The KOKE Band : Rock and Roll Friends Forever

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The KOKE BAND was born in a snow bank and raised on pine needles and is a gritty and tight band. KOKE hails from Mercer Wisconsin, a tiny logging and tourist town in the northern most part of the state. At the time the band was formed the three members of the band were the only musicians in the town. During the long cold winter they practiced in a small cabin where is was so cold they had to stand on mattresses and hold their hands over the small stove just to be able to play. Maybe it was the cold, or maybe the lack of an audience, or not being able to hear other music but The KOKE BAND formed a sound that was unlike any other. Since they didn’t have outside music to play they wrote most of the music in their set.

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Now Available Worldwide – Firebug’s “Wandering Soul”

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FireBug have just released their Spectra Music Group debut album “Wandering Soul”. Now available for worldwide, download your copy today!

Building a following from Los Angeles to Chicago, from New Orleans to London and beyond FireBug have proven their dedication in the music business and will continue to grow their presence. Described as a Chrissie Hynde-meets-Grace Slick 70’s vibe, with her own unique twist and flavor, Lead vocalist Juliette Tworsey says “cutting our musical teeth in and around local hot spots in Chicago, Los Angeles and New Orleans, has allowed us to connect on a deeper level not only with our music and fans but also with ourselves.”

In the UK FireBug was voted best songwriters of the year and winners of the coveted UK New Music Video Awards and has also won the Best International Act two years in a row at the UK Exposure Music Awards. Exemplary reviews from a multitude of industry publications include high praise from; HITS Magazine, LA Weekly, Time Out NY, Elmore Magazine, Pure Grain Audio, The Vinyl District to name a few.

FireBug have performed at many festivals in New Orleans that include; Satchmo Festival, French Quarter Festival, NOLA Fringe Festival and many others.Venues in New Orleans include the famed One Eyed Jacks, Gasa Gasa, House Of Blues and Howlin’ Wolf. In Los Angeles, FireBug has hosted the Firelight Music Festival in Silverlake multiple times and have showcased their best material at The Viper Room in West Hollywood and The Echo in Echo Park. In London, England they received critical acclaim for their performances at famous venues such as Dublin Castle, Half Moon, Barfly, and their performance at the 80,000 + Sonisphere Festival Knebworth.

Call and request the first single from “Wandering Soul” titled “Follower” by FireBug at your favorite radio station today!

Download your copy of “Wandering Soul” by FireBug on iTunes in the United States here:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/wandering-soul/1360452331

The official site for The Spectra Music Group may be found at http://www.SpectraMusicGroup.com

Follow the Spectra Music Group on Twitter @SpectraMusicInc

For interviews and more information contact info@spectramusicgroup.com

JunkYardFieldTrip To Release Spectra Music Group Debut Single “Mercy” On Friday May 4th, 2018

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JunkYardFieldTrip To Release Spectra Music Group Debut Single “Mercy” On Friday May 4th, 2018. Now available for pre-order, reserve your copy today!

Formed at the beginning of 2014, Junkyardfieldtrip was originally put together as a songwriting vehicle for Mike Gladstone and Rob Smith. After adding one of western NY’s top rhythm sections (Emmett Ientilucci and Don Torpy), the band started playing acoustic shows around the Rochester, NY area. Eventually the band started writing and playing more electric material.

Over the last few years, Junkyardfieldtrip has quickly become one of the region’s most in-demand, eclectic bands, being nominated by City Newspaper’s Best of Rochester award for best band.

In the summer of 2017, the band played the prestigious Fairport Music Festival. In March 2018, the band signed with the Spectra Music Group, and “Mercy” is the first single off of their upcoming self-titled album. With outstanding musicianship, memorable original material and cool and unexpected covers and remakes, JYFT is not to be missed!

Pre-order your copy of “Mercy” by JunkYardFieldTrip on iTunes here:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mercy-single/1369351766

Follow JunkYardFieldTrip on Twitter @JunkyardFT

The official website for JunkYardFieldTrip may be found at http://www.junkyardfieldtrip.com

The official website for the Spectra Music Group may be found at http://www.spectramusicgroup.com

Follow the Spectra Music Group on Twitter @SpectraMusicInc

For interviews or more information contact info@spectramusicgroup.com

Armonite To Release “And The Stars Above” May 25th, 2018 Through Cleopatra Records

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Armonite is releasing their highly anticipated new album “And The Stars Above” worldwide on Friday May 25th, 2018 through Cleopatra Records.

