LOADED CONCERTS & JZ MUSIC PRESENTS: Legendary Rockers ZEBRA Celebrate 35th Anniversary of Their Atlantic Records Debut With West Coast Mini Tour Performing It In It’s Entirety

For Their First West Coast Run In Three Decades, The Band Will Rock Dates in CA, NV, and AZ!

 

 

New York, NY (November, 2017) — This February in celebration of the 35th Anniversary of its release, legendary rock band ZEBRA will hit the road on their first West Coast Tour dates in three decades performing their debut self-titled album in its entirety! With all original members: Randy Jackson, Felix Hanneman and Guy Gelso, the band will hit stages from San Diego’s Brick By Brick to BLK Live in Scottsdale, AZ. (Full Tour Dates Below!)

Founded in 1975 in Louisiana, Zebra eventually re-located to New York. Randy Jackson, Felix Hanneman and Guy Gelso toured relentlessly on the east coast before getting signed by Jason Flom at Atlantic Records. In 1983 Zebra’s Atlantic Records Debut Album became the fastest selling debut album in the label’s history, making it a cult classic to legions of fans all over the world.

 

The band started their career by playing covers of Led Zeppelin, The Moody Blues and Rush songs, and it was their early fans’ reaction to their Led Zeppelin renditions that helped convince the band to bring their act to New York. They had introduced their original material into their cover sets years before they were signed to Atlantic Records, including “The La La Song,” “Free” and “Bears” (originally entitled “The Bears are Hibernating”).

 

The band continued to tour throughout the 1980s, but took a temporary break in the early 1990s. Randy Jackson formed his solo band Randy Jackson’s China Rain, and released its only album in the year 1993. Zebra finally reunited in 1997 and released Zebra IV in 2003, their first album of all-new material since 1986. A DVD of live performances, mostly from a show at the House of Blues in New Orleans, was released in the summer of 2007. On July 10, 2010, during their 35th-anniversary performance at New Orleans’ Mahalia Jackson Theater, Zebra was inducted into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. On October 8, 2012, the band was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame.

 

 

35th Anniversary Tour Dates:

 

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD!

 

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Brick By Brick, San Diego, CA

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Friday, February 9th, 2018

Whisky A Go-Go, Hollywood, CA

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Saturday, February 10th, 2018

Count’s Vamp’d, Las Vegas, NV

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Sunday, February 11th, 2018

BLK Live, Scottsdale, AZ

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Zebra Super Fan Meet & Greet Experience For ALL SHOWS (February 8th-11th):

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Includes Photos with Randy, Felix & Guy, Watch Soundcheck, Autographed Commemorative Tour poster, Special Meet & Greet 2018 Tour Laminate, 3 Brought Items Signed, and Zebra T-shirt! 5pm on day of shows!

 

For More on ZEBRA, VISIT: www.TheDoor.com

www.Facebook.com/ZebraRockBand

ZEBRA YouTube Channel

 

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Mark-Newman-1With Halloween upon us, singer/songwriter and guitarist Mark Newman is giving his fans something to howl about with his latest single “LYCANTHROPY” OUT TODAY!

The ancient term “Lycanthropy” is defined as the supernatural transformation of a person into a wolf, as recounted in folk tales. In the lyrics of Newman’s newest release a man, believing he turns into a werewolf, pleads his case that lycanthropy is a disease, not a crime!

 

“Doctor doctor please
Cure the beast in me
You can feel my power
In the midnight hour”

*For Press Only* LISTEN: Mark Newman’s “LYCANTHROPY” via SoundCloud

Although Newman has played a ton of exciting solo and full-band showcases–notably NYC’s B.B. King’s for the Delbert McClinton Birthday Show, The Paramount in Huntington opening for The Doobie Brothers, The Space at Westbury opening for the one and only Don Felder and David Bromberg on separate occasions, The Blue Note in Tokyo, Japan, and NYC’s Legendary Bitter End–he has also worked as sideman to so many soul, blues, and rock greats of our time like John Oates (Hall and Oates), Jim McCarty (The Yardbirds), Willy DeVille (Mink DeVille), Sam The Sham, Bobby Whitlock (Derek and the Dominos) and Sam Moore (Sam & Dave)!

