Phil Varca & The SlamJammers Set to Rock NYC’s B.B. King Blues Club Sunday, August 6th Opening for INDIGENOUS

Together for Nearly Three Decades, The Band Recently Signed with The Wing Agency and Re-Released Songs Off Their 1996 Album “Ready, Willing & Able”

 

 

July, 2017 (New York, NY) — On Sunday, August 6th at 7:30PMPhil Varca & The SlamJammers are set to bring their raw energy and BIG sound to a discerning New York City audience as they rock the famed B.B. King Blues Club & Grill opening for blues/rock legends INDIGENOUS!

 

Having recently announced that they’ve joined The Wing Agency stable of performing artists, the band recently re-released TWO songs off their hit 1996 album “Ready, Willing and Able”, — the gritty blues-rockin’ “Cash” and the more smooth funky grooves of “Don’t Push Me” — true staples that have helped the band power through almost thirty years of bringing music to the masses.

 

While PVSJ have played thousands of shows of all types/sizes over the years, the past few years have been focused primarily on festivals and support/opening slots for established national touring acts including: Robin Trower, Buddy Guy, Joe Bonamassa, Chris Duarte, Dave Mason, NRBQ, Double Trouble, Shemekia Copeland and Popa Chubby.

 

Phil Varca & The SlamJammers are a powerful trio that continue to thrill audiences with their brand of hard rockin’ blues. The group can rock thunderously with driving rhythms that will shake you out of your seat then quickly downshift and display sensitive, evocative playing with their soulful emoting. Audiences identify and respond to this energy. For them, it is truly a cathartic experience.

 

Dynamic songwriting and performances have earned the band praise from critics such as Skope Magazine, who noted: “Make no mistake – Phil Varca and company are very interesting and a little dangerous. [They] have offered the world a cutting edge glimpse of this amazing style of music.” and The Island Ear, who wrote; “Guitarist Phil Varca is clearly a descendent of the Hendrix/Vaughan tribe, but his outstanding skill and technique have allowed him to forge a style all his own….any who watch and listen are immediately swept along for the ride.”  Rock & Roll View stated: “How shall I sum up the sound of Phil Varca & The SlamJammers for you? How about ground breaking? Don’t underestimate these guys for one second! Trust me when I say there are legions of fans waiting for this guy to arrive. This CD may be the most impressionable playing style (Especially guitar) I’ve heard this year.”  Good Times magazine added; “Varca charms you with throaty vocals…..in addition to masterful guitar playing.”

 

Performing together since 1989, the band’s live shows have become one of their greatest assets. Extended improvisational jams and musical interplay have come to define the group’s live performances and reflect their experience. They are a solid working unit that consistently delivers. The Musicians Exchange also noted; “…..the trio displays a finely tuned ability to listen to and play off of each other so that the interplay of musical ideas is a constant flow.”

 

 

“There’s nothin’ I like more than opening for an act and playing to a crowd that is there to see someone else. Their people don’t know you & they don’t owe you! We only get one chance to make a first impression…so I love playing for those people …turning them on to our music for the first time & seeing their reaction!” – Phil Varca

 

VIDEO: Phil Varca and the SlamJammers Celebrate 25 Years of Rocking Long Island

 

In May of ’92, Phil Varca & The SlamJammers released “Lightning & Thunder”, an original five-song collection. Based on the strength of the collection, the band was chosen to appear at The New York Music Seminar in 1992 and the 1993 South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, Texas. 1997 brought the first full-length release titled “Ready, Willing and Able” on Groove Tone Sound Recordings. The track “Skin on Skin” was featured in the movie “Evil Streets”, a horror cult classic which debuted in 1998. 2004 saw the release of “Live at Riverhead” – recorded live (naturally!!) at the 2002 Riverhead Blues Festival in Riverhead N.Y. Plans are underway to re-release some earlier recordings currently out of print & sought after by fans. The band is also writing and rehearsing new material slated for future release and have several east coast and south-east dates planned for 2017/18.

 

Having joined The Wing Agency- The Clinton, CT based agency, lead by Andy Morrison provides Artists, Venues and Corporate Clients in the Northeast U.S. with booking services for musical acts of all genres, and the band is excited to begin yet another new journey in their already stellar career.

 

Now, as they get ready to hit the stage at B.B. Kings along with INDIGENOUS on Sunday, August 6th you can catch the band LI Pulse has called “the best of what Long Island has to offer in the blues department” and get your adrenaline fix of rip-roaring, soulful, dynamic, gut-busting blues rock!

