Lato & The Nevers
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Lato & The Nevers

Narragansett, Rhode Island, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2009 | SELF

Narragansett, Rhode Island, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2009
Band Country Singer/Songwriter




"Greg Lato - Monday Morning Breakdown"

"Greg Lato-Monday Morning Breakdown. For those craving some "poppier pop", Providence, Rhode Island's Greg Lato is your man. This 8-track mini-album is slick top 40 pop in the vein of acts like Mika, The Feeling, Jack McManus & others. "Beautiful Woman" is the prize here, an upbeat tune with a great melody and all the top 40-type bells & whistles, including strings. The piano-based title track is another treat with harmonies that bring to mind First Class' 1974 hit "Beach Baby", and "Last Girl" is another song you'll love in spite of yourself. Although the whole genre of power pop could be considered a guilty pleasure, this one's a guilty pleasure for power poppers. " - Absolute Powerpop

"Narragansett's Lato places song in movie"

"Narragansett-based pop singer Greg Lato's song "Just Another Goodbye" will be featured in the independent film "16-Love," a teen romantic comedy that will premiere in theaters Jan. 20. The film, directed by Adam Lipsius, stars Lindsey Shaw ("Pretty Little Liars") and Chandler Massey ("Days of Our Lives")." - Providence Journal

"Viewer Discretion Advised: Greg Lato"

"Artists wear many hats here on OurStage. From singing to songwriting to performing to producing…the list goes on and on. Often times, artists are so good at multi-taking it can make our heads spin. It’s not easy to be a Jack of all trades, and artists often take many detours on the way to the finished product. OurStage artist Greg Lato started writing melodies at the tender age of 7 and went on to release his first EP to rave reviews. But as to be expected with our musical magicians, his career took a detour. But despite all the writing, singing and recording, its his “acting” chops in the music video for “Monday Morning Breakdown” that makes us think he should to head to Hollywood next. The video (directed by Ryan Gibeau for Rock It Films) is cheeky and charming, and leaves us all longing for 5:00 PM. And while we can’t put our finger on exactly what it is, there’s just something about it that makes us think he could be a bit of Michael Bublé in training. Check it out" - Our Stage

"Up Close With Pop Artist Greg Lato"

"Greg Lato is all about the pop, and he's got a brand new video to prove it. With a new single out, a CD set for release in November, and catchy video, Lato is all about the Top 40. And joining the best songs that have ruled it. Lato grew up in North Providence on the pop sounds of the 70s and 80s, with heroes like Hall and Oates, the Cars, and Todd Rundgren. "I've loved pop my whole life," he says. But Lato's sound isn't your mom's Oldies station stuff. "My pop has an indie quality," he says. The single, "Just Another Goodbye," the first from the upcoming EP, "Do The Best With What I Got," has some serious producing support. Lato recorded "Goodbye" in Boston, and the rest of the EP was done in Los Angeles with Jim McGorman, musical director for Avril Lavigne and Weezer. "I'm really proud of this project," he says. "It has some of the best songs I've written to date. His video, (see it on YouTube, here), channels some of the best MTV-style set-ups of day, and is lots of fun. " - (Oct. 2010)

"Expect Lato to Shine in Spotlight"

Greg Lato makes pop music
and, for an alternative
paper such as Motif, that
can be a problem. When I met Greg
touting his Monday Morning
Breakdown CD last year, I was candid
and told him mainstream media like
The Projoought to be reviewing his
stuff. And heck, his music ought to be
on B101. Acouple of our reviewers
took a pass on the disc, but I main-
tained that Greg Lato is a local guy,
and extraordinarily talented. He may
not open for The Midnight Creeps
anytime soon, but George Michael or
Hall and Oates, maybe.
I mean, the guy knows what he’s
doing and has the
vocal chops for the
American Idol crowd
and then some. And
with Simon Cowell
making an exit, this
may be Greg’s
Upbeat, heart throb
songs with titles like
“Beautiful Women”
and “Last Girl” tell you all you need
to know.
Tales of love, heartache and long-
ing are the themes Lato chooses, and
they fit his style and musicality like a
velvet glove.
Lato’s music has legs, and while
the local scene doesn’t offer many
openings for a pop star, he could
make it onto a larger stage with a
couple of industry breaks. True pop
artists, and Greg Lato is the genuine
article, either garner air time, sell
records and play joints like PPAC, or
serve lattes at Starbucks. There ain’t
much middle ground for that type of
music, but hopefully Greg will be the
next great Rhode Island pop record-
ing star. Check out Greg Lato, you
won’t be disappointed.
Greg Lato screens music video,
Monday Morning Breakdown,
Saturday, Jan 23, at 4pm in The
Cable Car Cinema & an acoustic set.
- Motif Magazine (Jan/Feb 2010)

