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2014 Battle of the Boroughs

Monday, May 05, 2014

Battle of the Boroughs 2014: Staten Island

Which of these undiscovered musical acts should be crowned Staten Island's best?

The Greene Space's 2014 Battle of the Boroughs continued on Friday, May 2 with a showcase of the borough's most exciting hidden musical talents. From singer-songwriters to hard rockers, nine acts representing the energy and diversity of Staten Island's music scene competed. Now, the votes are in. Here are the five finalists!

UPDATE: See which musical act voters chose to represent Staten Island in the Battle of the Boroughs!

STATEN ISLAND FINALISTS:

Tom Cintula & The Buffalo 24
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This acoustic rock band started our night off right with what singer and veteran Battle judge Alicia Olatuja called a "catchy, very musical" number that showed off the harmony between their two vocalists. After ten years together, the band members are "like brothers" according to frontman Tom Cintula, who added that they all have day jobs teaching music to the next generation of Staten Island talents either as NYC public schoolteachers or private tutors. 

Leila Hegazy
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Leila left the Greene Space audience speechless with nothing more than her voice and the piano.  Alicia and fellow judge LaRonda Davis both declared her vocal technique "perfect," while Eren Cannata sounded like the songwriting professor that he is praising her "very delicate" song, noting that "showing restraint at the beginning can give you so much more power at the end."

Audiometry
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All three judges were drawn to the energy of Audiometry's instrumental music, with Eren calling their song "powerful," Alicia appreciating its "cranking intensity," and LaRonda declaring it "epic...definitely a journey." Guitarist Enrico Ancaro told host Terrance McKnight that's exactly what the band is driving at with its "primal" style of hard rock.

Frank Schiazza
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Frank Schiazza was the night's fourth solo act but he had no trouble impressing the audience or our judges. "I definitely heard the influence of Billy Joel and Jackson Browne," said Eren, adding, "We could all sing along with you." Alicia complimented his "beautiful, soulful, honest piano performance" and also "loved the lyrics."

The Rising Sun All Stars
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The show ended strong thanks to the efforts of The Rising Sun All Stars. LaRonda started her response by saying, "I love it when a band represents this city, not just being racially diverse but a musically diverse group of people." Eren threatened to jump onstage to join them saying "the vibe is right, the rhythm is right" before Alicia told vocalist Ariana Smith her "rich mezzo voice" fit perfectly with the "tight rhythm section."

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Your favorite band didn't make the finals? Help them win a produced behind-the-music video of their band. The video with the most YouTube views during their borough's weeklong voting period wins!

 

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Comments [75]

joann tantillo from Staten Island

the best band!!!

May. 11 2014 07:33 PM
Margaret from Great Kills

Leila sings and plays like an angel! I would love to see her represent Staten Island!

May. 11 2014 03:57 PM
Susan from NY

Audiometry has Super Great Talent,a Distinctive Sound of their own, and a Fantastic Professional Entertaining Stage Presence, making Audiometry the Winning Band.

May. 11 2014 11:15 AM
Marjorie from Staten Island

Tom Cintula and the Buffalo 24 are deserving of a win. I vote for them.

May. 10 2014 09:13 PM
Perry from Queens

Leila had such a beautiful voice. Blew my mind. Everyone else was fantastic too, but damn.

May. 10 2014 01:04 AM
Allyssan from Staten Island

You guys all kicked ass Friday! Big shout to Tom Cintula & The Buffalo 24!!!! Wa-hoo!!!!

May. 10 2014 12:14 AM
easy from Georgia

the rising sun all-stars have a tight beat and band. young Ariana Smith can do the blues,r&b and jazz.The lady is a throw-back to Sarah Vaughan,Dinah Washington and Etta James.

May. 09 2014 10:03 PM
slapshot1994

Audiometry "true musicians " simply awesome!!!!!!!

May. 09 2014 01:35 PM
Kristen from Staten Island

I agree! You can't represent an island based on a genre of music. But rememember the point of this is to win and go to the final battle and battle the other boroughs. I think that Frank Schiazza would represent the island well. It would be nice to see a soloist move on instead of a band.

May. 09 2014 01:16 PM
James from Staten Island

One style of music/performance style can't possibly represent the island at large. We Staten Islanders need to open our minds. All of these acts are awesome and equally raw. It's just a matter of personal preference at this point.

My choice is Rising Sun All Stars or Leila Hegazy, neither or which really "represent" the typical SI music scene at all.

