Critically Acclaimed Blues-Rock Guitarist, Songwriter and Vocalist Jim Allchin Announces Prime Blues, His Newest LP, for Release September 21, 2018

Produced by Grammy and Blues Music Award Winner Tom Hambridge and featuring a team of veteran studio and touring professionals including special guests
Bobby Rush and Mike Zito

Jim Allchin Prime Blues

SEATTLE, WA, September 12, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — Jim Allchin, American guitarist, philanthropist, and a former software executive, is releasing his fourth widely distributed contemporary blues album: Prime Blues. Prime Blues was produced by Producer and Grammy®, ASCAP and Blues Music Award winner Tom Hambridge, whose production credits include: Buddy Guy, Marcia Ball, Susan Tedeschi and James Cotton, among many others.

Prime Blues features 14 new tracks performed by an all-star group of musicians including: bassist Glenn Worf, rhythm guitarists Rob McNelley, Bob Britt and Kenny Greenburg, keyboardist Kevin McKendree, drummer Tom Hambridge, vocalist Mycle Wastman, The Memphis Horns and special guest vocalists Grammy-winner Bobby Rush, and Blues Award winner Mike Zito.

Hambridge stated: “I’m so very proud of this major step forward in Jim’s journey as a Bluesman. We had an absolute blast co-writing some of the songs, planning and recording Prime Blues and we’re anxious for blues fans around the globe to hear these incredible tunes and performances.”

Featured in Apple Music and receiving wide critical acclaim, Allchin’s last LP, Decisions, topped Contemporary Blues and Blues Rock charts for months and was named a Top 20 Blues Rock Album of 2017 by the venerable Roots Music Report (RMR), the number one independent music chart in the world. RMR compiles radio airplay data from radio stations around the globe that play Roots Music and is widely considered a real-time industry barometer.

The reviewers said:
• “Decisions is Jim Allchin’s best release to date!” Blues Bytes Review
• “Lovers of modern blues need to check him out.” Norman Darwen, Blues in the South Review
• “If you decide to hear some great music, here it is!” Smoky Mountain Blues Society
• “Allchin flat out rips!” Rick Bowen, NW Blues

Allchin added: “The title Prime Blues refers to both my love of the blues as well as my love of mathematics. Prime Blues is more concentrated blues than my past albums and at the same time more diverse in terms of style, guitar technique, and guitar tone. Each song tells a story – about an experience, life observation, or my life philosophy in general. I hope you find some of these songs just flat out fun. And about that mathematics reference? Study the grill cloth on the front cover and let us know what you see.”

Prime Blues is widely available from iTunesSpotifyAmazon and the official website, jimallchin.com for digital downloads and CDs.

Founded in 2013, Artisanship Music Nashville is a multimedia production, marketing and distribution company dedicated to uncommonly great music and the artists who love to create and perform for audiences around the globe. We work with both well-established and emerging artists from concept to launch on their musical, entertainment and educational endeavors. Artisanship Music is a proud member of the Americana Music Association, The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, NSAI and ASCAP.

# # #

Civil Wray Releases New Video “Fie” From Self-Titled Debut Album

Toronto Singer-Songwriter On Tour Now in Maritimes, Album Official Launches September 29 at Toronto’s Monarch Tavern

Civil Wray

Photo Credit: Ivan Otis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 22, 2017

TORONTO ON — Toronto singer/songwriter Civil Wray (aka Andrea de Boer) has released a new video for the track “Fie” from her self-titled debut album. It coincides with her current tour schedule in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick and finds her officially launching the album back home on Sept. 29 at the Monarch Tavern(see full schedule below).

Civil Wray represents a new musical and lyrical direction for de Boer, who has channeled all of her past experience into a new and fresh identity. The seven-track collection was produced by Chris Stringer (Timber Timbre, Holly McNarland, Jill Barber), and features guitarist Champagne James Robertson, keyboardist Robbie Grunwald, bassist Devon Henderson and drummer Joshua Van Tassel collaborating with de Boer to create an indie rock vibe with a touch of country that intensifies her trademark smoky vocals.

“Numb”—the first single to radio, produced by Matt DeMatteo—is an upbeat, surprisingly sultry pop track that finds de Boer sounding more vibrant and vixen-ish than ever before. Another key track is “Fie,” which, infused with a lush, Latin dance-pop vibe, displays de Boer’s dexterous vocal range over a full tropical template of orchestral synths. Furthermore, on “Don’t Make Me,” she looks to Bobbie Gentry’s iconic “Ode to Billie Joe” for inspiration, adding some Southern Gothic romanticism to the mix.

As for the origin of “Civil Wray,” de Boer came up with the concept when contemplating retiring her previous moniker blueVenus. A friend suggested titling her next album “Civil,” a word that soon took on deeper meaning for de Boer in terms of how she wanted to live her life. She later came across the word “Wray,” which in Old English means “discover.” Putting them together represented to de Boer how everyone can keep learning how to treat people better.

