Young Philadelphia songstress Gina Sicilia exploded onto the scene in 2007, as her debut CD, "Allow Me To Confess", was met with joyous acclaim by fans and critics alike. She was heralded as a distinctive new voice in the Blues, as well as an insightful songwriter and interpreter of neglected classics in the Rhythm & Blues canon. In 2008 she was nominated for “Best New Artist Debut” at the Blues Music Awards in Memphis, Tennessee, just as her sophomore release "Hey Sugar" proved her also to be a legitimate contender in the worlds of Classic Country and Americana. With her new 2011 release, "Can't Control Myself", Gina broadens her stylistic palette, infusing even more Soul and Americana into her bedrock influences of Blues and R&B. This CD features seven new Gina Sicilia compositions, as well as threechoice covers borrowed from Bobby Bland, Stevie Wonder, and Ike & Tina Turner. Gina’s singing and songwriting continue to break new ground, showing remarkable depth, power, and seemingly unstoppable growth. "Can't Control Myself" was produced and engineered by Gina’s label mate, the insanely talented Dave Gross,who also played every instrumental track on the record except for trumpet, sax, and one lap-steel track. Now 25 years old, the genre-defying Gina Sicilia continues to smash pigeonholes into kindling and redefine the boundaries of soulful music.
|POSTED BY: disturbed3003||POSTED ON: 25 Jul 2011 08:08 PM|
Talent vocalist, Gina Sicilia, releases another superb Blues/R&B album, “Can’t Control Myself.” You will find Sicilia has a strong and powerful voice that can light up any song she sings. The collections of songs on this CD are sheer entertaining and will make you want to hear more from this gifted vocalist. The first track, “Addicted,” instantly introduces you to a voice that has a polished soulful passion. Taking to a slower groove, the songs, “Members Only” and “As long As You’re Here” will trickle gently into your heart and soul as Sicilia sings with compelling Bluesy vocals that is complemented fine instrumentation. The title track, “Can’t Control Myself,” has a catchy melody and a free flowing style. If you are into musical artists such as Bonnie Raitt or Grace Potter, then you will really enjoy the magnificent Blues/R&B songs on the CD, “Can’t Control Myself.”
-Diane and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team