 

FOR TICKETS TO PVSJ LIVE AT B.B. KINGS SUNDAY, AUGUST 6TH, VISIT: http://bit.ly/2uBgoPs

 

For More Information on Phil Varca & The SlamJammers, VISIT: www.PhilVarcaandtheSlamJammers.com

 

OR

 

FACEBOOK – Phil Varca & The SlamJammers

Phil Varca & The SlamJammers on SoundCloud

 

For Press Inquiries, Contact: Rick@rickeberleagency.com

Phil Varca & The SlamJammers Set to Rock NYC’s B.B. King Blues Club Sunday, August 6th Opening for INDIGENOUS

Phil Varca & The SlamJammers

Set to Rock NYC’s B.B. King Blues Club

Sunday, August 6th

Opening for INDIGENOUS

 

Together for Nearly Three Decades, The Band Recently Signed with The Wing Agency and Re-Released Songs Off Their 1996 Album “Ready, Willing & Able”

 

 

On Sunday, August 6th at 7:30PM Phil Varca & The SlamJammers are set to bring their raw energy and BIG sound to a discerning New York City audience as they rock the famed B.B. King Blues Club & Grill opening for blues/rock legends INDIGENOUS!

 

Having recently announced that they’ve joined The Wing Agency stable of performing artists, the band recently re-released TWO songs off their hit 1996 album “Ready, Willing and Able”, — the gritty blues-rockin’ “Cash” and the more smooth funky grooves of “Don’t Push Me” — true staples that have helped the band power through almost thirty years of bringing music to the masses.

 

While PVSJ have played thousands of shows of all types/sizes over the years, the past few years have been focused primarily on festivals and support/opening slots for established national touring acts including: Robin Trower, Buddy Guy, Joe Bonamassa, Chris Duarte, Dave Mason, NRBQ, Double Trouble, Shemekia Copeland and Popa Chubby.

 

Phil Varca & The SlamJammers are a powerful trio that continue to thrill audiences with their brand of hard rockin’ blues. The group can rock thunderously with driving rhythms that will shake you out of your seat then quickly downshift and display sensitive, evocative playing with their soulful emoting. Audiences identify and respond to this energy. For them, it is truly a cathartic experience.

 

Dynamic songwriting and performances have earned the band praise from critics such as Skope Magazine, who noted: “Make no mistake – Phil Varca and company are very interesting and a little dangerous. [They] have offered the world a cutting edge glimpse of this amazing style of music.” and The Island Ear, who wrote; “Guitarist Phil Varca is clearly a descendent of the Hendrix/Vaughan tribe, but his outstanding skill and technique have allowed him to forge a style all his own….any who watch and listen are immediately swept along for the ride.”  Rock & Roll View stated: “How shall I sum up the sound of Phil Varca & The SlamJammers for you? How about ground breaking? Don’t underestimate these guys for one second! Trust me when I say there are legions of fans waiting for this guy to arrive. This CD may be the most impressionable playing style (Especially guitar) I’ve heard this year.”  Good Times magazine added; “Varca charms you with throaty vocals…..in addition to masterful guitar playing.”

 

Performing together since 1989, the band’s live shows have become one of their greatest assets. Extended improvisational jams and musical interplay have come to define the group’s live performances and reflect their experience. They are a solid working unit that consistently delivers. The Musicians Exchange also noted; “…..the trio displays a finely tuned ability to listen to and play off of each other so that the interplay of musical ideas is a constant flow.”

 

 

“There’s nothin’ I like more than opening for an act and playing to a crowd that is there to see someone else. Their people don’t know you & they don’t owe you! We only get one chance to make a first impression…so I love playing for those people …turning them on to our music for the first time & seeing their reaction!” – Phil Varca

 

VIDEO: Phil Varca and the SlamJammers Celebrate 25 Years of Rocking Long Island

 

In May of ’92, Phil Varca & The SlamJammers released “Lightning & Thunder”, an original five-song collection. Based on the strength of the collection, the band was chosen to appear at The New York Music Seminar in 1992 and the 1993 South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, Texas. 1997 brought the first full-length release titled “Ready, Willing and Able” on Groove Tone Sound Recordings. The track “Skin on Skin” was featured in the movie “Evil Streets”, a horror cult classic which debuted in 1998. 2004 saw the release of “Live at Riverhead” – recorded live (naturally!!) at the 2002 Riverhead Blues Festival in Riverhead N.Y. Plans are underway to re-release some earlier recordings currently out of print & sought after by fans. The band is also writing and rehearsing new material slated for future release and have several east coast and south-east dates planned for 2017/18.