May. 09 2014 12:59 PM
John

#1: AUDIOMETRY
#1: Frank Schiazza
#1: Rising Sun
#1: Leila Hegazy
#1: Tom Cintula

May. 09 2014 12:58 PM
Brandon from Stapleton

All the acts did a terrific job! I have seen many of them perform at various venues. It's not only about the song or performance but overall stage presence. I think Leila is talented but still needs to work on her stage presence and needs more time to develop her artistry. Audiometry was great and really rocked. Schiazza seems to have great stage presence and seemed natural. Tom did a great job too. The battle for anyone produces anxiety. Its about who should represent staten island and I think Schiazza should. His performance was really great. SI10

May. 09 2014 12:37 PM
Sean

Leila is talented but her music doesn't represent the Island large. This Island is tough and earthy and sturdy, none of which shone through when Leila performed. She was almost synthetically soft.

Schiazza or Rising Sun if you ask me.

May. 09 2014 12:31 PM
Ned from Westerleigh

I think Frank was good but there were obvious tuning problems, and not just in his case. There were a few people that night who went flat and the judges said nothing about it. I'm sure nerves played a role too, but it's worth mentioning.

I've heard most of these local acts before, and I sensed that the competition setting had an affect on their usual abilities. They should all book a show together and play for us when they're not worried about winning a title.

I want to see Leila represent SI. I've seen her play numerous times and I think she has the most professional/musical potential. I feel like in 5 years, she'll be the next Ingrid Michaelson Staten Island can brag about.

May. 09 2014 11:02 AM
Jenny from Castleton Corners

I agree. Larger bands have an advantage with regards to voting because they have more people. I think it is amazing that there are two soloists. That to me proves so much more. Although Leila is a great piano player, I felt that her vocals were not that strong. You could hear a pin drop for sure because of the haunting type of melody which sounded great. BUT I felt that Frank Schiazza's vocals were better. His song would be something playing on the radio. I have seen past battles and I think it would be great to have someone like Frank Schiazza represent Staten Island and take the battle in a more soulful direction. SI10

May. 09 2014 10:40 AM
Krystal from NY

I agree with Brad that it's not really fair to put a soloist up against a band. Aside from the clear voting advantage, it's hard for a soloist to compete with that type of energy. The fact that there are 2 soloists in the top 5 means that both of them really won over the audience.

I thought it was cool that instead of trying to be loud and compete with the other bands Leila made her performance intentionally small. I was in that room and you could hear a pin-drop, the audience was so attentive. I thought she really forced people to listen with a meaningful, intimate performance. One of the judges made a similar comment. The performance was almost so intimate that you had to be there to really experience it. The video is beautiful too but the performance was even more stunning live.

May. 09 2014 10:33 AM
Brad from Staten Island

Best band: Rising Sun All Stars - nice tight rhythm section and killer stage presence by the lead singer. The rapper was the weakest link, but the awesome band kind of made up for it.

Best solo act: Leila Hegazy - beautiful, sensitive vocals and refreshingly classical piano technique

I'd be happy if either of these acts won, but everyone was great. I also think It's kind of unfair to put a soloist up against a band in a voting-based competition.

Good luck to all, you were all magnificent.

May. 09 2014 10:09 AM
Chris from Brooklyn

Agreed, Val. Leila is a great performer but she chose to play a song that was very weak and didn't showcase what she does well. The whispers at the start were sort of gimmicky and I think it hurt her. I've seen her play otherwise and she's usually quite good.

Frank Schiazza is my vote. SI10!

May. 09 2014 10:09 AM
Val from SI

Surprised to see that Leila Hegazy did such a quiet song. That tiny girl can really belt it. Nevertheless SI2 all the way!!

May. 09 2014 09:56 AM
Yolanda

All of the performances were great, but Frank Schiazza's song was the best by far. That's why he gets my vote.

May. 09 2014 09:54 AM
A Silver

Rising Sun All Stars get my vote!! Great stage presence and tight performance. Great voice on the lead singer.

May. 09 2014 09:37 AM
Tom from Staten Island, NY

My vote is for Frank Schiazza! I love his vocal style and song.

May. 09 2014 09:15 AM
Margie Santana from Staten Island

My vote is for Tom Cintula & The Buffalo 24!!!!! Amazing style & Amazing vocals...!!!!!

May. 09 2014 08:40 AM
Sarah

All the performers were amazing but Leila was my favorite. Her song gave me chills.

