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DJkit Now Shipping the Long-Awaited Pioneer XDJ-RX2

Berkshire, United Kingdom, 2017-Sep-15 — /EPR Network/ — Britain’s leading name in high-quality DJ hardware is proud to announce the launch of Pioneer’s latest controller. The incredible Pioneer XDJ-RX2 with 7-inch Touchscreen & Multicoloured Performance Pads is now in stock and ready for shipping, for the guaranteed low price of £1,529.

Along with flexible payment plans to spread the cost, DJkit also offers a price-match guaranteed. Find the Pioneer XDJ-RX2 for a lower price anywhere else and DJkit will match or beat it! Setting a new standard for professional-level controllers for the most demanding DJs, the Pioneer XDJ-RX2 is expected to be an instant sell-out success.

Secure yours now to avoid missing out!

The Total All-in-One DJ Package

“We’ve upgraded our popular all-in-one DJ system, the XDJ-RX, to create the XDJ-RX2. The new two-deck, two-channel system inherits features and design traits from our flagship NXS2 set-up to bring you a professional DJ experience, whether you use it to control music stored on your laptop via rekordbox dj or directly from USB devices. Plus the XDJ-RX2 comes bundled with a licence key for our professional DJ performance application, rekordbox dj, worth €139.” – Pioneer DJ

The Pioneer XDJ-RX2 has been designed to offer the ultimate all-in-one solution for performance DJs and recording artists at all levels. State-of-the-art hardware combined with the fifth generation of Pioneer’s industry-leading DJ software.

The intelligent, intuitive design of the Pioneer XDJ-RX2 is geared towards maximum creative freedom and reliable simplicity. Whether taking your first steps into professional circles or already an established part of the circuit, the Pioneer XDJ-RX2 has you covered.

Feature-Packed and Uncompromising

“The 7-inch touch screen in the centre of the XDJ-RX2 displays waveforms from both decks simultaneously, plus detailed track information including sync status and playback position so you can get a quick visual reference during mixes. You can bring up a QWERTY keyboard on the display to find your next track faster, plus there’s a large rotary selector and Needle Search, Track Filter and Short Cut features inherited from the flagship CDJ-2000NXS2 multi player. Each deck has eight large, multicoloured Performance Pads for tactile control over Hot Cues, Beat Loop, Slip Loop and Beat Jump, and you can get even more creative with the Beat FX and Sound Color FX, which come from the flagship DJM-900NXS2 mixer.” – Pioneer DJ

Pioneer has packed the Pioneer XDJ-RX2 with the most important features and functionalities of every DJ controller the company has released to date.

Available for the low prices of £1,529, DJkit is offering the Pioneer XDJ-RX2 on 0% financing for less than £50 per month.

About DJkit:
DJkit is the UK’s leading DJ retailer, offering an unrivalled range of over 25,000 products and packages for professional musicians and amateurs alike. The team prides itself at being right at the forefront of the industry, stocking only the most cutting-edge technology, offering the highest-level of service and hosting regular events in conjunction with industry elite.

Contact-Details: DJKit, Unit B1 Shannon House, Hambridge Road, Newbury, Berkshire, United Kingdom, RG14 5SS. Tel 01635 780002, Email sales@djkit.com, Web https://www.djkit.com

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Jeff Martin (The Tea Party) Produces Exquisite Debut EP for New Australian Indie Duo, Secret Solis, with Terepai Richmond (The Whitlams) on the Drums

Adelaide, Australia, 2017-May-18 — /EPR ENTERTAINMENT NEWS/ — Between sold out tours of Australia and Canada in 2016, Jeff Martin (The Tea Party) invited new Australian indie folk / rock duo Secret Solis to record their debut EP, “Deep Down” at River House Studios near Byron Bay. The sessions produced a five track album of indie folk / rock anthems, the tracks resonating with both Led Zeppelin’s driving acoustic rock and the ethereal ballads of Pink Floyd. Jeff’s eastern palette adds an eclectic flavour to the EP that is reminiscent of his early albums with The Tea Party, as in Splendor Solis and Edges of Twilight. Terepai Richmond (The Whitlams) joins the line up on drums providing a John Bonham / Ginger Baker style foundation for the albums songs.

When asked to describe the project Martin says “I have been waiting for years to produce a sound like this at River House Studios. Of all the production work I have done over the last 25 years, including my work with The Tea Party, Secret Solis’ EP “Deep Down” is in the top five of work that I am most proud of.”

Secret Solis was formed in 2012 when established Cairns-based singer/songwriter, Kian Eder met Cally Pysden, a pianist and singer/songwriter from Adelaide. Before meeting Cally, Kian’s music was heavily influenced by Pink Floyd, The Tea Party, A Perfect Circle, and acoustic rock cross-over artists like Ben Harper. Collaborating with Cally added a new dimension to Kian’s vision, elevating the music to new heights with her soaring ethereal vocals the likes of Enya, Dido, Sia and Amy-Lee. Enter Jeff Martin as producer and musician using production techniques straight out of Jimmy Page’s playbook, and Terepai Richmond (The Whitlams) on drums and you have a special magic happening in the mix.

Martin agreed to produce the band after hearing only a small section of their demo, “Speechless Soul” and the rest is history. Jeff plays all the heavy guitars and solos, hurdy gurdy and synths including his boutique theremin. He also lends his voice to the band’s debut single, “Sunshine”. The second single, “Are You Listening?” features Jeff playing an old school rock solo unlike many have ever heard.

