MP3 Atila - Hello Young Lovers
Debut album from this new rising star, featuring songs from the Great American Songbook. Easy Listening/Jazz. “After our UK tour I was knocked out by Atila. He has the voice and the class to show the world what great music is all about.” Buddy Greco.
11 MP3 Songs in this album (43:40) !
Related styles: EASY LISTENING: American Popular Song, JAZZ: Jazz Vocals
People who are interested in Frank Sinatra Harry Connick, Jr. Nat King Cole should consider this download.
Atila began singing at the age of 15 with local big band Young Jazz, and then in February 2002 was invited by Bill Ashton to work with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. He has performed nationwide at venues including Pizza Express (Dean Street), The Sands Jazz Club (Gainsborough), The Dorchester and the world famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club. He’s wowed international audiences on specially themed ‘jazz cruises’ alongside jazz greats like Lou Donaldson, Benny Green and Russell Malone.
In June 2005 Atila released his first solo CD ‘Something Old, Something New’ (NYJCD023), accompanied by NYJO. Digby Fairweather critically acclaimed it as “the best I’ve heard from a British singer and orchestra since Dame Cleo and Sir John Dankworth’s Shakespeare and All That Jazz”. Jack Bowers reviewing it for All-About-Jazz wrote “he’s only a step or two away from becoming one of the finest young jazz singers to emerge in quite some time.” He followed this with ‘How Do You Keep the Music Playing’ an album containing tracks featuring small band, conventional big band and 64-piece orchestra, which he co-produced with his friend arranger/conductor Evan Jolly.
During April 2006 Atila toured with the legendary Buddy Greco and earned a new fan in the process. Afterwards Buddy said, “I was knocked out by Atila. He has the voice and the class to show the world what great music is all about”. Buddy added to this by handing Atila his library of big band music from the tour, then inviting him to Cathedral City (Palm Desert) to sing at his own club ‘Buddy Grecos’ the following autumn. Whilst there Buddy told him “No matter what happens just keep going, someone’s gotta take over when I’m gone. You’re gonna be a star kid”. Their friendship continued to blossom and Atila was invited to tour the UK with Buddy again during the summer of 2008. The highlights of this included an appearance with the BBC Big Band at the 30th Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival, later broadcast on BBC Radio 2 Big Band Special and four nights at Ronnie Scott’s in London.
Other notable appearances during 2008 included The Stables, Wavendon and the Jazz on the Stour Festival at Bures, with autumn seeing the release of Atila’s third CD ‘Hello Young Lovers’. This was recorded using Piano trio plus a few guests and featuring material not previously over played where he attempts to capture the hearts of today’s younger lovers.
Still in his mid-twenties, this fast maturing performer has established himself as one of Britain’s most exciting vocal talents. Sir John Dankworth predicts “a very bright future with the possibility of Atila’s name eventually ending up in lights.”