30 May 2007

Boston Based Bird Mancini Release New CD Funny Day

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Boston, MA-May 30, 2007- Boston's accordion/guitar rock duo Bird Mancini, will release their third and newest CD, Funny Day on Second Story Records June 1st. Celebration of the release starts with a kick-off CD Release Party at Perks Coffeehouse in Norwood, MA from 8-10pm.

Bird Mancini's eclectic psychedelic Funny Day features a rock pop style that takes a different direction from previous releases. Ruby and Billy sing all the lush vocal arrangements with musical support from members of Bentmen, The Sterns, Grinning Lizards, Bangalore, Pastiche, and The Peacheaters. Well known Boston artist Jane Smaldone provides the surreal cover art for the album.

Bird Mancini has made their living for years playing in Northeast clubs, colleges, resorts, music halls and festivals. They have opened for the likes of David Crosby, Gregg Allman, Jonathan Edwards, James Montgomery, Mighty Sam McClain, Pousette-Dart Band and many others. All of this was on their resume prior to their first release in 1996. Ruby Bird and Billy Carl Mancini's career together spans nearly two decades. Their original recordings have garnered critical acclaim, an ASCAP/Boston Music Award nomination, and fans from all over the world. Twice, in 2002 and 2004, New England’s Metronome Magazine named Bird Mancini among the Top 10 Year’s Best. Their music is its own reward to those lucky enough to find it in an Irish pub in Boston, a breezy summer concert, on the Internet, or simply through word of mouth.

Ruby’s early exposure to music was Gospel choirs in country churches and Kansas City blues and swing while Billy Carl cut his guitar-playing teeth on high school rock and roll bands covering songs by 60's greats like Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles and the Stones. Funny Day is a direct reflection of all those influences mixed together. The duo forms a highly spirited take on life and music. The two lead singers offer blues-tinged guitar, accordion, and harmonica with a variety of percussion, bells, and whistles—music that refuses to be narrowly defined. As AllMusic.com puts it, "Bird Mancini is likely to please a wide array of listeners."

If you appreciate fusions and variations on rock and roll, blues, pop, Latin jazz, country gospel and psychedelic world beat, you are likely to come away from a Bird Mancini recording or live performance feeling happy you found your way here. Visit the Bird Mancini site for updates, downloads, photos and more.


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24 May 2007

Chicago Saxophonist/Smooth Jazz Artist Steve Cole Announces Tour Dates With Brian Culberson

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“A brilliant and jazzy, gritty no-fluff collection” – Jazziz on Cole’s latest release, "TRUE"

Los Angeles–May 22, 2007– Acclaimed jazz saxophonist Steve Cole will be heading out for a national tour along with tour mate Brian Culbertson and dates with The Sax Pack featuring sax players Jeff Kashiwa and Kim Water this summer. The combined tours will begin in Seattle May 25 and ends in Huntington, NY September 29, 2007. In regards to the reunion with Steve Cole, Brian Culbertson states, “It’s been over eight years since we’ve shared the stage together and I can’t wait to get out there once again. The chemistry back then was so strong, there’s no telling what’s going to happen this summer!”

Cole’s solo career began in earnest after his first solo album, 1998’s “Stay Awhile” turned out to be a smooth jazz sensation, featuring a pair of #1 NAC smashes, “When I Think Of You,” and “Say It Again,” as well as the top 5 hit, “Where The Night Begins.” The success of this debut album culminated at the 2000 Oasis Smooth Jazz Awards where Steve was the recipient of the Prism Award for Best New Artist. Cole followed the record’s success by performing and recording frequently, both as band leader and featured guest, with such artists as Boz Scaggs, Junior Wells, Brian Culbertson, Waymon Tisdale, KMFDM, Rick Braun, Peter White, Larry Carlton, and Jeff Lorber.

Steve Cole’s newest album, TRUE is his fifth major label release. With plenty of funk, R&B, soul, and jazz influences, Cole effortlessly bridges the gap between instrumental virtuosity, seamless ensemble playing, and a high-caliber creative chemistry that runs the stylistic gamut in what’s regarded as his finest album yet.

For more information on Steve Cole, please visit his official website at http://www.stevecole.net.

You won’t want to miss this tour!

