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San Francisco Jazz Singer NOA LEVY to Release Her Debut EP, TAKE TWO, and Perform a RISING STAR SHOWCASE at the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley

17 Aug

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For Immediate Release – San Francisco, CA – With a beautiful, rounded voice and a magnetic stage presence, NOA LEVY is a unique and charismatic female vocalist and performer who sings across genres – Jazz, Rock, Cabaret, Musicals, and Pop. She has set a worldwide digital release date of August 17, 2018, for her recently recorded debut TAKE TWO EP, a thoughtful collection of Jazz arrangements featuring NOA LEVY in a duo format with three different instrumentalists. That same day, Noa will headline her own RISING STAR SHOWCASE at the California Jazz Conservatory, featuring songs from the TAKE TWO EP as well as other material. 

Drawing on influences from her favorite musicians and artists including Peter Gabriel, Brad Mehldau, and Carmen McRae, NOA LEVY has developed her own signature arrangements of classic and unique tunes to paint a picture that anyone listening can relate to. Her favorite thing about jazz is the possibility to collaborate with fellow musicians about universal themes and day to day life, and her arrangements on the TAKE TWO EP are the fruit of some of these collaborations. She is also developing her own original songwriting, and will perform a handful of shows to support the release of the TAKE TWO EP throughout the summer and fall of 2018.

NOA LEVY is currently studying and honing her craft at the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley, CA, while also working on her repertoire and performing with local musicians in the San Francisco Bay Area. Originally born in Jerusalem, she grew up for most of her life in Israel. She has performed with Israel’s National Chamber Orchestra, was invited to tour and record an album with Israel’s leading composer and pianist, Yoni Rechter, and was co-lead singer for the popular ABBA tribute band, Waterloo. She also arranged and directed her own cabaret show, Cheetah. Since moving to San Francisco in 2016, NOA LEVY has immersed herself in the world of jazz. In 2017, Jazz in the Neighborhood twice recognized her as an Emerging Artist, providing her the opportunity to perform and study with the eminent Bay Area jazz singer Clairdee and the prolific Brazilian jazz singer and composer Sandy Cressman. She was also invited to collaborate on the Jazz Voices of Poetry project which debuted new material early in 2018.

Her passion for performance was apparent at just four years old when her grandparents found her dancing on stage at a large music festival. While listening to Queen’s Greatest Hits on a cassette tape given by her father, she discovered her singing voice at age 12 – she was blown away by the amazing musicality and vocal talents of Freddie Mercury and she’s been singing ever since. In middle school, she joined a renowned local theater group and starred in lead roles as the group toured Israel.

At 18, for her mandatory military service, NOA LEVY auditioned for and was inducted into the IDF’s prestigious Navy Ensemble where she performed throughout Israel and also toured across the United States. Following her IDF service, she pursued her passion and developed her talent for musical theater at the London School of Musical Theatre in London, England, earning a diploma. Afterwards, she concentrated on music studies at Rimon School of Music in Israel.

The first release party for her TAKE TWO EP will be held on August 17, 2018, at the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley (formerly known as the Jazzschool). A privately-owned non-profit music school founded in 1997, the school won accreditation as a conservatory in early 2014, and is the only American school with a year-round jazz music program.

 

 

For more information about NOA LEVY please visit: www.noalevylive.com

 

To purchase tickets to the RISING STAR SHOWCASE on August 17, 2018, please visit: https://cjc.edu/concerts/?eid=27355

 

To Order the TAKE TWO EP on digital services please visit: http://smarturl.it/NoaLevyTakeTwo

 

To Order the TAKE TWO EP on Bandcamp please visit: https://noalevylive.bandcamp.com

 

For Press and Interview inquiries please contact Billy James of Glass Onyon PR:

(828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com

 

For Digital Marketing please contact Jerome Forney of Independent Distribution Collective:

jerome@independentdistro.com

 

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Oakland Power Trio STIMULI to Release their Explosive Debut Album THEY ARE WE

6 Aug

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For Immediate Release – Oakland, CA – Bay Area rock band STIMULI create thoughtful and heavy rock music about the human condition, delivered through Jimmy Tomahawk‘s melodic and edgy vocals and spacious and heavy guitar riffing, Tai Hake‘s solid and snarling bass tones, and Cole Andrew‘s intricate and powerful drumming. STIMULI will release their first official full-length album titled THEY ARE WE in stores and online worldwide on August 17, 2018. The album is a winding 11-track explosion of the trio’s dense, ambitious, and fiercely original sound.

In April 2018, the band generated buzz when they released their debut single and music video for the album’s title track, “They Are We.” The single knocks out a Hard Rock, radio-friendly sound that also exposes the introspective themes of understanding and empathy that permeates their new album. THEY ARE WE was recorded at the idyllic Russian River Studios on the Ingels Ranch in Talmage, California, where Tomahawk and Hake had previously recorded with their band Yeibichai. Ken Ingels, the owner of the studio, was extremely helpful, and they enlisted Andrew Miller to engineer and mix the album, and Mike Wells for mastering. For the artwork and album layout, the trio had their eyes photographed and then overlaid the irises so that the colors merge and overlap, accomplished thanks to the superb talents of Michael Miller at Digital Realm Productions, who brought their vision to life in a way that represents the music on the album exceptionally well.