De Boer considers the years spent performing as blueVenus, which produced her 2009 debut Grin, a blessing. This period also included tours of North American and Europe, along with a six-year residency at Castro’s, one of Toronto’s legendary music venues, making her well prepared to record Civil Wray live off-the-floor.

Ultimately, Civil Wray is a testament to the confidence de Boer has displayed in making a major professional transition that’s allowed her to musically reframe the world. “Sometimes you just let music percolate and have its own life,” she says. “When you don’t have control over your own life, you can sometimes transform it through a song. It’s all about hope.”

Andrea de Boer is available for interviews.

CIVIL WRAY TOUR DATES

Mon. Aug. 28 :: Halifax NS :: The Carlton (HUFF Festival)
Tues. Aug. 29 :: Charlottetown PE :: Baba’s Lounge
Wed. Aug. 30 :: Saint John NB :: Pub Down Under
Thurs. Aug. 31 :: Fredericton NB :: Grimross Taproom
Fri. Sept. 1 :: St. Andrews NB :: Red Herring
Sat. Sept. 2 :: Halifax NS :: The Loose Cannon (HUFF Festival)
Fri. Sept. 29 :: Toronto ON :: Monarch Tavern [Official CD launch]
Fri. Oct. 20 :: Montreal QC :: Le Cagibi
Fri. Nov. 3 :: South Branch Bistro :: Kemptville ON

Civil Wray

TRACK LIST

1. Don’t Make Me
2. Numb
3. Midnight
4. Fie
5. Crows
6. Talk About Lies
7. Try

For all enquiries, please contact:

Jason Schneider / jason@jasonschneidermedia.com / 226-500-4865

Russell Broom-Produced LP Captures Dramatic Transformation of Young Edmonton Songstress Rebecca Lappa

Rebecca Lappa Set to Release Reckless Heart on Nov. 2

Russell Broom-Produced LP Captures Dramatic
Transformation of Young Edmonton Songstress

Rebecca Lappa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Sept. 30, 2016

Toronto ON — On Rebecca Lappa’s latest album, Reckless Heart, officially released through iTunes on Nov. 2, the wise-beyond-her-years singer/songwriter bravely dives into the complicated sea of emotions that define modern romance. She emerges with a collection sure to add her name to the roll call of Canada’s brightest new voices.

Armed with powerful songs such as the brooding “Breathe In The Storm,” the uplifting first single “Carnival Of Love,” and the hard-rocking “Crockpot Girl,” Rebecca teamed up with JUNO-winning producer Russell Broom (Jann Arden, Chantal Kreviazuk), who helped guide her toward a new musical vision for Reckless Heart.

“Russell was very open about asking me how I thought things should sound and be arranged, which was something new for me,” Rebecca says. “I came to him with about 50 songs and together we examined the strengths and weaknesses of each one until we decided the ones to focus on for the album. I learned so much going through that process with him, and it’s completely changed how I view my work.”

Watch + Share “Carnival Of Love” [Lyric Video]

 ABOUT REBECCA LAPPA

A native of Edmonton, Alberta, Rebecca Lappa’s journey in music began at a young age with classical vocal training. She is a five-time Canadian Folk Music Awards nominee, winning once in 2015 for her album Tattered Rose. She has also performed at many major events in Canada, including the Edmonton Folk Festival, Canmore Folk Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival and Ottawa Bluesfest. She has a particularly special relationship with the Calgary Folk Festival where she is a two-time winner of its songwriting competition.

Rebecca released her first album in 2011 while still in Grade 8, and went on to compose three one-woman musicals over the next several years. As well, she has contributed songs to other live theatre productions, which have been performed at the Edmonton Fringe Festival and elsewhere. Rebecca’s primary interest during this time was traditional folk music and mythology, which complemented her formal musical education.

While she felt comfortable as a folk artist—one project she is particularly proud of is her album based on poems by Alfred Lord Tennyson, which was named Adult Alternative Recording of the Year at the Edmonton Music Awards—since releasing Tattered Rose, Rebecca has felt the urge to break away from these influences and establish a new musical identity. Part of that has also included forming a new trio, Rebecca and The Revelry, which will be hitting the road in support of Reckless Heart.

REBECCA LAPPA RESTLESS HEART RELEASE SHOWS:

Oct 28 :: Calgary AB :: Calgary Folk Club
Oct 30 :: Edmonton AB :: Have Mercy
Spring Tour To Be Announced Soon!

