Archives: June 2013

1st Single From New Jamie Grace Album Coming

See Jamie Grace on the Hits Deep Tour 2013

w/ TobyMac, Brandon Heath, Mandisa, Colton Dixon, Chris August & Capital Kings

11/7 Huntington, WV

11/8 Johnson City, TN

11/9 Baltimore, MD

11/14 Fort Meyers, FL

11/16 West Palm Beach, FL

11/17 Jacksonville, FL

11/21 Kansas City, KS

11/22 Council Bluffs, IA

11/23 Chicago, IL

11/24 Huntsville, AL

12/5 Reading PA

12/6 Bridgeport, CT

12/7 New York, NY

12/8 Salisbury, MD

12/12 Tulsa, OK

12/14 Cape Girardeau, MO

12/15 Indianapolis, IN

The Kicks Release New “1984” Music Video Featured as NoiseTrade’s New and Notable Artist

The Kicks Release New “1984” Music Video

The Kicks Release New “1984” Music Video

Nashville’s favorite rock band, The Kicks, release their new music video “1984”; the second music video from their current album, Tonight Changes Everything. Simultaneously with the launch of their video, The Kicks are currently featured as a New and Notable artist on NoiseTrade, providing fans an opportunity to download the Tonight Changes Everything at no cost.

During the creative process for the “1984” music video, the band collaborated with videographers Grant Howard, Ryan Bernal, and Austin Gros. Collectively they aimed for a look and feel of an old VHS tape to capture the nostalgia of the time period to which the song refers. The video was filmed at numerous live venues including Exit/In in Nashville, TN, Smith’s Olde Bar in Atlanta, GA, Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, GA, the Bijou Theatre in Knoxville, TN, and The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC.

Tonight Changes Everything continues to celebrate and honor the best rock and roll of the last half century while simultaneously embracing many of the most impressive aspects of today’s modern music scene. With the guidance and expertise of Grammy Award winning producers Mitch Dane and Vance Powell (Jack White, Raconteurs, Kings of Leon) and a collection of guitars, amps and effect pedals that in other circumstances would qualify as a decent inventory for a boutique music shop, this Kicks release is potent, focused, perfectly realized and brutally catchy.

“1984” is slated for the upcoming film, Skating to New York which will join the roster of The Kicks previously accumulated television sync placements that include, Pretty Little Liars, Vampire Diaries, Underemployed, Buck Wild, Bones, The Real World: Portland, Ready For Love, Franklin and Bash, Wake Brothers, the Lowes Spring Campaign Commercial, and the Lifetime Movie: Blue Lagoon.;

Musician Norm Adams

Norm Adams

Norm Adams

Norm Adams

Genre
Adult Contemporary, Pop, Pop Rock, R&B, Dance

Location
United States

Label
Musik and Film

Website
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Biography:

Top 10! (The “Topchoons” Chart Show on Music World Radio, London, UK)

“Get to know Norm Adams”—Alwayz Therro Magazine

“Old School quality with a New School vibe…”—Uncle Earl, Host of ‘The Ultimate Underground Experience’, KCLA & KLED, Los Angeles, CA USA

“HOT!!” –Sentoria Green, Host of ‘The Green Room’, Indie 100 Radio, Burbank, CA USA

“Wow…this is nice!”—Clubmaster Steele, DJ and Editor in Chief of Entrigue Magazine

“I dig this”—MP Marcus, Host of ‘The P4E1 Show’, 102.5 Innacity FM, London, UK

 

Musik Radio Promotions presents Bruise

Musik Radio Promotions presents Bruise

Bruise

Genre
Country, Adult Contemporary, Folk, Jazz ~ defies generalization

Location
United Kingdom

Label
POPla

Website
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Biography:

“The most original band in the country at the moment, truly unique.”