Both singles are now available at secretsolis.bandcamp.com

When asked what the songs are about Kian says “The songs are based on our personal experiences but ultimately we are aiming to create relatable themes that resonate with everyone. We want this music to heal, uplift and empower people to face and overcome the many challenges of life as our favourite music has done for us.”

The Debut EP “Deep Down” will be released via bandcamp on the 16th of June, 2017.

Secret Solis are currently seeking expressions of interest from record labels, managers and booking agents to take the project to the next level.
Secret Solis EPK

“Beautiful, warm and rich vocal harmonies. Makes me feel like crying, dancing and laughing. These guys really have something.” – Producer, James Sanger (Dido, Sinead O’Connor, Annie Lennox, U2, The Cure, Madonna)
Contact-Details: Company: Secret Solis

Contact: Kian Eder

Phone: +61 4 3152 2362 // +61 8 8956 2955 // +61 8 8956 8956

Website: secretsolis.com

EPK: http://onepagelink.com/secretsolis/

Sales: https://secretsolis.bandcamp.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/secretsolis/

Email: music@secretsolis.com

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Norwegian rock legend Gudny Aspaas to launch her new album in Oslo on April 5 at the Rockefeller Music Hall

OSLO, Norway, 07-Jan-2017 — /EPR ENTERTAINMENT NEWS/ — Tickets for the concert are now on sale, and can be ordered through www.gudnyaspaas.com which also features samples from “No Stranger”. The concert will also feature tracks from Gudny’s back catalog.

“The concert and album are the culmination of several months of work – and I’m thrilled with how “No Stranger” has turned out,” said Gudny. “I was lucky to work with some incredibly talented musicians and a wonderful team, and the result is, I think, the best work I’ve ever produced. I’m really looking forward to being back on stage, and I can’t wait for people to hear the new album in April.”

“No Stranger” is representative of the eclecticism of Gudny’s extensive career in music, with all of her – and her musicians’ – many talents represented in tracks such as the vocally complex “Galactic Child” (which allows her to show off her distinctive voice) through the eloquent piano/vocal piece “Hello Again” to the classic rock ‘n’ roll of “You Can Run”. From haunting simplicity to wall of sound, “No Stranger” fully demonstrates the breadth and depth of Gudny’s musical genius and her pioneering versatility as a composer and performer.

Gudny represented Norway four times in the Eurovision Song Contest, and fronted iconic progressive rock group Ruphus in the 1970s, returning for a reunion in the 1990s and again in 2010 – also at the Rockefeller Music Hall. Ruphus’s “New Born Day” was voted as one of the top 50 best Norwegian albums ever made. She has also released numerous solo singles and albums.

Originally from Meråker but now living in Oslo, Gudny comes from a musical family in which almost every member could play an instrument. Singing shyly for her family from the age of four, she and three friends formed “The Singing Goats” at the age of 12, supporting their vocals with guitars and tambourine. Having won a music competition, she released her first single in 1969.

Gudny is also a supremely talented creative artist, working mainly in silver jewellery. She graduated from the Statens Kunst og Håndverksskole (State Academy of Craft and Art Industry) and now has her “Silverland” gallery/workshop in the centre of Oslo near the Slottsparken.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

TORONTO’S THE NURSERY RELEASE NEW EP PACKED WITH DYNAMIC AND AMBITIOUS SYNTH-POP COMPOSITIONS

Toronto, ON, Canada, 2016-Jul-28 — /EPR ENTERTAINMENT NEWS/ — Toronto’s synth-pop foursome The Nursery are back with a new EP entitled Digital Ashes. Recorded in a converted monastery in Buffalo, NY by Justin Rose (James Taylor, Lil’ Wayne), the dramatic space left its mark on the tracks.

Chartattack.com has been streaming the EP, describing the sound as “big and glossy, 3D-modelled, rose quartz and serene-colored pop music”.

The band recently released a video for the title track, Digital Ashes, exploring the paradoxical fragility of digital data through dizzying glitch sequences, post-internet visuals and virtual reality.

They will be touring this fall in support of the EP before releasing their debut full-length LP.

Stream: https://soundcloud.com/thenursery/sets/digital-ashes-ep

EPK: http://www.thisisthenursery.com/epk

Contact-Details: Genevieve Blais
Blais Marketing
416.389.5181
gblais@thisisthenursery.com

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Fresh new artist TinaMazyck releases her EP “Mazyck”

Montclair, NJ, 2016-Jun-19 — /EPR Network/ — TinaMazyck is a Bronx raised R&B artist with an Alternative-pop twist. Her newest single “Musik” has been released from the upcoming EP titled “Mazyck”. Reactions from a very diverse group of fans were all very positive. Some of the reactions are; “This is a classic” ; “You are a breath of fresh air” ; “I can leave this song on repeat all day and not get tired of it”. The single has gained a lot of attention on social media platforms, complemented by top producers and has even been picked up by internet radio stations. Eager fans are now anticipating more music from the budding vocalist. Listen to the classic Single titled “Musik” right here (https://soundcloud.com/tinamazyck)

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Whats sets “Mazyck” apart from the bunch is its fun, classic and unique sound that jerks emotion from listeners. The EP to come, embodies the spirit of a rebel and gives off positive vibes. This EP encourages young adults to stand tall and be themselves. It gives encouragement to un-apologetically do what feels right and embrace confidence.

