The Carnival Kids is an alternative/indie rock project formed by songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer Adam Ciminello in August 2012.
Having spent years on the road as a sideman in several successful acoustic and alternative rock bands, Ciminello formed The Carnival Kids with the goal of making music that could boldly defy any single genre while still maintaining a feeling of familiarity. Their self-titled debut album explores common themes of love, change, anxiety, and the overall joy for the moments we have and the people we love.
“This album was somewhat of a rebirthing for me,” says founder and producer Adam Ciminello, “before I sat down to make this disc I was getting swallowed in the cynicism of today’s music industry, thinking the only way I could make a living was to play keyboards for pop stars whose music I could barely tolerate. I was losing the belief, even worse the desire, to share and promote my own music. Thankfully, something in me snapped.”
Earning accolades from legendary producers/industry figures like Robin Millar (Sade, Elvis Costello, Eric Clapton), Chris Kimsey (Rolling Stones), and Brian Message (Radiohead), while garnering airplay on over 400 stations worldwide, including acclaimed stations such as Absolute Radio and WDST Woodstock and chocking up over 600,000 hits on YouTube with their debut single Bitter Holding, Ciminello and The Carnival Kids have clearly emerged as one of the top alternative rock acts to watch in 2013.