Don’t miss the Simon Barrett Blog Talk Radio Interview with ACTING NATURAL

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“ACTING NATURAL lead singer & guitarist Eric Carnevale, bass guitarist/vocalist James David Maney, and drummer/vocalist Jesse Leonard are fueled by a mutual interest in bringing back the authenticity of raw Rock & Roll music. Their new ACTING NATURAL EP is a stunning debut that proves they have aligned their unwavering dedication to creating quality music with a signature sound. The ACTING NATURAL EP will have a worldwide digital release on September 22, 2017, followed by a physical CD release on October 20, 2017. Coinciding with the digital release, ACTING NATURAL attended the iHeartMusic Festival on September 22 in Las Vegas, NV.”

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Power Pop Trio ACTING NATURAL Featured On IHEART RADIO Ahead Of The Release Of Their New ACTING NATURAL EP

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NYC – ACTING NATURAL lead singer & guitarist Eric Carnevale, bass guitarist/vocalist James David Maney, and drummer/vocalist Jesse Leonard are fueled by a mutual interest in bringing back the authenticity of raw Rock & Roll music. Their new ACTING NATURAL EP is a stunning debut that proves they have aligned their unwavering dedication to creating quality music with a signature sound. The ACTING NATURAL EP will have a worldwide digital release on September 22, 2017, followed by a physical CD release on October 20, 2017. Coinciding with the digital release, ACTING NATURAL will be attending the iHeartMusic Festival on September 22 in Las Vegas, NV.

ACTING NATURAL released their first single “Pairadice” and the response was incredible, reaching #1 on the Top 5 Most Added and reached #9 on the FMQB A/C Chart. ACTING NATURAL’s unique sound is focused on passion and solid musicianship, and their inspirations range from legendary artists of the past and present, including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Led Zeppelin, and The Beatles, just to name a few.

This young trio, originally from Tampa, Florida, and each a multi-instrumentalist with refreshingly down-to-earth dispositions, started their journey together at the age of just 13 years old. They began writing and recording original material not long after, instinctively creating a fresh sound with Rock & Roll roots and modern vibes. Singing three-part harmonies, their distinctive blend of music and lyrics is drawn from personal inspirations and experiences, allowing the band to be fully expressive and creative in their songwriting. The band recently re-located to New York, and they are thrilled about what the future holds.

The making of the new ACTING NATURAL EP was an exciting process for the band, who loves recording and just being in the studio atmosphere. “It’s a very magical place,” says lead singer Eric Carnevale. “We selected some songs of ours that we had recently laid down on a demo, and wanted to go in and really record them properly.” They called up their good friend / engineer Jim Morris, owner of Morrisound Recording in Tampa, FL, and got to work on the first few tracks of the EP.

The sessions were filled with memorable moments and strong efforts from the whole group. During the recording process, they ended up writing a few brand-new songs in the studio, which led to the writing and the recording being finished all within the same session. The whole project was a joint effort, with JD playing some great bass, Jesse laying down the drums, and both harmonizing with Eric on lead vocals and guitar/piano/percussion. They worked around the clock, sometimes going straight through the night and only catching a couple hours of rest between sessions. Eric says, “I’ll never forget being in the booth just finishing laying down the vocals for the bridge of a song called ‘Nicole,’ and I looked down at the time and it was 7:45AM! I said that’s it, I’m going to bed!”

Acting Natural simply means to naturally be what you are. To be Aware, Awake, Able and Alive. The band’s artistry is instinctive. With their appealing on-stage chemistry and addictive melodies, ACTING NATURAL is confident in their ability to leave an impact and connect to audiences. “We are musicians, but we are also huge fans of music. It’s our identity, it’s in our blood. Our focus is music, period,” remarks Maney.

Although the band’s primary genre is rock, their music manages to cross genres and generations, attracting people from all sides of the spectrum and any ethnicity, from kids in their early teens to adults over 60. This an extremely unique quality to an artist that is not often discovered. “Being accepted by people from many different styles and walks of life is a really beautiful thing for us. We’ve played in everything from hip hop clubs, to hardcore metal venues and have been so grateful for such a positive response across the board.

