So...you want to promote John Taglieri, huh? Well, then you should know a bit about him! When you start telling someone about him, the more you know, the more likely you'll be to be able to convince them too! So we've put some facts about JT below for you to check out and remember! Now....there will be a test! LOL..
What kind of music does John play?: We get asked this question a lot. We like to say that if Bon Jovi and Edwin McCain ever had a baby, it would be John! LOL. He is a rootsy acoustic rocker...part down home acoustic and part rock & roll with tons of emotion and real life stories added in, all rolled up into big hooks!
Who are John’s influences?: Rik Emmett, Edwin McCain, Journey, Bon Jovi, The Beatles, Sister Hazel, Foreigner, Boston, John Mellancamp...tons more!
Where is John from?: John was born in Hoboken, NJ and grew up in North Bergen, NJ. He currently resides in East Rutherford, NJ.
How many CDs does John have?: John currently has 3 full length CD's released..."Leap Of Faith", "Half & Half" & "NOW". All three were released on his own label, Leap Dog Music, although "Leap Of Faith" did so well as an indie release that he was signed to a worldwide deal with European Label A2 Records for that CD.
Who has John opened for and performed with?: John has opened for and performed with Rik Emmett, Sister Hazel, Edwin McCain, Anna Nalick, Jeffrey Gaines, Foreigner, The Beach Boys, Gavin DeGraw, Pat DiNizio(The Smithereens), David Ryan Harris, Jason Ross(Seven Mary Three), Emily Saliers(Indigo Girls), Dennis DeYoung(Styx), Fighting Gravity, Randy Jackson, Groovelilly, Teddy Richards, Doug Jones(Cravin' Melon), Butch Walker, Brian Vander Ark (The Verve Pipe), Mark Selby, Tia Sillers, Adam Erick(Live), Kasim Sultan, Firehouse, Robert Matarazzo, & Granian.
Are his CDs available in stores?: Yes. You can go to most stores to find John's CD's, though in some areas, it might be a special order item.
Where can I find John’s music online?: You can find john's music at most online retailers. We suggest CDbaby.com, Awarestore.com, & Tower.com as the best places to go.
Does John play with a band?: John plays mostly solo acoustic shows, but does have a band that he works with on local NJ & NY City Area shows. They are a talented unit consisting of Jay Buzby(Bass & Vocals), Tom Darby (Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals), & Scott Nicastro(Drums).
What Kind Of Guitar Does John Play?: John exclusively uses Ovation Guitars. He has a long standing endorsement deal with Ovation and it has been a great relationship so far. His main guitar is a black 2002 Ovation Elite 1868.
Some Fun Facts About John!
Does John Have Any Kids?: Yes. He has 2!! A 10-year old Calico colored cat named Callie, a 5-year old Beagle named Java, and a 1-year old Tabby cat named Munchkin!
Favorite Color?: Purple
Favorite Sports Teams?: NFL-Giants, MLB-Mets, NBA-Nets, NHL-Devils
Favorite Snacks?: Munchos, Rice Crispy Treats, Tostitos & Salsa, Wise Salt & Vineager Potato Chips.
What Sign Is John?: John is a Leo. His birthday is August 19th!
What Does John Like To Read?: Acoustic Guitar Magazine, Dean Koontz novels, Guitar magazine, Scuba Magazine, Guitar Player Magazine, Readers Digest.
Any Dislikes?: Whiners, bad traffic, stale potato chips, bad movies, spinach, tofu.
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