– Wasting My Time
– The La-La Song
– The Mistletoe Song
About the Show
Custode was twice named “Buffalo’s Best Female Vocalist” (Artvoice “2010 Best of Buffalo” and “2011 Best of Buffalo”) and currently fronts a pop-rock trio. “Christina Custode and Rerun” were recognized as “Buffalo’s Best Original Music Act” (Artvoice “2011 Best of Buffalo”),
Audio Gumshoe is privileged to present the music of Christina Custode. Familiar to long-time listeners of the show, this episode returns to an earlier format with an interview of the featured artist. It was a pleasure to speak with Christina. Opportunities such as this are few and far between, but they give us all a very intimate look at the work and personality of our featured guest.
Christina Custode is a busy musician. She performs regularly in and around her home of Niagara Falls, New York. She performs with numerous jazz groups on piano and vibraphone, is a cocktail piano soloist, and is a member of numerous blues and commercial bands.
In the interview, you will hear what inspires Christina to write her music, a bit about her stage show, and where to get her music (see links below). She shares insight to her family’s background in music, as well as her career as a music teacher. You’ll also learn about a very special tune called “The Mistletoe Song.” Christina talks about her motivation to write this great tune.
Be sure to visit Christina’s web site — and most certainly pick up a copy of the album “I” so that you can continue to enjoy her well written, well produced, collection of music.
“A little Sara Bareilles at times, some Lisa Loeb at others, even a bit of Basia at one point. Christina Custode has a little of everything for you here. Nothing & Crush are the big power ballads surrounded by pop songs like The One Thing and The LaLa Song. There’s an excellent chance her first big hit will come from this album.”
John Anthony / Buffalo, NY Radio Personality
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– Dangerous [radio edit]
– Only Human
’Proper Grown Up Soul Music.’
– Bill Buckley, Jazz and Funk and Blues
‘Can’t wait to hear more from this sharp – edged diamond.’
– Teach, Jazz and Soul
‘Death! I love this song…it’s a compelling funky jazz track!’
– Bob Davies, Soul Patrol
It’s very refreshing to have a set of music show up in the submission box that differs from most of what has been played on the show. Very rarely does Audio Gumshoe have the opportunity to feature an artist as smooth and refined as Mirenda Rosenberg. Her ability to belt out some heart-wrenching soul, followed by her silky jazz renderings, and topped with a bit of blues made her an easy choice for feature artist this episode.
From her submission, I learned that Mirenda’s album
was produced and engineered by Kevin Lowery and Allan Cooke at Eden Vella Studios, and mastered by Geoff Pesche at Abbey Road Studios, who has previously mastered albums for Gorillaz, Kylie Minogue and Basement Jaxx. The album launch is the culmination of a lifelong obsession with music and Mirenda is more than ready to embrace the next stage of her career.
Opening the set on this episode is the radio edit of “Dangerous”. This song is the first that I heard from Mirenda. She took command of the song, telling a story about a girl that will take control and manipulate without batting an eye. I believe it! One of the smoothest jazz numbers from the album, Only Human, shares the feelings of a gal who only wants you to love her for who she is… not something you expect her to be. Mirenda lays it down with a classy, soulful vocal that helps you understand the heart and mind of the woman in the song.
Pick up a copy of Mirenda’s album, “Placeholder”, to get a full taste of her talents. Be sure to visit the links to her music to find out more about this rising star.