It’s a spiritual feeling really. We get to play to people. Not these people, or those people…All people. Music has so much power. If we can contribute to even the slightest bit of bringing people together, we believe that’s a whole other accomplishment on its own, bigger than anything.”

With growing notoriety on the east coast, the band has their goals set on gaining new awareness on a larger platform, while continually pushing Rock & Roll music forward as artists. “We just want to play music with no constraints and be as innovative as possible, while performing for fans that allow us to consistently create and share our music,” says Carnevale. ACTING NATURAL strives to prove that raw talent, ambition, and honesty can still prevail in today’s music industry.

The new ACTING NATURAL EP will have a worldwide digital release on September 22, 2017, followed by a physical CD release on October 20, 2017, with national radio exposure, large-scale marketing campaigns, and tours to follow. The future looks bright for this talented and committed group. Follow along with their journey on their website and social media pages.

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For more information about ACTING NATURAL, please visit their website and social media pages via http://www.actingnaturalmusic.com/

To order the ACTING NATURAL EP on iTunes please visit https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/acting-natural-ep/id1286849909 or http://smarturl.it/actingnatural

To order the ACTING NATURAL EP from Bandcamp please visit https://actingnatural.bandcamp.com/album/acting-natural-ep

For Press and Interview inquiries, please contact Billy James of Glass Onyon PR at
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Music Industry News Network Press Release Feature: Nowelo “Passing Days”

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Blues Rap Duo NOWELO Celebrates the New “PASSING DAYS” Single Featuring Grammy Nominated ANN HOKU LYN with a KONA WINE MARKET Release Party

For Immediate Release – August 7th, 2017 – Kona, Hawaii – Blues Rap duo NOWELO (pronounced no-VEH-lo) is releasing their new single “PASSING DAYS” featuring ANN HOKU LYN on August 18th, and celebrating with a release party featuring a nine-piece band presented by KONA WINE MARKET at The Edible World on August 26th, 2017. “PASSING DAYS” is the first single from their EP of the same name releasing later this fall. The release party event will feature Chef Noah Hester and special guest performer Reggie Griffin, as well as live artwork by Robert Thomas.

NOWELO is a musical duo formed in 2015 consisting of guitarist and blues harmonica player Truth Musiq from East Palo Alto in California’s Bay Area, and Rapper/Singer Pana Jones from Kona, Hawaii. Although the group is based in Kona, they have a sound that connects with audiences from around the world. Their music resonates with a sonic inspiration that spans Hip Hop, Blues, Reggae and even some Island influences. Nowelo has created a unique series of releases that will start with the new “PASSING DAYS” single, featuring ANN HOKU LYN.

Pana Jones was born and raised in Kona, Hawaii, growing up exposed to both modern and ancient island music. He developed a love for melodic chants and Polynesian drumming, while also being influenced by a variety of Rap and Blues music, and started writing and rhyming his way around his island home. Truth Musiq was born and raised in Northern California. Truth spent years as a street musician in Santa Cruz with a wide variety of musical influences ranging from the Beastie Boys to Robert Johnson, and he eventually made his way across the country to Jacksonville, FL.

The two joined forces, and in middle of 2016 NOWELO released their debut single “Leave Me,” a blues rap song about coping with loss. The track was released under their own label which is aptly called Mind Matters Music, founded by NOWELO with Sterling Leatherman, also originally from Palo Alto, California. Sterling is God-Brother to Truth and an avid listener of Hip Hop who now lives in Hawaii and owns KONA WINE MARKET, a landmark business in Kona for over 25 years.

ANN HOKU LYN was raised in the Marshall Islands with a love of the trumpet. She spent ten years in NYC touring as a freelance trumpet player around the US, Asia, and in Europe. Ann continues to write and record with various jazz and pop artists, having played Madison Square Garden and Jazz at Lincoln Center. She is an integral part of the sound on NOWELO’S new “PASSING DAYS” single and EP.