May. 08 2014 09:47 PM
MICKEY SUTTON from ALABAMA

MY VOTE IS FOR TOM CINTULA AND THE BUFFALO 24
GREAT MELODY,RYTHYM AND HARMONY

May. 08 2014 03:14 PM
Nancy from West Brighton

I thought all the acts did a great job! Each one brought something special. It was nice seeing a lot more solo acts this year compared to years past. That being said, my vote goes to Frank Schiazza who really touched my heart with his performance. It was open, honest and soulful! Good luck to all!

May. 08 2014 01:22 PM
Abraham from N.Y.C.

Wow...Such amazing talent in the Borough of Staten Island. The one performance that had me connected with their passion of raw organic energy in my opinion is Audiometry! These guys totally rock!!

May. 08 2014 12:55 PM
Ben

My take on the 5:
* Tom Cintula was very smooth and his song catchy. The band was tight and I loved the vocal harmonies.
* Leila is very talented but her song didn't connect to the audience. She should have chosen another song because she is a talented performer.
* Audiometry roxxx! Solid energy and cool-looking dudes.
* Frank Schiazza was my favorite. His song was earthy and melodic with great chords, but it's also accessible to the listener. Great 70's soul pop.
* Rising Sun: sweet grooves and a great beat. I just wish the song had more of a melodic structure.

All in all, I vote Schiazza with Cintula a close 2nd.

May. 08 2014 11:22 AM
Greg

Eh, there is something very ingenuine about her. Audiometry and Frank Shiazza were the two most genuine performers.

May. 08 2014 11:13 AM
Shante from NYC

Leila is a classy young lady with a gorgeous voice and a truly gentle soul. Don't let one wacko affect your voting. I've seen her perform many times and she is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside.

May. 08 2014 11:06 AM
Glenn from NYC

Bravo finalist, there is great talent on Staten Island, I must hope on the ferry more often to check it out.

May. 08 2014 06:10 AM
Michael Blyth from Staten Island

Cudos to all the contestants from Staten Island. Your talents are on display for all to see, hear and appreciate. You make us proud. Best wishes for a long career.

MJBlyth

May. 07 2014 08:53 PM
Charlie from Staten Island

I'm glad we can all agree that there is talent to be found in good ol Staten Island. Fact, the ONLY performance that is the weakest link in this contest, is that of the music fans who did not vote to support their hometown artists. For the record, those artists who made top 5, deserve to be in the top 5! To believe you can measure an artist's overall worth and/or capabilities by one song or one performance alone should only be the nature of the contest, not the nature of the fans of music. Now, play nice, leave some kind words for your champions and move on.

May. 07 2014 05:38 PM
Omnia from Staten Island

Guys this is Leila's sister. She is deeply upset by the feuding that has been going on on this page (see her comment below) and I don't blame her.

I know a lot of the musicians who are competing in this year's battle besides Leila. Tom from the Buffalo 24 taught me guitar, and the piano player from the very same band was Leila's piano teacher back in the day. Leila and Frank Schiazza have even a local show at The Cup (RIP) together! I could go on and on - my point is, it's a small island and all the bands know each other, so let's be nice, shall we?

May. 07 2014 04:19 PM
Susie from Staten island

I don't understand why people r getting crazy! This is about great musicians.
Leila keep on singing u have a beautiful voice and huge talent so soulful!!!

May. 07 2014 04:16 PM
Angelina from Staten island

Leila I think u r Incredible! You have wonderful stage presence and you sing like an Angel....

May. 07 2014 04:08 PM
Frank's uncle

Ian you're a complete dick. Piss off. If you were this great expert, you wouldn't be saying shit on boards like this. Anyone who boasts about their experience and wall art, and then condescends people on boards like this reeks of insecure shitheel.

My nephew Frank is a prolific talent. If you like him, great. If you don't, totally ok. If he wins, it is because he deserves it. And if he loses, he'll just climb the hill again.

May. 07 2014 03:43 PM
Rosemary from NY, NY

So disappointing that a contest would evolve into this level of nastiness. I implore everyone to stop it now. I was there Friday night, and the top 5 artists/bands selected are all talented and should be respected as people as well as artists. TheGreenspace should disable comments to prevent this immature display.
I voted for Leila as her performance moved me the most. It was just beautiful.
Get a hold of yourself folks and don't let the comments affect your voting.

