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Rinaldi Sings New SingleRinaldi Sings is the name assumed by singer/songwriter Steve Rinaldi, who was famously described by the NME as a "cocksure 20th Century Scott Walker". He plays a stylish brand of pop that acknowledges a deep debt to the bubblegum northern soul of the late Sixties.

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Tue. Mar 30 2004


Remember to tune in to BBC Radio Suffolk at 6.40pm on Thursday April 1 to hear Steve Rinaldi and guitarist Chris Borsberry performing acoustic versions of future album tracks ‘You’re Alive’ and ‘Come Again’ on Steve Foster’s Drivetime show. If you’re within range of the tranmitters you can find the show on the following wavelengths: FM 95.5, 95.9, 103.9 or 104.6. And for those in the area, on Saturday April 3 the band will be playing at the Drum & Monkey in Ipswich.

Sat. Mar 27 2004


Rinaldi Sings will be hitting the road through May to promote the April 19 release of their single ‘Avenues & Alleyways’. Gigs so far pencilled in include a headlining appearance at popular indie night Purr at Moles Club in Bath on May 13. It also looks likely that the band will be topping the bill at Upstairs At The Garage in London on May 10, with the possibility of a gig at The Soundhouse in Colchester on May 20, although this has yet to be confirmed. This is in addition to the gig already booked at The Cavern in Liverpool on May 14. Anyone interested in coming to gigs in these areas, get in touch with us through the website or post on the guestbook – it’s nice to see if we’re arranging gigs in the right locations. And if you can suggest any other clubs we should be playing in, let us know.

A support band has been added onto the bill of the gig in Cambridge at The Man On The Moon on April 14 – opening for Rinaldi Sings will be energetic guitar pop outfit, Loop, featuring two ex-members of popular underground Britpop band The Traceys. As usual the DJs will be Gary Malby & Rodders from Something Big.

Thu. Mar 25 2004


Several weeks before its release, ‘Avenues & Alleyways’ has received its first review - and it’s a good one. The April issue of Scootering magazine has the debut Rinaldi Sings CD as its Single Of The Month, comparing Steve’s voice to that of a young David Bowie or Anthony Newley. “An uplifting blend of blue-eyed (Northern) soul and classic goodtime British guitar pop,” says the review. It also describes the record as a “storming singalong” and a “potential anthem”, predicting that it “could become an underground monster tune”. That’s what we like to hear! There will a Rinaldi Sings interview published in the May issue of the magazine.

Wed. Mar 24 2004


To promote their gig in Ipswich, Rinaldi Sings will appearing on BBC Radio Suffolk next week. Steve Rinaldi and guitarist Chris Borsberry will be the guests on Steve Foster’s Drivetime show, performing a couple of acoustic numbers and talking about the release of the band’s debut single, ‘Avenues & Alleyways’. So if you are within range of the Radio Suffolk transmitters (FM 95.5, 95.9, 103.9 or 104.6), tune in at about 6.40pm on Thursday April 1.


Steve Rinaldi and his deejaying sidekick Graeme Atkins host the second of their Floorshakers clubnights on Friday March 26. Playing a mix of Northern Soul faves, Motown, and Sixties pop classics, Floorshakers can be found at Needles cellar bar, Clipstone Street. The club will be open from 8pm until 1am and entry is 3. The nearest tube stations are Great Portland Street or Oxford Circus. So if you want to see Steve Rinaldi swapping his mic and trombone for a set of decks, get on down there.

Mon. Mar 22 2004


In the run up to their gig at The Cavern Club in Liverpool on May 14, Rinaldi Sings will be going into the BBC Radio Liverpool studios to perform a couple of acoustic numbers on the Saturday evening show. They will also be playing two tracks from the single - and giving the gig a significant plug.

The band are also inviting regular readers of the Rinaldi Sings website to decide which songs from the live set they should perform acoustically on the radio. Send us your opinions via the Contact section of the website or post your votes on the guestbook.

Fri. Mar 12 2004


The band’s gig supporting Small World at the Rhythm Factory in London has been moved from May 20 to June 10. The line-up remains unchanged, but the promoters were forced to move the date when The Libertines decided that they wanted to play at the venue on the same night.


Rinaldi Sings have finally confirmed their gig at the world famous Cavern Club in Liverpool. The band will play at the venue on Friday May 14, supported by various 60s beat & soul DJs. The line-up of DJs will be announced later. Any locals bands, DJs or promoters who would like to get involved with the gig, please get in touch with Rinaldi Sings through this website.

There will also be a gig on April 3 at the Drum & Monkey in Ipswich, supported by The Getaway, a spin-off group from The Beatniks, who recently played with Rinaldi Sings in Bury St Edmunds.

Fri. Mar 5 2004


After a slow start in front of an indie audience initially uncertain of what to make of Rinaldi Sings, the band pulled off another tremendous performance last night at the Prior’s Inn in Bury St Edmunds and turned the crowd round before the end of the set, Steve Rinaldi leaving the stage to a standing ovation after yet another storming version of ‘A Matter Of Life And Death’ and the wonderful finale that is ‘Heaven Knows’. Trumpet player Tim Pannell and saxman Andy Brush were in outstanding form, with their impressive duelling solos during ‘A Matter Life And Death’ challenging Steve’s blistering trombone for the centre of the stage.

The band were happy with their performance - and, compared to the Dublin Castle the previous night the sound was excellent, promoter & soundman Jason (of popular indie band The Secret Hairdresser) attempting to go for an authentic ‘Wigan’ vibe.

Thanks to The Beatniks for supporting - and to all the people for making the journey to Bury St Edmunds for the evening, including Greg from The Dawn Parade and all the Rinaldi Sings fans from Newmarket, Haverhill, Hornchurch and Diss.

Thu. Mar 4 2004


Last night Rinaldi Sings made a successful debut London appearance at the Dublin Castle in Camden - despite the fact that the evening was very nearly scuppered by a defective bass guitar. After taking to the stage to a tremendous response from a crowd numbering well over 100 punters, the band were forced to delay the start of the set by 15 minutes while making last minute repairs to Tim Charlton’s bass guitar. Battling against a poor sound, the band got fully into their stride by about the third number and by the end of the set they had won the crowd over. Steve Rinaldi’s performance was at its most self-assured and the band were joined onstage for the first time by backing vocalist Rowen Fenner, an occasional member of the Rinaldi Sings ensemble.

Steve was particularly please to see among the crowd some of the musicians and producers that he’s worked with over the years, including Paul Bultitude, Edward Ball, Anthony Meynell, Ian Shaw and Matthew Wiles. “Despite the nightmare opening to the set I really enjoyed the gig,” said Steve Rinaldi. “It was also nice to see a few faces in the crowd that I recognised from last week’s gig in Chelmsford. We must be doing something right if people are coming back for more.”

Anyone attending tonight’s show in Bury St Edmunds should be aware that Tim will be playing his other bass guitar!

Mon. Mar 1 2004


Just a reminder that Rinaldi Sings will be onstage at 10pm at The Dublin Castle in Camden on Wednesday and at 10.15pm at the Priors Inn in Bury St Edmunds on Thursday.

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