Neurotix: “Loser”

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Grunge/Punk sensations, Neurotix has just released their new single entitles “Loser”, a very unique sound from a very unique band. The Chicago based faction consists of Dominic Tonozzi, singing lead and playing guitar, Paul Rhyne on lead guitar, Carlo Tamayo, bass and backup vocals, and Dave Reisig playing drums and backup vocals.

“Loser” is a song that’s is special to the band as it was their first favorite song when they first began to play together. All of the songs they play are based on truth. “We’re bringing back what we consider to be an unfinished genre that left the music scene for over two decades, “GRUNGE!” Ever since the death of Nirvana is lead man Kurt Cobain the style has been mostly obsolete. This is the reason we are bringing Granger back. It makes the listener come alive with its high intensity and loud obnoxious tones”….from the artist

I spoke with lead singer Dominick, regarding his music, his attitude, and his future endeavors….We examined darkness and brought to light….

I love your music…

Thank you…What’s interesting I’ve been in jam bands all my life. I just got sick of it, I felt like I was dead. So I changed to grunge which is pretty much my roots, that’s where I grew up at. We’ve got a lot more music coming, but we just figured we could push all of this first. We have like three albums worth so we are slowly putting stuff out. The whole thing about our music is that it’s real, we don’t write fiction.

What inspires you to write your music?

Just life experience. Darkness. Depression. People being overmedicated. Real life situations. The government, I mean the world is a pretty evil place, technology understanding your surroundings, however, you would say that. Usually, I have Carlos the bassist interpret what I’m trying to say. So it’s just understanding your surroundings and how evil the world is, what darkness can do to you if you don’t recognize it in your everyday life. It comes in a lot of different forms, the devil doesn’t come here with horns. It comes in a lot I’d different forms… usually, the devil will falsify light. But it’s a fake light. People get trapped. A lot of this music is just me finding my way through the darkness. We like to bring light into dark places. First, we didn’t understand where it started. It started with it’s ok to not be ok. There is a lot of darkness in the music, marital problems, and just finding your way through life. It’s more so about that the music. I just feel the music as a coping mechanism to help me figure things out, opposed to sound. So it’s more emotion than sound if that makes any sense to you.

Kind of…

If you can write what you feel, that’s the trick. If you can make people understand what you’re feeling without saying anything, just by listening to the music that’s pretty much the goal. I don’t mind being edgy and straightforward. We have attitudes and we’re not scared to talk.

Do you believe music can change the world and if so which one of your songs would you use to change it?

All of them. We don’t release anything that we don’t feel can relate to people going from a bad position to a good position. It’s always darkness to light and realizing things. The song “Pumpkin Seed ” doesn’t sound too light but that’s about raising your family wrong….”don’t follow your heart, it’s contaminated”. That’s a quote from that.”

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Most of them. I started as a bassist, that was my main thing but everybody was always scared to sing, so I just kind of did it because I didn’t have a choice. Nobody else would sing.

Where would you like to be with your music in five years?

Just playing shows, playing venues and just getting music out there. I’m not opposed to touring.

How did you come up with the band’s name?

We wanted to come up with the word that describes us all, and we are all neurotic… a lot of the World is neurotic too….it’s just recognizing that in its own way there is no perfect person. No matter who you are you’ve got flaws. You’ve got pain. Nobody goes through the world without it and we’re surrounded by evil. That doesn’t sound too happy but that’s reality. We’re only human and we only use part of my brain. I’m actually doing a song that’s a 1700’s hymn. Nobody has really done hymns before. Especially a grunge band. But it doesn’t sound like a hymn. It sounds like a grunge song.

That is so cool.

The words are really good. It’s about a guy that was caught in a storm and thought he was going to die. So he started to pray to God. It will be some of the new were material that we are working on. I was really happy with it we’re getting ready to do it soon. We have tons of music to put out yet.

If you could tell your fans anything, what would it be?

It’s ok to not be ok. What would you classify our music as?

Spiritual grunge, alternative something….