“The world can never have enough positive role models and thats what our music scene needs” TinaMazyck expressed in an interview. Collaborating with the multiplatinum producer, Sean Gill who is represented by celebrity manager Bernadette Brennan has worked close on TinaMazyck’s EP. The talented, well known, R&B producer- Mookie has leant a hand on piano and in production. Lastly, Ari Freedman teamed up on bass, putting the final touches on her songs. TinaMazyck works diligently to deliver expressive and well crafted songs.

With a drive to continue the line of great music, TinaMazyck will officially be releasing her EP, “Mazyck” on 6/17/16. You can now purchase it on Band camp here (https://tinamazyck.bandcamp.com/album/mazyck)
It will be available on iTunes, amazon, spotify etc. very soon.

It will undoubtedly be an EP to remember.

Please get in touch with TinaMazyck for inquiries and interviews at:

Email: cemazyck@gmail.com

Website: (tina-mazyck.com)

Social Media: (https://www.facebook.com/tinamazyck/)

Contact-Details: Christina Mazyck, 5 Carlton Drive Montclair NJ, 3479725148, cemazyck@gmail.com, tina-mazyck.com

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Lua Hadar with Twist Swings it in French at Society Cabaret Bastille Party

San Francisco, CA, July 03, 2015 — /EPR ENTERTAINMENT NEWS/ — To celebrate French Independence Day, Lua Hadar with Twist returns for an encore performance of their popular French Music Hall show, “C’est Magnifique!” This Bastille-Day-with-a-Twist features Lua on French and English vocals, Music Director Jason Martineau on piano, Dan Feiszli on bass, Kelly Park on drums, and special guest Dave Sturdevant on guitar and harmonica. Saturday, July 11 at 8pm (seating from 7pm) at Society Cabaret at the Hotel Rex Union Square, 562 Sutter Street, San Francisco. Tickets start at $25 (NO FEES) at Ticketmaster or societycabaret.com Or call 415-857-1896. Full bar, great food. More info at www.luahadar.com.

The show presents a variety of songs from the popular traditions of Paris, including those of American songwriter Cole Porter; hence the title “C’est Magnifique!” a song from Cole Porter’s 1953 musical, Can-Can.

Dave Sturdevant’s harmonica brings a Toots Thielemans-style to the show, in addition to the gypsy sound of his swinging guitar.

French songs by Charles Trenet, Maxime LeForestier, Edith Piaf and Serge Gainsbourg round out the set list, and as ever, Lua’s fun and quirky stories provide her personalized bridge to the songs, whether you speak French or not.

Hadar is no stranger to France or French music, having just returned from teaching a master class in France on American Jazz Standards.

[VIDEO: https://youtu.be/EuohiSigShk]

[TICKETS: http://www.ticketmaster.com/venueartist/229943/1911076?Brand=societycab]

ABOUT TWIST:
Since its inception in 2007, Hadar’s cosmopolitan jazz ensemble TWIST has developed a multi-lingual world jazz fusion that twists the styles of international standards and brings new material into the jazz idiom.

Lua has charmed audiences from New York’s Iridium Jazz Club to Bangkok’s Thailand Cultural Center to the Swan Bar in Paris, where, on a return engagement, she previewed “C’est Magnifique!” to an enthusiastic full house before bringing it to San Francisco’s Society Cabaret for its first run in November 2013. The show was reprised last year and became a Society Cabaret tradition, presented each time with a different featured instrumentalist.

Hadar has released three CDs with Music Director Jason Martineau and Twist. The most recent, “Like A Bridge,” was recorded in 2012 as the centerpiece of her Bridges Project. The “Like A Bridge” DVD was nominated for an Independent Music Award and was released at Yoshi’s Jazz Club in Oakland in September of 2013 after its premiere at San Francisco’s Historic Balboa Theater.

“…such a lovely variety of songs from cabaret traditions of Paris (and beyond), that we might as well have been in a brick-walled basement room in the Quartier Latin.” – Talkin’ Broadway

“First call band of international talent and an innate gift of swing.” – Critical Jazz

For more information on Lua Hadar with Twist, see luahadar.com, iTunes, youtube, facebook, twitter and most major music sites.

ABOUT THE HOTEL REX AND SOCIETY CABARET:
The Hotel Rex is San Francisco’s answer to New York’s legendary Algonquin Hotel, located at 562 Sutter Street between Powell and Mason. Surrounded by 1920’s and 30’s style artwork and glamour, guests can linger in the Library Bar for cocktails and conversation. A menu of American classics with a European influence is available in the cabaret room as small plates or dinner. Society Cabaret patrons are immersed in an ambiance of arts and culture, in a true cabaret setting. Society Cabaret has received acclaim from the San Francisco Mayor’s Office and has expanded this year with venues in San Diego and San José. (http://societycabaret.com)

Contact-Details: Lua Hadar

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Guitarists Improve Their Skills Up To 72% Faster With Invention That Revolutionizes The Way People Learn Guitar

Chicago, IL, March 03, 2015 — /EPR ENTERTAINMENT NEWS/ — Tom Hess Music Corporation releases The Guitar Playing Accelerator – a new invention that enables guitarists and guitar students to track the exact improvements gained from their guitar practice, evaluate the effectiveness of their guitar learning efforts and increase their musical progress by up to 72%.

