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British pop act OMYO to use Blingby’s ad technology to turn its music videos into unique shopping experiences

NEW YORK, 2017-Mar-21 — /EPR ENTERTAINMENT NEWS/ — Blingby has today announced a cutting-edge partnership with emerging British pop act OMYO, which sees its patented advertising technology turn the band’s music videos, concerts and more into unique shopping experiences for consumers around the world.

As part of the deal, the innovative advertising and marketing omnichannel platform will curate a series of unique videos that lets viewers shop the stars’ styles as they see them with its ‘bbstream technology’ – a portable scrolling selection of fashion, products and destinations as seen in the videos. Viewers can watch and purchase the styles or book a flight or hotel inspired by the video with the click or tap of a button.

Oxfordshire-born urban pop act OMYO found fame last year when they provided the soundtrack to New Look’s Autumn/Winter fashion campaign with critically acclaimed single ‘Lady’. They have since gone on to become BBC Introducing favourites and receive plays from the likes of BBC Radio 1 Xtra’s Charlie Sloth.

OMYO’s close links to fashion retailers – ranging from New Look to Ellesse – made the band a natural fit for Blingby’s advertising capabilities. As fans watch their music videos, live performances and more, they can simultaneously watch and shop interactively through the bbstream.

At a recent headline show in New York, OMYO also became the first band to use Blingby’s Live technology – the world’s first real-time consumer shopping experience designed for concerts, fashion shows and more.

OMYO and Blingby will also be collaborating on the duo’s next music video for their upcoming single, ‘Days With You’. The video will be bbTagged by Blingby and will feature items of clothing from fashion retailer River Island.

Founder and CEO of Blingby, Marcia Favale, commented on the partnership: “OMYO is right there fusing the boundaries of music and fashion. They have worked with some absolutely aspirational fashion brands – ASOS, Adidas, Ellesse, Blood Brother and more. They know exactly what their fans want to wear and OMYO is inspiring new trends. Through Blingby, OMYO can promote labels whilst maintaining creative integrity. Blingby is the platform designed to bridge that gap and make a connection between music fans and what the stars are wearing.”

OMYO added: “We are always looking for brand new ways of engaging with our fans and followers and Blingby adds a whole new dimension to our videos. Incorporating the Blingby videos into our Facebook page and posts is especially helpful as it is so difficult to stand out on social media these days, but having a video that doubles as an interactive browsing experience provides exactly that.”

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Black Velvet Deluxe – Named Among The Top Indie Rock Bands To Watch This Year

Black Velvet Deluxe, still soaking up the accolades from being chosen among the top 12 indie rock bands to watch in 2010, is set to prove the music writer right when they take the stage at the iconic Cat Club on Friday, February 5 at 10:15 PM.

Since it’s Feline Friday over at the Cat Club, the band couldn’t miss out on one of their signature ‘treat our lady fans right night,’ so they’re at it again, cooking up a special surprise. The first 25 lovely ladies in the door to listen to BLACK VELVET DELUXE will be presented with a BLACK VELVET pouch with a purr-fectly DELUXE treat inside.

“How could we not acknowledge the month of love with a little somethin’ for the felines in the house?” asked the bands’ Vocalist, Carlos Castenada. “And we all know how the ladies like gifts, so me and my band mates will have presents for the first 25 ladies who come to Cat Club to party with BLACK VELVET DELUXE on Feb 5.”

The doors open at 7:30PM, with Black Velvet Deluxe taking the stage at 10:15 to get the weekend started.

Check out the sounds of Black Velvet Deluxe at www.BlackVelvetDeluxe.com

ABOUT BLACK VELVET DELUXE:BLACK VELVET DELUXE takes you straight back to rock’s pure roots. Great hooks, mesmerizing drum beats, driving chords & powerful lyrics pay homage to the pioneers of sleaze rock. New fans are lured in and die-hard rock fans are intrigued as BLACK VELVET DELUXE redefines raucous, gritty rock-n-roll.

ABOUT THE CAT CLUB: The Cat Club is located @ 8911 West Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA. Smack dab in the center of the legendary Sunset Strip. The club is a popular rock/pop venue that is frequented by locals and the famous alike. Slim Jim Phantom of the famed Stray Cats is part owner of the club.

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Tangerine Masters Feelies Re-Issues for Bar-None

Tangerine Mastering is proud to have recently re-mastered two classic albums: Crazy Rhythms and The Good Earth by the Feelies, critically acclaimed alt rockers that had a powerful influence on the sound of indie music for the 1980s and beyond.

