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Recently named one of the “Hot 100 Live Unsigned Artists & Bands of 2012” by industry leader, Music Connection Magazine, Gina Zavalis is poised for a stellar 2013. Zavalis’ self-titled debut EP has been garnering national and international major market radio plays. iHeartRadio lists Zavalis as an “Artist to Watch” as well as a “New! Discover & Uncover” vocalist. The reviews are impressive; the following is from a glowing review in Yahoo! Voices:
“If Zavalis continues on this assault she very well could end up on the same path as names like Carrie Underwood and Celine Dion.” – Jason Tanamor for Yahoo! Voices
The accolades are well deserved. Zavalis is a four-plus octave, classically trained vocalist, with a BA and concentration in Musical Theatre from the prestigious Fordham University at Lincoln Center in NYC. Her single “In Your Eyes” which Zavalis co-wrote with Nashville producer Doug Beiden, jumped to Number One on the Nashville local pop chart for ReverbNation, and has been holding that position for a month and counting! The song also held the Number One place for two consecutive weeks on the Fan Faves Top 50 Chart for Indieheaven.
“...She displays the potential to be simultaneously both intimately powerful and powerfully intimate. No one’s pulled that off since Streisand...she could be the next great American voice.” – Vi v o s c e ne
Thanks to Deuce Management & Promotion, Zavalis’ other singles “I Am Here” and “Reach For Me” have also been picked up and are playing worldwide, on Deuce as well as other stations. The results are that Zavalis has been booking major venues to perform the National Anthem. In December, she opened for the NCAA Brooklyn Hoops Winter Festival at the Barclays Center. Last September, she was seen on ESPN2 for the “OneMain Financial 200” Nationwide NASCAR Series Race live from the Dover International Speedway, in Dover, Delaware. And on June 2nd she will be supporting Dove Award winner, Michael English at the Rodgers Theatre in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.
“In my humble opinion, Gina Zavalis is THE next great American voice. Her sheer talent and presence alone will win you over, but just wait until you hear the girl sing... Remember I told you so, when she is headlining the universe!” --Jo e B o n s a l l of the legendary Oa k R i d g e B o y s
In the works is a Kickstarter campaign to fund her second EP, spearheaded by LaFamos. The new CD has none other than legendary CCM Producer, Nashville’s Don Koch of Carson City Music. Also on board for Zavalis’ second EP is acclaimed LA Composer, Bob Barrett.
Not only is Zavalis an accomplished singer, but she also brings a fierce acting ability to every performance. An original cast member of the Official National Tour of “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding”, she owned the stage in the Co-Starring role of Donna Marsala, produced by Broadway producers, Pace Productions. Zavalis also gave powerhouse performances in many regional and national productions among them Eva Peron in “Evita”, Rosalia of “West Side Story”, The Witch of “Into The Woods”, and Emma in “Song and Dance.”
Clearly, it’s only a matter of time before Zavalis becomes one of those few performers who is known worldwide solely by her given name...Gina. Once you hear her, you’ll agree, she won’t be “Waiting” (Gina Zavalis, EP) much longer. Go here to experience #TheVOICE that is Gina Zavalis: www.ginazavalis.com.
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