Ron Louis Smith II “The Prince of Sunshine Royalty” Is Back with New Single “SUNSHINE LOVE”

Ron Louis Smith II

“The Prince of Sunshine Royalty”

Is Back with New Single

“SUNSHINE LOVE”

 

Son and Nephew of Famed Original KC and the Sunshine Band Members, Songwriters, and Producers for the likes of Bob Marley & the Wailers, Herman Kelly & Life and More Continuing to Build the Family Legacy

 

 

Miami, FL (July, 2017) — The heir to a rich musical family legacy steeped in everything from Disco to Funk, Reggae to Soul and much more- producer/arranger/singer/songwriter Ron Louis Smith II is back with his brand new single “Sunshine Love” along with the soon-to-be-released “Shift It Higher”!

 

WATCH: “Sunshine Love” Lyric Video

 

As pioneers in the Disco scene from the early 1970s through the mid 80s, KC and the Sunshine Band ruled the airwaves with hits like “That’s The Way (I Like It)”, “Get Down Tonight”, “Boogie Shoes” and so many more, inspiring a dance revolution and becoming the first group to have four number one pop songs in a single year since The Beatles.

 

Today, carrying that groove and spirit forward for the Millennial Generation is Ron Louis Smith II, 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 hits such as Bob Marley’s “Buffalo Soldier”, records like Jimmy Bo Horne’s “Dance Across the Floor” and Betty Wright’s “Explosion”.

 

Smith II is continuing his family’s legacy with a new commercial Funky/pop/rock project called “Part 2”. Having 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 to name a few…Ron Louis Smith II is Dance Music.

 

 

The first single off the Project is called “Sunshine Love” a high energy fun loving single that opens the door to the new era of the world famous Miami Sunshine Sound.

 

“You know this loving is so hard to find. You know this loving is so good, it’s going in your heart”

 

With the perfect upbeat summer hit, “Sunshine Love” bridges the gap and mixes the old school sound fans grew to love with KCSB while bringing fun, funky, horn-laced arrangements. The hot dance track even mixes hints of the new school reminiscent of bands such as Maroon 5 and artists like Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson!

 

And with with the forthcoming “Shift It Higher”, it seems Ron Louis Smith II is getting into gear once again, continuing to keep the family name as prominent as ever in today’s music scene!

 

LISTEN: “Sunshine Love” via Spotify

LISTEN: “Sunshine Love” (The Remixes) via Spotify

 

For More on Ron Louis Smith II, Visit:

www.Facebook.com/RONLSHOUSE

www.twitter.com/RONLSHOUSE

www.soundcloud.com/sunpirerecords

www.soundcloud.com/ronls

 

For Press Inquiries, CONTACT: Rick [AT] RickEberleagency.com

Brooke Moriber Releases New EP “HERE AND GONE”

Having Dropped the Single “99 Days of Rain” Just Last Month,

the Multi-Talented Singer/Songwriter/Broadway & TV Actress

Debut’s More Tracks Written and Recorded In The Heart of Nashville

With the Summer in full swing, and having just released the single “99 Days of Rain” (which she recently performed LIVE at The Orchard NYC) singer/songwriter Brooke Moriber’s newest EP “Here and Gone” is finally HERE!

Having had an incredible past few months which kicked off with her release of “For The Gold” ft. the Disney Channel and America’s Got Talent Hip Hop sensation Sky Katz on St. Patrick’s Day and “99 Days of Rain” (which was Recorded in Nashville and co-written with hit songwriters Brian Desveaux and Bill DiLuigi) – “Here and Gone” showcases not only Moriber’s powerful voice and incredible tone, but her gifted songwriting ability with deeper lyrical content and impassioned storytelling. Other co-writes on the album also include two-time Grammy Nominee Burton Collins- whose written with such noted artists as Celine Dion, Reba McEntire, and Lee Ann Womack.