 

Having joined The Wing Agency- The Clinton, CT based agency, lead by Andy Morrison provides Artists, Venues and Corporate Clients in the Northeast U.S. with booking services for musical acts of all genres, and the band is excited to begin yet another new journey in their already stellar career.

 

Now, as they get ready to hit the stage at B.B. Kings along with INDIGENOUS on Sunday, August 6th you can catch the band LI Pulse has called “the best of what Long Island has to offer in the blues department” and get your adrenaline fix of rip-roaring, soulful, dynamic, gut-busting blues rock!

 

FOR TICKETS TO PVSJ LIVE AT B.B. KINGS SUNDAY, AUGUST 6TH, VISIT: http://bit.ly/2uBgoPs

 

For More Information on Phil Varca & The SlamJammers, VISIT: www.PhilVarcaandtheSlamJammers.com

 

OR

 

FACEBOOK – Phil Varca & The SlamJammers

Phil Varca & The SlamJammers on SoundCloud

 

For Press Inquiries, Contact: Rick@rickeberleagency.com

Girls Rising and Capital One present 4th Annual BeachFest Weekend, Sea Cliff NY featuring ANTIGONE RISING Friday, September 15th – Saturday, September 16th

2017 Kickoff Fundraiser and Free Music Festival Hosted By All-Female Alt-Country Rockers Celebrating the Global Work of Nonprofit “Girls Rising”

World renowned country/rock group Antigone Rising, known for their Billboard Heatseekers chart topper ‘Don’t Look Back’ and touring alongside The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, The Allman Brothers, Rob Thomas and more, are making history again with their non profit Girls Rising and their BeachFest Weekend! Now in its fourth year, this musical celebration of the global work of Girls Rising (a certified 501.c.3 non-profit organization started by the band) will once again come to Sea Cliff, NY on Friday, September 15th and Saturday, September 16th!

BeachFest is a free event for the community and a trailblazing festival where all the performers are women who are constantly marginalized on festival stages. Our Youth Spotlight Stage gives up and coming female performers a chance to gain experience alongside our Capital One Main Stage national touring artists.

 

WATCH: Girls Rising (Official Trailer) Antigone Rising’s Nonprofit For Gender Equality

 

“The Girls Rising mission is to inspire and elevate girls and women to reach their full potential. Though the power of music and example, we work to build their skills and confidence to excel in life, which in turn builds stronger communities” – Antigone Rising

 

Through engaging conversation about their own experiences as women in the music industry, performance and the power of example, Girls Rising outreach programs aim to entertain, educate, encourage and inspire young women to go beyond the boundaries society places on gender and become Game Changers.

 

Antigone Rising feels girls and women need to see strong, empowered women succeeding in non-traditional roles. The mainstream media is failing at providing enough adequate examples and visibility of these inspiring women role models, and the Girls Rising outreach programs demonstrate to girls (and boys) that strong women exist and have much to contribute to art, culture, sports, finance, business and the world around them.

 

With BeachFest, this mission is brought to life showcasing the band’s truly inspiring work. Expected to attract over 4,000 people over the course of the two day event with live music performances on 2 stages by national touring female artists, youth performers, a celebrity panel discussion, local artisans and food/drink vendors.

 

The 2017 Kick Off Fundraiser, for those donating $75 or more to Girls Rising, will be held Friday, September 15th at the Sea Cliff Firehouse (67 Roslyn Ave, Sea Cliff, NY 11579). Girls Rising will award the first annual Sheila Primont Scholarship and the Milt Okun Scholarship to 2 very deserving young women from Long Island. The Sheila Primont Scholarship will be presented by the inimitable broadway star, Linda Eder, who will perform alongside our amazing, talented BEACHFEST performers in an intimate, acoustic and what is sure to be a collaborative night of music. Live music, open bar, comedy, raffle and light fare will sustain our organization from 7-10pm on Friday 9/15, the eve of BEACHFEST.

 

On Saturday, September 16th, beginning at 12:00PM the FREE all day BeachFest music festival will host the Capital One Main Stage & The Youth Spotlight Stage. The Capital One Main Stage will feature Antigone Rising, Williams Honor, Garrison Starr, Edie Carey and Julia Weldon. The new Youth Spotlight Stage will allow aspiring artists to benefit from a real stage experience alongside main stage national acts.

