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THE RADDICAL’s 2020-Defining Single “{dear universe}” Inspires Positivity With Music Video Highlighting Recent Events

DT: NOVEMBER 24, 2020

FM: KELLY WALSH/MITCH SCHNEIDER, SRO PR

THE RADDICAL’s
2020-DEFINING SONG
[dear universe]
INSPIRES POSITIVITY AMIDST TUMULTUOUS YEAR

“If 2020 were a song, ‘[dear universe]’ would be it,” proclaim Extra (10/27/20) regarding the head-turning debut single from Los Angeles-based alternative rock/pop project THE RADDICAL. The track is an empowering call-to-arms to humankind and its accompanying music video (as seen below) sheds light on current events that have plagued the year including the global pandemic, school shootings, an increase in homelessness, wildfires, police brutality, systemic racism, militant nationalism and isolationism with a mix of images and news clips. “[dear universe]” also includes audio provided by the estate of Charlie Chaplin from his ‘Final Speech’ in the 1940 film The Great Dictator:

You, the people have the power – the power to create machines.
The power to create happiness!
You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful,
to make this life a wonderful adventure.
Let us use that power
!”

“This year has been so many levels of crazy and hurt, it’s almost impossible to stay hopeful, but we have to,” says THE RADDICAL’s founder Dann Saxton. “Humans are resilient. We’ll push through the virus and keep pushing for peace, love, and equality. Life feels stagnant now, but the future is an exciting place.”

Watch “[dear universe]” music video below or stream/download it at https://www.theraddical.com/.

Photo Credit: Anastasia Blackman

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GLOBAL LIVE Announces “SB19 – Monsoon Relief” Event on November 27

DT: NOVEMBER 24, 2020

FM: MITCH SCHNEIDER/KELLY WALSH, SRO PR

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GLOBAL LIVE
Presents
“SB19 – MONSOON RELIEF”
Charity Livestream Event
NOVEMBER 27 at 10 PM PT

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW

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Streaming initiative GLOBAL LIVE will partner with Filipino-pop group SB19 to re-air their livestream performance from Manila last Friday (November 20) to raise funds for charities assisting with flood relief efforts following the destruction of Typhoon Vamco across the Philippines. SB19’s thrilling live show was originally aired to ticket holders in 48 countries from the comfort of their homes. Due to the aftermath and disruptions caused by Typhoon Vamco, unfortunately many fans missed out on tickets or were unable to access the show. The special charity event will take place this Friday, November 27 at 10:00 P.M. Pacific Time Zone (USA). Tickets are on sale now via https://global.live with all profits going to charity.

EVENT DETAILS
WHAT: “SB19 – Monsoon Relief” livestream
WHEN: Friday, November 27 at 10:00 P.M. Pacific Time Zone (US)
TICKETS: https://global.live/

SB19–the popular boy band from the Philippines–has seen a meteoric rise to global fame over the past two years after gaining international recognition when they became the first Filipino group to chart on the Billboard Next Big Sound chart as well as becoming the first Filipino act to enter the Billboard Social 50, debuting at #28. In March, SB19 were chosen as an emerging artist on Spotify’s RADAR program. They are also the first P-Pop band to be managed by a Korean K-Pop management and entertainment company with each of its members being singer-songwriters and dancers who choreograph their own shows.

GLOBAL LIVE’s platform has previously showcased international artists including Australia’s Timmy Trumpet (currently ranked as the #10 DJ in the world) who delivered an explosive world-first livestreamed performance direct from the Sydney Cricket Ground and Jeff Martin, lead singer of the Canadian rock band The Tea Party. The platform presents the best seats in the house offering music fans the chance to watch their favorite artists in the comfort of their own home.

