Sink or Swim
My name is Jason Olcese and I go by 'Jason O' because no one can pronounce 'Olcese' correctly... just try... see you just said it wrong : ) So let's get to it: I hear things in my head. All the time. Not in the crazy way though, just in the music running through my brain constantly kind of way. When I realized that a lot of the music I heard in my head was actually being created there I decided to stop playing the drums so much. Instead, I learned how to sing and play the guitar and piano with hopes that one day I would be able to share those things I hear in my head. I guess there's a part of me that feels like I was destined to do what I'm doing with my life. But then there's another part of me that's not sure what destiny is or if it actually exists and that part thinks I do it because it makes me happy. So anyways, recently I moved to NYC (yea Brooklyn!) in an effort to share the music from my head with a larger number of people! But wait... I'm getting ahead of myself. I grew up in West Clifford, PA which is near Scranton...as seen on the Office, ha. I was that kid who got picked on for wearing sweatpants all the time and doing well in school (and also because my mom taught at my school p.s. my parents are both music teachers... destiny anybody?). So I grew up and now I wear pajamas all the time instead of sweatpants and I live in NYC, but I still record my music in the garage at home with my dad. The music: My music is always changing and (at least I think) always getting better. My most recent album, Sink or Swim, is my first effort at full production. Because of this, we tried a lot of different sounds out and each song ends up with a unique vibe. Yet the album still retains a very 'meant to be an album' feel. Enjoy!