Not only do STIMULI masterfully rock the traditional power trio format, the band also incorporates synth atmospherics and eclectic instrumentation that is not often associated with contemporary Hard Rock. Bassist Tai Hake also plays Theremin, and their music features Native American flute, sitar, acoustic guitar and ambient synthesizers. Lyrically, STIMULI’s themes possess a rare depth – insightful and meaningful, ruminating on personal experiences and reflections about peace, empathy, destiny, and self-actualization. Combined together, STIMULI are a sort of “Thinking Person’s Rock Band.”

While all members are of a shared generation, their influences run the gamut. The heavy, tight and polished sound of STIMULI has been compared to Alice in Chains, Black Sabbath, Soundgarden, Tool, Rush, and Nirvana. The individual and collective history of the band is just as varied and multi-faceted as their music. Comprised of seasoned musicians from around the world (drummer Cole Andrew is from Australia), STIMULI is a collage of three very strong-willed personalities who, like most productive collaborations, happen to have chemistry and work well together.

“Our music contains a strong emotional intensity with personal, social, and philosophical messages about the human experience,” explains guitarist/vocalist Jimmy Tomahawk. “Although there is an undeniably serious disposition in the band’s message, as individuals, we don’t take ourselves very seriously at all – satire, slapstick humor and wisecracks are the norm when we are together. It’s a bit of a collective Jekyll & Hyde scenario, really. We try to remind ourselves that the initial spark of passion and the joy of playing music that caused us to pick up our instruments in the first place is why we do this!”

The formation of STIMULI began following the split of Bay Area rock band Yeibichai, the brainchild of Tomahawk and Hake. When Tomahawk came across a video of Cole Andrew demonstrating his powerful and detail-oriented drumming, he reached out and they began to jam. Tomahawk couldn’t imagine any other bass player but Tai in the room with the sounds that he and Cole were creating. In 2013, STIMULI opened up shop in their new studio space at the fabled Soundwave Studios in Oakland. It was here that STIMULI became a band and their deep friendship and musical bond was solidified.

In early 2017 STIMULI found themselves at a crossroads. Things suddenly felt new, vivified, and stronger among the three of them, but a glaring question remained: who would be the voice of the band? Jimmy Tomahawk decided then that nothing was going to stop him from fulfilling his original plan as a young teenager of being the vocalist in his own band. With the encouraging support of his bandmates, Tomahawk began to write, and at some point along the way, singing became as fluid and as much of an unconscious operation for Tomahawk as playing guitar. In just a few short months the band was in the studio tracking drums and bass for the new album.

STIMULI feel an unprecedented sense of optimism and joy with the music they are making. The audiences are reciprocating that energy that is conveyed at their live shows with great fervor. With much more to come from this exciting new Bay Area rock band, it would appear that STIMULI are just getting started!

 

 

For more information or to Pre-Order THEY ARE WE, please visit STIMULI’s website and social media pages via: www.stimuliband.com or https://stimuli.bandcamp.com/

 

To Pre-Order THEY ARE WE on digital services please visit: http://smarturl.it/STIMULItheyarewe

 

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

 

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Belgium Review: THE WALK-A-BOUT “THINGS ARE LOOKING UP”

20 Jul

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Belgium review translated:
Of the six tracks on the EP “Things Are Looking Up” by the Australian-American acoustic rock band “The Walk-A-Bout” from Long Island, New York, there are two songs that we have heard before, especially ” Oasis “and” Drifting Tide “which was added as bonus tracks to this mini album.
This five-member band was formed around the Australian lead singer Darren ‘Sully’ Sullivan and is completed with Kevin Anderson on acoustic guitar, Dave Christian on electric guitar, Michael Perrotta on bass and Drew Bertrand on drums. The latter also took on the role of producer of this six-track EP.
Kevin Anderson and Darren Sullivan are the songwriters of service for all tracks on this album, which starts with the title track “Things Are Looking Up”, followed by the melodic single “That’s Just The Way It Goes”, a gently ripping rock ballad that we you have given to the accompanying video for an introduction.
“By My Side” we find a rather mediocre song, but the subsequent “Consequences” carries our full approval. As mentioned above, song number five “Oasis” and six “Drifting Tide” are previously recorded tracks from their debut album “The Walk-A Bout” released last year. We suspect therefore that this ep-tje forms a snack to a second full-fledged record, which is expected to come on the market early next year.

 

For more information including tour dates or booking inquiries please visit:

www.walkaboutband.com

 

To Order THINGS ARE LOOKING UP on digital services please visit:

http://smarturl.it/TheWalk-a-Bout

 

To Order THINGS ARE LOOKING UP on Bandcamp please visit:

https://walkabout.bandcamp.com/

 

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Internationally Acclaimed Soul Artist CORNELL “CC” CARTER to Release His Highly Anticipated New Album “ONE LOVE”

16 Jul

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For Immediate Release – San Francisco, CA – Cornell “CC” Carter has been gracing stages and entertaining thousands of fans with his signature sound around the world for many years. He is known for his phenomenal stage presence, his high-powered audience engagement, and his extraordinary and dynamic vocal skills. CC is now set to unleash his highly anticipated new album titled ONE LOVE. The CD will release worldwide on August 3, 2018, two weeks ahead of the digital release on August 17, 2018.

