November 1, 2016

The Black Cats NYC Set Sidewalk Ablaze With CD Release Party

Frontman Andrew "Ciacci" Giordano
Photos by New York Scugnizzo
My buddies and I crammed into hopping Sidewalk Cafe in the East Village Friday night to support our good friends The Black Cats NYC at their highly anticipated CD release party. 
Hitting the stage at about 10pm, il Gatti Neri, as they are sometimes called, got the party started with songs from the new EP, “Gone.” The crowd erupted as they ripped through She Got What I Need, Psychotic Whisper and my favorite, Too Far Gone.
The "Pussycats" roar
Frontman Andrew Giordano commanded the stage with his raw vocals, grooving bass lines and intense facial expressions. Backing Andrew up, the very sexy “Pussycats” Deanna and Julie squealed and purred to the delight of every red-blooded man in the room.
The girls weren't the only eye candy on stage, lead guitarist Don “Black Cat” kept hearts racing with his high adrenaline guitar riffs and blistering solos. 
After the show Andrew and Don
gave out free copies of their new CD
The Black Cats NYC line-up also featured Jason Reddish on drums, “Raven” Hancock on the sax and very special guest Alex Giordano on the piano. 
Setting Sidewalk ablaze, the band played all our favorites, including Hear Your Mamma Callin’ and The Shadow. They closed the show with Animal, a raucous ditty, which they kindly dedicated to us. 
Spilling out to the bar, the celebration continued late into the night with lots of whisky and beer. Mingling with partygoers, band members gave out complimentary copies of the CD to all their fans. 
It was hot, it was crowded, and it was loud; but there was nowhere else I'd rather be. Congratulations Black Cats NYC and much success on your road ahead!