John Tumminello

John Tumminello

BandAlternativeAmericana

"Singer/songwriter John Tumminello pours a number of powerful ingredients into his sound and his debut album, Eventually, from the surging electric swell of Rock from America's heartland to the quiet acoustic reflection of Folk balladry." - Cincinnati Beat

Biography

"Eventually is the finest debut effort I've heard in quite some time." David Agosta, Dr. Dave's Traveling Medicine Show, WPKN, Bridgeport, CT

Life is complicated. It's easy to get so wrapped up in our daily problems that sometimes, it seems there's no escape. The antidote is to spend 39 minutes with John Tumminello.

John is the latest in the generation of New American storytellers. Embracing artists of the past and present, he joins the ranks of John Mellencamp, Tom Petty and John Mayer with his own powerful and emotionally dynamic American Heartland music - music which serves as both a mirror on our lives and a door to escape through.

From intimate ballads to memorable pop rock songs, John's range of musical stories takes us on a journey through the ups and downs in life and those sometimes-forgotten moments in between.

In his debut album, Eventually, John covers the gamut, from everything good in our lives to the problems we create for ourselves. In his own words, John explores the aspects of life we all can relate to: lifelong friendships, unrequited love, self-doubt, and the joy that music brings to our lives. In the song Here I Am, he introduces his personal views of love. John believes that people come and go in our lives, and sometimes we just can't help who we fall in love with - or out of love with. Love is a mystery. We can destroy it with words, or with actions. And sometimes we destroy it without ever knowing how or why.

John's philosophy carries over to the moving ballad, Still Crazy (In Love With You). Using Elvis Presley as a backdrop, the piece is a haunting look back at the time we spend torturing ourselves about the path we have chosen in life. those paralyzing moments of self-doubt that prevent us from doing what we want, or need, to do.

Which leads us to Eventually - a quest for that moment in life when we finally decide to believe in ourselves and pursue our personal calling. That moment of exhilaration, of challenge, when we are ready to move past fear and start living life for ourselves. John has taken this leap of faith
personally, and he invites all of us to do the same.

John Tumminello is a rare artist because his vision of life and what is important in it is not restricted to music. Whether we're sitting alone at home or driving down the highway with the top rolled down, John's moving words and irresistible melodies remind us that we are in control of life's challenges. We are the ones who decide where we will Eventually end up
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John Tumminello was awarded GARAGEBAND.COM's TRACK OF THE DAY on 4/19/04 and 12/23/04 TRACK OF THE WEEK on 5/10/04 and 12/27/04 for his beautiful ballad "Still Crazy (In Love With You)."

"Still Crazy" reaches the "Top 10" on GarageBand.com's Americana and Folk/Country charts. "Still Crazy" reaches the #24 song of All-Time on GarageBand's Americana charts.

"Still Crazy (In Love With You)" was awarded Honorable Mention in SongPrize International Songwriting Competition - 5/04

"Here I Am" selected for "Buy Indie Music 2" Compilation CD - 6/04

"Here I Am" recieves Honorable Mention in Billboard World Song Contest - 10/04

"Summer's Over" featured on Triple A Radio Sampler 15 - 8/04

"Still Crazy" receives Honorable mention in The Great American Songwriting contest - 3/05

Tracks from "eventually" received airplay on 70 college and AAA radio stations across the US - from Maine to Alaska, with heavy play in the Midwest, Northeast and West.

[Member - ASCAP, Americana Music Association, Nashville Songwriters Association]

Lyrics

Here I Am

Written By: Tumminello/Santiago/Jordan

Let me into the place
Where your shattered soul resides
Give me all the love you kept bottled up inside
Give me all the love you kept, you kept

Here I am
Where are you
In this life we cannot choose
Who we love or who we lose
Here I am

Can you look in my eyes
And tell me everything is fine
And all my life I can pretend
You never mattered in the end, the end

Here I am
Where are you
In this life we cannot choose
Who we love, Who we lose

Here I am
Sorting through
Through this wreckage that was you

Such is life, The life I knew
Here I am

You went away

Here I am
Where are you
In this life we cannot choose
Who we love or who we lose
Here I am

Here I am
Sorting through
Through this wreckage that was you

Such is life, The life I knew
Here I am

Invisible Chains

Written By: Tumminello/Santiago

I tore apart this dusty mind
Hopin’ to fast forward time
And all the while
This scene was stuck on you

You held me down in invisible chains
You probably don’t remember my name
When I walk through that door
I’m livin’ for my self

I still recall that one embrace
Somehow time could not erase
And all the while I guess you never knew

You held me down in invisible chains
You probably don’t remember my name
When I walk through that door
I’m livin’ for my self

You held me down
In invisible chains
You held me down
You probably don’t remember my name

Still Crazy (In Love With You)

Written By: Tumminello/Berenzy

Verse:
FOR ONE PRECIOUS MOMENT
IN 1956
YOU WERE MY WORLD
BEFORE IT CAME DOWN TO THIS

THEY CALLED FOR ELVIS
YOU CALLED FOR ME
I WAS CAUGHT
IN A SHIFTING SEA

Pre-Chorus:
FOR ONE RESTLESS SUMMER
WHEN YOU STOLE MY HEART
FOR ONE PRECIOUS MOMENT
BEFORE THEY TORE ME APART

Chorus:
AND NOW I'M
I'M STILL CRAZY
I'M STILL CRAZY
I'M STILL CRAZY IN LOVE WITH YOU

Verse:
FOR ONE PRECIOUS MOMENT
BEFORE THEY CALL CAME ROUND
FOR ONE STOLEN BREATH
BEOFRE THEY HEARD THAT SOUND

WAS IT ALL WORTH
THE PRICE ON MY HEAD?
WAS IT ALL WORTH
MY LIFE IN THE END?

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Outro:
CRAZY IN LOVE WITH YOU

[Inspired by the love affair between Elvis Presley and his first fiancee June Juanico in the Summer of '56]

Discography

"Eventually" - Aug 2004
"The Road To Somewhere" - 2007

Several tracks from "eventually" received airplay on over 70 college and public radio stations across the country!

"Still Crazy (In Love With You)" went Top 10 on Garageband.com Americana Charts (12/04 - 1/04)

Set List

Here I Am
If I Should Fall Behind
Resting On Your Conscience
Waking The Dead
Where We Stand
Ocean Avenue
To Make You Feel My Love
Another Sad Goodbye
Small Town
Fire
Still Crazy (In Love With You)