Secondhand Serenade is an American acoustic rock band, led by vocalist and guitarist John Vesely named. Vesely has released three solo albums to date under the name Secondhand Serenade. Awake The first album, released in 2007, A Twist on My Story in 2008 and Hear Me Now in 2010. The first album Secondhand Serenade uses multitrack recording to create the sound by using the technology, while the second album take a different way by using an appropriate music and voice synthesizer to form a more perfect.
In 2004 John Vesely formed Secondhand Serenade in the town where he lived, Menlo Park, California, USA. Vesely was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area in a musical family and as the son of a professional jazz musician father so that he entered into the world of music is common. He spent 8 years playing bass in local bands, from the playing style of ska and hardcore to rock and pop style. One of the bands in which he played was Life Like Sound. After years of playing bass, he opted to play acoustic guitar. Vesely following the tradition of John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting.
Vesely began writing his own songs when she seduced Candice Vesely, his wife. Candice wants John to play a song to seduce her. Secondhand Serenade pseudonym derived from the word 'serenade' meaning musical seduction, then it is often sung to his wife Candice. But in 2008 the couple divorced. Vesely was heart broken, this is evident in some of his songs. He released his album entitled A Twist In My Story as an expression of her when the divorce.
In 2005, Vesely released his first album titled Awake. The record just using an acoustic guitar and multi-tracked vocals. The album was promoted through the Secondhand Serenade Myspace page as well as local shows. Initially Secondhand Serenade CD only sold through orders using PayPal account, but then Vesely working with the distributor TuneCore, making Secondhand Serenade song terserdia on music portals including iTunes.
The album received tremendous online support, and by the end of 2006 Secondhand Serenade had received millions of requests a concert on Myspace and has become the social-networking site's No.. 1 Independent Artist for months. Financially, he was said to get up to $ 20,000 per month from downloads and merchandise sales out of his home. He sold more than 15,000 copies alone album, and then there is a label interested Secondhand Serenade. Then he signed with Glassnote Records label.
In 2006, Rolling Stone announced Secondhand Serenade as champion 3 in the magazine reader's poll for Best Myspace Artist.
In early 2007, Awake album reissued by Glassnote Records with two extra songs. Released on January 31 and gave Vesely his first chart. Secondhand Serenade released only one song as a single from the album is a song titled pertamannya Vulnerable. Then on February 19, 2008 released a second album, A Twist in My Story. Most of the album are new songs written by John Vesely.
The title of his second album is a picture of the story has changed because of a divorce with his wife, Candice, in 2008. In November 2008, the single Fall for You get Platinum from RIAA. Right on August 3, 2010. Secondhand Serenade released his third album titled Hear Me Now. Vesely stated that the new songs will be much faster tempo than the previous album.
2008 A Twist in My Story
2010 Hear Me Now