The debut Rinaldi Sings album, `What's It All About?', announced the arrival of cult singer/songwriter Steve Rinaldi at the grooviest of parties, and now, with `Bingo', he intends to show that he's got what it takes to stick around until the last taxi has been ordered. On this collection he offers the upbeat sunny pop of 'You Take Me There', the swinging Hammond Organ instrumental of the title track, plus the Vaudevillian honky tonk of `The Only Show In Town'. There's also a nod of recognition in the direction of a couple of style icons of the past, with 'Goodbye Steve McQueen' and the melancholy celebration of the genius that was George Best, on the epic 'Where Did It All Go Wrong Mr Best?' If you have a preference for pop music with melodic brass riffs and soaring violins, then just cry `Bingo'!
About the Artist
"Welcome to the surrealist splendour of Rinaldi Sings," wrote the NME when the smart-suited Steve Rinaldi first strolled on to the live stages of London in 2004. Since then, more and more fans have been tuning into the "Cockernee-toned pop" of this eccentric singer/songwriter. With a sound that combines the blue-eyed pop-soul of the late Sixties with the swagger of a Vaudevillian showman, Steve Rinaldi has filtered his taste for the eclectic and the obscure through the experience of a lifetime of listening to fine, orchestrated pop music. And what he has ended up with is Rinaldi Sings, a collision of elaborate indie pop charm and Carnaby Street high camp.