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"If Christmas is a little too "Leave it to Beaver" around your house, this is the antidote for all that fluff and shellacked Martha Stewart sentiment. Taking Swing Band arrangements of Christmas favorites, funneled through a quirky cabaret medium, ex-Grant Lee Buffalo bandmembers Bill Bonk and Phil Parlapiano bring you a spiked shot of the holidays." -

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
I Saw Three Ships

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"Having the luxury of watching Phil Parlapiano under the violet lights at The Parish in Austin, Texas one evening very quickly led to my repeated helpings of "The Mordacious Mr. Squeeze", the bundle of 13 incredibly dynamic tracks that easily fill the hour. 'Taking me Back' kicks things off and, appropriately, sets the the tone, so to speak, for the rest of the album, while ultimately serving as my favorite of the bunch. Loved the almost vaudeville-esque, Ol' Western flair of 'This Road is not my Own'. 'A little Love' has the perfect amount of grit, 'Girlfriend Revenge' the air-and-attitude, and 'Two Ways' the familiar dusty piano bar sound. This is an all-around, front-to-back, solid record. Truly looking forward to what's next." - ITunes

Takin' Me Back
This Road Is Not My Own
A Little Love

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"Pianoforte is one of the more instantly enjoyable recordings Ive heard. Youd probably like it immediately... Fans of the Fab Four and ELO will adore this CD... if Jeff Lynne from ELO produced a Randy Newman record, it might sound like this, except Parlapiano is a better singer."

Menthol Cigarette
The Night That You Left

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This is post-Brothers Figaro solo Phil. Features 13 new songs, with special guests like Benmont Tench (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), Frankie Infante and Nigel Harrison (Blondie), Roly Salley (Chris Issak) and Scott Babcock (Brothers Figaro). There are a limited supply of numbered and signed copies.
Love Is A Stranger
Something On Your Mind

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"The Brothers Figaro prove themselves to be first-class, acoustically oriented songsmiths... Edie Brickell, Nils Lofgren and David Lindley make guest appearances, but in the end it's Bonk and Parlapiano's first-rate songwriting that's the star of Gypsy Beat." Chicago Tribune

Ease It Slow
Just A Man
Cross Your Heart