 

The high profile outreach workshop / Q&A panel beginning at 2:00PM will be the centerpiece of the day.  Antigone Rising and selected women across a spectrum of other industries come together to discuss women in business, gender bias and succeeding in male dominated industries.  Last year’s panel was a great success moderated by Emmy award winning TV personality, Carolyn Gusof.  This year’s panel will include former New York Liberty and Women’s Basketball Hall of Famer Sue Wicks, among other high profile women to be announced soon!

 

Throughout the year, Girls Rising partners with school districts, youth centers, and corporations to create empowering and innovative programming that inspires young girls and women through live performances, presentations and workshops. BeachFest also serves to raise funds and awareness for these continued efforts.

 

With the extraordinarily empowering Festival now in its fourth year, BeachFest brings an educational, informative, and most importantly ROCKIN’ experience to Sea Cliff on Friday, September 15th and Saturday, September 16th!

 

 

CLICK HERE: DONATE TO GIRLS RISING

 

For More Information on Girls Rising, VISIT:

www.GirlsRising.org

Facebook.com/TheGirlsRising

Twitter: @TheGirlsRising

Instagram: @TheGirlsRising

 

For More Information on Antigone Rising, VISIT: www.AntigoneRising.com

Twitter: @AntigoneRising

Instagram: @AntigoneRising

Antigone Rising YouTube Channel

 

For Press Inquiries, Contact: Rick@RickEberleAgency.com

 

More About Antigone Rising:

 

Antigone Rising catapulted into the national spotlight in 2005 with a groundbreaking major label debut that landed them in the top 20 of the Billboard Heatseekers chart for an entire year. Best known for relentless touring and masterful musicianship, the band played upwards of 280 shows a year in their early days. Whether it was an open mic on a Monday night or a jam packed New York City hometown show, the ladies and their infamous Vanna White (the band’s beloved 15 passenger van) eventually blazed a trail straight to arenas alongside The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, The Allman Brothers, Rob Thomas, The Bangles and Joan Jett among others. The women of Antigone Rising were born and raised in Glen Cove, NY and are currently living in Sea Cliff and Locust Valley.  Long Island is and always has been home and we are dedicated to our work and service to this community.

Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) Continues This Week

The 20th Annual Festival Includes Film Screenings, Panels, and an Award Ceremony Honoring Those Who’ve Made an Impact on LI Film

 

 

Bellmore, NY (July, 2017) – With the 20th Anniversary of the Long Island International Film Expo continuing this week through Thursday, July 20th, this year’s schedule includes some of the best short and feature-length independent films from around the world, which will be shown at the historic Bellmore Movies (222 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY  11710)!

 

LIIFE is the premiere filmmaker community on Long Island sponsored by the Long Island Film/TV Foundation (LIFTF) and the County of Nassau, which shows 168 short and feature-length films of every genre. The expo offers networking opportunities, a 350 seat historic theater, press and media opportunities, a convenient filmmakers lounge and several discussion panels with topics ranging from distribution to scriptwriting, legal music, and a filmmaker panel/breakfast.

 

Some of this year’s films include Long Island premieres such as Shoot Me Nicely written and directed by Elias Plagianos, which has won awards all over the world and stars John Behlmann, Linda Hamilton (The Terminator), William Sadler (Shawshank Redemption), Jackie Martling (formerly of the Howard Stern show) and Josh Burrows (Captain Morgan), as well as New Hyde Park writer/director Bianca Jamotte LeRoux’s short film Flush the John and her web series Real Mommy Confessions.

 

Other premieres include the New York premiere of animated film Church of Superman from Pete Bune with former MTV and VH1 Host and VJ Jim Shearer as the voice of Superman, who has no problem with being the Savior of Metropolis, but when a small group of people show their appreciation by starting a “Church of the Son of Krypton”, Clark Kent himself is at a loss for words; the world premiere of The Last Letter – winner of the 2017 Locust Valley High School Student Film Festival from Alec Miranda of Lattingtown, and the New York premiere of documentary Where Have You Gone, Lou DiMaggio? from director Brad Kuhlman where Comedian Lou DiMaggio contemplates a comeback after a 20 year absence from the stage and seeks advice from a collection of comedy greats including Larry David, Ray Romano and Colin Quinn; the world premiere of short film Runaways from Wantagh’s Ryan Campbell, which was filmed in both Nassau and Suffolk counties.

