Iconic Rock & Roll Photographer Mick Rock, Known as “The Man Who Shot the Seventies” Holding Gallery Show At The Jewelry Studio in Plainview October 20th-21st

The “Mick Rock Iconic Gallery Show” Will Feature Some of the Photographers Best Works For Sale Along with Custom Jewelry Art By Studio Founder And Artist Robert Pepkin

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This October, one of the world’s most influential Rock n’ Roll photographers who was instrumental in creating some of the most widely known iconic images in rock history, Mick Rock, will join forces with highly respected jewelry artist Robert Pepkin for a unique retrospective on Rock’s astounding career. The Mick Rock Iconic Gallery Show will be held Saturday, October 20th (6-10PM) through Sunday, October 21st (1-6PM) at The Jewelry Studio (1107 Old Country Rd, Plainview, NY 11803)!

This unique gallery experience is set to include a collection of limited edition photographic pieces–on sale to the public–with wearable jewelry art designed by Pepkin and Rock, book signings, meet-and-greet red carpet opportunities, and more. With exhibits ranging from classic portrait pieces of LI natives like Joan Jett and Lou Reed to Mick Rock’s quintessential album covers from the late 60’s through today including Lou Reed’s “Transformer”, Iggy Pop’s “Raw Power”, The Ramones “End of the Century”, and works from his incredible creative partnership with David Bowie – attendee’s can view and purchase copies of some of the most legendary images in music history. And with the upcoming release of Queen’s biopic Bohemian Rhapsody in theatres this November, the collection will include some of Mick’s timeless works with the band including their “Queen II” and “Sheer Heart Attack” album covers! The Gallery Show is set to run through January.

More About Mick Rock:

Legendary rock photographer Mick Rock is often referred to as ‘The Man Who Shot the Seventies’, for his iconic images of Syd Barrett (Pink Floyd), David Bowie, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Queen, the Sex Pistols, The Ramones, Blondie, Rocky Horror Picture Show, and so much more. London born, he has resided in New York for the past 35 years. He has shot over 100 album covers.

But he in reality never shopped photographing and image making. His recent subjects include Snoop Dogg, Father John Misty, Lenny Kravitz , Janelle Monae, Jimmy Fallon, The Black Keys, Karen O, Ellie Goulding, Alicia Keys, Michael Buble, Daft Punk, Perry Farrell, Motley Crue, TV On The Radio, Pharrell, Josh Groban, Flaming Lips, Nas, Rufus Wainwright, Kings of Leon, R. Kelly, The Black Lips , Queens of The Stone Age, and the list goes on.

Mick Rock was instrumental in creating many key rock ‘n’ roll images, such as album covers for Syd Barrett’s “Madcap Laughs”, Lou Reed’s “Transformer” and “Coney Island Baby”, Joan Jett’s “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll”, among many others. He was the chief photographer on the films “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”, “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” and “Shortbus”. He recently shot special stills for the new TV version of Rocky Horror, featuring the transgender actress Laverne Cox as Frank N. Furter. He also produced and directed the seminal music videos for Bowie: “John, I’m Only Dancing”, “Jean Genie”, “Space Oddity”, and “Life On Mars.

His latest publication “The Rise of David Bowie 1972-1973” (with David Bowie), (Taschen Books, published September 2015): a spectacular limited edition co-signed with Bowie, sold out just before David’s death. It was Taschen’s fastest-ever selling limited edition publication. He is currently promoting Bowie’s trade edition (which will be signed on site by Mick). A documentary about his career, produced by Vice Films and Straight Up Films, called ‘SHOT!’, was launched at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2016. The doc is being distributed by Magnolia Pictures and was released theatrically in Spring 2017. A classic quote from Mick in the London Times, who dubbed him ‘the music world’s top snapper’: “I’ve never felt like a voyeur, although I’ve certainly done plenty of looking! I work from the inside out. Like a cook I gather all the ingredients and keep mixing and stirring and tasting until the kind of effluvia starts to rise, then I’m off to the races. It’s an addictive kind of a feeling that I need a regular shot of otherwise I don’t feel right.”

He recently shot a major fashion campaign for the Gucci brand in Rome, which was published worldwide in the spring of 2018. Alessandro Michele, the groundbreaking designer for Gucci, said: “I love my collaboration with Mick. We made beautiful images together. I respect him as a great fellow artist and imagemaker.”

