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Secondhand Serenade Biography


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Birth Place: Menlo Park, California, USA
Years Active: 2004–present
Genres: Acoustic Rock, Alternative Rock, Emo


Secondhand Serenade is an acoustic rock band, led by vocalist and guitarist John Vesely.

John Vesely formed Secondhand Serenade in his home town of Menlo Park in California, USA, in 2004.

In 2005, Vesely released his debut album titled “Awake.” The album was originally released as a demo, in 2005. In late 2006, Secondhand Serenade signed to label Glassnote Records and re-released the album on January 31, 2007. It gave Vesley his first chartings, debuting at #16 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart. Added success lead to it peaking at #164 on the Billboard 200, #3 on the Top Heatseekers and #19 on the Top Independent Albums charts. The album’s single "Vulnerable" peaked at #83 on the Billboard Hot 100, #64 on the Pop 100 and #56 on the Hot Digital Songs charts.

“A Twist in My Story” was released on February 19, 2008 and features songs from “Awake” such as "Maybe" and "Your Call," but reproduced with a full band. The bulk of the album however is a list of new songs written by John Vesely and recorded with a full band.

In November 2008, the album's first single "Fall for You", was certified Platinum by the RIAA and reached #13 on the American Top 40.

“Hear Me Now” was released on August 3, 2010. The album debuted at #42 on the Billboard 200, two slots above to his 2008 release "A Twist in My Story", making his highest chart debut on Billboard 200. The first single, "Something More" was released June 1, 2010.