Stefano

Stefano

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Singer/ Songwriter Pop Rock. Influenced by The Beatles, Floyd, Zeppelin the music has a variety of styles without ever losing the singular sound of Stefano's recognizable tenor and craftsman like songwriting. Compared to George Harrison, Neil Finn and Michael Penn.

Biography

Stefano is part of a new breed of American singer/songwriters in that , as half white and half black he has a perspective and voice that truly reflect the changing face america.
New Jersey-born singer/songwriter/guitarist Stefano Capobianco has found his musical home somewhere between rock-and-roll grit and melodic pop. As a skilled songwriter, he creates memorable melodies and harmonies as pleasing to the heart as they are to the ear. His dynamic vocal range allows him to move fluidly through a variety of emotions as expressed by lyrics that speak honestly and candidly to life experiences and observations. As a performer, Capobianco demonstrates unabashed energy, honesty and wit.

From 1995 – 1997, Capobianco played bass for the band Little John who, under a record deal with EMI, released two CDs entitled “Derailer” and “We’ll Always Have Ohio.” He would soon return to his solo career by recording his first solo CD “Stefano” and making a move to Los Angeles. This move resulted in a variety of musical endeavors including the establishment of popular duo Proper Villains with singer/songwriter/pianist Cindi Law -- as well as live and studio work with other, like-minded artists/bands including Jerry Wagers, Michael McCarthy, Jason Moss, Kelly Burgos, and Red Letter.

Capobianco continues to write, record, produce and perform his original material. He performs consistently as a solo artist as well as an accompanist at many of L.A.’s frequented music venues including the House of Blues, Genghis Cohen, The Viper Room and The Mint. He has also played Nashville’s renowned Bluebird Café; New York’s CBGB’s, The Bitter End and Arlene Grocery; Boston’s Paradise and Avalon; and San Francisco’s Fillmore, opening for Norah Jones and John Mayer. His songs have appeared on television’s E! “True Hollywood Stories,” MTV’s “Wanna Come In” and “Score,” the WB’s “Dawson’s Creek” and “What I Like About You” as well as in a variety of films including Punch, Kick, Burning Annie! and Slingshot.

Lyrics

Brake Up

Written By: Stefano Capobianco

What’s the use, in pretending?
When you’re down, feeling blue
When you’ve got the whole world
Wondering what you will do
It’s in your head, not in your heart

When you’re out on the floor every night
You tell yourself get up, just get up
When you’re out on the tiles every morn
You know you won’t stay down, don’t stay down

Relationships hitting the rocks, You Brake Up, You Break Up
Your cars heading for the big crash, You Brake Up, You Break Up
You Brake Up

Everything is happening, but you never change
You stay the same
And you think the whole worlds gone awry
You’re sure you’re gonna die, you’re gonna die

You invite in the same kind of people
Who make you feel wrong
You’re gonna be alright
And the drama is churning and burning you every night, Every Night

Relationships hitting the rocks, You Brake Up, You Break Up
Your cars heading for the big crash, You Brake Up, You Break Up
You Brake Up

Leave It Alone

Written By: Stefano Capobianco

Well I’m off, on my way
Gone today, be back tomorrow
Give me time, give me space
Can’t erase all of my sorrow

Cus’ I’m thinking again
Of what you get for your dollar

Cus’ it’s down in front, get out of my way
Can’t stand the way that we live today
Wanna holler

Well I’m rude and I’m crude
But I’m such a big romantic
Give me time, give me space
See my face is getting frantic

Cus’ I’m thinking again
Does anyone else even bother?

Don’t get out of the car, don’t get in my face
Cus’ your ignorance is a big disgrace
Wanna holler

So let’s leave it alone for tonight
She says Leave it alone for tonight
Why don’t we leave it alone for tonight?
Because the world will turn out right.

So let’s leave it alone for tonight
She says Leave it alone for tonight
Why don’t we leave it alone for tonight?
Because the world will turn out right.

Into My Place

Written By: Stefano Capobianco

When I’m down on my luck and I’m needin’ a thrill
I go back to the place where I know I can chill
Cus I’m gonna kick it back and just think to myself

And I spin my favorite grooves cus I know I get high
When the needle hits the vinyl on the seventies live
And a sound explodes and puts my back in to my place

All is right
When I’m out of sight
Is when life calms for me again

It’s when all is one
One is so much fun
Fun is finding my way back
Into my place

When the road takes a turn and I’ve got too much speed
I shift down to a gear where it’s safe to proceed
So for when the opportunities knock, I kick in

All is right
When I’m out of sight
Is when life calms for me again

When life’s upside down and I’m losing control
All I’ve gotta do is listen to some music with soul
And I always seem to find my way back
In To My Place.

Discography

Stefano 1997, A Future I Can't Leave Behind 2001, Conversations With Myself 2003, Lovesick 2007.

Set List

The Great Heart Divine, Shotgun, Leave It Alone, Sunday In LA, She Means Everything, Feed My Soul, Hey Love, Brake up, Promises, Cover of Queen's Under Pressure. 40 minute set.