That bright spirit comes easily to Stefano, who has packed a lot of living, and a lot of music, into his 23 years. The half-Italian/half-Hispanic Seattle native grew up with the best possible musical education, courtesy of his father, musician/songwriter Ernie Langone. Thanks to his dad, Stefano was exposed to everything, from opera and Motown, to jazz and Latin staples. "My father is an incredible musician," Stefano says. "A virtuoso trumpet player and an incredible singer. Growing up, his musicality was ingrained in me."
Stefano started playing piano at age 5, but before he hit his teens, he discovered a love of singing. He excelled in choir, but had a flair for singing almost anything. In college, he studied opera and jazz, but by then he knew his musical destiny would take him in a contemporary pop direction.
Destiny almost ended it all for Stefano, after a 2009 head-on collision with a drunk driver left him with multiple broken bones. He even had to learn how to walk again. As if this wasn't enough of a wake-up call, a negligent driving arrest some months later finally opened his eyes.
"I survived and knew I had to do something with my life," Stefano remembers, adding that after his own brush with the law he admitted, "What I was doing was not the right thing. I was in school full time, working full time, and I wasn't doing my music. So I quit my job, started doing YouTube videos, did shows in Seattle and tried out for American Idol."
"The music I'm putting out is all good, all happy," he says. "It's tough times in this world now. People want to feel good. I've been on a roll and I want others to feel that and have a great time."
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