I was pleasantly surprised with the atmosphere and people John Mcgann and
Amy Brownstein's cabaret act. Held at the recently, reopened New Age
Cabaret, the two electrically and eloquently led the crowd through an
evening of young and musically talented entertainers. It was quite
refreshing to sit in a cafÈ-lounge sipping cappuccino, listening to the
strings of John. Record producer John Hanti was also present at the show.
Mr. Hanti co-produced several of McGann's songs, including '4th of July'
and 'Stranded', along with Roy Cicala, former owner of the legendary
Record Plant where he engineered most of the
late-and-not-always-so-great-to-other-people John Lennon's solo records
that came out of NYC. Mr. Hanti is currently the proprietor of Iiwii
Studios, a tremendous recording facility in Weehawken, NJ.
- Joanna Fabozzi