Thursday, January 7, 2016

Welcome 2016 With Original Single 'Let's Spend This New Year's Eve At Home' from Burgeoning Country Act Christi Bauerlee

Just add champagne. The New Year's spirit is in full swing with an originally composed new single from New York City-based Young Pals Music. "Let's Spend This New Year's Eve At Home" celebrates the joys of cozying up with loved ones via full-on country flavor, courtesy of vocalist Christi Bauerlee.

The joyous uptempo radio-ready single proclaims: "Five private parties, four invitations three club choices, too many options/Got a revelation... one night only, private celebration, Let's have this one night alone/Spend this New Year's Eve at home."

Vocalist Bauerlee is renowned as a singer, actress and model, with appearances in such TV shows and films as "Something about Mary," "Days of Our Lives," "Lawless," "Jake 2.0," "Family Law," "Striptease" and "Gilmore Girls." She has performed on "Jay Leno," "The Late Night Show" and the Grand Ole Opry; and notably, is also known to much of America—without seeing her face—as the vocalist behind the theme song for CBS-TV's hit series "Family Law," where she sings a cover of the Edwin Starr classic "War."

As a contestant on the beloved "Star Search," Bauerlee was seen and heard on 250 syndicated TV stations around the country. In addition to being invited to record background vocals for Neil Young, solo achievements include the 2010 single and accompanying music video for the country-flavored "Show Me Who You Are."

"New Years Eve At Home" was produced and written by Ayhan Sahin—the founder & executive producer of Young Pals Music—and industry veteran Bernadette O'Reilly, with additional lyrics from award-winning Billboard writer & editor Chuck Taylor. Musicians comprise: Mike Sorrentino on drums, bassist Carras Paton, guitarist Boo Refiners, Rob Preuss on keyboards, Tom Gallaher on piano, and saxist Carras Paton. Jerri Bocchino and Keith Fluitt provide backing vocals.

Bauerlee and Sahin's initial meeting defines the essence of serendipity. Both were vacationing in Costa Rico, when she overheard him talking about his 15 years of songwriting and production over dinner at the next table. When he rose, she asked if he was Turkish—because she had previously hosted a TV show in Istanbul. They remained closely in touch, and when Bauerlee made it to New York from her Nashville base in 2015, their bond was etched... through the magic of music collaboration.

"New Year's" is the launch single from "Pop," the debut solo album from Sahin. The 10-track collective brings together 12+ diverse vocalists and musicians, blending organic instrumentation amid a myriad of styles, including R&B & soul, dance, jazz, country and of course... pop. All songs are written and co-produced with O'Reilly, who has also worked for three decades in artist relations, management and hit song placement.

The "Pop" album is due for release in first-quarter 2016.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Music Release Helps Dementia Patients Find Their Mojo

Band Name: Valley Of Kings
EP Title: Midnight Live

House Of Guilty Pleasures
Rock Steady

Valley Of Kings are a very soulful Rock band from the heartland of East Sussex, made up of frontman songwriter and producer Dar.Ra, Aiden Purdey and Rory Purdey, and recently witnessed that music still holds the power to reach people beyond words after creating music workshops in a Dementia care home in East Sussex recently. It was surprising to see how the residents responded to hearing music and how it triggered off past memories which brought happiness and laughter to the residents.

Dar.Ra has graced the UK national charts and dance charts with two top 40's and two number one dance records with acts signed to EMI, BMG, Festival Records (Australia) plus remixed legends like Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Tears 4 Fears, Urban Harmonix ft Rachel Brown (Faithless, Groove Armada) and many others along the way. His first solo album Soul Hours released in 2010 made album of the week of Spain's Heart FM as well as receiving support from BBC Radio, playing to over 1 million people on an air live show.

The Purdey brothers add soul to the unit, and they have a huge amount of musical DNA in their blood being related to the late great John Martyn OBE who had a 40 year career, and worked with some of the greats from Eric Clapton to Dave Gilmore.

The boys got the band together after finding out they loved the same records and began playing shows in the South East. They wrote an album in 6 months, booked into Neil Costello's (Paul Macartney/Stevie Wonder) studio and recorded the whole thing in 8 hours. The boys wanted to go back to the way records were made back in the days of the one take and release it mode.

They recorded their debut EP Midnight and found something interesting happened when Dar.Ra was doing his music workshop in a Dementia care home.

Music has a natural power to go beyond words, people with dementia hold key memories which can be triggered by certain songs which can stimulate the mind, releasing endorphins which can lift a persons spirit, when nothing else can.

'While playing certain songs its an amazing thing to see someone go from staring into space to seeing a smile break out on their face, and suddenly they want to move their body and play along to the music, it is like witnessing magic happen'.

