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, operating out of his apartment at Yale.
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.
John is the current music director of the Yale Whiffenpoofs, the world's oldest collegiate a cappella group. He'll be touring all over the country and around the world with the group this year! So far, the Whiffs have already traveled to the Midwest, Idaho, Florida, and New Jersey, and are headed for an impressive array of domestic and international destinations in the coming months. Last year, John also produced Mind The Gap, an EP by the Spizzwinks(?), his underclassmen a cappella group. He's looking forward to recording yet another album with the Whiffs... stay tuned!