Damian Giglio

Damian Giglio

 Dallas, Texas, USA
BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Damian is a "radio ready" artist who is passionate about writing and performing memorable Pop/Rock songs. He brings experience, talent and a brand new record filled with undiscovered hits! The one thing Damian is most proud of is the ability of his songs to connect with his fans!

Biography

As a kid I always dreamed of being on Mtv and with the recent licensing of my songs for Mtv’s top rated show “The Hills” I am getting that chance. I began getting really serious about writing and singing after I had an ankle injury and could no longer play soccer as a teenager. I had never performed or sang before putting a band together for the high school talent show. Once in college, I had grown really unhappy in Beaumont, TX and I knew that if I was going to grow as a musician, I needed to branch out and get to a major metropolitan area. I played in countless bands before moving to Denton, Texas to attend the University of North Texas.

Soon after my move I auditioned for a band called Farmer Brown. We went from an opening act to a headliner in about 3 month’s time. Soon after joining the band we were in the studio recording a full length album produced by Grammy winner Eric Delegard (Bowling for Soup) We were very successful around the Dallas area and were selected by VH1 to be the only unsigned band to play at the 1997 Blockbuster Rockfest. We were introduced by the Vice President of VH1 and even got to be on Entertainment Tonight. It was such a memorable day; an estimated 500,000 fans attended the all day show. The line-up consisted of bands like No Doubt, Matchbox 20, Counting Crows, Bush, Jewel and so on.

The next band I was a part of was called Plasma Jack. During the next two years we played shows all over Texas and Oklahoma and recorded a CD produced by Deep Blue Something in Dallas, TX. We shared the stage with great artists such as Blue October, Ryan Cabrera, Bowling for Soup, Flickerstick, Graham Colton, Cary Pierce and so on.

Shortly after Plasma Jack split up, I ended up suffering an injury to my back. I needed a lot of physical therapy so I ended up moving back to Beaumont TX, a place I hadn’t lived in almost 8 years. Now that I was back in the bedroom where I grew up, I began what would be the most creative period in my life. I wrote 37 completed songs and countless random verses and choruses during the next 2 years. During this time all my friends began finding their way into the music industry. My friend Taylor was on tour as the guitarist for Ryan Cabrera. Edgewater had gotten signed; Graham Colton had gotten signed and was opening for John Mayer and Kelly Clarkson; Blue October had gotten re-signed; My friend Heath was now the guitarist for Bo Bice from American Idol, and on and on. One day I got a call from Taylor, and he said, I’m off the road, lets start recording your album! By this time I had lost my funding for the record because my investor got transferred by his employer. Then, out of nowhere, Hurricane Rita came and destroyed the house I was living in. I evacuated to a cheap, cramped hotel room in Dallas for 3 months. During this time I decided to start the recording process and try to fund it myself. Two days into the project my employer in Beaumont calls me back to work. Back at square one! When I got back I had to live in my parents garage room at their "rental house" while my home was being repaired. I have been working a full 40 hour work week and driving 5 hours from Beaumont to Dallas on weekends to record. We would spend 10 hour days in the studio all weekend before driving back for work on Monday.

Life took me on a wild ride to get these songs recorded. Now I am living in Dallas and ready to make my dreams a reality! I truly feel I can handle almost anything at this point! I believe in this project so much, and I hope that everyone will see the effort behind the cd. I hope that you will work with me and help spread the word about this new project!

thanks Damian

www.myspace.com/damiangiglio

Lyrics

No Longer

Written By: Damian Giglio

I lay beside you but I'm all alone
I give and you take like you did before
You're using me like you always did
But there's some things I just can't forget

No longer am I the knight wearing armor
I've fought my last battle
I'm leaving tomorrow
Leaving it all behind
In search of higher ground
I'm leaving you one more time
For the life I've found
When I walked away
I seem to find a better way
When I walked away

The words you said as we made our way
They pierced my soul and took it far away
Well I guess I'm not worth much to you
Once again I seem to play the fool

No longer am I the knight wearing armor
I've fought my last battle
I'm leaving tomorrow
Leaving it all behind
In search of higher ground
I'm leaving you one more time
For the life I've found
When I walked away
I seem to find a better way
When I walked away

Yeah Yeah
When I walked away
From you

Different Way

Written By: Damian Giglio

Where's it written that
In order to be happy we must
Grow up and latch on to
Somebody else
And where's it written that
In order to be happy we must
Render ourselves
Frantic

I guess I'm a dreamer
And in-betweener
I wanna find a
A different way to live
Something positive
Without defining myself by another
I hope I can discover

Where's it written that
In order to see clearly we must
Learn to supress our feelings
And run from pain
Where's it written that
In order to see clearly we must
Spend our money
On material things

I guess I'm a dreamer
And in-betweener
I wanna find a
A different way to live
Something positive
Without defining myself by another
I hope I can discover

Missing Me

Written By: Damian Giglio

Have you ever had a day like today
Get in your car and just drive away
No destination
You feel so alone
So many miles from where you call home

I just need a way out
I gotta figure it out
How to get back to you
How to get back to me
I think that I'm missing me
How to get back to you
How to get back to me
I think that I'm missing me
Gotta get back

Have you ever had a day like today
Get in the car and tears melt your face
And ever wonder how life brought you here
Here in a world that's full of fear

I just need a way out
I gotta figure it out
How to get back to you
How to get back to me
I think that I'm missing me
How to get back to you
How to get back to me
I think that I'm missing me
I think I'm missing me
I gotta get back to you
I gotta get back to me
I gotta get back
I gotta get back

Discography

Damian Giglio: Have you heard

Current Single, "No Longer"

Set List

I am currently doing every song on the new album live in concert. I have written over 40 songs over the last 3 years. I am a middle slot band which means that I generally come on right before the headliner and do a 45 minute set. I don't do anything but original material.