It’s something…. The guy that that recorded it said the sound is grunge with 70s punk. Our attitude is grunge.

Anything you want to leave us with?

Darkness will always be conquered by light.

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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 northernmost 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 it 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.

The KOKE BAND is Ed O’Meara on drums and vocals, Ed Kobesko on bass and vocals and NO Mansfield on guitar and vocals. The band went through several names during its time. A couple of them were The Purple Passions, Mercer Mountain, The Jonny Got Shot in the Head Today Do DA Blues Band and finally The KOKE BAND.

The band stayed together for 6 years during which time it became popular in the Midwest. KOKE was able to travel outside of the north woods and see big cities play with other bands and polish their sound. After touring relentlessly the boys decided to put KOKE on hold and went off the play with other bands.

During the summer of 2016 the band reunited on stage being backed up by NO’s current band Revolushn. From that gig, the spark was re-ignited and the band began to plan to record and do some shows.

During a trip to California here NO lives the band wrote and recorded six songs, of which the first single from the band has been released.

The single consists of NOT AFRAID and DOG HOUSE. NOT AFRAID is a rocking Mac truck of a song that starts out hard and finishes the same way. The rhythm section created by the Ed’s holds down the song as NO’s guitar whips through the middle like a giant snowplow. DOG HOUSE starts out like a traditional 12 bar blues but by the first chorus, it is evident that this is a different type of blues. After a ripping guitar solo, the B section comes in with Ed O’s voice commanding the center stage with an unexpected breakdown near the end.

In addition to The KOKE BAND, Ed Kobesko is an expert on the concertina and has a thriving career playing polkas and traditional songs at festivals throughout the state. Although Ed O’Meara played drums very little during the last decade he was back on top of his game with only 3 days rehearsal although he did seem pretty sore.

NO had never stopped playing and became an accomplished studio musician and engineer. He has produced the KOKE BAND’s latest efforts and has brought the band into the new century while still keeping that original, quirky sound that brought the band together in the first place.

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ED K:  “We simply wanted a super recognizable name that people could easily recall and relate to.  We thought about “Shell”, “gas station condoms”, “Xmas”, “Pyronate-A200”, “Pepsi”, and even “Exon”.  An exon is the portion of a gene that codes for amino acids.  We chose Koke, which is the portion of our genes that code for different acids!  To this day, our faithful fans simply know us as the “KOKE BAND”.

NO: A lot of people, including the cops thought we named it after cocaine. But we were backwoods hicks and didn’t know what cocaine was at the time. We had a big old box truck we used for a while and we had written KOKE on the side. Must have gotten stopped every 10 miles in that thing.

Tell me the history of Koke.

NO: I think we started playing together in grade school; it was before I was able to drive. We were first called The Purple Passions and our manager’s mother owned a gift shop where we would put on shows in the winter. We all played through one Sears Silvertone amp. We played dances and talent shows till we got out of high school. Then that first winter after high school we lived at Ed O’Meara’s parent’s resort. It was way out in the woods and we got snowed in for like 2 months. During that time we played every day in one of the cabins. It was freezing and we used to have to stand on the mattress and hold our hands over the little heater to warm them up enough to play.

We were poor as church mice and couldn’t afford records or anything so we had to write enough songs to do a set. We really developed a unique style and sound.

When we got out of there in the spring we started playing all over Wisconsin and the mid-west. We had a pretty loyal following. I think if we were together 6-7 years and kind of all decided we wanted to play with other people as we had never done that before, I mean we had never played with anyone else but our band. We all went on to play with really good bands.

Ed O: At my parents resort that NO mentioned, way up in the woods in northern Wisconsin, my parents would occasionally have bands play. Polka or Country bands. I came home from school one day and there was a set of drums set up. I asked who was playing that night but my mother told me, “No one, those drums are yours!” So, I had a set of 1957 blue sparkle Ludwig drums and I learned to play them by tinkering along to the songs on our jukebox. The resort was only open in the summer. I did a lot of practicing in the winters. Thankfully there were two guys I went to school with who had the same interests as me, NO and Ed K. We clicked right away. Keep in mind this was a very small school and the odds of finding two other musicians that were not only good but didn’t play the same instrument as you, were pretty high. We had a built-in audience too, as when we played a school dance or a jam at any empty building we could find, there was nothing else for anybody to do, so they would come and listen and dance to us.

Ed K: No and I started practicing together when we were 12 and the following year Ed O. joined us on drums.  We went to a battle of the bands in Rhinelander Wi. and won!  The promoter of the event wanted to give us motorcycles with his cycle shop’s name on it for promotion. None of us were old enough to drive.  When NO said “it was cold at Ed O’s north woods cabin that winter”, we practiced wearing winter parka jackets and you could see your breath!  When he said “we were poor as church mice”, we used plastic bread wraps for picks!  We were totally in our own world, without any news or even what day of the week it was.  Didn’t matter. It was all about music!

What inspired you to pick up the group from where you left off?

NO: My band Revolushn played the Loon Festival in our hometown of Mercer 2 years ago. Ed Kobesko had tracked me down a year or so before that and we had started to work together again. He played bass at a couple of gigs for Revolushn so when we played Mercer we tracked down ED O and he came to the show and sat in with us. It was so fucking cool we just wanted to do it again.

So the next year the three of us played at the Loon Festival as The Koke Band. It was super fun so we did a couple more gigs and as usual, started writing songs. Last spring they came to California where I have a studio and we wrote and recorded an EP. We are having a great time. I love those guys.

Ed O: I was hooked up to a chemo drip in a Wisconsin hospital when I got a call from NO. It had been decades since I had spoken with him. He said he and his band Revolushn, along with Ed K, were doing the Mercer Loon Festival and would I like to sit in for a couple of tunes. The gig was on a Wednesday and I had to stay hooked up until Tuesday so I said, “hell yeah!” Playing with these guys again is hard to describe. I love these guys and in many ways, it’s like we never disbanded. Really, we can have even more fun with it now than back in the day when we had to feed ourselves from playing music, by payment or barter.

Ed K: Getting back together was “Kismet.”  Sometimes when the cosmos correctly lines everything up, just right, predetermined events happen in a very orderly and harmonious fashion, result–Koke Band re-unites!

You have two pretty good new singles that you are set to release shortly…how would you describe them and what was the inspiration behind writing them?

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NO: Pretty good???? They are FUCKING AWESOME!!!

So Ed O’Meara wrote the lyrics for NOT AFRAID and it is powerful. The song is about how there is no use in being afraid of things. The reason is because he is a rock and roll musician. It gets back to how we felt when we first started.

DOG HOUSE was a song I wrote for the band when we started doing shows. It is about how you can get in trouble in a relationship without knowing what you did. It is not a serious song. We made the chorus sound like a party, which it was. All of the Kokette’s were drunk or stoned out of their gourds. We had a blast with that one.

Ed O: NOT AFRAID is not meant to be an earth-shaking revelation. It’s just about how life can throw you some challenges and it’s best to meet them head-on. If you are afraid then you are fighting two battles. It really came to me when I was on that chemo drip and I wanted to go play the Loon Festival.

DOG HOUSE: What fun! I dare you to try to hold your head still while listening to it! One constant through the years for all three of us, I think, even though we didn’t see each other for years and were separated by miles and the living of our lives, is a strong blues influence. And I don’t mean sad blues, but fun upbeat blues.

Ed K: Ed O’s lyrics in “Not Afraid” reminds me that the greatest experiences are often the scariest.  That song just rocks with a youthful Punkiness vibe.  “Dog House” is a fun, good times tune that I can really relate to from the fact that until recently, I spent most of my life in the “Dog House”.  Ed O’s vocals and NO’s superb guitar playing, highlight this party tune!

You’re planning an event….let’s talk about it?

