v   i   r   t   u   a   l       r   e   c   o   r   d       s   h   o   p   p   e

The Brothers Figaro

"The Brothers Figaro prove themselves to be first-class, acoustically oriented songsmiths... Their lyrics are about streetwise love affairs ("Three Years Gone"), the disillusionment of love ("Paradise to Pontchartrain" and "Big World") and good marriages gone bad ("My Gold Ring"). Probably the strongest of the bunch is "1959", a musical illustration of the adage that "life is what happens to you while you're waiting for your dreams to come true." Edie Brickell, Nils Lofgren and David Lindley make guest appearances, but in the end it's Bonk and Parlapiano's first-rate songwriting that's the star of Gypsy Beat."



more reviews

soundclips


order online:

CDNow
amazon.com
Bill Bonk

"Honest, simple, and to the point, Bill Bonk's low-key pop songs are heartfelt and ultra-compelling. His clear, strong voice, keen sense of melody, and wonderful lyrics place him in the ballpark of something like an American version of Crowded House... All I can say is, it's about time! More, more, more!"



more reviews

soundclips


order online:

CDNow
amazon.com

Phil Parlapiano

Solo Phil. A roller-coaster ride, from tender string quartet to scorched-earth guitar. Featuring Scott Babcock on drums, and guest appearances by Nigel Harrison and Frankie Infante (ex-Blondie). Produced by Dan Fredman.

soundclips

The Brothers Figaro

6-song totally acoustic EP recorded post-Gypsy Beat. Features Phil, Bill, Lili Haydn on violin and Joey Burns (Giant Sand) on upright bass, captured live on the Figaro back porch in Los Angeles performing Big Bob, Samson and Delilah, Heartbroken Man, Love is a Stranger and two more.

Cassette only.


To Order Gypsy Beat Gypsy Beat is available online from CDNow or amazon.com
To Order Spaghetti Western Spaghetti Western is also available online from CDNow or amazon.com.
To Order other items Send check or money order in US funds -- $15 for CD, $10 for cassette -- made payable to: The Bros. Figaro, P.O. Box 46071, Los Angeles, CA 90046. Please include $2.00 per piece for shipping.
For Orders outside the U.S. Send international money order in US funds -- $15 for CD, $10 for cassette -- made payable to: The Bros. Figaro, P.O. Box 46071, Los Angeles, CA 90046, USA. Please include $5.00 per piece for shipping. For questions regarding international orders, please send an email or a fax 1-323-656-2367.