A former city resident, but still local employee has taken a big step in the music world. John Ciambriello is releasing a new five-song streaming “album” entitled, “It all Begins.”
The new album will be available on popular music streaming platforms such as Apple Music and Spotify on May 22. A video single of the EP’s title track “It All Begins,” can already be seen/heard on his website (ciambriello.com), YouTube, and Facebook. The entire collection of songs have been written, produced, performed, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Ciambriello himself.
The Ciambriellos lived in the city for eight years, and currently reside, in Orange. Ciambriello and his wife, and three girls.
But, he maintains his West Haven connection, working for the Young Adults Services program at Bridges Healthcare, Inc. there he works with “a specific population of young adults, daily using music and other expressive arts as a tool to help them cope with life.”
He is known as a performer as well, playing the annual West Haven Apple Festival for a number of years.
Topically his song-writing runs the gamut, and is exhibited in the new releases.
“This collection of songs casts a wide net — there’s everything from finding love to losing a loved one, from building a relationship on a road trip to learning from mistakes. The songs have something for everyone,” he said.
Ciambriello musical sound could be classified as contemporary folky pop-rock, and resembles popular artists such as Ben Rector, Jason Mraz, Jack Johnson and John Mayer. John’s songs give glass-half-full optimism as he takes listeners through stories via melodies and song.
“When writing, recording and performing songs, I want to give listeners a chance to feel something — something honest and something real,” he said. “I think that people are more alike than we’d like to admit, and I attempt to find and bring to light the parts of our human experience, that we can all relate to.”
Being a singer-songwriter is only one portion of Ciambriello’s musical career. He’s been a wedding singer since 2014 (connecticutweddingsinger.com), a nursing home entertainer since 2005, playing at around 15 nursing homes around Connecticut monthly, and also plays at restaurants, festivals and other public and private events all over New England.
John has been working a unique music-oriented day-job, right here in the center of West Haven, for the past 14 years, as a part of Bridges Healthcare, Inc.’s Young Adult Services Program, in which he uses music to help his clients express themselves in a positive and productive manner through songwriting, sound recording, music lessons and an expressive arts monthly open mic night called the Low Key Cafe.
In the future, in addition to his current musical endeavors, John is looking to release more original music and plans on touring outside of the northeast. You can find out more about John Ciambriello and hear his music or watch videos at these online locations: www.ciambriello.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/johnciambriellomusic Instagram: www.instagram.com/johnciambriello, www.youtube.com/johnciambriello, www.soundcloud.com/johnciambriello.