Tina Angotti

Tina Angotti

BandFolkAdult Contemporary

Tina has a “natural intensity and strength” in her lyrics and vocals---“edge without anger.”

Biography

Artistically influenced by an eclectic mix of Rock, Folk and Pop, singer/songwriter Tina Angotti has evolved into her own sound with an acoustic/rock feel. Her successful debut CD entitled Mirror is a melodically intricate and vocally startling reflection of the movements and moments of her own life.

Tina Angotti’s musical journey began in her hometown of Chicago where she shaped her talents opening for her brother, Phil Angotti and his band, The Idea. Inspired to bring her music west, Tina moved to Phoenix, Arizona and became an immediate fixture on the local music scene. Performing almost nonstop, she took time out to return to Chicago where she recorded and self-produced her debut CD, Mirror.

While most of the tracks are recorded with a live solo feel, when Tina rocks – it rolls. Described by a fan as "edge without anger," Tina Angotti’s debut CD has also been called "uncluttered," "compelling," "powerful,” “inspirational," and a "MUST HAVE for anyone’s CD collection." In addition to strong sales, Mirror enjoys national and international airplay; its downloads continue to climb the charts at Amazon.com. Featured on radio programs across the country, select tracks off Tina Angotti's debut effort have been included in a variety of compilation CDs. Tina can also be heard nationally on Air America Radio with Randi Rhodes and The Ed Schultz show.

Besides her award winning CD, she has also won "Best Solo Female Artist" and "Outstanding Performance" in the New York Independent Music and Film Festival. Tina has appeared on television and radio, performed at Madison Square Garden, and shared the stage with Julia Fordham at LA's House of Blues .

Perhaps the most compelling reason for Tina’s success is the astounding strength and range of her pure voice, intimate and familiar to the ear but different from all the rest...

Lyrics

Stay

Written By: Tina Angotti

©2001

Letting go would be so easy
If I knew the words to say
Letting go would be so easy
If I knew that you would stay

(Chorus)
So let’s stay like this forever
The pain is worth having it all
So let’s stay in this forever
I promise to catch you when you fall

When I think about tomorrow
I think of you here by my side
When I think that I could lose you
These hidden fears I cannot hide

(Chorus)
So let’s stay like this forever
The pain is worth having it all
So let’s stay in this forever
I promise to catch you when you fall

Letting go would be so easy
If I knew the words to say
Letting go would be so easy
If I knew that you would stay

Just stay, just stay
Just stay…

Runaway

Written By: Tina Angotti

Runaway
By Tina Angotti ©2002
Runaway, runaway, little girl with hatbox suitcase
Runaway, runaway, still too small to reach the phone
Runaway, runaway, can she leave without a struggle
Runaway, runaway, must find a place to call her own

She looks as though she disconnects
But she really feels each sentiment
Why can’t she communicate the fear inside
She learned of running as a child
But now its time to reconcile
This wound reopened served her all the while

Runaway, runaway, little girl now reaching forty
Runaway, runaway, years go by but fear remains
Runaway, runaway, time to look at why she’s running
Runaway, runaway, now sees her story through the pain

She looks as though she disconnects
But she really feels each sentiment
Why can’t she communicate the fear inside
She learned of running as a child
But now its time to reconcile
This wound reopened served her all the while

Runaway, runaway,
Runaway, runaway,
Runaway, runaway,
Runaway, runaway.

My Imagination

Written By: Tina Angotti

My Imagination

I was a child…..seeing shadows
Looking beyond…..full of wonder
Trusting in few…..too few to mention
Always alone…..it was safer

As I awoke, full of questions
Hoping to see, a glimpse of something
It’s all in my head, my imagination
It’s all in my head, my imagination
It’s all in my head…

A face in the dark…..can’t see clearly
A coat on a hook…..Can be frightening
Asleep in my bed…..Only to awaken
Looking around…..My heart’s racing

As I awoke, full of questions
Hoping to see, a glimpse of something
It’s all in my head, my imagination
It’s all in my head, my imagination
It’s all in my head…

I was a child…………my imagination
Looking beyond…….my imagination
Trusting in few……..my imagination
Always alone………..my imagination

As I awoke, full of questions
Hoping to see, a glimpse of something
It’s all in my head, my imagination
It’s all in my head, my imagination
It’s all in my head, it’s all in my head…

Discography

Debut CD, "Mirror"
Downloads available on Amazon.com
Radio Singles are "Runaway", "Mirror" and "Stay"

Set List

Tina's acoustic rock shows consist of her original material with some cover tunes thrown in by artists from Janis Joplin, Sarah McLachlan, Indigo Girls, Melissa Etheridge to Matchbox 20, Edwin McCain, REM and the Beatles.
Tina has performed 20-40 minute opening sets for bands or shared shows and peforms for 2-3 hours for her solo venues.

1. mirror
2. not making sense
3. my imagination
4. walk with me
5. stay
6. i feel
7. i surrender
8. if i could
9. it's alright
10. roads in my mind
11. and i do
12. runaway