Feelgood

Feelgood

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandPopFunk

We stand by our band name. Feel-good, groove based music with high energy shows. We're a "live" band. Our music blends funk, jazz, soul, and pop. Try to be in a room with us and not dance. We dare you

Biography

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Feelgood's lead singer Stefan Di Maria was a contestant on the 2010 season of Italy's American Idol equivalent Amici

Stefan and Zach have been casted in FOX TV's Glee, and Stefan has a recurring role as the Glee club's keyboard player.

Feelgood was selected for the West, Central, and National NACA Conventions in 2010/11.

Feelgood is endorsed by MONSTER Cable, Exotic Pedals & D'Addario

Stefan has performed at SXSW '10 and NAMM '10 in the Sennheiser 'Featured Artist' Booth.

Stefan, Dave and Roberto of Feelgood appeared in FOX TV's Dollhouse.

Feelgood has owned the main stages of some of LA's most renown venues like the House of Blues Sunset and the Roxy Theatre

In February of 2008, Feelgood was selected to be part of the Original Sessions National Band Search 2008/09. 3000 bands submitted nationally and FG was 1 of the 5 bands to participate out of Los Angeles.

BIOGRAPHY:

Feelgood is a generational combination of music into one pop, rock and soul melting pot. This melting pot has birthed comparisons to everyone from Maroon 5 to Prince. Backed by precision instrumentation and fronted by soul, Feelgood’s music transcends timelines and stereotypes.

Already touted by Music Connection Magazine as a “Potential Top 40 Radio Band,” Feelgood, formed in 2007, found itself playing in packed rooms in Los Angeles. From these shows grew Feelgood’s desire to move and elevate the crowd into a frenzy the moment the music kicks in.

The heart and soul of the band is multitalented musician, singer/songwriter Stefan Di Maria. While his vision didn’t connect overnight, Stefan was drawn to the performances of artists like Michael Jackson (whom he channeled for a rearing rendition of “Beat It” in front of his classmates in 1st grade) and the musicality of his father’s generation of classic rock bands. Collectively, the band cites the genius of Sting and Earth Wind and Fire as strong influences that allow them to bring conscious musical intelligence into the equation of Feelgood.

Once bitten by the performance bug, Stefan assembled a band of artists superbly proficient in their instruments, beginning with guitar virtuoso Kenny Echizen(K&H, MI) and then adding seasoned veteran Zach Rudulph(Andy Grammer) on bass. He rounded out the line up with smooth pianoman David Mendoza(Univision) and his backbone, drummer Roberto Cerletti(Austin Law, K&H). These artists are equal parts of the equation and their varied cultural backgrounds add spice to the melting pot as well as diversity to the music.

The boys of Feelgood continue to focus on proficient and fluid live performances in historic venues such as The House of Blues on Sunset and the world-famous Roxy Theatre in Hollywood. While constantly striving for perfection and originality during these live performances, they intersperse rigorous rehearsals and writing sessions to keep everything fresh. Their live shows help the band to maintain the connection with an audience, and that energy fuels their never-ending quest for originality and showmanship.

And while the audience remains captivated during live performances, you can’t help while watching the band to think that Stefan still envisions himself as that 6-year-old channeling Michael Jackson, and the crowd is still his classmates.

www.feelgoodmusica.com

Booking:
dp@feelgoodmusica.com

Lyrics

Goin' Nowhere

Written By: Stefan Di Maria Poole

I can't tell one night from the other
That's just how I feel
Girl, you treat me like your brother, so I wonder
Is your love for real?
And all my friends ask about you
But there's never enough of you about
Now a reason for your absence
I'm bound to figure out

We're goin nowhere
But I'm gettin somewhere
We're goin nowhere
But I'm gettin somewhere

Babe, it's hysterically confusing
Where and how you spend your time
And any man would come to the
conclusion
Fidelity is just an illusion
Along with girls night out
and dinner with your folks
And every single little thing that a little siren sings is nothing more than a hoax

We're goin nowhere
But I'm gettin somewhere
We're goin nowhere
and I think I know just why that is

Nowhere
Nowhere I think I know
Nowhere I think I know
Nowhere I think I know just why that is

Baggage

Written By: Stefan Di Maria Poole

Today I got to thinkin' tonight I could
After fun and drinks that tonight you would
This could be that moment in time when every movement of mine corresponds with shapes your body makes
This could be that moment in time when each emotion of mine translates to lips laughter touch and taste
But there's something in the way
Nobody sees the extra weight

We lug it around but we don't make a sound x 3
We lug it around

So what are we doin' here? 9:30 and glasses are full
Tell me did you ever have the idea that what you wanted was possible
This could be that moment in time when every movement of mine corresponds with shapes your body makes
This could be that moment in time when each affectionate sign translates to lips laughter touch and taste
But there's something in the way
Nobody sees the extra weight

We lug it around but we don't make a sound x 3
We lug it around

Touch Humanity

Written By: Stefan Di Maria Poole

I've been stuck six days rollin around in my bed
But tonight I've found a way out of my apartment
And I think this world agrees I've been stuck inside way too long
Cause the night's so fine temperature where I could wear nothin at all
Don't you wanna come with me?
Everybody's out to play
Maybe this is what we need to save us

Now is the time for us to reach
Across borderlines to touch humanity
With love

Somewhere there's a boy on the other side of the world in the same place
With the same problems and a similar expression on his face
See we're not so different us and them
So I'm reachin into every little corner of the earth till the earth can finally understand
Don't you wanna come with me?
Everybody's out to play
Maybe this is what we need to save us

Now is the time for us to reach
Across borderlines to touch humanity
With love

love, that universal, unconditional
love, love that undeniable incomparable
love, love that universal, unconditional
love, love that undeniable, indescribable love

Discography

2012 - Gate Check This! EP (Available only at shows)

2010 - 'Self-Titled EP' (Now Available on iTunes, Rhapsody, Amazon and all major digital stores!)

2008 - An Extension of Play

Set List

Set list: Original Baby, Goin' Nowhere, Wang Chuk, Baggage, Givin It All 2 U, How Do I Say?, Touch Humanity, I've Got Sumthin, You'd Be My Gift
Time= 60-80 mins
2-5 occasional R&B/Funk covers (Sam Sparro, Jamiroquai, MJ, D'Angelo, Sly Stone, etc.)