 

The New York premiere of Pinch from Jake Lloyd tells the story of the chance to own a rare and valuable baseball collectible bringing two strangers together as they’re tasked with stepping out of their comfort zones and onto a baseball field; the world premiere of Long Island documentary short Pay It Forward from Nugent Cantileno follows a girl scout troop going out to research the stigmatism of the homeless population on Long Island while making a difference along the way; In the world premiere of Tess from Port Jefferson’s own Russ Camarada- a hired hit man gets more than he bargained for attempting to eliminate and beautiful but damaged thief, and the world premiere of “Like Me” from Hempstead’s Larry Strong, which deals with young women and high school bullying and the everyday challenges that teenagers face, and SO MANY MORE! (Full Schedule Below)

 

2017 LIIFE Schedule This Week:

 

Monday, July 17th, 2017

You must have a ticket to attend. You will be assigned a time. This fills up fast.

Go to www.LongIslandFilm.com, then Film Festival,  then Panels and Events.

10:00am-12:30pm: Directors Audition Panel – Free

8 Minutes or less to impress (includes feedback from judges if any)

Directors: Lukas Hassel, Debra Markowitz, Jeremiah Kipp,

Have a chance to read for appx 6 Working Directors for free!! They may or may not have a project now, but they will! MUST have a spot secured online to attend.

Bring two short sides of your choice, or a short monologue.

Directors:

Lukas Hassel

Jeremiah Kipp

Bianca Jamotte LeRoux

Debra Markowitz (more to be added)

 

Monday, July 17th, 2017

1:00pm Showing:

Total Duration: 1 Hour, 59 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

Butterfly

15 Minutes

Perception

19 Minutes

An Evening of Eternity

85 Minutes

 

Monday, July 17th, 2017

3:45pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 44 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

Cellphone Journey

3 Minutes

South Coast

5 Minutes

Watermark

7 Minutes

A.D. 67

7 Minutes

Top Photographer

23 Minutes

No Free Walls

32 Minutes

Groove

87 Minutes

 

Monday, July 17th, 2017

7:30pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 6 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

Remembered

5 Minutes

So SOHA Season two

6 Minutes

One Take

6 Minutes

Second Escape

7 Minutes

Everything is one Thing

20 Minutes

Four Bottles

82 Minutes

 

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

1:00pm Showing:

Total Duration: 1 Hour, 55 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

Days & Nights at Duck Island

13 Minutes

The Baby Shower

16 Minutes

Symposium

19 Minutes

Eggs & Soldiers

20 Minutes

Brooklyn in July

21 Minutes

Posture

26 Minutes

 

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

3:45pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 2 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

Concurrence

5 Minutes

Delightful

5 Minutes

Stars – (Animation)

6 Minutes

Gemma

6 Minutes

Real Mommy Confessions

7 Minutes

Home Invasion for the Holidays

8 Minutes

Life on the Ganges

10 Minutes

A Quaker Sound

11 Minutes

Momtress

12 Minutes

Not Quite White

14 Minutes

D.I.Y.L.I.

16 Minutes

Art of Courage

22 Minutes

 

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

7:30pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 12 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

On The Edge

7 Minutes

Subculture

9 Minutes

Flush the John

9 Minutes

Infidel

10 Minutes

Amerika

14 Minutes

Frame of Reference

18 Minutes

Addictions

20 Minutes

Whoever Was Using My Bed

20 Minutes

Adaptation

25 Minutes

 

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

1:00pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 1 Minute

Film:

Film Duration:

Boring I Love You

3 Minutes

Come Down

3 Minutes

Oltre La Finestra

5 Minutes

Dose

6 Minutes

The Last Letter

7 Minutes

Mister Famous

10 Minutes

The Sheikh of Mussafah

10 Minutes

Addle Strife

10 Minutes

The Long Haul

15 Minutes

To Have You Here

15 Minutes

The Cartographer

17 Minutes

King’s Highway: The Story of Malcolm Fairfield

20 Minutes

 

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

3:45pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 12 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

Mom

10 Minutes

MWah

13 Minutes

I Am Here

26 Minutes

Word: Exploration of Identity

83 Minutes

 

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

7:00pm Showing

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 52 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

Mariam’s Day Off

44 Minutes

The Pits

4 Minutes

Choices

9 Minutes

Cartoon Characters

10 Minutes

I Love New York

11 Minutes

Shoot Me Nicely

19 Minutes

Where Have You Gone Lou DiMaggio?

