CUNIO SINGS ETTA
Saturday July 1st at 7:30pm
Tickets are $35
On-sale online NOW AVAILABLE
Via Box-Office & telephone beginning June 19th
ABOUT THE SHOW
With AT LAST! vocalist Michael Cunio returns to the song that launched his career and the artist who has been his most enduring inspiration! Backed by a world class sextet, together they breathe new life into the music of icon Etta James. Exploring songs from a career that spanned nearly 60 years, AT LAST! features hits including “All I Could Do Was Cry,” “I’d Rather Go Blind,” “Tell Mama,” “At Last,” “A Sunday Kind Of Love” and many, many more. Hailed as “extraordinary” and “startlingly soulful” Cunio will “leave the audience dazed and confused, pondering the source of his affecting passion!”
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Described as the “spawn of Freddie Mercury & Janis Joplin" Cunio gained attention for his “extraordinary” performance of Etta James’ hit "At Last” in the nationally televised PBS concert Under The Streetlamp, Live! The special was a top 5 hit for PBS and he was deemed the “electrifying wailer.” With UTS he filmed 2 national PBS concert specials, released 3 albums and toured the world headlining venues including the Greek Theater & Wolf Trap.
In 2015 Cunio’s “gloriously gritty” solo album Back Alley Soul debuted at #6 on iTunes R&B/Soul charts. Backed by members of Sharon Jones & the Dap- Kings, The Roots, Harry Connick Jr., Postmodern Jukebox, Richard Bona & the Christian McBride Trio, Back Alley Soul is an ode to the grit, grease and crackle of classic soul 45’s from the 60’s & 70’s.
Previously, Cunio starred on Broadway as Corny Collins in Hairspray, Tommy DeVito in the Chicago production of Jersey Boys, sang on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Access Hollywood, Extra and has performed with artists including Debbie Harry, Adam Lambert, Serj Tankian, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Darlene Love. He currently plays nearly 150 live shows a year at venues including the Gramercy Theater, Brooklyn Bowl & Duane Park. For more, join him on Facebook: @CunioM; Twitter/ Instagram: @Cunio4 & visit .