Pete Smith (Grammy award-winning producer Sting, The Police, Squeeze)

“it really is A fantastic album, a ‘Janice Loves’ ”

Janice Long BBC Radio 2

“Breathtaking!” Tom Robinson BBC 6 Music

 

“This London based duo throw samples and electronic rhythms into a heady mix of swirling guitars and driving percussion. Isobel Morris’s voice hovers somewhere between pristine folk and edgy choruses that hint at a wider audience.”  The Wire

BRUISE are:

Isobel Morris

Jim Kimberley

Biography:

After a decade of cutting a maverick swathe through the industry Bruise have three albums, thousands of gigs, US and European festival appearances, airplay from Japan to the US and a reputation to be proud of. Traveling world wide to deliver stylish and emotive performances this duo are probably Britains best kept secret. Supports, collaborations and sessions with artists as varied as great blues/folk songwriter & guitar virtuoso Mark Knopfler, spacerock royalty Hawkwind, country phenomenon Leanne Rhymes, folk hero Dick Gaughan, mean their talents are endorsed by quality.

This emotionally driven band have recently released their third and definitive album Little Victories, receiving great reviews from indi-press and bookings from quality venues. Currently touring to promote the release of Little Victories the live shows have been monumental, with the musicianship, the depth of songwriting and the sense of occasion of a band MUCH bigger than themselves. The intimate venues they play are elevated to cult “I was there” status and audiences dance, cry and leave a little altered.

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Food Drive Highlights Day 1 of All-Star Week

MARQUETTE, MI – Day 1 of the All-Star week is in the books. What a day! All of the players checked in and each team completed two practices. Both teams got to practice once in the Dome, and for many, it was the first time being in the Dome and playing on the turf. The coaches talked early and often about making the most of their opportunities and taking advantage of the time here to make new friends.

However, even with football in the front of everyone’s mind again, the highlight of the day was the food drive which benefitted the Beacon House food pantry. Over 800 pounds of food was collected and donated by the players, and it came at the perfect time for the Beacon House.

A Beacon House representative said “Our cupboards were almost completely empty, and we were praying for something to happen that would help us”. That something was the generosity of the All-Star players and their families.

The Beacon House provides housing for people who have loved ones receiving medical care in the Marquette area. It is an organization that survives on donations from the U.P. community. Steve Mariucci and Tom Izzo, both Iron Mountain natives, also support the Beacon House through their celebrity golf outing each year. “This food stocked our pantry, and will keep us full for many months. We thank you for your generosity.”

Upon arriving, the players did not have much chance to relax. After getting settled into their rooms and having a quick lunch, there was a brief team meeting with all participants. Once the general expectations were given, the group split up and each team began their practices.

East head coach Coach Jeff Olson, whose Ishpeming Hematites were recently crowned State Champions, brought two of his own staff with him. Olson has coached twice before in the All-Star Game. The East team had a very brief meeting with the players, then got right into practice. They worked more individually in their position groups to start with, getting their basic techniques refined before putting it all together in full formations. By the second practice, players got enough repetitions to feel more comfortable with each other and plays began to look more smoothly. The coaches regularly met before and after practice to discuss personnel and where players could be moved to best suit their strengths. Olson’s Ishpeming staff include Scott Syrjala (2008 All-Star Coach) and Dion Brown. The other East staff includes Marty Spencer (2009 All-Star Coach), Brad Wiljanen (Bark River-Harris), Gordi Campbell and Michael Lynn (Sault Ste Marie).

Coach Joe Reddinger of North Dickinson also had a quick team meeting, then jumped right into practice. The West team also broke up and spent time in individual drills with different groups working on position-specific skills and techniques. The quarterbacks, receivers and backs started to develop some chemistry, and the lineman really began to settle in and work well with each other by the end of the second practice. As with the East, the West spent some time working as a whole group to see how the pieces will all fit together. Reddinger brought Mike Christian from his own staff, and the other West coaches include: Jerry Reddinger (Joe’s brother) from Kingsford, Chad Brandt and Logan Carlson from Stephenson and Troy Reuter from Menominee.

It is hard to tell at this point which team has an advantage. Both teams are working hard to figure out their personnel and where each player can help the team in the best way. We will have to see how the week progresses, but both teams look to be very focused on their own game plans.

Other All-Star Updates: Econo Foods and Super One groceries also donated power bars, sports drinks and snacks for all of the players and coaches, which will be given out as the week progresses. With the players having been away from football for quite some time, they will need the extra nutrition between meals to keep their energy peaking.

