Delisco

Delisco

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This soul sublime and frayed original music is where classic quality meets edgy rock and soul style. Described as a cross between Lenny Kravitz and Usher.

Biography

"He Truly Has the Makings of a Star" igoshows.com

"He Has that Special Personality that exudes Magnetism and Warmth" CallBack Magazine

"The Real Deal" Las Vegas Sun

"I never thought I'd hear notes this high or this powerful come out of one man." Connecticut Post

Delisco is often described as a cross between Lenny Kravitz and Usher, bringing you piercing, powerful vocals, live band production, and undeniable stage presence. His soul sublime and frayed original music is where classic quality meets edgy rock and soul style. "An iconoclastic performer with orgiastic energy," Delisco emanates "old school charisma that is noticeably missing in contemporary performances and in the market driven performers who sacrifice musical integrity for the quick record deal," raves Erica Hector Vital. Delisco has the uncanny ability to rouse the crowd into dance and song and send them from the scene awed, ecstatic, and inspired.

Delisco’s most recent run of performances in Las Vegas is exemplary of his appeal to the mainstream audience, launched by his headlining debut at the Las Vegas Hilton, which opened to rave reviews, in September 2005. He made his television debut on the E! Network's reality series "The Entertainer," in the spring of 2005. Delisco won the title of “The Entertainer” after competing with nine other contestants from a pool of over 25,000.

With his solo career on the rise, Delisco played to sold out audiences in Berlin, Germany, a testament to both the mystery & intrigue of Delisco, virtually an unknown to European audiences before he erupted onto the scene. His latest performances have included venues around the globe including Retox Rock Bar, Downtown Cabaret Theatre, Club Barcode, Chameleon Studios, and many others.

Delisco is originally from Jacksonville, FL and continued to hone his craft in New York City. Formerly a principal in the Broadway hit Aida; Delisco has been described by Sir Elton John as "great" and moved the late Peter Jennings to exclaim "Man You Rock!" Delisco also starred on Broadway in 1997 in "Smokey Joe's Cafe" playing the role of James. He was featured in the Broadway hit musical "Ragtime" in 1998. Delisco appeared numerous times on New York's 92.7FM live radio show "Munchamba Live," performing his original music and poetry.

Having seen his share of success on the Broadway stage, clubs, radio, and now television, his current goal is to achieve additional success as an original recording artist. Delisco’s debut single, the LA Music Award Nominated, 'better side of me…', was released in October 2006, and recently went #1 on Engage Internet Radio. His self-titled full-length album just dropped on January 25th, and hit #9 on the charts in Boston in its first week, with college radio play continuing to grow all over the nation. Through his innovative new music style, electrifying vocal ability, inspirational lyrics, and thrilling performance skills, Delisco is just in time to ring in a new era of artistic ingenuity for the 21st Century. Finally, Delisco believes deep within his heart that if he can live his dreams and make them come true, so can you.

Lyrics

better side of me...

Written By: Delisco, Zeyn Ali

better side of me...
better side of me...
confusion is all i see
isolation surrounding me
everybody so alone
no one to walk with no hand to hold
illusions, fallacies
depression broken dreams
everbody so confused
brokenhearted and abused

and the way i'm singing loud
is the way i'm singin proudly
i will see the better side of me...
and the way that i'm alone
is the way i find home
back to the better side...

transition take hold of me
liquid flow help release me
oh my body holds the key
let it flow, let it flow, let it flow thru me

and the way i'm singing loud
is the way i'm singin proudly
i will see the better side of me...
and the way that i'm alone
is the way i find home
back to the better side...
back to the better side...

its never easy to find the way
but you'll find it in this life
who knows how many times we've strayed?
the better side of you is light
this is not the end my friend
just the beginning ( just the beginning)
you and me in time we'll see
there has to be some reciprocity
will it stand or will it fall?
sometimes it makes no sense at all
it is our time it is our call
to tear it down and let the wall fall

and the way i'm singing loud
is the way i'm singin proudly
i will see the better side of me...
and the way that i'm alone
is the way i find home
back to the better side...

and the way i'm singing loud
is the way i'm singin proudly
i will see the better side of me...
and the way that i'm alone
is the way i find home
back to the better side...
back to the beter side...
back to the better side of me...

never fail

Written By: Delisco

never fail

i heard once that love was unconditional...
at least that's what i thought i heard.
i heard once that love conquers all...
if that is true why haven't we heard the call?

take a look:

there are babies killing babies...
there are brothers killing brothers...
there are cops killing mothers 'cuz there sons are gone.
there are storms and there are floods...
and money means more to some than blood.
there are wars around the world...
to me there is no love.

when will we realize that love is unconditional?
when will we realize that love will never fail?

if we see through blind man's eyes...
maybe then we'll realize that color is a wall, you see,
that covers our humanity.
if we open up our hearts maybe then we'll make a start...
to change this world somehow someway,
to show our kids a brighter day.
there are freedoms that are taken
there are eyes that need to waken
to the inevitable rising of the only son...
he will come without a warning
in the night or in the morning...
now get ready so that you won't be the lonely one.

then will you realize that love is unconditional?
then will we realize that love will never fail?
when will we realize that love is unconditional?
when will we realize that love will never fail?

everywhere you look the quakes are shaking up humanity.
our birds are falling from the sky to wake up our reality.
greedy politicians, how they disregard our children's pain...
the church is judging everyone as if they live without no shame.
we destroy our own environment without a sense of looking back.
the racial tension's just so high society is out of whack.
situations, complications, debilitate our race relations...
self-esteem cannot be found in any child in any town.

when will you realize that love is unconditional?
when will we realize that love will never fail?
when will we realize that love is unconditional?
when will we realize that love will never fail?

what are we becoming have we lost our true stability?
i don't know a place to hide to find myself serenity...
everybody wants their rights but no one wants to right their wrongs...
we neglect our little ones, but we forget the youth will make us strong!
love is calling out to everyone who will open up and just receive!
can you hear it calling out to you? can you take a chance and just believe!!
i know your heart is breaking oh but loneliness will not prevail!
if you haven't heard a thing i said, just hear that love will never fail!!!
it will never fail!!!
it wil never fail!!!

Discography

better side of me... 2006 (Official Single Release)
DELISCO 2007

Set List

A set typically lasts between 45 min and 75 min, dependent on the needs of the gig or venue.

We have an extensive song list, but our set concentrating on Delisco Originals consists of: (in random order)

Beautiful
Free Your Soul
Better Side of Me
Fly
Not Worthy
Never Fail
Let It Be Love
Lil James
So Long
Your Love is So Deep

Covers may be added from the following repertoire (including but not limited to):
Come Together (The Beatles)
Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
Wait In Vain (Bob Marley)
Let It Be (The Beatles)
Wanna Be Startin Something (Michael Jackson)
Lets Go Crazy (Prince)
Unchained Melody (The Righteous Brothers)
Why Georgia (John Mayer)
Fly Away (Lenny Kravitz)