May. 07 2014 03:03 PM
Cory from Staten Island

Yeah Ian, wtf? Don't be a jerk. You're hurting Leila's chances! Vote Leila!

May. 07 2014 02:35 PM
Mike

Wow, this turned ugly really quickly. Listen, there was a lot of great talent that performed last Friday. Believe me, I was there. The best person should go on to the Battle. If you support someone, that's great. But don't crap on someone to "help" someone else. I support Leila. I won't let negative people change my opinion, but I can't blame people for feeling that way. Don't let these negative people sway you, because Leila definitely isn't one of them.

May. 07 2014 02:01 PM
SILovin

Let's just be proud of all of these local artists and be nice to each other!

It's also not fair to hold the artists accountable for their fan's comments - they don't have any control over other people!

May. 07 2014 01:54 PM
Sean from Staten Island

I'm torn between Tom Cintula and Frank Schiazza. They both have a smoothness about them.

I also like the energy of Audiometry, but I don't think they're reflective enough of the whole borough.

The Rising Sun All Stars are a very good band. I've seen them a few times. But I don't think they performed their best song, or with the energy they usually have.

Any of those four would represent the Island well, although I think Cintula and Schiazza have the best music and gave the best performances.

May. 07 2014 01:50 PM
MusicFan from Staten Island

Why are the people that support Leila here so awful and cruel? It makes her look really, really bad.

May. 07 2014 01:33 PM
Rich from Staten Island

Ian, I voted for the Rising Sun All Stars, but I agree with Tracy that you are coming across so badly here that it reflects on Leila herself. Is this the fan base she has? Sexist, immoral jerks who troll what is otherwise a positive and

This reflects very, very badly on Leila Hegazy and now, aside from my support for the Rising Sun crew, I will make sure that Leila loses support from the people that I know who were still on the fence.

Leila, if you're reading this, you better reign Ian in. He is really killing you and your assumed good chances at winning.

May. 07 2014 01:30 PM
Tracy from NYC

Ian, you are a sexist pig. Uterine attachment? I do not even know Mr. Schiazza. I was at the battle in the audience. The way you speak and come off, speaks volumes of who you are as a person. If you are such a big shot in the music industry why are you writing comments on a battle like this one. You have tons of wall art? Great for you, you deserve a prize for being such a big shot. You are a disgusting human being. I would never vote for the same person or people you are, because clearly you are not a credible person and therefore your opinions about music are also in question. Enjoy your day, you jerk!

May. 07 2014 01:23 PM
Ian

Tracy from NYC while you seem to have some uterine/biological attachment to Mr. Schiazza. I have no affiliation with Leila or any of the the other artists I put in my Top 3 list as you allude to. However your words speak volumes to who you have major affiliation to. This is again about talent and ability to have a career and the reality is Frank Schiazza is not that strong to go to the next level. I have personally worked in the music industry for 30+ years with major/indie and unknown talent and have seen many a trend come and go. Fact I have enough wall art to probably cover your house floor to ceiling means nothing here. What I see is talent nothing more and nothing less. While I am sure he is a fine talent within the borough of Staten Island, professionally and personally I would advise him to enjoy the "Big Fish in a small pond" life. I am looking at these artists as who have a broad range to go beyond that world.

May. 07 2014 01:14 PM
Keith

I was there in person and Frank Shiazza was by far the most well-received. The judges were glowing in their commentary and all the artists were swarming around him after the show, heaping even more praise on him. He is a musician's musician and has the respect of everyone who played. It you were there you would have realized that Frank dominated the event.

May. 07 2014 11:58 AM
Leila from Staten Island

Guys, this is Leila here and I'm asking you all to please be respectful to one another. No matter who you're supporting here, it doesn't make any of us look good if our supporters are at each other's throats.

Also, Kevin you don't know me so please don't imply that I would do something like that.

For the record, I know at least one person from most of these bands personally and I would be proud to see any of them represent Staten Island. Peace and love, guys.

May. 07 2014 11:43 AM
Carol from Staten Island

Kevin, I'm pretty sure I would know if I was Leila!

Unless Leila somehow morphed into a 52 year old music teacher from West Brighton? I'm amused.

May. 07 2014 11:14 AM
Monique from Nyack

Two things: I actually don't think Leila's song can be classified as R&B - I felt it was more Regina Spektor/Norah Jones esq. I also thought the whispery quality of the higher register added to the vulnerability of the performance. Kind of beautiful.

