Terry Palasz (“palace”) is a singer-actress most recently known around the country for her uproarious and heartwarming one-woman show, “The Polish Diva from Milwaukee.” She now introduces her first polka CD The Polish Diva’s Polka Party, which is already receiving rave reviews for Terry’s powerful vocals, great team of musicians (including accordionist, arranger and producer Toby Hanson) and diverse polka styles.
Ms. Palasz, with her pleasing and lusty soprano, sings polka favorites from around the country with particular focus on old-style Polish tunes. She also gives her special twist to vintage pop tunes such as “Cuanto Le Gusta” and “Dominique.”
Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Polish and English parents, Terry was equally influenced by community polka dances and social teas, giving her a unique blend of elegance and raucousness in her performances.
From polka lovers to musical esoterics, The Polish Diva’s Polka Party will appeal to anyone in need of a pure pick me up. Terry is supported by a full polka band and backup singers and the CD also includes six pages of liner notes.
Reviews About the Polish Diva:
“Palasz is a unique combination of glamorous chanteuse and a good-time, beer-swigging gal.”— Off-Off Broadway Review
“A classically trained soprano with a strong down-to-earth Polish heritage…”—
“Palasz sings pop songs and polka tunes with operatic brilliance…”---OnMilwaukee.com
“…a voice that moves easily from brassy Broadway to operatic soprano…”---Cabaret Hotline Online
“How many Polish divas does it take to turn on an audience? Just one—if she’s Terry Palasz”---Siskiyou Daily News
Toby Hanson: Accordion, Organ
Eric Likkel: Clarinet, Saxophone
Mike Friel: Drums, Percussion
Dennis Staskowski: Bass
Greg C. Powers: Trombone
Shawn Roller: Trumpet
Mike Woolf: Tuba,Euphonium
Dave Brown: Banjo
Susan Pascal: Xylophone