowl Half-Time Show. Adriane is a graduate of Grand Canyon University with a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Arts in Worship and has helped develop the music programs of several Phoenix Area churches.

As an artist who sees music not just as a commodity, but as a tool to help promote a positive change in the world, Adriane can be seen regularly playing at homeless shelters and rehabilitation centers for people struggling with anxiety and eating disorders. He also serves as the Director of Music and Programming at Paradise Valley Community Church and the Executive Director of Renewal Performing Arts.

As a songwriter and recording artist, Adriane now takes his experiences, both good and bad and tells his story of God's love and redemption through his times of doubt, confusion, loneliness, pain, and reconciliation. As a performer, Adriane combines his high-energy presentations with his humble, soft-spoken, down-to-earth personality in both his rock shows and his intimate acoustic sets. His band's next gig is at the Arizona State Fair's Faith & Family Day on October 31st, 2009.

Lyrics

Near Me

Written By: Adriane Blanco

My eyes, welling up with tears of joy,
My ears, ring the voice I hear.
My lips, tremble just to speak your name.
My heart, pounds that you are near.

Chorus
When you’re near me all else fades away,
And I want to stay.
When you’re near me there’s no time of day,
So I want to stay.

My mind, racing in the moment now,
My hands, reach to feel your touch,
My soul, recognizing who you are,
My knees, buckle as you lift me up.

Repeat Chorus

When you’re near me all else fades away,
And I want to stay.

Repeat Chorus

So I want to stay.

I Am Loved

Written By: Adriane Blanco

Now I see I took You for granted.
My life has known a lot less hits than misses
I am sure I will meet rejection,
Still You run to greet me.

Chorus
I am loved by You.
I am loved by You.

You take this slave and make me as your child.
You take these rags and clothe me as a King.
I don’t deserve this, I don’t deserve this,
Still we celebrate, we dance and we sing.

Repeat Chorus

I am loved, I am loved

I am loved by You. (I am loved, I am loved)

Repeat Chorus

I am loved by You.

The Real Me

Written By: Adriane Blanco

I was simply passing by
And ran into this guy I used to know from school.
When I asked him how he’d been,
I found out there and then he turned out such a tool.
Listened to achievements,
‘Til this blonde girl passed and turned my head.
When the dreaded question came,
I looked him in the eye and said:

Chorus
I’m just trying to find myself,
To know who I’m s’posed to be,
Not conform to someone else,
But to find the real me.

Blind, focusing behind,
Desperate to find a purpose and a plan
To win, I think it’d be a sin
For me to just give in and sell out to the man.
A chorus of voices echoing advice they freely give,
To work, to play, to dress, the way
I breathe my air, and how to live.

Repeat Chorus

But to find the real me, Yeah, to find me.

Calling

Written By: Adriane Blanco

Everywhere I go I’m always running late,
Am I too slow or is there too much on my plate?
Don’t just do something stand there!
Perhaps there’s something in the solitude I fear,
In the stillness, in the silence I might hear:

Chorus
Someone is calling me,
But I can’t sort through the noise.
Trying to listen, but I can’t recognize,
I can’t recognize the voice.

I’m late for whatever I had at eight,
If I could throw out my appointment book,
I wouldn’t hesitate, or would I?
In the stillness, in the silence I might hear:

Repeat Chorus

In the stillness, in the silence I might hear:

Repeat Chorus

Can’t recognize, can’t recognize, can’t recognize.

In Your Arms

Written By: Adriane Blanco

I’ve been dwelling on mistakes,
I wish I had never made.
Empty promise, you’re not what you seem,
There’s only One Whose promises I believe.

Chorus
I believe there’s a much better place,
I believe I’ll be face to face.
In Your arms, in Your arms.
In Your arms, in Your arms.

I am longing for the day,
I don’t dwell on my mistakes.
I am longing for the day,
I don’t dwell on my mistakes.

Repeat Chorus

Always Watching

Written By: Adriane Blanco

When there’s darkness all around,
God is always watching over me.
When I’m lost and can’t be found,
God is always watching over me.
When temptation’s close at hand,
When I’m sinking in the sand.
He will reach His mighty hand;
God is always watching over me, I know
God is always watching over me.

Chorus
Always watching over me.
Always watching over me.
Though I cannot see Him, I can guarantee,
Always watching over me.
I know God is always watching over me.

When there’s illness at my door,
God is always watching over me.
When I’m rich and when I’m poor,
God is always watching over me.
When the end is drawing nigh,
When it’s time to say, “Goodbye,”
When I reach the other side;
God is always watching over me, I know
God is always watching over me.

Repeat Chorus

Stranded

Written By: Adriane Blanco

That awful sound alarms me its a brand new day,
The comfort of my dreams will have to be delayed.
The sun comes up and falls back down,
(falls back down, falls back down).
A generation comes and goes
And nothing ever seems to change,
For all we do is vain. All we do is vain.

Chorus
I reach for everything, so why are my hands empty?
I reach to catch the dream my soul has been demanding.
And I won’t be stranded, no, I won’t be stranded,
No, I won’t be stranded, since I’ve come this far.

We serve a sentence of hard labor ‘til we die,
In hopes that we can serve a purpose here, but why?
For anything that we could do has been done before,
And in a while they’ll say we’re old,
Toss our work and start again,
For all we do is vain. All we do is vain.

Repeat Chorus

I reach for everything, so why are my hands empty?
I reach to catch the dream my soul has been demanding.
And I won’t be stranded,

No, I won’t be stranded.

Show Me the Way

Written By: Adriane Blanco

I heard it once said that the world is a stage
And all of us simply are players,
Can anyone lend me a script I can read,
To wake from this actor’s nightmare?

Chorus
Show me the Way, light up the darkness,
Show me the Truth, to sort out the lies,
Show me the Life, the path to abundance.
Can You help me today? Show me the Way.

I think I once read there is just a broad outline.
Remember those old Mad-Lib games?
If that is the case, can I please change my answers,
Before I ruin my life with the choices I’ve made?

Repeat Chorus

Discography

In Your Arms - KBCU-FM 88.1 #1 song
Near Me - Indieheaven.com top 20
I Am Loved - Indieheaven.com top 20
The Real Me - Indieheaven.com top 20

Set List

Originals:
Always Watching
Beautiful
Break Me
Calling
Change the World
Faithful
Glorify Your Name
God of Mercy
I Am Loved
In Your Arms
Make Me Holy
Metamorphosis
Near Me
The Other Side
The Real Me
She Loves Me
Shine Your Face
Show Me the Way
Stranded
Take Me Away

Cover Tunes:
40 - U2
Grace Like Rain - Todd Agnew
Hanging by a Moment - Lifehouse
Jesus Freak - DC Talk
Meant to Live - Switchfoot
Stars - Switchfoot