Armonite, the instrumental rock collective led by composer Paolo Fosso and violinist Jacopo Bigi, signed with LA-based indie label Cleopatra Records for the release of their new album, “And the Stars Above”.

Armonite’s instrumental music is perfectly in line with the spirit of the label, especially now that Cleopatra expanded in the movie industry.

With the film division Cleopatra Entertainment, the company has distributed, developed, and produced several films most of which have a strong horror and/or music component, including The Devil’s Domain (starring Michael Madsen), The Black Room (starring Lin Shaye), Halloween Pussy Trap Kill! Kill! (featuring the voice of Dave Mustaine from Megadeth), The 27 Club (featuring Todd Rundgren), England Is Mine (Steven Morrissey bio-pic), A Street Cat Named Bob.

“Working with Cleopatra has been great”, says Fosso, “They’re skilled and competent, I’m sure they will take Armonite to the next level. I’ve always been a great lover of movies and videogames, I was just moving forward to the composition of soundtrack music, so this collaboration comes right on cue”.

As with the previous album, “And the Stars Above” is an instrumental mix of electric violin, keyboards, bass, and drums with focus on the amazing and powerful electric violin, performed by Jacopo Bigi. Interpreting the music composed by keyboardist Paolo Fosso, Armonite also performs with bassists Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree) and Alberto Fiorani, along with drummers Corrado Bertonazzi, Emiliano Cava, and Jasper Barendregt.

The sound of the album is more oriented to soundtrack music with textures that feel very immediate. “We consume tons of music every day, we can’t just stick to one genre”, says Fosso, “generally speaking, the album is rock, but with this idea of soundtrack music”.

Throughout the album, lingers a ghostly female voice, appearing and disappearing here and there before fully emerging in the band’s first song with lyrics, “Clouds Collide”. The track tells the story of a girl between time and memories.

“And the Stars Above” is a journey through 12 tracks, starting with “The March of the Stars” inspired by Dante’s Paradise and ending with “Ghosts”. The album also features two bonus tracks: a polyrhythmic piece for piano solo, “The Fire Dancer”, and the String Quartet “A Playful Day”.

Armonite have been awarded an Honorable Mention both in the Instrumental and Performance categories at the International Songwriting Competition 2017 from a top level jury including Tom Waits, Lorde, Bastille, Billy Cobham, Ziggy Marley, Don Omar, and Keane. With over 16,000 entries from 140 countries, this is a remarkable achievement of which they are extremely proud.

“We’re confident this is going to be a great release, with a rather peculiar view”, says Fosso, “”The Sun is New Each Day” had a heavy compact sound… “And the Stars Above” is groovy, with different vibes across a bunch of genres. There’s something indie in this new sound that we’ve never explored before and it’s kind of sexy for us!”…

“And the Stars Above” is set to be released on May 25 through Cleopatra Records.

Tracklist:
01. The March of the Stars
02. Next Ride
03. District Red
04. Plaza de España
05. Clouds collide
06. Blue Curaçao
07. By heart
08. Freaks
09. By the Waters of Babylon
10. The usual drink
11. What’s the Rush?
12. Ghosts
13. A Playful Day (for Strings Quartet) [Bonus Track]
14. The Fire dancer (for Piano solo) [Bonus Track]

Original music composed and arranged by Paolo Fosso.

Performed by Armonite
Jacopo Bigi – acoustic and electric violin
Paolo Fosso – piano and keyboards

with

Colin Edwin (The March of the Stars, District Red, Freaks, By the Waters of Babylon, What’s the Rush?, Ghosts); Alberto Fiorani (Next Ride, Blue Curaçao, By heart) – bass

Giacomo Lampugnani (Plaza de España, Freaks); Gianmarco Straniero (By the Waters of Babylon) – double bass

Corrado Bertonazzi (The March of the Stars, District Red, Blue Curaçao, Freaks, What’s the Rush?, Ghosts); Emiliano Cava (Next Ride, Plaza de España, By heart); Jasper Barendregt (By the Waters of Babylon) – drums

Maria Chiara Montagnari (The March of the Stars, Clouds collide, By the Waters of Babylon) – voice

Diletta Fosso (Ghosts) – child’s voice

Marcello Rosa (District Red); Gabriele Montanari (The March of the Stars, A Playful Day) – cello

Quartetto Indaco: Eleonora Matsuno, violin; Jamiang Santi, violin; Francesca Turcato, viola; Cosimo Carovani, cello (District Red) – string quartet

Jacopo Bigi also plays viola (District Red, Ghosts) and ukulele (By the Waters of Babylon). He whistles on ‘Freaks’ and plays both violins and viola on ‘A Playful Day’.

