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Atlanta, GA – What are the chances of a born and bred Midwestern female from a midwestern family becoming a reggae dancehall deejay? Pretty slim! But the story of Zerby is nothing short of sensational. With a lot of guts, determination and talent, she defied the odds and has proven that she can “lick a mic” just as well as a Jamaican yardie. After nine months in the studio and as a follow up to her first CD, Zerby shows off her musical wares with her latest CD release “Ready Now” released on her own moniker Hotness Records January 12, 2010. An eclectic conglomeration of 18 dance hall reggae, rap, electronic and funk tunes, this CD has something for many music fans and aficionados alike. The “Ready Now” CD art features an alluring photo shoot by famous Atlanta photographer Eric Beach.
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ASIA Featuring John Payne Inks Deal with Steve Vai’s Favored Nations
Classic AOR band set for a June/July 2010 release
Los Angeles, CA - Classic AOR band ASIA Featuring John Payne has inked a recording deal with Steve Vai’s Favored Nations record label. A June/July release is scheduled for the yet-to-be-named CD. Asia Featuring John Payne is currently planning worldwide tourdates to support the new album.
“I am very excited about working with Steve Vai and Dean Schachtel [Favored Nations A&R],” John Payne states. “Apart from being consummate professionals that I admire and respect, their added knowledge of the business is superlative. In a time of change within this industry and conglomerates run by bean counters, Favored Nations is the ideal company for our music and our future. I could not be more happy with this union.
San Francisco, CA – The rockin’ Dave Rude Band is about to embark on a Midwestern tour that kicks off Friday, March 19th at The Dawghouse in Clinton Township, Michigan. The Dave Rude Band’s unabashed, uncompromising, highly melodic hard rock sound is both unique and instantly recognizable–a modern take on the classic rock influences the band grew up on.
In 2005, Dave Rude decided to start a solo project as a singer/guitarist, but as soon as he hooked up with bassist Marco Guzman and drummer Josh Schmidt, things gelled so well that it quickly solidified into a permanent band. Some may recognize lead singer/guitarist, Dave Rude, as multi-platinum rock band Tesla’s newest guitar hero. When Tesla randomly came across the Dave Rude Band myspace page, they were so impressed they offered him the job in early ’06 and he is still a member today.
Bassist, Marco Guzman, moved to the US from Peru to pursue a career in rock’n'roll and brings a distinctly Latin groove to his fuzzed-out, Aerosmith-cum-Rage Against The Machine-style basslines. And drummer Josh Schmidt started out touring and recording in punk bands in the SF Bay Area before branching out into jazz and Latin rhythms around the time he joined DRB–always giving the band a unique, pounding, yet danceable groove. Together the power trio create a powerful sound both onstage and on record that is truly their own.
“Carry Me Home” is the Dave Rude Band’s brand new CD and its sound has been described as Shinedown doing shots with Buckcherry at a Kings Of Leon afterparty. Track 1, “Fallin’ Down”, is a fast-paced rocker with a super melodic chorus harmony that is also an explosive opening to the band’s live shows–it is also nominated for best Hard Rock/Metal Song @ the 9th Annual Independent Music Awards. Track 2, “Carry Me Home”, is where the KOL influence comes out with a sparse, bass driven verse and lush chorus with a heartfelt vocal hook that won’t leave your head from the minute you first hear it. DRB puts their musical diversity in the spotlight with their seamless transition into Track 4, “Dumb”, –a huge sounding, yet vulnerable modern power ballad with major mass appeal. The CD started out as a live-in-the-studio demo but had such a great vibe that they decided to add a few overdubs, give it a good mix, and release it. One listen and you’ll be glad they did.
The single “Fallin’ Down” was nominated for best Hard Rock/Metal song at the 9th Annual Independent Music Awards. A youtube video of the song is available at
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