NO: We are planning to do an outdoor concert next to a place we play in Wisconsin. Kind of a mini-festival with several local bands. We will have a big stage and do it in a field next to the bar so people don’t have to walk too far for their PBRs. We are going to have camping and shit so people can get wasted and not have to drive anywhere. We are against drunk driving. We are still working out the details so stay tuned.

How is Koke different from Revolushn?

 

NO: The KOKE BAND drinks PBR and REVOLUSHN drinks ayahuasca.

Ed O: the Governor of Wisconsin asks you to leave the state if you don’t like beer.

Ed K: I’m not in Revolushn, but you could say this Frank on my behalf.  Revolushn is a group of extremely talented and gifted musicians.  They are highly respected and I always anxiously await to hear their next album.  “Koke Band” is a group of three buddies, best friends, over one lifetime!  We simply telepathically bounce our feelings off of one another and the magic happens!  Love you NO and ED O!

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Tom Proctor and the A-Listers Debut Single “In Hollywood” Now Available Worldwide

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Tom Proctor and the A-Listers have just released their debut single “In Hollywood” off of their soon to be released first album “Working Man.” Download your copy today!

NASHVILLE, Tenn.May 27, 2018PRLog — Tom Proctor and the A-Listers have just released their debut single “In Hollywood” off of their soon to be released first album “Working Man.” Download your copy today!

Tom Proctor is no stranger to the entertainment industry, as he is an accomplished actor/producer and stunt coordinator in the tv/film world. He can be seen in the Academy Award-winning film “Twelve Years A Slave,” the blockbuster Marvel film “Guardians of the Galaxy,” in the hit television shows “Justified” and “Nashville” and many other great appearances on the big and small screen.

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The A-Listers are a group of seasoned, talented musicians who have worked with the biggest names in the history of music, and have collectively worked with Tim McGraw, George Strait, Luke Combs, Zakk Wylde, Travis Tritt, Martina McBride, Tanya Tucker, Florida Georgia Line, and many, many more.  Tom Proctor and the A-Listers are getting ready to take the Country Music world by storm.

The A-Listers:

Billy “Thunder” Mason

Geoff Butterworth

Mark Corradetti

Mark Thomas

Tom Proctor and the A-listers recorded, mixed and mastered their new single “In Hollywood” at Dark Horse Recording. Dark Horse Recording is a 4-studio complex set on a multi-acre plot of scenic farmland, based just outside of Nashville. They have hosted such names as Taylor Swift, Hunter Hayes, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Alison Krauss, Reliant K, Bela Fleck, Korn and many more.

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Diane Franklin To Guest On The Jimmy Star Show With Ron Russell Wednesday,​ May 30th, 2018

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Diane Franklin will be a guest on The Jimmy Star Show with Ron Russell live on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 from 3-5 pm ET | 12-2 pm PT at w4cy.com Radio | Visit http://www.jimmystarsworld.com

PALM SPRINGS, Calif.May 24, 2018PRLog — Diane Franklin will be a featured guest on The Jimmy Star Show live radio/tv show hosted by King of Cool Jimmy Star along with Cool Man About Town Ron Russell to discuss her career and the entertainment industries at large. The Jimmy Star Show is tv/radio’s coolest hit show, featuring the coolest in music, entertainment, fashion and pop culture, all from a fun industry insider perspective in a completely live, unedited fast-paced two-hour conversational format.

Best known for her innocent charm, angelic curly hair and varies dialects, American 80’s sweetheart, Diane Franklin has starred in some of the most iconic cult films of the 80s.

Starting her film career she debuted as Karen, the dream girl, in THE LAST AMERICAN VIRGIN (1982). She then played the fallen daughter, Patricia Montelli, in the horror film, AMITYVILLE II: THE POSSESSION(1982). In the mid-80s she starred as the awkward new girl in the ABC movie for television, DEADLY LESSONS with Ally Sheedy, and played a sexy babysitter in CBS TV movie, SUMMERGIRL, with Barry Bostwick, and Kim Darby. She recurred in several TV series, until 1985, when she won her most beloved role as the spirited French-exchange student, Monique Junet, playing opposite John Cusack, in the comedy BETTER OFF DEAD (1985). Audiences may also recognize Diane, as the Medieval babe, Princess Joanna, playing opposite Keanu Reeves in the original,  BILL & TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE (1989).

