Imagine Classical Music making love to Punk Rock, two giant extremes coming together in a beautiful sonic collision – BOOM! – can you see the lightning blitz?.
Imagine a love child of “Queen” and “Guns and Roses” being reborn in the fresh snow drifts of Russian winters and flown into the modern alternative land of White stripes, Foo Fighters, Awolnation and Dead Sara.
Here comes the band who American music critics are already calling “a savior of rock’n’roll”. Here comes PRIVET EARTH!
It all started when Ivan Smirnov moved to Los Angeles from a small town in Russia to pursue his dream of music. After a lot of struggles, finally in mid 2013 he was joined by Megan Mullins (drums) and Mikael Oganes (keyboards), to form a fiery blitz-rock trio.
With a growing following on both sides of the Atlantic ocean, Grammy ballot for Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance and Top 10 Reverbnation ranking in the World, PRIVET EARTH! is ready to take on the Universe.
“A tack-sharp collection of quintessentially 21st century alt-rock, drawing complimentary comparisons to Blood Red Shoes, Interpol and The Young Knives.” – Truck Festival (July 2012)
Earning an impressive live reputation on the vibrant and competitive Oxford music scene, Black Hats are Ian Budd (Bass & Vocals), Nick Breakspear (Guitar & Vocals) and Mark Franklin (Drums & Vocals).
Last year saw the band release their successful debut EP, Austerity for the Hoi Polloi (Produced by Sam Williams – Plan B, Supergrass), which garnered praise online from sites such as Muzu.tv, Stereoboard and Red Hot Velvet and received acclaim in local press such as the Oxford Mail and Ocelot Magazine. Following the equally successful singles 'Button Down Shirt' and 'Gang of One' in 2013, the band are set to release their first full album in 2014.
High-profile shows at Truck Festival, Gathering Festival and support slots with Dodgy and NME darlings, Spector, have strengthened support that the band has already had from BBC Introducing Oxfordshire and BBC 6Music (Tom Robinson). Oxford’s respected music journal, Nightshift Magazine, has sighted Black Hats as ‘ahead of the current crop.’
GOOD LUCK PENNY
Good Luck Penny is an Orlando-based country trio that considers themselves, well... lucky.
In September of 2011, an Arkansas-born rocker, a gospel crooner, and a cajun-blooded southern belle came together to collaborate as songwriters for a military benefit album. Sitting around a piano in an old chapel, the trio quickly established a camaraderie and the realization that a unique sound was being born. Through the writing, recording, and touring stages of that project -- which included visiting United States military bases in Germany and Italy throughout 2012 -- Good Luck Penny was born. Read more
The Lower 48
“I heard they’re all left handed. They had to go to a special class at the same school.”
“No, I swear to god they met in the minor leagues. Bench warmers.”
“Yeah, well I heard they moved out to the West Coast to claim an inheritance from a phony uncle and they got stranded.”
"I don't believe any of the rumors, but you can tell they’ve done some hard time by the way they sing harmony.”
This much we know:
The Lower 48 came west to Portland, Oregon when the weather got cold. They play 1960s-style pop rock and roll, and they have a big year planned.
“Somebody I know actually knows them. Apparently they’re pretty decent cooks, but don't stay for dessert if you know what I'm saying...”
“Sarah speaks fluent Dutch and has a side project in The Netherlands with someone who knows the Talking Heads.”
“I met them playing pool in San Francisco. They hail from Georgia, but Ben and Nick have spent more than a few years at sea.”
“Shut the front door! I thought they got their start in West Hollywood.”
“Dude. I see them in Minneapolis all the time.”
“Alaska, man. They’re from Juneau. That’s the joke.”
You know what they say. It’s where you’re at, not where you’re from. So boom, baby! When The Lower 48 plays your town, where are you going to be?
Dani Wilde Love Hurts
Tamara Jaber is one of Australia’s hottest entertainers. Considered a triple threat, this stunning singer/songwriter, dancer and performer recently won the hearts of a nation as the runner up of 2010′s ‘Dancing With The Stars’ and as one half of SonyBMG’s pop duo recording artists Scarlett Belle reigning her one of WHO Magazine’s sexiest people of 2010. Already a household name in her native Australia with gold singles and ARIAs under her belt, Tamara now sets her sights on the international stage with a breathtaking new look and an exciting new sound.
Australia was first introduced to Tamara in 2001 when she won Series two of hit TV series: Popstars and formed Scandal’us. The five piece group went on to record their album Startin’ Something which peaked at no.2 on the ARIAnet Albums Chart and reached the no.1 spot for single ‘Me, Myself and I”. At the age of 21, Tamara and her band mates achieved a feat a lot of Australian artists dream about, taking home an ARIA award for Highest Selling Single. Undisputedly the biggest musical talent to come out of the Popstars franchise, Tamara credits the show with giving her the opportunity to break into the music industry in Australia at such a young age and for developing herself into an artist.
Whether on stage, in the recording studio, on the red carpet, Tamara’s natural beauty, wit, and infectious personality sets her apart as one of Australia’s most popular talents and most exciting new international exports.
Once the group split, Tamara took some time away from music to refocus on her direction, and after a few years, armed with a new determination, she created and led her new duo Scarlett Belle (along with new bandmate Reigan Derry) to the US where, after spending over a month in the studio with Snoop writing and recording, Scarlett Belle then found themselves working with accomplished producers, writers and artists such as NeYo, J R Rotem, Stargate, Dianne Warren, Dre & Vedal and Nate Dogg. Scarlett Belle then went on to be signed to Def Jam Records by L.A Reid himself.
While Tamara loved the music she was making, she had a different song in her heart and found herself on a new songwriting journey that would lead her to a new chapter in her life and her craft: a sound filled with emotive story telling and melodies based on personal experience closer to her truth. “my new music is a direct reflection of me. It’s unapologetic, it’s raw, it melodic and real. It’s undeniable in its pop sensibility however it’s honesty is very relatable”
When Tamara is not writing or performing music, she is dancing and honing her acting talents. Tamara’s display of dancing skills, self-deprecating manner and effervescent personality on “Dancing with the stars” won over not only the Australian public but judges also, labeling her “the best dancer they have seen in the history of the show”. Her natural presence and charismatic personality, both on and off the camera, have now paved the way further into the realms of television presenting, publishing, and producing with strengths the world has yet to see. http://www.reverbnation.com/tamarajaber