Nothing Personal was a pop-punk band from Nyack, NY from 2011-2015. The group mostly consisted of Anthony J. "Curly" Mauro (vocals/guitar), Brian McNiff (guitar/vocals), and Myles Weinfeld (bass/vocals) throughout the majority of their career. They went throughout several drummers, Adam Gloc (2011), Jorge Hernandez-Rodriguez (2012-2013), Cameron Romano (2013-2014), and Jason Avery DeLima (2014-2015). Rapper/Artist Patrick "LeafGreen" Hoblin also played in the band during the beginning of their career before being replaced by Myles in 2012. They are mostly known for their underground hit "Transparent" which gained over 100 plays within it's first 24 hours of being released, reached #13 on PureVolume's Top 150 Songs, #1 on it's Top Pop Punk songs, and got their youtube channel verified official via the songs music video which received nearly 3,000 views. They are also fairly known for their original song "Lagger" and their cover of Let it Go by Idina Menzel. All 3 of those songs appear on their latest EP "I Am a Snowflake" released March 25, 2014.
The original lineup consisted of Curly, Brian, Adam Gloc, Pat Hoblin, and Lexi Garafola who all met while attending Albertus Magnus High School together. Curly and Adam shared duties for drums, rhythm guitar/piano, and vocals, switching back and forth between songs. They released their debut EP "Shooting Stars" in July 2011, but Adam and Lexi both left the band after that.
As a 3 piece, the group wrote a few songs and recorded an EP on GarageBand, with Curly playing both drums, as well as vocals/guitar for certain songs. After picking up Jorge Hernandez-Rodriguez on drums, they released their sophomore EP "My Encounter With A Japanese Leprechaun" in June 2012. The single off the EP "Better Than This" reached #67 on PureVolume's Top 150 Songs, and the band handed out copies of the EP to several venues, which helped book them alot of shows, helping them gain a steady flow of recognition within the local scene, finally playing their first headlining show March 8, 2013. They released the non-album single "Hearts Break When Exposed to Plastic" in April 2013, which became the last song by the band to feature Jorge on drums. Later that month, they released a demo to their song "Transparent" which caught the attention of producer Eric DiCarlo and videographer Michael Adams. They offered them an studio and music video deal. The studio version of Transparent was released in October 2013 and gained over 100 plays within it's first 24 hours of being released, and reached #13 on PureVolume's Top 150, and #1 on their Top Pop Punk charts. The music video was released a month later, and became an instant online success, making the band not only one of the most notable bands in their local scene, but also gaining the band a decent underground following from around the globe as well.
The EP "I Am A Snowflake" had a CD release show in March 2014, where all 30 copies burned for the show were instantly sold out, becoming the peak of their career, highlighted by success in singles "Transparent", "Lagger" and their cover of Frozen's "Let It Go" The band then entered a competition to play Vans Warped Tour 2014, were they almost made it, getting in third place for the date in Holmdel, NJ but unfortunately not enough to play the event. However, their local scene started to grow and expand with a new venue "Sweet Envy" in which they played their biggest show, with over 120 people NOT including other bands and sound guy.
After drummer Jason Avery DeLima announced his retirement in music, the band was left in an unsure direction. They released two singles "Nightmare" and "Closure" both about the band breaking up, along with the announcement of their final show on August 23, 2015. Which was Curly's 22nd birthday, and also, just a few days after him getting back from his first solo tour. Curly now has a solo career, with a full length album out called "L.I.F.E." or "Love Infinitely For Eternity." Brian is playing lead guitar in indie-rock/emo band "Hold On, Caulfield" and Myles is playing bass in metalcore band "Across The White Water Tower." Jason is not active in music anymore. Although they never achieved mainstream success, they remain one of the most influential bands in their local scene, and helped set the pace for newer bands in the area to come.
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