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Rising Nigeria Rapper De Boss To Release First Official Album In June

Rising Nigeria Rapper De Boss To Release First Official Album In June

Budding Nigerian rapper De Boss is soon to release his first ever official album “The Scrutiny” in June. The album is all about inspiring people to speak the hard truth.

Texas, USA – May 12. Great news for rap fans looking forward to something cool this summer- rising Nigerian rapper De Boss has announced to release his first official album in June that will set the feet tapping to a refreshing bunch of energized tracks. Entitled as “The Scrutiny”, the album aims to introduce a new era that upholds the fundamental humane values of honesty and integrity.

The official date of release is June 16 and the pre-order will start from June 9th. The album will be available for download on iTunes, Google Play and all other major online audio platforms. The album is produced by David Metropolis, Rj Full Range, RawzGotBeats and Peewezel-Cue as well as the singer himself.

“I am excited to announce the launch of my first official album come June. I had some of the singles released earlier but to release a full-fledged album is a different experience altogether. It’s like a dream come true for me. I hope this means a happy summer for those who listen to me- and for those who haven’t listed to me yet- I am looking forward to be their new favorite with my new album”, stated De Boss whose tracks are already shooting the charts of iTunes for quite some time now.

More popular by his stage name De Boss, Chinedu Moses Chukwunta is a 31-year-old Nigerian rapper, singer, songwriter and producer. His unique music style is an eclectic versatile blend of R&B and Hip Hop, accentuated by Reggae hints. Presently based in the States, he is one of those few people who haven’t forgotten their Nigerian roots and actually does rap music.

“The Scrutiny” houses 10 tracks from the promising rapper. The tracks feature some of the big shots from the contemporary hip-hop scene like Young Buck, Olivia Rose Wallace, Samini, K-Slick and Tammy T & Rugged Man. De Boss has collaborated with renowned G-Unit CEO Tony Yayo and one other from the esteemed company for his album. The second track of the album, “Diamonds” features Tony Yayo himself.

Some of the tracks from the album have already amazed fans at iTunes. The most popular of these are Salewa (feat.Samini) and Cuba Libre.

“It’s timeless and I listen to the track everyday”, reads on happy review for Salewa on iTunes.

“Fire!”- Another ardent Salewa fan was bang on spot.

Speaking further the rapper claimed that it’s the unreal hypocritical world around that urged him to come up with “The Scrutiny”.

“People have become so unreal in our everyday life. They don’t mean what they say, leading all of us into a vicious circle of lie and blasphemy. So, I felt that somebody has to come up with the truth and thus we brought the album to life.”

The album will be released with a gala party on June 16, at EASTDOWN WAREHOUSE, Houston, TX.

To know more about the album, visit www.ympros.com.

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Saxophonist Daniel Bennett celebrates 85th performance at Tomi Jazz in New York City




Saxophonist Daniel Bennett celebrates 85th performance at Tomi Jazz in New York City

New York saxophonist Daniel Bennett has been hailed as one of the most original and unpredictable musical voices of his generation. The bandleader recently turned down management deals from mainstream jazz organizations in order to pursue a fiercely independent path. The Daniel Bennett Group has chosen Tomi Jazz Club (239 E. 53rd St) in midtown Manhattan as their monthly home base. The band celebrates their 85th performance at Tomi Jazz this Saturday, May 17th. New Yorker Magazine calls Tomi Jazz, “a favorite out-of-the-way Japanese jazz club.” Daniel Bennett is joined by renowned guitarist Nat Janoff and fusion drummer Matthew Feick. The three musicians have utilized Tomi Jazz as a “laboratory” of sorts. Bennett says, “Tomi Jazz is a venue that allows us to experiment and try new material every month. It is a club that values free-thinking over jazz dogma.” And people have noticed. The band was recently voted ‘Best New Jazz Group’ in New York City Hot House Magazine.

