Bio, Performances & Quotes
Lawrence Branchetti was born of Italian decent in the quaint town of Aliquippa, just outside of Pittsburgh. Noted for it's great sports figures and musicians, Aliquippa has produced legends such as Mike Ditka, Tony Dorsett, Henry Mancini and ... Branchetti.
As a young boy, Branchetti was greatly influenced musically by his loving parents, who always listened to great performers such as Sinatra, Bennett, Billy Eckstine, Nat King Cole, and others. This early influence began to shape Branchetti's musical career.
|Although Branchetti's passion for music started at the very young age of 8, it grew stronger with time as - his voice did. He dedicated 27 years of his youth performing at nightclubs, bars, lounges - wherever he had the opportunity to sing. He used these opportunities to refine his talents as a magnetic singer that graces our stage today -performing the works of the greatest composers, as Henry Mancini, Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, and others.|
|Branchetti's courage, intensity and involvement with his music, and singing has become his trade mark. He performs songs that fit his emotional states, and because of his concern with communicating he brings and gives new stature to lyrics, rhyme and phrasing, with an expressive interplay of words and notes than any performer of present day. Branchetti's multi-octave voice leaves audiences in wow!!!! the Miami Herald stated recently "Branchetti has the same snap, crackle and pizzazz as our ol'e beloved Blue Eyes."|
|Branchetti was recently awarded and endorsed
by the Italian Sons and Daughters of America to carry on the
musical memory of Mr. Frank Sinatra. He was also supported by
the Sons of Italy, 'The Supreme Lodge" out of Washington
last year in their Italian-American magazine commenting on his
upcoming career as an Italian-American entertainer; and by the
Transport Workers Union of America. AFL-CIO Local 568 has just
recently endorsed his efforts to pursue his entertainment career.
Branchetti has continuously given his personal time to support fund-raising events - he has proven himself not only as an entertainer but as a truly humane individual who has what it takes to set an example for Italian-American who want to carry on their proud tradition.
You can find Lawrence Branchetti on the "I Am An Italian" Facebook page along with other famous Italian singers such as Frankie Avalon, Tony Bennett, Andrea Bocelli, Bobby Darin, Mario Lanza, Luciano Pavarotti and Frank Sinatra.
Lawrence Branchetti at the San Rocco Italian Festival
Another Aliquippa Superstar. You must be so proud Larry.
Kathy Catone Bendersky
Your music refreshes your body and your spirit ! For all those who are fortunate enough to listen and really hear your amazing voice , you have touched their souls and inspired their sensitivity!
Julieanne Marilyn Christian Pollack states:
Singing a country song "Julieanne", Marilyn
We shared a birthday, and I met Frank at Sands, where he was performing. He couldn't have been more cordial, pushing his bodyguards aside to sign an autograph. Truly a class man with unimaginable talent. I own every album he put out, thanks for keeping his memory alive, and congratulations. Merry Christmas to you.
Lawrence, Your talent is so appreciated. Keep on singing always like you wonderfully do... Cheers From Paris!
Congratulations my dear friend! I already knew that you were exceptional, as a man and as an artist not only, but in everything that you plan.
A fraternal embrace
Lawrence, It's some of the best mood music My Ginny and I love dancing to your songs.
Larry CONGRATULATIONS... this certainly a big accomplishment, and all your friends and fans will look forward to this performance.
A star has joined the "Galaxy" to shine upon us
!Complimenti Fred Berardo
Happy New Year to you as well.
An interview question:
Mr. Basil Russo, National President
Lawrence Branchetti, former resident of Aliquippa, does well. Larry has a golden voice and adds his well honed style to the songs Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and their contemporaries made famous. Currently, he is performing in South Florida. Check him out! [www.branchetti.com]
Wow. As a lover of Frank Sinatra's voice. Larry (if I may) I just listened to your "Got the World on a String". You nailed it. And now I want to hear Henry Mancini's music from you too. TWO from Aliquippa. perfect!!
Have a good one.
You certainly have achieved many accomplishments in your professional singing career, and friends and fans will always look forward to your performances. A star has joined the "Galaxy" to shine upon us!
I've googled some of your songs, Larry, and just love your singing. You have such a mellow voice. Frankly, I think you sound better than Sinatra and Martin combined! God has truly blessed you with wonderful gift!
Marilyn Christian Pollock
Saw you at Idol show. Loved your voice. You should have won the title. I am the Social Director of my community, Camelot Village in Delray Beach. We would very much love having you perform in our clubhouse. It is a 55+ development and I think our residents would love your music
We listened to your songs. You are incredible.
Max & Melissa
"Love your voice. So smooth. My husband and I, plus family listed to some great songs. Its just amazing that out of a little town of Aliquippa so much talent was born.. It blesses me you're a singer and a great one at that!"
"Larry, you are right on... you need a good break and you will be famous worldwide."
"Larry, we listened to your CDs last night and want to let you know that they are fantastic. Who would ever guess that a guy from Aliquippa could make me think that he was from Hoboken... I loved them and enjoyed them equally. God blessed you with great talent. It is wonderful that you can share it with others."
Toni DeLuca Mamula
My name is Bob Rice; you're listening to the Crossroads Show… airs live every Sunday afternoon 1:00 – 3:00 PM. Anyway, without any further ado, I would like to go ahead and introduce you to my second hour guest‘s music and the name of the man is Lawrence Branchetti.
He sent me a couple of CDs here a few months back and I’ve been listening to them quite a bit… I tell you man, if I put on one of Larry’s records, and just kind of sit back and close my eyes, a lot of the time I really am thinking that I'm listening to Frank Sinatra.