Tangerine Masters Feelies Re-Issues for Bar-None

Both albums were re-mastered by Andreas Meyer at Tangerine Mastering in Weehawken N.J. The sessions were attended by band members Glenn Mercer and Bill Million who closely supervised the reworking of their classic albums. Meyer utilized Tangerine’s original Abbey Road EMI Mastering console to give the CD and LP an appropriate warm analog feel. Separate masters were created for both the CD and VINYL releases. Both re-issues are available on Bar-none records. (www.bar-none.com)

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But oh the glorious sound. I am not someone who relaxes on an animal hides in front of four-foot tall speakers and compares the relative merits of recordings, but I will tell you that these remasters sound fantastic– crisp, nuanced, and all kinds of other luxurious adjectives. Apparently, there’s a dog barking the background of The Good Earth interlude “When Company Comes”. Someone mumbles during the guitar break on “Let’s Go”. And the coat rack, as clear and unexpected as ever. — PITCHFORK – Mike Powell, September 2009

The Feelies Crazy Rhythms’ four and a half stars — ROLLING STONE September 2009

I will admit to a small amount of consternation when I first learned that the vinyl reissues of Crazy Rhythms and The Good Earth would not be mastered from the original analog master tapes. Now that I have actually heard them, I will also admit that any sense of concern about that was totally misplaced and misguided. Major kudos are due to Andreas Meyer from Tangerine Mastering for the magic he has worked in remastering these albums for vinyl. —FLOWERING TOILET – Pete Bilderback September 2009

I was hard pressed to hear any differences between a Stiff original pressing —WE ARE HUNTED – the 99 most popular songs in the world right now

Update on two essential albums mentioned earlier. It’s been a good month. First, The Feelies’ Crazy Rhythms (Stiff Records, 1980) is reissued by Bar/None on vinyl and the sound is incredible. Andreas Meyer at Tangerine Mastering in Weehawken, you’re a genius. — ALBUMS THAT HOLD UP – Bryan Sinclair OCTOBER 2009

For more information contact Tangerine Mastering at 201 865 1000
www.tangerinemastering.com

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The New Album By Paramore, The Grammy-Nominated Band, BRAND NEW EYES Is A Monumental Milestone In The Progression Of Alternative Music

Paramore The album, “brand new eyes” by the alternative band sensation Paramore was released September 29, 2009. Fans have lined-up all over the world for the newest ground-breaking and innovative Paramore CD. With a beautifully foreshadowing performance on MTV’s Unplugged, this album is certain to be Paramore’s biggest hit album to date. The official music video for the first single from the album, “Ignorance” aired on MTV on August 13, 2009.

Paramore has presence. With a nomination for Best Alternative for the 2009 MTV European Music Awards, it would seem that this band knows no bounds. It is evident from the “Brand New Eyes” album that the band has grown considerably to become more experienced musicians and deeper human beings. The sound is all Paramore with increased depth, feeling and candor.

Each of the eleven songs not only helps one see Paramore in a different way, but also alternative music in a whole new way. It is as though the Paramore Album has been able to induce a state of auditory synesthesia transforming every note and vocal expression into a visual array of bliss with a fresh alternative twist. It is clear that the Paramore CD is born out of profound reflection, faith and growing-up fast. There is still the hard hitting and soft contrast that has defined Paramore in the past done only with greater balance and refinement.

The hallmark of a great rock band is that they sound better live than they do on their albums; this is certainly true for Paramore. It is not a mark against the recording studio or the album, rather a tribute to true talent and musical abilities of the members. There is nothing worse than going to a show only to have less of an appreciation for the performers than before the show. This is not the case with Paramore. When this band is on tour, it is has a must see show. Not only do they sound great live, but the band also makes the stage overflow with charisma that is all their own. Paramore will be on tour from September 29, 2009 with shows in the United States, Canada, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, France, Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom and Ireland. Many of the venues are already sold out.

The encouraging reception from the rest of the world is evidenced through the increased number of Paramore t-Shirts that are worn by band supporters and sold-out shows booked across the globe. The band is still young and is producing albums that are not only beyond their time, but also have the potential to become some of the greatest alternative albums of all time. Paramore is gaining momentum in the music industry and with their album, “Brand New Eyes” they are moving forward and taking the alternative rock music industry along with them.

The Grammy-nominated band Paramore kicked-off their debut album in 2005 titled, “All We Know Is Falling” followed by, “Riot!” in 2007. “Riot!” went platinum in the United States and gold in three other countries across two continents. The newest Paramore Album, “brand new eyes” will certainly be another platinum album. One can pick-up the new paramore cd online or at a local record store.

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Lua Hadar Debuts “French Connection” With Her Band, TWIST, At San Francisco’s Rrazz Room

Multi-talented and multi-lingual singer Lua Hadar and her band TWIST will debut their new show, “French Connection,” at The Rrazz Room, Hotel Nikko Union Square, 222 Mason Street, San Francisco, on Sunday September 13 at 3 PM. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at www.therrazzroom.com or directly through www.ticketweb.com or 866-468-3399.