The first Single from the album, “That Feelin’,” was released on April 27, 2018 and has been #1 on all significant Soul Charts in the UK. CC achieved what has been called the elusive “Hat Trick” (#1 on All 3 Soul Charts at the same time) which no other artist has ever accomplished! ONE LOVE has a variety of outstanding Producers on its roster such as Morgan Howell (Soulpersona, UK), Brian Braziel, David Council, and Kirk Crumpler. Cornell says, “ONE LOVE is a message of Oneness with the planet and each other and allowing Love and Music to be our guide to a better world!”

Cornell’s strong love for music developed when he was a young man growing up in a San Francisco home chock full of Jazz, Blues, Funk, Soul, and Gospel, which has been the inspiration for his creativity and songwriting. He co-wrote and produced his internationally acclaimed 2016 album In The Moment with co-producer Kirk “KC” Crumpler, who has produced various award-winning artists. A collection of 13 diverse tracks spanning R&B, Funk, and heart-piercing Soul numbers, In The Moment is a mix of the past and present, featuring solid classics and contemporary chart-toppers. CC performed all lead and background vocals on the entire album and was also instrumental in the music’s production.

Following the release of In The Moment, Cornell was able to collaborate with other producers (DJ Spen, Boogie Back) and put out several highly acclaimed remixes which have received great reviews in the US and Europe. On May 19, 2017, Cornell released Vindicated Soul, a remarkable collection of soulful covers of artists including Marvin Gaye, Al Green, and Willie Hutch. Vindicated Soul also includes a remix of the classic CC original track “Where Do We Go.” (www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NNT7rrkE-k)

CC has had many once in a lifetime musical experiences to draw from, but two of the highest points of his career so far has been sharing the stage as an opening act for the late great Godfather of Soul, James Brown, and the legendary Ray Charles. In addition to his various headline performances, he has also opened for other household name brand artists such as The WhispersThe TemptationsNatalie Cole, and Kool and The Gang. As part of Narada Michael Walden’s all-star band, which performs at various NMW Foundation events, he has shared the stage with other renowned world-class artists such as Neil Schon (Journey), Dionne Warwick, Ronnie Spector, and many other legendary performers!

Throughout the years, CC has appeared on many albums, and he continues to be one of the most in-demand session vocalists in the San Francisco Bay Area. He was honored to perform with world-renowned, multi-platinum guitarist Carlos Santana, providing vocals on two tracks that appeared on Santana IV and on Santana’s latest album with the legendary Ron Isley. His experience and professionalism have made him an A-list vocalist for Tarpan Studios, appearing on many tracks with Grammy and Emmy Award winning producer Narada Michael Walden. He also contributed vocals on various Tarpan artist releases, including Jennifer Saran’s new albums Merry Christmas, You Are Loved and Walk With Me, and many others.

CC loves to share his talents with aspiring artists and veteran performers alike. He established CDC Productions, his own production and record company geared toward assisting these artists to follow their dreams while also teaching them about the time and dedication it takes to reach their goals. Cornell has been involved with many charities and non-profits over the past few years, and his vision is to continue to uplift and engage people all around the world with Music and with One Love.

 

For more information about ONE LOVE or upcoming tour dates, please visit CC’s website and social media pages via:  www.cc2000music.com or https://cc2000music.bandcamp.com/

 

To Pre-Order ONE LOVE on digital services please visit:  http://smarturl.it/CConelove

 

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

 

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US Review: THE WALK-A-BOUT “THINGS ARE LOOKING UP”

12 Jun

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For more information including tour dates or booking inquiries please visit:

www.walkaboutband.com

 

To Pre-Order THINGS ARE LOOKING UP on digital services please visit:

http://smarturl.it/TheWalk-a-Bout

 

To Pre-Order THINGS ARE LOOKING UP on Bandcamp please visit:

https://walkabout.bandcamp.com/

 

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US Review: THE WALK-A-BOUT “THINGS ARE LOOKING UP”

11 Jun

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For more information including tour dates or booking inquiries please visit:

www.walkaboutband.com

 

To Pre-Order THINGS ARE LOOKING UP on digital services please visit:

http://smarturl.it/TheWalk-a-Bout

 

To Pre-Order THINGS ARE LOOKING UP on Bandcamp please visit:

https://walkabout.bandcamp.com/

 

 

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US Review: THE WALK-A-BOUT “THINGS ARE LOOKING UP”

1 Jun

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For more information including tour dates or booking inquiries please visit:

www.walkaboutband.com

 

To Pre-Order THINGS ARE LOOKING UP on digital services please visit:

http://smarturl.it/TheWalk-a-Bout

 

To Pre-Order THINGS ARE LOOKING UP on Bandcamp please visit:

https://walkabout.bandcamp.com/

 

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