For more information on GLOBAL LIVE and upcoming events, please visit:
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Ahmet Zappa’s Monsterfoot Productions Acquires Rights To Classic Weird-Ohs Monster Hot Rod Model Kits

DATE: NOVEMBER 23, 2020

FROM: MARCEE RONDAN/MITCH SCHNEIDER

AHMET ZAPPA’S
MONSTERFOOT PRODUCTIONS
REVS UP DEVELOPMENT FOR
CLASSIC DRAG RACING MONSTER TOY LINE
WEIRD-OHS

AHMET ZAPPA’s L.A.-based entertainment company, Monsterfoot Productions, has acquired the rights to develop and create new shows and media based on the classic Weird-Ohs monster hot rod model kits of the 1960’s.

Weird-Ohs is the brainchild of William “Bill” Campbell, who in the early ‘60s set out to design a wild cast of ‘monsters in hot rods’ along the lines of Ed “Big Daddy” Roth’s designs. The Hawk Model Company released the first line of Weird-Ohs based on Campbell’s designs in 1963 spawning a hit model toy line with licenses extending from board games, masks, trading cards, records, puzzles, lunch boxes and action figures to an animated series which aired on Fox Family in 2000.

Zappa’s Monsterfoot Productions is no stranger to the kids’ entertainment space having conceived the story and both developed and produced the feature film “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” for Walt Disney Pictures, as well as created the popular “Star Darlings” franchise for Disney Channel.

“This is a dream come true for me,” AHMET ZAPPA says. “I’ve been a fan of Bill Campbell’s work my entire life. In fact, I was inspired to call my company Monsterfoot because of artists like Bill. Weird-Ohs combines two things I love: monsters and hot rods. What’s better than that?”

The licensing agency responsible for brokering the deal between Zappa and current owner of Weird-Ohs, J. Lloyd International is Toronto-based, MLGPC.

“There is no one on this earth more well suited to develop entertainment for the Weird-Ohs brand than Ahmet Zappa and the talented team at Monsterfoot. I have no doubt that Ahmet’s creative is going to blow people’s minds!” Michael Goodman, MLGPC founder and CEO said.

Ahmet Zappa is an entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author, film and television screenwriter, director, producer, musician, inventor and the radio talk show host of “Rocktails” on SiriusXM. His projects have touched the hearts and minds of millions of people around the world making him the perfect person to bring Weird-Ohs back into the spotlight.

MLGPC is a toy and entertainment licensing agency best known for bringing Fugglers to market with the help of Spin Master and currently represents a slew of new and classic toy lines like Werepups, Big Wheel, Robo Force, Power Lords, Great Garloo, Marx Toys and several others. In addition to representing toy and game properties, MLGPC currently handles the licensing for Troma Entertainment (The Toxic Avenger, Toxic Crusaders & Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D.).

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DEAD ROCK WEST Share Official Alternate Video For “Revolution In The Garden”—Video Directed By Henry Mortensen

DATE: NOVEMBER 23, 2020

FROM: MITCH SCHNEIDER/ANDREA FAULK

DEAD ROCK WEST
SHARE OFFICIAL ALTERNATE VIDEO FOR
REVOLUTION IN THE GARDEN

VIDEO DIRECTED BY HENRY MORTENSEN,
THE SON OF EXENE CERVENKA OF X
AND ACTOR VIGGO MORTENSEN

Photo Credit: Mark Dektor

Acclaimed Los Angeles-based band DEAD ROCK WEST–led by vocalist Cindy Wasserman and singer-guitarist Frank Lee Drennen—today (November 23) have shared the official alternative video to their politically charged song “Revolution In The Garden” (Blackbird Record Label). It was directed by Henry Mortensen, the son of Exene Cervenka of X and actor Viggo Mortensen. Watch the video here. Glide Magazine premiered the video November 20, writing that the band never let their boots down and their new single “Revolution in the Garden” is equally poignant, resilient, and powerful. The band combines absolute rockish thunder and a punkish raw noir that mixes shades of Patti Smith with The Germs.”

