The Chris Ruben Band To Rock Millennium Music Conference Showcase at Grotto Pub, Enola, PA On Friday, February 22nd

The Chris Ruben Band To Rock Millennium Music Conference Showcase at Grotto Pub, Enola, PA On Friday, February 22nd

The Band Will Hit the Road for One of the Largest and Most Reputable Music Conferences in the Mid-Atlantic

 

 

Following a New Year that saw the band inject as much energy and ferocity into their latest live shows that they have into their most recent release “Stomach Coil”, the Chris Ruben Band are getting ready for more. What’s being called “A package wrapped up in originality and virtuoso-level musicianship” and “an authentic slab of vibrant physicality for a generation desperate to be moved by their music.” – CRB will perform a live showcase at the Grotto Pub (104 Market Street, Enola, Pennsylvania 17025) for the Millennium Music Conference on Friday, February 22nd at 11:30 PM! And for fans that can’t make it out to PA, the band will play Pianos in downtown NYC on Friday, March 15th.

 

The Chris Ruben Band is a funk/rock band from Long Island, New York. The group features five members; Chris Ruben (Vocals, Guitar), Brendan Allan (Bass), Russ Benjamin (Drums), Eugene Iovine(Keyboards, Synths), & Frank Iovine (Synths, Organs). Influenced by classic acts including The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, and Nirvana, together their sound is a blend of modern funk and indie-rock reminiscent of  Jamiroquai and Mac DeMarco. The band has become a staple in the Long Island music scene, frequenting venues including Portside Bar & Grill, 89 North, The Velvet Lounge, and BrickHouse Brewery. In addition, they have had the pleasure of performing at SXSW, Froggy Daze 7 & 8, The Space at Westbury,The Bitter End, Alive After Five, and The Jones Beach Bandshell.

 

 

“Ever since I can remember I have been surrounded by music. My father repairs woodwind and brass instruments, so since I was little, top-notch musicians have been coming in and out of my home. But music always spoke to me.” says singer/songwriter Chris Ruben. Ruben began as a drummer, and first started gigging with bands at the age of thirteen. By the time he was sixteen, he made the switch to guitar and started writing songs of his own. In late 2014, the first version of The Chris Ruben Band was formed. Over time, Chris added and replaced players until the perfect lineup was created. “We are more than a band, we are family.”

 

In a recent review from Mobangeles, the band is called “tasty good” with a sound described as “pure grit” for “any fans wanting to pad their musical library with raw and multi-layered musical arrangements”, along with Razorfish saying their “musical talents carry the day here and will be what keeps us coming back for more”.

 

As they continue into 2019 with further recording projects and plenty more live shows in the works, they’re excited to rock their showcase at the Grotto Pub in Enola, PA for the Millennium Music Conference on Friday, February 22nd followed by Pianos in NYC on Friday, March 15th!

 

Purchase Latest Single “Stomach Coil” via iTunes HERE:https://apple.co/2L0L1Db

Listen via Spotify HERE: https://spoti.fi/2QDtNAW

 

For More Information on The Chris Ruben Band, VISIT:

www.TheChrisRubenBand.com

Facebook.com/TheChrisRubenBand

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Pop Music Icon, Teaming Up with “The Prince of Sunshine” is Back with New Single “Need It Tonight” – Out February 22nd

Son and Nephew of Famed Original “K.C. and the Sunshine Band” Members Has Teamed Up With Legendary K.C. Producer/Songwriter/Arranger/Bassist Rick Finch For A Modern Take On His Original Sunshine Sound

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Bringing back the magic of the classic 70s Miami party sound with a fresh new twist is no easy feat. But for producer/arranger/singer/songwriter Ron Louis Smith II, help came in the form of an old friend on his latest track “Need It Tonight” – original K.C. and the Sunshine Band co-founder Rick Finch!

