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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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Sat. Mar 26 2005


For those of you unable to tune in on the web last night to listen to Steve Rinaldi’s accoustic performance on BBC Radio Merseyside, the evening went well. Presenter Spencer Leigh played the new single ‘Come Fly With Me’, plus ‘A Matter Of Life And Death’ and ‘Avenues And Alleyways’ from the ‘What’s It All About?’ album. The accoustic session and interview were divided into two sections, at the beginning and end of the show - with a long interview with Steve Ellis of the Love Affair sandwiched inbetween. Backed by Rinaldi Sings guitarist Chris Borsberry, Steve performed stripped down versions of ‘Lucky Day’ and ‘Happy’.

Steve Rinaldi will be making another accoustic appearance on Tuesday March 29 on Steve Foster’s BBC Radio Suffolk drivetime show. It is likely that Rinaldi Sings will perform at about 6.15pm. You can also listen online via the BBC Radio Suffolk website.

Thu. Mar 24 2005


If you are in the Merseyside area, listen out for Rinaldi Sings on Saturday evening as Steve Rinaldi and guitarist Chris Borsberry will be performing a live accoustic session on Spencer Leigh’s BBC Radio Merseyside show between 6pm and 8pm. You can also listen online via the BBC Radio Merseyside website.

Sun. Mar 20 2005


Rinaldi Sings have been receiving quite a lot of local press coverage in the wake of the release of ‘What’s It All About?’. One of the more interesting pieces was an interview in the Cambridge Evening News that covered the best part of a page. Read the interview online.

Fri. Mar 18 2005


You can now watch the video for the new Rinaldi Sings single ‘Come Fly With Me’ online in the Features section of the Rinaldi Sings website. An exercise in air travel kitsch, Steve Rinaldi stars as an airline pilot, with backing vocalist Rowan appearing as a retro-styled air stewardess. The video also boasts an array of classic ’60s aircraft, an appearance by Concorde, and it even features the very same model of BEA Trident that appears in the vintage photograph on the cover of the single. Watch the video…

The single features a completely different version of the song to the one issued on the ‘What’s It All About?’ album. It also features two other exciting tracks - ‘Romeo And Juliet’ and ‘Julie Barber’ - that are exclusive to the single, so make sure you order your copy today.

Tue. Mar 15 2005


Time Out magazine was full of praise for Steve Rinaldi in the run up to this Saturday’s gig at the Metro CLub in London’s Oxford Street: “Upbeat, melodic, brass-flecked easy listening and decidedly ’60s Cockernee-toned pop from the peculiar but very promising Steve Rinaldi.” Now that’s what we like to hear - a singer proud of being ‘peculiar’. It is possible to book advance tickets for the Rinaldi Sings show at the Metro, from www.stargreen.com or from www.seetickets.com.

Thu. Mar 10 2005


The Rinaldi Sings album ‘What’s It All About?’ is reviewed in the Daily Mail on Friday March 11. “Singer and brass arranger Steve Rinaldi is a latter-day Mod fuelled by a desire to recreate Swinging London,” reads the three-star review by the Mail’s music columnist Adrian Thrills. “This album of time travel pop oozes with fab Sixties kitsch and wouldn’t have sounded out of place in a Carnaby Street boutique. Happy opens brightly enough and Come Again is a Blur-like ballad. As an exercise in nostalgia, this is carried off with care, affection and impeccable attention to detail.”

Wed. Mar 9 2005


The Rinaldi Sings album has been making the radio playlists - in Serbia! DJ Goran Obradovic has been playing album tracks on his Popism radio show. He has also reviewed the album for the Swedish based website www.TorpedoPop.com. “Get ready to enter the virtual streets of swinging London, yelling ‘Groovy baby, yeah’ from the top of your lungs!” reads the review. “Imagine The Mike Flowers Pops if it was deadly serious, or the Divine Comedy with Neil Hannon being much more authentic in his Bacharachian tribute.” Go to the site and check it out in the Reviews section.

We’ve also had requests for the album from radio shows in the States, while much closer to home, Steve Rinaldi will be doing a tour of local radio stations in the UK performing a short accoustic session to promote the album and single. Set up already are appearances on BBC Radio Suffolk and BBC Radio Merseyside. More news when we confirm the dates of the appearances.

Sun. Mar 6 2005


With the March 14 release of the second Rinaldi Sings single almost upon us, Tangerine Records have just been putting the final touches to the video for ‘Come Fly With Me’. Filmed last weekend, the video has something of a ‘aviation’ theme to it. “We did most of the video in a studio this time,” says Steve Rinaldi, “with me dressed up as an airline pilot and with our backing vocalist Rowan Fenner doing a very convincing retro/60s-looking air stewardess. We did one outside shoot, with me wandering about an airport location, filming both outside the planes and in them - no mean feat really as we didn’t have permission and I was dressed as a pilot. But thankfully we didn’t get caught and we got all the footage we needed to make a great video.”

The single is a considerably different version from the recording featured on the album, so it’s wll worth making sure that you get a copy of both - and in ‘Romeo And Juliet’ and ‘Julie Barber’, there are a couple of really strong extra tracks to make the purchase worthwhile.

Fri. Mar 4 2005


A fantastic performance from Steve Rinaldi and the band won over a discerning crowd at the Mod Aid 20 pre-launch party at the White Horse in High Wycombe. Rinaldi Sings ran through a 30-minute set in front of a fairly packed house as one of the evening’s main attractions. The crowd had earlier been entertained by short sets by several bands including Grasp, 17 Black and Small World, but by the time that Rinaldi Sings got to the cover version of ‘Everlasting Love’ midway through the set, Steve Rinaldi’s larrger-than-life showmanship had caught every eye in the house. Rinaldi Sings finished the set with ‘Heaven Knows’ and left the stage to allow recent chart star Mark Joseph to run through an assured accoustic set of songs from his album. After Mark’s set, Rinaldi Sings returned to the stage to encore with the Mod Aid charity record ‘What’cha Gonna Do About It’, and were joined on stage by Mark Joseph, Andy Ellison of John’s Children, Chris Philpott of Small World, a host of singers, and some thundering Hammond organ from 17 Black.

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