Rebecca Lappa Reckless Heart


REBECCA LAPPA – Reckless Heart

Track List:

1. Crockpot Girl
2. Crawl
3. Yesterday’s Wine
4. Love In A Killing
5. Mary Jo
6. Till The King Comes Home
7. Breathe In The Storm
8. Carnival Of Love
9. Bonnie And Clyde
10. Baby Set Me Free
11. Secret Love

For additional press materials and interview requests, please contact:
Jason Schneider :: jason@jasonschneidermedia.com :: 226.500.4865

Sills & Smith Band Releases Music Video for They Don’t Come Knocking

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 25, 2016

SILLS & SMITH BAND RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR
THEY DON’T COME KNOCKING

Sills & Smith Echoes in Time

[Ottawa, Canada]  Sills & Smith, led by Ottawa singer-songwriters Jeremy Sills and Frank Smith, has just released a music video for the song They Don’t Come Knocking off their fifth studio album Echoes In Time. The video was produced by musical friend Robin Youlton, who has teamed-up with Sills & Smith for several music videos, including other Echoes In Time tracks We Are Receiving and Slicing Up The Clouds. Watch They Don’t Come Knocking on YouTube now.

Sills & Smith has independently released five studio albums of music that boldly blends and bends elements of folk, alternative rock, progressive rock, with hints of blues and jazz. On the heels of their critically acclaimed album Etched (2014), the band entered the studio for a second time with legendary producer Phillip Victor Bova (Bova Sound) in the summer of 2015 to record Echoes In Time.  The latest album — released in November, 2015 — includes 13 melodic, original songs and 60 minutes of music.

Echoes in Time features a stellar cast of players, with the core group: Frank Smith (words/music, vocals); Jeremy Sills (music, vocals, acoustic guitars, piano, trumpet); Phillip Victor Bova (recording engineer/producer, electric and acoustic bass) and T. Bruce Wittet (drums/percussion). Brilliant supporting musicians include: Kevin Breit – electric guitars and mandolin, Blair Michael Hogan – electric guitars, Roddy Ellias – electric guitar, Jim McDowell – organs, Don Wallace – electric guitars, Tara Holloway – vocals, Linsey Wellman – saxophone.

Grace Smith designed the beautiful, four panel digipak CD edition of the album. Sills & Smith “Echoes In Time” is available on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, Bandcamp and in select box stores. The band’s first three critically acclaimed albums of all original material: The Glorious Ache (2013), No Way In, No Way Out (2012) and Uncertain Vista (2011) were recorded and produced by Jonathan Edwards in his studio, Corvidae Music.

Jeremy and Frank have been inspired to continue rehearsing and writing new songs. They have an album’s worth of originals written for the next Sills & Smith recording, expecting to return to the studio in the spring of 2017.

Sills & Smith band online:

https://www.reverbnation.com/sillssmith
https://www.facebook.com/sillssmith
http://sillsandsmith.bandcamp.com/album/echoes-in-time
https://www.youtube.com/user/SillsandSmith
https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/sills-smith/id462351918
https://twitter.com/SillsandSmith
https://sillssmith.bandcamp.com/album/the-glorious-ache

“No matter where Sills & Smith travel on Echoes in Time, though, the duo always hover around that same mid-’70s arena rock era, oftentimes stripping some of the “progressive” out of their brand of prog rock. Overall, Sills & Smith come off as seasoned and focused songwriters and distinguished instrumentalists on Echoes in Time. (Independent) – Get It” – Daniel Sylvester, Exclaim (Jan 10, 2016)

“Do not operate heavy machinery while listening to Echoes in Time, the fifth album from the Canadian duo of vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Sills and vocalist Frank Smith. In fact, this mesmerizing album is best heard when you have the time to sit back and let the music — a light blend of folk, prog and rock with hints of jazz and blues — float into your head. Because Echoes in Time takes its time, and that’s not a bad thing. Sills & Smith open the album with “We Are Receiving,” a strolling song that gradually picks up the pace. “The Chalice/The Blade” is one of the duo’s dreamiest and most melodic songs, while a lone saxophone lends the ballad “One Step Behind” a film noir atmosphere… Taken collectively, these songs make Echoes In Time Sills & Smith’s best album yet”  – Michael Popke, Sea of Tranquility (Feb 09, 2016)

“Sills and Smith have made Etched an obvious labour of love, and this effort permeates the entire album.”  –Tristin Norenberg-Goodmanson, Earshot – The National Campus Community Radio Report (Feb 17, 2015)

 “This Ottawa band is growing by leaps and bounds with each new song. Living On An Island – Sounds like: A plea.” – Larry Lootsteen, Alan Cross – A Journal of Musical Things (Dec 11, 2013)

 

Fort McMurray’s Rock Band FREEDOM’S NOTE Launches “THE FIGHT” With An Official Video Release Nationwide

In Grateful Appreciation to Firefighters and First Responders
All Proceeds from “THE FIGHT” benefit The Red Cross Alberta Fires Appeal

Freedom's Note

Fort McMurray residents have begun the difficult journey home weeks after that terrifying day in May when an unprecedented inferno, fueled by unusually hot and dry spring weather, caused them to flee and led to the largest evacuation in Alberta’s history. Amongst those returning June 2nd, were rock band Freedom’s Note, but not until they finished recording their most important body of work to date.

