John Paciga started playing piano at the age of four, singing at the age of eleven, and writing his own songs at the age of thirteen. Ironically, he hated piano lessons when he first began playing, but with encouragement from his family, he kept at it, and it's all history from there. Since he started collaborating with producer, guitarist, and long-time friend Kyle Frey, he's written, recorded, and released three full-length albums, Still Got Me (2020), No Alibi (2018), and Other Side of Town (2017). Accompanying John and Kyle on these records are bassist Brett Frey and drummer Adam Dorfman. After John's early hit "Tickling the Ivories" put him on the map, each subsequent project has been a testament to his growth as a vocalist, pianist, and wordsmith. Today, he's still pursuing a career as a songwriter, musician, and performer in Nashville, Tennessee.
John attended National YoungArts Week in January 2018 as a Finalist in the Voice/Singer-Songwriter category and gave a memorable performance of the title track from Other Side of Town at the New World Center in Miami. He also attended GRAMMY Camp New York as a songwriter in the summer of 2016. Taking these once-in-a-lifetime experiences and lessons learned from countless hours of writing and recording, John's third album is by far his most creative and ambitious offering yet.
Last year, John was the musical director of the Yale Whiffenpoofs, the world's oldest collegiate a cappella group. The group traveled to sixteen countries and nearly every major American city over twelve months of touring, and John also produced Lost Keys, the group's studio album featuring four of John's arrangements. In his final months at Yale, he wrote a musical called Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too. He is currently pursuing a Masters in Commercial Music at Belmont University, all while teaching voice lessons and maintaining a rigorous gigging schedule. And rumor has it that he might be releasing new music soon... stay tuned!