As the son of Ron Louis Smith and nephew of Jerome Smith – renowned for their role as the ‘heart and soul’ of the legendary KCSB horn and rhythm sections (as well as numerous musical contributions outside the band like playing on Bob Marley’s “Buffalo Soldier”, records like Jimmy Bo Horne’s “Dance Across the Floor” and Betty Wright’s “Explosion”), Ron Louis Smith II is no stranger to his family legacy. Steeped in everything from Disco to Funk, Reggae to Soul and much more – he’s bringing some of that magic right back with his latest single.

Taking the helm on “Need It Tonight”, famed producer/songwriter/arranger/bassist Rick Finch is no stranger to hit music. Having co-founded 70s disco hitmakers “K.C. and the Sunshine Band” with singer/keyboardist Harry Wayne “K.C.” Casey, the duo co-produced six number one pop hits – “Get Down Tonight“, “That’s the Way (I Like It)“, “(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty“, “I’m Your Boogie Man“, and the sweet ballad “Please Don’t Go“. Their collaboration lead to over 150 million recordings worldwide; twelve Grammy nominations (including three Producer nominations on the first round 2010 Grammy Award Ballot); three Grammy Awards; one American Music Award; 15 BMI Songwriter/Arranger Awards; Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum awards; 17 #1 pop singles – including four #1 singles in one 12-month period, and three crossover #1 hits and two albums achieving triple platinum status. Today, Finch’s bass lines are recognized worldwide and have been sampled by artists including 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Ultra Nate and Beyoncé to name a few.

PRE-ORDER “NEED IT TONIGHT” via AMAZON HERE: https://amzn.to/2HUPpFJ

 

TOP: (L to R) Ron Louis Smith II and Rick Finch

BOTTOM: Finch with K.C. and the Sunshine Band

Now making his return behind the mixing board, Finch has put the perfect spin on the funky, bass-driven grooves of Smith’s fun, sexy, dance-inducing track that pays homage to the K.C. legacy while staying true to the modern Miami dance music scene.

Ron Louis Smith II has co-wrote with some of the biggest DJs/Producers in the EDM and House Music movement such as Joris Voorn (“Spank the Maid”), Umek (“Spank!”) , Black Legend (“The Word”), along with  Gary Caos, Joe Smooth, Marco Santoro, Luca Guerrieri, Joey Negro, and Sandy Rivera. He continues to strengthen his family’s legacy with a new commercial Funky/pop/rock project called “Part 2“.

Ron Louis Smith II is Dance Music, and now with “Need It Tonight” making its debut on February 22nd, his latest collaboration with the legendary Rick Finch is sure to solidify just that!

For More on Ron Louis Smith II, Visit:

Ron Louis Smith II Spotify Playlist

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Instagram: @RonLouisSmith2nd

Twitter: @RONLSHOUSE

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Miami Production Facility Love Media House Bringing Passion & Dedication to New Heights Through State-Of-The-Art Equipment and Staff of Experienced Media Professionals

A Newly Acquired Subsidiary of One Horizon Group, LMH is THE Full-Service Music Production, Artist Representation and Digital Media Business for Artists & Creatives

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Offering everything from Video and Photo Production to Artist Development and Consulting, a first-class Recording Studio and more – Miami based production facility Love Media House is giving artists, producers, and content creators the perfect place to develop their creative edge.

Recently acquired by One Horizon Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OHGI), Love Media House specializes in all areas of production and promotion, including audio and visual, with an approach that is boutique and personalized, allowing them to treat each client like family. From developing artists and ideas to making music videos, uniquely branding businesses, or promoting a product – they provide the strategies, the tools, and the best team to get them there.

Having created over 50 music videos and working with some of the biggest names in music like Nile Rodgers, Kathy Sledge, and Martha Wash, the company has diversified in recent years by taking on more commercial enterprises. These have included Tea Forte, Time4Learning, and most recently The Lapel Project – a company backed by famed entrepreneur Mark Cuban on ABC’s “Shark Tank”.