Anyway, let’s check out a little bit of Lawrence Branchetti’s music here. Let’s dive into his “Swingin' Nice & Easy" record. Anyway, let’s start off here with a little classic, “Come Fly With Me”.
Bob Rice plays “Come Fly With Me”, “I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good”, “I’m Gonna Sit Down and Write Myself a Letter”, “Until The Real Thing Comes Along”, and “Lady Is a Tramp”.
Doesn’t get any better than that. I am talking about Lawrence Branchetti. He is my guest for the second hour of the Crossroads program. We’ve been listening to some of Larry’s music, well, since the top of the 2:00 hour. Larry sent me a couple of CDs here a few months back and the name of the records that he sent me; we got “Swingin' Nice & Easy" as well as “The Tribute Collection”. I’m gonna have Larry on the phone here real soon, but before we do that, just very quickly, these are some of the quotes from some noteable folks that have said things about Larry and his music.
This is from Bo Lewis, he is the radio programer for Sajak Communications, which is Pat Sajak’s radio show, says "Thanks for your dedication and artistry. You have a gift and thank God you're using it to make folks happy."
Also from the Miami Herald News as quoted: "Branchetti has blue eyes, a style and a voice almost identical to the one and only Chairman of the Board, 'Frank Sinatra"
And from Danny C of Sha Na Na, Danny says “Man I have never heard Sinatra's music performed like that before, you are great!"
Well, let’s listen to a very small handful of some more of Larry’s music here, I’m gonna get Larry on the phone, in the meantime kick back and relax and check this out. This is “100 Years From Today”.
DJ Bob Rice plays “100 Years From Today”, “When You’re Smiling”, and “The Last Dance”.
Bob Rice concludes with "The Golden Voice - Lawrence Branchetti".
Click here to listen to the entire KYRS radio show and interview [00:59:57]
Gladys from Argentina states:
Translation: Personally, my daughter and I, we are fans of Frank Sinatra... you remind me of him.
"I was just listening to your voice and you sound great."
"I believe that our crowd at the
San Rocco Italian Festival Friday night was one of the
largest in recent history, and I'm sure your performance
had something to do with it. We received many compliments
on your act, so thank you again for all your support."
Fred Persi, Production Director
"Lawrence, great voice!!! I love to hear your music!
The Penthouse Radio show is now playing from your
"Swingin' Nice & Easy" CD
“You Make Me Feel So Young” and “You Will Be My Music” in
our “hit” rotation".
Dick Cami former owner of the
Peppermint Clubs first Rock and Roll clubs in the United
States and ranked among top entertainment
promoters states singer Lawrence Branchetti:
Cami's Seashells Dick Cami (former owner of
the Peppermint Clubs) is the current owner of Grumpy Dick's
Seafood Grill in Plantation, FL
December 22, 2011 review in the South Florida
LAWRENCE BRANCHETTI KNOWN AS THE GOLDEN VOICE AND LONG TIME RESIDENT OF MIAMI SHORES RECEIVES U.S. COMMERCE AWARD FOR ENTERTAINMENT
Lawrence Branchetti, born and raised in Pittsburgh, has taken on the responsibility to carry on the memory of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin’s music. He has appeared on local and international TV shows and has been included as a regular with the Denny Farrell Big Band Show from Chicago. Lawrence is an American entertainer who also sings the classic songs of Gershwin, Cole Porter, Henry Mancini Johnny Mercer and many other composers.
When he performs, he transmits rich images of harmony, great warmth and a constant rapport with his audience, a gift capable of a truly great artist. He is now heard on 87 radio stations throughout the United States.
For many years Branchetti has given his time and talent to support many fundraising events for various charities. He is truly a great American who deserves this prestigious award for his efforts in helping to bring some happiness to those in need.
Quote by Editor Italian Journal Dr. Franco Pastore, Italy
Franco Pastor, "Andropos in the World"
SPOTLIGHT ON ENTERTAINMENT
"... Lawrence Branchetti an award-winning, singer, who is recognized as one of the country's leading talented performers around, will perform the standards of some of the greatest artists such as Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Michael Buble, Tony Bennett, Englebert Humperdink, Elvis Presley, and many many more."
Jay Levine, Producer, Metal Case Productions, DSW Entertainment, Los Angeles, CA - "Major Record Label" - Lawrence, you really sound fantastic, it takes a lot of experience to master this material clearly you are an expert in Sinatra's Music.
Sandy Singer, Host of the Sinatra Show on WAPB states:
Bo Lewis, Radio Programer at Sajak Communications,
Your buddy on the airwaves,
Mr. Dick Cami, heavy weight in the entertainment
Joe Mazza from Boston Ma. syndicated show states:
"Denny Farrell Big Band radio hall of fame inductee
out of Chicago states:
Sam Butera states:
Vincent Falcone Pianist/Conductor for Frank Sinatra
Miami Herald News quotes:
Miami Herald News quotes:
Danny C "Sha Na Na" states:
Eleanolr Hannan (writes for South Florida Sun-Times)
Eric Dulle (French Pop Saxophonist), who has performed
with such greats as Celine Dion, Billy Joel, Elton John, and
Rod Stewart, and many other great artists, states:
Diana Darrin Actress that has worked as a leading
lady in over 40 films with many of the great stars of the past
and present states:
Dick Cami (Former owner of the original Peppermint
Clubs, first rock and roll clubs in the United States, Danny
De Vito, and Robert De Niro. are currently making a movie featuring
Dick Cami's life story) states:
Dick Cami, President of the Movie and Film Industry
Unions in Canada most recently commented that after viewing
Branchetti in a performance stated:
State Senator John A. DeFrancisco of Syracuse N.Y.
Jimmy Cavallo (HALL OF FAME) Sax Legend states:
Dominick Desiderio Sr. states: