Thursday, March 28, 2013

A Cartoony Fun Song, That's Hooyoosay's New Single "Don't You Lie To Me"

hooyoosay's new single "Don't you lie to me" evokes comedy, cartoons, fun movies and video games.

It grabs attention right from the start, with its bizarre techno riff that sounds like an overblown electronic super kazoo.

Next, the vocals are quirky, and then a playful toy organ solo comes along, sort of pleading innocent: "Me? Lie? No..., not really... ".

There's a rhythmic marriage of a modern beat to an almost oompah bass, and the progression is a standard 12-bar rock 'n' roll scheme.

That may seem quite an eccentric cocktail of styles and sounds, but for sure it is easy going and it has a touch of this old school europop sound that is reminiscent of the early days of MTV.

As for the song itself, "Don't you lie to me" is in origin an old blues song, written by Hudson Whittaker.

Eh, did you say "blues", ... for a fun song?!?

Yep! These old blues lyrics often did have an underlying sense of humor! Really.

An EP release will follow soon, offering the additional track "Yooplaaa!", a carefree feelgood instrumental that urges you to join the party, wherever or whatever it is!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Eagles Hit Songwriter Jack Tempchin Announces New 'Peaceful Easy Feeling Cabernet Sauvignon'

Legendary multi-platinum songwriter JACK TEMPCHIN will release his new 'Peaceful Easy Feeling Cabernet Sauvignon' in association with South Coast Winery of Temecula, CA, on April 26th.

Jack Tempchin's "Peaceful Easy Feeling" was originally released as a single by the Eagles on December 1st, 1972. To commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the famous song, the Mayor of San Diego, CA Officially Proclaimed 12/1 to be "Peaceful Easy Feeling Day" in America抯 Finest City. To further celebrate the Southern California song, Jack Tempchin has partnered with South Coast Winery to release a new 'Peaceful Easy Feeling Cabernet Sauvignon'.

South Coast Winery will make the new wine available worldwide through their international mail order site and is reaching out to major U.S. retail outlets. Mr. Tempchin抯 wife, Southern California artist Sheryl Tempchin, has allowed for use of her 慓uitar and Bird� painting, providing colorful art for the wine抯 label.

Jack Tempchin brings his 慞eaceful Easy Feeling 40th Anniversary Tour� to Northern California in April, playing venues in Berkeley, Los Altos, Sebastopol and Santa Cruz. Demand for Mr. Tempchin has increased due to newly minted momentum from his featured interviews in the rock documentary THE HISTORY OF THE EAGLES, a DVD set produced by Academy Award-winner Alex Gibney that made it's world premiere on Showtime in February.

ABOUT SOUTH COAST: South Coast Winery of Temecula, CA, won Wine Spectator抯 Award of Excellence in 2011 and California State Winery of the Year Awards for two consecutive years (2008/2009). Learn more at

ABOUT JACK: Jack Tempchin has written five multi-platinum hits with and for the Eagles. Both "Peaceful Easy Feeling" and "Already Gone" (with Robb Strandlund) are on EAGLES: THEIR GREATEST HITS 1971-1975, awarded 慣he Best-Selling U.S. Album of the 20th Century� by the RIAA. Other Eagles hits include 揟he Girl From Yesterday� from HELL FREEZES OVER, plus 揑t抯 Your World Now� and 揝omebody� from LONG ROAD OUT OF EDEN.

Jack Tempchin was originally signed by Clive Davis as a member of the Funky Kings to Arista Records with Jules Shear. Johnny Rivers sang Tempchin's first Top 10 hit "Slow Dancing (Swayin to the Music)". Tempchin would go on to co-write over a dozen hits with Glenn Frey for Frey's solo career, including "Smugglers Blues" and "You Belong To The City" for the original MIAMI VICE TV show. Both songs were sampled by multi-platinum rappers Coolio and Jay-Z (respectively). Tempchin and Frey also composed the theme song for THELMA AND LOUISE entitled, "Part Of Me, Part Of You".

Tempchin's popular songs have been performed and recorded by an incredible array of career artists, including George Jones, Glen Campbell, Tanya Tucker, Trisha Yearwood, Patty Loveless, Chris Hillman, Dwight Yoakam, NRPS, Sammy Kershaw, Wilson Phillips, Olivia Newton John, Kate Wolf, Tom Rush, Richie Havens, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, Randy Meisner, Tom Waits, Jim James of My Morning Jacket and others.

Tempchin's latest release is a new CD/DVD combo called "Jack Tempchin Live At Tales From The Tavern". Filmed by famed rock photographer Henry Diltz, it features the stories behind the songs and all acoustic versions of his worldwide hits. The San Diego Troubadour Magazine proclaimed the effort to be, "A masterful tour de force by a master songwriter and country-rock journeyman." Available now on iTunes, AmazonMP3, eMusic, Google Play and CDBaby. For booking inquiries please contact agent Randy Harrell at THE SONGWRITER AGENCY, Nashville, TN (615) 879-1224

Rachael Sage's 'Songs For Sexy Yentas" Event This Thurs. March 28th In NYC

Rachael Sage's 'Songs for Sexy Yentas' Event This Thurs. March 28th in NYC

'Solo in the City' series at Baruch PAC will also include Sandra Bernhard, Jackie Hoffman, Tovah Feldshuh & Judy Gold.

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Rachael Sage continues to build on the success of her 2012 release 'Haunted By You,' as she confirms additional activity for 2013. Sage recently completed a UK tour with Sadie and the Hotheads, a band fronted by Downton Abbey star Elizabeth McGovern, and returns home following multiple appearances at SXSW (both as an artist and as a label head of her MPress imprint). Music and art from 'Haunted By You', is currently nominated in four categories for the 12th Annual Independent Music Awards.

Sage's next appearance will be this Thursday, March 28th in New York City, where she will perform in "Songs for Sexy Yentas" at Baruch Performing Arts Center, as part of the 'Solo in the City' series. Other artists participating in this series (on different nights from Sage,) include Sandra Bernhard, Tovah Feldshuh, Jackie Hoffman and more.

Rachael Sage in "Songs for Sexy Yentas" - as part of the Solo in the City series Thursday, March 28 at 7:30PM at Baruch Performing Arts Center 55 Lexington Ave. - 25th St. (bet. 3rd and Lexington Aves.), NYC General Admission $25 (use code SAGE for $5 tickets)

About Rachael Sage:

A soulful vocalist and innovative keyboardist, singer/songwriter and producer Rachael Sage has become one of the busiest touring artists independent music, performing 150+ dates a year throughout the US, UK, Europe and Asia. She has earned a loyal following for her infectious melodies, poetic lyrics, and often outrageous, colorful stage banter. Sage has shared stages with Sarah McLachlan, Colin Hay, Marshall Crenshaw, Marc Cohn, Eric Burdon and Ani DiFranco. Over the past year, Sage has been embraced by music legend Judy Collins, a period during which Collins presented Sage on a series of U.S. tour dates, and invited her to perform at Cafe' Carlyle in NYC.

Sage's Edinburgh Fringe Festival one-woman shows, her Joe's Pub appearances, and her acting background (she studied at The Actors Studio and The New York Shakespeare Lab at The Public Theater), all combine to create a singer- songwriter with a compelling stage presence. Her most recent releases include the acclaimed albums "Haunted By You" and "Delancey Street", via MPress Records.

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Monday, March 25, 2013

iWantJam Places The 'Artist Spotlight' On Country Band Herrick

Live web streaming portal iWantJam recently published the latest installment into its 'Artist Spolight' series on Country band Herrick:

When you're trying to describe a band who doesn't necessarily fit in one genre, has been together for years doing phenomenal things that other bands and artists only dream about, and the band is so tightly in sync that creativity and extraordinary musical ideas just seem to flow to you like a leaf on the edge of a lake, then you've come close to accurately identifying the musical genius of Herrick.

Herrick is comprised of four members who have known each other for many years while growing up in Spokane, Washington. In fact, members (and spouses) Donna and Kerry Herrick met on a blind date in junior high and married in high school. Donna is on vocals, and plays the mandolin and guitar, while hubby Kerry plays the bass and lends his vocal talents to the group as well. The remaining members are Jefferson Rogers (guitar, lap steel, banjo) and Jeff Bradshaw (drums and percussion). With Intricate harmonies and a distinctive sound that combines the best of folk, rock, blues, and country, Herrick shatters the current country music mold, creating a path for it to observe what a real one of a kind band does. Writing their own music, they've managed to impress the masses, while remaining true to their core values and themselves. The foursome has already been selected to open for acts like Kenny Chesney, Hank Williams Jr., the Zac Brown Band, and Miranda Lambert, just to name a few.

Herrick loves touring as it gives them an opportunity for music lovers to see just what they're bringing. Performing live is a serious task for the band, and they confidently state that each member of the group can burn his or her instrument down to the ground when it comes time to perform. They are all respected as top notch musicians who are serious about giving everything they have to their fans. What's even more surprising is that the group has accomplished it all without a record deal. The band's latest album, "New Deal", won the 2012 IMA award for best country song for "Cry Memphis". Donna could sing a song acapella with her powerful voice and great vocal range and get a standing ovation. But when you listen to her feisty vocals or tender singing backed by her own playing and that of other group members, you know you're dealing with true talent.

Donna Herrick is quick to give praise to her counterparts, confidently stating that "Jefferson is one of the best guitarists in Nashville or anywhere else for that matter. He's definitely a keeper! Jeff is new to the band. Jefferson brought him in recently and we could immediately see why. The two were in a band together in college. She continued, "Our music distinguishes us from other artists. Our sound is not the usual "Country" sound out of Nashville. I really think it is in part due to our wide span of musical influences. But also, we have to give credit to the love we have to create a song that stands on its own, and that's not just a copy of something that is already out there. Where's the fun in that? There are not many female fronted Country bands out there either."

As far as fan support is concerned, Donna says, "New Dance has been a real accomplishment for us. It took 3 years and we re-cut the album four times! Life just kept getting in the way with touring, new producers, band changes, studio changes, and new music. Everything got in the way that you would ever think possible. We kept writing new songs and replacing old songs, so there were too many to choose from. We had no label deal, so it was up to us to get the job done. And with no budget, that's not an easy task. We were one of the first Country bands in Nashville to use Kickstarter. Our fans stepped in and paid to finish the album. We were so excited (and still are) that we can say our fans wanted it that bad! Everyone thinks that their fans are the best, but ours really are!

iWantJam is a brand new type of music site that aims to connect musicians and fans worldwide through live shows, video streaming and social media. Artists will be able to connect with their fans on a much deeper level than just a profile page and music button, thus offering far more than a promotional device, but a unique experiential connection. Register your artist profile and join the online live music experience of iWantJam!

MusicDishTV Presents British Pop/Jazz Duo Miss 600's Music Video "Hello"

In anticipation of the release of their debut album, UK-based pop/jazz duo Miss 600 has released the music video for its newest single, "Hello", following the success of their previous singles, "Twist" and "Typically Me". Published on singer Hannah Garner's Youtube channel, the playful video serves as the perfect accompaniment to the irresistibly catchy single.

The music video features Garner and David Amar, the other half of the duo, walking through a wonderfully cheesy backdrop of stripe bands and bright colors. Shot in black-and-white, the two musicians sharply juxtapose the video's colorful background. To capture the single's turn-of-centuryesque instrumentals, the video uses simple cinematography and rough cuts to transport listeners back to the classy, flamboyant Europe in the early 1900s.

Compared to their other work, "Twist" and "Typically Me", "Hello" has a faster, more upbeat rhythm. With flashy horns and exuberant guitar riffs, the single's tune is reminiscent of Golden Age jazz at its best. When Garner's confident, powerful vocals are added to the mix, "Hello" becomes a track representing pop jazz at its best. In response to both the single and the MV's popularity, BBC Radio 2 has just added "Hello" to their playlist.

