Nov 11, 2021
Hey Friends - Hope the Fall is treating you well. The biggest news we have to report is that the induction ceremony for the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame will be taking place on Wednesday Dec 1st @ Seneca One Tower in downtown Buffalo. It will be followed by the Inductee Concert @ The Cave in Buffalo on Thursday, Dec 2nd. Click HERE for details on both events.
You can find most of my thoughts about this on my earlier news post below, but I can say that to call this an honor would be a major understatement. I still can't believe it. Thank you again to everyone who has offered their congrats and kind words.
Check the TOUR DATES page for all of iatest performances. Thank you again for your support!
Aug 31, 2021
Today is a pretty big day for the Celani Family. Being a professional musician was a dream of mine going back to a very young age. As a toddler, I literally used to sing and dance on tables at family parties in the hopes of one day being able to perform on big stages. But it took a long time before I was able to call myself a ‘professional’ musician.
Eventually, enough accomplished and generous people in the industry provided me with the much-needed guidance and support along the way that gave me confidence to get there. Most importantly, I had the unending support of my beautiful wife and daughters along with the rest of the family.
My musician friends know that the music life is not an easy one. It has been and continues to be an absolute blast, but it’s not the non-stop ‘party’ that many make it out to be. It takes a ton of work. It also involves enduring a lot of rejection, making a lot of mistakes and hopefully learning from them (in theory anyway). It’s a career you can’t have if you don’t truly love it.
Today is a really big day (perhaps the biggest) on this musical journey. I’ve had the honor of being selected for induction into The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame. I am so humbled and grateful for this distinction, and huge thanks go out to my bandmates and all of the musicians and industry professionals with whom I’ve collaborated over the years. I will be acknowledging many of you by name at the induction ceremony set to take place in early December, and I hope to see a lot of you in attendance. Stay tuned for details on that. Huge thanks also go out to all of you both in WNY and throughout the country who’ve come to the shows, bought the CDs, downloaded the songs and offered your support over the years.
Special thanks go out to everyone at The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame for welcoming me into their distinguished group. And big congrats to my fellow Class of 2021 inductees. Western New York has an incredible music history and music community, and it is a true honor to be a part of it.
'HOME' - the 2020 single from Scott Celani Band - reached #4 on The World Indie Top 100 Music Chart!
"Scott has some pipes!" - John Popper, Blues Traveler
How the Story Ends
(from 4th release)
(from 2nd release)
Where Did You Come From
(from debut release)
Upcoming Tour Dates
Sat, Jan 8th
Tom Petty Tribute
The Cave - Buffalo, NY
8:00pm - band show
Wed, Jan 19th
Le Moyne College - Syracuse, NY
8:00pm - duo show
Thurs, Jan 20th
Private Concert - Orchard Park, NY
Fri, Jan 21st
Private Concert - Warsaw, NY
Sat, Jan 22nd
Salve Regina University - Newport, RI
6:30pm - solo show (VIRTUAL)
Fri, Jan 28th
University of Vermont - Burlington, VT
7:00pm - trio show
Tues, Feb 8th
New York Institute of Technology
New York, NY
12:30pm - trio show
Wed, Feb 16th
Private Concert - Williamsville, NY
Fri, Feb 18th
The Cove - Depew, NY
8:00pm - THE YACHTFATHERS
Fri, March 4th
Sportsmen's Tavern - Buffalo, NY
8:00pm - band show
Sat, March 19th
Private Party - Orchard Park, NY
Check out the full schedule on the
TOUR DATES page.
(released early 2020)
Laughing at the Sun
(from 5th release)
Dancin' in the Moonlight
(COVER - from 5th release)
For What It's Worth
(reached #4 on World Indie
Music Top 100 in 2020!)
"Just call it good music and turn it up."
- Whisperin' & Hollerin' Magazine
"Celani just gets better with each release."
"That Celani is wholly a product of Buffalo's rich music scene is something worth celebrating ."
- The Buffalo News
Scott Celani’s music has been played or is being played on radio stations all over the world. Having performed in over 150 cities and at nearly 200 colleges throughout North America, Scott has shared the stage with the likes of Darius Rucker, The Goo Goo Dolls, Ben Folds, Blues Traveler, Hootie & The Blowfish, REO Speedwagon, The Guess Who, Eddie Money, Tom Cochrane, Our Lady Peace, Vertical Horizon, Jon Secada, Jimmy Eat World, Sum 41, Good Charlotte, Carolina Liar, Hello Goodbye, The Marshall Tucker Band, Sam Roberts, The Clarks and Willy Nile.
Celani's 6 studio album releases have received rave reviews, extensive commercial radio play, television and film placement, placement in a national radio ad campaign on Sirius-XM radio plus features on cable news and at National Hockey League games.
Career highlights include:
5 NACA college conference showcases and 5 APCA college conference showcases
Live television performances on CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox and live performances in front of crowds as large as 20,000
3 singles put it in rotation on over 40 commercial radio stations throughout the U.S
A 5-time winner of the ‘Couples’ Choice’ Award from Wedding Wire from 2016 to 2020 for being in the top 5% of professionals on their network
Live performances at National Football League games, National Hockey League games and Major Indoor Lacrosse League games
From 2010 to the present, Scott’s Christmas song – “Christmas by the Lake” – has been in heavy rotation on Star 102.5 FM and made the station’s list of “Top 20 Most Requested Christmas Songs”
Scott has trained and studied with internationally acclaimed vocal coach and producer Jan Smith (who also worked with the likes of Justin Bieber, Usher & Rob Thomas)
Scott founded the annual ‘Rock for Food’ concert to benefit The Food Bank of Western New York. The show ran for 9 straight years and it its final 2 years became the official kickoff party for the National Buffalo Wing Festival.
Most recently, The Scott Celani Band’s recent single ‘Home’ received major radio play and critical claim worldwide – including hitting #4 on the Global Digital Independent Charts in 2020
Scott is also a co-founder and board member of ‘Totally Buffalo Cares’ a registered 501(c)(3) charity, and through his performances he has raised money for over 25 local charities