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Filmed at the cinematic Salton Sea, 'Frames' was directed by Sue Ann Pien (co-star of As We See It - Amazon Prime).
Filmed in the San Gabriel Mountains of California, directed by Sue Ann Pien (co-star of As We See It - Amazon Prime).
"Our medieval take on a modern plague with a fairytale twist!" Written, recorded, and filmed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Set in Gault France. Directed by Sue Ann Pien (co-star of As We See It - Amazon Prime).
Suitcase Video co-directed by Sue Ann Pien, and Michael Khachadoorian. Filmed (with the help of Drew Tolley and Kathleen Shifs) in the Sequoia National Park - oh glorious near Northern California.
Mis-spent youth in all her glory...Cynthia's shout out to her 'days in the band'. Video by Jerry Spears.
Charming time-lapsed video by
Sue Ann Pien for Monolid Productions. Filmed in Palm Springs, CA.
The expands of Inner and outer space - Video by Aly Whitman.
Ode to my 'romance' with chemical substances. Video by Sue Ann Pien.
Dedicated to the non-profit TUFF VETS.
"Lotta di Gatto"
Directed by Sue Ann Pien. Edited by Jerry Spears and Sue Ann Pien.
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Who Is Cynthia Catania?
During the summer of 2022, Cynthia released her single "Something Better" to Irish radio and media. The track was received with open arms. National radio plays included John Creedon, RTE Radio1, Fiachna Ó Braonáin 'Late Date', Lillian Smith's Rising Time' and notable press from Alan Corr, RTE Entertainment, Hot Press Magazine. Cynthia also toured and supported The Riptide Movement during sold-out shows in Galway and Cork.
This wasn’t her first rodeo by any means. She has a long history of presenting music in Ireland. First, with her indie band Saucy Monky, formed with Dublin native Annmarie Cullen. The pair shared festival stages with well-known acts such as The Cure, B-52s, PJ Harvey, PINK!, Wilco, and more. They played to crowds of 100,000 plus at OXEGEN, O2 in the Park festivals and also made an appearance on The Late Late Show.
In 2019, her single "Phones" debuted on Late Date with Fiachna ó Braonáin and RTE’s Arena. The track garnered rave reviews and substantial radio play.
Recently, as a solo artist, her experimental live shows have led to opening acts with OURS, Jimmy Gnecco, The Young Dubliners, and The Riptide Movement. Her music videos are often vivid collaborations with her filmmaker-actress partner in crime Sue Ann Pien (who starred in the critically-acclaimed, ground-breaking Amazon Prime series As We See It)
At just 13 years old, Cynthia discovered her voice as a singer/songwriter:
"I used to sing in the car with my Mom - I guess I inherited her vocal abilities, but I learned about the love of music from my Dad, who played mandolin at family parties. I followed in the footsteps of (one of my) brothers who picked up the guitar when we were kids. We were close in age - so I jimmied myself into his garage bands.”
Early influences include Aretha Franklin, Ann Wilson (Heart), U2, Aimee Mann, Elliott Smith, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and The Pretenders. “I saw Chrissy Hynde at the Tower Theatre during her heyday. I was mesmerized by her songs, stage presence, and punk attitude. I knew early on I wanted to DO THAT.”
“I picked up the guitar when I left home. I learned how to accompany myself at open mics. So I played by ear - which was a cognitive choice. I wanted to follow my instincts-not how I was formally trained”.
"Tom Dunne took a liking to “Celebrity Trash,” Saucy Monky’s first album. We went to Ireland for a radio tour and our debut show at Whelan’s. For me, Ireland was magic. We were in Hot Press magazine, our CDs were in Tower Records near Grafton Street, and Irish radio opened its arms to us — it was a dream come true. I’ve always found Ireland to be welcoming to me, personally. When I came back in 2019, after a long hiatus - it was the same. My friends booked us great gigs, my single was played on Today FM and RTE Radio One - it was almost as if no time had passed. I’ve even signed up with IMRO. I’m back on track building that dream career across the pond. To me, there’s no better place to play live music."
Currently Cynthia released the epic cinematic music video for her new single FRAMES - out now on Youtube and social platforms. More news to come for 2023. Stay tuned!!
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