A New York native, Newman’s musical prowess has taken him around the world several times over, playing with an eclectic mix of noted musical talents from Sting to Elvis Costello, and Travis Tritt as well as his own solo work. A multi stringsman, Mark has mastered electric/acoustic/lap steel guitar as well as the mandolin and dobro, and with a voice reminiscent of many rock and blues men before him- it has the familiarity of an old friend yet the power and soul of many of today’s rock, soul, folk and R&B icons. For over five years, Newman and fellow songwriter Naomi Margolin have run the “Music From the Hive” Singer/Songwriter Series, and for the past two years- “The Original Music Series” for bands, in an attempt to keep original music alive on Long Island. Newman also records and produces local artists in the Long Island/NYC area.

“Walls of Jericho,” which was released in 2010, is filled with intricate guitar work and mixed with a plethora of sounds from hard rock to a lighter more Dylanesque folk tinge, but this style comes even more to the forefront on 2015’s “Brussels” out now on Danal Music and available via iTunes and CD Baby. The live acoustic-driven EP packs a bluesy punch reminiscent of Clapton’s “Unplugged” album through both the guitar work and raw vocal power. On the first track “Mean Season (Lucille, Lucille)”, Newman bellows “I waited til’ dawn, see if the sun will shine when you’re gone // You turn away, I just can’t stay where I don’t belong” and like many early bluesmen before him, you can hear the soulful longing and strife in his voice. With the brilliant slide-guitar work in “Dead Man’s Shoes” we’re easily transported in our minds to the West in the era of outlaws and cowboy boots, and in “Must Be A Pony” reminded about the power of a child’s enthusiasm and the efforts not to lose it as time goes by.

With November 2016’s “Scapegoat” bringing Newman’s full-scale musicianship into the forefront as not only a brilliant slide-guitarist, but a gifted lyricist as well, the 2017 politically charged release “When I Aim My Gun” takes a lyrical journey that showcases Newman’s writing. “Maybe it’s a chip on his shoulder, or a feeling of neglect // Maybe it’s a need to get even, or a need for some respect // Honing his skills shooting everything in sight, no target too big or small // Now there’s a need to make things right in his world, once and for all. He’ll answer the call” he sings, invoking the power of some of some of America’s greatest story-songwriters, continuing with a powerful refrain “when evil’s in sight, turn wrong into right, when I aim my gun // I’ll take up the fight, I’ll be your white knight, when I aim my gun”.

Having recently opened for former Jerry Garcia Band member Melvin Seals at NYC’s B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, Newman’s stage-presence only seems to keep shining brighter. And with “LYCANTHROPY”, it is yet another reminder of his incredible talents as an all-around musician and humorously creative lyricist, but you can check it out for yourself at the links below!

To Purchase Mark Newman’s “LYCANTHROPY” via CDBaby.com, VISIT: http://bit.ly/2x8juvB

For More on Mark Newman, VISIT:
http://www.marknewman.us/

Facebook.com/MarkNewmanMusic

Purchase “Brussels” via iTunes HERE:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/brussells-ep/id978060700
or
via CD Baby HERE:
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/marknewman3

Phil Varca & The SlamJammers Release New Songs, Sign With New Agency

Together for Nearly Three Decades, The Band Recently Released Two New Songs and Are Getting Ready For New Shows Through The Wing Agency

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Having recently announced that they’ve joined The Wing Agency stable of performing artists, and as they continue to bring their raw, guitar-driven tunes to both suspecting and unsuspecting audiences – winning over crowds with their energy and BIG sound, Phil Varca & The SlamJammers recently released TWO new songs! The gritty blues-rockin’ “Cash” and the more smooth funky grooves of “Don’t Push Me” are becoming crowd favorites and have rocked the masses earlier this Summer from the legendary Jones Beach Bandshell stage to B.B. Kings in NYC!

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, Indigenous, 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. These tunes 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

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 the rest of 2017 and 2018.

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.

With the release of both “Cash” and “Don’t Push Me” Phil Varca & The SlamJammers are ready to continue doing what they do best, and with new show dates soon to be announced – stay tuned for more new music on the horizon!