Henry Mortensen directed and shot the video between northern Idaho, Denmark, the Thousand Islands region of New York, the wilds of Yosemite and finally the sun-dappled ocean breeze of Venice, California, mixing images of the Garden of America with the cartoon influences of an American Youth past. The animation of the song’s chorus became a collaborative effort with all hands on deck, including Kelli Mayo of Skating Polly, Louis Perez III and even Exene Cervenka whose handwritten artworks are all seen in the video. The hand of Viggo Mortensen also appears; Henry’s father signed on for a guest spot pushing a stick around in frame. We are told that his hand was paid scale. It all was in an effort to fulfill Henry’s vision for the film, which was of a true garden, its defenders, of justice and hope, even in the face of intense conflict.

The first video for “Revolution In The Garden” was premiered via American Songwriter (October 21) with a piece by Paul Zollo who noted that “the new passionately incendiary single by the acclaimed Americana-plus band Dead Rock West, led by Frank Lee Drennen and Cindy Wasserman…is a great song and remarkable record, expansively produced by David J Carpenter, and delivered with urgency by Frank and Cindy together, bringing back the dual spirit of John Doe and Exene in X.”

“Revolution In The Garden” marks a potent new sound for Dead Rock West whose 2017 album More Love was produced by punk rock legend John Doe of X and who’ve toured with X, Dave & Phil Alvin, and Peter Case. The band’s line-up is rounded out by Geoff Pearlman (lead guitar), David J Carpenter (lead bass guitar) and Phil Parlapiano (lead piano + keys). On the new song, they’re joined by Matt Lynott of The White Buffalo on lead drums, indie artist Patrick Dennis (lead percussion) and The Section Quartet (strings). “Revolution In The Garden” is sonically propulsive and lyrically a powerful call-to-action with lines like “The voice in our head/The voice on the tube/The voice tellin’ us/We’re all gonna lose.” Read the press release here about the song’s release and lyric video.

The song was written by Drennen and indie rock artist Patrick Dennis 30 years ago when they played in a duo called The Homer Gunns from Leucadia, CA near San Diego. All of these years later, “Revolution In The Garden” feels more timely than ever.

 

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TOMMY EMMANUEL To Release ‘Live! Christmas Time’ Album 12/4; Sets Nashville Show with Jerry Douglas 12/11

DT: NOVEMBER 20, 2020

FM: MITCH SCHNEIDER/ANDREA FAULK/LYNDIE WENNER
SRO PR (LOS ANGELES, NASHVILLE, LAS VEGAS)

TOMMY EMMANUEL
TO RELEASE
‘LIVE! CHRISTMAS TIME’
DECEMBER 4
VIA HIS LABEL CGP SOUNDS

ALONG WITH CRUZEN STREET RECORDS
TOMMY EMMANUEL & JERRY DOUGLAS
TO PERFORM CHRISTMAS SONGS LIVE
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13

TOMMY EMMANUEL, the acclaimed and Grammy-nominated acoustic guitarist, singer and songwriter, will release a live holiday album, LIVE! CHRISTMAS TIME, on December 4 via his label CGP Sounds along with Cruzen Street Records. Today (November 20), “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” has been released as the first song from the album. This marks TOMMY’s first Christmas live album having released two studio holiday albums before (2011’s All I Want For Christmas and 2016’s Christmas Memories).

Combining EMMANUEL’s acoustic guitar virtuosity with his stellar band’s musicianship and infectious holiday spirit, the 11-track LIVE! CHRISTMAS TIME (a digital release only) was recorded on December 7 and 8 in 2016 on his “Classics & Christmas Tour” at the Big Room at the Sierra Nevada Brewery in Chico, CA. It features Tommy Emmanuel, CGP on guitar & vocals, Annie Sellick on vocals, John Knowles, CGP on guitar & backing vocals, and Pat Bergeson on guitar, harmonica, and backing vocals. The album was produced by Tommy Emmanuel, engineered and mastered by Marc DeSisto, mixed by Brad Benge and Tommy Emmanuel, with Brian Penix as Executive Producer. See the full track listing below.

