'This Time Around' to Be Released July 10th
CD Features Renditions of Classics Originally Recorded by Legends Such as Frank Sinatra,
Judy Garland and Bobby Darin
Get To Know... Sandy Kastel (FMQB Profile Interview)
Town and state you grew up in: My family left San Francisco when I was two weeks old. We traveled around the United States with several big bands. We settled in Mesquite, TX for five years until my Dad joined Harry James and brought us to Las Vegas, NV
Town and state you live in now: Las Vegas & Nashville.
First instrument: Soprano sax in grade school.
Instruments you currently play: Piano (enough to write songs) and guitar (simple chords).
First performance: Four years old for house guests. I sand Frank Sinatra’s “You Make Me feel So Young.”
Last book you read: Nora Roberts’ “Birthright”
Favorite movie: The Way We Were
Song you wish you had written: “People”
Favorite song: “Don’t Rain On My Parade”
Three people (alive or dead) you would want to have dinner with: Kathryn Hepburn, Robert Redford, Oprah Winfrey.
Three CD’s you can’t live without: Frank Sinatra “Songs For Swingin’ Lovers,” Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday “The Newport Years Vol. 1,” Judy Garland “At Home At The Palace” Opening Night.
Guilty pleasure: Mom’s fudge with pecans.
Your most recent project: My new CD, “This Time Around”
Message to the world: Follow your dreams, be true to yourself and kind to others
Sandy Kastel recently completed an audio interview with DigiVegas.com and you can listen here.
FORMER MISS NEVADA & MISS AMERICA TALENT WINNER KASTEL BREAKS INTO THE TOP 40 (#31) ON FMQB AC RADIO STATIONS ACROSS THE U.S. WITH HER SMOKY RENDITION OF “BEYOND THE SEA” AND IS SURROUNDED BY STARS SUCH AS CARRIE UNDERWOOD AND KELLY CLARKSON
KASTEL ALSO SPONSORS A 3 TIME NHRA CHAMPION RACE CAR DRIVER AS A PROMOTION FOR HER VEGAS-INSPIRED ALBUM, 'THIS TIME AROUND' AT MAJOR TRACKS ON THE NATIONAL DRAG RACE CIRCUIT
Las Vegas’s own Sandy Kastel (www.SandyKastel.com) is making waves across the country and cyberspace with her smoky rendition of “Beyond The Sea” which lit up the Top 40 Adult Contemporary Chart this week. Jumping to #31, “Beyond The Sea” is the first single from Sandy’s debut album This Time Around set to be released nationwide in May. Sandy is surrounded on the ACQB Chart by superstars such as Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, The Fray and John Mayer.
Kastel has been promoting her upcoming album This Time Around at major race tracks around the country, through her sponsorship of 3 time NHRA champion race car driver David Rampy. Look for Sandy’s picture and logo on Rampy’s trailer, car, and uniform, as he competes on the National Drag Race Circuit. Kastel along with David Rampy and his top-performing cars will also visit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in select cities along the NHRA route.
Kastel also just wrapped filming a Direct Response TV spot in Las Vegas with none other than Legendary TV Host Robin Leach, of “Lifestyles of The Rich and Famous”. Mr. Leach appeared to promote the fact that a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the album benefits Children's Miracle Network (www.cmn.org). This TV spot is in support of Kastel’s upcoming album This Time Around which features her renditions of standard classic originals recorded by legends such as Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Wayne Newton, Peggy Lee, Johnny Mathis, Dinah Washington/Celine Dion and Judy Garland. Kastel's father, renowned saxophone player Dick Kastel, who has worked with everyone from Henry Mancini and Michel Legrand to Sinatra, Liza Minelli, Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme, Shirley MacLaine, Juliet Prowse and Ann Margret also made an appearance in the video along with a 25-piece big band.