"Local Boy Makes Good"

Local singer/songwriter Greg Lato has started the year off very well. The Narragansett resident recently released his second album of catchy, upbeat pop music, titled Monday Morning Breakdown. With a style ranging from late 70's to modern pop influences, singing along doesn't get any more irresistable. Last month, Greg debuted the music video for the title single at the Cable Car Cinema in Providence. The video stars Greg as an office worker, plugging away at the typical, humdrum routine - until his dreams take over. The music video was filmed in New York City at various locations, including a movie sound stage with full cast and crew. During the event, Greg also gave an acoustic performance and taped a comedy skit slotted to air on Cox Cable. This comes on the coattails of his rising star power, including a recent performance in Madison Square Garden in New York and national airplay for his last single 'Beautiful Woman' - great news for someone who has been penning songs since the age of seven. Support the local talent: check out Greg's new album on iTunes or in select stores and make sure to catch up with him on Facebook. -Bethany Vaccaro - So Rhode Island (Feb 2010)


Still working on that hot first release.



"Sometimes a parachute can hurt the fall, you've never lived until you risk it all", sings Greg Lato on "Wish I Could Have Saved Us", the last track on his debut EP as Lato & The Nevers, Fire Between Us. 

This new journey for Lato is a special and meaningful one, and a way to express himself like never before. Being a huge fan and listener of country music for as long as he can remember, this is a project he has always wanted to make. Lato says, "With every project I've done as a solo artist, it always started with the intention of leaning more country than pop, but being from the Northeast, there wasn't a lot of encouragement in the past. It always ended up more pop/rock." 

This time around,  Lato was able to just throw caution to the wind and go for it once and for all. "I decided to go with my heart instead of my head and take that leap." Working in NYC with the production team of Mercurio and Nadel, they utilized some of the best musicians NYC and Nashville has to offer. Things felt different. He was CRAFTING songs more than just WRITING them. Singing in lower keys brought out the honesty and richness in his voice he never knew he had. The full ensemble of musicians were set up in a live room recording basic tracks together, playing off one another and having a camaraderie that you can't get with musicians recording their parts one at a time. This amazing and adventurous experience just lent itself to more of a band atmosphere, therefore coming up with the name Lato & The Nevers. 

The first single Thinkin' reminisces about a love long gone that was probably over before it started: “Sometimes I’m cruisin’ down the highway and think she’s sittin’ in the shotgun seat. She’s got her feet on the dash, hand on the radio dial, and her eyes on me.” , Lato sings. Also dealing with the questions that come into everyone's mind regardless of their relationship's fate: "What are they doing now?", "Do they regret letting go?" and "Was it as hard on them as it was for me?"

Other songs on the debut EP 'Fire Between Us' talk about love being something that you don't have to physically see to feel and find (Believe Without Seeing), pleading with the one you love in a playful way for one more...(Can I Get It?), and the sarcastic love song (Love You Anyway) about all the things that make someone perfect for you, but you'll somehow learn to 'deal' with them.

Greg Lato of Lato & The Nevers has written with many recording artists including Billy Gilman, Jimmy McGorman (musical director for Cassadee Pope, Avril Lavigne, Weezer and Cher), Risa Binder, Amedeo (American Idol), Derek Capobianco, Ashley Jordan, Jesse Liam, Viana Valentine, and Rob Marin among many others. He also has received awards from the Billboard World Song Contest, had a music video premiere on the FUSE channel, and written for MTV and A&E network shows. He also co-wrote the theme song for the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Foundation titled 'I'll Give Your Weak My Strength' performed by Rob Marin and Kelley Lennon, which debuted at their monumental Flames of Hope celebration and was featured in the PBS special 'Behind the Ribbon'.

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