“When I listen to this recording, I hear the joy, soul and fun we had at that show,” says TOMMY. “Christmas music is so joyous to me and I feel we rose to the occasion that night.”

Photo credit: Jan Anderson

On Sunday, December 13, Tommy Emmanuel and revered dobro player Jerry Douglas (14-time GRAMMY Award-winning and three-time Country Music Association Musician of the Year) will perform together songs from each other’s Christmas albums live from 3rd & Lindsley in Nashville, TN. Joining them will be Pat Bergeson (guitar/harmonica), Daniel Kimbro (bass), and Christian Sedelmyer (fiddle). A limited amount of fans will be allowed in the audience. This show will be broadcasted live on Nashville radio station Lightning 100 and streamed on Nugs.TV.

Order stream here: 2nu.gs/tommy

Order Tickets here: https://www.ticketweb.com/event/tommy-emmanuel-jerry-douglas-3rd-and-lindsley-tickets/10776305?pl=3rdlindsley

The full track list for LIVE! CHRISTMAS TIME is:

1. Jingle Bells (Live)

2. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (Live)

3. Christmas Time (Live)

4. Jingle Bell Rock (Live)

5. Amazing Grace (Live)

6. Winter Wonderland (Live)

7. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (Live)

8. Christmas Memories / Waltzing Matilda (Live)

9. I’ll Be Home for Christmas (Live)

10. One Christmas Night (Live)

11. Guitar Boogie (Live)

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Photo Credit: Alysse Gafkjen

ABOUT TOMMY EMMANUEL:

TOMMY EMMANUEL has achieved enough musical milestones to satisfy several lifetimes. At the age of six, he was touring regional Australia with his family band. By 30, he was a rock n’ roll lead guitarist burning up stadiums in Europe. At 44, he became one of five people ever named a CPG (Certified Guitar Player) by his idol, music icon Chet Atkins. Today, he plays hundreds of sold-out shows every year from Nashville to Sydney to London. He’s piled up numerous accolades, including two Grammy Award nominationstwo ARIA Awards from the Australian Recording Industry Association (the Aussie equivalent of the Recording Academy); repeated honors in the Guitar Player magazine reader’s poll including a cover story for their August 2017 issue; a cover feature for Vintage Guitar’s July 2020 issue; and was Music Radar’s reader’s poll #1 winner of the Ten Best Acoustic Guitarists in The World (December 2019). A noted fingerstyle guitarist, EMMANUEL frequently threads three different parts simultaneously into his material, operating as a one-man band who handles the melody, the supporting chords and the bass all at once. His talents, which translate in any language, carry him to the far corners of the globe, but EMMANUEL never plays the same show twice, and he improvises big chunks of every date. That leaves him open to those technical imperfections, though they also provide some of the humanity to an other-worldly talent. On May 8, 2020, he released a newly recorded career-spanning double album, THE BEST OF TOMMYSONGS, via CGP Sounds/Cruzen Street Records). Watch the album trailer here which focuses on TOMMY’s unique ability to tell stories without words: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SOQEMWYAQ4&feature=youtu.be

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KAMP GLOBAL Online Festival “Dear Tmrw” Set For November 22 And 23; K-Pop Festival Will Debut On Twitch Before Moving To YouTube

DATE: NOVEMBER 18, 2020

FROM: MARCEE RONDAN/MITCH SCHNEIDER

KAMP GLOBAL ONLINE FESTIVAL “DEAR TMRW”
SET FOR NOVEMBER 22 ON KAMP GLOBAL’S TWITCH PLATFORM
AND NOVEMBER 23 ON KAMP GLOBAL’S YOUTUBE PAGE

K-POP LINE-UP INCLUDES PERFORMANCES FROM
MOMOLAND, A.C.E, MCND, T1419, ALEXA, BVNDIT, GHOST9,
SONNET SON, AND BERRYGOOD

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KAMP Global is coming back this fall with “DEAR TMRW,” an online festival with a star-studded K-Pop lineup that includes Momoland, A.C.E, MCND, AleXa, BVNDIT, Ghost9, Sonnet Son, Berrygood and T1419, Momoland’s brother boy group that’s set to debut this December, in their first-ever performance.

