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Jeff Martin (The Tea Party) Produces Exquisite Debut EP for New Australian Indie Duo, Secret Solis, with Terepai Richmond (The Whitlams) on the Drums

Adelaide, Australia, 2017-May-18 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — Between sold out tours of Australia and Canada in 2016, Jeff Martin (The Tea Party) invited new Australian indie folk / rock duo Secret Solis to record their debut EP, “Deep Down” at River House Studios near Byron Bay. The sessions produced a five track album of indie folk / rock anthems, the tracks resonating with both Led Zeppelin’s driving acoustic rock and the ethereal ballads of Pink Floyd. Jeff’s eastern palette adds an eclectic flavour to the EP that is reminiscent of his early albums with The Tea Party, as in Splendor Solis and Edges of Twilight. Terepai Richmond (The Whitlams) joins the line up on drums providing a John Bonham / Ginger Baker style foundation for the albums songs.

When asked to describe the project Martin says “I have been waiting for years to produce a sound like this at River House Studios. Of all the production work I have done over the last 25 years, including my work with The Tea Party, Secret Solis’ EP “Deep Down” is in the top five of work that I am most proud of.”

Secret Solis was formed in 2012 when established Cairns-based singer/songwriter, Kian Eder met Cally Pysden, a pianist and singer/songwriter from Adelaide. Before meeting Cally, Kian’s music was heavily influenced by Pink Floyd, The Tea Party, A Perfect Circle, and acoustic rock cross-over artists like Ben Harper. Collaborating with Cally added a new dimension to Kian’s vision, elevating the music to new heights with her soaring ethereal vocals the likes of Enya, Dido, Sia and Amy-Lee. Enter Jeff Martin as producer and musician using production techniques straight out of Jimmy Page’s playbook, and Terepai Richmond (The Whitlams) on drums and you have a special magic happening in the mix.

Martin agreed to produce the band after hearing only a small section of their demo, “Speechless Soul” and the rest is history. Jeff plays all the heavy guitars and solos, hurdy gurdy and synths including his boutique theremin. He also lends his voice to the band’s debut single, “Sunshine”. The second single, “Are You Listening?” features Jeff playing an old school rock solo unlike many have ever heard.

Both singles are now available at secretsolis.bandcamp.com

When asked what the songs are about Kian says “The songs are based on our personal experiences but ultimately we are aiming to create relatable themes that resonate with everyone. We want this music to heal, uplift and empower people to face and overcome the many challenges of life as our favourite music has done for us.”

The Debut EP “Deep Down” will be released via bandcamp on the 16th of June, 2017.

Secret Solis are currently seeking expressions of interest from record labels, managers and booking agents to take the project to the next level.
Secret Solis EPK

“Beautiful, warm and rich vocal harmonies. Makes me feel like crying, dancing and laughing. These guys really have something.” – Producer, James Sanger (Dido, Sinead O’Connor, Annie Lennox, U2, The Cure, Madonna)
Contact-Details: Company: Secret Solis

Contact: Kian Eder

Phone: +61 4 3152 2362 // +61 8 8956 2955 // +61 8 8956 8956

Website: secretsolis.com

EPK: http://onepagelink.com/secretsolis/

Sales: https://secretsolis.bandcamp.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/secretsolis/

Email: music@secretsolis.com

Roadcase Royale to Release Brand-New Single Not Giving Up on May 12th

Not Giving Up marks the band’s second single and follows their debut single release Get Loud

Los Angeles, CA, May 10, 2017 – Rock and R&B-influenced group Roadcase Royale will be releasing a brand new single entitled Not Giving Up on May 12th.  The band is fronted by Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer Nancy Wilson of Heart and Liv Warfield of Prince’s New Power Generation, and also includes members from each of their respective bands.  Not Giving Up is a hard rock song that contains politically charged lyrics, following in the footsteps of the band’s debut single, Get Loud, which debuted at the January 21st Women’s March. The video for “Not Giving Up” will also be released next week via the group’s YouTube channel.

The track opens with Ryan Waters iconic bluesy guitar riff followed by the powerful entrance of the full band. The intensity level builds up during the first verse and climaxes at the chorus with the return of the same driving guitar riff and Warfield’s searing vocals.  The song’s refrain sends a message to stay strong in today’s politically divisive times, saying, “We watch you building up the wall, We’re waiting just to see it fall,
I’m saying we’re not givin’ up, givin’ up, no.”  With powerful lyrics and their full-tilt musicianship, Roadcase Royale will be “Not Giving Up” anytime soon.