*Branding & Advertising

*Video & Photo Production

*Recording Studio

*Songwriting

*Artist Development

*Digital Distribution

*Billboard Chart Promotion

*Consultation & Career-Coaching

Working out of their recording studio is LMH’s own Chris Rodriguez “C-Rod”, a multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated producer. C-Rod is also well-known on the Billboard Club Dance Charts where he has worked with the likes of Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias and Pet Shop Boys.

The audio and visual sides join forces to create the ideal team for Artist Development. Recently taking brand-new artist Krys Monique to top 10 on the Billboard Dance Club Charts, their current artist roster also includes singer-songwriter Penelope Robin (whose video “Sigo Soñando” hit over 4 million views on YouTube), Carlos Bertonatti (whose single “Perfect Picture” appeared in the Soundtrack for the film “Easy A”), and more.

In an effort to make a global impact, LMH also works to create content for medical missions – most recently working with The Benjamin Harry Peikin Foundation and Operation Airway in their efforts to document their incredible missionary work in El Salvador.

With so much to offer clients looking to develop/refine their music talent, or create engaging audio or video content to further enhance their business – Love Media House is the place to connect those with immense talent to the creative guidance and visual content they need.

To Contact Love Media House for a Consultation, VISIT:

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Round 1 of the Seventh Annual “Your Big Break” Talent Competition at Gold Coast Arts Center Set For Saturday, February 9th

Eight Local Singers/Musicians/Bands Will Perform For Music Business Professionals in the First of a Three Round Search For Long Island’s Next Big Musical Act

Pop Singer/Songwriter Angelo David to Close the Night with Headline Performance

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On Saturday, February 9th THE SEARCH IS ON for the Gold Coast Arts Center, Love Revolution Org., and the Rick Eberle Agency as the First Knockout Round of the 2019 Your Big Break Competition commences! With a special headlining performance by pop singer/songwriter Angelo David closing out the night at 113 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck NY, doors will open at 7:30pm and the first act will perform starting at 8:00pm.

FOR ADVANCE TICKETS (ADULTS: $15, STUDENTS: $10) VISIT: https://bit.ly/2FWUOKQ

(Tickets Are $20 at the door)

 

KNOCKOUT ROUND 1:

ARIZONA LINDSEY

JACKIE ROMEO

ALLIE DUNN

JAI MOHAN

INTERMISSION

ANGELICA COLLADO

CHARLIE ROMO

CARMEN

A BAND CALLED SAD

HEADLINER: ANGELO DAVID

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Headliner Angelo David Performs

Prizes Include:

  • The chance to open for national acts at Revolution Bar & Music Hall in Amityville, New York (Tom Angenbroich, Loaded Concerts);
  • Recording Time at The Loft Sound Studio (Donnie Klang, Matthew LaPorte, The Loft);
  • PR and social media campaign including management, booking, and label services consultation with the Rick Eberle Agency (Host);
  • Musical equipment from All Music Inc (Guy Brogna, Judge) and ZOOM North America (Stephen Marcuccio, Judge);
  • Feature on ReverbNation.com (Lou Plaia, Judge);
  • Feature article in Good Times Magazine (Rich Branciforte, Judge)

Judges are major players in the competition as well, and past years have included some of the music industry’s elite such as ReverbNation.com’s Lou Plaia; All Music Inc.’s Guy Brogna; songwriter Tara Eberle Drouin; producers David Caggiano and Richy Petrello; and label executives Stephen Marcuccio; Jerry Lembo; Linda Ingrisano; and Mark Ambrosino. Judges for this year’s competition are to be announced soon.

The top two performers, as voted on by the judges AND the audience, will move on to the FINAL ROUND on May 4th, where they’ll compete for prizes and recognition that can help boost their music careers. Remember, your votes will count in determining the winner!

Don’t miss your chance to be part of the action as Gold Coast Arts Center, Love Revolution Org, and the Rick Eberle Agency present Round 1 of the 7th Annual “Your Big Break” Talent Competition at 113 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck NY!

For more information on upcoming classes, exhibits, and activities at the Gold Coast Arts Center, visit www.GoldCoastArts.org or call (516) 829-2570