“I have been spending a lot of time in Nashville these days writing and recording. The legendary Fred Mollin produced this EP for me. He has recorded my idol Linda Ronstadt and has helped to mold me as an artist. The sound is much more “Americana” than the pop tracks I have written in the past. ” – Brooke Moriber

(From Top Left): Brooke Moriber’s “99 Days of Rain Single, Video Shoot, and at the 2017 SOHO International Film Festival Promoting Her New Film “Off Track Betty”

A native New Yorker, Moriber has been critically acclaimed for her “clarion voice” by the Associated Press and songs that are “destined for high rotation”. Her distinctive sound ranges in influences from Linda Ronstadt to Amy Lee.

Brooke’s unique career started on the Broadway stage where she earned a reputation for her powerhouse vocals and has received special mention by the New York Times for her acting abilities.

Since the age of fifteen, Brooke has been writing and licensing her own original pop/country/rock music to network television and several soundtracks. Brooke’s remarkable ability to juggle her career as a recording artist and an actor has found her sharing the stage and screen with such performers as The Gin Blossoms, Cindy Lauper, Alan Cumming, Lily Taylor and Kristin Johnston.

Released through the Sony distribution company The Orchard, “Here and Gone” is now available for purchase and streaming!

To Check Out “Here and Gone” via Spotify, Go To:

http://spoti.fi/2tJ6Z6H

To Purchase “Here and Gone” via iTunes, Visit:

http://apple.co/2sQJg1l

For More Information on Brooke, Go To:

www.BrookeMoriber.com

Check Out Brooke Moriber on Spotify HERE

Facebook.com/BrookeMoriber

Twitter.com/BrookeMoriber

Instagram.com/BrookeMoriber

For Press Inquiries, CONTACT: Rick@RickEberleAgency.com

Terence Trend Presents: Rock the Boat 2017 Friday, July 21st

An All Star Tribute to The Legends of Rock N Roll

Brought to You By 94.3 THE SHARK, DAZE SMOKE SHOP, WYLD CHYLD TATTOO, OLIFANT VODKA, and HEINEKEN BEER

 

 

July, 2017 (Freeport, NY) — On Friday, July 21st Terence Trend, 94.3 The Shark, DAZE Smoke Shop, Wyld Chyld Tattoo, Olifant Vodka, and Heineken Beer present Rock the Boat 2017! SCHISM (A Tribute to Tool), SIN (Nine Inch Nails Tribute), Rico and the Rebels, and DJ Siren will bring their music to the sea aboard the Captain Lou Fleet (28 Woodcleft Ave, Freeport, NY 11520) RAIN OR SHINE with the boat departing at 7PM!

 

GIVEAWAYS BY DAZE SMOKE SHOP & WYLD CHYLD TATTOO

 

Food catered by HALFWAY DOWN BEACH BAR

COMPLIMENTARY MONSTER BEVERAGES

 

 

TICKETS AVAILABLE

WYLD CHYLD TATTOO: 1708 Sunrise Hwy, Merrick, NY 11566

 

DAZE SMOKE SHOP: 574 SUNRISE HWY. BALDWIN, NY 11510.

 

HALFWAY DOWN: 153 Woodcleft Ave, Freeport, NY 11520

 

AFTER PARTY AT HALFWAY DOWN

(153 Woodcleft Ave, Freeport, NY 11520)

 

TO PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE, VISIT:

http://bit.ly/2u11uRC

 

For More Information on Terence Trend’s Upcoming Events, Visit:

www.TerenceTrend.com

 

For Press Inquiries, CONTACT: Rick@RickeberleAgency.com

ACTRESS, SINGER/SONGWRITER RAFFAELA CAPP TO STAR IN HIGH SCHOOL BULLY DRAMEDY “REACH”

The Talented Young Star Plays Female Lead Role in New Film With In-Depth Focus Around The Lives of Bullies And How Kindness Can Change Lives

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 Following the release of her single and music video “Hurricane”, it was recently announced that Actress and Singer/Songwriter RAFFAELA will star in new film “REACH” with Garrett Clayton (Disney’s Beach Movie, Hairspray Live!) and Joey Bragg (Liv and Maddie) and from production companies Cappricielli Productions and Autumn Bailey Entertainment, written by Grant Harling, Johnny James Fiore, and Maria Capp! Her newest song “I Love Me” will also be featured and released simultaneously with the film’s release. “Compass” by hit Disney boy-band Forever In Your Mind will also be featured in the film.

