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Los Angeles-based award-winning singer Dessy Di Lauro delivers a unique flavor of original music she labels as ‘Feathered Fro-Hawk Futuristic Art Deco Centric Harlem Renaissance Hep Music’, with a live show incorporating elements from the ''Speak Easy Era''. Miss Di Lauro is backed by her stellar band and horn section led by her musical director/pianist Ric’key Pageot who has been on two world tours with Madonna since 2008. Dessy Di Lauro released her sophomore full-length album, ‘This Is Neo-Ragtime’ in February which is blend of ragtime of the 1920-30’s with today’s contemporary urban sound. Her single/music video, ‘Jump ‘N’ Jivin’ was quickly selected by ESPN to be featured throughout the national TV broadcast of the 2013 NCAA Women’s basketball Final Four championships last April.
Throughout her career, Di Lauro has toured all across Europe and North America in major arenas including the Madison Square Garden in NYC, Staples Center in Los Angeles, among others, as a featured singer for Cirque du Soleil’s Delirium Show; it went on to become the 6th biggest grossing tour of 2006. Throughout her career, she has also shared the stage with the likes of Patti Labelle, The Neville Brothers, Deborah Cox, and Social Distortion
D.on Darox & The Melody Joy Bakers: “Was it Louis Armstrong who said the blues weren’t necessarily intended to be an expression of sadness, but rather a cure for it? In that spirit, Agonizing Sad Beauties is the perfect soundtrack for the new depression — the fiddle parts alone could replace a week’s worth of Prozac. Soulful, poignant and skillfully executed, this recording is at once nostalgic and refreshing. Imagine young Tom Waits cradling an accordion on Bourbon Street with a full band beside him and a fifth of whiskey at his feet. The band calls it dirty gypsy — indeed, it seems to leave a gritty residue on the listener. A sample of its well-crafted and memorable lyrics: “You pushed me up against the glass of the Nicholby’s thrift shop, which used to be an antique store and before that it was another thrift shop, and you smiled a smile that you don’t hand out too often.” ” Michel Cicero - Ventura County Reporter