75 Minutes

 

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Filmmakers Lounge, 228 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY  11710

Awards Ceremony in the Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY  11710

For Tickets Please go to www.LongIslandFilm.com,

Film Festival, then Panels and Events.

5:00pm-6:45pm: Food and Drinks in the Filmmakers Lounge

$65 General Admission

$55 for 2017 LIIFE Participating Filmmakers, Gold Pass Holders, Students and Seniors.

7:00pm-9:00pm: Closing Night Party and Awards Ceremony!

Tickets for Awards Ceremony Only are $25.00

 

LIIFE this year will also be holding a showcase, (not in competition) of student films from the Long Island High School of the Arts and the Not Yet Legal Films club.  Laughing through the Fear is a documentary on stand up comedian, CBS’s “Kevin Can Wait” star and Long Island Native Chris Roach, which was filmed by the local high school film students group “Not Yet Legal Films.”

 

With a heavy celebrity presence, visits in past years have included a wide range of noted actors and actresses including Ed Asner, Steve Buscemi, Ralph Macchio, and Ally Sheedy! Named “One of the Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World” by MovieMaker Magazine, LIIFE is one of Long Island’s most prestigious film festivals and the Long Island Film/TV Foundation, a not-for-profit, is also the foremost group providing support to the film/TV and commercial industries on Long Island.

 

FOR FULL FILM SCHEDULE AND SYNOPSIS’, VISIT: www.LongIslandFilm.com/Events

 

For Tickets to LIIFE via Eventbrite, VISIT: www.LongIslandFilmExpo.com/tickets

 

For More Information on LIIFE, Visit: www.LongIslandFilmExpo.com

 

For Press Inquiries, Contact: Rick@RickEberleAgency.com

Annual Bridgehampton Benefit at the Southampton Arts Center to Welcome Celebrities, Musicians, and More Saturday, July 29th

Exclusive “The Children Matter” Charity Event Benefitting MATTER and The Starkey Hearing Foundation Will Include Special Guests Gene Simmons of KISS, Actress Sophie Simmons, and America’s Got Talent Star Sal Valentinetti

 

 

July 2017 (Southampton, NY) — In just a few weeks the Annual Bridgehampton Benefit will present “The Children Matter,” an exclusive Charity Event benefiting MATTER and the Starkey Hearing Foundation. The event will take place on Saturday, July 29th from 6:00PM to 11:00PM at The Southampton Arts Center (25 Jobs Ln, Southampton, NY 11968). Not only will attendees be supporting great charities and causes, but experiencing a meet & greet with celebrities, an art auction, fashion show, and much more! Special guests include Rock Superstar Gene Simmons (KISS), Sophie Simmons (Country Crush), and America’s Got Talent finalist Sal Valentinetti!

 

“THE CHILDREN MATTER” is a collaborative initiative between MATTER & The Starkey Hearing Foundation with the simple belief that the lives of children around the world matter.

 

 

This event will help improve the lives of thousands of children by expanding access to health and giving the gift of hearing.

 

There will also be a Fashion Show, silent and live auctions, an Art gallery curated by Paton Miller, delicious food and drinks, and more! Come be part of this momentous effort to help raise money to help children around the world with education and health. The money is used to fund schools, hospitals, clinics, implement educational programs to children who are deaf and hard of hearing so that the world may hear, and much more.

 

The night will begin with a cocktail event being held from 5-8PM. During this time guests/attendees will have the opportunity to meet & greet celebrities attending, watch a fashion show with appearances by special guest models from the deaf and hard of hearing communities, partake in a live art auction and enjoy local artist performances. Following the cocktail will be the main event held from 8PM-11PM. The main event will include dinner, celebrity artist performances, a live auction, and music and dance with Celebrity DJ Aiden Jude

 

 

Bridgehampton Equities Founder Jason Zimmerman brings you the Bridgehampton Benefit, dedicated to organizing and promoting humanitarian organizations in New York and its neighboring states, helping to raise awareness of these charitable institutions, and raising money through exclusive charity events in the Hamptons.

 

The primary foundation supported every year is the Starkey Hearing Foundation, while other foundations are encouraged to join in who wish to partner up to increase awareness of their cause. 100% of the donations go directly to the respective beneficiaries.

Together these organizations form an exemplary representation of actively helping underprivileged children, individuals and families, locally and throughout the world. In their own fashion, these organizations provide stellar services and aid people who need it the most. Lives are positively impacted and hope for better and more functional lives is restored; miracles are created.

