New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
"'Son Of An American Dream' by Bill Curreri is a rockin' little record I want my DJ to play... If Tom Petty
& The Heartbreakers made this exact album, it would be hailed coast to coast. If The Eagles
made this exact album, it would also be hailed... What makes it all cool is that his observations are totally universal, his experiences mirroring his generation. I totally get this guy. He's me. He's you... Intelligent personal lyrics sung with creamy-sweet harmony... yet accentuated with a kick-ass band is always going to win me over."
- Mike Greenblatt, GOLDMINE MAGAZINE
"Mix in a little Steely Dan, some Gerry Rafferty with a touch of Dylan and The Byrds and you come away with an album that pops and rocks in all the right places... There's so many cool cuts here for pop and rock fans to pick and choose from... State
of the art 21st century jangle pop gets a solid transfusion with Bill Curreri's Son Of An American Dream."
- Robert Steven Silverstein, MWE3.COM
Bill Curreri's new album Son Of An American Dream
which is receiving rave press and radio reviews everywhere, has been nominated for 6 Independent Networks Awards in the categories of:
• Favorite Single ("Son Of An American Dream")
• Favorite Male Artist
• Favorite Impact Artist
• New Discovery Artist
Additional awards include:
• Favorite Crossover Artist
• Inspirational Song Of The Year ("Son Of An American Dream")
Son Of An American Dream
influences are from boomer-generation icons like the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan
and the Byrds, as well as a cross-section of singer-songwriters ranging from Jackson Browne
and Tom Petty
to Bob Seger
and Cat Stevens—is best described as a hybrid of classic rock and contemporary Americana, with elements of pop, R&B and country entering the mix. Son Of An American Dream
features 10 songs composed by Curreri, most new with a couple from his earlier catalogue. Nearly all of them draw from Curreri's own life experiences, and many bear dual meanings. The title track, which opens the recording, is one of the album's most rocking and most poignant. It's very close to its author's heart.
BILL CURRERI'S BAND:
CHRIS PALMARO, Keyboards
Chris has been working in the New York City session scene for many years writing numerous television and radio commercials and was an ongoing member of the Saturday Night Live Band for four years. He has also performed live and/or recorded with many of today's music icons including Aretha Franklin, Sting, James
Taylor, Jeff Beck, Michael Jackson, Mac Cohn and Joan Osbourne, among others.
JOHN PUTNAM, Electric and Acoustic Guitars
John is a native New Yorker and has performed and/or recorded with a diverse group of artists- including Madonna, Cher, David
Johansen, Richard Shindell, Lucy Kaplanski, Darlene Love, Jimmy Cliff, Avril Lavigne, John Denver, Southside Johnny, James
Montgomery, J. Geils, Shemekia Copeland, and The Boston
Pops! John has also composed numerous independent film scores and commercial television spots and has performed on Broadway in both The Who's Tommy and Memphis. John is currently back on Broadway performing in the Grammy-award winning musical, Kinky Boots.
SAMMY MERENDINO, Drums
Sammy is highly in demand as a session drummer/programmer based in New York City. He has recorded and/or performed with many of the world's top artists including Cameo, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Foreigner, Pat Methany, Ziggy Marley
and many others with multiple world tours under his belt. He has appeared numerous times on television including Late Night With David
Letterman, GMA, The Ellen
DeGeneres Show and Last Call With Carson Daly. Born in Akron, Ohio, Sammy now works from his state-of-the-art recording studio, Harlem Parlour Recording, located in a turn-of-the-century brownstone in Harlem and is currently performing in the Grammy-award winning Broadway musical, Kinky Boots.
ROGER FIFE, Bass Guitar and Co-Producer
is an accomplished producer/engineer and has worked with Antony and the Johnsons, The Infadels, Cyndi Lauper, Fat Boy Slim, Tricky, Jagz Kooner, Desmond Dekker, Fischer Z, Ruby Blue and many more. Roger
has also worked on entertainment projects for SONY/ATV, Sony BMG, WARNERS, UNIVERSAL, Island, VH1, HBO, ESPN (USA), Stop Start Records, Rough Trade and many other labels and publishers as well as having composed and mixed sound for both television and film.