The Daniel Bennett Group is currently touring to promote their newest album, ‘Sinking Houseboat Confusion’ (Manhattan Daylight Media). Bennett states, “our monthly show at Tomi Jazz allows us to test new material before we go on the road.” The band performed in 26 states last year. The Daniel Bennett Group has been featured in the Washington Post, Boston Globe, NPR, Indianapolis Public Radio, San Francisco Examiner, St. Louis Public Radio and the Village Voice. In addition to leading his own band, Daniel Bennett performs in Broadway and Off-Broadway theater productions in New York City. Daniel Bennett recently composed the musical score for stage adaptations of ‘Frankenstein’ and ‘Brave Smiles’ at the Hudson Guild Theatre in Manhattan. Daniel Bennett recently played woodwinds in ‘Blank! The Musical,’ the first fully improvised Off-Broadway musical to launch on a national stage. The show was produced by Second City, Upright Citizens Brigade, and Improv Boston. The New York Times called the show, “Witty, Likable and Ludicrous!” Daniel Bennett’s theatrical works have strongly influenced his eclectic sound and musical storytelling abilities as a bandleader. Visit www.tomijazz.com to find out more about the Daniel Bennett Group performance residency.

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Wess Vega

Wess Vega

Wess Vega, age 27, was born on December 20, 1989 in Charleston, South Carolina. He now resides in Northern California where his music career has since then taken off. Since 2008, he has released 8 studio projects; Over 120 songs all written and recorded.. Vega’s 2016 Europe Exposure Tour introduced Vega’s new exquisite sound and innovative style to a fresh audience, which is bound to standout amongst the hip hop/rap world.

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Renowned New York saxophonist Daniel Bennett releases new CD at Zingari in San Francisco




Renowned New York saxophonist Daniel Bennett releases new CD at Zingari in San Francisco

New York saxophonist Daniel Bennett has been hailed as one of the most original and unpredictable musical voices of his generation. The Daniel Bennett Group performs a special “San Francisco CD Release” at Zingari Jazz Bar (501 Post St, San Francisco, CA) on Saturday, April 29th at 8pm. The band will be performing concerts and masterclasses throughout the Bay during the last week of April. Daniel Bennett can be heard throughout the world performing his award-winning compositions on saxophone, flute, clarinet, and oboe. The Daniel Bennett Group plays quirky Modern Jazz, fused with elements of Surf Rock and Avant-Pop. Daniel Bennett Group is currently touring to promote their newest album, ‘Sinking Houseboat Confusion’ (Manhattan Daylight Media). Bennett is joined by renowned guitarist Nat Janoff and fusion drummer Matthew Feick. The Boston Globe describes Bennett’s music as “a mix of jazz, folk, and minimalism.” The band was recently voted “Best New Jazz Group” in New York City Hot House Magazine. The Daniel Bennett Group has been featured in the Washington Post, Boston Globe, NPR, Indianapolis Public Radio, San Francisco Examiner, St. Louis Public Radio and the Village Voice. The Village Voice raves, “saxophonist Daniel Bennett makes hay with an airy approach that’s buoyant enough to conjure notions of East African guitar riffs and Steve Reich’s pastoral repetition.” Time Out New York describes the music as, “hypnotic.” Daniel Bennett studied saxophone at the prestigious New England Conservatory in Boston. During his time in Boston, Bennett performed regularly with the Portland Symphony and the New Hampshire Festival Orchestra. Bennett also toured Italy and Switzerland with renowned Boston jazz ensemble, Musaner. In addition to leading his own band, Daniel Bennett performs in Broadway and Off-Broadway theater productions in New York City. Daniel Bennett recently composed the musical score for stage adaptations of ‘Frankenstein’ and ‘Brave Smiles’ at the Hudson Guild Theatre in Manhattan. Daniel Bennett recently played woodwinds in ‘Blank! The Musical,’ the first fully improvised Off-Broadway musical to launch on a national stage. The show was produced by Second City, Upright Citizens Brigade, and Improv Boston. The New York Times called the show, “Witty, Likable and Ludicrous!” Daniel Bennett’s theatrical works have strongly influenced his eclectic sound and musical storytelling abilities as a bandleader. The Daniel Bennett Group performs every month at Tomi Jazz in midtown Manhattan. New Yorker Magazine calls Tomi Jazz, “a favorite out-of-the-way Japanese jazz club.” Daniel Bennett is an official endorsing artist for Morgan Mouthpieces.