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More About The Jewelry Studio’s Robert Pepkin:

A Long Island native, Robert Pepkin attended the Pratt Institute for Fine Art before working with fine jewelry artist Marla Mencher for extra income. He found inspiration in a new kind of art that people could wear.

After a chance meeting with Francis Ford Coppola’s father Carmine, he was hired to work on the set design of their production of “Opera on the Sound.” Additionally, Robert’s bold illustrations have graced pages from Penthouse to Reader’s Digest.

Pepkin continued to get more involved in the design and creation of jewelry and eventually opened “The Jewelry Studio.” During his 40 year career as an artist and jeweler, he has been inspired by countless artists both inside and outside his field. Yet, he gets his greatest inspiration from working with his client’s sentimental items and other designers’ creation of timeless pieces. From redesigning family heirlooms to creating one-of-a-kind pieces, Pepkin enjoys the process as well as the close bonds and relationships he has with his clients.

He finds equal inspiration in the work of Mick Rock, who he met over 30 years ago. Pepkin is extremely excited to collaborate with Rock in their upcoming gallery show. “The attraction to Mick’s work for me comes from the many theatrical undertones, from the drama behind the legendary black and white Queen II album cover to capturing the dramatic poses of Iggy Pop on stage — all of his shots capture the spirit of the artist or band he works with. The same has gone for me when trying to create something that someone will wear. You have to capture their spirit because the pieces become part of them and part of their own history.

Through David Glicker, a mutual friend and promoter, the two artists have reconnected to collaborate on this very special event.

On Saturday, October 20th (6-10PM) through Sunday, October 21st (1-6PM) the two artistic greats will come together to premiere The Mick Rock Iconic Gallery Show at Robert Pepkin’s The Jewelry Studio in Plainview, NY – an experience not to be missed for music, art, and jewelry fans alike!

For More Information on Mick Rock, VISIT:  www.MickRock.com

Facebook.com/TheRealMickRock

Instagram: @TheRealMickRock

Twitter @TheRealMickRock

For More Information on Robert Pepkin and The Jewelry Studio/Gallery, Call 516-933-4166 or VISIT: Facebook.com/The-Jewelry-Studio

Instagram.com/TheJewelryStudioPlainview

Youtube – “Beyond the Prism: The Creation of Jewelry”

Regular Jewelry Studio/Gallery Hours:

Mon – CLOSED

Tues – 10AM-3PM

Wed – 10AM-6PM

Thurs – 10AM-7PM

Fri – 10AM-6PM

Sat – 10AM – 6PM

Sun – CLOSED

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Brooklyn Power Pop Outfit LUV DOT GOV Set to Release Debut LP “At Least We’ve Got This Madness” Friday, May 18th

Brooklyn Power Pop Outfit LUV DOT GOV Set to Release Debut LP “At Least We’ve Got This Madness” Friday, May 18th

With influences ranging from Weezer to Grandaddy, ELO, The Beach Boys and more — NYC/U.K. based rockers LUV DOT GOV have been bringing their unique brand of indie rock to both sides of the pond since their 2016 inception and growing their fanbase from Edinburgh to Brooklyn. Now, as they get ready to unleash their debut LP “At Least We’ve Got This Madness” recorded “in the land of unicorns and castles”….the world will get a better chance to see what the band is truly all about with with TWO upcoming NYC gigs at PIANOS Thursday, April 19th and their RECORD RELEASE at The Local Friday, May 18th at 8PM!

Luv Dot Gov, the brainchild of Matthew Pop (vocals/guitar) and Stevie Seaweeds (drums/vocals), was born on a rooftop in Brooklyn in the summer 2016 as a response to dark, trying times — both personally and politically. The band would quickly become a vehicle for some of the best emotionally honest power pop this side of the 90s. Thankfully, they were armed with the finest collection of tunes penned by Pop over the course of his decades-long career, marrying heartbroken but hopeful lyrics to sticky-sweet melodies — all set to precisely arranged, chunky down-tuned guitars.