RAFFAELA has been hitting the ground running. Currently co-writing her EP with Sony/ATV writers and producers The Vanderveers, some past credits include the music video for her hit “So What?” being a finalist for Best Music Video at the International Family Film Festival. It won Best Song in a Music Video at the Hollywood & Vine Film Festival, and was a select entry at the the Dances With Films Festival, and Rahway International Film Festival.

Her other recent acting credits include The Bandit Hound (starring Judd Nelson, Cathryn Bell, Lou Ferrigno), and Taking a Chance on Love, which she wrote herself. It was nominated for Best Short Film at Dances With Kidz and received honorary mention at the Hollywood & Vine Film Festival.

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Joey Bragg, Raffaela Capp, Garrett Clayton, Jordan Doww, Steven Thomas Capp In New Film REACH, Out This Summer

The film centers on a socially awkward genius (Garrett Clayton – “Teen Beach Movie”) who divulges to a pro-suicide support group that he plans to kill himself after being constantly picked on by a former childhood friend and school bully (Jordan Doww – “Hollyweird”) and his widowed father (Bojesse Christopher – “Point Break”).

When the new quirky kid, Clarence (Johnny James Fiore – Co-writer/Associate Producer) in school befriends him, his plans are sidetracked. The pic offers a window into the private lives of bullies and their targets and shows how the power of one small gesture can change the course of one’s life.

RAFFAELA’s “I Love Me” is a fitting song for the new film, as its lyrics deal with self-confidence and empowerment, two issues that are a huge focus in the dramedy.

Being a part of such a powerful film with an outspoken message, along with her continued music success….RAFFAELA is certainly a rising star with a bright future.

For More Information on RAFFAELA, Visit:

www.RaffaelaCapp.com

OR

Facebook.com/RaffaelaCapp

Twitter: @el_la_bel_la

Instagram.com/el_la_bel_la_

IMDB – Raffaela

Talent Agent – The Savage Agency

For More on Her Upcoming Film REACH, Visit:

www.TheMovieReach.com

OR

Facebook.com/ReachtheMovie

Twitter: @ReachtheMovie

Instagram.com/ReachtheMovie

For Press Inquiries, CONTACT: Rick@RickEberle.com

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Bringing A Hip New Feel to Cabaret – Porter Carroll Jr. Comes to NYC’s Feinstein’s/54 Below Saturday, July 8th

Bringing A Hip New Feel to Cabaret –  Porter Carroll Jr. Comes to NYC’s Feinstein’s/54 Below Saturday, July 8th

Called “A Bold and Daring Nightclub Act for the Modern World” (Huffington Post), Atlantic Starr Founder and Rhythm & Blues Hit Machine Brings “The Evolution of Cabaret” to Feinstein’s Debut

June, 2017 (New York, NY) – On Saturday, July 8th at 7:00PM singer, songwriter, drummer, and percussionist Porter Carroll, Jr.–who is currently performing world wide in his brand new roll with the number one selling duo in music history Hall & Oates–will be bringing “The Evolution of Cabaret” together with (Wali Muhammad (Musical Director), David Livolsi, Danny Obadia and Erik Perez) to Feinstein’s/54 Below at 254 W 54TH ST. CELLAR, NYC! This extraordinary night will feature a collection of incredible music, running the gamut from R&B and improvisational Jazz to Soul, Funk, Blues, Rock n’ Roll and MORE- putting a new and exciting spin on popular classics never before seen on the Jazz and Cabaret circuit.

As drummer and one of four singers with hit R&B group Atlantic Starr, Porter Carroll Jr. helped make the hits that made the group and its amazing vocals, tight production and energetic stage performances famous worldwide. Porter performed with his childhood friends and family until the mid eighties, contributing to such popular tunes as “Circles”, “When Love Calls”, “Send for Me”, “Am I Dreaming”, “Let’s Get Closer”, “Touch a Four Leaf Clover” and more. Most recently the band was honored with a street re -naming ceremony in his hometown town of Greenburgh, NY with christening of the brand new “Atlantic Starr Way”.