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Resurrecting Blessid Union Of Souls




Resurrecting Blessid Union Of Souls

Blessid Union of Souls (sometimes abbreviated to Blessid Union or BUOS) is an American alternative rock band from Morrow, Ohio that was formed in 1990 by friends Jeff Pence and Eliot Sloan.

The band’s first studio album, Home, had some success which lay with its lead single, “I Believe”. The song popularized the band with local-area DJ’s and became one of their greatest hits. Their second album, the self-titled Blessid Union Of Souls, did not have nearly the success of Home, but this did not last long, as their third album, Walking Off The Buzz, spawned the hit single “Hey Leonardo {She Likes Me For Me} “.

After the release of their greatest-hits album, Blessid Union of Souls: The Singles , which actually collected more outtakes and B-sides than previous hits, they released Perception. The band’s sixth album, Close to the Edge, was released in 2008.

From there the Band only got more successful and made history with some of the most remembered music in alternative rock. Today with a passion to release the come back album fans throughout the world have the opportunity to resurrect the music that goes timeless.

By visiting their kickstarter page you can make history continue by rewinding time to bring it to the future with the music of the one and only Blessid Union Of Souls’

www.blessidunionofsouls.net


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D.E.L.F.T (Don’t Ever Look Trouble) is my home

D.E.L.F.T (Don’t Ever Look Trouble) is my home

D.E.L.F.T. (Don’t Ever Look For Trouble), is an acronym for the township that Wah-Li was raised in. Among those who really know the Delft Native, the diehard fans, “D.E.L.F.T” is a classic, the quintessential Wah-Li song. All the reasons why he’s one of Cape Town’s most sought after lyricist. The song is rich with themes – that dichotomy Wah-Li loves between good and evil, between innocence and violence, drives it – the construction and progression is so unique, and on top of everything else, it just fucking knocks. That might be the most important part. Even Gunplay is on another level. This is one of those songs that makes you stop whatever you are doing and listen. From start to finish it’s absolutely gripping. Dare I say this track is Wah-Li’s magnum opus.

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Karina Nistal Band

Karina Nistal Band

Singer/songwriter Karina Nistal is known to align herself with diverse and solid collaborations to showcase her extensive range. Her work consists of emotive jazz vocals on downtempo tracks, rapping in Spanish for the worldly sounds of reggaeton, or fusing soulful Latin vocals with lively dance music. Most significantly, it is a vibrant charisma that carries over her poetic musings in either English or Spanish, or her self-assured flirtatious rhymes. There’s a very fine line between poetry and rap, but it’s one that only Karina interconnects with finesse.
Music captivated the native Houstonian at an early age. Karina indulged in old school hip hop, rhythm & blues, soul and jazz. It was Karina’s mixed Latin heritage (Mexican and Cuban) that spotlighted traditional to modern styles.
After several years of featuring on numerous Dance and Hip Hop releases, Karina made her first full-length bilingual debut album, Nistyle (Starlightbeats) which introduced the term “Reggaetron” (Electro-Reggaeton). Nistyle gives a fresh face to the growing “hurban” dance scene and earned Karina various accomplishments including an Armed Forces tour in the Middle East to provide support and morale for our troops.
The following year, the video for her single “Viviendo” premiered internationally on MUN² bilingual video network. Meanwhile The Karina Nistal Band performed festivals all over the southern region including the SXSW Music Festival and made a local television appearance on the Mayor’s Tree-lighting Celebration – KHOU Houston.
Karina and her band are also Houston Press Award winners for “Best Local Hip Hop” & “Best Latin Contemporary”. Her sophomore album, Nistalgia (L.O.V.E. Records) was released independently on October 2010. Nistalgia carries her Latin Fusion sound with a mixture of Soul, Hip Hop and a few hot Dance remixes.
After relocating to Los Angeles that spring, Karina began working on a few new projects. The first album released in LA was KaRAGEous which won an “Akademia Award” for her video “Different”. Karina also became an ambassador for the fastest growing inspirational network #Besomebody. Karina turned to her fans to launch the first then second successful Kickstarter campaigns to fund both projects: first KaRAGEous and then Living Proof. Her latest album is receiving international radio play and raving reviews from listeners all over.
Karina continues performing with live musicians, recording singles, making videos, collaborating with various artists, acting and recording commercial voice-overs. This past year she performed on a tour in Japan sponsored by Soul Central Magazine. She just performed a show in Houston for Super Bowl weekend with her band. Also, Karina’s video for the third single “Human” off Living Proof is being released this month. Look out for new musical collaborations with Hip Hop artists SkyBlew, Checo & Mic Flo with performance dates at Queen Mary, Long Beach and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas throughout 2017.
With seemingly a lot on her plate, the sultry, multi-faceted vocalist admits, “I want to do so much more!”