Nancy Wilson had this to say about the “Not Giving Up”:

“The first time I listened to Liv and Ryan’s track of Not Giving Up I was floored by the deceptive simplicity and the powerful message of their song. I could hear the potential to make it our own. I knew right away we would be able to take that song not just for a test drive but straight onto the big rock race track!”

More about ROADCASE ROYALE:

Led by former Prince collaborator Liv Warfield and Nancy Wilson, co-founder of Heart, ROADCASE ROYALE has a rich background in rock and R&B. Warfield, Wilson, and their bandmates bring their decades of experience from the upper echelon of the music industry to ROADCASE ROYALE, along with a renewed sense of direction and drive. Joining Wilson and Warfield are Warfield’s lead guitarist and musical director Ryan Waters and Heart veterans Dan Rothchild (bass), Ben Smith (Drums) and Chris Joyner (Keys). Each of these members shine in ROADCASE ROYALE with their various sensibilities creating the group’s sensitive, passionate, and driving rock and R&B sound.

Follow ROADCASE ROYALE on:

Website: http://www.roadcaseroyale.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/roadcaseroyale

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/roadcaseroyale/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/roadcaseroyale

For more information or a review copy of “Get Loud” or “Not Giving Up” please contact:

Contact:

Chip Schutzman

Miles High Productions

PO Box 93157

Hollywood, CA 90093

323-806-0400

chip@mileshighproductions.com 

http://www.roadcaseroyale.com/

Sweet Honey in the Rock Announces Plans to Perform and Protest in Song for Scheduled Dates in North Carolina May 13/14

Internationally renowned a cappella ensemble and activists, SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK, whose mission is empowerment, education and entertainment have announced they will proceed with their scheduled engagements in Goldsboro at the Paramount Theatre, May 13th, and  High Point Theatre, May 14th, in North Carolina.

New York, NY, May 14, 2016 – Internationally renowned a cappella ensemble and activists, SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK, whose mission is empowerment, education and entertainment have announced they will proceed with their scheduled engagements in Goldsboro at the Paramount Theatre, May 13th, and  High Point Theatre, May 14th, in North Carolina. They will protest in song to express their opposition to the passage of the HB2 anti-transgender (so-called “bathroom law”) that has embroiled North Carolina in a national controversy.

In their official announcement, the group stated, “Sweet Honey in the Rock has always stood for justice, freedom, dignity, and basic human rights for all people, regardless of race, religion, age, ability, economic status, political affiliation, national origin, gender identity, or sexual orientation, and our diverse audiences reflect these principles. In 2010, we joined many other artists in the boycott against the unjust policy in Arizona (SB 1070) By declining to perform, however, we were constantly reminded by those in the struggle that they needed our voices for support. ”

“Although we do not endorse the recent passing of the unjust HB2 anti-transgender law in North Carolina, we will honor our prior commitments (Goldsboro, May 13; High Point, May 14) to offer music which will uplift and inspire all those who believe it is imperative to stand together against injustice.  We who believe in freedom cannot rest.”

For more information on Sweet Honey In The Rock, please visit their website: http://sweethoneyintherock.org/

Media Contact for Interviews/Requests: Chip Schutzman – Miles High Productions, 323-806-0400/chip@mileshighproductions.com

Contact:
Chip Schutzman
Miles High Productions
P.O. Box 93157
Hollywood, CA 90093
323 806-0400

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Sweet Honey in the Rock Launches $35,000 Indiegogo Campaign

For 40th Anniversary “Forty & Fierce” Show Production and Tour

New York, NY, September 11, 2013 – SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK, the venerable and Grammy nominated a cappella ensemble has announced the launch of their first ever fan driven funding endeavor with Indiegogo. The Indiegogo campaign target goal is to raise $35,000. The funds will be used to offset production costs for SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY: FORTY & FIERCE show and tour which will be celebrated from January 2014 – January 2015.

“We did a lot of talking, soul-searching, and brainstorming and ultimately felt that the independent spirit that has fueled all our artistic endeavors and been the driving force to our longevity couldn’t be better served than by partnering with our fans and Indiegogo on this milestone celebration and venture,” stated Sweet Honey’s Carol Maillard.

Sweet Honey’s “FORTY & FIERCE” show will be the group’s most ambitious and adventurous live performance presentation to date. It will be their first scripted show, helmed by noted Director/Choreographer Dianne McIntyre. It will feature several new original compositions, medley’s comprised of some of their most popular songs, special guest musicians and vocalists, and intimate personal stories by each member that will be woven into a retrospective look at their incredible journey over the past four decades.