 

And with this year’s event garnering the likes of rock n’ roll royalty along with the next generations in acting and music talent–along with the chance to help improving the lives of thousands of children by expanding access to health and giving the gift of hearing–join in supporting MATTER and the Starkey Hearing Foundation at the 2017 Bridgehampton Benefit’s “The Children Matter” Charity Event Saturday, July 29th from 6:00PM to 11:00PM at The Southampton Arts Center (25 Jobs Ln, Southampton, NY 11968)!

 

For More Info and TICKETS, Visit:

www.BridgeHamptonBenefit.com

 

OR

 

Facebook.com/Gala631

 

For More Info on The Starkey Hearing Foundation, VISIT:

www.StarkeyHearingFoundation.org

 

For More Info on MATTER, VISIT:

www.Matter.ngo

 

For Press Inquiries, CONTACT: Rick@RickEberleAgency.com

Jesse Eplan Debuts Video for New Single “DESIRE”

Singer/Songwriter, Multi-Instrumentalist, and Producer Drops New Video From D-City Studios

 

 

Having released the video for his solo debut single “Dreams” earlier this year, Singer/Songwriter and Producer Jesse Eplan is back at it with yet another brand new video debut! His latest single “Desire” showcases not only the young star’s voice and skill as a talented producer, but his songwriting ability with a message of perseverance and not letting the haters knock you down. The video, produced by D-City Studios, utilizes the beauty of Summer on Long Island with backdrops including the Atlantic Ocean and the Great South Bay.

 

WATCH: Jesse Eplan “DESIRE” Official Video by D-City Studios

 

Discovering a knack for music at the tender age of 7 and learning how to play multiple instruments from drums to bass, guitar, keyboards, and polishing his immaculate voice playing in local bands throughout Long Island – Jesse Eplan’s music consists of genres anywhere from Hip-Hop to Pop and R&B. Being able to blend them in a unique way and make it his own has come from years of immersing himself in music. Having first heard Led Zeppelin, ACDC, The Beatles and many of the world’s top music revolutionaries- this influenced him to start playing any instrument he could get his hands on, and he later began performing in bands as a lead singer, drummer and lead guitar player.  Playing throughout Long Island and Manhattan in various gigs and charity events which raised thousands of dollars helping to fight crohns disease, colitis, and breast Cancer, he was able to cut his teeth as a live musician.

As Eplan continued to follow his passion, he discovered a talent which few people had….perfect pitch. Having developed this from his guitar and piano playing, he is able to hear different notes and to identify them precisely in both pitch and key, even in natural sounds from a squeaking door to a cough or sneeze! This ultimately helped him immensely with his next stage of music: writing, producing and recording.

 

“I’m not gonna lie, but I’m just trying to get higher doing what I desire”

 

 

After Purchasing Logic X Pro, he was able to learn the digital audio workstation and music production software with ease, teaching himself every facet of the program and figuring out how to make beats to record his own vocal tracks over.

 

He’s also made recent appearances on My Long Island TV’s Rick’s Rising Stars (which airs on Verizon FiOS1), as a guest on Live It Up! with Donna Drake, and performed LIVE on the world famous Jones Beach Bandshell stage for the 2017 “Live at the Shell” Summer Concert Series!

 

As Jesse Eplan continues to thrive by making songs and collaborating with new and like-minded artists, his music is sure to speak volumes as it inspires others as much as it does himself.

 

And with yet another brand new video for his hit “Desire” bringing a vision to the hot Summer track, there’s plenty more to come for the young star!

 

WATCH: Jesse Eplan “Dreams” Official Video

WATCH: Jesse Eplan “Dreams” Behind the Scenes Interview with Billy Kay of Fan Network News

 

LISTEN: Jesse Eplan “Dreams” via SoundCloud

 

For More on Jesse Eplan and His Music, VISIT:

www.JesseEplan.com

 

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Twitter: @JesseEplan

Instagram: @Jesse_Eplan

 

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Boy Band Trio Forever In Your Mind Nominated as “Choice Next Big Thing” For the 2017 Teen Choice Awards

Cast Your Vote For the Band as Second Wave of Voting Lasts Until Wednesday, July 19th!

 

 

July, 2017 (Los Angeles, CA) — As Liam Attridge, Ricky Garcia and Emery Kelly — the band collectively known as Forever in Your Mind — continue their rise to pop music stardom, it was recently announced that they’ve been nominated for a 2017 Teen Choice Award in the category of “Choice Next Big Thing”! And with the second wave of voting currently open until this Wednesday, the band is encouraging their fans to VOTE (Up to 10 times a day!) and tune in LIVE on FOX Sunday, August 13th for the results!

