About Just Visiting NYC
Just Visiting doesn’t fit a stereotype. Just Visiting hasn’t hopped on the musical bandwagon. Just Visiting doesn’t have a gimmick. Just Visiting just plays great music.
Just Visiting is the alternative rock brainchild of singer/songwriter/guitarist Johnny P. Cervini. With influences that range from heavy rock to blues, and a bilingual repertoire, Just Visiting emerges as a truly unique presence in today’s cookie-cutter rock landscape.
From the pop-rock gem “Life in a Shoebox” to the brooding “Glass of Whine” to the passionate Spanish-language “Para Ti,” the songs of Just Visiting are varied, but are cut from the same cloth. The distinct sound combines revealing lyrics, grungy chords and bluesy lead guitar to create a collection of songs that are at once heavy, melodic and introspective.
What’s in a name?
The phrase “Just Visiting” began as an inside joke – something Brooklyn-raised Cervini would say in his small college town of Geneseo, NY when people asked if he was from the area. Cervini was attached to the phrase and also saw that it doubled as a commentary. “Being a consumer of music before I was a maker of music, I’m aware of how quickly success can be bestowed upon and then taken away from an artist,” Cervini explains, “so the name is also a sarcastic take on the touch and go nature of the music industry.” Indeed, since Cervini was just learning guitar at the time, he had the name in mind even before there were songs.