After spending a busy year participating in various festivals, including the Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Miss 600 is about to release its debut album, "Buying Time". The album will showcase their blend of pop tunes and jazz flavors and features collaborations with film composer Ennio Morricone and songwriter Sam Beeton. The album dropped on February 25th.

Miss 600 consists of David Amar, a multi-instrumentalist, and singer Hannah Garner, who maintained a presence of Youtube since she was 17. The duo was soon discovered by Chris Bucknall and signed to Cubit Recordings.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

PRINCE MALIK Records Releases "City Of Lights" Featuring Flo Rida

Prince Malik Records announced the release of Prince Malik's latest single and video "City of lights ft Flo Rida," now available for donwload on SoundCloud at

Directed by Clifton Bell, the music video for the hit track drew 4.8 million views within the first 72 hours of being uploaded.

Produced by Ramon "Ingy" Casillas, who won 'Best Urban Song' at the 2012 Latin Grammy Award, The track has attracted over 120 spins per week on Top 40/Rhythmic stations, currently charting #1 on 92.7 in Chicago. The remix was by world famous DJ Riddler whom you can catch on New York City's WKTU 103.5FM, WHTZ 100.3FM as well as Houston's KKHH "Hot 95.7 FM". His prior release, dance club single "So Bad," received overwhelming response from listeners on radio favorites KTU's iHeartRadio and Z100.

Electronic upbeat pulses set "City of Lights" off and hit the mix at 119 BPM of flavor. "Come show me love" is a cool hook and everybody that has ever partied in Paris knows it's the "City of Lights". The vocals have tight harmony that weave in smooth layers and the rap is all about getting the crowd into the music and having some fun. The mix is great when I pushed the volume. "This cut would make my buddy DJ World Famous Rani G smile the next time he spins for the Kardashians in L.A.," noted MusicDish writer Michele Wilson.

Since erupting onto the entertainment stage, PRINCE MALIK has started his own record label, publishing company and film production company. A man of all trades, PRINCE MALIK is no stranger to developing his versatile talents into a budding successful career. PRINCE MALIK has a bachelor degree in Journalism, which expanded his love and talent for writing.

Columbia Artists Management, Inc. Signs Entertainer Deana Martin To An Exclusive Talent Management Agreement

NEW YORK � Columbia Artists Management, Inc. (CAMI) proudly announces the signing of entertainer Deana Martin as the newest addition to its distinguished roster of artists, for exclusive worldwide representation.

Ms. Martin is an internationally acclaimed entertainer, hit recording artist, best-selling author, actor and in-demand performer, playing to sold-out audiences worldwide. She is also the very proud daughter of iconic entertainer Dean Martin. Deana Martin has established herself as a dynamic performer whose artistic accomplishments have translated to chart-topping album sales and sold-out concert performances with symphonies, performing arts centers and Jazz clubs worldwide.

Speaking of the multi-year representation agreement, Senior Vice President of Columbia Artists Management, Inc., Andrew S. Grossman commented:

揇eana Martin is a rare, extraordinary talent and one of the industry抯 most sought-after singers. We could not be happier to take on the management of her celebrated career. We are confident this partnership will be hugely beneficial, not only to Deana and Columbia Artists, but to the entertainment industry as a whole.�

Deana Martin抯 2006 debut CD release, Memories Are Made of This, stayed in the top ten for 40 consecutive weeks. She followed that up with the successful 2009 release of Volare, which debuted on the Billboard charts at #7 and the Billboard Jazz chart at #22. White Christmas, was released in 2011, and she topped the charts once again.

Ms. Martin is also an accomplished actor and author. Her New York Times best-seller, Memories Are Made of This: Dean Martin Through His Daughter抯 Eyes will soon be produced into a movie directed by actor Joe Mantegna, with screenplay written by actor/writer Bonnie Hunt. Actor Jennifer Love Hewitt will portray Deana Martin.

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For more information please contact:

Andrew S. Grossman

Senior Vice President, Senior Producer

Columbia Artists Management, Inc.

5 Columbus Circle

@1790 Broadway, 16th Floor

New York, NY 10019

Tel (212) 841-9558