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

OR

FACEBOOK – Phil Varca & The SlamJammers

Phil Varca & The SlamJammers on SoundCloud

Chris Roach From CBS’s “Kevin Can Wait” Stars in New Web Series “The Hacks of Life” With Famed Consumer Correspondent Janice Lieberman


Recently making his return at “Mott” in Season 2 of CBS’s “Kevin Can Wait” opposite Kevin James and with his Beach Boys parody video “RONKOKOMO” going viral and racking up thousands of views, Comic/Actor/Writer Chris Roach is now turning his comedic talents towards the ever popular trend of life-hacks!

Starring in a new web series “The Hacks of Life” hosted by former TODAY Show consumer correspondent Janice Lieberman, Roach tries his hand at “finding creative solutions to everyday problems” without quite following the rules. Swapping wine for beer, he turns her simple hacks for keeping a colder drink into an entertaining fiasco. New episodes of the show will appear monthly on Lieberman’s Fan Page HERE.

MORE ABOUT CHRIS ROACH:

Christopher Brian Roach is a Ronkonkoma, NY native who has also appeared in film and television from Comedy Central to The Michael J. Fox Show, Limitless, The Onion Sports Network,  and had a recurring role as Rodney the loveable mental patient on ABC’s One Life to Live. He regularly performs stand-up at some of the biggest and best known stages in the tri-state area and throughout the U.S. such as The Borgata in Atlantic City, Gotham Comedy Club in New York City, Governor’s Comedy Clubs on Long Island, and many more. Recently he’s even hit the road opening for “Kevin Can Wait” co-star Kevin James on tour!

Other recent interviews include United Stations Radio, SiriusXM with Jim Breuer and his fellow castmates, The Anthony Cumia Show discussing his former NYPD career, with Jeffrey Gurian on how KCW came about, The Laugh Button where he talked about everything from his love for hockey to the trials and tribulations of being 6’6, WTNH’s “CT Style” explaining how he got his big break, on his comedy writing with ABC Tampa Bay’s “Morning Blend”, and hamming it up on the jumbotron at a recent NY Rangers game at Madison Square Garden; Roach has been on roll bringing side-splitting comedy to the masses. A lifelong hockey fan, Roach hosts “Not Another Puckin’ Podcast: Comedians on Hockey” with fellow comics John Trueson, Lori Palminteri, Rob Colletti, and Anthony DiDomenico. He even chatted it up with Katie Couric and fellow Long Islander Billy Joel at the Piano Man’s recent Madison Square Garden performance!

Chris enjoys coaching youth hockey as well as spending time with family and friends. A big believer in giving back, he often spends time doing charity events and sharing his comedy. For the past several years, he’s worked with Angela Gulizio of G & G Talent Management.

For More on Chris Roach, VISIT: www.ChrisRoachComedy.com

OR

Facebook.com/ChrisRoachComedy

Twitter: @RoachComic

Instagram.com/RoachComic

Chris Roach YouTube Channel

For Press Inquiries, Contact: Rick@RickEberleAgency.com

Kidz Entertainment Inc. Continues to Bring New and Exciting Concepts to Children of All Ages with New Products, Apps, and More!

image1-1As the Fall season has begun Long Island NY based toy manufacturer Kidz Entertainment Inc. is gearing up for another great holiday season with new products and events! Having already had their products featured in the 2017 Golden Globes gift suite along with the the 2017 Oscars WOW Creations Gift Lounge, the company will be setting up a runway photoshoot at Toddlewood Studios (Baldwin, NY) on Sunday, October 22nd to display their many products from their 3-in-1 Cuddly Fun® Muff/Handbag/Plush line to their Kidz T’z t-shirt and backpack line and more, along with donating once again to the 5th Annual Baldwin Halloween Fest on Saturday, October 28th at Milburn Park alongside Assemblyman Brian Curran!

With a great line of fun and interesting products, Kidz Entertainment Inc. has everything from novelty picture books to gifts that combine the worlds of children, animals and music with color and excitement! Producing specialty toys that are educational, musical, interactive, and entertaining all bundled into one adventure, the company helps to reach children on many sensory levels. With the ever changing world of technology, Kidz Ent. recently moved into the digital age, morphing their popular Show Dog Children’s Picture Book into a brand new App turning it into 18 separate fun and interactive puzzles, available on Google Play for IOS and Android as well as iTunes Connect! They also offer other picture books containing bright and beautiful illustrations which entertain the imagination. The factual information adds an educational dimension – while music sheets with an award winning CD attached to the back covers create a musical and interactive facet to these works. Combined with companion coloring books, your choice of a 49 piece Animal Rescue puzzle (which creates a fun atmosphere for your young puzzler) or your choice of a beautifully made muff/handbag/plush animal from the “3-In-1 Cuddly Fun®”  line, allows you to create your own picture book packages that are perfect for the whole school year!