After playing a set of tracks one of the staff put on the Midnight Live EP, the response from the residents was to play along to it, while others where tapping their feet, which was the most wonderful experience to see, after all words had failed, but music made the difference.

The music industry has taken some near death blows since the internet and the Pop Idol shows and this has changed the way people respect music and musicians, so to see music being felt by people with no agendas restores any doubt in the power of music. It goes beyond chart success and back to the reason why music is so essential to the human soul.

The Valley of Kings create a hybrid of Rock, Soul, and Reggae, mixed with a high energy that makes the Live show well worth having a look at which you can do by coming down to Printers Playhouse Eastbourne where they will be headlining on the 16th Jan with support from up and coming mod influenced band The Gallery's from Kent who recently supported Secret Affair.

The EP Midnight Live is out in Jan 2016 on Kusha Deep Records

for more info contact
Andy Purdey
01323 833989

Recording Artist Genevieve Birchman To Perform Benefit Concert Jan. 16 For Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation

One of the best New Year's resolutions is to give of one's self to benefit others. That's exactly what singer, songwriter, and recording artist Genevieve Birchman will be doing when she takes to the stage Jan. 16 for a special benefit concert at Kulak's Woodshed, a North Hollywood listening room that showcases local to Grammy-winning talent.

The venue is the perfect location for the fundraiser to benefit the Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation, a national foundation, based in North Hollywood that was inspired by the motion picture of the same name and has for the past two decades provided musical instruments to low-income students and underfunded music programs. More information is available at its website:

Birchman, who in October released her self-titled debut album, selected the Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation to benefit from the event as a way she and fellow singer and private piano teacher, Aiyana Cadwell can use their talents to benefit aspiring young music students, for which both have a passion.

Birchman's album was produced by Grammy-winning, Billboard-charting, Del Oro Music Producer, Robert Eibach. Eibach isn't surprised his artist would choose to raise money for the Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation: "I think it's wonderful that Genevieve is performing a benefit concert to help provide instruments to low-income school programs. Part of what we do as entertainers is to inspire our youth to become more involved in arts and music," Eibach said.

Birchman has a strong desire to pass her love of music on to the next generation and, in addition to recording and performing, uses her gift of music as a way to inspire and educate other young musicians.

She connected with the foundation because of its ability to bring a variety of instruments to low-income students, something the young singer feels strongly about, since she also enjoys performing on a range of string, brass and percussion instruments.

Cadwell, a local singer and recording artist, will open for Birchman at the event, performing with her band a short set that combines folk, pop, classical and jazz tunes. Cadwell is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. and Birchman will go on at 9 p.m.

Birchman will perform songs from her new EP, as well as from a recently released single, "Arrow," which she co-wrote and performed with musician and actor Teo Olivares.

A few heart-felt songs from her EP are "California Dreams" and "Runaway." With creative lyrics and haunting melodies the songs transport her listeners from the beaches and nightlife of Southern California to a small town and commune - Bormio, Italy.

Birchman's unique writing style captures moments and memories, as well as her urge to travel and experience more of life and all it offers. It's an album of adventures and experiences. Her songs also talk of "coming home" and how she "learned there are places you just don't go."

A classically trained pianist, Birchman has been writing lyrics and composing pop, jazz and classical songs for voice, piano, and guitar, for much of her adult life. She earned a bachelor's degree in music composition from Occidental College in Los Angeles, where she earned the Elinor Remick Warren award for outstanding composition. She also studied at York University in England and earned widespread recognition in the International Songwriting Competition for her song, "Both of Us," which also is featured on the Genevieve Birchman album.

While in college, Birchman performed as lead singer with the rock band Trophy Room. She's no stranger to the L.A. music scene, having also performed for a while on the open mic circuit. In fact, one of those venues was Kulak's Woodshed, where she is looking forward to returning, after coming such a long way in her career: "It's a great venue and I'm really excited about performing there again and using my music to help such a great program as Mr. Holland's Opus," she said.

The event is from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Jan. 16, at: Kulak's Woodshed, 5230 Laurel Canyon Blvd, in North Hollywood. There is a suggested donation of $10 at the door.

For more information, contact:

Fay Kendel Releases 2nd Single 'I Feel Joy'

'Something fresh for your ears and your mind. A little something about gratitude and feeling joy deep down inside...'

...Pure as the wind from a cool northern breeze..., the Danish, raised in Norway and England Songstress Fay Kendel's sophmore release 'I feel Joy' is an infectious little number penned by the soul diva herself.

"The joy one feels when another person shows them Love"; was the inspiration behind the lyrics

Delicate vocal melodies are her specialty. A sweet uplifting track that has that classic sing a long quality of the songs we used love from the 90s and beyond.

