\"Welcome to the surrealist splendour of Rinaldi Sings,\" wrote the NME when the smart-suited Steve Rinaldi first strolled on to the live stages of London in 2004. Since then, more and more fans have been tuning into the \"Cockernee-toned pop\" of this eccentric singer/songwriter.
With a sound that combines the blue-eyed pop/soul of the late Sixties with the swagger of a Vaudevillian showman, Steve Rinaldi has filtered his taste for the eclectic and the obscure through the experience of a lifetime of listening to fine, orchestrated pop music. And what he has ended up with is Rinaldi Sings, a collision of elaborate power pop charm and Carnaby Street high camp.
The debut Rinaldi Sings album \'What\'s It All About?\' received rave reviews in many of the UK\'s leading rock magazines and featured among the Best Albums Of 2004 in the Village Voice\'s annual Rock Critics Poll, despite not being released until the following year!
\'Bingo\' is the second Rinaldi Sings album and on this collection Steve Rinaldi offers the upbeat sunny pop of \'You Take Me There\', the swinging Hammond Organ instrumental of the title track, plus the Vaudevillian honky tonk of \'The Only Show In Town\'. There\'s also a nod of recognition in the direction of a couple of style icons of the past, with \'Goodbye Steve McQueen\' and a celebration of the flawed genius that was George Best, on the epic \'Where Did It All Go Wrong Mr Best?\'
Often compared to the orchestrated pop of the Divine Comedy, Pulp and My Life Story, if you have a preference for melodic brass riffs and soaring violins, then Rinaldi Sings will be for you!
WHAT THE CRITICS SAID ABOUT RINALDI SINGS
\"A cocksure 21st Century Scott Walker.\" NME
\"Upbeat, melodic, brass-flecked easy listening and decidedly \'60s Cockernee-toned pop from the peculiar but very promising Steve Rinaldi.\" Time Out
\"Coming on like a pre-Jude Law Alfie with a Pulp fixation, Steve Rinaldi leads an eight-piece band through bubblegum soul and Scott Walker-ish torch ballads to rollicking effect. A real curio.\" Uncut
\"I can\'t get it off the CD deck!\" Mojo
\"A worthy earful of classic uptempo pop music.\" Powerpopaholic.com