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Ken Atkins and The Honky Tonk Kind

Ken Atkins and The Honky Tonk Kind

A few years back Ken opened for and provided equipment for James Hand on his, James, East Coast tour from the Ale House in Troy, NY through Boston, MA and down to Richmond, VA swinging back up to finish in NYC about 7 shows in all.

Some of the places that Ken and his band have played in Texas:
New Republic Brewing – College Station, TX
Riley’s Tavern – Hunter, TX
Artz Rib house – Austin, TX
Hole In The Wall – Austin, TX
Little Longhorn Saloon (10/20/16 as well as opening twice for the “Conclusion Jumpers” with the late Gene Kurtz on bass) – Austin, TX

In 2013 Ken’s previous CD “Everyone’s Movin’ On” (back cover photo by “Winker with an Eye” of the band playing at The Little Longhorn) reached #34 on the Texas Roots Radio Airplay chart. Ken’s music is true “Ameripolitan”.
Here is information about “Ken Atkins” as well as music samples:
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Here are music samples:

Samples from CD’s:
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Paul A. Davis
Sound Job Austin
512-217-4185

www.KenAtkins.com

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Sakis Gouzonis releases new album of electronic music

Sakis Gouzonis releases new album of electronic music

Electronic music composer Sakis Gouzonis has released his new solo album, “Amazing Space.” His new album consists of ten instrumental electronic compositions inspired by the universe. The compositions are very melodic and emotive, with multi-layered instrumental textures and solidly coherent arrangements.

Since his childhood, Sakis has been composing music and researching on new sounds through synthesizers. In 2008, he began his solo project composing electronic music. His first official solo album was First Contact, which showcases his skills with electronic keyboard instruments. In 2009, Sakis released his second solo album, New Earth, which was awarded by the chairman of the International Art Society in Greece. Between 2010 and 2016, Sakis released seven more solo albums; The Tree Of Life (2010), Ultimate Love (2011), Vast Victory (2012), Spiritual Unity (2013), Golden Heart (2014), A World At Peace (2015), and Liberating Truth (2016).

More information on Sakis Gouzonis and the album “Amazing Space” can be found at sakisgouzonis.com.

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Miriam Tamar Releases Video for “Who We,” Second Track Off Her Top 5 Worldbeat EP “Firedance”

Miriam Tamar Releases Video for “Who We,” Second Track Off Her Top 5 Worldbeat EP “Firedance”

Singer/songwriter Miriam Tamar premieres her newest single, “Who We,” on Huffington Post, the latest track off of her “Firedance” EP which debuted in the top 5 of the iTunes World Music Chart last month. An urgent call to draw on inner strength and courage throughout the quest for freedom, “Who We” was inspired by Tamar’s work and life in post-conflict Uganda but has taken on new meaning in recent months. Set to insistent African percussion and buoyed by hypnotic synth rhythms, the song implores to “Just let me be free. Just let me soar.” View the video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfMPA9a3-3w

“The past couple of months have been really overwhelming and at moments demoralizing,” Miriam reflects. “But we take a breath, and fight on in the spirit of empowerment, shared humanity and resilience.”