Day 2 (Tuesday) will see everyone settle in to a regular routine of two practices, along with Media Day in the evening. Team and individual pictures will be taken and players will be available for interviews to any attending media.

Greg Pope

Greg Pope

Greg Pope

 

Greg Pope

Genre
Country, Alt. Country, Adult Contemporary

Location
United States

Label
Musik and Film

Website
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Biography:

That Did It For Me is a great country song

When It Gets That Bad was written and performed by Greg Pope and Kyle Cook of Matchbox 20

Writing with names like Dierks Bentley, Don Pfrimmer and Kyle Cook of Matchbox Twenty, Greg’s skills grew and his resolve intensified. Taking inspiration from country artists like George Strait and Kenny Chesney as well as rock legends like U2 and Journey, he molded those influences into a sound all his own. He searches for stories and melodies in the people he meets and strives to create music that will stand the test of time.

Excelling at piano at the age of 8, and guitar at 11, Greg Pope’s drive to understand and master a variety of music – from rock to pop to country – help to shape his unique voice and sound. Ultimately, it was country music that won him, driving him to focus on his songwriting and make the move to Nashville.

Greg’s new album, “The Great Unknown”, was released August 1, 2011 and is available on iTunes and CDBaby.

 

LaGaylia

LaGaylia

LaGaylia

LaGaylia

Genre
R&B , Soul ,Funk ,Neo Soul , Jazz, Pop, Rock

Location
Sweden

Label
Billberg Entertainment

Website
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Biography:

LAGAYLIA FRAZIER

Since her arrival in Sweden in 2001 LaGaylia has mesmerized audiences through unforgettable live concerts and Tv appearances. Three words capture her artistry: Soul, Energy, Edge. A singer and performer of a world class stature is now ready to take a major step on the global music scene!

By reading her device – ”Energy is ageless” – you get the message. What better defines LaGaylia’s artistry, voice and expression? She radiates agelessness in a world more obsessed with youth than maturity. Her music – soul/jazz – is not limited by current trends. Her energized stage personality communicates ageless power.

Already a rising star back home in Florida, managed by Premier Artists, Eliot Weisman, who was responsible for such names as Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli and Sammy Davis Jr., LaGaylia became extremely well-known on the US market for her impeccable live performances. While in the US she collaborated with such names as Emilio Estefan, Ric Wake, Don Costa and her participation in the blockbuster hit The Specialist starring Sylvester Stallone, resulted in a top 12 position on Billboards Dance chart with the single ”Shower Me with Love”.

LaGaylia’s entry in Sweden in 2001 drew tremendous attention from audiences and media alike, receiving overwhelming response and praising reviews. In addition to working alongside Scandinavia’s top artists, she also collaborated with international stars Glenn Hughes, Albert Lee, Gino Vannelli, Paul Carrack, Wynne Evans and most recently in August 2012 with Quincy Jones in the concert ”A Quincy Jones Celebration” at Ystad Jazz Festival.

LaGaylia has been featured in countless Tv performances throughout Scandinavia including The Polar Music Prize, Happy Birthday Victoria (annual Tv broadcast celebration of Sweden’s Crown Princess) and the highly publicized Rhapsody in Rock. In China LaGaylia has become a household name with several concerts in major Tv shows broadcasted to an audience of over 1 Billion people through CCTV. Since many years LaGaylia is featured in Stockholm/Arlanda’s ”Hall of Fame” gallery.

LaGaylia released her first album – ”LaGaylia Uncovered” in 2007. The album was a flirt with the mainstream pop genre although with an obvious touch of soul. The album spawned a number one position in the Baltic Song Contest with the track “Over and Over Again”.

In 2012 her collaboration with the internationally renowned Swedish jazz pianist Jan Lundgren, resulted in a live album and an extremely successful tour throughout Sweden. The album, “Until it’s time”, held the number 1 position on the Swedish Jazz charts for over a month. The tour received lyrical reviews where a united press praised the edgy meeting between jazz and soul.

Internationally she was acclaimed by the top rated English magazine The Jazz Journal with quotes such as: ”LaGaylia is a real find and ought not to be confined to any one location in the world” – ”Minutes and then over an hour fled by as the audience was enchanted by her enormous vocal range, agile phrasing, fearsome soul-jazz power and dynamic physical performance”. LaGaylia’s personal and souly approach to jazz rewarded her with the ”Anita O’Day Award”.

