Delilah to Release Sarah + 1, a Tribute To Sarah Vaughan on Groove United Records in 1st Quarter 2015
Covering Vaughan’s Jazz Standards - Whatever Lola Wants, September In The Rain and Just Friends
North York, ON, CA …Delilah’s new record “Sarah + 1: A Tribute to Sarah Vaughan” due out in First Quarter, 2015 on Groove United Records will leave listeners demanding more! Delilah’s vocal range, timelessness and radiance have only continued to flourish since her last release in 2013 of “Sweeter Life”. Her single “Love Life” off the Sweeter Life EP entered the Groove Jazz and Indie Charts in the US & UK in the top 50. The EP was produced and arranged by Academy Award Winner Joe Renzetti (The Buddy Holly Story, etc.) and mixed by Bobby Brooks (Stevie Wonder, Liza Manelli, Michael Jackson, etc.).
As Delilah’s voice continues to mature so has her love of Sarah Vaughan. While Vaughan was best known as an extraordinary Jazz singer, earlier in her career in the 40’s she performed American Standards while touring the country with the Earl Hines’ big band. Like Vaughan the synergy of Delilah’s style moving from Jazz to American Standards – and for Vaughan, from American Standards to Jazz are no surprise as both their voices can carry both genres with ultimate crystalline clarity.
The 4 track EP “Sarah + 1, A Tribute To Sarah Vaughan” features Delilah’s favorite Vaughan covers of “Whatever Lola Wants”, “September in the Rain” and “Just Friends”. The “+1” track is “Smile” the famous song written by Charlie Chaplin as an instrumental in 1936 for his movie Modern Times. Chaplin composed the music, while John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons added the lyrics and title in 1954. The lyrics are based on lines and the theme from the film that everything will be ok, as long as they smile. “Smile” is a very apropos song for Delilah who always promotes a positive attitude in her music and her daily life. The song has been performed by dozens of greats including Nat King Cole, Diana Ross and a duet with Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand.
Delilah stays engaged with fans from all over the world on social media by sharing her artwork, photos, songs, and radiant positivity. On ReverbNation, Delilah has consistently ranked #1 for her genre locally several months running, in the top 25 nationally and #153 globally. Out of over 2,000,000 registered artists she ranks in the top 10,000 across all genres globally. On Facebook, She remains grateful for all the support she has received such as comments like these: “You have a unique music style that is uplifting and your voice is bright and captivating”, “I LOVE your sound, VERY smooth”. Delilah remains in the news regularly on sites like About.com, Topix.com, CNN.com, MightyCoolBlog and more.
Born in Budapest, Hungary, Delilah inherited her gift of music from her parents, who immersed her in performing from an early age. By the age of 10, she was singing and dancing with her family in a 20-member touring ensemble with one of Hungary's noted Roma performers, Bongo Margit, throughout Europe. By the time she was 16, she and her older brother Paul Lakatos, a guitar virtuoso, were performing with violinist Sonny Walker, another Roma legend, who jammed regularly with her father and family at impromptu gatherings in her home.
Unfortunately, the joy of music was overshadowed by politics and in order to escape racial tension in Hungary, Delilah's family moved to Toronto, Canada in 1998. Never one to be without a song, this beautiful singer had earned a reputation as a professional songstress in the Toronto area by the age of 19. She has continued to pursue her dream of sharing her music with a worldwide audience ever since.
To learn more about Delilah, visit her website at www.delilahmusic.com.