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Contact: Christine LoPiano
MILLER PLACE, NEW YORK – Driven by a mission to bring peace, love and healing to the world one bluesy song at a time, Long Island, New York’s Martini Garden is stepping up as one of the hottest up and coming homegrown acts in the area. Described as “Stevie Wonder meets The Eagles by Mary Flanagan of North Shore Sun, this seasoned five-piece act is riding high off the release of their debut LP, Give a Little Love in January 2013. Now ready to perform and promote their anticipated first record throughout the Northeast and beyond, the band aims to make their trademark blues-rock-folk blend a household name.
Formed in 2007 by the husband and wife team of Jim (lead guitar) and Christine LoPiano (lead vocals), Martini Garden combines a swirling mix of blues, jazz, rock and folk to generate a catchy sound ideal for the clubs and halls of New York. Supported by Michael McBride (drums), Rich Cunningham (bass) and Miriam Hubbard (backup vocals), their influences bleed through during each and every track, emitting tones of Van Morrison, Little Feat, Bonnie Raitt, The Grateful Dead and more.
Give a Little Love debuted via iTunes and other digital retailers in late January 2013, featuring 16 songs of Martini Garden’s wonderfully organic bluesy-rock. Led by Christine’s powerful vocal tone and honest lyrics with Jim’s versatile guitar playing, the group takes listeners on a tour de force of truly independent, no-frills music which resonates long after the sound fades.
Now staples in local venues throughout the North Shore of Long Island, Martini Garden continues to draw the eyes and ears of local fans, press and more.
“The band is now in its fifth year and more impactful songs round out an A+ playlist…The important point is that [Christine’s] voice is the ‘signature’ of Martini Garden and defines the band’s personality, and that’s something to toast, for sure! said Deke Donovan of Deke Donovan’s Power Performers of Music.
With Give a Little Love garnering radio play on Cyber-FM, Splashradio.org, MuseBoat Radio and Jango, the band isn’t wasting any time as they prepare to hit the studio on June 1 to begin recording their next album. More performance dates continue to roll in throughout Long Island, with interviews and promotional campaigns underway to help spread the word about all the latest Martini Garden music, news and happenings.
Pick up Give a Little Love via iTunes and other digital retailers now, connect with the band on Facebook and check out their official website, ReverbNation or MySpace pages for streaming audio.
Member of Long Island Blues Society