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Video | Catholic priest comes out for Gay Pride Month with dance hit, ‘Big Mama’s House’

News release from Jim Strzalkowski:

Big Mama Lounging

Gigantic vibrations are growing even larger with Capretta’s new hit single “Big Mama’s House” from Carrillo Music currently #25 on the Billboard Club Play Chart. Today, in celebration of Gay Pride Month, Carrillo Music reveals the surprise truth about Big Mama Capretta’s identity. By day, Capretta is none other than Father Anthony (aka Vince Capretta), a proud practicing Catholic priest from Columbus, Ohio!

Capretta2 "It's Big Mama y'all! And, I ain’t afraid to come out of the closet!" shouts “out-and-proud” Father Anthony Capretta aka Big Mama Capretta. “Thank you everyone for buying, playing and charting “Big Mama’s House.” “I am living proof that a person can do anything they set their mind to. We have to love and enjoy ourselves in this world. And, I am enjoying my life being who I am and who God intended me to be! Now, let’s DANCE y’all!”

Not only does Big Mama Capretta have a hit song on the Billboard club dance chart, she also recently auditioned for “America’s Got Talent” for this summer’s competition. Watch the new Big Mama’s House video on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjREbIMddkM.

The buoyant kitschy track, produced by international dance music producer Rod Carrillo, is making crowds go wild with infatuation, where it is currently spinning. Capretta’s unforgettable “Big Mama’s House” single has a complete bump and grind remix package with the likes of Chris Shannon, DJ Kilo, Peter Brown, Tim Schommer, The Perry Twins and Rod Carrillo.

Make room on the dance floor y’all – Big Mama has definitely arrived!



Capretta began his music career at the age of seven studying music theory and classical guitar at the renown Cleveland Music School Settlement.  Winning radio talent contests at the age of twelve led Capretta to vocal scholarship in the Opera Department of the prominent Cleveland Institute of Music.  In additon to serving as lead tenor for the Cleveland Civic Light Opera for two seasons, Capretta has held several leading roles in professional and community theater.  Capretta was featured at the New Music Seminar in New York City in 1986 in response to his first music video "Fallin Again".  In 1987, Capretta hit the national Eurobeat charts in the United States on LSA Records with his covers of the disco classics "I Will Survive" and "Turn the Beat Around" and again in 1990 with "Never Knew Love Like This Before".  Capretta hit the European dance charts in 1992 on Loading Bay Records with his rendition of the classic "It's My Party" and his featured on the Best of Loading Bay High Energy Volume I. Topping the Playboy Cable Channel Hot Rock's chart in 1993 with his #1 steamy music video "Puerto Rican Sex", Capretta is also known for his successful music video "Stormy Weather" on ETV and RockAmerica in 1996. Now Capretta resurfaces in 2009 on CM Records with the huge dance floor anthem "Big Mama's House" produced by International dance music producer Rod Carrillo.

For more information on Carrillo Music please visit: http://www.dancemusiclabel.com/


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