FROM BLUE, TO GREENE
is a duo originating from Toms River, New Jersey. Kaela Fanelli and Austin Vuolo are a special pair for sure, as the relationship they've built has many sides to it. But it's clear to see that they connect most through music.
Although Austin and Kaela lived nearby their whole lives, and even had mutual friends, they didn't meet until after college. Austin attended the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to study Music Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology for two years. Kaela graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts majoring in Film Scoring and minoring in Video Game Scoring. After college, the unique pair first met at a bar where Austin was performing. They connected instantly and two days later they wrote their first song together.
Kaela was exposed to music since she was born, playing a big role in her upbringing since her father is a guitarist. She started singing and playing piano around the age of 6 and started songwriting at the age of 8, but the first instrument that really brought her inspiration to the surface was violin, which she began at 9 years old. Guitar followed a few years later at age 12 when songwriting became a true passion of hers. Her interest in composing for film and video games blossomed during her high school years by age 17. She knew then that Berklee College of Music was the school for her. Kaela had been a self-taught musician until her first semester of college, where she began her endeavors into the music industry.
Austin grew up as the only musician in his family, with his interest in guitar at age 7. He began taking lessons and hasn't put a guitar down since! He discovered singing as a new passion at around 14 years old, and immediately started performing. Austin started his professional career by the following year, and put out an album by age 15. He built his business on playing covers all around the Jersey Shore area and was his full time job up until the duo moved to LA in July of 2019. Austin has performed well over 1500 shows, both as a solo artist and with a full band. He picked up many skills along the way, such as mixing for live sound, engineering and recording.
After the pair met, Kaela immediately started playing shows with Austin and they clicked right from the start. Shortly after meeting and playing music together, Kaela experienced her first seizure following a gig they played on St. Patty's Day of 2017. After many EEG scans and hospital visits, Kaela was diagnosed with temporal lobe epilepsy. The first year of the duo's relationship relied heavily on Kaela's well-being, and there were many shows where Austin had to go without her. Ultimately, the challenges they faced during the first year of knowing each other made them grow closer and their music stronger. By the end of the first year marking her epilepsy diagnosis, Kaela had been stable again and able to play shows consistently. It was around this time that From Blue, To Greene officially formed.
Now the pair is happily engaged and living in Los Angeles, California to pursue their careers as musicians with their cat, Joey.