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Three2Go Music Artists Are Making Their Mark On Buffalo

15 Jun

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“Independent recording labels have often made a significant impact on the music industry, music culture, and how consumers receive music. With a growing drive toward “indie” in the current entertainment culture, it is important to note that independent labels, producers, and distributors both past, and present, have paved new paths, leaving indelible marks on the industries they’ve worked within, and sometimes had to work around. These national, and international independent labels often get their start as regional projects, that find local support, and local talent to grow with.

Three2Go Music Productions based right here in Buffalo is an example of an independent label working with up and coming talent, and making changes in the climate of music production, and distribution. Focused on artist development, promotions, and productions within the R&B, Soul, Jazz, and Pop music genres, Three2Go represents local artists such as Omeri Monroe, J. Bella, and E-Life 7, who will be featured on June 14th at a concert at the Central Terminal as part of Three2Go’s Terminal Jazz Music Series, for 2017.

Although officially Three2Go Music Productions was founded in 1996, through a partnership between founding members Ronald Walker, Michael Pennick, and Annette Batia. The new label was part of the evolution of an independent label that began in the 1970s as EP Records, which represented local acts such as the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame members, The Exoutics. Over a decade later, Three2Go Music Productions carried on EP’s legacy, and the first act they signed to represent was the local R&B group, Paradyme.

Adjacent to the creation of Three2Go Music Productions, the organization Three2Go Music Alliance was also developed through a collaboration with Van Taylor Productions, part of Taylor Made Jazz, RW Music and Video, and Melissa Kate Productions.

The combined efforts of these artists, and organizations create unique opportunities for talent development, exposure, and the opportunity to support other community organizations. As evidence of these efforts, Three2Go Music is currently teaming up with Buffalo Central Terminal Preservation and Restoration with their Terminal Jazz Series of shows. These are low entry cost shows, featuring local talent, performing on the second Wednesdays of the summer months, beginning in May. Proceeds from these shows will benefit the Central Terminal Restoration, as well as the Buffalo Colored Musicians Club. Also, new to this year, Three2Go Music, and the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park joined up to create a musical series that is being called, Party On The Fantail, which will feature live music every Tuesday, beginning June 20th, from 6PM to 8PM on the deck of the USS Little Rock. There will be no charge for admission to the Party On The Fantail shows.

“We’re trying to attract new, young talent.” Walker detailed in our interview “When we get new music, we listen. It’s not like it goes into a black-hole; we listen. And unlike some other labels, we’ll give constructive feedback.”

One of their newest artists, Omeri Monroe, was actually introduced on the international stage prior to playing his first successful show in Buffalo just a few weeks ago at The Waiting Room on Delaware. A visit to Cannes, France, along with local artist Melissa Kate in 2015 officially kicked off his performance career, as he was booked for shows in the small French Mediterranean city best known for its annual International Film Festival.

“When you’re not recognized in your own home-town, you haven’t made it yet,” explains Walker, “so sometimes you have to go away, and then come back. We’re trying to present Omeri to the public in this region, but it’s a fine line you have to walk between performing, and making a living.”

Introduced through mutual connections almost five years ago, Omeri was offered an audition with Three2Go Music; an audition where he left a lasting impression on Walker, and his colleagues.

“You could tell he had that X-Factor. It’s raw talent, and there’s was still development to be done. We challenged him, and he did it. We decided right there he was worth the investment.”

When asked about what that X-Factor is, Walker replied, “You either have it, or you don’t. That is what we look for.”

Omeri proved he has just what Three2Go was looking for when he took the stage at The Waiting Room in May. He wowed his audience with his vibrant personality, and a selection of original music that demonstrated clearly why Three2Go Music decided to represent him, and help him develop as a performing artist. Alternating an acoustic, and electric guitar throughout the performance, Omeri’s upbeat blend of Pop, and R&B was more reminiscent of the eclectic R&B sounds of the 1970’s and 1980’s as opposed to more modern, electronically driven Popular music.