The PASSING DAYS EP, set to release in November 2017, exercises elements of rap, jazz, folk, and island blues. With melodic hooks and storytelling about relationship issues past and present, the PASSING DAYS EP comes across as relatable to a wide range of music lovers. The first single and title track will be digitally released worldwide on August 18th, 2017, followed by the August 26th performance in downtown Kona. This concert will celebrate the release of the “PASSING DAYS” single and set the stage for the forthcoming EP later this fall. 

PASSING DAYS Single Release Party – August 26th, 2017 – Kona, Hawaii

 Kona Wine Market Presents: Raise The Bar with Chef Noah Hester is a food and beverage pairing event, featuring music from Grammy Award-nominated and winning artists ANN HOKU LYN and John Keawe. World renowned artist Robert Thomas will be creating an art piece in real time throughout the event. NOWELO will be headlining the entertainment with a full nine-piece band. Included in the band is Hip Hop pioneer Reggie Griffin, who has written, produced, and toured with music legends such as The Sugar Hill Gang, Chaka Khan, and The Isley Brothers, to name a few. Griffin is currently working with NOWELO and resides on the Big Island of Hawaii.

To pre-order the “PASSING DAYS” single on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/passingdays

To pre-order the “PASSING DAYS” single on Bandcamp: https://nowelo.bandcamp.com/album/passing-days-feat-ann-hoku-lyn

For more information about NOWELO, please visit their social media pages or Mind Matters Music Website at www.mindmattersmusic.net

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

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

For information on the August 26th, 2017 “PASSING DAYS” single release party, please visit https://www.konawinemarket.com/

NYC Singer/Songwriter Mark Duda To Release Debut Album Month Of Sundays Feat. Members Of Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, BOC & The Dead Boys

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New York, NY – Mark Duda is an artist and musician from New York City’s East Village who sings, plays guitar, and writes great original rock and punk songs. Over his storied career, he has worked with a who’s who of New York’s rock and roll royalty, and he has helped carry the torch for bands and artists such as the New York Dolls, Dead Boys, and Johnny Thunders into the 21st Century.

Duda’s new solo release, Month of Sundays, which releases in stores and online worldwide on April 14, 2017, pairs him with the legendary rhythm section of Thommy Price and Kenny Aaronson (Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, Billy Idol), along with guitarist Jimi K. Bones (Blondie, Skin n’ Bones). New Yorkers Arno Hecht (Rolling Stones, Dion) and Bobby Rondinelli (Blue Oyster Cult, Black Sabbath, Rainbow) make guest appearances on the record, as does the Godfather of Punk Guitar, Cheetah Chrome (Dead Boys).

Month of Sundays showcases a certain departure from the hard, classic rock that Mark Duda’s other bands (The Handful, Mad City Rockers) are known for. Instead, this is a melodic and tuneful blend of storytelling and traditional rock and punk that is full of New York City swagger. The album is as much a tribute to the music and club scenes of ‘70s and ‘80s Lower Manhattan as it is a representation of some of the very current sounds and energy that can be found in the “Big Apple.”

Mark Duda is in top form on Month of Sundays, performing songs that seamlessly blend traditional rock with elements of punk and doo wop. “This is the album I always wanted to make,” Mark says, “with the songs my bands couldn’t or wouldn’t do, played by musicians who truly understood where the material was coming from. This new album is really a love letter to the East Village. A message in a bottle, washed up on the banks of the East River.”

Before recording Month of Sundays, Mark Duda gained wide recognition as the frontman for New York hard rockers, The Handful. The Handful have released four full-length albums since 2004, including Sons of Downtown in 2015. This album marked the first collaboration between Mark and Cheetah Chrome, where Cheetah played on three tracks and mixed the album. Other releases with The Handful include Second Hand Smoke, Palmistry, and Wooden Indian on which Mark wrote, sang, and played guitar.