Online guitar teacher and inventor of the Guitar Playing Accelerator – Tom Hess, says: “Tracking one’s guitar progress is the flossing of the guitar playing world. Everyone knows they need to do it, but only the guitarists making the most rapid progress actually do it. For years I’ve been telling my guitar students to track their progress, and now I finally have created the tool that makes this process super simple, transparent and highly effective”.

With the overabundance of online guitar lessons, resources and information about guitar playing, the only way to know what works and what doesn’t is to have hard proof of one’s progress, or lack of it. Being able to see one’s improvement makes it possible to quickly make changes in what one does to learn and practice guitar – without wasting time on practicing using guesswork and trial and error.

Hess adds: “What makes tracking musical progress so difficult for most people is the fact that one needs to track literally everything…hundreds of specific elements of their guitar playing and musical skills. It’s an extremely time-consuming process, even if one knows how to do it and is committed to doing it regularly.

So for the last 6 and ½ years, my team and I have worked to invent a tool that will make this process incredibly easy, fast and effective, enabling guitarists to easily track it all, organize it all, analyze it all and combine it all, to quickly see both the big picture of their overall musical progress AND the little details that must be refined to make it possible for bigger progress to occur. This goes far beyond merely tracking one’s metronome speed and includes literally single piece of one’s musical skills and knowledge. It’s by far the biggest thing we’ve ever done…”

To learn more about the Guitar Playing Accelerator, visit: http://tomhess.net

Contact-Details: Tom Hess:
hess@tomhess.net
Tom Hess Music Corporation
PO Box 113
Cary, IL
60013-0113
USA

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The Smash Group Releases 18 Year Old Artist, Dylan Hartigan and Love Seems To Be Awake Video

New York, NY, November 25, 2014 — /EPR ENTERTAINMENT NEWS/ — The Smash Group is proud to announce the release of Dylan Hartigan, a young successful actor and musician. At the age of 3 he booked his first acting gig for a nationwide commercial. Soon after, he was cast in 2004 in his first film, “The Stepford Wives”, playing Nicole Kidman and Matthew Broderick’s son. At 14 Dylan booked his first lead in a major motion picture as Andy in “The Funeral Kings” and most recently he was featured in “Unforgettable” on CBS. In 2014 he launched his music career, produced by Clay Sheff and The Smash Group. Dylan Hartigan music is groove pop with a rock edge and his style on his recordings are only rivaled by his flair on stage.

In association with the Dylan Hartigan Release, The Smash Group also has released Dylan’s First music video, Love Seems To Be. The video is directed by Andrew Wilson (creative director of The Smash Group) and produced by Clay Sheff. The song was written by Dylan Hartigan and Nunzio Signouri. Love Seems To Be Awake features beautiful model Brookelyn Kelly in intimate scenes with Dylan Hartigan. Shot on a Bridgehampton estate, the video depicts young love in a fantasy world.

For more on Dylan Hartigan go to www.dylanhartigan.com or contact the Smash Group at 212-244-9066.

Contact-Details: Clay Sheff
The Smash Group
Phone 212-244-9066
Fax 212-244-6268
info@smashny.com

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DJ Zeke Spinningin the Akademiks shop at JC Penney Herald Square

New York, NY, November 19, 2014 — /EPR ENTERTAINMENT NEWS/ — New York legend DJ Zeke, will be spinning tracks in the Akademiks shop at the JC Penney store located in the Manhattan Mall at Herald Square on Saturday, November 22, from 1PM to 3PM. The first 150 visitors to the Akademiks shop will receive a branded string backpack.

The Akademiks collection for guys features the top trends in street wear. Inspired by the intersection of art, music and fashion, the line is available in over 2,000 specialty stores throughout the U.S. Now those same boutique styles are available at select JCPenney stores throughout all five boroughs.

Check it out on Saturday, November 22, 2014 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. The Akademiks Shop at JCPenney located in the Manhattan Mall at Herald Square (100 W 32nd St), New York, NY 10001

About: Akademiks
Launched 15 years ago, the brand has been a favorite of top music artists and DJs, and continues to set the trend for street wear.
Follow us on Twitter @akdmksclothing

About: DJ Zeke
A rising star in the entertainment industry, and a permanent fixture on the NY club scene, DJ Zeke is known throughout the music industry. DJ Zeke keeps the party going with high energy.

Contact-Details: info@akademiks.com

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Orange County Band “Moxy and The Influence” (ages 17 – 21) Wins 2014 HMMA Award for Rock Song of the Year

On behalf of the OC rock band “Moxy and The Influence,” 17-year old vocalist Moxy Anne accepts the 2014 Hollywood Music in Media Award at the Fonda Theater on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 for the original song “Vampire Valentine.”

LOS ANGELES, CA, November 11, 2014 — /EPR ENTERTAINMENT NEWS/ — Since 2009, the Annual Hollywood Music in Media Moxy And The Influence Logo Awards have attracted Music Supervisors, Composers, Recording Artists, Songwriters, and other music industry professionals from around the globe, honoring mainstream and independent artists who have contributed to the creation, placement, and supervision of the music featured in visual mediums such as television, film, and video games.  This year marks the 5th Annual HMMA Awards Banquet and Red Carpet Gala, which was held at the Fonda Theatre on November 4th, 2014.

