WHAT CRITICS AND RADIO PERSONALITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE SAYING ABOUT TONY ANDRIACCHI AND "AT LONG LAST" .....
"I'm a believer! Tony has some of the best vocal chops I've heard...
I'm sure we will be introducing our national audience to more of Tony's amazing vocal talent.
- Jim Ragosa, Program Director, Music of Your Life Syndicated Radio Program
"Thumbs up! One heck of a singer.
- Bruce Owens WBNR / WLNA New York
"A wonderful CD with great arrangements. Tony sings beautifully!"
- Ron Della Chiesa WGBH / WPLM Boston
"THIS IS HOT ... At Long Last ... We have a great jazz singer in Tony Andriacchi."
- Don Wolff, KMOX Radio,St. Louis, MO
"New to many New york concert fans, he was a hit...As long as he's singing, i will be listening. Very Impressive and very welcome."
-Rob Lester / NYC's SOund Advice.
"His singing and intimate style are riveting."
-Los Angeles Curtain Up magazine.
CURRENTLY BEING PLAYED IN OVER 200 MAJOR MARKETS ACROSS 43 STATES NATIONWIDE!
MAJOR TONE RECORDS is proud to present the long awaited new CD from acclaimed vocalist TONY ANDRIACCHI (pronounced An - Dree - Ock - e)
Entitled AT LONG LAST, the recording is a showcase for Tony's musical versatility, providing a mix of ballads,standards and jazz favorites. Even those who can't seem to pronounce his name, are sure to remember the unique style of this vocalist whose repertoire spans the decades. Noted Chicago Tribune jazz critic HOWARD REICH says TONY has .....
" an unmistakable gift for interpreting lyrics and is one of the most effective singers in the business. He sings with a maturity and depth that only comes with a life richly lived. Andriacchi's sumptuous voice commands attention at every turn."
On this winning CD, Tony is backed by a 55-piece orchestra with creative and exciting arrangements provided by the multi-talented CAREY DEADMAN, who has worked on nine tours with FRANK SINATRA, as well as musical luminaries HENRY MANCINI, BARRY MANILOW, JOHNNY MATHIS, BURT BACHARACH, AND CELINE DION.
Among AT LONG LAST'S standout tracks are classic standards AT LONG LAST LOVE, AS LONG AS I"M SINGING, DAY IN DAY OUT, showing that ANDRIACCHI can swing with the best of them. Tony also proves that he is quite the balladeer with sensitive vocal performances on MAYBE SEPTEMBER, COLD ENOUGH TO CROSS, and a pairing of BACHARACH'S THIS GUYS IN LOVE WITH YOU with the BEE GEES HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE.
Other notable tracks are the bossa-nova tinged SWAY coupled with HIDEAWAY and STING'S Oscar nominated song,UNTIL, arranged as a jazz waltz. There is also a great, brand new, big band-style song, YOU MAKE ME LAUGH.
Having had the distinction of being handpicked by the legendary TONY BENNETT to open for him at Chicago's Summerfest, Tony has preformed with the HARRY JAMES ORCHESTRA and has entertained sold out audiences for three years in a row at the RAVINIA FESTIVAL (2205, 2006, AND 2007). Performing with Grammy award-winning drummer, PAUL WERTICO at 2007's GRAND TETON MUSIC FESTIVAL, he has also been featured at NEW YORK'S JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER, the legendary CHICAGO PUMP ROOM, and HOLLYWOOD'D BEL AGE TEN20 CLUB and THE GARDENIA. Tony has also performed on PBS's CHICAGO TONIGHT program, and the nationally televised NOON PROGRAM, on the WB SUPERSTATION, as well as numerous appearances on WGN RADIO, the mid-west's #1radio station.
Conducted by COLIN WELFORD ( musical director for WICKED and THE LION KING national tours) and internationally renowned RICK SNYDER(Denis DeYoung of STYX) the album features some of the nation's top musicians. featured are JEREMY KAHN (piano), BOBBY SCHIFF (piano), BILL HARRISON (bass), BOB RUMMAGE (drums), PHIL GRATTEAU (drums),JIM WIDLOWSKI (percussion),many members of the CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, and some of the hottest horn players around inclding, ROB PARTON, TOM MATTA, and of course, CAREY DEADMAN.
Recorded, mixed and mastered at CRC, and TONE ZONE, Chicago, In addition to being available here at CDBABY.com, the CD is also availableat Tony's website, www.tonyasings.com. Digital downloads are available at ITunes, SonyConnect.com, Rhapsody.com, and Napster.com.
With one listen you will understand why WGN RADIO'S RICK KOGAN praises Tony as "incredibly talented, among the great singers in the country," and the SUN-TIMES says he is a "singer who deserves to be heard."