Sons of Downtown features Mark in a duet with Cherie Currie of Runaways fame, and guitar work by rock icon Pat Travers. Mark is also the lead vocalist for Rome, Italy-based band Mad City Rockers, who released the album Black Celebration in 2009.

Mark continues to write and record for himself and with other groups. Plans are in the works for Tri-State record release parties in support of the Month of Sundays release, while also continuing to write and record The Handful’s follow-up to Sons of Downtown.

Month of Sundays includes brand new songs that are sure to make a fan of anyone who loves good old rock and punk, and who are looking for something new to add to their rotation.

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To pre-order Month of Sundays please visit Mark’s Bandcamp page:
https://markduda.bandcamp.com/

For more information about Month of Sundays or upcoming tour dates, please visit Mark’s website and social media pages via http://www.markdudamusic.com

For Booking inquiries please email booking@markdudamusic.com

For Press and Interview inquiries please 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

Music Industry News Network (Mi2N) Press Release Feature: J-Bella “All For Nothin”

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J-Bella To Release Debut Album All For Nothin, A Modern And Soulful Release From Western New York Label Three 2 Go Music

Buffalo, NY – Three 2 Go Music is thrilled to announce the release of All For Nothin, the debut album from J-Bella, available in stores and online worldwide on March 24, 2017. J-Bella is an artist and singer/songwriter who has made singing a passion that has influenced every facet of her life, and All For Nothin has a modern, soulful appeal that can be felt in singles such as the album’s title track.

Growing up listening to artists like Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston, J-Bella doesn’t sing just to be heard, but has even gone so far as to put her personal diary into lyrics from the new album, ensuring that every word is sung from the heart. Additional musical influences include Alicia Keys and Jennifer Hudson. “I love how they tell stories with their songs while they simultaneously blow audiences away with the beauty of their sound,” says J-Bella.

J-Bella has performed in various venues, including Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Coca-Cola Field, The Music Room, Starfield’s Cafe, The David Allen TV Show and The Historic Colored Musicians Club. Whether she is supporting local charity drives for large research efforts like Roswell Park Cancer Institute (which she frequented with her grandma), or spreading love and life through her music, J-Bella is driven to contribute to things bigger than herself. Following in the historic footsteps of the greats that have preceded her, J-Bella is poised to blaze a whole new trail with All For Nothin. There is plenty more to see from Jessica, and Three 2 Go Music is proud to introduce her memorable lyrics and emotional delivery to the world.

After the end of a very unhealthy relationship, J-Bella decided to do what she knows best, express herself through her music. She says, “It’s been like that for me since I was a child. My parents didn’t have very much money because there were six of us, and my dad was the one working while my mom stayed home and raised us. So, the house was always crazy and chaotic, but we loved each other. One Christmas my mom brought me a pink radio with the microphone when I was about seven years old, and after everyone would go to sleep I would record myself singing.”

This natural attraction to singing developed and J-Bella began writing her own songs. Her passion for musical expression inspired her to explore different types of music, composed of lyrics and sounds that made her feel good. This diverse taste shines through when you hear upbeat and catchy songs like “Shine,” blending together pop and R&B, and a variety of other influences including contemporary artists such as Adele and Sam Smith.

J-Bella is passionate about creating music that inspires others through her personal stories shared in her music. She is an evolving artist that looks forward to continued growth, and since being signed to the Three 2 Go Music label, J-Bella has had the opportunity to open for Grammy award nominated female trio SWV and perform at the Coca-Cola Field.

J-Bella believes that with hard work and her grandmother’s spirit looking over her, more opportunities like this are awaiting her in the future. As you listen, let inspiration and love guide you through the J-Bella experience.

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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

Jordan Hurwitz Press Release On Music Industry News Network

Tarpan Records artist Jordan Hurwitz is beginning to gear up for her brand new EP “Here I’ll Stand”. The press release received some postings today, including Mi2N.

You can read the full release here: http://mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=183844

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Learn about Jordan at www.jordansmusic.com!