Additionally, with 10 new designs for their Kidz T’z line, you can color and create your very own t-shirt! Kids can wear their design proudly then wash it and create a new one!! The included Washable Markers allow this adorable t-shirt to be colored over and over again. A great activity with many designs that cater to children 4 and up, it gives your child the opportunity to wear his/her own customized shirt. Collect all designs along with a set of 6 washable markers included, which makes a great arts & crafts project! Kidz Entertainment founder Diane Baumann also brings her books and items to schools for Author Visits as well as visits with the special needs children. She recently donated 61 of her Show Cat Picture Books to the Fond du Lac Ojibwe School so all children ages 5-7 could have their very own.

In the coming year, a brand new book “Little Shop of Wonders” will be available from the company as well. Baumann also wrote the title track to the documentary “Little Shop of Wonders” which premiered in the Long Island International Film Expo.

With two great upcoming events including a full photo shoot of their product line at Toddlewood Studios Sunday, October 22nd and toy donations at the 5th Annual Baldwin Halloween Fest on Saturday, October 28th along with continued promotion through Zulily and their brand new Show Dog Puzzle app – keep an eye out for what’s to come from Kidz Entertainment Inc!

For more information on Kidz Entertainment Inc, Please Visit: www.KidzEntertainmentInc.com

OR

Facebook.com/KidsEntertainmentInc

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MORE ABOUT KIDZ ENTERTAINMENT INC:

Kidz Entertainment Inc creates quality products, very cleverly packaged, to give your child an educational, musical, entertaining and interactive experience bundled into one adventure!!! These unique products combine the worlds of children, animals and music with color and excitement and reach children on many sensory levels. You can find several great new reviews of the products on the heavily trafficked CatWisdom101.com, NyMomsWorld.com and MyPawsitivelyPets.com.

The Long Island based company, which has received favorable media coverage in print outlets like the Long Island Press, Newsday’s Kidsday and on the cover of The Pennysaver Town Crier has additionally made generous donations of the company’s products to Toys of Hope, Rise toGrace, the children of Haiti and the children’s library in San Pedro, Belize, in the past as well. The company was also involved with sold out stints at the Westminster Dog Show and the LI Pet Expo. Founder Diane Baumann was on hand at The Renaissance Charter School in Flushing for a screening of the film “The Little Shop of Wonders”, by Snowflake Video Productions for which she wrote the title track – as part of the The Queens World Film Festival. They have also given a special donation to Long Beach children from West School Elementary at Lindell Elementary School, to assist in bringing smiles and enjoyment to some of the children who are still being affected by the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. All products are available for purchase at their website www.KidzEntertainmentInc.com.

Having received a number of awards and accolades, Kidz Entertainment has been featured on Madhouse TV as well as Verizon Fios1 TV’s “My Long Island”showcasing some of the great products offered as well as Diane Baumann’s exceptional talents as an author. Baumann has even been nominated “Best of Long Island” by the Long Island Press and Bethpage Federal Credit Union for Best Author: Arts & Entertainment Category, and has received several awards from the Songwriters Guild of America and the Long Island Distinctive Authors Reception. In October, 2016 the company became part of the Zulily family (parent company is QVC), and in 2017 their 3-in-1 Cuddly Fun gained more exposure at the Golden Globes Awards Ceremony and the OSCARS in Los Angeles. Kidz Entertainment, Inc. is a NYS Certified Woman Owned Business.

Canadian Hard-Rocker Ian K Hitting the Road on First U.S. Tour This October

Ian Kian-and-adam is one of those rare modern rock artists that brings something unique to the world of rock music in the current age. Throughout his career, he has played on some of the biggest stages to be found anywhere, and has had the good fortune to play alongside some of the big names in music in Canada, including members of Our Lady Peace, Platinum Blonde, Honeymoon Suite, Von Groove, and even Jake E. Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel. He has even sang on unreleased tracks with Slash and Velvet Revolver. And as he hits the road for his first U.S. Tour, you can check him out in the coming weeks from MI to NY!