THE FIGHT’, written by Donny Synard and Danny Fewer and performed by Donny Synard (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Danny Fewer (lead guitar, backup vox), Mark Stewart (bass, backup vox) and Trevor Lethbridge (drums),  is an anthem of appreciation to firefighters and first responders that acted with speed and military precision during this devastation. With additional performances by Shane Gaalaas (B’z) and Johnny Gasparic, ‘THE FIGHT’ was recorded, produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Grammy-nominated Johnny Gasparic at multi-award winning studio, MCC Recording Studio, Calgary.

“We are proud of Donny and Danny writing a fantastic, ‘true experience’ lyric that shall transcend to everybody directly affected by this tragedy and those that watched and felt the emotions for the people’s lives that were so affected,” said Dave Temple of MCC Recording Studio. “Freedom’s Note endured this tragedy, were made to evacuate and like 85,000+ others were homeless. This band lived it, documented it and sang the f* out of it. Johnny and I are honoured to have our studio name on this.”

With video compilation and production by Matthew Jensen of JensenWorks Technology in Kelowna, utmost appreciation and respect for the media and individuals who filmed is acknowledged. The combined visuals are headshaking, heart-wrenching and resonate an underlying sense of hope.

All proceeds from the purchase of ‘THE FIGHT’ will be donated to the Red Cross for the Alberta Fires Appeal. Click here freedomsnote.com/the-fight to purchase.

Fort McMurray Fire Facts:

Population: 125,000; evacuees, more than 88,000. Burned area, 581,695 hectares (1,437,400 acres) as at June 2. Buildings destroyed, 2,400, 665 work camp units. Injuries, 0. Fatalities, 0 (direct) 2 (indirect). Firefighters deployed from Alberta, Ontario and Quebec with international assistance offered from Australia, Israel, Mexico, the Palestinian Authority, Russia, Taiwan and the United States. South Africa sent 301 firefighters at the request of the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre at the end of May. As of June 2nd, $165 million has been raised for Fort McMurray through The Red Cross.

About Freedom’s Note:  

Originally from Newfoundland, and currently based in Fort McMurray, Freedom’s Note have opened for Kim Mitchell, Finger Eleven, Trooper, Simple Plan, Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil, and Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver fame. Responding to the devastation from wildfires that have swept through Fort McMurray, the community of Brooks, AB hosted a fundraising event on May 14th at their Centennial Regional Arena. With overwhelming support from the community, Fort McMurray’s rock band Freedom’s Note, along with other local bands, helped raise over $100,000 in funds and necessity supplies which required three flatbed trucks to transport the donated items to the Canadian Red Cross and distributed to evacuees. Homeless and unsure of what they would return to, Freedom’s Note continue to “work it” in any capacity possible – performing, keeping spirits up, and handing out food items in areas where many evacuated to and creating and recording, ‘THE FIGHT.’

Freedom’s Note will be among some incredible talent performing at The Rivoli on Friday, June 24th with  94.9 The Rock Presents: HOLD THE FORT –

Giving Back to Fort Mac Toronto StyleA Benefit to support The Red Cross Alberta’s Fire Appeal. Find out more here freedomsnote.com/hold-the-fort

 -30-

For Information / Media Enquiries:

i see.
Irene Carroll Et Associates
Public and Media Relations

Irene Carroll,
Strategist
t] 416.366.5473
e] irene@iseeassociates.ca

94.9 The Rock Presents: HOLD THE FORT – Giving Back to Fort Mac Toronto Style

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Please retain for events listings

A Benefit to support The Red Cross Alberta’s Fire Appeal

94.9 The Rock Presents: HOLD THE FORT – Giving Back to Fort Mac Toronto Style
A Benefit to support The Red Cross Alberta’s Fire Appeal

Date:                           Friday, June 24th, 2016

Time:                           8 pm 

Venue:                        The Rivoli, 334 Queen St W Toronto

Ticket Price:               $20 advance | $25 at the door | 19+ event

Ticket Link:                https://www.eventbrite.com/e/949-the-rock-presents-hold-the-fort-giving-back-to-fort-mac-tickets-25856311925

Toronto, Canada – On Friday June 24th, 2016, Toronto will come together to help those displaced by the fires in Fort McMurray, AB and surrounding areas. Spearheaded by Fort McMurray band, Freedom’s Note, independent bands from around the city and Montreal will join them at The Rivoli for an evening of live musical performances.

Responding to the devastation from wildfires that have swept through Fort McMurray, the community of Brooks, AB hosted a fundraising event on May 14th at their Centennial Regional Arena. With overwhelming support from the community, Fort McMurray’s rock band Freedom’s Note, along with other local bands, helped raise over $100,000 in funds and necessity supplies which required three flatbed trucks to transport the donated items to the Canadian Red Cross and distributed to evacuees. Homeless and unsure of what they would return to, Freedom’s Note continue to “work it” in any capacity possible – performing, keeping spirits up, and handing out food items in areas where many evacuated to.