By fall 2016, the fledgling Luv Dot Gov had recruited Sean Egan on bass, and had a few local gigs under their belts. However, stressed and depressed in a post-election US, Pop ran away to Scotland for a brief respite in November. It was here he linked up with Graeme Young, a producer and operator of Chamber Studio in Edinburgh. A plan was soon hatched to record Luv Dot Gov’s debut album abroad, taking advantage of Young’s top notch equipment, expertise and extensive network of first-class musicians. After another smattering of stateside and UK shows, Matt and Steve decamped to Scotland for the spring of 2017 to lay down tracks for the record. Here, isolated from the stressors of the States, the songs blossomed into intricate but accessible pop-rock anthems, equally suited for blasting out a car stereo or headphones-on introspection.

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Upon Matt and Steve’s return to New York that summer, the band rounded out its roster by bringing in Brandon von Fehr (lead guitar) and Patrick Fischer (keyboard/synth). Now equipped to capture the record’s expansive arrangements live, the new five-piece lineup started honing their skills, sharpening their set into a muscular, airtight slice of indie rock. Soon thereafter, they began booking gigs at venues both trendy and historic (Pine Box Rock Shop, the Bitter End), winning over audiences with their lively stage presence and nostalgic yet forward-thinking sound.

Meanwhile, Young continued refining tracks across the pond, and the resulting album; the hooky and bittersweet “At Least We’ve Got This Madness,” is ready to make its debut on May 18th. In honour of its release, the band will perform the album in its entirety at The Local in Queens, NY! But before then, you can catch them live at PIANOS on Thursday, April 19th. They’ll also be performing a number of shows during the UK’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, with more UK and US dates to follow.

For More Information on Luv Dot Gov, Go To:

Facebook.com/LuvDotGov

Instagram.com/LuvDotGov

Luv Dot Gov Bandcamp Page

Ian Erix Set to Release Empowering Anthem “Raise Some Hell” Featuring Survivors of the Recent Parkland, FL School Shooting

Ian Erix Set to Release Empowering Anthem “Raise Some Hell” Featuring Survivors of the Recent Parkland, FL School Shooting

Misfit Mindz Entertainment, an imprint of Nordican Music Group/The Orchard/Sony Music Entertainment is set to release a benefit record from Ian Erixfeaturing survivors of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting — with 100% of all profits going to victim’s families and survivors of gun violence in addition to non-profits that support social justice movements, such as the student formed March For Our Lives and #NeverAgainMSD organizations. The recording, “Raise Some Hell“, pays homage to the recent lives lost, but is not a sad or sappy song. It is, instead, an up-tempo and empowering battle anthem calling the youth to hold truth to power and rise up against injustice anywhere they see it.

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TOP: Ian Erix (Center) with Fellow “March For Our Lives” Supporters In Los Angeles this Past Saturday BOTTOM: Ian Erix with Stoneman Douglas High School Students and Broward County Community Members Recording “Raise Some Hell”

 It’s up to all of us to RAISE SOME HELL until real change comes…we will not let our voices be silenced.” – Ian Erix

Actual student survivors from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School took part in recording the song, lending their voices to background chants at a local studio near Parkland, Florida. The recording also includes soundbites from some of the most outspoken and high profile student survivors from MSD, namely Emma Gonzalez, David Hogg and Cameron Kasky.

The song is written and performed by rising int’l pop star, Ian Erix, who himself is a survivor of a shooting incident that left him desperately in fear for his life at a US airport, while departing for a tour last year. Erix has toured the world extensively, most recently appearing in the UAE at a pre-show for Katy Perry and performing in the MTV pre-show at Justin Bieber’s Purpose tour in India. Ian’s music has appeared in various charts across Europe and Asia, his last single, “Footprints In The Sand” rose to #5 on the dance radio charts in Japan. With his debut American album coming this summer, Erix has been named “Top Emerging Artist” for 2018 in a recent social media poll conducted by MTV Networks.

Raise Some Hell” Will Be Available This Thursday, March 29th!

 For More Information on Ian Erix, VISIT: www.IanErix.com/ElectronicPressKit

www.Instagram.com/IanErix

www.Facebook.com/IanErix.MuttArmy

Twitter: @IanErix

Ian Erix YouTube Channel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ali B Releases Latest Single & Video “Fear To Be Loved” Ahead of 2018 Makin’ Music & Makin’ Friends Anti-Bullying Tour

Ali B Releases Latest Single & Video “Fear To Be Loved” Ahead of  2018 Makin’ Music & Makin’ Friends Anti-Bullying Tour

With her latest single and video “Fear to Be Loved” having been released this week, Singer/Songwriter Ali B is kicking her talents further into gear as she gets ready for an exciting month ahead!

