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 California.
Mis-spent youth in all her glory...Cynthia's shout out to her 'days in the band'. Video by Jerry Spears.
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.
The expands of Inner and outer space - Video by Aly Whitman.
"Lotta di Gatto"
Directed by Sue Ann Pien Edited by Jerry Spears and Sue Ann Pien
Cynthia Catania, has been performing, touring, and appearing on US and Irish Radio since 2003. Originally with the indie-pop band Saucy Monky - the quartet was embraced by Irish radio and press from their first Irish gig at Whelan’s. Catania has performed on primetime TV; played sets during Oxegen, O2 in the Park, Indiefest (San Diego, California), and Colours Festival (Ostrava, Czech Republic); toured & shared stages with The B52’s, Mark Geary, The Cure, Wilco, PJ Harvey, Pink! Metric, and more.
When she first moved to LA, Cynthia’s first job was performing on The Larry Sanders Show where she portrayed a singer in the house band. Series work led to writing work where she penned jingles, music for TV & theme songs. The collaborative dream team (with Dubin born Annmarie Cullen) landed a Wendy’s campaign, wrote songs for Nickelodeon, CBS, the WB, NBC, and a theme song for ABC daytime.
While coming up in LA, Cynthia taught voice lessons to rock stars. She was hired to coach Jimmy Gnecco (of OURS) while the band recorded their Rick Rubin produced record Mercy... (Dancing For The Death Of An Imaginary Enemy) at his infamous Laurel Canyon mansion-studio. The two old friends from Northern NJ re-connected while Cynthia mixed Jimmy's solo set at Hollywood’s Knitting Factory - a venue where Catania cut her ‘producers’ teeth mixing live sound for artists including PJ Harvey, Imogen Heap, Tears for Fears, John Frusciante of the Red Chili Peppers, Linda Perry of 4 Non Blondes, and personal FOH engineer for Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart. All this while managing shows for her label olivoiL records, recording, producing, and touring with Saucy Monky!
In 2018 Niall Stokes of Hot Press Magazine invited Catania to guest write Hot Press’s Sex Column Series. The singer-songwriter wrote for the magazine for over a year (read her articles here).
Catania cut her teeth in the LA music scene playing & hosting shows with Katy Perry, Sara Bareilles, Gaby Moreno, and on. She’s written songs with band members from Macy Gray, Fits and The Tantrums, and Joe 90.
In 2019, the singer-songwriter-producer returned to Irish shores as a solo artist. Her single "Phones" debuted on Late Date with Fiachna ó Braonáin and RTE’s Arena. The track garnered rave reviews and substantial radio play.
After a long performance-stricken pandemic, she touched down in Dublin once again in 2021 (mask on face, guitar in hand) for a string of support dates implementing her one-woman-samplers -FX show. When the November'21 tour wrapped, Cynthia flew to Avignon, France where she collaborated with Sue Ann Pien on the video for her new single "Only Time Will Tell". Pien is a lead actor/co-star in the groundbreaking new Amazon Prime series As We See it.’ She has lent her directing skills to Catania’s previous works (as a solo artist and The Secret Things band). This time ‘round they’ve created a clever and beautiful pandemic fairytale. Watch their ‘medieval take on a modern plague’ as the girls' guerilla-style their story during this magical film, on the quaint streets of Goult with a GoPro!
August 2022, Live Shows!
Cynthia will be heading back to Ireland for dates with The Riptide Movement. Check back for more details soon!
Coming Soon, New Singles!