The group also intends to make it their most technically advanced show as well. It will feature theatrical designed and extensive lighting, a visual fusion of archival film/video and still images, newly created performance costumes, and special staging/set components.

The Indiegogo funds will be dedicated entirely to covering the production costs for the show, which is being independently produced by their company, SHE-ROCKS 5 Productions. The group is currently in the embryonic creative and development process, but will kick-off their anniversary year with performances at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Auditorium, February 12th, the Music Center at Strathmore in Washington, DC., March 1st, and the prestigious “Celebrity Series in Boston” at Symphony Hall on March 2nd. They are also planning a FORTY & FIERCE television special and a commemorative CD comprised of forty of the most popular songs they’ve recorded and released on twenty-three CD’s since their inception.

Sweet Honey fan contributions are tiered on several levels starting from $10.00. The ensemble is offering a wide range of perks to their fans in exchange for contributions including; VIP concert tickets and post-concert Meet & Greets; a wide range of never before released memorabilia; tee-shirts; specially packaged musical downloads; and other promotional items and merchandise.

For more information about SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY: FORTY & FIERCE Indiegogo campaign go to http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/sweet-honey-in-the-rock-still-fierce-at-forty

Contact:
Chip Schutzman
Miles High Productions
P.O. Box 93157
Hollywood, CA 90093
323-806-0400
chip@mileshighproductions.com
http://www.mileshighproductions.com

Sweet Honey In The Rock Will Bid Farewell to Long Time Band Member Dr. Ysaye M. Barnwell in 2013

SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK, the venerable and Grammy Award-nominated a cappella ensemble that is currently celebrating its’ 39th performance season will bid farewell to one of its’ most tenured and revered member’s Dr. Ysaye M. Barnwell

New York, NY, February 05, 2013 – SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK, the venerable and Grammy Award-nominated a cappella ensemble that is currently celebrating its’ 39th performance season will bid farewell to one of its’ most tenured and revered member’s Dr. Ysaye M. Barnwell, when she officially exits the group the at end of May this year to pursue several of her own career endeavors.

Barnwell’s inimitable and distinctive bass tones were added to the DC based a cappella quartet in 1979 after being scouted and invited by the ensemble’s founder/ creator Dr. Bernice Reagon. Reagon (who retired in 2004) formed the group in 1973 along with Louise Robinson, Carol Maillard and Mie, while teaching a vocal workshop at the legendary D.C. Black Repertory Theatre Company. Both Maillard and Robinson took a sabbatical from the group in 1976, returning in1992 and 2004, respectively. The current line-up comprises Maillard, Barnwell, Robinson, Aisha Kahlil (who joined in 1981), Nitanju Bolade Casel (who joined in 1985) and Shirley Childress Saxton, an American Sign Language interpreter who has been performing ASL with the group since 1981.

SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK’S sterling legacy as songwriters, activists, inspirational performers, and musical innovators has endured and weathered twenty-three personnel changes since its’ inception. In the light of the various configurations, their patented and unique five-part harmonized fusion of African chants, blues, jazz, soul, gospel, and rhythm & blues has built a worldwide following and generated 23 original and revered recordings.

“We are very sad to see Ysaye go,” says Carol Maillard, “but we know she’s embarking on a wonderful world of projects and accomplishments that she’ll undoubtedly achieve. She will always be a part of us and who knows when we might see her on the Sweet Honey stage again!”

“I have loved and deeply appreciated being a part of and contributing to the ensemble and legacy of Sweet Honey over the past 34 years,” stated Barnwell.

“The women of Sweet Honey will be my sisters forever, but I’ve felt a sense of calling to devote more of my personal and professional time to other projects that I’m very passionate about and have been nurturing for some time.”

SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK has revealed plans to eventually add a new member, and will be holding auditions over the next several months in preparation for their,

SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK 40th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: FORTY AND FIERCE, which will be launched and presented from late October 2013 – October 2014. The group is currently developing an entirely new theatrical production and show to commemorate their four decades of history- making music.

Barnwell will continue to be an integral part of all the ensemble’s live performances thru mid-May, 2013, including a series of international performances in Gent, Belgium, London, England, Muscat, Oman, and several cities in Australia in late March and early April.