The single, which highlights Ali’s incredible vocal talents on top of her passionate songwriting and feelings on love–uniquely profound for such a young talent–was produced by Duane “DaRock” Ramos. DaRock began his career working with with Big Daddy Kane as one of his earliest clients, and over the last 20 years his clientele has included dozens of music legends and hip-hop royalty ranging from LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes, Common and Jay-Z to Tatiyana Ali, The Pussycat Dolls, Faith Evans, Jadakiss, Nicki Minaj, and Shaquille O’Neal among many others.

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WATCH: Ali B “Fear To Be Loved: Official Video

 Ali B 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, Ali 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 – she 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!”.

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Foremost Records and Makin Music LLC, Nashville, is bringing an Anti-Bully Tour from the South to the North with the goal of raising awareness about the bullying epidemic in our schooling system. Roughly 1 in 5 students are bullied at least once a month from 4th through 12th grade (National Center for Educational Statistics). Their goal is to come together with musicians, in an effort to reach into schools and influence students directly, connecting with them to create an open environment through music. Ali B will be joined by NBC’s The Voice contestant Paul Pfau along with the River Ratz Music, Olivia Jade Frizzell, 80 Degreez band, Anna Zaccaria, Samantha Star Howell, Eric Husick, Dylan Miller and more where they’ll visit schools to discuss the effects of bullying, share personal stories, and then perform to display how similar students have been empowered and overcome insecurities.

Ali B – Makin’ Music & Makin’ Friends Anti-Bullying Tour Dates:

Date Time Location
Monday, March 12th 7:15 AM Spring Ridge School – Lexington Park, MD
10:00 AM Park Hall School –

Lexington Park, MD

5:00 PM Cheeseburger In Paradise – California, MD
Friday, March 16th 6:00 PM Tamarack Theatre – Beckley, WV
Sunday, March 18th 3:30 PM Bobbi’s Idle Hour Finale – Music Row, Nashville, TN

To Purchase Ali B’s Latest Single “Fear To Be Loved” via iTunes, VISIT: https://apple.co/2F4oDJe

LISTEN: Ali B “Fear To Be Loved” via Spotify

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

Facebook.com/AlisonBerkeMusic

Instagram: @AlisonBerke

Twitter: @Alison_Berke

Ali B’s YouTube Channel

 

 

 

 

 

Brooke Moriber Performing at NYC’s Mercury Lounge Wednesday, April 11th To Benefit EB Research Partnership

Brooke Moriber  Performing at NYC’s Mercury Lounge Wednesday, April 11th To Benefit EB Research Partnership

With her acclaimed National Anthem performance at Madison Square Garden just this past November following the release of her latest EP “Here and Gone”, singer/songwriter Brooke Moriber is getting ready to hit the stage once more – in support of a great cause. On Wednesday, April 11th she’ll perform live at the Mercury Lounge with support from Julian Morgan in an effort to raise money and awareness for the EB Research Partnership – helping the fight against Epidermolysis Bullosa.

WATCH: Brooke Moriber Sings National Anthem LIVE at Madison Square Garden

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.

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WATCH – “Cause The Wave: Eddie Vedder and the EB Research Partnership”

EB Research Partnership (formerly Jackson Gabriel Silver Foundation) is the largest 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to funding research aimed at treating and ultimately curing Epidermolysis Bullosa, a group of devastating and life-threatening skin disorders that affect children from birth. An individual with EB lacks a critical protein that binds the layers of skin together. Without this protein, the skin tears apart, blisters and sheers off, leading to severe pain, disfigurement, and wounds that never heal. EB affects the body inside and out. Blisters occur all over the body, as well as in the eyes, mouth, esophagus, and other internal organs. EB causes severe pain, disfigurement, and in too many cases, an early death from an aggressive form of skin cancer. It is estimated that EB affects at least one in every 50,000 births. EB is not specific to any ethnicity or gender. Given that EB affects only 30,000 people in the US, advancing this research relies on the generosity of individuals and corporations.