Today, Diane returns to acting with four films, all scheduled to be released this year (2018), one of which is AMITYVILLE MURDERS: THE HAUNTING ON LONG ISLAND, this time playing ‘the mother’, Louise Defeo (2018).

In addition to Diane’s acting credits, she has been teaching acting to kids, teens and adults for over 15 years, and published two personal autobiographies about her life as an 80s actress, titled, Diane Franklin: The Excellent ADVENTURES of the Last American, French-Exchange Babe of the 80s(Amazon/Kindle) and Diane Franklin: The Excellent CURLS of the Last American, French-Exchange Babe of the 80s(Amazon).

Diane lives in Los Angeles with her big-hearted husband of 29 years, Ray, her brilliantly funny daughter, Olivia, her musically gifted son, Nick, her Clumber Spaniel dog and her chinchilla, Mr. Pibb.

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The Jimmy Star Show is pleased to showcase the expertise and talent of Diane Franklin and all anticipate a fun and informative time talking with her about her career and the entertainment industries at large.

Join King of Cool Jimmy Star, and Cool Man about town Diane Franklin as they have a playful and sometimes wild time with the talented featured guest!

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Tristan Rogers To Guest On The Jimmy Star Show With Ron Russell Wednesday,​ May 30th, 2018

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Tristan Rogers will be a guest on The Jimmy Star Show with Ron Russell live on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 from 3-5 pm ET | 12-2 pm PT at w4cy.com Radio | Visit http://www.jimmystarsworld.com

PALM SPRINGS, Calif.May 26, 2018PRLog — Tristan Rogers will be a featured guest on The Jimmy Star Show live radio/tv show hosted by King of Cool Jimmy Star along with Cool Man About Town Ron Russell to discuss his career and the entertainment industries at large. The Jimmy Star Show is tv/radio’s coolest hit show, featuring the coolest in music, entertainment, fashion and pop culture, all from a fun industry insider perspective in a completely live, unedited fast-paced two-hour conversational format.

Tristan Rogers started working professionally in the entertainment industry in 1968, but his real success did not come until 1981 when joining the cast of General Hospital, portraying the character Robert Scorpio. During his first twelve year run, General Hospital opened many doors, including his introduction to The American Cinema Award Foundation.

The ACAF was an organization solely given to awarding a contribution to the industry.  Since the industry itself has little time for sentimentality, except when it needs something, this group bridged what has become an enormous gap, by bringing as many of the “legends” together as possible, while they were still alive.  From 84′ till the organization’s demise in 98′ we raised $1.3 million dollars that all went to the Motion Picture Retirement Hospital.  But the memories of talking with the likes of Joseph Cotton, June Allyson, Robert Mitchum, Glenn Ford, Bette Davis, Gene Kelly and a host of others will live forever.

When not acting, Tristan Rogers works with the charity organization Project Cuddle,

a non-profit charity that helps frightened girls and women in making safe and legal decisions instead of abandoning their newborn babies.

The Jimmy Star Show is pleased to showcase the expertise and talent of Tristan Rogers and all anticipate a fun and informative time talking with him about his career and the entertainment industries at large.

Join King of Cool Jimmy Star, and Cool Man about town Ron Russell as they have a playful and sometimes wild time with the talented featured guest!

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Caroline Williams To Host Memorial Day Weekend BBQ Massacre At The Egyptian Theater LA May 27, 2018

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Beyond Fest, Cinematic Void and Friday Night Frights bring you the Memorial Day Weekend BBQ Massacre featuring The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 1, 2 & 3 at the legendary Egyptian Theater, Los Angeles, on Sunday, May 27th, 2018. Get your tickets today!