From Top to bottom : “Atlantic Starr Way”; Porter Carroll Jr. With Members of Atlantic Starr; With Darius Rucker and Daryl Hall; With John Oates

Porter branched out on his own in the mid-1980s  as a singer/songwriter. He produced a critically acclaimed album, Porter Carroll II, for Island Records, that set produced theme songs for Video Vibrations and Midnight Love on the BET cable TV network. Other credits include background vocalist for chart-topping recording artists Shania Twain, Spyro Gyra, Melba Moore, Donny Osmond and Michael Bolton. He also composed music for Luther Vandross, The Temptations, Denise Williams, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Jane Fonda. Composing for Jazz greats, Bob James, Grover Washington, Will Downing, Marion Meadows and Bob Baldwin among others. Porter’s vocals have also enriched Levar Burton’s hit children’s television show Reading Rainbow.

Having joined Daryl Hall and John Oates, he is currently a regular on the MTV Live channel and Webby Award winning internet smash, Live From Daryl’s House.

Now, with his new show putting his own unique spin on popular classics not yet seen on the jazz club and cabaret circuit-join Porter Carroll, Jr. Saturday, July 8th at Feinstein’s/54 Below! “ A must see show” Doug Glanville, NY Times.

For More Info and Tickets ($35-$80 cover charge and $25 food and beverage minimum), VISIT:

https://54below.com/events/porter-carroll-jr/

For More Information on Porter Carroll Jr., Go To:

Facebook.com/PorterCarrollJr

For Press Inquiries, CONTACT: Rick [AT] RickEberle.com

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Third Annual Coltrane Day Music Festival: Music Workshops & Community Jams From Ages 14+ Saturday, July 22nd

Coltrane Day Music Festival  at Heckscher Park, Huntington Village Will Bring Teens and Adults Together with 12 Incredible Workshops from Music Improvisation to Rap/Hip-Hop

On Saturday, July 22rd 2:00PM – 10:30 PM, The Coltrane Home in Dix Hills in conjunction with the Town of Huntington Summer Arts Festival and the Huntington Arts Council will be staging an all-day, affordable, family-friendly festival of live music and music workshops in beautiful Heckscher Park, Huntington Village. “Building Community through Music” and “The Creative Force” are this year’s themes as the event celebrates the legacies of music giants John and Alice Coltrane, who lived in Dix Hills.

The Festival will host workshops, master-classes, community jams and live performances for all ages and levels.  World-class LIVE music performances, including jazz, funk, blues, hip-hop, gospel, electronic music and jamband will be featured, with top local music talent on display. Headliners include Charles Neville (Neville Brothers) and sax phenom Kenny Garrett. Local arts and food are included along with many opportunities for young musicians to play with professionals. Special this year, electric bass giant, Matt Garrison, will lead a master class workshop for aspiring bassists. Matt Garrison is also one of the headliners of the day’s music lineup.

The workshops and community jams, huge successes at the inaugural 2015 and 2016 festivals, are sure to be highpoints once again as musicians, young and old get to sit in with peers and professionals in a supportive environment. Workshops for a wide range of ages and skills will be available, including jazz, funk, blues, hip-hop, electronic music, voice, songwriting, percussion, music improvisation, and more. The Community Jam – enormously popular in the last two years at the festival – is coming back once again in jazz and funk. Coaches will also be available offering one-on-one assistance to aspiring musicians. Additional information will be announced in the coming weeks and pre-registration for workshops is strongly encouraged. (Registration Links Below!) Workshops run from 12noon to 2PM.

All workshops approximately 45 minutes in length. Preregistration required for workshops with size limits. Workshop Times & Leaders TBA.

$5 donation requested for workshops.

Workshops will be held between 12:00pm and 2:00pm

Ages: 14+ (registration recommended but not required)

Click Here To Register.

