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Broadway World Press Release Feature: Birdseed “Not Out Of Time”

18 Jul

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Bird Records is proud to present the NOT OUT OF TIME EP, a 10″ limited edition vinyl and digital release from BIRDSEED, an American rock band formed in 2012 that has been attracting large numbers of Gen X and Gen Y fans with their classic Fleetwood Mac-meets-Wilco sound. This new release will be available worldwide online and in stores August 4, 2017, and features some amazing players and solid, compelling songs that are the manifestation of many hours of hard work and drive. With an interesting backstory of ordinary moms and dads chasing a teenage dream, BIRDSEED was formed while their children were studying together at the Bird School of Music in San Francisco, CA. Their songs address adult angst, lost loves, perseverance through pain, and the transcendent power of music.

BIRDSEED consists of Kerry Landreth (vocals), Jamie Goodyear (vocals, guitar, keyboards, vocoder, bongos), Mason Morfit (guitar), Scott Bell (drums), Brian Hetherington (keyboards), Peter Landreth (saxophone) and Lane Murchison (bass). Mason Morfit, Scott Bell, and original bassist George Bolton formed the band with a limited repertoire of rock covers and no lead vocalist, yet despite this were booked into headlining role at the Battle of the Dad Bands 2012 at San Francisco’s legendary Bimbo’s 365 Club. In a panic, they recruited Kerry Landreth as lead singer, which proved to be a turning point for the group. BIRDSEED began to build a loyal fan base attracted to Landreth’s star power and the band’s raw sound.

When Bolton left the band shortly thereafter to focus on his horse racing passion, Lane Murchison (founder of the Bird School of Music) stepped in on bass. Jamie Goodyear (formerly of Naughty Donkey) joined in 2013, expanding the instrumentation and allowing for intricate male/female vocal harmonies. Murchison and Goodyear’s musicianship tightened the band’s sound and added much more polished arrangements. Kerry Landreth’s brother Peter was then recruited on saxophone, making BIRDSEED a true family affair.

This was made more poignant when lead singer Kerry Landreth was diagnosed with incurable breast cancer in 2015. This was another catalyst for the band, adding an urgency to their gig schedule and inspiring their first original songwriting. BIRDSEED signed to San Francisco’s Bird Records in late 2015 and digitally released their first two singles, “Next Trip Around the Sun” and “More Than I Needed the Truth,” in time for the Christmas holidays.

In January 2016, BIRDSEED opened for Poi Dog Ponderingat the Great American Music Hall and opened for Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats at The Independent in San Francisco the following October. As openers, they drew a large portion of the crowd to both venues, with Landreth’s personal connection to the crowd fueling the energy in both rooms.

On the single “Next Trip Around the Sun,” Landreth comes to grips with mortality, discards her fear, surrenders control, and achieves her dreams. In “More Than I Needed the Truth,” the band addresses deep conflicts in maturing relationships, and the need to give up being right in order to be loved. Landreth recorded vocal tracks for both songs only hours after receiving radiation treatment, and had to lie on the floor between takes.

The band’s next two singles, “We Can Do It” and “Not Out of Time,” were recorded under similarly painful conditions and released in the Spring of 2016. The first was co-written with Landreth’s 9-year-old daughter Bebe, who can be heard on the recording, and was adopted as an anthem at Bebe’s girls’ school. “Not Out of Time” encapsulates the band’s late-in-life awakening and its race against the clock.

The ballad “I Want You to Know” came out in early 2017, ahead of this summer’s release of the NOT OUT OF TIME 10″ Vinyl EP and digital release. The track is a love letter from a parent to a child, with the knowledge that the child won’t fully understand the message until years in the future.

The name BIRDSEED was inspired by a dream image of seed being thrown to a flying group of pigeons swarming to catch the food in mid-air. This has served as an apt metaphor for the band’s music, its relationship with its fans, and the atmosphere at its shows. The story of the band and its fans was featured in the rockumentary “Birdseed: Songs from the Nest,” which can be streamed at www.birdseedband.com

Pre-Order NOT OUT OF TIME on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/notoutoftime

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BIRDSEED will be touring in the Fall of 2017 in support of their NOT OUT OF TIME 10” Vinyl EP, which is available worldwide online and in stores August 4, 2017.

