BIO

Buffalo, NY artist ROB FALGIANO lives under the Big Singer-Songwriter Tent, with   eclectic musical influences: jazz, funk, 1950s rock & country, bossa nova, 70s folk, 80s new wave, R&B, electronica, and the Great American Songbook. His latest CD is Little Vision. Falgiano has drawn comparisons to alternative / pop artists like Elvis Costello, The Postal Service, John Mayer, Robert Glasper Experiment, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, David Byrne, Jamiroquai, James Taylor, & The Smiths.

His music has been heard on many TV shows: 'Friday Night Lights' (NBC), 'Felicity' (WB), 'The Black Donnellys' (NBC), 'Everwood' (CW-ABC Family), 'Dude I Just Want My Pants Back' (MTV), and 'General Hospital' (ABC). Opening slots for more than a dozen national artists include: Jakob  Dylan (The Wallflowers), Nickel Creek, Ingrid Michaelson, Three Dog Night, Glen Phillips (Toad the Wet Sprocket), Matthew Good, Nellie McKay, and Chris Trapper.

Falgiano's first book, God Laughs at Dirty Jokes, was released in the fall of 2014.

'...an opening set by singer/ songwriter Rob Falgiano, whose remarkable vocal range turned some heads.' - Joe Sweeney, Buffalo News (Ingrid Michaelson concert review)

'Funk-rock band grooves with hints of soul and jazz, influenced by groups like Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings and the Robert Glasper Experiment.' - Cory Perla, The Public

'His use of digital blips and beats as flourishes sound something like Elvis Costello singing with the Postal Service.' - Peter Vullo, Artvoice

'Rob Falgiano took to the stage first. In a way, he was both Simon and Garfunkel. His stature and guitar skills invoked the former while his vocals recalled the latter.' – Mackenzie Lambert, Buffalo Rising (Ingrid Michaelson concert review)

'His (opening set) presented the audience with a mosaic of influences that conjure up a likable & sometimes funky sound. His work vaguely resembles that of John Mayer’s earlier soft pop rock albums.' - Allison Eck, Buffalo News (Three Dog Night concert review)

'His strongest, most finely detailed and compelling collection to date.' – Jeff Miers, Buffalo News

'Daring and delicately understated.' - Donny Kutzbach, Artvoice

'The album is gorgeous. His music smacks of a hard-won humanism, tempered by a clearly blossoming songwriting talent.' - The Buffalo News

'What's impressive about your work is your unwillingness to settle for the obvious. More challenging than simply crafting a pop tune, but when you put the elements together properly the sky's the limit.' - Taxi.com

'Falgiano is more interested in making an album of value instead of writing one for the casual crowd.' - SoundtheSirens.com

'Many will be won over by Rob's voice alone, Neil Finn-like on the opener and sporting a mellow-soul falsetto.' - Muse's Muse

 DISCOGRAPHY:

'Little Vision' (2017)
'Nice Mouth' (2013)
'All Star Heart'
(2010)
'Red'
(2005)
'Things I Used to Know'
(2003)
'The Contortionists Get Sweet For You'
(2001) - with The Contortionists
'Down The Long Lonely'
(1997)
'Pop Revolution'
(1997) - with Plaster Sandals
'Two Steps Left of Hip'
(1993) - with Plaster Sandals

 


Photo: John Ritz

 

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