MP3 Alan Darcy - Fearless
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ÂFearlessÂ is an Exciting Eclectic mix reflecting Alan's love for the many different styles of Jazz and Pop. He has been influenced by such diverse artists as Spyro Gyra, Eric Marienthal, Sting and Billy Joel
12 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Jazz Fusion, POP: with Live-band Production
"FEARLESS" has 6 awesome originals plus 5 Cover tunes that dip into the songwriting bag of Sting, David Gray, Grover Washington Jr. and more. Alan's original music is filled with soaring sax, heartfelt vocals and lyrics. The tunes lovingly stretch out over the genres of Pop and Jazz, weaving the musical tale of a life examined.
This is an incredibly satisfying musical journey.
Better Late Than Never
Alan Darcy was born in Staten Island, N.Y. in 1962.
The child of an Italian mother and an Irish father, he was destined to love music and food!
He grew up listening to his two older sisters wear out their Beatles, Rolling Stones and Monkees LP's, while his parents played the albums of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and the Big Bands of their youth.
Music was everywhere in the Darcy household. And it came in all styles, shapes and sizes.
In 1977 the soaring Sax Solo by Phil Woods on Billy Joel's "Just the Way You Are" enchanted him. Alan bought "The Stranger" and discovered Joel's earlier work. He fell in love with the music and the Piano Man's tributes to New York on "Turnstiles" and "Street Life Serenade" made Alan nostalgic for the Big Apple.
In 1988 Alan's best friend committed suicide.
It felt like someone had taken Alan, grabbed him by the legs and turned him upside down and shook the hell out of him until he couldn't breathe.
This Smack-In-The-Face from reality made him realize how fragile life truly is and started him on his own journey to find out his own personal truth and peel away the fears that had always held him back.
His heart led him to return to his love of playing the saxophone, singing, and music.
At the ripe old age of 26, Alan decided to take a chance and follow the dreams he had long suppressed.
He produced and released his first CD, "From The Heart" in 1996 to great local reviews. The disc reflected his love for the saxophone and great players like Phil Woods, Eric Marienthal, and David Sanborn as well as the singer/songwriters he grew up listening to as a teenager like Billy Joel and Elton John.
In 1998 his partner of nine years died.
Faced once again with a devastating loss, Alan found a release and solace in writing and recording music. The anger and conflicting emotions of watching another loved one slowly die led to the birth of his second release and the title track "FLYAWAY".
Always feeling the pull between the powerful worlds of instrumental jazz and the expressiveness of strong lyrics, Alan decided to also include his passionate interpretation of Carlos Santana's "Europa"
In 2005, thirteen years after his commitment to Music, Alan continues to delight in the fact that he does what he LOVES for a living. He has played at hundreds of jazz clubs, festivals, venues and functions throughout the country and appears regularly on radio and TV. In May of 2003 he released his 3rd CD, "FEARLESS" to rave reviews
"Fearless" is a testament to not giving up despite the odds. It's about confronting your fears and knowing that if we look deep enough, we all have the strength to push past the demons in our own heads. It's about learning to be true to yourself and trusting that we all have a gift for the world."
Alan has now written original music for the film, "Runs In The Family" and it is featured on "Fearless".
The title track is dedicated to his childhood friend Jimmy Leahy, N.Y.P.D. who died saving lives in at the World Trade Center on 9/11/2001
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Notable feature performances also include:
-CD Release Concert for "Fearless"
at the Historic Tampa Theater.
-Rockwood Music Hall with David Goldman-NYC
-"M" Bar- Mansfield Hotel- NYC
-Park-Art Gallery.- NYC
-Gallery 128. -NYC
-The "C" Note. -NYC
-Smalls Jazz Club. -NYC
-Hilton Center for the Performing -Arts. Albany, N.Y.
-"Get Down Town St. Pete.!"-sponsored by WSJT Smooth Jazz FM 94.1
-Signature Room. ChannelSide. Tampa, Fl.
-Bracci. Clearwater, Fl.
-Da Tullio's. Palm Harbor, Fl.
-Chipotle. Orlando, Gainesville. Fl.
-Tampa Museum of Art. Tampa,Fl.
-Jazz Club 442, Tampa, Fla.
-The Jazz Cellar, Tampa, Fla.
-The Riverfront Jazz Fest, Tampa, Fla.
-The Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, Fla.
-The Delano, South Beach (Miami), Fla.
-The Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tampa, Fla.
-Dade City Jazz Fest, Dade City, Fla.
-"Artists in the Schools", Tampa, Fla.
-Church Street Station, Orlando, Fla.
Disney, Orlando, Fla.
"From The Heart" (released 1996) - The Debut! A combination of inspired
cover tunes and exciting original compositions ranging from jazz to
blues to pop.
"FlyAway " (released 2000)- A CD stretching out over the landscape
from TECHNO to JAZZ - featuring the Radio version & Extended dance mix
of the Heart-Pounding Original song, "FLYAWAY"(featured in the film,
"Runs In The Family") ...... plus by popular demand- Carlos Santana's
"Fearless" (released 2003) - Described as the "The MUSICAL LOVE-CHILD" of Billy Joel and David Sanborn- Alan Darcy lets it rip with his new hit album that showcases his voice, songwriting, and musicianship!
"Get Down Town St. Pete.!"-sponsored by WSJT Smooth Jazz FM 94.1
"The Friday Extra Concert Series" - Alan Darcy
"Daytime"- WFTV-NBC TV
"Up-Front", "Jack Harris & Company LIVE"
"Good Day Tampa Bay" on Fox Channel 13.
WMNF -FM 88.5
"Life Around the Bay"-WTSP-TV Ch. 10 Tampa Bay's 10
WSJT - Smooth Jazz FM 94.1
The Tampa Tribune
The Saint Petersburg Times
Tampa Bay Magazine
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