“Our generation is the future and we think giving back is what it’s all about” The Fandinos
The Fandinos Nolan & Jacob
The Fandinos are an up and coming musical duo who love to perform and have a heart for using their gifts to inspire others. Nolan, the drummer and Jacob, the singer and guitarist were born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in December 2002 and live in Elon, North Carolina. Both Nolan and Jacob are multi instrumentalists and play guitar, piano, drums and both of the boys sing too.
“We started out by playing around with our father’s musical instruments. After practicing for a couple of months we entered our 3rd Grade Talent Show and played Twist and Shout and were hooked on The Beatles. We placed 2nd and then won first place the next two years.”
The first song I heard by the Fandinos was a cover of ‘Hello’, by SugarBomb. I quickly became hooked! Sibling groups have a special significance to me but I also loved Nolan and Jacob’s fresh sound and youthful exuberance. I can honestly say I listened to ‘Hello’ on loop for most of a day and liked it more each time!
“Some of our musical influences as we began our journey were our father and the Beatles. Our music has been a combination of cover songs and originals. We tend to lean toward upbeat melodic pop and rock songs that are heavy on melody and rhythms. We are working on some original songs too. When we write will usually come up with a melody or a chord pattern first. On the creative side it is fun writing hooks for the songs. We like a variety of music from pop and rock to jazz and R&B.
We try and play live every month or so when possible. Locally we’ve played benefit concerts for Relay for Life as well as The Humane Society.
One of our biggest challenges with our music is limited time. We try to get our school work done as early as possible in order to make time for our music which is much more fun! We love to perform live so that is our main inspiration for playing. We have been surrounded by music and musical instruments since we were born. Our fans are great too and that keeps us going strong! They are always so positive. We definitely want to have a career in music and make our fans happy with it as well. Our greatest advice to other musicians is practice, practice, practice; enjoy what you do; and always keep learning.”
Now more than 5 years later Anthony has grown into an amazing performer and recording artist with a resume that includes performances with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. In fact if you have been following this site you already know that Anthony appeared on Ellen numerous times, his first appearance when he was just 7 years old.
Anthony has also been showcased on other major network programs like NBC’s Today Show and CBS Early Show. He has opened shows for The Jonas Brothers, Lady Antebellum, Jordan Pruitt, The Outlaws, The Temptations, Four Tops, Kellie Pickler just to name a few!
Anthony is also known for his truly amazing performances of the National Anthem for major sporting events and Professional Sports. In fact, five of these performances were held at Madison Square Garden for the New York Knicks. In addition he has opened games for The Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins, Jacksonville Jaguars, Minnesota Twins, LA Dogers and others…
His first CD called “Finally Done” and the title song with the same name remains one of my favorites yet today. Knowing how that song was inspired helps in our understanding to why Anthony started the nonprofit organization called “Bowling Against Bullying”. Anthony has performed for numerous events for this organization with over $10,000 in proceeds raised going towards the anti-bullying projects of local school districts and anti-bullying charities. This alone says much about his character and desire for his music to make a difference in the world.
Naturally Anthony’s voice has matured and strengthened since that first CD project, but even back then Anthony had that special quality to his voice that could not be denied!
In January of this year Anthony signed on with Cheiron Records where he has been creating new music for what I’m sure will eventually become a full CD. Making countless trips to Florida where Cheiron is based, Anthony has been recording new music, attending dance rehearsals, having photo shoots, shooting videos, and more. This upcoming year is promised to be the most exciting and productive yet for Gargiula!
Anthony Gargiula Releases Single, “So I Don’t Drown”
Released just two weeks ago, the third single Anthony has put out with Cheiron Records,“So I Don’t Drown” hit Number Onein New Artist category on the iTunes chart it’s first week running. This makes a loud statement of just where Anthony’s recording career is heading. I also highly recommend that after purchasing his new hit single you will also want to add DNA and Barricade. his previous two releases to your AG collection.
I asked Anthony to describe his new song and give us a little behind the scenes remarks regarding the making of his latest single. “So I Don’t Drown”
“So I Don’t Drown” is one of my favorite songs that I have ever recorded. I recorded it with an amazing producer named Tim Coons. He has had so much success in this business with people like the Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears. It was an honor to have worked with him.
My brother, Louis was a big part of the song also, he wrote most of it with a little help from me here and there on some of the melodies and verses. Louis, Tim, and I had so much fun producing this song and making music in the studio.
The lyrics of the song are really neat! The song has the word “drown” in the title, and throughout the song there are a ton of references to waves, water, and tides. This is such a fun song to dance to and I hope everyone enjoys it! ” -Anthony