ARMONITE

Website: http://www.armonite.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/armonitemusic
Twitter: http://twitter.com/armonitemusic
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/armonitemusic
Bandcamp: https://armonite.bandcamp.com
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/armonite
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc2jTstKBeJe0BI6o1pLGLA

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Hub Reynolds Jr. To Re-Release His Hit Single “Hell I’m Just Me” Worldwide On May 10th, 2018

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Country music sensation Hub Reynolds Jr. is re-releasing his smash hit single “Hell I’m Just Me” worldwide on Wednesday May 10th, 2018. Support great indie music today and download this amazing song!

Hub Reynolds Jr. grew up listening to his uncle Hub Reynolds singing country western music with the biggest names in music like Hank Williams Jr., Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and George Jones.

A successful contractor up until May 2006 whose business imploded with the economy, Russell “Rusty” Reynolds as he was known at the time suffered the loss of his 23-year marriage, and as depression kicked in he eventually became suicidal, actually measuring the length of rope that would be necessary to hang himself from a highway overpass. Fortunately for the world, and Rusty Reynolds, his faith in God, Christian values, and his two sons Mason and Dallas along with his granddaughter Addison Reynolds stopped him from the biggest mistake he could have ever made.

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Homeless for many years, living in a box trailer for 1920 days, with nowhere to go, Reynolds persevered and has documented his entire journey, traveling across America six times, without water, electricity or money, trying to survive while pursuing his big dream of being a popular country singer.

Rusty had a knack for singing country music, just like his famous uncle, a popular country music “honky tonk” singer from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, and with his smooth country style, chiseled good looks and ability to carry a tune, Rusty traded in his nickname and decided on his stage name of Hub Reynolds Jr., a tribute to his very important relative. Discovered by singing along to the music on a cassette of his uncle Hub Reynolds, the now Hub Reynolds Jr. was whisked away to Nashville’s Music Row to cut his first single, a remake of Hub Reynolds hit single “Hell I’m Just Me.”

The single has been extremely well received by independent radio, fans of Hub Reynolds Jr. are in the thousands and his social media pages are booming with positive reinforcements for his struggle and perseverance and how he has come out on the other side, ready for mainstream country music success, following incredibly difficult trials and tribulations.

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Now Hub Reynolds Jr. is re-releasing his hit single “Hell I’m Just Me” the proper way and music fans will be able to download this amazing song on all digital download sites worldwide on Wednesday May 10th, 2018.

Follow Hub Reynolds Jr on Twitter @HubReynoldsJr
Hub Reynolds Jr on Facebook:
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The Mob’s Press: Taking Entertainment Promotion To A Whole New Level

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The Mob’s Press was founded by social media ninja Johanne Britton in 2012, and has evolved into an enterprising multi-media publisher for artists, culture and events that can create, promote and convert content into greater brand awareness and event/ticket sales.

The Mob’s Press has been able to expand its promotional brand into a full-service artists, events marketing and promotions agency, unlike any other in the world, and have cleverly broadened their service offering into 4 new areas of benefit for individuals looking to create brand awareness:

Event & Ticketing Management: Mob Events

Submit, promote and sell your event tickets on The Mob’s Press Ticketing Site. Includes White Glove service where The Mob’s Press handles event inquiries, saving clients valuable time that they can use to focus on making their event successful.

Online Management: Mob Artists

The Mob’s Press has adopted a thorough and customized approach to tactfully creating an online management strategy that maximizes the artist’s social networks, brand assets, resources and drives inbound booking leads. If you are an artist starting to break out and who needs a website, splash page, digital ads, social media set up and/or online management, you’ve come to the right place.

Content Networks: Mob Coverage

Thousands of users visit The Mob’s Press blog sites daily on http://www.Mobtreal.com, http://www.MobToronto.com, http://www.MobCalgary.com and http://www.MobAngeles.com. By joining the mob as a writer, photographer or artist, you can leverage The Mob’s Press extended network of culture lovers, festival partners and content creators to get your brand seen and heard on the World Wide Web.

