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Misc. Indie Music News December 2007...
In Loving Memory of Graham Green
Posted by: ""Cleanhead" Joe McGaha"
It is our sad duty to inform you that Graham Green, our drummer and good
friend for the past year, died of injuries from a collision with a drunk
driver on Sunday, November 18, 2007. Graham would have been 42 this
Thanksgiving. A service will be held at Memory Garden in Brea,
California on Friday, November 23rd (the day after Thanksgiving). The
band was scheduled to perform at Java Joe's on Saturday, December 1st.
Instead, another band will take their spot, and the night will be
dedicated to Graham. All proceeds will go to Ellie Green. The drunk
driver who caused the crash fled the scene, and was later arrested.
He posted bond on November 20th.
Cowboy Surfer in the News
Posted by: "Cowboy Surfer"
Dear Friends and Fans of the Cowboy Surfer.
Mark King Signs Production Contract With BHTC Music
It has been quite a week for us here at Seedless Records.
Cowboy Surfer is currently at #1 in the charts on mp3.com.au in Australia
and we are leading in one category in the Rock City News "Rockies" awards.
We also have a new My Space page dedicated to our "Live" Performances
including two new ones from our recent performance at the Aloha Beach
Festival in Ventura.
None of this would have been possible without the kindness and support
of our fans and friends. Without saying much else, we would like to
extend a heartfelt thank you for your love and support over the years and
we vow to continue to work hard to satisfy your musical needs.
Please read these two Music Industry News Network Press Releases that
will explain what is going on with Cowboy Surfer and Seedless Records.
Posted by: "djdavenewyork"
DJ Mark King signed an agreement with BHTC Music for the production
of House Music. Known for his high energy music sets, Mark King
brings a hard, eclectic style to BHTC Music.
A Hip-Hop Elton John?
Brooklyn, New York, November 19, 2007 – BHTC Music has signed New
York Producer/DJ Mark King to a production deal for the release of
House Music. As a club DJ, Mark King packs New York City venues with
his energetic music sets. He keeps his music selection true to the
Electronic Dance Music genre as well as giving the crowd a blend of
different remixes. For the production of his tracks DJ Mark King
wishes to express his creativity and bring the energy he creates in a
club to his works.
DJ Mark King was born in Nicaragua and was brought to the United
States when he was 4 years old. He was raised in Paterson, New
Jersey and at the age of 11 was introduced to music when he took up
piano lessons. While attending Don Bosco Technical High School, Mark
studied various angles of technology which steered him to his first
passion: Visual Arts.
During the 90's Mark King experienced the best that nightclubs had to
offer. From late-nights at the Limelight to weekend parties at
Twilo, he listened to sets of House Music from New York City DJs.
Soon enough DJ Mark King was inspired to purchase a used pair
of "Technic's 1200s" and a Vestax DJ Mixer. After shopping at 100's
of record stores in the tri-state area he compiled a top-notch record
collection that would reflect his personal taste and style.
One morning at 1:30AM a unique mixing style influenced club-goers at
The System nightclub. A true passion for House Music was brought to
the public while DJ Mark King played his first set. Since then Mark
King has played in and out of the NYC nightlife scene. His past
experience and sets at The China Club and Ohm brought him to clubs
like Lot 61 and Pink Elephant.
DJ Mark King's major influences include Masters At Work, Junior
Vasquez, Victor Calderone & Steve Lawler. While developing his own
style of mixing, Mark King decided to bring his dance floor
experience into the studio to create crowd-moving beats. He has
created his own style of Deep and Tribal House as well as Hard and
With a passion for House Music and an extensive background in
technology Mark has mastered music production. This allows him to
translate the energy of a party into his tracks or any mixed set.
Recently DJ Mark King has kept crowds dancing at Sol, Nikki Mid-Town,
Aer and Dirty Disco. He expects to bring his influences, dance floor
energy and talent into the production and release of his works with
BHTC Music has released chart topping tracks like "Disco Floor"
and "Don't Bother Me" which entered the nightclub scene early this
year. Their current single "Bitter Kiss" by Dave Perez Featuring
SolyMar* recently peaked at #5 with Australian Radio. Mark King's
tracks are scheduled for 2008 release dates.
For more information regarding DJ Mark King visit www.DJMarkKing.com
and www.MySpace.com/DJMarkKingMusic . For information regarding BHTC
Music visit www.BHTCmusic.com .
