All That I Am
If you believe that dreams of becoming a pop music diva are restricted to the very young, this startling and beautiful debut CD "All That I Am" by Sandy Zio will change your mind. Zio, a singer/piano player with a big dream and a voice to match, makes no apologies for putting out smooth, adult contemporary music with a message that is so familiar and yet unique all at the same time. After 5 years of writing, recording, and producing these songs... her journey finally makes it's first stop with 13 timeless songs. She surrounds her smooth alto voice with some of the finest musicians in the pop world. From Billy Joel's bandmates Liberty DeVitto and Richie Cannata, to the Tower of Power horns along with great studio players, indie artists, and of course her own piano playing. This CD is a seamless musical effort and a guilty pleasure to many who enjoy artists like Josh Groban and Eva Cassidy. "All That I Am" includes thirteen beautiful compositions. Six and a half of them are written by Sandy Zio herself. Four others are written by six exciting up and coming indie composers, and there are two classic songs by Stevie Wonder and one made famous by The Carpenters (Roger Nichols, Paul Williams). The themes surrounding this collection are ageless and wide reaching from soul searching, to finding a special someone, to celebrating new life, but does not limit itself to the usual worn out clichés. Sandy has honed her vocal and piano style by playing hundreds of concerts over the past three years, and because she is a relative newcomer to the club scene, she exudes a freshness and engaging spirit that makes her live shows a treat. In the words of the great drummer Manu Katché... a great new voice."