KAMP’s “DEAR TMRW” online festival will stream November 22 at 9:00 PM (KST) on KAMP Global’s Twitch platform, with three additional showings November 23 at 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM and 10:00 PM (KST) on KAMP Global’s YouTube page.

KAMP Global’s CEO Tim Kim, “DEAR TMRW is a new online festival series created by the KAMP team in hopes of a better tomorrow and stronger bond between all of us at home due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.”

Kim adds, “We are excited to finally come back with our follow-up festival to last year’s KAMP Singapore event with an online festival accessible to all K-Pop fans around the world on our Twitch and YouTube platforms. This online festival is packed with a star-studded lineup which includes T1419, K-Pop’s most recent much-anticipated debut.”

At the same time, KAMP continues to develop plans for a 2021 festival in Los Angeles at Banc of California Stadium. Stay tuned for additional details to be announced in the coming months.

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GLOBAL LIVE To Present Filipino Pop Stars SB19 Livestream From Manila on November 20 at 10 PM (PT)

DT: NOVEMBER 18, 2020

FM: MITCH SCHNEIDER/KELLY WALSH, SRO PR

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STREAMING PLATFORM
GLOBAL LIVE
TO PRESENT FILIPINO POP STARS
SB19
LIVE FROM MANILA
NOVEMBER 20 at 10 PM PT

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW

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Streaming initiative GLOBAL LIVE add Filipino-pop stars SB19 to their international line-up of virtual global events. The group will thrill audiences with their impressive live show streamed directly from Manila on Saturday, November 20 at 10:00 P.M. Pacific Time Zone (U.S.). Tickets are on sale now at http://global.live/.

SB19–the popular boy band from the Philippines–are the first P-Pop band to be managed by a Korean K-Pop management and entertainment company with each of its members being singer-songwriters and dancers who choreograph their own shows.

The band has seen a meteoric rise to global fame over the past two years after gaining international recognition when they became the first Filipino group to chart on the Billboard Next Big Sound chart, also becoming the first Filipino act to enter the Billboard Social 50, debuting at #28. In March, SB19 were chosen as an emerging artist on Spotify’s RADAR program.

GLOBAL LIVE’s platform has previously showcased Australian artist Timmy Trumpet (currently ranked as the #10 DJ in the world) who delivered an explosive world-first livestreamed performance direct from the Sydney Cricket Ground. Attendees from around the world bought tickets to the exclusive event and watched the spectacular live production from the comfort of their own homes.

Jeff Martin, lead singer of the Canadian rock band The Tea Party, also utilized the market’s leading platform to perform live from Australia’s iconic Byron Bay in two separate shows livestreamed to his fans in North America and Australia.

GLOBAL LIVE presents the best seats in the house offering music fans the chance to watch their favorite artists in the comfort of their own home. Differing from other livestreaming experiences, every event is a truly live and exclusive experience featuring premium sound and vision. No replays, skipping or recording can take place and users can gain access to exciting add-ons such as virtual meet & greets, artist green room access and exclusive merchandise.

