*** "RENEGADE IN THE RAIN" WON RUNNER UP FOR FIRST PRIZE IN THE INTERNATIONAL CONTEST SONG OF THE YEAR MAY 17, 2011, ONE OF THESE DAYS placed second a few months later. Judges were: Tim Anderson - WARNER; Allison Morris - UNIVERSAL; Helen M Jackson - SONY; Kim Mason - EMI; John W Rodgers - VIRGIN; Sara Thomas - CAPITOL; Monica Harden - CBS Radio Records.
***ONE OF THESE DAYS reached TOP TEN semifinals in the DSA SONGWRITING CONTEST on April 15, 2010.
***ONE OF THESE DAYS received a 2010 ASCAPLUS money AWARD.
***My music is a fusion of folk, soul and jazz with punchy lyrics, sweet yet gritty.
***In September, 2010, I played my songs with OAK band members Jerry Cutillo on flute and Maurizio di Vara and Mauro il Prof on guitars at a private TRS radio station party in Rome.
***In December, 2009, I performed my songs at the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race dinner party in Western Australia.
***In 2004, Maestro Marco Paoletti produced an ambient remix of For Your Love, while early 2005 we decided to do a pop/dance remix called FIRE ME NOW, resulting in considerable interest from the Italian DJ community leading to VINJAY feat INGRID B in 2006 which hit top ten charts at M20 radio station, Italy and other European stations.
***In 2005, 2006, 2010 I received ASCAPLUS money awards.
***In 2002, FOR YOUR LOVE, SHE'S WITH THE MAN, SPINNING AROUND were airplayed by about 40 Italian radio stations and DJs interviewed me live and by phone. I was a guest on Radio Azzurra Novara every Monday noon.
***In 2000, FOR YOUR LOVE reached top ten on WSIA New York, stationing there 10 weeks in a row.
I perform my own songs with my Australian Maton ECW80C acoustic guitar or my Yamaha Classical guitar, in addition to covers by: U2, Oasis, R.E.M., Guns and Roses, Green Day, Radiohead, Melody Gardot, Norah Jones, Annie Lennox, Dido, Anouk, Alannah Myles, Elisa, Neil Young, Beatles, Led Zepplin...more..