anthony giambrone

anthony giambrone

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
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anthony giambrone is a singer/songwriter who combines edgy lyrics and vocals with a straight ahead blend of rock, blues, and classical piano styles.

Biography

Classically trained at the piano, anthony giambrone is a powerful vocalist and a talented songwriter inspired by beauty and screaming for change. His ability to blend classical, blues, and rock piano styles and combine them with edgy lyrics and vocals make for a truly intense musical experience.

anthony fronted various rock bands in the Toronto area in the late 90s but decided to go solo in 2000 when he had amassed a huge repertoire of solid and powerful piano written rock songs. Various live shows as a solo act ensued and the overwhelming positive response to his performances led to his first solo recording in 2001 - a six song EP called 6 Planets.

To support the EP, anthony continued to play a flurry of live shows throughout Toronto and area with the support of his band The Flat Planets. He earned commendable success between 2001 and 2004, garnering campus radio play, local television attention, selling out numerous shows, releasing a live CD, participating in various festivals, and winning a singer/songwriter competition.

While anthony had put his solo work on a back burner between 2004 and 2007 in order to foster the collective band effort of The Flat Planets, he continued to write on the piano, further developing his work as a singer and songwriter. "no need to go so fast", anthony's latest solo release, is a culmination of his most recent songwriting - a throwback to the piano and vocals as the central foci of his music.

Working with Toronto producer/engineer Dan Kircher, anthony was able to put together a collection of songs that are beautiful and playful, yet somehow raw and indignant.

The release of "no need to go so fast" was marked by a performance to an overcapacity crowd at The Paddock in downtown Toronto on September 5th, 2008. Since then, the EP has received remarkable reviews in Toronto based Snap Downtown magazine, New York based Dig This Real, and recieved two awards at the Toronto Exclusive Magazine Music Awards in October, 2008 - best song for "Seven O'Clock", and best EP.

anthony performs on the first Friday of every month at Zemra Lounge in Toronto.

Lyrics

My Mind is Made Up

Written By: anthony giambrone

my mind is made up [4:21]
well I looked up to the stars and i cried out as the cars drove by drove by
what the hell is the problem i swear i tried to solve them i tried i tried
i counted to ten as i let you transition so i could think about asking you when
well lets have a coffee sit and think about it while we forget where we came from again.

you tried to stop me but you couldn’t have caught me even if you tried
and my mind is made up and I’m not ever going to stop not until i die.

we’ll wait for the streetcar like others before us and apologize to our mothers who bore us
and if my mind it leaves here and forgets my body we’ll use everything we can find
and i’ll paint you a picture of something more beautiful than anything we’ve left behind
my hands they’ve been buried in my head for too long and it is time for this to leave my mind.

you tried to stop me but you couldn’t have caught me even if you tried
and my mind is made up and i’m not ever going to stop not until i die.

Seven O'Clock

Written By: anthony giambrone

seven o’clock [4:01]
I don’t go out much past seven o’clock
recently I’ve become afraid of the dark
I want to shut off the television screen
I want to tell off those who don’t know what I mean.
this frustration is getting to me why is it that there’s no one here who can see
that there’s been light out all year around
I keep listening but I cant hear a sound.
and the new year might bring a transformation
where everywhere you look you see the face of elation
how can we save anything at all how much longer do we have to stall.
and if we don’t speak for weeks at a time
listening it may just enter our mind let the hurt pass like a cloud floating past
slow yourself down there’s no need to go so fast.
it’s past seven o’clock i’m not afraid of the dark.

Put Up a Fight

Written By: anthony giambrone

put up a fight [3:07]
eat it up eat it up i cant stop looking at you even though we threw it all down the stairs and i didn’t care whether or not we fell to pieces fell on our knees to pray fro a better day well whatever you say i’ll let you believe if you’re willing to pay there’s nothing you could do to stop me as i walked up the stairs again you caught me and the time was not enough to let you in the conversation it became a sin and before it ends let it begin let it begin.

what you did it’ll be alright now you cant stop here you got to put up a fight now give it up ‘cus you know it feels good if you end up doing what you know that you should.

keep it up keep it up the way you dance don’t want you to stop give me a chance when you get on the floor and you break it down you make me want more when you opened up the door well the water came crashing down and it crushed your crown it crushed your crown.

what you did it’ll be alright now you cant stop here you got to put up a fight now give it up ‘cus you know it feels good if you end up doing what you know that you should.

stir it up stir it up till your on top and end up having to mop it all up because you pull the wool over your face but your sweater’s made out of lace and you can see through the holes of the things that feel good better end up doing what you know that you could because you pull the wool over your face but your sweater’s made out of lace and you can see through the holes of the things that feel good better end up doing what you know that you could.

what you did it’ll be alright now you cant stop here you got to put up a fight now give it up ‘cus you know it feels good if you end up doing what you know that you should.

Smile For Me

Written By: anthony giambrone

smile for me [4:42] -
so here we go let it all begin it’s already begun are you ready to run with me?
i’ll walk ahead to see if anything will hurt us as we approach the places we’re headed
didn’t see anything so we can keep growing old and let it unfold together
put your book down and listen to me for a while i will listen to you i promise keep talking.

take my hand walk with me i cant wait to wake up with you beside me.

smile for me just a little because i don’t ever want to make you cry for anything
let’s go outside and feel the air touch our skin as our life begins together
look at the smiles here do you hear the laughter there we’re surrounded by love do you feel it i feel it.

take my hand walk with me i cant wait to wake up with you beside me.

Discography

Nov. 2001 - Six Planets EP
Mar. 2003 - anthony giambrone live at the RIVOLI
May 2007 - The Flat Planets - In Case of Emergency
September, 2008 - No Need to Go So Fast EP

Thin Green Line and Beatiful Person - airplay on CHRY 105.5FM Toronto
Put Up a Fight - airplay on Songwriters Network: radiotogousa.com

Set List

1. Seven O'Clock
2. Ultimate Occasion
3. My Mind is Made Up
4. Thin Green Line
5. Smile For Me
6. Waiting
7. Beautiful Person
8. Possibilities of...
9. Nigth and Day
10. Changes
11. Easily Broken
12. Put Up a Fight

Set Length - anywhere between 20 minutes and 1.5 hours

Covers (typical repertoire):
1. Karma Police - RadioHead
2. Maybe I'm Amazed - Paul McCartney
3. See You On the Other Side - David Gray
4. Tiny Dancer - Elton John
5. Dear Prudence - Beatles