John Pagano was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island. He originally started out as a guitar player when he picked up the instrument at age nine and taught himself to sing while strumming The Platters classic Only You. John next learned to deliver a proficient version of the show biz anthem "On Broadway" and by age fourteen he was heading up his first band. John lied about his age and his band went to work regularly throughout the northeast. It was during this time that John began to pay particular attention to certain singers. John credits his vocal style to listening to such music icons such as Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross, Donny Hathaway and Marvin Gaye. He continued to hone his craft by listening to these legends and working six nights a week, four sets a night for years. Johns live performance regimen quickly curbed any urges to over-sing, a trait common among young singers blessed with big voices.
John's current album project is PURE IMAGINATION which features a 40 piece orchestra, transitioning effortlessly between the role of producer & vocalist and recorded at the legendary Capitol Recording Studio A. John is also a featured vocalist in music icon Burt Bacharach's band. In addition to performing with Burt Bacharach, John has worked with Grammy award winning songwriter Barry Mann ("The Best I Ever Was"), renowned composer/producer George Duke ("Change In My Life"), George Howard (singing vocals on the saxophone players album Shower You With Love) and saxman Michael Lington's "Everlasting Love" (a song John co-wrote). John has also had a song of his covered by David Cassidy ("Sheltered").
Along the way John's voice also caught the ear of Jerry Seinfeld who invited him to open for his Las Vegas and Atlantic City shows.
John also appeared in the Adam Sandler film "Click", appearing and singing in a pivotal wedding scene.