Sultans of String & Dominic Mancuso at Markham Theatre, Fri. Jan. 18th

JUNO Nominees 
2x Canadian Folk Music Award Winners
 
SULTANS OF STRING

Sultans of String

PLUS!

JUNO & Canadian Folk Music Award Winner
DOMINIC MANCUSO!

Dominic Mancuso

THE MARKHAM THEATRE – JANUARY 18, 8 PM

WHAT:  Two of Canada’s Critically Acclaimed World Music Acts, SULTANS OF STRING & DOMINIC MANCUSO, melt away the January freeze in a Sizzlin’ Double Bill!

WHERE:  Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd, Markham

WHEN:  Fri. Jan. 18, 8:00-10:00 pm

TIX/INFO:  $49 / $54
 905-305-7469 / 305_show@markham.ca

BAND LINKS:

http://www.sultansofstring.com
https://www.facebook.com/sultansofstring

http://www.dominicmancuso.com
http://www.sonicbids.com/dominicmancuso

TIX & CD PACKAGE GIVEAWAYS!
Available for your Listeners/Readers/Viewers

Fiery world-jazz string super-group, Sultans of String, whose new revved up CD, MOVE, just garnered the group the prestigious CFMA World Group of the Year, kick off the new year in a hot double bill with the celebrated JUNO & CFMA winner Dominic Mancuso at the Markham Theatre, Jan. 18th!

From the east coast’s Sable Island with its breathtaking wild horses, to the west coast calls of Luna the Whale, or from the silk road through Spain & the Middle East to the Gypsy-jazz cafés of Eastern Europe, Sultans of String take audiences on a spell-binding sonic journey. Since their formation only 5 years ago, Sultans of String have been riding a wave of success, from their debut CD, “Luna”, and 2nd and JUNO-nominated offering, “Yalla Yalla!”, both hitting #1 on world/international music charts in Canada, to MOVE’s quadruple 2012 CFMA nomination, winning World Group of the Year. The latest good news is that The Chieftains have invited the Sultans to open for them this coming spring in Connecticut—exciting times for this hardworking indie band!

“Sultans of String are one of Canada’s hottest new musical exports”
Celtic Connections Festival, Scotland

“Sultans of String’s latest album seems to be hoovering up Canadian awards and nominations like a Dyson on speed — a joyful melting pot of jazz, flamenco, folk and indeed anything else that takes their fancy.. energetic and exciting world music from a band with talent to burn. “
Maverick Magazine, UK

Dominic Mancuso is an acclaimed multilingual, songwriter and producer.  This Toronto native is defining a rich hybrid vibe, fusing the multicultural flavors of his home town with the savory sounds of his Sicilian heritage. A Juno and Canadian Folk Music award winner, Dominic’s brand of global music is “one of the most distinctive  voices in music!” (All That Jazz).  In addition to his solo work, the Toronto troubadour is a featured member of the 2009 JUNO-nominated Sicilian Jazz Project, a collective of musicians led by the renowned Michael Occhipinti. The group, hailed as ‘a masterpiece of cultural fusion’, employs an intriguing mix of Sicilian folk source material and the best elements of modern jazz, world music, funk and blues.

“The singing of Dominic Mancuso is lusty, emotive, freighted with passionate sincerity, lifted the folk tunes high up into the thrilling zone.”
Atlantic Jazz Festival

“Dominic’s voice is robust and passionate and wails in such a way as bring expressions like ‘Sicilian blues’ into mind”
Halifax Chronicle-Herald

SULTANS OF STRING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

•  2012 Canadian Folk Music Awards winners – World Group of the Year
•  2012 Canadian Folk Music Awards nominees – Instrumental Group of the Year
•  2012 Canadian Folk Music Awards nominees – Pushing The Boundaries
•  2012 Canadian Folk Music Awards nominees – Producer of the Year (Chris McKhool)
•  2012 Festivals & Events-Entertainer of The Year
•  2011 Ontario Contact – Artist of the Year
•  2011 International Acoustic Music Awards Finalist – Instrumental
•  2011 Independent Music Award Finalist – Instrumental Album
•  2011 Independent Music Award Finalist –  World Beat Album
•  2010 JUNO Nominees – “Instrumental Album of the Year”
•  2010 International Songwriting Contest 1st Place Winners – Instrumental
•  2010 Indie Awards Nominees – Favourite World Artist/Group
•  2009 Canadian Folk Music Award winner – Instrumental Group of the Year
•  2008 Festivals and Events Ontario- Best Variety Act
•  2007 Ontario Independent Music Award winner- Best Song
•  2007 Ontario Independent Music Award winner- Best Instrumental

DOMINIC MANCUSO CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

•  2012 Featured Artist in CANTABILE, with the acclaimed Art of Time Ensemble
•  2011 signed with AIM: Artists in Motion Booking Agency for Canada Representation
•  Featured member in 8 x JUNO-nominated Michael Occhipinti’s “Shine On“ John Lennon Project
•  2011 Headline act at the Semaine Italiene De Montreal
•  2011 Markham Jazz Festival
•  2011 Published in SOCAN’s Words & Music (a national industry publication)
•  2010 JUNO Award for Best World Music Album
•  2010 Canadian Folk Music Award for ‘World Music Artist’
•  2009 CBC Radio 2 recorded Mancuso’s CD launch concert to broadcast on “Canada Live”
•  2009 Toured Sicily, Italy, with The Sicilian Jazz Project and performed on Italian national television
•  2008 JUNO Award nomination — The Sicilian Jazz Project
•  2007 Performed 4 shows over 3 days at the inaugural Luminato Festival
•  2007 Showcased on CBC On Stage concert series at The Glenn Gould Theatre
•  Scored ‘Canada’s Rugged Coastal Line’, a Readers Digest documentary DVD

MEDIA ENQUIRIES:

Lisa Weitz,  LW Communications
lw@lwcommunications.ca
416-624-3466 (office)
416-846-6877 (cell)

Sultans of String at Infinity Music Hall & Bistro Thurs. Dec. 20th!