On her EP, “Firedance,” global rhythms meld with the dance, electronic, R&B and folk sounds that built the foundation of Tamar’s musical style. Starting at the New England Conservatory of Music as a youth, she later developed her vocal range while simultaneously earning a degree in Peace and Justice Studies at Tufts University in Boston. But it wasn’t until Miriam moved to Uganda for five years – first developing peace education curriculum for post-conflict children to help rebuild their lives and later as a musician – that Miriam found her muse. While in East Africa, Miriam embraced the music and culture of her newfound home, determined to remind people of the vibrant culture beyond our borders when she returned stateside.

“Firedance” was recorded in Los Angeles with percussionist Leon Mobley (of Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals as well as Da Lion and Djembe West African Drummers and Dancers), Keith Jones (nominated alongside Mobley for a Contemporary World Music GRAMMY Award and has worked with Flora Purim, Santana and Bob Marley) and Michael McGregor (who has produced multiple Top 10 hits on Billboard Magazine’s dance charts and is one of Hollywood’s most successful Sound Designers, with over 4000 placements in film and television projects).

Firedance, the EP, was released on February 10th and is currently available on iTunes.

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“DECONSTRUCTING THE BEATLES” FILM SERIES

GOLD COAST INT’L FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS

“DECONSTRUCTING THE BEATLES” FILM SERIES

FROM THE DISTRIBUTOR OF THE BEATLES’ DOCUMENTARY “EIGHT DAYS A WEEK”

Internationally Recognized Beatles Expert and Lecturer Scott Freiman Conducts Multimedia Presentations On the Composition and Production Techniques of One of The Most Iconic Bands in History in This Four-Part Film Series Starting April 27th!

 

 

March, 2017 (Great Neck, NY) – This spring, Beatlemaniacs can rejoice as the Gold Coast International Film Festival (GCIFF) is proud to present Scott Freiman’s dynamic film lecture series “Deconstructing The Beatles”! The fun, creative and educational presentations will transport the audience into Abbey Road Studios with anecdotes about The Beatles’ recording sessions, allowing fans to experience the evolution of their groundbreaking albums and songs. Each previously-recorded film lecture takes apart one of the Beatles famous albums, including: The White Album (April 29th), Revolver (May 11th), Sgt. Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band (June 1st), and Rubber Soul (June 29th)!

Scott Freiman combines his love of The Beatles with his experience as a composer, producer and engineer to deliver these unique educational lectures about the creative process of the Beatles. He moves past the personalities of the four Beatles to uncover the reasons why their music continues to be loved by millions.

His lectures have entertained audiences of musicians and non-musicians alike, from pre-teenagers to octogenarians. Once you’ve experienced one of Scott’s presentations, you’ll never listen to The Beatles or any other music the same way again!

Freiman may be the only person to have sold out Carnegie Hall and been a Finalist for Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year.  He is also an internationally recognized expert and lecturer on the music of the Beatles.

He’s presented his lectures to sold-out audiences at theaters nationwide and has spoken about the Beatles at colleges, universities, and corporations, such as Pixar, Google, and Facebook.  In the Fall of 2012, he taught a semester course on “The Beatles In The Studio” at Yale University.  His insights into the music of the Beatles can be found in the book All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Beatles Release published in October 2013 by Black Dog and Leventhal.  He also writes about music and “deconstructs” songs and bands for Culture Sonar (culture sonar.com).

Beginning this April, experience an exciting and educational journey into the creative process of The Beatles performances and recording sessions to see and hear the evolution of these groundbreaking songs and their lasting influence on popular music when the Gold Coast International Film Festival presents “Deconstructing The Beatles”!

For More Information and to Purchase Tickets, VISIT:

goldcoastfilmfestival.org/upcoming-films-events/deconstructing-the-beatles/

About the Gold Coast Film Festival:

Located on the “Gold Coast” in the Town of North Hempstead, the Gold Coast International Film Festival was founded with the purpose of establishing a home on Long Island to showcase the work of exceptional filmmakers and provide the public with an insider’s view of the film industry. Festival events include screenings, workshops, conversations with prominent members of the film community, special events and parties.