May. 07 2014 11:09 AM
Kevin

Haha. Carol is obviously Leila herself. This discuss is preposterous.

Just vote for who you want - in this case, Frank Schiazza - and shush up otherwise.

May. 07 2014 11:07 AM
Carol from Staten Island

A vocal coach would notice that Frank was out of tune and quite pitchy at various points.

As far as R&B not being sung in head voice, guess you don't ever listen to Sade or Erykah Badu?? OR Janet Jackson, who NEVER belts.

Not going to argue music all day, but if you're going to get technical, have the knowledge to back it up.

May. 07 2014 10:57 AM
Tracy from NYC

Yes I am quite sure I am a vocal coach. I do not mean to strain your voice full voice because you must sing within your vocal range. But using head voice all the time is not the best technqiue. Look at the great vocalists of our time and you will see. Sometimes, overly polished vocal techniques are not the best sounding to the ear. I prefer a raw, natural vocal technique personally. But again you are entitled to your opinion. What I am saying is you can't sing alicia keys or soul in a head voice. Her voice would sound much better if she sang more norah jones type of music not R&B/Soul. I am exiting this forum now. My point all along is that people don't need to make fun of others. They can state their musical opinion and thats it. That is all I meant.

May. 07 2014 10:50 AM
Carol from Staten Island

Accidentally wrote your name Tracy in the box, meant to write it in the beginning of my message! That last comment was from me.

May. 07 2014 10:45 AM
Tracy from Staten Island

What do you mean Leila sings in falsetto when she sings high? She is singing in head voice, and quite strongly. It is actually terribly unhealthy and improper technique to belt in the higher register. Are you sure you're a vocal coach?

May. 07 2014 10:44 AM
Tracy from NYC

Yes musicians do face scrutiny but not from people who are just voting in a battle. They have no credibility or professional feedback to give. While Leila's lower range is good, her high register is not strong. She sings in falsetto and not in full voice. It is not smooth. She would be better off singing songs more like Nora Jones and less like Alicia Keys. But again this isn't making fun of her. She is a musician in her own right. I disagree with you about Schiazza's voice. The judges gave him great feedback and his voice is originial sounding with influences of soul and the allman brothers, I would say. I too have been a vocal coach for a very long time as well as been in the audience for this battle for many years and have seen many different musicians play the stage. I am not a family member or friend, just a music admirer.

May. 07 2014 10:41 AM
Tracy from NYC

Yes musicians do face scrutiny but not from people who are just voting in a battle. They have no credibility or professional feedback to give. While Leila's lower range is good, her high register is not strong. She sings in falsetto and not in full voice. It is not smooth. She would be better off singing songs more like Nora Jones and less like Alicia Keys. But again this isn't making fun of her. She is a musician in her own right. I disagree with you about Schiazza's voice. The judges gave him great feedback and his voice is originial sounding with influences of soul and the allman brothers, I would say. I too have been a vocal coach for a very long time as well as been in the audience for this battle for many years and have seen many different musicians play the stage. I am not a family member or friend, just a music admirer.

May. 07 2014 10:41 AM
Tracy from NYC

Yes musicians do face scrutiny but not from people who are just voting in a battle. They have no credibility or professional feedback to give. While Leila's lower range is good, her high register is not strong. She sings in falsetto and not in full voice. It is not smooth. She would be better off singing songs more like Nora Jones and less like Alicia Keys. But again this isn't making fun of her. She is a musician in her own right. I disagree with you about Schiazza's voice. The judges gave him great feedback and his voice is originial sounding with influences of soul and the allman brothers, I would say. I too have been a vocal coach for a very long time as well as been in the audience for this battle for many years and have seen many different musicians play the stage. I am not a family member or friend, just a music admirer.

May. 07 2014 10:41 AM
Tracy from NYC

Yes musicians do face scrutiny but not from people who are just voting in a battle. They have no credibility or professional feedback to give. While Leila's lower range is good, her high register is not strong. She sings in falsetto and not in full voice. It is not smooth. She would be better off singing songs more like Nora Jones and less like Alicia Keys. But again this isn't making fun of her. She is a musician in her own right. I disagree with you about Schiazza's voice. The judges gave him great feedback and his voice is originial sounding with influences of soul and the allman brothers, I would say. I too have been a vocal coach for a very long time as well as been in the audience for this battle for many years and have seen many different musicians play the stage. I am not a family member or friend, just a music admirer.

