Ron Ciancioso has been writing songs since he was 14 years old. He was an avid music listener in the 1950’s, as his older brother grew up with rock n roll in New York City. He has extensive knowledge of the music world and enjoys eclectic tastes in various genres but rock is his favorite. Ron was born and raised in the Bronx, New York and also lived in Manhattan. He is a successful businessman and entrepreneur, but his real love is music.
Ron grew up in the 60’s and 70’s and has some fond memories of his New York City upbringing. Always savvy and clever, he has enhanced his songwriting talent through experience and working with others. He’s always flexible and open to critiques, changes and new ideas.
He likes concept material. His influences include Dion, The Beatles, The Doors, The Rascals and doo-wop.
He began songwriting in the 70’s but has remained contemporary.
Several of the songs on the website were written with his wife, Carole Ciancioso. They have collaborated on songs of various genres, including rock, country and holiday.
Carole A. Ciancioso was born in NYC. She grew up in Stuyvesant Town, a sprawling apartment complex on the east side of Manhattan.
Carole attended the City College of New York where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She worked at several NYC hospitals including Mt Sinai, the VA Hospital and Payne Whitney Clinic.
Her passion for songwriting began in the 1980’s. With collaborator Sarah Hauser, she formed a rock band called The Girl Scouts.
Carole and Sarah recently had one of their songs recorded by the artist Caitlin. The song is entitled “It’s Alright (If You Do)”.
Carole also began writing songs with husband Ron Ciancioso in the 1980’s. Together they wrote several Christmas songs, which Warner Brothers published as a songbook entitled “Rock and Roll Christmas”.
In the 1990’s, Carole and Ron moved to South Florida where they raised their two sons.
Carole continues to write songs on her own, as well as with husband Ron. Her two favorite genres of music are rock and country.
She says it’s not easy for a NYC girl to write country music, but she’s up for the challenge!
In the past couple of years, Carole had two more songs recorded by artists of Playback Records/Nashville. The songs are entitled “Rollercoaster Ride” and “You’re Gettin’ To Me”. Another one of Carole’s songs written with Ron was also recorded recently. That song is entitled “Lots of Dollars But Not Much Sense”.
Lately, Carole and Ron have been collaborating with their producer, Marc Loren of 42nd Street Studios in Fort Lauderdale. Marc is a multi-talented musician, songwriter and producer who can turn a good song into a great song. Last year Carole and Ron strayed from their normal path and wrote a dance song with Marc entitled “Let’s Take This Party Home”.