“We’re more fortunate than most,” said Donny Synard, lead singer of Freedom’s Note by phone. “We were able to evacuate with our families before the only highway Fort McMurray has, shut down. We left everything – all our possessions, and in our case, all of our gear. Throughout this over one month process, we have been supported by many in the music industry throughout Canada. Due to that momentum and  94.9 The Rock as presenting sponsor, we are grateful to the musicians and volunteers in Toronto, Montreal and Kelowna in having us continue to raise additional funds for The Red Cross Alberta’s Fire Appeal through “Hold The Fort – Givin’ Back To Fort Mac, Toronto Style” on Friday, June 24th. We look forward to meeting and thanking everyone personally at The Rivoli.”

“The wildfires have been devastating to the entire Fort Mac community, 85,000 people homeless for so long and really when our people need help we have to step up and do our part,” says Program Director Doug Elliott of 94.9 The Rock Toronto. “Helping by gathering our rock friends together and entertaining people in Toronto to help out everyone in Ft Mac, if even only in a small way, in the big picture is what we need to do.”   Elliott also adds, “and whatever we raise is doubled by the Federal Government through the Red Cross, so it’s a nice bonus.”

Freedom’s Note have returned home and to their homes in Fort McMurray on Thursday, June 2nd.

All funds raised by 94.9 The Rock Presents: HOLD THE FORT, Giving Back To Fort Mac, Toronto Style will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross Alberta Fires Appeal, supporting families and individuals impacted by the wildfires in Alberta.

 

About Freedom’s Note:
www.freedomsnote.com/hold-the-fort

Originally from Newfoundland, and currently based in Fort McMurray, FREEDOM’S NOTE have opened for Kim Mitchell, Finger Eleven, Trooper, Simple Plan, Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil, and Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver fame. With 2 singles at rock radio nationwide, Freedom’s Note will perform their new song, ‘THE FIGHT’ Friday, June 24th. Dedicated to firefighters and emergency responders, all proceeds from the sale of ‘THE FIGHT’ will be donated to The Red Cross Alberta’s Fire Appeal.

About Last Bullet:
www.lastbulletmusic.com

Headline band LAST BULLET are completely unique to the Toronto Rock scene. Having shared the stage with Teenage Head, Bleeker Ridge, Die Mannequin, John Corabi of Motley Crue, and Uli Roth of The Scorpions, they have also found success on FM radio with their very first single, “Girls Gone Wild” garnering massive attention and steady radio play among some of the biggest FM stations in Canada and the US.

About Bridgeway:
www.bridgewayband.com

Montreal’s BRIDGEWAY have a Top 6 spot for their single “So Far Away” on 96.9 FM Montreal as well as 80 QC stations, and the Stingray Hit List Channel. Having opened for Hedley, their newly launched CD, “Whatcha Want From Me,” was produced by Hedley’s Tommy Mac.

About Johnny Mega:
www.johnmega.ca

Originally from Alberta, and currently in the GTA, JOHNNY MEGA raised eyebrows with his high energy self-penned submission “We The North” for the CBC Song for The 6ix competition. Winning a respectable 3rd place finish, “We The North” is the official anthem for the 2016 TDot Festival in September.

About the Owns:
www.facebook.com/theowns/

THE OWNS is what rock is all about. Performing in various Toronto hot spots, this trio will take the stage this summer at The Mountain Man Music Festival opening for The Paul Deslauriers Band and Big Wreck.

About Julian Taylor:
www.juliantaylorband.com

JULIAN TAYLOR is an award-winning Canadian singer/songwriter that defies musical genres and he loves that. With song placement in television show hits including “Maven” and “Elementary”, Julian has graced many stages including CMW, The CBC Music Festival, and the Sound of Music Festival to list a few. His single, “Just A Little Bit” (Aporia) is currently featured on 7 US radio stations.

About Garrick The DJ:
www.garrickthedj.ca

GARRICK THE DJ knows how to keep party energy at capacity. Touted as a “sound chameleon” Garrick has built a reputation on his ability to ignite the human spirit. Happy audiences include Nuit Blanche Street Party, Pride Toronto’s main stage and corporate events for Roots Canada Ltd., Microsoft and TD Canada Trust to list a few.
We are grateful for the support of  Long & McQuade, Steamwhistle, The Rivoli, Dockery Devil Entertainment, isee, Music Solutions and the hard work of many volunteers.

Sponsors.png

 

For more information:          

i see.
Irene Carroll Et Associates
Public and Media Relations

Irene Carroll,
Strategist t] 416.366.5473 e] irene@iseeassociates.ca

-30-

Fort McMurray Benefit Concert

Son of Rock’n’Roll Icon Jackie Wilson Joins Legends Class of ’59 Tour

CLASS OF ‘59 features the early years of Rock’n’Roll… Imagine the band with Buddy Holly on guitar … Jerry Lee Lewis on piano… The Big Bopper on string bass… plus special guests… Young Elvis… The Everly Brothers… Bill Haley… Jackie Wilson and Sam Cooke plus “Mr Sax” Johnny Ferreira and more!  It’s a fabulous “oldies” Rock’n’Roll show… when the music was raw, pure and simple and played the way it’s supposed to be played… Just like the old days.

