Secondhand Serenade is an American acoustic rock solo project fronted by vocalist and guitarist John Vesely. The solo project began in Illinois, USA, in 2004. Vesely has released two studio albums to date under the name Secondhand Serenade, Awake in 2005 and A Twist in My Story in 2008. The debut album used multitrack recording to create the sound of a band using technology, while the second album took a different path, using a proper band and an orchestra to establish a more accomplished sound.
A Twist in My Story was released on February 19, 2008 and features songs from Awake such as "Maybe" and "Your Call," but reproduced with a full band. The bulk of the album however is a list of new songs written by John Vesely and recorded with a full band. Two tracks on A Twist In My Story were produced by famed producer Butch Walker, while the others were produced by former Nine Inch Nails member Danny Lohner. The first single, "Fall for You," was released January 21, 2008. The album was leaked, and was made available for download one month before its official release. On January 28, 2008 the music video for the first single from the album "Fall for You" premiered on the popular MTV show TRL. In support of the release, Secondhand Serenade spent most of March and April touring with American bands Making April, Automatic Loveletter, and The White Tie Affair. Members of his touring band include John Harvey on bass guitar, Lucas Vesely (Vesely's Brother) on keys, Alex Sier on lead guitar, and Tom Breyfogle on drums.
In November 2008, the album's first single "Fall for You", was certified Platinum by the RIAA. As of December 5th 2008 Fall For You was still #13 on the American Top 40 songs in the country.
The "Your Call" video premiered on FNMTV on December 5th. It can be viewed on the FNMTV website.
A Twist in My Story (Deluxe Edition) was released on February 3, 2009. It contains 5 bonus tracks including "Fall For You (Acoustic Version)" "Like A Knife (Acoustic Version) and the Coldplay cover "Fix You".
Watch Secondhand Serenade to perform live at the Ayala Malls. Secondhand Serenade a much awaited tour in Manila.
Greenbelt 3 Park
Mar 28, 2009 - 7:00PM
Mar 29, 2009 - 6:00PM
Ayala Center Cebu
Mar 30, 2009 - 5:00PM
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