For more information about BIRDSEED and the NOT OUT OF TIME EP, or upcoming tour dates, please visit the band’s website and social media pages via www.birdseedband.com

For more information about Bird School of Music please visit http://bird-sf.com/

To pre-order the NOT OUT OF TIME EP, please visit the Bird Records Bandcamp page at https://birdrecordingfoundation.bandcamp.com/

For Press and Interview inquiries, please contact Billy James at Glass Onyon PR at (828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com

For Digital Marketing, please contact Jerome Forney at Independent Distribution Collective at jerome@independentdistro.com

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Singer/Songwriter Jennifer Saran to Release New Album ‘Wake Up’

14 Jun

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To say the very least, JENNIFER SARAN is a prolific artist. After releasing her debut holiday-themed album Merry Christmas, You Are Loved in 2015, followed shortly thereafter by Walk With Me in 2016, Saran is now finalizing her new 15-track album WAKE UP. A mix of alt-pop and adult contemporary covers and originals produced by the legendary Narada Michael Walden at his Tarpan Studios in San Rafael, CA, WAKE UP features guest appearances by multiple Grammy-winning guitar legend Carlos Santana and South African Grammy-winning male choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo. WAKE UP will release in stores & online worldwide on July 7th, 2017.

JENNIFER SARAN is a North American artist, songwriter, and vocalist based in Hong Kong. In 2016, Jennifer teamed up with Narada Michael Walden (they obviously love working together) and Ladysmith Black Mambazo to create her new album’s titular single “Wake Up.” Also, making a special guest appearance on the track is multiple Grammy-winning legend Carlos Santana. This stunning collaboration is a heartfelt appeal to recognize and address worldwide inequality and impoverishment, a cause incredibly important to each of these amazing artists involved. Jennifer travelled to South Africa to record with Ladysmith and to film scenes for the song’s music video, released with the single on November 11, 2016.

WAKE UP features Jennifer’s versions of classic hits from artists such as Patty Page, Doris Day, Bill Withers, and George Michael, each of whom holds a special place in her heart. Jennifer’s original songs and conscious messages have resonated with fans and media alike, and her music has been released to many great reviews and widespread radio exposure around the world, including interviews on syndicated radio stations in the US and the UK. The “Wake Up” single was reviewed or mentioned in magazines and websites including Songwriting Magazine, Women Talking, and Clare Balding conducted a wonderful in-depth interview with Jennifer on BBC Radio 2’s Good Morning Sunday. The “Wake Up” music video aired on over 100 broadcast video outlets in the past several months across the US, including rotation on California Music Channel, PC Music Pool, and The Sound Chamber, reaching millions of viewers. On social media, the video has had almost 100,000 views across Facebook and YouTube.

Jennifer Saran, aka Jennifer Hill, was born in Washington DC to a Canadian mother and American father. Years later she stumbled upon a women’s choir with the American Women’s Association (AWA) in Hong Kong in 1992, which she joined as a Mezzo (second soprano/first alto). She and members of that choir broke away in 1997 and formed The Hong Kong Women’s Choir, where the group performed to raise money for local charities. Under the brand name ‘NOVA,’ and with an additional a cappella subgroup named ‘Grace Notes,’ the choir’s aim was to perform more contemporary music and raise money for the disadvantaged in Hong Kong.
THKWC has performed for multiple events over the last 20 years, including charity functions and public performances, and while many wonderful local and international women have joined and departed over the years, Jennifer is the sole remaining founding member. This year is the Choir’s 20th anniversary, to be celebrated at Hong Kong’s historically famous Western Market.
In 2007, Jennifer also established a memorial trust in the name of her late husband, Kuldeep Saran, at the time of his death. She is involved in many charitable efforts, including The Kuldeep Saran Memorial Trust, whose objective is to support the education and well-being of disadvantaged children in Hong Kong, through education programs, and a ‘bricks and mortar’ renovation to a local Hong Kong school that educates minority children.
KSMT Ventures, which manages donations from other organizations that fund charitable projects, one of which is AnEW, Arts and Education for Women, a Christian-Action program supporting refugee women and asylum seekers in Hong Kong.
Proceeds from her musical endeavors will go to the Kuldeep Saran Memorial Trust and the Hong Kong Women’s Choir, for the educational support of disadvantaged children. Proceeds from the single, “Wake Up” will go to the Desmond Tutu foundation in South Africa.
Jennifer is the mother of 3 children, Paul, Phillip, and Anjali. She continues to write new songs and travels the world, trying to uplift and engage, educate and empower, our future generations.
Pre-Order or preview the album now on iTunes http://smarturl.it/wakeuplp
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Oregon Reggae Legends Indubious to Release New Full Length Album ‘From Zero’

