Monday, November 16, 2009

Everybody's Talkin'

I got the idea to do this one during the World Series. This song was played during the coaching visits to the mound at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. I thought it was a funny choice, and then I got to thinking how much I liked the song. Anyway, here is Everybody's Talkin' by Harry Nilsson/Fred Neil, made famous by its prominent feature in the '70s classic film Midnight Cowboy.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Hungry Heart

I heard Hungry Heart on the radio recently on a long drive from Las Vegas to Steamboat Springs with my dad. It's been stuck in my head since then, and so I had to try it for the cover project. It was a little challenging, hence the almost two week break since the last one. Here's cover #5, Bruce Springsteen's Hungry Heart.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

This Week

I'm running late on recording this week's cover. I hope to have it done by Friday. Stay tuned...

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

As I Went Out One Morning

Week # 3 of the cover project: As I Went Out One Morning by Bob Dylan. Another very famous man, but not one of his best known songs. I've always been drawn to it though.

As I Went Out One Morning

There aren't any good videos of this song that I could find, but here's one anyway. It serves the purpose of hearing the original recording from the John Wesley Harding album.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Love In Mind

Week # 3 of the cover project: Love In Mind by Neil Young. Pretty famous dude, not so famous song. Though this may sound like a standard Neil Young acoustic slow jam, the original is actually played on the piano. Since I have been doing all piano so far, I thought I'd take a break and use the guitar. I hope you like it.

Love In Mind

If you don't know the original, here is a lovely live video from 1971.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Bastards of Young

Week # 2 of the cover project: Bastards of Young by The Replacements. This song is not nearly as famous as last week's, but hopefully a lot of you know it. If not, I hope you'll enjoy it anyway, and check out the original. It's a great tune and a classic MTV video.

Bastards of Young

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

She Loves You

My brother had the idea that I should record and post one cover song every week. I liked the idea, and so I'm doing it. Here is the first song of the project. It's "She Loves You" by The Beatles, and I hope you like it.

She Loves You

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Homely Joys Out Today on Park The Van Records

Park The Van Records has re-released my debut album Homely Joys. I'm proud to be a part of the PTV family, which has so many great bands. The album is available at Park The Van's digital store, as well as iTunes, eMusic, Zune, and Amazon MP3.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Park The Van Release Date

Park The Van Records is releasing Homely Joys next Tuesday, August 18! Click here to see their website which has my handsome album cover on the front page.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Videos from the last show

Thanks to everyone who came out for the show on June 25 and thanks to Adam Arcuragi for having us on the bill. Here are two videos from the show.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

June 25 at Johnny Brenda's

The fabulous Gianmarco Cilli band will be performing at Johnny Brenda's on June 25. It is our first show in a very long time, so we hope to see you there. We are opening for Adam Arcuragi, who has also not played in Philadelphia in a very long time. It should be a great show.

Friday, April 24, 2009


Artist Jeff Love has completed an amazing portrait of me. Jeff is the man behind the wonderful illustrations for National Eye's 2008 release The Farthest Shore.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Next Big Thing

There's been no news for a little while. No shows, no nothing. I'm gathering steam to start a new record. I have all the songs ready, it's just a matter of putting them to tape (or hard drive). I hope for it to be finished by the end of this year. Stay tuned...

Monday, February 2, 2009

Homely Joys Available on iTunes

Homely Joys is finally available in its entirety on iTunes. If you bought the partial album before, you can now complete the album by purchasing Summer Feels, which was the missing track.

Click here: Gianmarco Cilli - Homely Joys

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year

I wanted to say Happy Holidays to everyone and to look back at what a great year 2008 has been.

1) Barack Obama was elected President of the United States!
2) The Philadelphia Phillies won the World Series! And I got to go to Game 4--amazing.
3) I finished Homely Joys after a really long time. It will hopefully be available on iTunes soon.
4) National Eye released a wonderful new album, The Farthest Shore. You can hear the whole thing on this beautiful album player.
5) My band played some great shows that were a lot of fun. Thanks to Charlie, Todd, DWD, Hearts, Josh, and Dan for playing with me and for being such great dudes.

New Year's Resolution for 2009: start and finish recording my second album!