MP3 Lois Greco - Surrender
"Using the influences of blues, R&B, gospel, jazz and rock, Lois Greco knocks listeners over with her powerfully soulful & sultry vocals and electrifying stage presence." - L.A. WEEKLY
12 MP3 Songs
BLUES: Rockin'' Blues, BLUES: Blues Vocals
Winner of the 2004 "Outstanding Female Singer" in the "Blues Audience Magazine" 6th Annual Readers Poll Awards.
"Using the influences of blues, R&B, gospel, jazz and rock, this willowy brunette, with the fragile appearance of a porcelain doll, knocks listeners over with her powerfully soulful & sultry vocals and electrifying stage presence!" - L.A. Weekly
"Lois Greco - The Lady sings the Blues and more...her powerful vocals propel her band and the music with authority. An inspiring and versatile group of musicians."
"Lois Greco and her band don''t sneak up on you - The band''s hard driving beat and Lois with her strong yet melodic interpretation of the blues are in play from the very first song. One thing for sure - at the end of every song you know you''ve been sung to!" - Quarternotes Magazine
The range of her voice is as hard and dirty as any blues singer and yet the way she is able to sing a sweet ballad is just stunning. I have no doubt when you hear Lois sing you will agree she is the next great female singer to emerge from the New England circuit much like Bonnie Raitt, Carly Simon & Susan Tedeschi."- John Black- Photographer/ Music Videographer
The riveting stage presence of Lois Greco draws the audience into each performance. A couple of recent highlights of her performance include a dramatic spoken word introduction over the beginning of Bessie Smith''s classic "Empty Bed Blues" followed by an incendiary reading of the vintage blues with searing guitar, and a smoldering take on Lazy Lester''s "Sugar Coated Love" which also brought the house down. Lois is a very powerful vocalist and really connects with the audience," Wide World Of Blues.-WATD-FM & WSMU-FM blues DJ Paul Wanner
"With the power of Janis Joplin, the fire of Melissa Etheridge and the soul of Aretha Franklin, Lois Greco will seduce and penetrate your heart with pure unleashed passion!" - Newport This Week
Lois Greco a singer, songwriter, guitarist and actress has lived in Los Angeles performing, writing and singing for feature films, TV and radio. A number of her films are currently running on HBO, Cinemax, Showtime and USA. Her credits include numerous acting roles on Broadway such as the lead in the musical "Grease" and in film and television with roles on "Days Of Our Lives", "General Hospital" and a number of episodic series. This new CD titled "Surrender", that Lois has produced, is a compilation of 10 of her originals and a remake of an old blues tune.
"I''ve written in every style for film and television, but for this CD, I''ve focused on a rockin'', bluesy feel. I''ve also included a couple of passionate rock ballards that I have written for films. I am thrilled with the current members of my band. They are incredible musicians whose heart and soul bring life to my music!"
The Lois Greco Band consists of the following members:
Earl Greco, her brother, is known throughout the world for his advanced bass guitar technique which was recorded on the "Star Licks Video Series". He has also written and recorded for film and television and has worked extensively in Los Angeles as a top session player. His unique and intense style creates a pulse which dynamically drives the band.
Scott Tarulli, an amazing guitarist who teaches at Berklee College of Music in Boston and has performed with acts such as "Meatloaf", the "Tina Turner Band", "The Whaler''s" (the Bob Marley Band) and the "Joe Cocker Band". Scott''s diverse influences have culminated in a style which ranges from slow simmering blues to boilin'' hot funky grooves.
Jody Briggs is an exciting and accomplished keyboardist who is known for his energetic style. He has toured throughout Europe and has performed on stage with artists such as Waylon Jennings, Suzanne Vega, Clarence Clemmons and Jonathan Edwards.
Skip Fischer is an exciting and explosive drummer who has toured the world with such acts as Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Alex Taylor (with Dan Ackroyd), James Montgomery & Matt "Guitar" Murphy