new CD: A PARTY WITH TURNER & GRUSECKI

anya turner & robert grusecki

“Shimmering…Expressive…Powerful!” – The New York Times

A PARTY • NOTHING TO LOSE • CELL PHONE • MY VIRTUAL FRIEND • PEDICAB GUY

WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT HELEN’S (to H. Gallagher) • A GOLDEN AGE

CHRISTMAS IN A COFFEE SHOP • HERE’S TO US • ANYWHERE BUT HERE

EV’RYONE’S A STAR IN NEW YORK • TIME LINE • TWO GIRLS (song for Sheila)

THE THING ITSELF • GOOD TIMES ARE JUST AROUND THE CORNER

When we awoke from the spell of our Off-Broadway musical, Greetings From Yorkville, we stumbled out of the SoHo Playhouse into the light of day, and began to look around.  “Look!  Everyone is texting, riding in pedicabs and looking like they’re ready for the red carpet!  Amazing.”  So we started to write again.  One of our new songs, Cell Phone, has already taken off on a life of its own, thanks to our friend, Donna McKechnie (A Chorus Line) who has been performing it all over the world.  Our hope is that you will enjoy listening to these songs and make them part of your life, so they can live happily ever after. ---  Anya & Robert

 


“Anya Turner and Robert Grusecki are certainly two of my favorite songwriters as well as musical performers. I am always eager to hear their new work because, besides the beautiful flow of the composition, their lyrics can be at once funny and touching, or deeply reflective and very personal. As a singer it is ideal to be able to lift the poetry in their writing with those lovely melodies and as an actress it is ideal to be able to connect with the audience in such a personal way. Their writing is modern and sophisticated but can touch you in the most fundamental and human way…like our favorite popular songs that linger in our lives.  I performed their song Cell Phone for the first time, I believe, for London audiences when I traveled there to try out my new show and I was thrilled when it garnered the best reviews. But not surprised.  ---  Donna McKechnie

“This is indeed A PARTY! No, it is a feast of melodies and words. The Turner/Grusecki lyrics manage to be gratifyingly respectful of the rules of prosody while being right on the money as far as contemporary comments about life and love. ---  Steve Ross

 “Great news for Turner & Grusecki fans – in fact, for anyone interested in the best contemporary music!  From the wonderful opening song, A Party straight through to the sweet and optimistic Good Times are Just Around the Corner, their newest CD is musically and emotionally welcoming, filled with songs that are original, heartfelt, clever, touching, and often very funny!  Would that every mobile phone owner could hear Cell Phone, and every ‘sad sack’ could hear Nothing to Lose!  Would that everyone working in creative arts could hear the joyful appreciation of The Thing Itself! Here you’ll find more than a dozen new songs that richly deserve to be heard – and taken to heart.  ---  Karen Akers

                                       “CELL PHONE brings down the house!” – The Stage (UK)

All songs written and performed by Anya Turner & Robert Grusecki. Copyright 2011 Turner & Grusecki All Right Reserved.  All selections ASCAP.  Sheet music available. Contact: info@anyarobertmusic.com

CD recorded, mixed and mastered by Steve Vavagiakis at Bang Zoom Productions

Artwork by Robert Risko

Jacket design by Alexandra Smith

Vocals: Anya Turner & Robert Grusecki

Piano: R. Grusecki

 “So fresh and creative that I couldn’t compare it to the work

                                      of any other songwriters.” – Backstage