For more information on GLOBAL LIVE and upcoming events, please visit:
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AMERICA Announce The Streaming Of Concert Special “America–Live At The London Palladium” Beginning 11/27

DATE: NOVEMBER 12, 2020

FROM: MITCH SCHNEIDER/ANDREA FAULK

AMERICA
ANNOUNCE THE STREAMING OF
THEIR CONCERT SPECIAL
“AMERICA–LIVE AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM”
FOR THE FIRST TIME
BEGINNING FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27

AMERICA at the London Palladium; Photo credit: Christie Goodwin

The iconic multi-platinum-selling group AMERICA–co-founders GERRY BECKLEY and DEWEY BUNNELL–are continuing their 50th anniversary celebration by streaming their concert special “America–Live at the London Palladium” for the very first time, beginning Friday, November 27. In a new Q&A below, BECKLEY and BUNNELL talk about what made the concert, filmed in the fall of 2018 at the iconic London Palladium and which has been commercially available as a DVD and CD, truly a night to remember. Watch the trailer here. The concert’s set list is also below.

Reserve Your Spot Now:
https://dev-1.ee.bkstg.it/product/america-live-at-the-london-palladium
–The stream is $20
–25% off using promo code: venturahighway

“America–Live at the London Palladium” celebrates 50 years of great music from the perennial classic-rock band who were formed in England in 1970 with founding members Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell along with former band mate Dan Peek. They met in high school in London in the late 1960s and quickly harmonized their way to the top of the charts on the strength of their signature song “A Horse With No Name.” From their formative years, AMERICA has been a band capable of transcending borders with its uplifting music and positive message. Embracing a rainbow of divergent cultures, their audience continues to grow, comprising a loyal legion of first, second and third generation fans, all bearing testament to the group’s enduring appeal. “America–Live at the London Palladium” is packed with their timeless smash hits—including “A Horse With No Name,” “I Need You,” “Sister Golden Hair,” “Ventura Highway,” “Don’t Cross the River,” “Tin Man” and many others—as well as deep album cuts that underline the band’s prowess and vision.

AMERICA have also been celebrating their 50th anniversary with a newly recorded song, “Remembering.” It’s featured on the August 28, 2020 release of their ultimate 8-disc anniversary box set HALF CENTURY (America Records). Watch the lyric video here which premiered (8/19) via Ultimate Classic Rock. Listen to “Remembering” here.

The song, written by BECKLEY, is classic AMERICA: harmony-rich rock, mixed with ringing guitars and pop smarts, with a compelling soul-searching lyric. “After 50 years together, this song is about the time spent looking back rather than looking forward…so much to be grateful for,” says BECKLEY, who produced and mixed the song with Jeff Larson. “Remembering” will also appear on AMERICA’s next studio album in 2021.

Watch the promotional film.

HALF CENTURY was produced for release and compiled by Jeff Larson for America Archives. It contains CD’s of rare archival studio recordings consisting of alternate mixes, demos and rehearsals, including several previously unreleased tracks ranging from 1970 – 2000. Along with the re-mastered Bremen 1973 in-studio performance and two CD’s of radio interviews providing an audio overview of the band’s career, along with a DVD of Super 8 “Home Movies” (1972-1975) to give fans a behind the scenes look at the early years of the legendary and enduring band. For more information: https://www.musicglue.com/america

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From left: Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell

Q&A WITH GERRY BECKLEY AND DEWEY BUNNELL OF AMERICA
ABOUT THEIR CONCERT SPECIAL
“AMERICA–LIVE AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM”

America’s performance at the London Palladium was a particularly strong one. Listening to the music and viewing the performance, one can sense that magic was truly in the air. What are your overall impressions about the performance and how it was personally meaningful for you?

Gerry Beckley: Anyone who knows our history as a band knows that London is where we got started. Although we’ve played London countless of times since 1970, we’ve never played the Palladium. It was a true honor to finally have the chance and it was a total gift that the stars aligned for us to make the video recording.

Dewey Bunnell: The band had been really working hard on the road and the shows had been going very well, so we felt good about the trip to England for this one. And we were prepared for the filming process. For Gerry and I, it was particularly special since the band formed in London and we had family still there who would be attending along with old friends from the 70’s. We had never played the London Palladium before which made the performance that much more meaningful and I felt like we delivered our best that night.