As an artiste She draws her artistic influence from classic RnB Divas like Mary j Blige & Alicia keys to name but a few, but make no mistake this talented singer has a unique voice all of her own ; I think you'll agree...

Bonus mixes provided by none other than House music don Jeremy sylvester to keep the Dancefloors of the clubs locked down.

Fay has been in the studio intensively for the past few months writing her EP which is due to hit the streets sometime in the near future.

With years of experience within the business I'm pretty sure you'll be hearing more from this hard-working Artist.

Talent.Vibes. What more do you need?

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Australian Musician Catherine Duc Nominated for GRAMMY Award

Australian musician, composer and vocalist Catherine Duc has been nominated in the 58th GRAMMY Awards for 'Best New Age Album'.

Her album 'Voyager' blends elements of ambient, Celtic, world beat and New Age music. It was mastered by Patrician Sullivan who has mastered works for John Williams and Hans Zimmer.

MusicDishTV Review: The Baghdaddios "Christmas Ain't For Lonely People"

The Baghdaddios' "Christmas@CBGBs" is a fun, cool and upbeat song with an even more bold and eye catching video!

The cartoon version of band members, Kenn, Paul, Tom and Jim, throughout the video makes the video an instant classic. It almost makes the video look like a holiday special of an old school cartoon show. This only adds to their fun and very playful Christmas vibe.

The cartoon video does a great job of allowing the viewer to follow along with the words of the song.

The clip and its cartoon characters suit punk rock to a tee. It really makes you think of how fun celebrating at the CBGB would be.

The video does show a humorous take on celebrating Christmas however for punk rock fans this will resonate perfectly.

Now let's go celebrate at the CBGB!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Soul Music Legend Charles Wright's A Million $ Worth Of Memories Presents New Year's Eve

("Express Yourself" / "Loveland")
Sultry R&B Singer CHANTÉ MOORE
("Chante's Got A Man" / "R&B Divas: LA")
R&B / Funk Soul Bands
("Fantastic Voyage" / "All the Way Live") &
BLOODSTONE ("Natural High" / "You're Still A Young Man")

(Los Angeles, CA) Join us at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, CA at 8pm for the funky grooves of headliner Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band! Special musical guests include The Original Lakeside, Bloodstone and Chanté Moore will keep the stage hot until the ball drops. A champagne toast and party favors help you bring in 2016 with fireworks, fun and soul music from many decades.

Charles Wright, the multitalented musician, singer and leader of The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band has made good use of his of his decades in the business. With a career that spans from the band's formation in the '60s to the continual sampling of hit song, "Express Yourself" in today's media, Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band's legacies are stronger than ever. "Express Yourself" has been covered and sampled by the biggest names in Hip Hop and R&B, appearing in national television commercials and major movie soundtracks including "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" and the N.W.A. movie: "Straight Out of Compton."

Proving that good music and artistry can withstand the test of time, Charles Wright has had an active solo career – releasing twenty-nine albums for independent and major labels. His latest single "I'll Give You Time" is a sweet and playful throwback to the days of torch songs and perfectly syncopated background singers. Wright's music appeals to listeners of all ages and this upcoming New Year's Eve performance will definitely increase his loyal listeners and adoring fans. Though highly regarded for expert musicality, creativity and an unmatched Soul, Funk, Pop and Blues sound, Charles has a habit of defying expectations.

Charles will be spending the evening celebrating his many accomplishments in 2015 not only the release of the new album – Let's Make Love Tonight but also the November publication of his first autobiography, "UP From Where We've Come," (currently available as an e-book and audiobook – online and in bookstores). UP From Where We've Come is a firsthand account of the struggles and triumphs that generations of Wright's family faced. It is an insight-filled journey of a sharecropper's son from Mississippi who picked cotton, grew up in abject poverty but rises to the top as a Hollywood Soul Music Legend. The 56-chapter book is a chronicle of historical significance, cultural importance and evident inspiration. (The hardcover version of the book will be released in time for Black History Month in February 2016).

This New Year's Eve concert's special musical guests are sure to pack the dance floor and make the last great night of 2015 fly by! The celebration continues with The Original Lakeside the Midwest-formed R&B funk band responsible for hits such as "It's All The Way Live," "Your Wish Is My Command" and their biggest hit, "Fantastic Voyage". Genre-crossing chameleons known as Bloodstone ("Natural High" & "You're Still A Young Man") are set to bring their soul, funk and funky rock sound to the evening's eager audience. Vocal powerhouse Chanté Moore – one of the stars of "R&B Divas: LA" will be performing her own signature brand of quintessential quiet storm jams like, "It's Alright" and "Chanté's Got A Man". Moore's recent "Unsung" episode was one of TV One's highest rated episodes for 2015.


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