JUNO (CANADA’S GRAMMY) NOMINEES 
SULTANS OF STRING CD RELEASE

Raucous roots string wizards shake things up with their revved up CD, MOVE!


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

November 24, 2012

WHO:  Sultans of String, Can Folk Music Award winners & JUNO (Canada’s Grammy) nominees

WHERE:  Infinity Hall, 20 Greenwoods Rd W, Norfolk CT

WHEN:  Thursday, December 20th, 8pm

INFO/TIX: $20/$30  866-666-6306

BAND LINKS: http://www.sultansofstring.com

https://www.facebook.com/sultansofstring

http://twitter.com/sultansofstring

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Fiery world-jazz string super-group, Sultans of String, whose new revved up CD, MOVE, just garnered the group the prestigious CFMA World Group of the Yearreturns to headline Infinity Hall December 20th, after their wildly successful debut opening there for Livingston Taylor!

The band’s 3rd CD can only be thought of as a perfect hat-trick, presenting, once again, an exhilarating celebration of world music styles.

“North America is a real meeting place of musical influences from around the world” says bandleader/violinist Chris McKhool.  “At the same time, as a band we try to tell uniquely North American stories, putting forth our vision of the world as one family.”

From the east coast’s Sable Island with its breathtaking wild horses, to the west coast calls of Luna the Whale, or from the silk road through Spain & the Middle East to the Gypsy-jazz cafés of Eastern Europe, Sultans of String take audiences on a spell-binding sonic journey.

Seamlessly traversing diverse themes of heart, place and tradition, fiery violin dances with kinetic guitar while a funk bass lays down unstoppable grooves. Throughout, acoustic strings meet electronic wizardry to create layers and depth of sound.

Since their formation only 5 years ago, Sultans of String have been riding a wave of success, from their debut CD, “Luna”, and 2nd offering, “Yalla Yalla!”, both hitting # 1 on world/international music charts in Canada, to “Yalla Yalla’s!” triple CFMA nomination, winning Instrumental Group of the Year in 2009.

In the past 2 years alone, they’ve acquired a JUNO nomination, 1st place in the International Songwriting Competition, placed as finalists for two 2011 International Independent Music Awards and won this year’s Festivals & Events Ontario-Entertainer of The Year Award and the CFMA’s World Group of the Year.

The latest good news is that The Chieftains have invited the Sultans to open for them this coming spring in Connecticut—exciting times for this hardworking indie band!

“Canada’s ambassadors of musical diversity” include 6-string violinist Chris McKhool (Pavlo), guitar czar Kevin Laliberté (Jesse Cook, guested on tour with The Chieftains) and bass master Drew Birston (Chantal Kreviazuk).

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

•  2012 Canadian Folk Music Awards winners – World Group of the Year
•  2012 Canadian Folk Music Awards nominees – Instrumental Group of the Year
•  2012 Canadian Folk Music Awards nominees – Pushing The Boundaries
•  2012 Canadian Folk Music Awards nominees – Producer of the Year (Chris McKhool)
•  2012 Festivals & Events-Entertainer of The Year
•  2011 Ontario Contact – Artist of the Year
•  2011 International Acoustic Music Awards Finalist – Instrumental
•  2011 Independent Music Award Finalist – Instrumental Album
•  2011 Independent Music Award Finalist –  World Beat Album
•  2011 ISC International Songwriting Competition Finalist  – Instrumental
•  2011 ISC International Songwriting Competition Finalist – World Music
•  2010 JUNO Nominees – “Instrumental Album of the Year”
•  2010 International Songwriting Contest 1st Place Winners – Instrumental
•  2010 Indie Awards Nominees – Favorite World Artist/Group
•  2009 Canadian Folk Music Award winner – Instrumental Group of the Year
•  2009 Canadian Folk Music Award nominees – Ensemble of the Year
•  2009 Canadian Folk Music Award nominees – Pushing The Boundaries
•  2008 International Songwriting Competition winner – Instrumental
•  2008 Festivals and Events Ontario- Best Variety Act
•  2008 International Independent Music Awards Finalists – Best World Fusion Song
•  2008 Canadian Independent Music Awards Finalists- Favorite World Music Band
•  2007 Canadian Folk Music Award nominees – Instrumental Group of the Year
•  2007 Ontario Independent Music Award winner- Best Song
•  2007 Ontario Independent Music Award winner- Best Instrumental

MEDIA ENQUIRIES:
Lisa Weitz,
LW Communications
lw@lwcommunications.ca
416-624-3466 (office)
416-846-6877 (cell)