In February of 2015 Ian’s music made it’s way onto the new music charts when his first radio release ‘Linger’ broke the National Radio Airplay Top 50 Rock chart as measured by Digital Radio Tracker. In November of 2016, his single ‘Your Hero’ broke onto the Euro Indie Music charts at position 95, moved it’s way up to position 18, and currently resides at 19 on the charts.

Ian and his band prove to be one of the best new rock bands that consistently deliver on putting out quality new music, and a high energy live show. He has always stayed true to his time proven roots of straight ahead rock and roll music, combining the use of huge guitar sounds, pounding drums, symphonic layers, and memorable melodies, to help create songs that are catchy and feel good, and that stick in your head. It’s like ‘new classic rock’ or ‘classic rock with a brand new edge’! Either way, you’ll be singing his songs for days to come.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

Monday, 10/16 @ Kelly’s Bar, Hamtramck, MI

Wednesday, 10/18 @ Underground Lounge, Chicago, IL

Monday, 10/23 @ The Fire, Philadelphia, PA

Wednesday, 10/25 @ WEFM Radio Boston, Brighton, MA

Friday, 10/27 @ The Backstage Pass, Ronkonkoma, NY

Saturday, 10/28 @ The Lounge at The Space at Westbury Theater, Westbury, NY

Sunday, 10/29 @ Pianos, New York, NY

Official Website: www.ian-k.com
www.patreon.com/musicbyiank
www.facebook.com/musicbyiank

For Press Inquiries, Contact: Rick@RickEberleAgency.com

Singer/Songwriter Ali B Releases Newest Single “Strangers In Love”

With Powerfully Soothing Vocals, The Hypnotic Dance Track Reminiscent of Today’s Biggest EDM Stars From Avicii to David Guetta Brings the Rising Star to New Heights

 

 

October, 2017 (Long Island, NY) – With an incredible year having graced stages big and small from New York City to Long Island, performing “God Bless America” for Mets fans at Citi Field, and releasing her single and video “Kiss Me Goodbye” – Singer/Songwriter Alison Berke a.k.a. “Ali B” is back with “Strangers In Love”! Working once again with The Loft Sound Studio producers Donnie Klang and Matthew Laporte, their latest EDM-pop collaboration pairs intimately emotional lyrics with stellar music production.

 

“Ali B’s vocals shine the brightest on this single…the synthesizers and vocals unite to make something special, showcasing her considerable range” – NeuFutur Magazine

 

From the subtle instrumental tones and vocal layering that truly bring out her undoubtedly stellar range as well as songwriting ability, “Strangers In Love” is a passionate ballad of longing and devotion. And with the accompanying music video set to be released in the coming weeks, it’s sure to bring a powerful visual component to the deeply inspired track.

 

 

LISTEN: Ali B “Strangers In Love” via Spotify

 

Alison Berke grew up in the bustling concrete jungle of New York City, known for its thriving music community and inspiring so many young talents of today. Later moving to Long Island, she used that inspiration – turning it towards her love for music and already thriving vocal ability.

 

Inspired by some of today’s biggest pop music sensations from Selena Gomez to Ariana Grande, she began performing cover songs and later writing her own original music with the help of Klang from MTV’s “Making The Band 4” and Artist / Engineer LaPorte.

 

Noting some of her favorite experiences on her musical journey thus far, Berke says “Every new experience is my favorite, and all of the steps in this journey mean I’m one step closer to reaching my goals”.

 

Having already gained so much success on her road to continued music development as an artist, songwriter, and performer – Ali advises other young talents like herself to strive for greatness, saying they should never give up, and adding “nothing is impossible, if you find something you love go out there and give it all you got!”.

 

With an inspired devotion to her craft and incredibly talented production team, it seems only the sky’s the limit for the young star. And with “Strangers In Love” available now along with the soon-to-be-released music video, there’s plenty more to come!

 

To Purchase Ali B’s Newest Single “Strangers In Love” via iTunes, VISIT: http://apple.co/2xj4KZZ

WATCH: Ali B “Kiss Me Goodbye” Official Music Video

 

For More Information on Ali B, VISIT: www.AlisonBerkeMusic.com

Facebook.com/AlisonBerkeMusic

Instagram: @AlisonBerke

Twitter: @Alison_Berke

Ali B’s YouTube Channel

 

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