Promotional Campaigns: Mob Promotions

If you have an event, festival or show coming up, The Mob’s Press is the best resource available to promote it! From onsite with eye-catching Mob For Hire street teams wearing signature red-fedora outfits to online social media and customer acquisition campaigns, The Mob’s Press executes campaigns into desirable conversion results.

Amplify your career, brand, event and let The Mob’s Press work for you. Get all the information you need to go to the next level here:

https://themobspress.com/mob/jimmystar/

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@TheMobsPress

@Mobtreal

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Ladylake Music and Jimmy Star (World Star PR) Reach Finals of Nashville Universe Music Awards 2018

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World-renowned music promoter Ladylake Music and publicist Jimmy Star from World Star PR make the final round of the 5th Annual Nashville Universe Awards. Voting Ends September 15th, support these two incredible talents today!

Nashville Universe is a 24,000+ member community of artisans, fans and related industry who all believe in the power of great art! Since 2013, our community has grown to include singers, songwriters, recording artists, musicians, producers, film makers, actors, celebrities, and all their fans; plus many prominent members of the related industries – including managers, agents, promoters, and executives from recording labels, publishing companies, performance venues, and entertainment organizations.

Nashville Universe provides many opportunities for the artistic members to showcase their talents and connect with fans, including the annual NASHVILLE UNIVERSE AWARDS show held in downtown Nashville, a booth hosting artists and celebrities at the annual Fan Fair X during CMA Fest in Nashville, and multiple showcases throughout the festival and numerous contests and showcases throughout the year.

LadyLake Entertainment, an eleven year strong independent arts promotional company headed by Cindy D’Adamo, has just gotten word that their recent global inter-company project “South By Down Under” has resulted in their highest social media reach ever, with a 120M score as reported by the independent analysis company, Sum All.

Founder of #SXDU along with: the Envision Indie Coalition, a collective of 20+ independent arts companies, Project Encourage – Music For Vets, and Charity Umbrella- Musicians Paying It Forward, LadyLake is creating waves of change throughout the independent arts community.

With award-winning artists, trending media, regional sponsor Texas Select Beverage Company, and roster sponsor “Light Up The Love”, LadyLake is on the move in 2018 with events in Boston, Texas, Vegas and Florida on the way. “Karma is our Business” is their company mantra, and karma indeed seems to be on their side, as they compete in the final round at the Nashville Universe Awards.
Roster info: https://www.reverbnation.com/label/ladylakemusic
For info: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ladylake/

Jimmy Star is the internationally known television/radio host of The Jimmy Star Show with Ron Russell, the #1 Webshow in the world with 4.5 million weekly listeners/viewers, bringing the best in celebrity interviews, comedy, music and entertainment every Wednesday from 3-5 pm ET on https://www.w4cy.com.

Co-founder of World Star PR with NY Times best-selling author Eileen Shapiro, World Star PR is the Go-To alternative for actors, filmmakers, models, musicians, authors and other entertainment professionals.
We have great reach, great industry relations and work diligently to get your the results you are looking for.
Company Specialties:
-Music Promotion/Interviews
-Social Media Management
-Digital Marketing and Publicity
-Business Marketing and Public Relations
-Consulting/Image Building/Branding
-Feature Film (Theatrical and Home Entertainment) Publicity and Promotion
-Web Series Publicity and Promotion
-Social Media Training
-Author/Book Promotion
-Event Management, Marketing and Promotion
-Media Relations
Get the best results for the best prices with World Star PR
Contact us: worldstarpublicrelations@gmail.com

Please support Ladylake Music for Best Promoter and Jimmy Star for Best Publicist in the 5th Annual Nashville Universe Music Awards.

To vote, go to https://www.NashvilleUniverse.com and create an account. Once completed hit the VOTE NOW button at the top of the page to vote for all the categories. Make sure to vote for Ladylake Music (Best Promoter) and Jimmy Star (Best Publicist) while voting on all the amazing categories.

It’s FUN, FREE & GREAT NETWORKING with amazingly talented singers, producers, bands, filmmakers, musicians and more.

Follow Ladylake Music on twitter @LadylakeMusic
Follow Jimmy Star on twitter @DrJimmyStar
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