Over the past 9 months, HMMA judges have accepted submissions and narrowed the selections with their monthly nomination reveals.  In February 2014, Orange County teen rock band Moxy and The Influence received recognition from the HMMA panel, being selected as a nominee in the Rock genre for their recently released single “Vampire Valentine.”

Moxy and The Influence is a female-fronted rock band whose members range in age from 17 to 21 years.  Vocalist Moxy Anne (17) hails from Costa Mesa, while lead guitarist Sydney Ellen (19) and drummer Ignacio Barrientos (21) are from Huntington Beach.  Bassist Carly Wasserman (17) from Mission Viejo rounds out the band.

Moxy and The Influence formed in 2013 and hit the OC music scene with a vengeance.  In 2013 the band received their first HMMA Award nomination for the single “Take Me Down.”  At the end of 2013, they won a contest with the website Big and Famous, for which the Grand Prize was a $100,000 fully-produced music video; this video was released in August of 2014 for the band’s original single “ME4ME.”  In early 2014, Moxy and The Influence was nominated for an OC Music Award in the People’s Choice Award category.  The band has played at iconic venues such as The Whisky A Go-Go, The Orange County Fair, The House of Blues Anaheim, M15, The Coach House, and Chain Reaction.  The band’s 80’s Rock & Roll sound infused with current modern elements captures the attention of various demographics of music lovers and industry professional with an appreciation for solid rock.

For media requests and interview opportunities, please contact jason@StarCrossedArtist.com.  To book Moxy and The Influence, visit www.MoxyAndTheInfluence or email booking@MoxyAndTheInfluence.com.  For additional details about the HMMA awards, please visit www.HMMAwards.org.

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Orange County Band “Moxy and The Influence” Wins 2014 HMMA Award for Rock Song of the Year
Orange County Band “Moxy and The Influence” Wins 2014 HMMA Award for Rock Song of the Year

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LondonTown.com: London’s Greenwich and Docklands International Festival

More than 80,000 people are expected to attend the Greenwich & Docklands International Festival, taking place in the historical maritime district of London from 20th to 28th June 2014, the UK ‘s largest annual programme of outdoor dance. Visitors coming to London to see this free street theatre spectacle can choose from many hotels including cheap London hotels. With so much of the entertainment at the nine day GDIF being free, it’s both a fun and affordable way to enjoy the city.

The Greenwich & Docklands International Festival is especially good at putting on outdoor dance spectaculars, something the festival’s Artistic Director, Bradley Hemmings, appointed Co-Artistic Director (along with Jenny Sealey of the London based Graeae Theatre Company) showed to a worldwide audience at the London 2012 Paralympic Opening Ceremony.

The festival always opens with an epic outdoor spectacular and this year kicks off with Muaré on Friday 20th June 2014 which sees aerialists from Spanish-Argentinean company Voala present a bright and physical show in which a group of aerial performers descend from large and revolving mobiles, showcasing beautiful choreography while suspended above the audience at the National Maritime Museum, London SE10.

Further highlights of this year’s festival include ‘Safe House’ from the team behind last year’s ‘As The World Tipped’; ‘Global Streets’, which takes place at the festival’s newest venue the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park; ‘Arka’, a Polish theatre spectacular; and ‘Deblozay’ by French company Rara Woulib who celebrate the rise of the dead.

The festival takes place in outdoor areas in south east London and in the town centres of Greenwich and Woolwich, Canary Wharf, Whitechapel and Bow. Venues including landmarks like the Maritime Museum, Old Royal Naval College and Cutty Sark.

For information on all theatre, drama and performance in London this summer, visit the website LondonTown.com where full listings on all the top shows are given. For visitors coming from outside London the website gives a wide choice of accommodation to suit all budgets and requirements.

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LondonTown.com is the number one Internet site for London. With over 18 years of experience assisting visitors to the capital, they pride themselves on their customer service and editorial independence – no banner advertising or paid for content is allowed. The LondonTown.com team assist in finding cheap London hotels, sightseeing tours, ticket information and events. Trusted and with a loyal following, LondonTown.com is a very reliable source of recommendations and advice on what to do in London.

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LondonTown.com: The City of London Festival returns for its 52nd year in 2014

For three weeks this summer the City of London will be taken over by live music, visual arts, film, walks and talks for the 52nd City of London Festival. The festival takes place at numerous venues across the City, including St Paul’s Cathedral, Drapers’ Hall and Devonshire Square. Festival goers travelling from outside of London can find a great selection of cheap hotels in London on LondonTown.com.

The festival runs from 22nd June to 12th July and commences with a Festival Service at St Paul’s Cathedral. Directed by Andrew Carwood, the Cathedral Choir’s Director of Music, the morning service will provide an uplifting start to the three-week programme.

This year’s festival pays homage to the former uniform of the City with a giant inflatable Bowler Hat. Located in Paternoster Square, next to St Paul’s Cathedral, the pop up venue will host a large percentage of the festival’s events, including children’s theatre, cabaret, comedy and circus. Highlights include Dogs Don’t Do Ballet, brought to life by London’s Little Angel Theatre; live comedy from Professional Grumpy Old Woman, Jenny Eclair; a discussion on Smallness with Russell Kane; and Richard Herring’s Lord of the Dance Settee.

Visit LondonTown.com for more information on the festival and all of the other best events taking place in London this summer.

