About
I've been playing music for the past 15 years, and writing/recording songs for the past 5 years or so. I record mostly through on app on my phone (I know, it sounds ridiculous), but I truly enjoy seeing what I can do with such a small/limited medium. I am primarily a drummer and guitarist, but over the past decade or so have taught myself how to play banjo, bass, piano, mandolin, and probably a few other things that I'm forgetting.
General Info
 
First Name:
John
Last Name:
DeRosso
Age:
30
City:
Atlanta
Country:
United States
Songwriting Info
 
I am a:
Songwriter, Composer, Lyricist
Looking for a:
Songwriter, Composer, Lyricist
Preferred collaboration style:
in person
Genres:
Folk, Indie, Pop, Rock, Singer/Songwriter
I'm strongest at:
lyrics, melodies, chord progressions, arrangements
Instruments I write with:
guitar, piano, vocals, drums, bass, other
Influences:
Guided by Voices, Alex G, Hop Along, Charles Bradley, The Beatles, Radiator Hospital, Wilco, Uncle Tupelo, Mitski, Destroyer, Radiohead, Phoenix, The Strokes, The Cure, The New Pornographers, Sheer Mag, LVL Up, Peaer, Neil Young, Yo la Tengo, Stereolab
Songwriting is my:
hobby, part-time job
Songwriting Achievements:
Over the past 5 years or so, in between working and completing grad school, I have released two albums and a b-sides ep. I am currently working on a third which will hopefully be out sometime within the next month or so. I have been featured on a number of music blogs and publications (U.S and international) and have been part of Three labels as part of tape releases.
Personal Songwriting Goals:
Have it be authentic/make it fun/play some shows/have mutual respect
Collaboration Goals:
niche/independent artist release, just for fun