Today we’d like to introduce you to Johnny Castani.
Johnny, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
My music career started in 2000 my freshmen year of high school. I was the weird kid into weird music and other weird stuff and pretty much had a bad freshmen year so I started writing.
Then one day in Ms. B’s piano class a friend so my lyric book and from there we started collaborating on music.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
It’s been up and down. I’ve performed at festivals and opened up for a few well-known acts.
The struggles I endured were all self-inflicted you see I got caught up in drinking and partying and living very unhealthy. I was a functional drunk who had his priorities together but was dead on the inside.
Until my band at the time cared enough about me to intervene and get me help. That was the biggest hurdle of my career and it brought me closer to music and I began to love myself
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I love making soundtracks or scores for television and film.
I play guitar and I love audio engineering and manipulating sound and audio. I am most proud of the emotions my songs and other works have brought out in people. When those emotions are expressed, I have done my job as an artist. I’ve always been different because I’ve always been me.
Listening to many different genres of music has put me ahead of other musicians that only specialize in one genre.
Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers?
M.I.F.A. “Music Is For All.”
That’s my motto.
- Website: www.johnnycastani.com