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About LondonTown.com
LondonTown.com is the number one Internet site for London. With over 18 years of experience assisting visitors to the capital, they pride themselves on their customer service and editorial independence – no banner advertising or paid for content is allowed. The LondonTown.com team assist in finding cheap London hotels, sightseeing tours, ticket information and events. Trusted and with a loyal following, LondonTown.com is a very reliable source of recommendations and advice on what to do in London.

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LondonTown.com: Victoria Park set for The Pixies as Field Day returns

Now into its eighth year, Victoria Park’s Field Day Festival has become something of an institution in London’s live music calendar and one of the capital’s best loved festivals.

Taking place over the weekend of April 7th and 8th, this year’s Field Day returns to Victoria Park in East London with arguably its finest line-up yet. As ever the festival prioritises indie credibility over mainstream pop and it doesn’t get much more indie or credible than Sunday’s headline act, Boston’s proto-Grunge legends the Pixies.

Having just release Indie Cindy, their first full album since 1991’s Trompe le Monde, the Pixies are reportedly in the finest live form of their hugely influential career and promise to deliver blistering renditions of much-loved classics like Where Is My Mind?, Debaser and Bone Machine as well as numbers from their hugely anticipated new record.

Joining the Pixies on the Field Day bill will be Saturday’s headline act Metronomy, who return to the festival after a memorable main stage performance in 2012 in support of new album Love Letters. Psychedelic rock outfit Temples, livewire rapper Danny Brown and Drenge, NME’s recently crowned Best New Band, are among a wonderfully eclectic array of acts filling out the bill.

Tickets are available at £48.50 for Saturday, £38.50 for Sunday or £78 for a weekend pass. Attendees looking for handy accommodation in the area will be pleased to learn thatLondon events and hotels specialist LondonTown.com is supporting the festival by offering a selection discounted hotels within easy walking distance of Victoria Park.

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LondonTown.com is the number one Internet site for London. With over 18 years of experience assisting visitors to the capital, they pride themselves on their customer service and editorial independence – no banner advertising or paid for content is allowed. The LondonTown.com team assist in finding cheap London hotels, sightseeing tours, ticket information and events. Trusted and with a loyal following, LondonTown.com is a very reliable source of recommendations and advice on what to do in London.

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LondonTown.com: The Eagles Bring their Story to London

Rock stalwarts the Eagles are bringing their ‘History Of’ tour to London with a hotly-anticipated one night stand at the O2 Arena on June 16th. The show will feature original members Glenn Frey and Don Henley trawl their considerable back catalog, interspersing hits such as ‘Desperado’ and ‘Witchy Woman’ with anecdotes about their long, fruitful career.

The tour has attracted widespread critical acclaim for the intimate approach it takes to the Eagles’ canon. Henley and Frey open the show with nothing but a pair of acoustic guitars and stools. The two perform early hits and explain the founding of the band and the introduction of key members. The excitement builds with each addition to the stage: Timothy B. Schmit, a small drum kit, Joe Walsh, a bigger drumkit – so it goes on until the stage is filled with the supporting musicians and lavish sound associated with the Eagles’ hitmaking latter 70s heyday.

The live performance is accompanied by video content charting the evolution of the band, and the Eagles do what they do best, bringing the show to a thrilling climax with two encores. For eager British audiences, the £ 50+ ticket prices are well worth it to see bona fide 20 th century rock aristocracy in action.

Many will travel from across the country (and beyond) to see their heroes, and a number of London hotels have teamed up with LondonTown.com to offer fans the chance to stay close to the 02 without paying full room rates.

Some of the best hotels in the capital are situated in the Docklands area, close to the arena, and LondonTown.com is offering special rates on many of them, exclusively for guests who book through the site.

For more information on the 02 Arena, the History of the Eagles Tour, and to see moreLondon hotels, visit LondonTown.com.

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LondonTown.com is the number one Internet site for London. With over 18 years of experience assisting visitors to the capital, they pride themselves on their customer service and editorial independence – no banner advertising or paid for content is allowed. The LondonTown.com team assist in finding cheap London hotels, sightseeing tours, ticket information and events. Trusted and with a loyal following, LondonTown.com is a very reliable source of recommendations and advice on what to do in London.

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LondonTown.com: The Spitalfields Music Summer Festival livens up London

Spitalfields Music Summer Festival brings together world class artists and local people to celebrate music in all its forms. The festival transforms the iconic and hidden spaces of east London through a range of quirky and diverse musical experiences.

The festival offers over forty different musical events, from contemporary and classical music to jazz and folk. Performed at an array of contrasting venues, the festival’s diverse programme has brought music to Tower Hamlets since 1976, and this year, music lovers are again spoilt for choice. A sample of the programme shows just how eclectic the festival is: visitors are invited to climb into Folk in a Box for an intimate, one-to-one performance from a surprise artist, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment play at Shoreditch Church, the Seavaigers ensemble bring a fresh perspective on Scottish music, and Wilton’s Music Hall hosts the 5-piece minimalist folk collective, Firefly Burning. Adventurous fans of classical music can visit Toynbee Studios to watch Death Actually, an irreverent and invigorating celebration of death. The festival organisers have also put together a number of talks and debates, walks and visits, and interactive workshops. For example, Uluzululalia allows children aged 6-11 to experiment with and invent new sounds and how to explore the sounds their voices can make and the science behind it. There are numerous cheap London hotels in the East End so music lovers can stay in the area for several nights and enjoy the eclectic mix of shows and events on offer.

