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Annemarie Picerno - Mr. Santa'

Review by Patrick Joseph & Staff

“Mr Santa” packs a punch that delivers holiday cheer by way of a truckload of gritty swing. A seriously killer band and a track produced by Bob McGilpin, puts everything right where it should be to underscore Picerno’s stylish and classically cool vocal delivery.

A holiday song with lots of swagger is always a treat, and “Mr Santa” serves up a red hot groove and a catchy chorus that will have you singing along. An excellent combination of styles, this song lives somewhere at the crossroads of timeless country and classic R&B.

Lyrically, “Mr Santa” is an ode to lovers. “When you smile and look at me, everyday is a holiday” Picerno is confident and relaxed in her vocal style, which makes these lyrics even more comforting. “Mr Santa, I’m yours forever dear, you’re the best gift that god has given, I just love you near.” This song takes the familiar sentiment of a holiday song and turns it on its head, offering a fresh perspective: “Keep the Mistletoe…You’re my Mr Santa, every day of the year.” If the Holidays are for reflecting and enjoying life, then let everyday be a holiday.

A real steamroller of a song, “Mr Santa” is the perfect score to dance around the house with your loved one and make the season bright. The band sounds huge on this track, with a lively rhythm section and a perfectly interwoven guitar, piano, and sax lines. All of the playing is upper-echelon while maintaining a “fun” feeling. The instrumental prowess is a fantastic counterpart to Picerno’s laid back, but energetic style. Overtly well done, “Mr Santa” feels simultaneously classic and fresh.

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About Annemarie Picerno

Annemarie is a Grammy member, Americana Music Association member, and Indie Collaborative artist with popular releases on Bongo Boy Records. She has performed in theater, bands in every musical genre, comedy shows, film, radio and television. Her diverse musical sounds mix country, pop, blues, soul, and rock. She writes all her lyrics and music from pathos and humor, with stories of her life, loves, and musical journey. She has topped indie radio charts with her powerful voice and harmonies along with winning awards for The Josie Music Awards, Red Carpet Awards in Holland by Fairplay Country Music, The Gran Royale Music Awards and LDM Radio Awards. Based in Nashville, she is known for her element of surprise and soulful energetic performances. For more information on Annemarie Picerno, please visit her website.


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