Ciano Maes is an award winning songwriter, producer and recording artist. His works range from emotive pop, rock, soul and country to the melancholy and wistful – thoughtfully weaving the fabric that is the human experience.
Growing up in a small town, Ciano composed on the piano, drums, guitar (and anything that would make sound!) – immersing himself in classic Motown-era soul, California pop and folk music as well as contemporaries of the time including Joni Mitchell, The Blue Nile and Kenny Loggins. After high school, Ciano attended the Musician’s Institute in Los Angeles, California studying percussion. Ciano then grew increasingly interested in songwriting theory and composition during his time working for Capitol Records|EMI – a fostered return to his song-based roots. As a producer and studio engineer, Ciano has recorded and produced many pop and independent artists including Garry Shider and Cordell “Boogie” Mosson (of Parliament and Funkadelic fame).
Whether it be for television, film or radio, the music of Ciano Maes is like a wide open road that stretches and winds out beyond your expectations. It’s never fully clear what is on the horizon and that’s what makes Ciano’s music such a wonderful and continuous discovery – filled with anticipation and surprises that transcend genre.