HOLLYWOOD, Calif.May 22, 2018PRLog — Beyond Fest, Cinematic Void and Friday Night Frights bring you the Memorial Day Weekend BBQ Massacre featuring The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 1, 2 & 3 at the Egyptian Theatre, Los Angeles, on Sunday, May 27th, 2018. Hosted by legendary Scream Queen, the incredibly beautiful and talented Caroline Williams.

The show is taking place a the historic Egyptian Theater located at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028. The Egyptian Theater is run by The American Cinematheque which is an independent, non-profit cultural organization in Los Angeles dedicated exclusively to the public presentation of the moving image in all its forms. It is considered among the premier organizations of its kind in America.

Door open at 6:30 PM and the show starts at 7:30 PM. Come early for the BBQ Massacre featuring authentic Texas BBQ and chili from “Burnt To A Crisp” who will be serving at 5 PM for all those who wish to partake in the Massacre before watching it on screen. Come see Leatherface along with props and memorabilia from the films.

The event is being hosted by Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 star Caroline Williams, who plays Vanita “Stretch” Brock in the film.

Caroline Williams began her career in Texas, co-starring with revered cinema master Louis Malle in his Corpus Christi-based film, Alamo Bay (1985). She worked opposite stars Ed Harris and Amy Madigan in what was her first feature film, after only six months of training at the Studio For Actors, under the tutelage of Chris Wilson. She had established herself in the Texas movie marketplace doing commercials, industrial films, and voiceover work. Following “Alamo Bay”, she moved to Dallas and furthered her career, with co-stars, in The Legend Of Billie Jean (1985) (dir. Matthew Robbins) and Getting Even (1986) (dir. Dwight Little). When Tobe Hooper and L.M. “Kit” Carson began casting for the sequel to Hooper’s iconic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974), they discovered the punkass actress, who ran screaming down the hallway of the casting office. She burst into the room, pulled the chairs from beneath the duo and played the brief dialogue, while huddled in a corner. In that often told moment, she won the role from 440 actresses from both coasts.

After the successful release of the film, she moved to Hollywood to continue her career in a mix of horror: Stepfather II (1989) (dir. Jeff Burr), Leprechaun 3 (1995) (dir. Brian Trenchard Smith) and mainstream films: Days Of Thunder (1990) (dir. Tony Scott), How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) (dir. Ron Howard). She continues to split her efforts between series TV guest star roles, such as Grey’s Anatomy (2005) (dir. Debbie Allen) and The Mentalist (2008) (dir. Charles Beeson).

Luckily, her fan base enjoys her continuing dedication to the horror genre, and recent releases, such as Tales Of Halloween (2015) and the upcoming Blood Feast (2016), keep them well-satisfied. Her avid and enthusiastic participation in conventions and personal appearances ensure that this charismatic actress will continue to inspire and attract fans from around the world.

Don’t miss this amazing event!!  Texas Chainsaw Massacre 1, 2 & 3 in 35MM on the BIG Screen!!!

Tickets are $15 or $13 for Cinematheque Members.

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Singer/Songwriter Ali Jacko To Release New Single/Music Video “Top Of The World” On May 31, 2018

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Five times World Kickboxing Champion turned Singer/Songwriter Ali Jacko is releasing his highly anticipated new single/music video “Top Of The World” on Thursday, May 31, 2018. Follow @TheAliJacko on twitter for all the latest updates!

Jacko Ali is a fighter. Both literally and metaphorically.

Having battled his way from a working-class background in East London, everyday racism and street violence to the top of the fighting world, his new battle is to make a name for himself as a musician. ‘I’m ready to knock on the music industry doors,’ he laughs, ‘… with a bulldozer.’

Born to Bangladeshi parents in London’s Bethnal Green, Jacko – ‘You can call me Jacko or Ali, just call me’ – began by following in his tailor father’s footsteps, working in fashion and designing for everyone from River Island to Hugo Boss. But a chance encounter with the legendary Muhammad Ali when he was a child meant there was always a part of Jacko’s brain that was a fighter. Again, both literally and metaphorically.