Lua Hadar, a unique and original vocalist with a soaring range, interprets lyrics in several languages with a charming, swinging delivery. Just back from a hit in Paris and following acclaimed performances in New York and Bangkok, Lua Hadar presents an afternoon of her signature “jazz without borders.” The show features new arrangements of international standards, original songs, and of course, lots of French tunes. “I was blown away by the appreciation of the Parisian public,” says Hadar, “and I am so inspired to sing the French music I collected.”

Lua Hadar sings jazz influenced by pop, funk, Latin and international cabaret. This astonishingly talented, Broadway-influenced performer has garnered raves around the world. Hadar’s love for The Great American Songbook, her appreciation for new songwriting, and her fascination with world cultures influence her music. Lua’s style as a vocalist has been molded by exchange experiences in places as diverse as Bali, Russia, Switzerland, Japan, Thailand, France and Italy. Her interest in world cultures is reflected in the sophisticated song choices for TWIST.

After graduating summa cum laude with a B.A. in Theatre Performance, Lua attended Manhattan’s celebrated Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre and The Dalcroze School of Music. As a young actress, she did everything from delivering singing telegrams dressed as a gorilla to appearing in Off Broadway shows. Her love for languages led to a 5-year residency in Italy, with a Verona-based Italian theatre company, where she played hundreds of performances on tour in Spain, Switzerland and all over Italy.

Her company, New Performance Group, produces original material and music performances, and delivers instruction in the performing arts.

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Four Great Singers & One Hot Band Kick-Off at Yoshi’s San Francisco Monday April 20 2009

Bay Area jazz vocalist Elaine Lucia and BMI/Bistro Award Winner Linda Kosut have formed Lucia | Kosut Productions to present the Bay Area’s own vocalists and musicians at San Francisco’s premier Jazz club, Yoshi’s. The kick-off event for this continuing series is on Monday, April 20, 2009 at 8:00pm and 10:00pm. (future concert dates to be announced)

Yoshi’s Jazz Club & Japanese Restaurant is located in the historic Fillmore Heritage Center at 1330 Fillmore St. (at Eddy) in San Francisco. Tickets are $10. Reservations: 415.655.5600 or online at yoshis.com.

This collaboration is the result of a vision both Lucia and Kosut had independently – a way to present quality entertainment at affordable prices to new audiences at a time when finances are tight and so many venues are closing.

This first concert, billed as Four Great Singers and One Hot Band, will feature the hosts, Elaine Lucia and Linda Kosut, along with “The Queen of Boogie Woogie”, Wendy DeWitt and jazz vocal virtuoso Kenny Washington. The band is Max Perkoff (piano & trombone), Jonathan Alford (piano), Tom Shader (bass), Alan Hall (drums).

The Singers: 
Elaine Lucia has been fronting and promoting her own jazz combos in the Bay Area for over fifteen years. Known as “a musician’s singer,” she combines her classically trained vocal instrument with a wide variety of styles for an eclectic repertoire and unique style. A recording studio veteran, Elaine has released three jazz CDs, and works as a voice-over artist as well as a singer/songwriter. “…you will remember this voice.” JazzUSA.com www.elainelucia.com

Linda Kosut is a jazz/cabaret vocalist who effortlessly weaves through differing genres with an ability to touch your heart or have you tapping your feet. Known for her ability to tell a story through a song’s poetic images, Linda is an engaging entertainer. Linda has performed coast-to-coast, most recently with her nationally acclaimed CD and tribute to jazz legend Oscar Brown Jr. The LA Times – Don Heckman – “… a style of her own with its warm, dark sound and articulate phrasing, deserved a far longer run. “ www.lindakosut.com

Wendy DeWitt, from Seattle to Paris, this “Queen of Boogie Woogie” spreads the gospel of Chicago-based blues piano and boogie woogie. She’s well steeped in the stylings of Otis Spann, Memphis Slim, Sunnyland Slim and Albert Ammons – the greats of boogie and blues, and honed her skills working with contemporary artists Steve Freund, Otis Rush and the late Hank Ballard. “…her piano work is of the first order… a sweet-voiced chanteuse with a strong reliance on jazz phrasing and inflection.” www.wendydewitt.com

Kenny Washington is a jazz vocalist virtuoso. Emulating the classic styles of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughn and infusing colors of Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway, Kenny’s free, playful approach, with over a four-octave range is awe inspiring. His tone on ballads is liquid, his scat is rapid-fire, passionate, melodious and inventive. “a vocalist with an exuberantly supple tenor that glides effortlessly into the stratosphere. Capable of astounding improvisational flights, he can also croon with an emotional intensity that’s bracing.” – San Francisco Chronicle www.kennywashingtonvocalist.com