May. 07 2014 10:40 AM
Carol from Staten Island

All musicians who get anywhere are subject to scrutiny - that is the reality. People don't always say what you want to hear, and sometimes yes, they're not nice. Pros know that, and don't let it get to them.

I thought Frank's songwriting was decent, but that his vocals were weak/amateur. I have been a musician and a teacher myself for many years and though I definitely think he deserves to be in the Top 5, I don't think he deserves to be #1.

My vote would be either Leila or Rising Sun All Stars to represent Staten Island.

May. 07 2014 10:28 AM
Tracy from NYC

Actually Carol, no that is not what I meant. But there is no reason to say you have no idea what a band is doing here or saying their future lies in being a standin for a comedian. I stated above that all the acts were great. You can write what you want. You, Carol, actually haven't written anything about music, only your sarcastic and passive aggressive comments.

May. 07 2014 10:21 AM
Carol from Staten Island

Unnecessary comments according to Tracy = comments that are not about her band of choice.

Guys, comments on here must only be about Frank Schiazza. Just kidding, write comments about whichever band you like.

May. 07 2014 10:18 AM
Tracy from NYC

The comments on here are getting ridiculous. Ian you have no idea what you're talking about and Jason Seagal? Really? That has nothing to do with the battle and you're just talking smack. Clearly you have a personal interest in Leila and are just writing unnecessary comments on here. Anyway back to talking about music, since that is the whole point. All of the acts were great but like I said before, my vote goes to Schiazza. His songwriting is perfection, he is professional and his music is relatable on many levels.

P.S. People don't write unnecessary comments on here. This is a discussion and a place for people to write their opinions, not bash people or make fun of people for no reason. If you're going to do that, then don't write anything at all.

May. 07 2014 10:02 AM
Ian

While I have sat and watched (painfully some of the videos) and yes Frank Schiazza has something, and what that is I have yet to see based on all the comments for him here. My thoughts are maybe he has a future career standing in for Jason Seagel he does kinda look like him. Enough on that already as he is not my Top 3 choices here those go to the following:

#3 Rising All Stars they have a sound and stage presence that will take them places
#2 Tom Cintula & The Buffalo 24 good song and focused with a tight group

My number #1 choice HANDS DOWN is Leila Hegazy. A songwriter that capture personal emotion and exp in her song. The performance has a conviction not found in many up and coming artists today. She seems very comfortable on stage and conveys a feeling that she is not above you being on stage. Yet right there in your own world playing for just you. SHE NEEDS TO WIN.

May. 07 2014 09:55 AM
Carol from Staten Island

Can you guys make it any more obvious that you are the friends and family commenting? I guess it's sweet, in that stage-mom kind of way.

May. 07 2014 09:44 AM
Tracy from Nyc

Frank Schiazza was amazing! What a beautiful love song!!!! Si10 all the way!

May. 07 2014 09:32 AM
bob

The voice of a nightingale, Chopinesque piano phrasing

May. 07 2014 03:21 AM
Jo from United States

***** AUDIOMETRY ***** has consistent intense energy, epic songs that carries the listener through a range of emotions, and leaves everyone wanting more!!!

I vote AUDIOMETRY all the way!! If you haven't heard them yet, please give a quick listen now. Odds are you'll enjoy it more than you think!!!

May. 06 2014 11:25 PM
Jude

Tom Cintula & The Buffalo 24
Tight band,so professional,great sound, and wonderful original music.
They get my vote!

May. 06 2014 03:39 PM
SILovin from Staten Island

Leila needs to win this! So classy.

May. 06 2014 10:55 AM
B Mosiah from Queens, New York

If Frank Schiazza doesn't get through this round of voting, I will be forced to believe this contest is rigged. WE LOVE FRANK!!!!

May. 06 2014 10:22 AM
Kevin from SI

Frank Schiazza was easily the best performer there. His performance was bold and soulful, and his song is still stuck in my head. SI10 all the way!

May. 06 2014 10:12 AM
Lilly from NYC

Frank Schiazza was incredible. His website which I took the time to check out, shows his impressive musical accomplishments including album after album of amazing original music. He is a star and an incredible songwriter. His performance was filled with soul, originality and heart.

May. 05 2014 08:18 PM
MaryLu

I thought they were the most professional, tight band of the night. Catchy melody and lyrics, definitely get my vote!

May. 05 2014 07:00 PM
Gary

Best band in NYC

May. 05 2014 02:49 PM

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