‘My parents always watched boxing,’ he says now, ‘so Muhammad Ali was a legend in our house. Then one day, when I was about eight, we were flying to Bangladesh and he was on the same flight. He was playing around with me because I was one of the only kids on the plane, making like he was going to hit me so I actually punched him first. And since then all I got was, “How can you hit Muhammad Ali?” I met him a few times after that when he came over. He was my hero.”

Inspired by that, by an obsession with Bruce Lee films – he actually imagined at one point he would go to China and become a star – and spurred on by the racism he was getting at school, Jacko signed up, at the age of 15, for martial arts. He started out as the punch-bag and ended up with several national and international titles, the first guy in his gym to do anything like that.

‘I never lost a fight,’ he says now that he has retired from the ring, even though unnamedthroughout his fighting career he suffered from a heart condition called Supraventricular tachycardia, which would make his heart go at up to 220 beats per minute and which he has since undergone keyhole surgery to deal with. ‘Once I fought with 22 stitches my hand and still came out on top. Mind you, I did splash everyone in the front row with my blood.’

But it wasn’t just fighting he was good at: faced with in-your-face racism, he made it his mission to win anyone with a negative attitude towards his community over. He still has home-cooked Indian dinners round his house with people whose first response when they met him was to racially abuse him.

Having well and truly conquered the world of fighting (and community relations!), his singing career started inauspiciously with everyone telling him, in no uncertain terms, that he couldn’t sing. ‘I went on a tour from Toronto to San Francisco on a coach. Everyone was singing along with the coach but as soon as I started everyone was like, “Shut up! You can’t sing!'” They should have known that ‘you can’t…’ is not how you start a sentence when it’s directed at Jacko.

It was only when he lost a girl that he really loved that he decided to win her back in the riskiest way he could think of: with his voice. ‘I went to see a vocal coach and he also said I couldn’t sing but, with a bit of work, I sang Bryan Adams’ “Look Into My Eyes” and sang it well. Then I thought, “If I can sing, I will write my own music”, and wrote my first song soon after.’

But did it win the girl back? ‘Yeah, it won her back and now I’m married to her and we’ve got a five-month-old daughter called Leonore.’ Silly question really.

Jacko Ali’s new challenge is to break into music – and as a close friend of Rohan Marley, son of Bob and husband of The Fugees’ Lauryn Hill – he knows what the inside of that industry looks like. With his track record, it would be a foolish person that would bet against him. With his usual target-based attitude to challenges, Jacko has decided to release eleven songs, with eleven videos, over eleven months. And though they all have that gravelly rock voice in common, the songs demonstrate a real range with subjects veering from the desire to settle down, plenty about falling and being in love and one about how we are destroying the planet.

 

Working on the tracks with producer and remixer Michael Stockwell, who is also currently collaborating with the likes of Kylie and Take That, Jacko has taken to singing at the walk-ons of MMA fighters’ matches: instead of taking to the ring to the sound of their trademark track, they come on to Jacko, regaling expectant crowds – a little like Barry McGuigan’s dad used to do – with the tracks he’s hoping to hit the world over the head with.

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‘No one’s done this before,’ says Jacko of the ’11 in 11′ project. ‘I want to do it to prove a point that I’m a serious artist.’ We would advise no one to stand in his way.

His new single “Top Of The World” is the fifth single of the ’11 in 11′ project, and is sure to be a hit as all of his songs have been extremely well received around the world.

Ali Jacko is taking the music world by storm!! He has another hit single “I Found Love” in the new Indian Hindi language action thriller “Race 3” which is being released on June 15, 2018. Check out the “Race 3” trailer here:

https://youtu.be/xBht9TG7ySw

Watch all of Ali Jacko’s music videos on youtube here including the hit single from the “Race 3” soundtrack “I Found Love:”

https://www.youtube.com/user/ajackorocksVEVO

Make sure to check out and purchase the new single “Top Of The World” on May 31, 2018.

Follow Ali Jacko on Twitter @TheAliJacko
The official website for Ali Jacko may be found at https://www.alijacko.com