 

In the midst of the prolonged void of a true Boy Band with not only the aesthetic qualities but true musical talent that has long been absent since the demise of One Direction (and furthermore the true 90’s boom of NYSYNC, 98 Degrees, the Backstreet Boys etc.), many have stepped up to the plate but failed to deliver the perfect combination. That certainly changed when FIYM hit the ground running with the release of their 2016 self-titled EP, and the double-A-side Hollywood Records single, “Smooth” and “Missing” earlier this year.

 

Produced by Dustin Atlas, Eau Noir and Josh Gudwin (Justin Bieber, Bebe Rexha), and co-written by the band, the songs pair up well, tackling the mysteries of a relationship on the edge. Sporting a serpentine groove and sleek blues riff, “Smooth” dissects the competitive nature of love, while the equally sophisticated “Missing,” with its wailing harmonies, laments a relationship fractured beyond repair (“All that remains is my broken faith”).

 

The two tracks “reflect real emotions everyone feels,” notes Liam. “We wanted to be as real as possible, because we’re writing in a more mature frame of mind.” Indeed, the two tracks reveal a galloping musical maturity certain to impress old FIYM fans and lock down countless new ones.

 

CLICK HERE: Vote Forever In Your Mind for “Choice Next Big Thing – Music” at 2017 Teen Choice Awards

 

To trace the band’s origins, head east to Long Island, N.Y., where cousins Liam and Emery grew up. In 2013, Emery auditioned for TV’s “X Factor,” where he met Ricky, a Texas transplant living in Los Angeles. The two became friends, and formed Forever in Your Mind, made a trio when Liam joined them in L.A. As the band’s career picked up speed, they created their 2016 debut EP, which featured the hit singles “Hurricane” and “Compass.” spending 19 weeks on Billboard’s Next Big Sound Chart, leading to a string of milestones for the band.

 

They performed for the nation on “Good Morning America,” and also embarked on a 2016 cross-country winter tour with fellow Hollywood Records artist Olivia Holt.

 

On the acting front, Ricky played Naldo throughout the two-season run of the Disney Channel original series “Best Friends Whenever,” and he soon co-stars in “Bigger Fatter Liar,” the long-awaited big screen sequel to the 2000 teen comedy classic, “Big Fat Liar.” FIYM’s lead role in Disney Channel’s “Road to the Roxy” led to a sold-out 2016 headline gig at L.A.’s famed Roxy nightclub last summer. The band presented at the Radio Disney Music Awards, as well as participated in Flo Rida’s opening number at the 2016 Teen Choice Awards.

 

 

On social media, the band has made a major impact, with a combined reach of more than 2 million, and online views of their videos nearing 30 million. And wherever they go, FIYM draws attention for their style. GQ, Pret-a-Reporter and other fashionistas have given the band props for their red carpet successes.

 

Coming up, FIYM returns to the studio to record more tracks. None can yet say what sort of songs they will come up with, but they know for sure the music will reflect their bolder and more soulful direction.

 

“It’s instinct for us now,” says Emery. “We’re just riding this awesome journey together.”

 

Upcoming Tour Dates:

 

Saturday, 8/12 @ Elitch Gardens Theme Park Arena, Denver, Colorado

 

Sunday, 8/13 @ Show Of The Summer – The Ultimate Pop Music Festival, Chicago, IL

 

Saturday, 8/19 @ Show Of The Summer – The Ultimate Pop Music Festival, Hershey, PA

 

Saturday, 8/26 @ Frontier City’s Starlight Amphitheater, Oklahoma City, OK

 

Monday, 10/2  @ Southern CA Fair, Lake Perris, CA

 

Sunday, 10/22  @ Arizona State Fair, Phoenix, AZ

 

With only a few days left, VOTE NOW for Forever In Your Mind to win the 2017 Teen Choice Award for “Choice Next Big Thing”!

 

For More Information on Forever In Your Mind, VISIT: www.ForeverInYourMind.com

 

OR

 

Twitter: @OfficialFIYM

Instagram: @OfficialFIYM

Snapchat: OfficialFIYM

Youtube: youtube.com/FIYMofficial

Facebook: Facebook.com/officialFIYM

Musical.ly: OfficialFIYM

 

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