12 Jun

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The story of INDUBIOUS is not for the faint of heart. Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, INDUBIOUS was forged in the fires of pain and destruction. Evton and Skip, brothers and bandmates born with Cystic Fibrosis and convinced by doctors of their impending death from an early age, have emerged as a powerful force for change and the future of conscious music. Their new album FROM ZERO, which releases in stores and online worldwide July 1, 2017, features legendary guest artists including Dancehall icon Sizzla, Vaughn Benjamin (formally of Midnite and Akae Beka), and Reggae/R&B singer Zahira Soul. FROM ZERO is a mix of conscious Dancehall and Roots Reggae with top level production. All songs were written, produced, and engineered by INDUBIOUS, and released on their own label Righteous Sound Productions.

Based out of Southern Oregon, INDUBIOUS has released three albums over the past few years, including Wake The Lion which was produced by EDM/Dub/Reggae pioneer Gaudi. FROM ZERO was produced and recorded entirely by Evton and Skip, and it shows amazing growth in terms of their sound and production, while keeping focus on their reggae roots. The new album spans genres including Dancehall, Roots Reggae, Electronica, and even Alt-Pop, while highlighting the conscious and uplifting messages the band has become known for.

INDUBIOUS has performed worldwide on international tours and at many prestigious festivals including Wakarusa, Gathering Of The Vibes, Reggae On The River, Sulafest in India, Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, California Roots Festival, Beloved, Britt Festivals, The Oregon Country Faire, Reggae In The Hills, Northwest World Reggae Festival, Earthdance, Gaia Festival, plus club and concert hall tours from Seattle to San Diego. They have shared the stage and toured with many influential names such as Black Uhuru, Matisyahu, Blondie, Michael Franti, Stephen Marley, Rebelution, Junior Reid, and Pato Banton, to name a few.

Armed with impressive instrumental skill, powerful harmonies, and an electrifying stage presence, INDUBIOUS is destined to change the face of music. They have developed a steadily rising reputation as ambassadors of the West Coast Reggae movement. Leaving audiences stunned and amazed whilst shattering any preconceived notions of genre and style, they recruit fans from all walks of life, affectionately called “Indubians.” Their only choice has always been mind over matter, and time has proven that their unbending positive outlook, combined with an inspiring message of love and hope, has not only helped them overcome personal hardship (Evton received a double lung transplant in 2011 resulting in a full recovery), but catapulted their music onto the world stage with an unstoppable momentum.

The widely acclaimed INDUBIOUS album Wake The Lion received featured placement on Beatport, iTunes, Amazon, and numerous media outlets. Indubious’ unique sound was brought vibrantly to the surface by the legendary composer/producer Gaudi, showcasing Wake The Lion as a textural journey into the world of Rootstronica. Lush synths, deep bass, and visionary lyricism encompass the entire record, blurring the lines between roots, dub, dancehall, and heavy dance psychedelia. Vibrationally rich and musically brilliant, the album champions a revolutionary sound and pushes the boundaries of reggae music.

The band and their legion of fans have adopted the motto “Live Indubiously,” which means living life without doubt or fear, and with faith in the fact that we are all here for a reason. “Our gift is music,” says Indubious, “and our mission is to reconnect the people of the world with rightful living. We wish to speak the truth in an effort to inspire others to do the same, to raise the positive vibrations of our planet, and to help others express the true loving nature within us all.”

INDUBIOUS can be found playing shows throughout the summer and fall of 2017. They will be performing songs from FROM ZERO, as well as past hits and fan favorites. They continue to write and record, and plan to release plenty of new music over the next several months.

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To pre-order FROM ZERO on iTunes please visit http://smarturl.it/fromzero

For more information about FROM ZERO or upcoming tour dates, please visit the INDUBIOUS website and social media pages via http://www.indubiousmusic.com/

For Booking inquiries please email booking@indubiousmusic.com

For Press and Interview inquiries please contact Billy James at Glass Onyon PR:  (828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com 

For Reggae Marketing or Radio please contact King I-Vier at Independent Distribution Collective: kingivier@gmail.com

For Digital Marketing please contact Jerome Forney at Independent Distribution Collective: jerome@independentdistro.com

BroadwayWorld Features Omeri Press Release in Anticipation of His Debut Album, “Day Dream’n”

1 Mar

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Three 2 Go Music is proud to introduce singer/songwriter Omeri and his debut album Day Dream’n, set to be released in stores and online worldwide on March 24, 2017. This musically diverse album features catchy hooks, colorful, hypnotic melodies, and will have listeners nodding their heads and tapping their feet as they enjoy the lyrics. Loaded with all the vibrancy of pop music, Day Dream’n introduces us to the immensely gifted Omeri and his charismatic personality, driven and inspired by R&B music and the emotions that bring it to life.