Walker stated their future goal as, “We’re hoping to be acknowledged, and recognized as a force in the Western New York area. We’ve worked behind the scenes for many years, and now we’re in the position where we want to be recognized.”

With this new introduction to the Buffalo market, their lineup of fresh talent, and hot music events such as the Terminal Jazz Music Series, and Party On The Fantail, Three2Go Music is ready to make their mark.”

Article By Paul Fanara www.buffalorising.com

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For more information about Omeri’s album Day Dream’n, visit http://www.omerimusic.com/. To purchase the album, visit http://smarturl.it/omeri.

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For more information about J-Bella’s album All For Nothin, visit http://www.j-bellamusic.com. To purchase the album, visit http://smarturl.it/jbella.

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For more information and to purchase the E-Life 7’s album Miked Up, visit www.e-life7.net.

 

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Watch Omeri talk about his music and new album, “Day Dream’n”

9 Jun

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Watch the Day Dream’n Music Video:
To Order Day Dream’n on iTunes visit: http://smarturl.it/omeri
For more information about Omeri please visit: http://www.omerimusic.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
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Music Street Journal “Track by Track” Review: Omeri “Day Dream’n”

5 Jun

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Day Dream’n: There is a jazzy kind of pop vibe to this cut. The groove is solid, and the hooks work well.

I Guess I’ll Be Waiting: On the surface this is a tasty, bouncy little pop rock tune. It would be a lot more effective if the vocals stayed on key throughout.

If I Could Read Your Mind: Now, this is better. The groove and energy are great. The vocals are more consistently on target. There is a lot of jazz in this. I love the guitar solo.

Don’t Look for Me: A bit mellower number, this has some of that jazz texture, too. It’s a more effective tune, as well.

Genuine Love: Another jazzy tune, this is pretty cool. This is one of the more effective pieces, but the whole set is beginning to feel a little monolithic by this point.

One Night: This song actually represents some variety with a slow soulful groove. The problem is that the vocals lose track into “off key” territory a bit here, too. It’s a shame because this might have been the highlight of the set.

Day Dream’n (Extended): Here we get an extended re-do of the opener.

One Night (Reprise): This is literally what is say it is, a reprise of the previous tune. I like this a lot.”

Review by Gary Hill at musicstreetjournal.com

Watch the Day Dream’n Music Video:
To Order Day Dream’n on iTunes visit: http://smarturl.it/omeri
For more information about Omeri please visit: http://www.omerimusic.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

Music in Belgium Review: Omeri “Day Dream’n” (translated)

25 May

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“Originally from Buffalo, New York, the young Omeri Monroe III passes a turbulent youth in his neighborhood, rocked by the radio that pours all the classics of R ‘n’ B and pop that his mother listens with passion . It does not take long for the kid to be won by the virus of music, to the point of trying his luck at an audition for the program America’s Best Dance Crew. This experience spurred the budding musician who took a guitar, paper and pencil and lay on the score his first album “Day dream’n” .

The label “Three 2 Go Music” includes the funk and pop potential hidden in this project and gives Omeri a chance to play in the international music competition with this first effort already full of promises. With the help of Tim Webb (drums), Frank Nicastro (guitar), Tony Derosa (guitar), Paul Yates (bass), Adrian Lewis and Tonya Williams (chorus), the young Omeri released a short album surrounded by funky classicism And R ‘n’ B inherited from John Mayer, Darius Rucker, Gavin Degraw or Lauryn Hill.

Freshness and finesse are what characterize the songs of “Day dream’n” , Whose beach-right relaxes the nerves from the start. We will find this song in a longer version at the end of the album, probably to plug a little the voids of this little album which actually contains only six tracks. In the same relaxed and carefree genre, “Guess I’ll be waiting” convokes a funk not far from Marvin Gaye or Al Jarreau. “Read you mind” accelerates the rhythm but does not lose the ambient good mood of the album. Omeri’s clear and fine voice gives character to these dainty and happy pieces, which also cultivate a certain gravity on the slower tempos of “Do not look for me” or “One night” .

