Brendan DiStefano

Brendan DiStefano

 Hamilton, Ontario, CAN
BandPopRock

18 year old Brendan DiStefano is one of the newest additions to the Track Avenue Records roster and is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with. His debut single 'Make Out With Me' hits radio stations across Canada in June 2012.

Biography

At first glance, 18 year old singer/songwriter Brendan DiStefano may seem like your typical carefree teenager roaming the streets of his home town, Hamilton, Ontario. You quickly realize; however, that there's nothing ordinary about Brendan or his aspirations when you see him pick up his guitar to perform live and win over an audience.

Since learning basic recording techniques from his brother at the age of 11, Brendan has been composing and producing his own material. He started out recording tracks in his bedroom that he would burn to CDs and sell to fans at his middle school.

Brendan self-recorded and released his debut EP 'Brave New World' in April 2010. The diversity of this record ranges from the rap-infused 'Party Song' to the piano ballad 'For Every Night You're Alone' and the upbeat reggae-infused number 'Home'. Brendan never feels constricted when it comes to his creativity and that's the best mindset to be in as he continues to grow as a person and an artist.

At 16 years old, Brendan's persistence to find new ways to spread his fresh, upbeat, pop-rock appeal around the Canadian music scene caught the attention of Mitch Masters of Track Avenue Music. A strong relationship quickly built and within months, Track Avenue signed Brendan to Management and Bookings.

"What an extraordinary young talent Brendan is. He is honest, well rounded and hard working. His ability to strongly understand the art form and the music industry continues to amaze us daily."
- Ryan Freedman, CEO, Track Avenue Music

Brendan's popularity has quickly been gaining momentum over the past several months performing throughout Canada and the United States with other popular acts. After playing many live shows and music competitions, his infectious pop anthem 'Make Out With Me' caught the attention of Derrick Ross, President of acclaimed music company Slaight Music. Together they reached a publishing agreement allowing for the release of Brendan's first single to commercial radio stations across Canada in June 2012.

This has propelled Brendan into the spotlight and it's just the beginning. Through this process, he has had the opportunity to work with some great industry professionals including multi Juno award winners Cory Bradshaw & Peter Pantzoures (The Sound Bluntz) who remixed 'Make Out With Me' for radio release. Brendan also had the pleasure of working with Adrian Strong (DMD Entertainment) who launched his single to radio.

Even though things have been moving quickly, Brendan continues to stay grounded as he has a great support team working with him every step of the way. A long fruitful career is what he desires and he has the right attitude and exceptional talents to make that happen.

Lyrics

Make Out With Me

Written By: Brendan DiStefano, JC Smith

so the sun set and all the freaks and jocks met,
you're like a nightmare with foxy clothes and nice hair,
I'm wasting my time, I'll never outshine,
I'm drowning so throw me a friggin' lifeline.

build me up, let me down,
girl just make some sound.

I know you want me, it's easy to see,
so come on come on baby, make out with me
I know you’re aching to me mine,
make out with me you'll be just fine.

it's party night tonight, the feelin' is right,
this girl's all over me, let's hope she's polite,
excuse me, what's your name?
girl, it's a shame I'm not into your crazy mind games

build me up, let me down,
girl just make some sound.

I know you want me, it's easy to see,
so come on come on baby, make out with me,
I know you’re aching to me mine,
make out with me you'll be just fine.

put your hands up if you're feelin' me, let go on 1, 2, 3.
put your hands up and sing with me, let go on 1, 2, 3.

I know you want me, it's easy to see,
so come on come on baby, make out with me,
I know you’re aching to me mine,
make out with me,

I know you want me, it’s easy to see
so come on come on baby, make out with me,
I know you’re aching to me mine,
make out with me you’ll be just fine.

Home

Written By: Brendan DiStefano

hey girl it's me,
I know it's late, but I couldn't wait,
you’re on my mind.

is this love?
'cause it feels like I could fly,
whenever you pass me by.

I want you home,
just to be here, to be near,
never alone.
I've missed you so,
all my fears,
all my tears,
will be gone.

you've got me in a tangle,
that I don't if I can handle,
is it me or him?

next to you is all I know,
so baby, take this slow.

I want you home,
just to be here, to be near,
never alone.
I've missed you so,
all my fears,
all my tears,
will be gone.

throw your tears away 'cause baby I am here to stay,
I'll be yours in every way, 'cause baby you're the best part of my day.
(x2)

I want you home,
just to be here, to be near,
never alone.
I've missed you so,
all my fears,
all my tears,
will be gone.
(x2)

Discography

Slightly Somebody EP
03/08/2011
CD

Brave New World EP
04/13/2010
CD & Digital

Set List

Home
Carry On
Make Out With Me
My Heart
Remember
Baby (Justin Bieber cover)
I Must Be Dreaming (The Maine cover)
For Every Night You're Alone
Party Song
Everything All Of The Time