The festival will run from 6th to 21st of June 2014. Visit LondonTown.com for more information on the festival and about Spitalfields.

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LondonTown.com is the number one Internet site for London. With over 18 years of experience assisting visitors to the capital, they pride themselves on their customer service and editorial independence – no banner advertising or paid for content is allowed. The LondonTown.com team assist in finding cheap London hotels, sightseeing tours, ticket information and events. Trusted and with a loyal following, LondonTown.com is a very reliable source of recommendations and advice on what to do in London.

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LondonTown.com: Elvis Spotted Live in Hammersmith

The legend of Elvis Presley lives on at the Hammersmith Apollo this May with a two remarkable concerts that will give London a taste of the great man in his prime. Elvis Presley – On Stage promises to wow modern audiences with a technology-driven taste of prime-time Elvis.

With live musical backing from Presly’s band these innovative concerts will take video recordings of some of his most incendiary concerts and strip them back so all that remains is Elvis’ voice. The rest of the performance comes courtesy of a live band, singers and an orchestra, giving the audience a unique flavour of Vegas-era Elvis at his most thrilling.

Utilising innovative multi-media technology and brilliant concert footage from the Las Vegas–shot documentary “Elvis: That’s the way it is” to create the impression that Elvis is actually on stage, these concerts will recreate the epic razzmatazz and musical drama of Elvis at the height of his Vegas pomp, complete with hits like That’s Alright Mama, Hound Dog, Don’t Be Cruel, All Shook Up, Blue Suede Shoes, In The Ghetto.

Elvis Presley – On Stage, which hits the Apollo on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th May, is certain to draw fans of The King from far and wide. London events and accommodation experts LondonTown.com are doing their bit to make finding accommodation in the area as easy and affordable as possible. Visitors to the website will find a broad selection of hotels in London at discount prices, including many within easy walking distance of Hammersmith Apollo.

The Novotel London West Hotel is just five minutes from Hammersmith Apollo and similarly convenient for the Earl’s Court Exhibition centre. With a 26% discount rooms start at just £75. The ibis London Sheperds Bush Hotel is not much further afield and currently offers rooms from just £44 thanks to a 25% discount.

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LondonTown.com is the number one Internet site for London. With over 18 years of experience assisting visitors to the capital, they pride themselves on their customer service and editorial independence – no banner advertising or paid for content is allowed. The LondonTown.com team assist in finding cheap London hotels, sightseeing tours, ticket information and events. Trusted and with a loyal following, LondonTown.com is a very reliable source of recommendations and advice on what to do in London.

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Much Anticipated Band “Broken” is Getting Ready to Take the Stage

On March 20, 2014, the Southern California, alternative teen rock band, “Broken” announced its final lineup of gifted musicians. The band is fronted by powerhouse, lead vocalist and former American Idol standout, Dani Morelos.

Rounding out the lineup are talented musicians and founding members Christian Demman on bass guitar and vocals, Ryan Ramirez on Drums and vocals. Most recently, Justin Covarubbias on rhythm guitar and vocals, and Michael Hill on Lead Guitar and vocals have joined the group. Each of these guitarists bring a particular flavor and style to the band will add to versatility in the songs the band will perform. They have begun rehearsing diligently on both well known covers and original material.

Dani Morelos commented, “We really took our time auditioning many guitarists for the band, but it was worth the wait. When it is right, you just know it, and we can’t wait to take the stage and put on a great show.”

While the band has many influences, including Paramore, Evanescence, and Flyleaf just to name a few, they have really started to develop their own sound and are working on several hard, hitting originals.

Members of the band have headlined The House of Blues Disney recently and have experience playing many other large venues, festivals and events.

This Huntington Beach, California based band is ready to take the stage by storm and is booking shows through the summer now.

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LondonTown.com: Country legend Rosanne Cash announces UK date

Country legend Rosanne Cash has announced she will be playing the Barbican Centre on 30th April in celebration of her new album, The River & The Thread, which was released on 10 th February 2014 on Decca/Blue Note and has already been hailed as the best of her career. The Barbican Centre is located in the heart of London, close to both the West End and the City, and is surrounded by great hotels, restaurants and bar. Anybody hoping to find a cheap hotel in London close to the Barbican or in any other London location should visit LondonTown.com, London’s most reliable website for the latest information on room rates and hotel bookings.

Cash, the eldest daughter of American superstar Johnny Cash, wrote and recorded The River & The Thread with her husband and producer John Leventhal. Many of the songs concern life and history in the American south, and feature varied musical styles, from blues and gospel to folk, country and rock. It has been hailed as the best album of her long career and features guest appearances from great American singer-songwriters such as Alison Moorer, Rodney Crowell, John Prine, Kris Kristofferson and Tony Joe White. It is her 15th album.

Cash was born in Memphis and raised in California. She has had 21 Top 40 country singles, including 11 No 1s. She has received 12 GRAMMY nominations, winning in 1985 and has also published four books. Her essays and fiction have appeared in The New York Times,Rolling Stone and   New York magazine, among others. Her concert at the Barbican on 30 th April is likely to be a must-see event for fans of country rock and tickets will be priced from between £10 and £35 for An Evening With Rosanne Cash. For more information on concerts at the Barbican and other London venues, visit LondonTown.com.

