Biography

"Greco is incredible, as always. Like a fine wine, her act continues to evolve while her voice and technique grow stronger with every appearance. This woman gives new meaning to the word “Entertainer”. If you have never caught her show, run, don’t walk, to her next performance. This powerhouse performer is a force to be reckoned with.”

                                              River Reporter, Jonathan Charles Fox - May 2015

 

"Her soaring voice turning familiar classics into one-of-a-kind masterpieces, all the while entertaining the crowd with stories of her career and her life in Sullivan County. Throughout her performance Greco’s enchanting stage presence ad incredible vocal range delighted the audience”

                                          Sullivan County Democrat, Allison Ruef  - May 2015

 

PATTI GRECO SUNSHINE was born and raised in Sullivan County NY, the heart of the Catskill Mountains where many say stars were born. She started singing at the impressionable age of eight, sitting in with some of the best musicians in the business, including Joe Cuba, Erskine Hawkins and many other great unknowns. When they said, 'if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere', they had to be talking about the Catskills; these were some of the toughest audiences around. Last night they may have seen Tony Bennett and tonight you; they were a knowledgable and challenging crowd and you either learned quickly, or you were out.

 

Well, being out was not an option, so she worked hard and by the early 80's she spread her wings and took her career on the road. Houston Texas became home for a while to this budding starlet. Being an unknown was difficult, but the experience that the Catskill's gave her made it 'butter'. She began singing at the local clubs and soon became a favorite at Gilly's in Pasedena. The word got out and she found herself singing with the largest and most prestigious Society Orchestras in Texas, The Ed Gerlach Orchestra. They opened for Marvin Hamlich, Vic Damone, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, The Gatlin Brothers, Maureen McGovern and many others; but it was time to step out on her own.

 

Back to the Catskills it was. On the way home she stopped in Florida, got some gigs and landed her first cruise ship job starring in a Miller Reich Production. That first job opened the door to 30 plus weeks a year head-lining on all the major cruise lines and several weeks a year in Atlantic City and Las Vegas.

 

Patti believes that you never stop learning and reinventing yourself so she keeps her repertoire fresh and new, not just for her audience, but for herself. Reviewers have said, 'She is confident and poised, and possesses a wide range of dulcet tones. her interpretation of a song has depth and polish and conveys an excellent sense of rhythmics."; and "Patti has the rare ability to hold an audience in the palm of her hand, breathlessly anticipating every note, as she exudes superstar talent with each song, whispering one moment, while raising the roof the next." She's had the pleasure of singing duets with Robert Goulet (who joined her on stage at Harrah's in Atlantic City after his show), Buddy Greco, and Robert Clayton Thomas: and was also a favorite opening act for Red Buttons and Rich Little.

 

Patti is a dynamic performer who delivers a lyric with the kind of intensity that demands you listen. Whether it's an operatic belt, or a soft sultry whisper, she has your attention. From a smoky bar room to a packed show room you will get the same intimate feeling from this performer. Her show is diverse and exciting with something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. She's real, she's funny, she’s easy to watch and loves what she does every time she steps onto that stage. You may hear influences of Sarah Vaughan, Shirley Bassey or Barbara Streisand, but never an impersonation; she has her own original sound that is uniquely, PATTI GRECO SUNSHINE.

 

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