Class of '59

 

Bobby Brooks Wilson has been added to the Class of ’59 2016 touring cast. Wilson, for those that haven’t had the privilege, is the quintessential Motown entertainer who has a way of becoming the undisputed hit of any musical production he is part of. And, with Lance Lipinsky and Zachary Stevenson on the same show… that is really saying something. Wilson’s story is even better…

Bobby Brooks Wilson, known as Bobby Brooks back in the 1990’s, broke into show business portraying Jackie Wilson in the original Waikiki production of “Legends in Concert.” He was discovered by a Legends in Concert talent scout who suggested he perform a tribute to Jackie Wilson because of his uncanny likeness to the 1950’s recording star. Audiences found him an unusually close natural look-alike, especially for a tribute artist, and he went on to international success portraying the legendary 1950’s entertainer.

Overcoming early foster care and personal tragedies that read like a work of fiction, Bobby Brooks never knew his father… much less that he was a famous father. Through various acts of fate, he finally met some of Jackie Wilson’s family members. After comparing family timelines, it was discovered that Brooks could be the son of the late, great R&B recording artist Jackie Wilson. With the aid of one of Wilson’s family members, it was officially confirmed through a DNA test that Jackie Wilson was indeed his biological father.  The Wilsons have since accepted Bobby as family.

Buddy Holly and The Killer… will be playing guitar and piano, respectively, in the all-star Legends Band including the “Big Bopper” on string bass plus guest performers… Young Elvis, Bill Haley, Molly Dee, the Everly Brothers and introducing Bobby Brooks Wilson as Jackie Wilson and Sam Cooke.

Don’t miss Class of ’59…  it’s a fabulous “oldies” rock’n’roll show… when the music was raw, pure and simple and played the way it’s supposed to be played… on tour in Canada during the fall of 2016.

More Information & Video Available at www.Classof59.info

Oct 6 – North Vancouver, BC
Centennial Theatre
Charge By Phone at 604.984.4484
Or Buy Online at www.centennialtheatre.com

Oct 7 – Victoria, BC
McPherson Playhouse
Charge By Phone at 250.386.6121
Or Buy Online at www.rmts.bc.ca

Oct 8 – Nanaimo, BC
Port Theatre
Charge By Phone at 250.754.8550
Or Buy Online at www.porttheatre.com

Oct 9 – Maple Ridge, BC
The ACT Theatre
Charge By Phone at 604.476.2787
Or Buy Online at www.theactmapleridge.org

Oct 11 – Camrose, AB
Lougheed Centre
Charge By Phone at 780.608.2922
Or Buy Online at www.camroselive.ca

Oct 12 – St Albert, AB
Arden Theatre
Charge By Phone at 780.459.1542
Or Buy Online at www.ticketmaster.ca

OCT 13 – Sherwood Park, AB
Festival Place
SOLD -OUT

OCT 14 – Fort Saskatchewan, AB
Shell Theatre
Charge By Phone at 780.992.6400
Or Buy Online at  www.ticketpro.ca

Oct 16 – Trail, BC
Charles Bailey Theatre
Charge By Phone at 250.368.9669
No Online Ticket Sales

OCT 17 – Cranbrook, BC
Key City Theatre
Charge By Phone at 250.426.7006
Or Buy Online at www.keycitytheatre.com

Oct 19 – Kelowna, BC
Community Theatre
Charge By Phone at 250.762.5050
Or Buy Online at www.selectyourtickets.com

OCT 20 – Vernon, BC
Performing Arts Centre
Charge By Phone at 250.549.7469
Or Buy Online at www.ticketseller.ca

OCT 21 – Chilliwack, BC
Cultural Centre
Charge By Phone at 604.391.7469
Or Buy Online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca

OCT 22 – New Westminster, BC
Massey Theatre
Charge By Phone at 604.521.5050
Or Buy Online at www.masseytheatre.com

OCT 25 – Peterborough, ON
Showplace Performance Centre
Charge By Phone at 705.742.7469
Or Buy Online at www.showplace.org

OCT 26 – Brampton, ON
Rose Theatre
Charge By Phone at 905.874.2800
Or Buy Online at www.rosetheatre.ca 

OCT 27 – Brantford, ON
Sanderson Centre
Charge By Phone at 519.758.8090
Or Buy Online at www.sandersoncentre.ca 

OCT 28 – Lindsay, ON
Academy Theatre
Charge By Phone at 705.324.9111
Or Buy Online at www.academytheatre.ca 

OCT 29 – Oshawa, ON
Regent Theatre
Charge By Phone at 905.721.3399
Or Buy Online at www.regenttheatre.ca