Coltrane Day 2017 is proud to be a part of the Huntington Summer Arts Festival’s Week of Jazz!

www.thecoltranehome.org     
www.facebook.com/coltranehome

For More Information, Contact:

Rick@RickEberle.com

Ron Stein

rstein@thecoltranehome.org

631 223-1361

516 635-9719 (cell)

More About The Coltrane Home:

A little over fifty years ago, Coltrane’s opus work, “A Love Supreme”, considered by many music enthusiasts and jazz critics to be among the most influential pieces of music of the 20th century, was composed at their Dix Hills home. The Coltranes moved into the Home in 1964. (After John’s passing in 1967, Alice sold the Home in 1973 and moved to Los Angeles.) The Home was slated for demolition until jazz enthusiast and Dix Hills resident Steven Fulgoni helped publicize the significance of the property. In 2004 an outpouring of support from around the world, including letters from Michael Brecker, Herbie Hancock, and many others persuaded the Town of Huntington to purchase the property and convert the site into a park. The Home was placed in the hands of “The Friends of the Coltrane Home in Dix Hills” – aka “The Coltrane Home in Dix Hills”.

According to Friends of the Coltrane Home President Ron Stein, saving and restoring the Home is the right thing to do. “John Coltrane is revered as a music god across all music genres, generations and around the globe. It’s as if Beethoven had composed his Ninth Symphony right here on Long Island. People around the world will recognize Dix Hills, Huntington and Long Island as the Home of John Coltrane. This place is a Long Island gem.” Continues Stein, “His legacy is more than his music. His desire to use music as a force for good, his embracing of diversity, his kindness, and his work ethic and commitment to excellence set an inspirational model for all of us.”

The Home is also a national gem. In 2011, the National Trust for Historic Preservation designated the Home as one of the “Eleven-most Endangered Properties” in the United States, a designation only given to properties deemed to have critical cultural importance. Since that time, the “Friends” have made many improvements to stabilize and repair the Home, but much more needs to be done. The Coltrane Day Event will provide an opportunity for the Home to announce a major capital campaign to create a Cultural Center on the beautiful site.

The dual mission. The Coltrane Home has a dual mission: a) restore the Dix Hills Home and create a state-of-the art museum and inspirational learning and cultural center at the site, along with a beautiful park environment, and b) develop its Legacy Education Project to help encourage young people to engage in the creative music making process, and improve communication and life skills. The theme of the program is “Music for Life”.

2017 also marks the 52nd anniversary of the Town of Huntington and the Huntington Arts Council’s Summer Arts Festival, and is testament to the importance of Huntington’s commitment to arts and music.  The Huntington Arts Council is assisting The Coltrane Home in Dix Hills to present the Music Festival. The day’s program is also partially funded by a Suffolk County Community Arts grant from the Department of Economic Development and Planning.

The Coltrane Home in Dix Hills hopes to attract all members of the Long Island community and beyond to this event. As Alice Coltrane has intimated in the past, this is about bringing everyone together to make, and enjoy music.

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Phil Varca & The SlamJammers Bring Their Passionate Rockin’ Blues To Stages Across NY And Beyond

Phil Varca & The SlamJammers  Bring Their Passionate Rockin’ Blues  To Stages Across NY And Beyond

Together for Nearly Three Decades, The Band Has Brought Their Raw, Guitar-Driven Grooves to Both Suspecting and Unsuspecting Audiences Winning Over Crowds with Their Energy and BIG Sound

June, 2017 (Long Island, NY) — This Summer, audiences across New York will be treated to the thunderously soulful, dynamic, and gut-busting blues rock of Phil Varca & The SlamJammers as they power through almost thirty years of bringing music to the masses! Soon, the rest of the Northeast will have their opportunity to be “Jammerized”!!  The band are excited to announce they have joined The Wing Agency stable of performing artists. 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. Their services include: Booking touring acts for major music venues, nightclubs, and corporate events. The Wing Agency maintains a professional and referral relationship with numerous artists and venues throughout the northeast U.S.

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

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.

So to catch the band doing what they do best, make sure to check their website for live show dates, and stay tuned for 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

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