Posted by: "soundsmusic"
(Pittsburgh, PA) - "A Hip-Hop Elton John." That's exactly how Ryan
Skyy, a local piano-based singer/songwriter, would describe his debut
independent demo CD, BETA version 0.9. And what else would you expect
from a 21-year old, soft-spoken, recording artist, who spent the
majority of his childhood idolizing piano/pop artists like Billy Joel
and Stevie Wonder; while, also sneaking out of his parent's house on
the weekends to party at underage hip-hop clubs?
Debut Album From BBC Featured Artist Kris Searle
Ryan's debut (due out November 12th) features five original,
self-produced, songs that highlight a unique sound he has developed
that communicates sincere, instantly-relatable, lyrics through a
landscape of soulful vocals, catchy pianos, and surprisingly modern
Carla Bianco (#1 Billboard singer-songwriter/ASCAP award winner)
described him best when she raved "Ryan Skyy is the real thing...the
male version of Alicia Keys. A consummate pianist, vocalist and
composer with a hip-hop groove." It's no wonder that Ryan's
down-to-earth character, melodic gifts, and natural ability to write
music that strikes an emotional nerve have connected him to a steadily
growing fanbase; which, originated in the hallways of Point Park
University and has since begun to spread through local venues and
online music communities.
Despite an avalanche of overwhelmingly positive feedback from fans,
and scores of pre-orders for his soon-to-be-released demo CD, Ryan
still considers his music to be in its developmental (i.e. 'beta')
stage; which, if you've made the connection, is the inspiration behind
the title of his CD. Ryan explains, "It's important that I communicate
to fans that while I believe my music is ready for release, this demo
only represents one stage in a career that will consist of continuous
growth and evolution. As my music matures and I grow, I want to
document that path and give fans the ability to follow me on my
journey. The ultimate culminating release for me will be version 1.0,
but that will not be out until a record label contract is signed and a
professional LP is released."
For now, Ryan is staying focused on the beginning stages of his
blossoming career and continuing to build momentum in what he hopes
will lead him to the forefront of a modern pop renaissance of a
piano-based singer/songwriter legacy established by Elton John and
Billy Joel. With vocals similar to Gavin Degraw and Justin Timberlake,
and a writing style reminiscent of Stevie Wonder, Ryan's catchy,
socially conscious, and emotionally driven music is bound to push the
envelope on a new era of pop music.
For more information on Ryan Skyy and Beta version 0.9, visit...
Posted by: "Mi2N" firstname.lastname@example.org
The Studios of Dino Maddalone, M4 Recordings in Torrance, CA will be
packed to capacity for the highly anticipated debut album event by
London recording artist Kris Searle. Music industry professionals,
press, talent agents and members of the music world are cordially
invited to attend this complimentary event previewing Kris Searle's
exciting new album Slowly Diabolical releasing on his label 'Inspire
U' Records New Year 2008.
About Kris Searle: "Sensitive and engaging," is how BBC Radio
describes British-born singer-songwriter Kris Searle's music as UK
audiences would like to claim the fast-rising talent as theirs alone,
Kris is rapidly building a career that's also attracting the interest
of Los Angeles' own music industry heavyweights. When asked about his
amazing ability to communicate genuine emotion through his lyrics and
melodious soulful vocals sung to pop and rock rhythms, Kris' response
is as insightful and poignant as his songs. "I see the audience in the
same situations I'm singing about," Searle says, "and I absolutely
love this because I want to give people a universal experience,
validating that what they feel is real, that someone else has been
through the same thing."
Producer Dino Maddalone (Winner of 4 LA Music Awards, 12 GMA Dove
Nominations), with recording artists featured: Gregg Wright (guitarist
for Michael Jackson, Mick Fleetwood, Greg Allman), Billy Meza & Ruben
Valtierra (keyboardist for Weird Al Yankovic), Jimbo Ross (string
artist for American Idol, Celine Dion, Aerosmith, P. Diddy, Robert
Plant, Jimmy Page), Dig Lewis (Bass player for John Mellencamp, Stevie
Wonder, Tina Turner, Boz Skaggs), Leslie Stoddard (Award winning
guitarist and Nominated for `best debut album' at LA Music Awards), Al
Salas (percussionist for Brother Johnson), among other music
celebrities featured at this live debut album event. Friday, Nov- 30
at 7:30 p.m.PDT
This sparkling evening will feature a welcome and introduction by the
artist and host/ producer Dino Maddalone. Featured tracks will be
sampled with refreshments. A complimentary EP promo album and gift
will be given to all attendees. This event is an occasion not to be
missed, November 30, 2007. Doors open promptly at 7:30 pm at Dino
Maddalone Recording Studios, located at 2367 208 th Street, Suite 7,
Torrance, CA. RSVP required.
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