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Boston Based Bird Mancini Release New CD Funny Day


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 prio…

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


“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 o…

Steve Cole-True

Artist: Steve Cole
Title: True
Genre: Instrumental- Jazz
Label: Narada 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...

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

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

Steelsrping-Better Living

Artist: Steelsrping
Title: Better Living
Genre: Alterative-Rock-Folk
Label: Independent

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


Artist: K4
Title: Emperor
Genre: Rock-Metal
Label:Noteborn Music

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

Gene Butler-Concrete Country

Artist: Gene Butler
Title: Concrete Country
Genre: Country-Rock
Label:VAVV Records
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I love the way this album starts with “Momma Wish I’d Listened to You.” You know the singer is in trouble when he starts the proceedings locked up in a jail cell with black-eyed peas starring him in the face. So it goes when you don’t listen to what momma said....READ MORE

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...