The Band:
Max Perkoff (piano & trombone), an active musician in the San Francisco Bay Area, Max tours the country and has played at many of the great jazz rooms including Jazz at Lincoln Center and Yoshi’s. He has also played with such as Johnny Mathis, Jamie Davis, Jon Hendricks and is playing trombone for Keely Smith in her March appearance in the Bay Area. Max’s recordings total six as leader. “a musician of grace, depth and impressive achievement” www.maxperkoff.com

Jonathan Alford (piano) Jonathan is an Oakland-based pianist who has performed or recorded with many Bay Area Latin bands including Avance, Los Compas, Los Kimbos, Julius Melendez , Machete Ensemble and others. As well being a mainstay of the Latin scene, he is also jazz pianist who lends his talents to accompanying singers like Daria, Elaine Lucia, Jenna Mamina, Maria Marquez and Roberta Donnay. Trained classically, Jonathan started learning jazz at the late age of 25. www.cdbaby.com/jonathanalford

Alan Hall (percussion) Just back in the Bay Area from playing Cirque du Soleil in New York City, Alan has performed and/or recorded with Dizzy Gillespie, Eddie Harris, Paul McCandless, Art Lande, Stuart Hamm, Kai Eckhardt, Billy Childs, Kenny Werner, Bob Sheppard, Kit Walker, Tom Coster, Rebecca Parris, Betty Buckley, John Handy, Joyce Cooling, Smith Dobson, Victor Mendoza and many more. He taught at Berklee College of Music. www.jazzdrumming.com

Tom Shader (bass) is an acoustic player raised in the Detroit area. As a youth, he played classical music and studied the violin, cello, viola, string bass & voice. His early professional career was dedicated to playing the electric bass and exploring many of the rock/pop genres. Since jazz has become Tom’s passion, he has had the privilege of performing and recording with many fine musicians, including Steve Allen, Henry Mancini, Tommy Newsome, Jesse Colin-Young, Bob Lucas, Calvin Keys, & Phil Smith. 

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Truth On Earth, Influenced by Gandhi Releases Songs Addressing World Issues

Truth On Earth, a socially conscious, progressive teen rock band for the ages, recently announced the release of new original music to further their fight of world problems. Using the power of song and the universal language of music, this unique band helps raise awareness and money for worthy charities fighting world problems. By combining entertainment with philanthropy, they provide a benefit to both those in need and those who contribute.

The band name, lyrical messages and powerful world-changing mission are based upon the work of Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi, one of the greatest spiritual leaders of all time and the basis of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Civil Rights movement. Gandhi said that Peace could best be achieved through truth and non-violent protest and he proved it for a time by causing the end of a century of British rule over India. One small man had a giant influence. So the band is named in Gandhi’s honor to carry on his work and ideals through the universal language of music to a struggling planet.

The band’s main goal is to raise consciousness, through the universal language of music, to a level where, over time, everyone can become part of the solution. The end result and vision is that problems can be fixed and the planet can be left in a condition that is free of destruction and makes it worth inheriting by future generations.

Truth on Earth’s music has been described as refreshing, highly creative, electrifying and a throwback to early 70’s rock. This unique sound blends with progressive songwriting about world issues to appeal to those with the same social conscience.

These young women have committed their lives to fixing the problems of the planet so future generations will have a, “planet worth inheriting.” Their philanthropic spirit combined with their exceptional musical talents results in a contribution of nearly three quarters of their proceeds to worldly charities.

Listeners cannot only enjoy the sound of Truth on Earth but can choose one of many worthwhile causes to donate to, at www.truthonearthband.com.

These young women are devoting their lives to doing whatever they can to bring awareness and solutions to many world problems, in the spirit of Gandhi. They want to be pro-active, on the front lines, connecting people through the universal language of music. “We have all seen devastating pictures of abuse, starvation, homeless, effects of war….., but never have been unified with music in a way, until now, that reaches the listener’s core level, creating feelings that pictures alone can’t and that allows for the proper contribution,” states the band members.

About Truth on Earth:
Truth On Earth is a progressive rock band featuring three teenage sisters that blends the sounds of old and new, heavily influenced by ‘60’s & ‘70’s rock. They write, produce and sing original songs about major issues in the world that require the attention of all. Their mission is, “to unite people across the globe, with music, to take action to create a better world so future generations will have a planet worth inheriting.”

They are available for performance, interviews and charitable appearances and can be contacted through their website, www.truthonearthband.com or email, truth@truthonearthband.com. Their music is currently available for immediate download from their website. Contributions to select, related charities can be made there as well.

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