Jersey Boy Goes Solo: Joseph Leo Bwarie Releases Debut Solo Album 'Nothin' But Love' on June 21
- Modernizing the Classics with Hollywood "Heyday" Appeal -
LOS ANGELES, June 20, 2011 -- Known to hundreds of thousands of fans across America as 'Frankie Valli,' Joseph Leo Bwarie brings his star-performer notoriety to a new level, emerging as a solo artist with his debut album Nothin' But Love produced and arranged by original Four Seasons member and Billboard hit-maker Charles Calello.
Bwarie's Nothin' But Love delivers a stylish, sexy, fresh take on the swingin' Capital Records "sound" recently re-energized by Connick and Buble, however Bwarie takes things one step further, pushing the envelope with his song selection, creating new modern classics made memorable by Bwarie's fresh, easy, engaging voice.
Calello says, "It's not often I record a singer that covers all the bases. [Bwarie] can swing, rock and tear your heart all within three songs... what a voice and what a gift."
"Although I produced the CD," Calello continues, "Joey had his hand in everything. Most great artists I've worked with motivate the creative people around them and that's what Joey did to me; he never settled. He challenged me to push my pen to a higher level and I'm glad he did because, I'm proud of this one."
Backed by a swingin' 40-piece orchestra featuring legendary jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, with Latin percussion by the world-famous Paulinho da Costa, Calello's lush arrangements electrify Nothin' But Love with unexpected turns in every song.
Bwarie's crisp, passionate vocals soar on romantic classics including: "Night And Day," "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," "If I Had You," "When The Sun Comes Out," "What'll I Do?," "Frenesi" and he re-imagines the Broadway songbook with: "A Lot Of Livin' To Do," "Old Devil Moon," and "I've Never Been In Love Before." Bwarie swings the Motown hits "Stand By Me" and "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?" and creates a 50-year music collision with his mash-up of "Umbrella/A Fella With An Umbrella."
"I would have recorded this in 1965, but my parents hadn't even met. This record is like a classic cocktail with a twist. So order up Nothin' But Love," says Bwarie.
Available June 21st on iTunes, CD Baby, AmazonMP3 & www.JosephLeoBwarie.com. For more information on the artist visitwww.josephleobwarie.com/bio and follow the latest news and information on Twitter @JosephLeoBwarie.
SOURCE Red Banister Productions, Inc.