During the annual seven-day festival, area residents, visitors, members of the business and film communities, public officials, students and academics come together to celebrate the art and influence of cinema in the charming and historic towns and villages of Long Island’s Gold Coast. In addition to the Fall festival, GCIFF also presents dozens of preview screenings and filmmaker Q&As throughout the year at their year-round Furman and Douglas Elliman Film Series.

The Gold Coast is just a short ride from New York City, and is easily accessible by car, train and the area’s three major airports: John F. Kennedy International, LaGuardia, and MacArthur.

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Reise to Release Full-Length Debut Lake (deluxe)

Reise to Release Full-Length Debut Lake (deluxe)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
10/7/2016

Reise to Release Full-Length Debut Lake (deluxe)

West Haven, CT ─ IVth World Records recording artist Reise (pronounced rī-sə) has announced the release of their debut album. Lake (deluxe) arrives on Friday, October 21, 2016 for digital download and streaming via all participating digital retailers. The release includes previous singles “Cannot Say”, “August Moon”, and “Shoreline”, all of which are being re-released to support the album, and, have also been remixed and remastered.

Lake (deluxe) explores the human condition and ventures through the emotional forest that every person has to navigate throughout one’s life.

Although the drums and bass play a big role in the groove, they are not completely relied upon. The rhythm guitar doesn’t just supply a rhythm, but a grooving rhythm, at times, highlighting wandering notes and strum fills. The lead guitar shows modern rock attributes merging with Pop sensibilities and hooks. The keyboards have stepped away from the synth sounds that have helped cement the New Wave genre, and have adapted string sounds and arrangements that help accent and embellish the moods within the songs, allowing them to rise to new heights that traditional sounds would not allow. The vocals fit the music just right and envelope the emotion of the music to get the lyrics across with ease.

Inspired by the sights and sounds of the early 80s Second British Invasion, Reise manages to create a fantastic updated experience, making this New Wave Revival act’s release a very contemporary and exciting one.

Lake (deluxe) track listing:
1. Lake
2. Cannot Say
3. She Don’t Know
4. August Moon
5. Stitch
6. Myth
7. Bind
8. So Hard to See You
9. Shoreline
10. Cannot Say (single version)
11. August Moon (radio edit)
12. Cannot Say (ICON71 Down in the Basement Version)

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MichaelStar’s New Reggae Single “Jamaica Song”

MichaelStar’s New Reggae Single “Jamaica Song”

Atlanta, GA, April 1, 2017: R&B/pop artist Michaelstar dances his way into the reggae genre with his new single “Jamaica.” It will be the first single released off his new upcoming project. The inspiration for his latest track was to dedicate and show love to the country of his origin, Jamaica. Michaelstar stated that when he heard the song “Kansas City” he immediately was drawn to the Fats Domino track and true to his creative nature decided to add the reggae vibe and the “Jamaica song” was born.
Michaelstar (Michael Theo Johnson) is an R&B/Pop artist from Atlanta, GA. He is not only a musician, but a songwriter, actor, dancer, and anti-bullying advocated and entrepreneur. He gets his inspiration from his father, Mikey Spice, a well-known reggae artist in Jamaica, Usher, Chris Brown, Bobby Brown and The Temptations. Michaelstar’s voice has been compared to Stevie Wonder or a smooth tenor like Charlie Wilson, and Chris Brown.

Below find the links to various websites for more about this amazing up and coming talent.

