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The Artist Formally Known As Vince Releases New Dual Sided Digital Single

Vince SanFilippo has been an active player in Chicago’s vibrant music scene for more than 30 years. He is known as a vocalist and guitarist steeped in the history of rock n’ roll, a supporter of the city’s underground scene, and is perhaps best-known as the leader of The Artist Formally Known As Vince Band, or TAFKAVince Band.

After 15 years of performing in a full band, SanFilippo has released a dual sided digital single featuring two songs. “February’s Glare” was written a full year ago but came back to mind in Summer 2023 when Vince was looking for music for the TAFKAVince Band to work on but ultimately came up with a simple arrangement that he could do alone. Locked up in his studio, he played all instruments on the track (guitar, bass, piano, drums, all vocals). At the same time, he decided to pull “February Goodbye” from a solo album that he has been working on. “February Goodbye,” also written in the namesake month but a couple years back, is the perfect pairing with “February’s Glare.” 

Both songs were written adhering to FAWM or “February Album Writing Month” where the goal is to write 14 songs in 28 days. In that same spirit, “February’s Glare” and “February Goodbye” are home studio, lo-fi recordings (and Vince even did the cover art himself) but were mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering. 

Stream the two new singles below and keep checking back for more from TAFKAVince solo and in full band form!

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