“Fantastic new CD Debut from Greta's Bakery!
Back in the mid ‘80s girl groups like Bananarama, and more sophisticated Euro-flavored pop-jazz singers Anna Domino and Sade, were all the rage. Twenty years later, one new NYC based group with a new kind of multi-culti kind of pop / jazz viewpoint is Greta’s Bakery. Featuring Italian born vocalist Greta Panettieri, bas-sist/guitarist Mike LaValle with Andrea Sammartino on keys, on the release of their 2010 album entitled, The Edge Of Everything, the group blend an upbeat, lounge music kind a vibe that sometimes even spotlights Greta singing in her native tongue. Commenting on the CD, Ms. Panettieri adds, 'I think it’s a bit of a complex album, and it definitely reflects our different backgrounds and the different kinds of music that we like. But more than anything else, it’s a pop album. I think that it’s very easy to like, but I also think that it works on a deeper level, because of the composing and arranging.'”
“Satisfied customers have savored the tasty treats of Greta’s Bakery all around the world. The band has sampled their goods on tour with Joe Jackson across Europe and sated the appetites of the most critical Gothamites in the Lower East Side of New York City. The three main chefs—Greta Panettieri, Mike LaValle, and Andrea Sammartino—stir together ingredients ranging from jazz to reggae-infused pop. Experiencing their songs is like discovering a familiar flavor with a new zest. Listeners who haven’t stepped inside the aromatic world of Greta’s Bakery are in luck, for the tasty menu of items on The Edge of Everything is available for worldwide delivery. Food metaphors aside, Greta’s Bakery infuse the 2010 pop landscape with a fresh and fairly exceptional debut. Panettieri’s voice is an instrument that knows no boundaries on the scale.”
“New York trio Greta's Bakery serves up warm, enticing pop/jazz with a sweetening of electronics on their forthcoming major label debut On the Edge of Everythingarriving March 30 digitally via Decca. Led by vocalist Greta Panettiere (panettiere = bakery in Italian), the rhythmic backing swings and sways like a summer dress in a sultry beach breeze. We first caught GB in a small Lower East Side club over a year ago, drawn by Greta's inviting, inventive singing and the gently soulful vibe at play. Everything captures the Bakery's cool Euro-pop of their live performances while decorating the band's sound with a glossy Steely Dan-styled sheen.”
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