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iCadenza And APAP Present Innovative Panel On Relationships Between Musicians, Managers, And Presenters

The Association of Performing Arts Presenters and iCadenza present a ground-breaking interactive panel discussion and workshop at APAP|NYC 2014 Annual Conference, the largest annual gathering of performing arts professionals in the world.

“The Blueprint: What Managers, Artists and Presenters Want in the 21st Century,” is a forum/workshop led by iCadenza and a panel of industry experts. Managers, presenters, and artists will come together to:
• Demystify the process of artist management and artist selection by venues
• Discuss proper business and negotiation etiquette
• Learn how to understand the 21st century audience

Using the design thinking methods pioneered at IDEO and Stanford University, forum participants will create new norms for the relationship between managers, artists, and presenters of the millennial generation, to result in more innovative and collaborative practices that will propel the performing arts into the future. The ultimate goal of the forum is to develop a process for how this collaboration can lead the industry to provide more unique and meaningful experiences for audiences, debunking the traditional roles and stereotypes of managers, artists, and presenters and presenting alternatives for forging stronger relationships among the three.

Panelists include Jeremy Byrd (Director of Production for Performing Arts Fort Worth), artistic director Andrew Cyr, conductor Jonathan Tessero, harpist Bridget Kibbey, violinist Quinton Morris, violinist and member of the award-winning Aeolus Quartet Rachel Shapiro, Greg Kastelman (Booking Coordinator at Cadenza Artists), and Lindsay Kratz (Artist Representative at Baylin Artists).

The workshop will take place on Friday, January 10th from 9am to noon in the Beekman Parlor on the second floor of the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel (1335 Avenue of the Americas, NY, NY 10019), and is free and open to the public. Pre-registration information is available at:
http://www.apapconferencenyc.com/content.asp?id=2337&iwpID=46486a3ef101436a3ef2996

iCadenza is a fast-growing arts consulting firm based in Los Angeles, offering career resources to emerging and established musicians. iCadenza has presented workshops at the Opera America Conference, the Chamber America Conference and the Arts Northwest Booking Conference, to name a few. The company’s mission is to empower musicians in the 21st century by teaching and instilling entrepreneurial principles into the pursuit of a performance career. iCadenza offers consulting for individuals, ensembles, and non-profit organizations, as well as workshops, online courses, and editing and design services.www.icadenza.com.

The champion for the performing arts sector since 1957, the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) supports and educates today’s and tomorrow’s performing arts leaders. APAP is dedicated to making the arts vibrant, sustainable, and accessible, and to moving the industry forward. “We help connect artists to audiences.” – Mario Garcia Durham, President and CEO. For more information on the annual conference, visitwww.apapnyc.org. For more information on APAP membership, visit www.apap365.org. Follow APAP at @APAP365 and #APAPNYC.

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“Daughter of the Struggle” featuring Ayanna Gregory

Atlas Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce a special performance of living history by Ayanna Gregory, daughter of civil rights activist, Dick Gregory. Hailed as a “perfect alignment of social consciousness and entertainment” by the  Examiner.com, this one-woman show will take audiences on an intimate journey through the personal sacrifices of the Gregory family and the families of other freedom fighters.

Showing on the eve of the celebration of the  50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, Ayanna’s poignant stories and captivating songs will transport viewers to the life of a little girl finding her true purpose amidst death threats, social change, and above all the love of her father. She said “My father reminded me that Martin (Luther King, Jr.) and Malcolm X never got the chance to hear their children talk about them, and It is so important to do this so people would know the kind of phenomenon that he really is. I want the world to really know Dick Gregory.” An intimate Q&A sessionwith the living legend, Dick Gregory and Ayanna Gregory, will follow the performance.

“Daughter of the Struggle” has been moving audiences since January 2011 and the special performance for this historic weekend will be presented by Politics Unusual, the premier Washington DC “edutainment” company specializing in artistic, socially conscious event production and digital storytelling.

For press passes contact, Michele Townes at michele.townes@gmail.com

About Ayanna Gregory
For this singer, dramatist, educator and activist, music and art are more than entertainment; they are her mission. While growing up as the daughter of celebrated Comedian and Human Rights Activist Dick Gregory, she was blessed with the opportunity to interact with such mega talents as Bob Marley, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and Michael Jackson. But the glamour of the entertainment world isn’t what resonated most with her. Raised with a deep awareness and concern for Human Rights, Ayanna’s musical roots are steeped in the struggle of the “Freedom Movement”. Her newest creation is the powerful One Woman Show, “Daughter of the Struggle”, which recreates Ayanna’s beautiful and inspiring journey as the daughter of a freedom fighter. Learn more at  www.ayannagregory.com.

About Politics Unusual
Politics Unusual  was established in 2013 as the premier Washington DC “edutainment” company specializing in artistic, socially conscious event production and digital storytelling. They combine education, performance art, and political awareness to give people the tools, motivation, and support needed to take action. Their mission is to create opportunities for all to learn about social and political issues of the day in a format that is engaging, accessible, and most of all, action inspiring.

EVENT INFORMATION

Ticket Prices:
Regular: $25 in advance $30 at the door
Groups: Group of 10 or more receive 10% discount
When: Friday August 23, 2013
Showtime 7:30pm
Where: Atlas Performance Arts Center
1333 H Street, NE,
Washington, DC 20002
Box office:  202.399.7993

To purchase tickets visit:
http://atlasarts.org/events/2011/07/politics-unusual-presents-daughter-of-the-struggle/

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