This first album, Omeri brings together the classical elements of R ‘n’ B, before this genre is overwhelmed by the vulgar horrors and have you seen me in recent years. Here we find the dignity of the great ones, Al Jarreau, Al Green or George Benson.”

-www.musicinbelgium.net

Watch the Day Dream’n Music Video:
To Order Day Dream’n on iTunes visit: http://smarturl.it/omeri
For more information about Omeri please visit: http://www.omerimusic.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

 

Let It Rock Review: Omeri “Day Dream’n”

23 May

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“Upstate New Yorker serves up a soulful debut of a dewy-eyed sort yet stays on the right side of sentimentality.

One could assume they don’t make the likes of Barry White anymore, but Buffalo’s Omeri Monroe is a living proof that sheer emotionality still has a place in modern rhythm-and-blues. The singer’s first EP finds him in an upbeat mood, easily, with only an occasional mannerism, moving from an acoustic environment of the title track to the mellifluous “Genuine Love” and marrying old-school performance values to a present-day production sheen.

Surprisingly, the infectious “If I Could Read Your Mind” is a rock number showing there’s more to the artist than the ear meets in the funk of “I Guess I’ll Be Waiting” where Omeri’s sunny vocals unfold into a multitude of voices for a chorus. It wouldn’t be a surprise, though, to see “One Night” dressed up in orchestral garb one day, because this guy has all the makings of a major-league player. Sooner, rather than later, his day dream’n should become reality.”

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To Order Day Dream’n on iTunes visit: http://smarturl.it/omeri
For more information about Omeri please visit: http://www.omerimusic.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

Join Omeri on May 25th at The Waiting Room in Buffalo, NY!

15 May

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Join Omeri for an African Heritage Food co op fundraiser at The Waiting Room.

For event and ticket information, please visit: http://www.waitingroombuffalo.com/event/1488483-omeri-buffalo/ 

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Watch the Day Dream’n Music Video:
To Order Day Dream’n on iTunes visit: http://smarturl.it/omeri
For more information about Omeri please visit: http://www.omerimusic.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

Rootstime.be Review: Omeri “Day Dream’n”

18 Apr

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From Buffalo, New York, Omeri is a singer-songwriter who took his musical inspiration from R & B and pop songs of the fifties. His mother and grandmother were always playing those hits on the radio in their home.
The local record label Three 2 Go Music “gave him the opportunity to put his compositions in the form of an album.” The artists who have most strongly influenced his musical choice include Lauryn Hill (of ‘The Fugees’), John Mayer and Darius Rucker, and the charismatic frontman of the American rock band “Hootie & The Blowfish. These influences can be heard in the eight songs Omeri recorded for “Day Dream’n,” which, as the album’s title track, was released as the first single and can be seen and heard in the accompanying video.
We hear some catchy melodies and great vocals on the tracks of this barely 27-minute debut. “Guess I’ll Be Waiting” is infectious both in dance rhythm in terms of sing-along, and that actually applies equally to the rocking “Read Your Mind”.
Also on this record we hear two different versions of the same songs, with title track “Day Dream’n” and the love song “One Night” which has now also been released as a single. In the quiet acoustic R & B song “Do not Look For Me” we can actually hear the best of this artist’s vocal abilities.
“Genuine Love” is in our opinion the least powerful song on this album, but it can be regarded more as a secondary edge remark, because we think this young guy Omeri has a lot of surprises in store for us and that we will probably experience him again soon.
Watch the Day Dream’n Music Video:
To Order Day Dream’n on iTunes visit: http://smarturl.it/omeri
For more information about Omeri please visit: http://www.omerimusic.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
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