Barnwell’s last recording with SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK will be released by Appleseed Recordings on February 26, 2012. The album entitled, SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK: A TRIBUTE, LIVE! JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER pays homage to the songs of several legendary jazz icons including Abbey Lincoln, Miriam Makeba, Odetta and Nina Simone. The double-CD is a live recording of their sold out performances at JALC’s Rose Theatre in April 2011 which also featured a contemporary jazz trio. They will perform several of songs from their new CD in all their forthcoming dates, and will reprise the full live Tribute show at the Kimmel Theater in Philadelphia, February 28; the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, March 1; NJPAC in Newark, March 2; BB Kings in New York. March 5; and the Howard Theater in Washington, DC, March 7.

Upon her departure from Sweet Honey, Dr. Barnwell plans to devote more of her time to her other career interests which include presenting vocal community workshops, conducting, composing, and further developing several major projects. Among them, THE FORTUNE’S BONES project that was commissioned and presented by the University of Maryland at the Clarice Smith Center in February 2012.

Artist Official Website: www.sweethoneyintherock.org

For further information about SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK contact Chip Schutzman at Miles High Productions: chip@mileshighproductions.com or 323-806-0400.

Contact:
Chip Schutzman
Miles High Productions
P.O. Box 93157
Hollywood, CA 90093
323-806-0400
chip@mileshighproductions.com
http://www.mileshighproductions.com

Sweet Honey In The Rock Will Bid Farewell to Long Time Band Member Dr. Ysaye M. Barnwell in 2013

SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK, the venerable and Grammy Award-nominated a cappella ensemble that is currently celebrating its’ 39th performance season will bid farewell to one of its’ most tenured and revered member’s Dr. Ysaye M. Barnwell

New York, NY, February 05, 2013 – SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK, the venerable and Grammy Award-nominated a cappella ensemble that is currently celebrating its’ 39th performance season will bid farewell to one of its’ most tenured and revered member’s Dr. Ysaye M. Barnwell, when she officially exits the group the at end of May this year to pursue several of her own career endeavors.

Barnwell’s inimitable and distinctive bass tones were added to the DC based a cappella quartet in 1979 after being scouted and invited by the ensemble’s founder/ creator Dr. Bernice Reagon. Reagon (who retired in 2004) formed the group in 1973 along with Louise Robinson, Carol Maillard and Mie, while teaching a vocal workshop at the legendary D.C. Black Repertory Theatre Company. Both Maillard and Robinson took a sabbatical from the group in 1976, returning in1992 and 2004, respectively. The current line-up comprises Maillard, Barnwell, Robinson, Aisha Kahlil (who joined in 1981), Nitanju Bolade Casel (who joined in 1985) and Shirley Childress Saxton, an American Sign Language interpreter who has been performing ASL with the group since 1981.

SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK’S sterling legacy as songwriters, activists, inspirational performers, and musical innovators has endured and weathered twenty-three personnel changes since its’ inception. In the light of the various configurations, their patented and unique five-part harmonized fusion of African chants, blues, jazz, soul, gospel, and rhythm & blues has built a worldwide following and generated 23 original and revered recordings.

“We are very sad to see Ysaye go,” says Carol Maillard, “but we know she’s embarking on a wonderful world of projects and accomplishments that she’ll undoubtedly achieve. She will always be a part of us and who knows when we might see her on the Sweet Honey stage again!”

“I have loved and deeply appreciated being a part of and contributing to the ensemble and legacy of Sweet Honey over the past 34 years,” stated Barnwell.

“The women of Sweet Honey will be my sisters forever, but I’ve felt a sense of calling to devote more of my personal and professional time to other projects that I’m very passionate about and have been nurturing for some time.”

SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK has revealed plans to eventually add a new member, and will be holding auditions over the next several months in preparation for their,

SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK 40th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: FORTY AND FIERCE, which will be launched and presented from late October 2013 – October 2014. The group is currently developing an entirely new theatrical production and show to commemorate their four decades of history- making music.

Barnwell will continue to be an integral part of all the ensemble’s live performances thru mid-May, 2013, including a series of international performances in Gent, Belgium, London, England, Muscat, Oman, and several cities in Australia in late March and early April.

Barnwell’s last recording with SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK will be released by Appleseed Recordings on February 26, 2012. The album entitled, SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK: A TRIBUTE, LIVE! JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER pays homage to the songs of several legendary jazz icons including Abbey Lincoln, Miriam Makeba, Odetta and Nina Simone. The double-CD is a live recording of their sold out performances at JALC’s Rose Theatre in April 2011 which also featured a contemporary jazz trio. They will perform several of songs from their new CD in all their forthcoming dates, and will reprise the full live Tribute show at the Kimmel Theater in Philadelphia, February 28; the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, March 1; NJPAC in Newark, March 2; BB Kings in New York. March 5; and the Howard Theater in Washington, DC, March 7.

