US Indie phenomenon – SECONDHAND SERENADE (aka John Vesley) was the # 1 unsigned MySpace artist for 7 consecutive months.
John Vesley is a one-man show hailing from Menlo Park, CA. Born into a family of musicians – his father has been a professional jazz musician for over 20 years. John started getting into music around age 12. He was a member of numerous Bay area bands ranging in style from ska, hardcore rock and pop, but it wasn’t until he picked up an acoustic guitar that he finally found his true calling.
Rolling Stone featured SECONDHAND SERENADE in the magazine’s new artist “On The Edge” section and pronounced it:”equipped with an acoustic guitar silken tenor pipes, a shitload of tattoos and a whole lotta sadness.” SECONDHAND also scored #3 in the magazine’s year-end reader’s poll for “Best Myspace Artist.”
Coming off of one of the most hectic years of his life, John appeared on MTV, Yahoo! Music, AOL, Music Choice, in Rolling Stone, and rigorous national tours alongside notable artists including the Plain White T’s, All American Rejects, and Hawthorne Heights, setting the stage for A Twist In My Story.
A TWIST IN MY STORY
620,000 SALES IN THE US
150 MILLION MYSPACE PLAYS
2.5+ Million Tracks Sold
‘A Twist In My Story’ finds John collaborating with two industry heavyweight producers, Danny Lohner (Nine Inch Nails, Angels & Airwaves) and Butch Walker (Fall Out Boy, All American Rejects).
Lead-off track- “Fall For You” is already a platinum smash in the U.S- a beautifully impassioned ballad which has also racked up over 57 Million plays on Myspace and 9 Million views on Youtube. The remaining tracks are of a mixed sort with songs like “Stranger,” “Maybe,” and the up-tempo “Suppose” benefiting from the sounds of a full band, while others like “Why,” “Goodbye,” and the album’s title track all prove to be just as effective in their stripped down form.
A Twist In My Story is a new chapter for SECONDHAND SERENADE, taking you through the highs and lows of love and life. John Vesely is a modern day storyteller following a path all his own while putting a new twist on his timeless tale.