2013 means a major undertaking in the music industry for LaGaylia. Her deepened insights reflecting her true love of soul music and what she calls ”the living soul” inspired her to turn her expression into lyrics and music resulting in a true soul experience exuding the very essence of her musical vein. Sweden has not been the birthplace of an international soul experience…….until now.

The first release, That Girl, presents an EP with six tracks planned for a fall release 2013, followed by an album in 2014.

 

Island Resort Championship Offering Junior Clinics by Symetra Tour Players

Island Resort Championship - Junior Clinics by Symetra Tour Players

Junior Clinics by Symetra Tour Players

(HARRIS, Mich.) – The Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass Golf Club will host two free junior clinics June 25-26, giving kids a chance to learn from LPGA Symetra Tour players.

Open to ages 10-14, sessions will be held at the Sweetgrass Golf Club driving range at 4 p.m. EST on both days. Participants will receive an Island Resort Championship shirt and tickets to the tournament, June 28-30.

Registration is open to the first 48 applicants for each day’s activities. To sign up, parents or guardians should call the Sweetgrass golf shop at 906.723.2251.

“These clinics have been very popular and are a great way for kids to interact with the pros,” says Tony Mancilla, co-chair of the Island Resort Championship. “It’s a positive program that shows the strong character of these athletes to our community’s youth.”

The Symetra Tour comes to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula with 144 professional women golfers competing for a $115,000 purse and chance to win their 2014 LPGA Tour card. The top five money winners for the Tour to date are Jaclyn Sweeney, Melissa Eaton, Giulia Molinaro, Christine Song and Sue Kim. Leah Wigger, 2012 champion, is expected to defend her title.

Tournament tickets are available now via sweetgrassgolfclub.com or at the Island Resort Showroom box office. Three-day passes cost $10 for grounds access and include entry into daily prize drawings during the event. Several area schools and community foundations are also selling tickets, keeping 100 percent of the profits. A complete list of participating groups can be found on the course’s website.

For more information: www.sweetgrassgolfclub.com/symetra-tour-2013

About the Championship

Welcoming the world’s brightest new talent in women’s professional golf, the Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass is a Symetra Tour – Road to the LPGA event held at Sweetgrass Golf Club in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The 54-hole stroke-play event will be held June 28-30, 2013. Located in Harris, Michigan, Sweetgrass Golf Club is situated at the Island Resort & Casino, and is owned/operated by the Hannahville Indian Community of the Potawatomi Nation.

For more information: sweetgrassgolfclub.com.

About the Symetra Tour
The Symetra Tour – Road to the LPGA, is the official developmental tour of the LPGA and enters its 33nd competitive season in 2013. With the continued support of its umbrella sponsor, Symetra, the Tour’s mission is to prepare the world’s best young women professional golfers for a successful career on the LPGA Tour. Top-10 money winners will receive full, equal status for the following season on the LPGA Tour.

The 2013 schedule includes 15 tournaments with stops in nine U.S. states and a total purse of $1.8 million. With more than 500 alumnae moving on to the LPGA, former Symetra Tour players have won a total of 365 LPGA titles, including 39 major championships. Symetra Tour events have contributed more than $5 million to charitable organizations throughout the nation since 1989.

For more information: www.SymetraTour.com.

About Sweetgrass and the Island Resort & Casino

Sweetgrass Golf Club, site of the 2013 Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass (an LPGA Futures Tour stop), was designed by Michigan-native Paul Albanese and opened in 2008. It continues to garner national recognition as a Top-20 public course in Michigan by GOLF Magazine and Golfweek.

Boasting more than 1,200 slot machines and 24/7 Vegas-style gaming, the Island Resort & Casino offers craps, Blackjack, roulette, poker and more. The Island hosts top musical acts from a variety of musical genres. Dining options include the Firekeeper’s Restaurant, 5 Bridges Pub and Restaurant, and Coral Reef Grille. Live music in the lounge, the Club Four One nightclub, a swimming pool and conference center are other popular res