OCT 30 – Guelph, ON
River Run Centre
Charge By Phone at 519.763.3000
Or Buy Online at www.riverrun.ca

OCT 31 – St Catherines, ON
FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
Charge By Phone at 905.688.0722
Or Buy Online at www.firstontariopac.ca

Giving Back To Fort Mac

Fort McMurray Rock Band, Freedom’s Note Performs This Saturday, May 14th Brooks, AB

FORT McMURRAY ROCK BAND, FREEDOM’S NOTE

PERFORMS THIS SATURDAY, MAY 14th

Centennial Regional Arena – 144071 Silver Sage Rd – BROOKS, Alberta

Giving Back to Fort Mac Fundraising Event

Fort McMurray Rock Band Freedom's Note

[Toronto, Canada.]  In the wake of the devastation of the fires in Fort McMurray, rock band FREEDOM’S NOTE, will take the stage in Brooks, Alberta this Saturday, May 14th at Centennial Regional Arena to continue the fundraising efforts benefitting the Red Cross. The rock and roll quartet originally from Newfoundland and now based in Fort McMurray (AB), consists of Donny Synard (Rhythm Guitar/Lead Vocals), Trevor Lethbridge (Drums), Danny Fewer (Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals), and Mark Stewart (Bass/Backing Vocals). Even the event coordinator behind the Brooks, AB initiative, John Clarke, is also originally from Newfoundland.

With overwhelming support from the community, a response team has organized a great family friendly event that will feature various activities. All food and drink proceeds along with cash donations will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross where it will be matched 2:1 by the Provincial and Federal Governments. Community groups have donated all the costs associated with the event, maximizing the potential for funds raised.  Non-perishable food items, toiletries and unused clothing will also be collected at the event to be distributed to those in need in Fort McMurray.

“The community support for this event has been tremendous,” said City of Brooks Mayor Morishita. “Residents and local companies have donated almost all the resources needed at the event and we are expecting a tremendous turnout on Saturday. The planning committee has been incredible creating an event that usually takes months to coordinate in a manner of days.  It’s going to be great.”

Fort McMurray has been good to all of us in Freedom’s Note,” said Donny Synard by phone. “Like many, we left Newfoundland for work. We have family and close friends here; everyone has been tremendously impacted by these fires – it’s hard and it’s heartbreaking. We are proud to be performing this Saturday in Brooks to not just continue the fundraising efforts, but to thank everyone for their support and generosity during this very difficult time.”

Giving Back To Fort Mac

Everyone is encouraged to participate in the GIVING BACK TO FORT MAC FUNDRAISING EVENT. Any and all support, including media, donations and otherwise is truly appreciated.

-30-

Learn More:

www.freedomsnote.com

Radio Tracking | Promotions:

Linda Dawe
linda@lindadawe.com
905-722-4543
Music Solutions Inc.

Media Interviews | Industry Enquiries:

i see.
Irene Carroll Et Associates
Public and Media Relations

Irene Carroll,
Strategist

t] 416.366.5473
e] irene@iseeassociates.ca

 

Santa Lucia LFR

Vancouver’s Santa Lucia Premiere New Latin Funk Rock Video for “Russellfunk” from Suppressed Anthems

Santa Lucia LFR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 8, 2016

[Vancouver, BC] Santa Lucia LFR (LFR stands for Latin Funk Rock) may well be Canada’s best kept secret. Like a multi-ethnic gathering of friends, this seven-member, Vancouver-based band has created a sound that evokes the early days of Latin Rock (Santana, War, etc.) while adding their own blend of Funk grooves. Lead by Nicaraguan frontman German Cantillo on vocals and guitar, the band has an addictive combination of Nuyorican Boogaloo, West Coast Funk and ever present Cuban grooves engulfing the stage with monstrous horns and bass, and funky breaks with furious lyrics in English and Spanish.

Santa Lucia LFR have just released a new video for their song “Russellfunk” from their third, full-length 2011 album, Supressed Anthems, which offers a blend of horn-driven music anthems with a social conscience, unique Latin sensibilities with plenty of rock, a shot of salsa, a shed-load of funk, and some high-speed Nicaraguan cumbia, and proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that they can light up any room, even without words. This instrumental jam-fest highlights the musical sparks that ignite and then blaze with layer upon layer of radiant, brilliant musicianship & soul-inspiring skill.  Playful in its nature, but serious in precision, “Russellfunk” puts the rhythmic heart of Santa Lucia LFR out there directly on the dance-floor to party with the people! Watch it on YouTube now.

With a new single on the horizon, Santa Lucia LFR’s line-up of stellar musicians currently includes: Byron Russell on alto sax, Kevin Tang on trombone, Luis Garzon on bass, Jeremy Vint on trumpet, Luis Aulestia on Latin percussion, and Stefan Grabowski on drums. Although they may be misunderstood visionaries, their common cause is to bring attention to a dynamic sound that has never really been on the musical radar of this country. Their objective is simple: Santa Lucia LFR wants you to dance. Just how they go about getting your body moving is a little more complex, but these guys from a mix of backgrounds have found a way to present new and original Latin and funk compositions that both the masses and purists alike can enjoy.

