EL Radio Fantastique

EL Radio Fantastique

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EL Radio Fantastique is part rumba band in purgatory, part cinematic chamber group, part shipwrecked serenade. Favorable comparisons have been made to Nino Rota, Henry Mancini, Kurt Weill, Martin Denny and Tom Waits.

Biography

El Radio Fantastique washed up on the shores of San Francisco in the fall of '05, brought with the flood from New Orleans where the group was first raised from the swamps. Inspired by a bizarre family tale of a sinister radio that possessed it's listeners, principal songwriters, singers, bandleaders and wedded couple Giovanni and June DiMorente approach their music like one would turn a dial on an antique radio; tuning in to a broad and wide-ranging spectrum of musical styles, places, and times to create a sound that is at once haunting and eerily familiar.

Lyrics

Lonely Town

Written By: Giovanni DiMorente AKA John Rossi

Little one a chance so great has come to breathe and fly away. All the guards have drowned, the cable's down as he turned to me to say....
It's a Lonely town to come from. It's a lonely town to leave from. It's a loney cloud I'm living under, but it's mine, mine, mine.
It's a calm and deadly kind of day, there's a cloud above your soul. And the smallest voice I've ever heard has crawled out from it's hole...saying: It's a Lonely town to come from. It's a lonely town to leave from. It's a lonely cloud I'm living under, but it's mine, mine, mine.
Fly away, lift me through the walls and rafters. Kill this day, and point me to the sky.
Little one a chance so great has come to breathe and fly away. All the guards have drowned, the chains are down as he turned me to say....
It's a lonely town to come from. It's a loney town to leave from. It's an unlit sky I'm living under...so goodbye, bye, bye.

Crime Baby

Written By: Giovanni DiMorente AKA John Rossi

Ruin come the day, shake the sorrow from my skull. Ruin come my way, let the wonderful tears escape your soul. Come set yourself on fire with your temptation
Crime baby with a diamond spoon, bought the sun just to steal the moon.
Bloody dealings and a fallen faith, why don't you cast your web into a safer place.
Crime baby feels alone and jaded, stole a plateful of things. You waited under lock and key way down inside. You lost a secret that could save your hide.
Ruby shine my way, pry the letter-pressed fingers from my eyes.
Ruby shine the day, lift heavy foot steps through the broken skies.
Come set yourself on fire with your temptation
Crime baby with a diamond spoon, bought the sun just to steal the moon.
Bloody dealings and a fallen faith, why don't you cast your web into a safer place.
Crime baby feels alone and jaded, stole a plateful of things. You waited under lock and key way down inside. You lost a secret that could save your hide.
Crime baby etc.

Discography

CD: "Stories for Little Atoms" 2005
Listen: myspace.com/elradiofantastique

Set List

Lonely Town
Crime Baby
Stephanie
Riverbed
Whiskey Bay
So Would I
Isabella
Yes I do
Tiptoe Suicidal
Our set is usually 45 min to 1 hour. Typically we do not do covers.