After almost 5 years of hard work, I am extremely proud to announce that my debut solo album "Erich Cawalla - The Great American Songbook" will be officially released on March 25, 2020, as part of The Boscov's Berks Jazz Festival. The show is a Berks Jazz Fest Preview show and will take place at The Crowne Plaza Ballroom in Reading, PA. It will feature an All-Star Big Band which I have assembled including notable artists Bennie Sims, Marko Marcinko, Steve Rudolph, Larry McKenna, Eddie Severn, Tom Strohman, Rob Stonebeck, Bill Hicks, and MANY OTHERS! I hope you will plan to join me for this special celebration.
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This is an exciting time for me. For the past 4 years, I have been working on a full-length Great American Songbook album in the style of Michael Buble, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, etc. Singing and performing standards has always been one of my favorite types of music to perform because all of these songs tell a story and have brilliant chord structures. The full album release is set for on March 25, 2020, but I am proud to be able to provide a "teaser" to the album and release the first single, an updated version of the Smokey Robinson classic, OOO BABY BABY! Produced by Bennie Sims and arranged by Dave Depalma, it features a full 17-piece traditional big band with strings, features myself on Vocals and Saxophone, and is available for purchase or streaming on all Internet sites. We have also teamed up with Greg Pasenko at Blu Jazz for radio promotion so you may hear it on your local radio station as well.
Here is the YouTube link to listen! Erich Cawalla --- Ooo Baby Baby
I am excited to have teamed again with Producer Bennie Sims at Boom! Camp Records and am March 1, 2017 marks the release of my first-ever solo song to Contemporary Jazz radio stations. Named "222 South"" (to give it a local flare as a road I travel on each and every day!), we will be Going for Adds starting on March 22, 2017. Featured musicians performing on "222 South" include Bennie on Bass, Cliff Starkey on Piano, fellow Uptown Band mate Forrest Brown on Guitar, and Pieces of a Dream's Curtis Harmon on Drums. Request it to radio stations throughout the world!!!
Join me and a fabulous band on Feb. 3, 2017 at Building 24 LIVE in Reading PA as I present my first solo show, "Erich Cawalla Presents a Funky, Swinging Musical Time". Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased in advance or will be available at the door. The band includes Bennie Sims on Bass, Cliff Starkey on Piano, Forrest Brown on Guitar, Mike Burton on Trumpet, and Jeremy "Wheatbread" Boyd on Drums. We will be performing a mix of material including some standards which will be appearing on my upcoming "Great American Songbook" album set for release in late 2017, as well as Funk, Soul, and other Contemporary Jazz songs. We will also unveil my first-ever Solo original song.
After many years overdue, my new website is finally up! Thank you to Bob Bysher at NA Studios for a very modern, user-friendly design. Bob is the best and as you can see, extremely talented! I will continue to update this site to keep my friends and fans in the loop about happenings with both my solo career and The Uptown Band. Thank you as always for your support and stay tuned for more updates!!!