MichaelStarVEVO: www.youtube/user/michaelstarvevo
Facebook: www.facebook.com/michaelstarfanpage
Twitter: www.twitter.com/iammichaelstar
Instgram: www.instagram.com/iammichaelstar
Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/michaelstar

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Rugby Road III EP Release

Rugby Road III EP Release

PRESS RELEASE 3.6.2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RUGBY ROAD’s NEW E.P, III, RELEASE PARTY SCHEDULED 2017 at ARDMORE MUSIC HALL IN ARDMORE, PA – FOR SATURDAY APRIL 29,2017
Philadelphia-based Rugby Road surprisingly returns with the release of their first EP of new original music in 15 years titled “RUGBY ROAD III” on WYD? Records.
The news was announced exclusively on the band’s Facebook page this morning: www.facebook.com/rugbyroadband and the band’s website at www.rugbyroadband.com
III finds Rugby Road drawing from a wide range of influences in a cohesive rock EP, showcasing the bands contemporary songwriting with an ability to push to new boundaries in guitar-driven explorations. Kenny Kearns’ older-and-wiser songwriting compliments Rich Pruett’s stylistic range in drumming while Derek Smith’s guitar provides the common thread connecting the songs. III is a four song collection that highlights the chemistry that comes with over 25 years of the trio playing together as Rugby Road.
The band has been somewhat underground – by design – but still regularly performs live and, along the way, has played many of the major venues in the region and has shared the stage with a diverse range of artists including: The Allman Brothers Band, Maceo Parker, Rusted Root, Bill Kreutzmann, Live, Huffamoose, Glenn Frey, Members of Phish, Moe, The Disco Biscuits, JGB, Peter Frampton, Dirty Dozen Brass Band and more.
Rugby Road became a regular in the late 90’s New York City Wetlands scene, playing regularly at the famed NYC venue before hunkering down in Philadelphia to play “on their time” (in other words, they got married and had kids).
Known for their live shows and intricate arrangements, they released two independent original records – 1999’s Times Already Happened, and 2002’s Different Degrees.
III shows them thriving creatively while pushing their limits artistically in a concise, contemporary – and rocking – 4 song EP. It is a record that reflects the confidence and independence of a band that does things their own way.
Rugby Road III Track Listing:
Back to You – A straight up rocker segues into an outro vamp that reaches for Exile-era Stones. The track features the backing vocals of the Halloway Sisters Gospel Singers in a song that evolves from pop-rock to Muscle Shoals soul. Multi-instrumentalist/ vocalist Kenny Kearns and drummer Rich Pruett lay the groundwork for guitarist Derek Smith to take it to the roadhouse as he trades blues licks with the Halloway Sisters gospel wailings.
Nobody (Needs to Know) – Rugby Road shows off their unique style of funk and spacey jams with a simple rock hook to the chorus. The sparseness and patience of the guitar solo eludes to a funky Pink Floyd-meets-Stevie Wonder groove which has become Rugby Road’s live trademark.
Spoken For – Sparse piano and synth bass set a dark tone which floats the idea of a conversation that never happens. Kenny Kearns’ lyrical thoughts and obscure jazz piano solo stands as a stark contrast to the big guitar and rock hook of the chorus.
Give It Away – a rolling pace in 6/4 time signature finds Rugby Road’s breezy side. The added textures of acoustic guitar and prog-synth evolve into an extended solo by guitarist Derek Smith, showcasing the bands improvisational skills that are a staple of their live performances.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
www.rugbyroadband.com www.facebook.com/rugbyroadband contact:rugbyroadband@gmail.com

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Heavy, Mellow, and Never Better!

Heavy, Mellow, and Never Better!

Born on a sweltering summer afternoon in the valley of Northern California, Down the Well is a raw, rock/alternative band with a sound that is commonly referred to as “heavy mellow”. Fronted by locally known Minnie Mental, a petite yet boisterous singer & songwriter with a sultry and powerful presence. The band’s songwriting has a unique balance of punchy rhythms mixed with with the synergistic melodies of vocals and guitar they are often compared to such bands as Jane’s Addiction and Alice in Chains. Down The Well formed when Drummer JP Bergmann and singer Minnie Mental (both former members of popular local band Furlough Fridays) started a new project seeking to take their songwriting to the next level. They found that challenge in Lead Guitar player Abe Nesbitt, whose last collaborative project was a metal trio based out of LA called The Ambulance. Down the well spent all of 2016 on songwriting and recording with Tommy Fogg on bass. They are now getting ready to release their debut EP “Never Better” on April 22nd 2017.

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