As a result of their great appeal and the versatility of their music, Santa Lucia LFR are welcomed in nearly every kind of festival, including the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival, Salmon Arm Blues & Roots Festival, Victoria Ska Fest, Folk on the Rocks Festival in Yellowknife, to the Taste of Fernie and Okanagan Winery series at Tinhorn Creek. They have also performed corporate shows for the Diabetes Society of Victoria, CBC French Alliance Society and fundraisers for Canadian Veterans at Billy Bishop Legion, as well as the Jazz Cellar Club in Vancouver to rock clubs in Western Canada and the US, opening for international touring acts such as Ozomatli, Yerba Buena, Los Mococos, The Skatalites, Maxi Priest, The Cat Empire, Los Lobos, Polyrythmics and Israel’s Hadag Nahash at the annual Jewish Chutzpah! Festival.German Cantillo of Santa Lucia LFR

British Columbia music fans can catch Santa Lucia LFR on April 30, 2016 at The Royal Canadian Legion Crescent Branch 240 in White Rock, on May 13 at the River City Pub in Revelstoke, and on May 14 at the Salty Street Fest in Salmon Arm. In the meantime, stay in touch with the band at www.santaluciamusic.com and through their social media sites on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

For More Information:

Santa Lucia Music
Booking

German Cantillo

e] santaluciamusic@hotmail.com

Porch Swing Entertainment
Management Consultant

Laurie Brown

t] 780-446-1849
e] laurie@porchswingentertainment.com

Scully Love Promo
Publicity and Social Media Strategy

Christine Bode

t] 613-453-2419
e] scullylovepromo@gmail.com

 

New York City Indie Rock Duo Supersmall Release New LP, Silent Moon, and It’s Brilliant

Silent Moon by Supersmall

A week ago, on St. Patrick’s Day, I happened to randomly click on the link of a tweet by @colindempsey and listened to his storytelling/stand-up comedy performance on YouTube. The first thing I noticed was his Irish accent which always makes me perk up, and the second was that he was genuinely funny. So I tweeted to him to tell him how much I enjoyed the video and we started chatting and he told me that he’s a singer-songwriter and one-half of the New York City based indie rock duo, Supersmall. As I’m a big fan of Irish musicians, I immediately went to their Bandcamp profile and listened to a couple of tracks from their latest album, Silent Moon. I was not only immediately captivated, but I love their sound so much that I purchased the album. I haven’t been this delighted by a new music discovery since I met Melbourne based, Irish singer-songwriter Andy White five years ago. For those of you who know me, you know what that means. True love for an artist of whom I will forever be a fan, and the same goes for Colin Dempsey and Supersmall. So, please read further and better yet, listen to Supersmall on Bandcamp or their website (links below) and see if you don’t feel the same way.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(New York, NY) New York City-based, indie rock duo, Supersmall, announce their new LP, Silent Moon.  The LP was produced, recorded and mixed by Tom Beaujour at Nuthouse Recording, who’s worked with Roadrunner Records, Prosthetic Records and Barsuk Records.

A little older, a little bit more experimental, the album takes you through a daydream-like stretch of jazzy melodies, retro-rock and songs sung out to sea. A truly original sound inspired by artists such as Neil Finn and Pink Floyd, there is a sophisticated balance of poetic lyrics that span religion to untraditional love songs, honest vocals and intricate guitar—all amidst an ethereal atmosphere of keyboards, strings and trumpet.

Supersmall is composed of singer-songwriter, Colin Dempsey, and drummer, Daniela Schiller. Supersmall drummer Daniela Schiller and guitarist / lead vocalist Colin DempseyDempsey is an Irish writer and storyteller based in New York. He has performed his unique blend of indie-rock music in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and most recently, the US. Schiller is a musician, storyteller and Neuroscientist, who leads the Schiller Lab of Affective Neuroscience at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In 2013, the duo released their debut EP, This Other World. The Indie Blender says, “Dempsey’s and Schiller’s experience as musicians is evident in this pristinely produced collection of dreamy folk songs.”

Indie-Music.com says the two “make a compelling duo; a very organic and natural partnership of storytellers whose lyrical content shine among these seven well-crafted songs.” They also featured This Other World on their 13 Editor Picks of 2013 list. Silent Moon is the band’s sophomore project, released February 2016.

Colin and Daniela met on the New York storytelling scene – both are also writers and big fans of good whiskey. Most importantly, they are close friends and all of this shines through on the record.

The next time you’re in New York, look them up and try to catch a live show, they’ll have whiskey.

Social Media

Website
Facebook
Twitter
Bandcamp
iTunes