Omeri prides himself on being open to different genres and styles of music. “I’m always looking for new challenges and ways to express myself,” he says. In addition to the 70’s R&B and pop classics that consistently played on the radio in his childhood home, the influences of John Mayer, Darius Rucker, Gavin Degraw, and Lauryn Hill are clearly heard on this impressive debut. His width of talent and taste is noticeably present throughout Day Dream’n, which has a crossover appeal that listeners of all types will appreciate. The hypnotic melody and lyrics of a song like “One Night” provide a glimpse of Omeri’s soulful and intimate musical connections, while “Don’t Look for Me” is insightful and captures the strength of Omeri’s voice in a personal way. Day Dream’n truly has something for all to enjoy.

Omeri, who has always enjoyed writing his own lyrics, is a multi-talented artist. Growing up in the inner city of Buffalo, New York, his turbulent teen years brought about new experiences and forced him to decide very quickly which path in life he wanted to follow. Raised by his godmother, Omeri’s early years were far from “normal.” His mother was a troubled professional dancer, while his father chose the fast street life; Omeri used music as his escape.

He spent time developing his natural talents, such as writing R&B music and dancing. This eventually turned into more than a pastime when he auditioned for America’s Best Dance Crew with some friends from his low-income Central Park neighborhood. His crew didn’t get the break they were looking for from that experience, but Omeri’s desire to press on with his aspirations did not waver. He refocused and continued to explore his other talents, and dug deeper into his writing capabilities.

“I would buy electronic beats online and use the R&B lyrics that I created to come up with a track,” he says. This writing tradition positioned him to audition for and sign with independent label Three 2 Go Music, which prides itself on its dedication to the development of young talent.

Omeri’s deep desire to understand and express himself uniquely through music has compelled him to take on any challenge in life with a positive attitude and learn from it. Day Dream’n will release in stores and online worldwide on March 24, 2017.

For more information about Omeri please visit: http://www.omerimusic.com/
For Booking information please email info@Three2GoMusic.com

BroadwayWorld.com Features J-Bella’s Press Release in Anticipation of Her New Album, “All For Nothin”

28 Feb

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All For Nothin to Release In Stores and Online March 24, 2017

For more information about J-Bella please visit: http://www.j-bellamusic.com

For Booking information please email info@Three2GoMusic.com

For Press inquiries contact Billy James at Glass Onyon PR: (828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com

For Digital Marketing contact Jerome Forney at Independent Distribution Collective: jerome@independentdistro.com

Please visit BroadwayWorld.com for the full release.

 

BroadwayWorld.com Features Amanda Abizaid Press Release in Anticipation of Her New EP, Walking In Twos

17 Feb

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To purchase Amanda Abizaid’s Walking In Twos EP:
Pre-Order on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/walkingintwos

For more information about Amanda or this release, please visit: http://www.AmandaAbizaid.com ;

For Press inquiries contact Billy James at Glass Onyon PR: (828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com

For Interviews contact Erin Cook at Jensen Communications: (626) 585-9575, erin@jensencom.com

For Digital Marketing contact Jerome Forney at Independent Distribution Collective: jerome@independentdistro.com

Tarpan Records Artist Jordan Hurwitz Receives Warm Welcome From Frost School of Music

26 May

At the same time that she is getting ready to drop her third release “Here I’ll Stand”, Jordan Hurwitz is also getting ready to embark on another major life event: going away to college. Jordan will be attending the University of Miami Frost School of Music, one of the largest and most respected music schools in the country.

Frost took to their Facebook page to not only welcome Jordan, but also post her press release.

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To read the full press release posting from BroadwayWorld.com, click here: http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwmusic/article/Jordan-Hurwitz-Readies-Her-Third-Release-Here-Ill-Stand-20150522

You can also find out more about Jordan by visiting www.jordansmusic.com!

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