England is pivotal to America since the band was formed there, and of course George Martin produced your fourth album and then six more albums. Can you talk a little bit about this British connection and how it’s intrinsically woven into your music?

Dewey: Looking back, I realize what a special experience it was to be young Americans living in London at a pivotal time in music history in the late 60’s. We spent a lot of time seeing shows around London and meeting people that added to our evolution in the beginning. When George joined the team in 1974, it only solidified that strong connection and began a great relationship for the next 7 albums and the rest of our lives.

Gerry: As I mentioned, London is a place very dear to our hearts. As often as we’ve been bundled into the “West coast sound” group of artists, I’ve always thought of us as a mid-Atlantic band. Certainly my love of all things having to do with the British invasion in the 60’s carved that in stone from an early age. To have the opportunity to work with George Martin in the middle of our journey was an immeasurable bonus.

The Palladium show featured an absolutely killer set list with all the hits and deep cuts too. Are there any secrets in creating the ultimate set list, including the order in which the songs are performed, that will satisfy both longtime fans and newer ones, not to mention you yourselves as musicians?

Gerry: Our set has been built and refined over these 50 years of touring. We do make changes from year to year but they are subtle and hopefully don’t damage what we have worked so hard to construct.

Dewey: To begin with, our current band is incredibly talented including longtime bassist Rich Campbell along with Ryland Steen and Steve Fekete on drums and lead guitar respectively. They bring their own unique energy to the arrangements that needs to be seen and heard. The set itself has evolved over recent years with the obvious need to play the most familiar songs at the core, but it’s important to us that we pace the set and tie it together with less familiar songs that add different dynamics to the show. At the end of that night I think we delivered our best and had as much fun as the audience!

America – Live at The London Palladium
October 19, 2018

Set List

Miniature

Tin Man

You Can Do Magic

Don’t Cross The River

Daisy Jane

Riverside

I Need You

Here

Ventura Highway

Driving

Cornwall Blank – Hollywood

Survival

The Border

Greenhouse

Woman Tonight

Only In Your Heart

-Dewey’s Memories-

California Dreaming

Lonely People

-Band and Crew Intros-

Sandman

Sister Golden Hair

A Horse With No Name

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GLOBAL LIVE Launches First Pay-Per-View Livestream Shows Featuring JEFF MARTIN (THE TEA PARTY) on November 13 + 14

DT: NOVEMBER 5, 2020

FM: MITCH SCHNEIDER/KELLY WALSH, SRO PR

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STREAMING INITIATIVE
GLOBAL LIVE
LAUNCHES FIRST PAY-PER-VIEW LIVESTREAMED SHOWS
FEATURING
JEFF MARTIN
(ICONIC FRONTMAN OF THE TEA PARTY)

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New streaming initiative GLOBAL LIVE are thrilled to announce Jeff Martin, lead singer of the iconic rock band The Tea Party, will present two intimate exclusive pay-per-view performances that will be streamed 100% live from Byron Bay, Australia, allowing fans an exclusive front row experience.

EVENT DETAILS

WHAT: JEFF MARTIN “LIVE FROM BYRON BAY”
WHEN:
Friday, November 13, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. ET (US/Canada)
Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. AEDT (Australia)
TICKETS: https://global.live/

Across almost 30 years of sold-out tours and millions of record sales, Jeff is set to present a rare, personal and intimate acoustic performance of his greatest songs for his audience, showcasing fan favorites, multi-platinum hits and deep cuts from his extensive catalogue with every ticket holder being a part of the setlist creation across social media.

With no pre-recording or edits, the live shows are an exclusive one-time-only experience and will not be available afterwards.

Jeff says, “This pandemic has made it near impossible to tour, and we need live music in our lives now, more than ever. I have partnered with Global Live to bring two full production live shows to you–streamed directly from the beautiful Byron Bay. It is important to me that the experience is 100% live and delivered at a high level that you deserve–I look forward to you joining me in November.”

