There is a special reason why “Livein” is there on Oscar Night.  Sandy Jordan of “New Apple Productions” recently finished writing a TV show based on her experience as a youth singing in Italian clubs in NYC. The show, therefore, is based on her life but is built around a legendary Italian-American performer and set in a fictional nightclub somewhere in Manhattan. Sandy has filled the parts with actors that the public will recognize from the ”Sopranos” as well as “A Bronx Tale”. The Show will also feature many famous faces appearing as themselves.

Having regular patrons and guest celebrities walking in and out of the club gives the Show the chance to present snapshots of contemporary nightlife and the way the latter is heavily influenced by the Internet and mobile phones. At the same time, the Show is a witty warm fun take on contemporary nightlife. All topics are handled with affection, and with the style of humor, that attracts a very broad market.

Joseph Fraia (the Chief Editor of the Magazine), as well as “Livein” (a premier Italian-American publication focused on New York), are going to be an integral part of the show, thus bringing the audience a glimpse into the Italian American/NYC culture and history.


Each episode will feature top artists from different fields, singers, designers, comedians, and actors who will mingle with the oddball cast of characters. Through the metaphorical lenses of the camera, the show will shine a light on the many positive contributions the Italian community has made and also show the positive role the Italian-American community has played in New York history. The series will show that some things are not necessarily what they seem, as the characters from different cultures illuminate the changes that exist and show that the majority of Italians are vastly different from the stereotypes and clichés still present in our culture.


Sandy Jordan has spent the last 3 years looking for the perfect singer to play Johnny the star of the show. Sandy needed someone whose life mirrored hers. She wanted an Italian-American guy with a certain look and the best voice in the world. Sandy had a mental picture of the man and his voice. She finally found the perfect person to play the role of Johnny “Mellow”.

Patrick is an amazing talent in the way he uses his vocal ability. He blends his voice with the orchestrations forming a sensational unison. Every song of his has a story to tell and brings the listener on a journey of emotions. His voice, combined with the unique features of that angelic smug face is amazingly perfect.  Simply put, Patrick Basile IS Johnny “Mellow”.

Livein Magazine will continue to report about the status of the show.

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Sandy Jordan is currently celebrating 5 years singing at La Rivista on NY’s famous Restaurant Row, 313 W 46th St. every Tuesday and Thursday night. Stop by, have dinner get a drink and listen to some good music. Bring your copy of Livein, of course for a special discount.

Author: Joseph Ralph Fraia

Ph: Daniel Sanchez and Alan Mercer

Source : Livein Style


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Since I was 16 yrs. old I have been singing the songs of the great “PAUL WILLIAMS”!! 
I have always loved his way with a lyric.
Last week, celebrity photographer, “ALAN MERCER”, who has photographed Paul and his wife Mariana several times, sent my new CD, “NATURAL MAN” to Paul Williams. I recorded two of Paul’s songs on this CD. Four days later we got invited to Paul’s house for lunch. His wife said that he was interested in meeting me.
At lunch he told me that he really liked the treatment that I gave to his songs. He also said that I pay attention
to the lyrics when I sing. Coming from a “lyricist” this is an enormous compliment! I later got a chance to play his grand piano, and he actually sang “Nice To Be Around” with me. It was very impromptu, but truly a “great” moment for me. To top things off, Alan Mercer brought his camera and shot this wonderful picture of both of us.
I think the very first song that I sang of Paul’s was “LET ME BE THE ONE”!
Later, my very first piano vocal demo in New York, was a wonderful obscure song that I found of his called “NICE TO BE AROUND”. In that same session I also did another obscure “WILLIAM’S” song entitled “YOU KNOW ME”.
I used to sing these songs in clubs along with some of his other’s…. “WHAT WOULD THEY SAY”, “YOU AND ME AGAINST THE WORLD”, “I WON’T LAST A DAY WITHOUT YOU”, and ” I NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD”!
I was also becoming popular in “church” with his music. I used to sing at weddings.
I would bring my keyboard with a small PA system and sing on the alter.
I used a “RHODES” sound which created a very “heavenly” atmosphere in the church.
Didn’t like the loft….too much echo!!
It sounded so ethereal when I sang “WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN”, “I WON’T LAST A DAY WITHOUT YOU”, and “LET ME BE THE ONE”, that I always had the people crying!! Later on, I would also perform “EVERGREEN”, ” WITH ONE MORE LOOK AT YOU” and “RAINY DAYS AND MONDAYS”.
I am looking forward to a “great” new relationship with someone that I respect and admire, and have for many years.
– Patrick Basile