Short Bio: Chameleonize is a 5-piece Soul-Prog group based in New York City. Combining complex jazz progressions with rich, attractive pop melodies, the group slides seamlessly between genres to create something truly unique. Current members include Gabi Feliciano on vocals and alto saxophone, Mo LaMastro on guitar, Brian Gipson on guitar, Mikey Rotunno on bass, and Jake Navarro on drums. At a Chameleonize show, you’ll experience their red-headed singer/saxophonist delivering powerful and soulful lyrics, a bassist jumping as high as the ceiling, two headbanging guitarrists, and drum grooves that demand the attention of the whole crowd from front to back.
Chameleonize delivers their take on a break-up song with newest single, “Spoiler”
Every band has their own version of a break-up song- whether it solemnly tells a story of heartbreak, seeks revenge, or simply says “fuck you.” Chameleonize, the 5-piece “soul-prog” group from New York City, decided to tell their own story with their latest single, “Spoiler.”
Staying true to the Chameleonize style, the song combines elements of different styles and soulful lyrics. The band really enjoys playing this live, as it leaves the audience excited and surprised.
The main idea for “Spoiler” was written spontaneously on a laptop in a college apartment in Oneonta NY, where the group first met and returned a few years later for a “welcome back” show. The dense harmonies and movement of the chorus set the outline for the rest of the song. After being shelved for a little while, it was easily completed. The song is about moving on from a toxic relationship and realizing that person couldn’t accept the passion you were willing to give.
This will be the band’s final single before the release of their debut EP, coming out later in this year. “Spoiler” is now available everywhere for streaming. Be sure to follow them on Spotify to keep up with future releases.
"60, 122, my heart beats too fast for you."
Chameleonize (verb) means “to change into various colors.” NYC based- Soul-Prog group, Chameleonize, accomplishes this in human form. Combining complex jazz progressions with rich, attractive pop melodies, the group slides seamlessly between genres to create something truly unique.
The original members met in 2015 while they were attending college together in Oneonta, New York. Mo Lamastro (guitarrist) had a vision to start a band and rallied the troops. It was the first time everyone had played together. They started jamming together, writing songs in basements, and learning tunes by the likes of Snarky Puppy, Frank Zappa, Amy Winehouse, and Hiatus Kaiyote, while embracing each other’s individual styles. Inspired by a small but active music scene in the town, it was easy to dream big when the biggest venue held 150 people at capacity. Many college bands break up after graduation, as members return home to their families or move across the country for new jobs and opportunities. However, Chameleonize withstood the test, now playing venues with 5x the capacity. After being seperated between different parts of New York and Connecticut and still managing rehearsals, writing sessions, and shows, the band is now steadily based in the New York City area, practicing weekly at a small space in Brooklyn.
In 2018, they released their first single as Chameleonize, entitled “Sweep,” which put them on the map. They caught the attention of Jesse Hermann, who has managed bands such as Space Carnival and Maeve and wanted to join the Chameleonize team as their new manager. This collaboration opened up exciting new doors for the band, as they began playing larger shows such as Mazzstock Music Festival, Sterling Stage, and Luminocity Festival, along with renowned New York City venues including Brooklyn Bowl, The Cutting Room, and Knitting Factory.
2019, was a big year for Chameleonize, as Jake Navarro joined as the band’s new drummer and they released a number of singles including “Velcro Shoes” and “Day Job,” which have earned the band over 100,000 streams on Spotify and notable press from NYS Music News, Odd Nugget Magazine, and LeFutureWave Magazine.
Current members include Gabi Feliciano on vocals and alto saxophone, Mo LaMastro on guitar, Brian Gipson on guitar, Mikey Rotunno on bass, and Jake Navarro on drums. At a Chameleonize show, you’ll experience their red-headed singer/saxophonist delivering powerful and soulful lyrics, a bassist jumping as high as the ceiling, two headbanging guitarrists, and drum grooves that demand the attention of the whole crowd from front to back. In 2020, they will release their debut EP and hope to appeal to a greater audience with new music.
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