Upon her departure from Sweet Honey, Dr. Barnwell plans to devote more of her time to her other career interests which include presenting vocal community workshops, conducting, composing, and further developing several major projects. Among them, THE FORTUNE’S BONES project that was commissioned and presented by the University of Maryland at the Clarice Smith Center in February 2012.

Artist Official Website: www.sweethoneyintherock.org

For further information about SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK contact Chip Schutzman at Miles High Productions: chip@mileshighproductions.com or 323-806-0400.

Contact:
Chip Schutzman
Miles High Productions
P.O. Box 93157
Hollywood, CA 90093
323-806-0400
chip@mileshighproductions.com
http://www.mileshighproductions.com

“Turn the Lights Off” is Steadily Climbing the Charts

Superstar 9000 is Taking Over the Summer with His New Hit Single

Atlanta, GA, June 31, 2012 – If you’re a Superstar 9000 fan then you’re in for a major treat. The Atlanta Emcee has released the official single of the summer. For the past few years Superstar 9000 has been quietly building his fan-base. He has been secretly taking the Atlanta Hip-Hop/Rock market by storm. Superstar 9000 first gain attention with his last single “Thunderstorm” which featured Atlanta recording artist Stuey Rock.

“Turn the Lights Off” is the debut single by Superstar 9000 featuring Ka’Leo. The song has grown its own wings and spread like a wild fire. This infectious single has already started gaining massive airplay on major radio throughout the US and Canada. Thus far “Turn the Lights Off” is already spinning on 88 radio stations, and is expected to do even better as the weeks progress.

The sure fact that “Turn the Lights Off” has picked up so much momentum comes as no surprise to his true fans. Superstar 9000 is a force to be reckoned with because he’s such a naturally talented musician. This Georgia based artist has recently picked up more show dates, he will be performing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Superstar 9000 is currentlyaccepting dates for shows as well as press and photo opportunities. If interested in working with Superstar 9000 please contact his management and public relations teams.

RADIO SPINS AS OF JUNE 25, 2012

MAJOR RADIO AM/ FM

KGZG FM – Spokane, WA

WRSV FM – Rocky Mountain, NC

WIIZ FM – Augusta, GA

WRVZ FM – Charleston, WV

WHWT FM – Huntsville, AL

WCCG FM – Fayetteville, NC

WNHT FM – Ft. Wayne, IN

KFRH FM – Las Vegas, NV

WEUP FM – Huntsville, AL

KREV FM – San Francisco, CA

XHTO FM- El Paso, TX

COLLEGE RADIO

KCSB – Santa Barbara, CA

KIDE – Hoopa, CA

WCNI – New London, CT

WTCC – Springfield, MA

WUMD – North Dartmouth, MA

WERU – Augusta, ME

WNMC – Traverse, MI

KFAI – Minneapolis, MN

KSTO – North Field, MN

CHMR – St. Johns, NL

M3 – New York, NY

WDWN – Auburn, NY

WWSU – Dayton, OH

KBOO – Portland, OR

CHYZ – Ste- Foy, QC

AGGIE RADIO – Logan, UT

WRIR – Richmond, VA

KUWS – Superior, WI

INTERNET RADIO

V-100 FM- Richmond, VA

DGR – Houston, TX

KPTR – Atlanta, GA

PARTY 105.2 – Greensboro, NC

STAR 95.7 FM – San Francisco, CA

POWER 92 FM – Memphis, TN

THE ZONE 88.1 FM – Miami, FL

Cyber Music Box – Palm Dale, CA

BLAZIN NEW MUSIC – Cleveland, OH

WDGR – DJ KELZ – Tampa, FL

KTMR FM – Atlanta, GA

PURE SOUNDS RADIO – Chicago, IL

Contact:
WILL
Super Entertainment Recordings
Tel: 678-663-5679
Email: teamsuperstar9000@gmail.com
Web: www.Super-Ent.com
http://www.superstar9000.com

ABOUT Superstar 9000:
Superstar 9000 is an American Hip-Hop/Rock recording artist and writer from Atlanta, GA. Superstar 9000 got his start in music by performing in local talent shows and artist showcases throughout the South. Thus far Superstar 9000 has opened up shows for several major recording artists and has also released various mix-tapes. Superstar 9000 comes compliments of Super Entertainment Recordings. Super Ent. Recordings is an Atlanta, GA based recording and production company. For more information regarding Superstar 9000 please follow him at: www.Twitter.com/Superstar_9000 .

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