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Cynthia Basinet

The actress, singer, social change activist, Cynthia Basinet came to BRAVO last November

Cynthia is known for her iconic style, social influence and #1 hit, "Santa Baby" - Yep! That one! Never Marilyn Monroe :-)

New single, John Legend's "ALL OF ME" - remixed DANCE, baby DANCE!!!

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Really recent news:
What's behind Cynthia Basinet's sultry "Santa Baby and it's not Marilyn Monroe?

Cynthia Basinet attends 84th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade

"Santa Baby" Comes To Bravo This November

CBS ReAirs NCISLA Holiday Episode feat. "SANTA BABY"

New video with tribute to the song's original siren, Eartha Kitt

Recent News: Cynthia Basinet Remake "All Of Me" Slated To Be One Of The Top Of The Pops Summer Hits

Latest Interview: Interview with Cynthia Basinet

Older news... debut jazz CD, "The Standard". (11 tracks). 15 years in the making.

"Your voice is like a pearl in my ear." -Radio 0162

"... one of the most sultry.seductive voices around."

"For Cynthia Basinet, her voice itself is an instrument. In terms of emotional power, it's a lethal weapon. Sensual, emotionally damaged and world-weary, Basinet's vocals have the makings of a film noir femme fatale...'

Cynthia Basinet (aka "c. basinet") is a rarity; combining acting prowess, natural beauty and the voice of an angel. Her speakeasy, smoldering styling is at once modern and fresh while recalling Hollywood's Golden Era.

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"one of the most sultry.seductive voices around." -declares
”What a knock out!” -Dick Hughes, Jazz Action Productions
”Excellent artist and songs.” -Wyn Machon, Oamaru Heritage Radio
”The sound of your voice is a pearl to my ear!.” -Paul van Kuik, Radio 0162
”American Actress Cynthia Basinet truly uncovers her talents with this EP 4 track offering on UNCOVERED. She's got the looks, style, and ability to deliver a tune. A class act!” -Helen Simons, The JazzXpress Caravan Jazz Radio 94.1FM Australia
”...This EP is definitely a keeper, and with another EP and a full length album out there, there's plenty more Cynthia Basinet to get your teeth into. Go forth and enjoy.” -Zeitgeist UK
”The charactor of the music style presented gives this CD (Uncovered) a unique feel, with an individual personality presented inside it's contents. Great work, and we sure look forward to hearing from you in the future...” Graham,
”Basinet has a powerhouse of a voice; she can be seductive when she wants to be and effectively woeful if the lyrics call for it. Even if you'll hate her because she's beautiful, you'll love her because her singing will knock your socks off.”
”Unquestionably, Cynthia's voice is one of the most striking and sparkling voices in the world of American Standards. It is an oasis of luxurious vocal beauty, magnetizing sensuality and warmth. This singer is the real thing!” - ENTERTAINMENT: DIVAS, CABARET, JAZZ THEN AND NOW (book)
For Cynthia Basinet, her voice itself is an instrument; in terms of emotional power, it's a lethal weapon. Sensual, emotionally damaged and world-weary, Basinet's vocals have the makings of a film noir femme fatale. Her midnight blue voice on The Collection can conjure black and white images of ill-fated romance, especially on Just and Eventually. Set to a crestfallen piano backdrop, Eventually expresses deep-seated feelings of love lost; the heartbreaking ache in her vocals reveals real, honest pain. However, melancholia is only side of Basinet's persona. In this compilation of her work, she juggles with light and darkness. The giddy sweetness of her cover of Santa Baby is miles apart from the fresh wounds of Haunted Heart. Furthermore, the electronica tracks Yellow Taxi and God unveil a completely different side of her artistry. For those not familiar with Basinet's previous recordings, such varied elements might seem confusing. But this is a career retrospective, after all, and the most exciting musicians are the unpredictable ones. Nevertheless, it's obvious where Basinet's strengths are. On the slower songs, where Basinet can croon her heart's desires, she has a commanding presence. Her version of the oft-covered Someone To Watch Over Me has undeniable charm; her voice truly soars, dripping with sultry yearning. Because of Basinet's background as a model and actress, there are some who probably won't take her music seriously. However, even the most skeptical will have a hard time resisting the gripping drama of Water's Edge. —