25-May Seattle WA Benaroya Concert Hall Reunited with Brian Culbertson
26-May Incline Village NV Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Reunited with Brian Culbertson
31-May Denver CO Jazz@Jack’s w/The Sax Pack
1-Jun Austin TX One Word Theater w/The Sax Pack
2-Jun Phoenix AZ Celebrity Theater w/The Sax Pack
3-Jun Las Vegas NV Green Valley Ranch w/The Sax Pack
8-Jun Newport Beach CA Hyatt Newporter Amphitheater Reunited with Brian Culbertson
9-Jun Temecula CA Thornton Winery Reunited with Brian Culbertson
17-Jun Country Club Hills IL Country Club Hills Theater Reunited with Brian Culbertson
23-Jun Southfield MI Southfield Civic Center w/The Sax Pack
27-Jun Garden City NY City Café Solo Show
28-Jun Garden City NY City Café Solo Show
12-Jul Walnut Creek CA Broadway Plaza Solo Show
15-Jul Salt Lake City UT Salt Lake City Jazz Festival Reunited with Brian Culbertson
25-Jul New York NY CD 101.9 Smooth Cruise Reunited with Brian Culbertson
12-Aug Long Beach CA Long Beach Jazz Festival w/The Sax Pack
16-Aug Washington DC The Birchmere Solo Show
17-Aug Philadelphia PA Penn’s Landing Solo Show
18-Aug Annapolis MD Ramshead On Stage Solo Show
25-Aug Ontario CA Inland Empire Jazz Festival Reunited with Brian Culbertson
6-Sept Vienna VA Filene Center Reunited with Brian Culbertson
15-Sept Mableton GA Mable House Amphitheater w/The Sax Pack
28-Sept New Haven CT Lyman Center w/The Sax Pack
29-Sept Huntington NY IMAC w/The Sax Pack

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22 May 2007

Steve Cole-True

Artist: Steve Cole
Title: True
Genre: Instrumental- Jazz
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True is Steve Cole’s fifth album. I like the title because the feel of the entire recording is that Cole is being True to his own musical self-portrait throughout the run of this CD READ MORE...

21 May 2007

Bird Mancini-Funny Day

Artist: Bird Mancini
Title: Funny Day
Genre: Rock-Psychedelic
Label: Second Story Records
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After a three year wait Bird Mancini has returned with a follow up to Year of Change. Funny Day is step away from the previous release in that it is more focused on one style and sound...READ MORE

16 May 2007

Lance Reegan-Diehl-Chasing My Reflection


Artist: Lance Reegan-Diehl
Title: Chasing My Reflection
Genre: Instrumental Rock-Blues-Jazz-Fusion
Label: LRD Music
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Lance Reegan-Diehl gave me what I have been asking for, an entire album of instrumental tracks. Chasing My Reflection is a compilation of tracks dating back to 1992 all the way through 2006...READ MORE

14 May 2007

Steelsrping-Better Living

Artist: Steelsrping
Title: Better Living
Genre: Alterative-Rock-Folk
Label: Independent
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William Nash is Steelspring and Better Living is an eight-track album spilling over with emotion and character that comes from the tip of his toes. Nash offers those that enjoy bands like REM, Chris Issak,, and Jeff Buckley, a joyous musical ride on the backcountry road of life...READ MORE

K4-Emperor

Artist: K4
Title: Emperor
Genre: Rock-Metal
Label: Noteborn Music
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K4 (Krescent 4) has unleashed their powerful music for the first time in a full-length release titled Emperor. I have been waiting a long time for this and I am glad to say that having patients does pay off; well it has with this CD. Yes sir, the boys are back in town, they have arrived locked and loaded...READ MORE

09 May 2007

Gene Butler-Concrete Country

Artist: Gene Butler
Title: Concrete Country
Genre: Country-Rock
Label: VAVV Records
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02 May 2007

Terry Cummings-T.C. Finally

Artist:Terry Cummings
Title: T.C. Finally
Genre: R & B-Pop-Urban AC
Label: R.N.L.G. Llc
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After 18 years of exceptional play in the NBA Terry Cummings has
arrived in a new career as a singer. T.C. Finally introduces Cummings as the latest former sports star turned entertainer. Although this kind of transition seems like a common occurrence it takes someone with
special talents to make an impact that counts initially...READ MORE...