With an impressive line-up, GLOBAL LIVE has offered the return of live shows. Jeff Martin joins other top artists to be presented via the streaming initiative including Timmy Trumpet (October 30) and SB19 (set for November 20), along with many more to come.

Differing from other live-streaming experiences, GLOBAL LIVE provides a truly live and exclusive experience. No replays, skipping or recording can take place and users can gain access to exciting add-ons such as virtual meet & greets, artist green room hangouts and one-off merchandise. Fans can purchase a ticket via the GLOBAL LIVE platform and will then receive an eTicket and email with event access credentials.

Register for tickets here: https://global.live/

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Industrial Metal outfit CONTRACULT Collective Release New EP ‘Follow’ Produced By Arthur Rizk (Ghostemane, Power Trip)

DT: OCTOBER 30, 2020

FM: KELLY WALSH, SRO PR

INDUSTRIAL METAL OUTFIT
CONTRACULT Collective
DROP NEW EP
FOLLOW
PRODUCED BY ARTHUR RIZK (GHOSTEMANE, POWER TRIP)

BAND TO PERFOM LIVE TONIGHT (10/30)
VIA COLD WAVE FESTIVAL’S
“SEASON OF THE GLITCH” VIRTUAL HALLOWEEN EVENT

ANNOUNCE AFTERSHOCK 2021 FESTIVAL APPEARANCE


Industrial metal is back and better than ever
Metal Injection, 9/21/2020

Los Angeles-based industrial metal outfit CONTRACULT Collective have unveiled their new EP FOLLOW which includes two tracks—the catchy and pulverizing single “Follow” and grinding b-side track “50 Shades”–just in time to add to Halloween playlists. FOLLOW was produced by Arthur Rizk (Ghostemane, Power Trip) and comes after the self-release of their debut eight-track EP A CULT OF OPPOSITION last month. Stream/download FOLLOW today at http://smarturl.it/CONTRACULTFOLLOW.

“‘Follow’ is the product of a long weekend spent in a cold Philadelphian garage with producer Arthur Rizk,” shares CONTRACULT Collective vocalist/producer Svart. “This collaboration delivered two cuts of raw industrial metal which we felt would follow up nicely from our previous release, ‘A Cult of Opposition.’

“The title track ‘Follow’ is a self-reflection on giving space and energy to unsafe forces which drain every drop of blood from your body. Learning to establish healthy boundaries and self-preservation is a constant struggle I have bouts with every day. It can bleed me till I’m blue. It’s like salt in my wounds. We hope you f*cking freaks enjoy it, follow if you dare.”

“‘Follow’ is a juxtaposition between primitive hard beats and lush orchestrations of entangled cold guitars and synth,” says Rizk. “I loved working on it with Contracult Collective who were all about keeping everything big and harsh!”

CONTRACULT Collective was formed by Svart and guitarist Culprit and includes BX on synth/backup vocals. The band were signed to Roadrunner Records and released a series of singles and accompanying music videos including the NSFW “Hogtied,” “WDYT,” “It’s The Water” and a cover of Hole’s “Violet,” all of which were featured on their self-released debut EP. The outfit were featured as part of a mini-documentary series via The Pit What Burns in the Soul: CONTRACULT Collective discussing the relationship between the BDSM subculture and heavy music. Watch it here.

CONTRACULT Collective will take part in Chicago’s Cold Waves Festival virtual Halloween event “Season of The Glitch” tonight, October 30, performing live at 11:30 P.M. ET (8:30 P.M. PT). The festival will be streaming for FREE via Twitch at this link: http://www.twitch.tv/coldwaves2020. The band were also recently announced as part of the lineup for the annual Aftershock 2020 Festival set to take place October 7 – 10 in Sacramento, CA with headliners Metallica and My Chemical Romance.

For more information on CONTRACULT COLLECTIVE, please visit:
Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Website
Tik Tok | YouTube

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