With donor support, EB Research Partnership has been aggressively and efficiently funding research since 2010. To date, they have raised over $15 million for research grants and been instrumental in securing an additional $35 million for critical EB research. The organization helped to create and continues to support research enabling infrastructure to ensure that treatments will get to those in need as swiftly as possible, and with stars like Moriber and “Pearljam” rocker/activist Eddie Vedder bringing more awareness to the disorder, it can only continue to help in the fight.

And on Wednesday, April 11th Brooke Moriber will help continue that fight as she performs in support of the EB Research Partnership at NYC’s Mercury Lounge (217 E Houston St, New York, NY)!

FOR TICKETS TO MERCURY LOUNGE 4/11, VISIT:

http://ticketf.ly/2tiEi25

To Check Out Brooke’s Latest Album “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 More Information on the EB Research Partnership, Visit:

www.EBResearch.org

 

 

UNITED INK PRODUCTIONS GETS READY TO PRESENT THE 2018 NO LIMITS INTERNATIONAL TATTOO EXPO AT RESORTS WORLD CASINO NEW YORK CITY APRIL 20TH – 22ND

UNITED INK PRODUCTIONS GETS READY TO PRESENT THE 2018  NO LIMITS INTERNATIONAL TATTOO EXPO AT RESORTS WORLD CASINO NEW YORK CITY APRIL 20TH – 22ND

This Spring, get ready as the United Ink No Limits Tattoo Expo returns to Resorts World Casino NYC Friday, April 20th through Sunday, April 22nd! (AGES 18+)

HOURS:

Friday, April 20th: 2PM – 12AM

Saturday, April 21st: 12PM – 12AM

Sunday, April 22nd: 12PM – 8PM

Brought to you by World Famous Tattoo Ink, Clean Slate Laser Tattoo Removal, Ultimate Tattoo Supply, Freshly Inked Mag & Inked Mag, and Perma Blend– the Expo brings together both local and international artists from all over the world (over 250 in total!) like those featured on shows like The Paramount Network’s Ink Master and Tattoo Rescue! Some of this year’s big name’s include Ink Master’s own Sarah Miller, Thom Bulman, and Lydia Bruno; Ink Master Angels’ Nikki Simpson and Daniel Silva; Nationally and Internationally awarded artists like Sergey Shanko, Jay Freestyle, Tommy Helm, and many more.

With so many in attendance, you can pick the artist you feel is right for YOU!

Along with the hundreds of available tattoo artists you can get inked by RIGHT THERE ON THE SPOT, it’s the perfect opportunity to get new piercings, mingle with other tattoo enthusiasts, collectors and models, TV stars, and musicians! Entertainment will include performances by International Burlesque performer, NARS freelance artist and alt model Raquel Reed; Lela Perez, Italian Body Painting artist who will be creating a multi-person glass 3D work of body art; The Death Do Us Part Danger Show by husband and wife duo Charlie and Rachel Atlas, who push the boundaries of modern vaudeville with knife-throwing acts that would previously only be seen in a circus of yesteryear, and music by metal band Wolfpack Black – whose name and sound will grab and command your attention from the strike of the very first chord (Saturday, 4/21 at 9PM)! You’ll also get a chance to meet Actor Robert LaSardo (Nip/Tuck, CSI) appearing ALL WEEKEND at his very own booth!

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Some of this year’s vendors and their products will include Blacksmith Body Jewelry, natural beard-care from Real Bearded Men, clothing and accessories by Hudson River Surf Club, and representatives from the LASIK Vision Institute! Like tattoos but not quite ready for the real thing? Get some less-permanent ink from Henna by Maggie, or stop by and check out some new morning brew from Sail Away Coffee Co, plus many more! On top of the tattoos, piercings, and vendors there will also be

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FOR FULL LIST OF ATTENDING ARTISTS & VENDORS, VISIT: www.NewYorkTattooShow.com/artists-vendors/#nolimitsartists

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In addition to the incredible artists and vendors attending No Limits, you’ll also have the chance to check out an array of incredible Permanent Makeup Artists from Permablend Pigments!

Some of the Expo’s unique seminars will also give you the chance to learn more about art, tattooing and design including – “From Cartoons to Tattoos: How to Be a Tattoonist with Thom Bulman, The A.R.T. of Areola Restorative Tattooing with Stacie Rae Weir and Samantha Rae, The Art of Mandalas with Matt Fischer, and Tina Davies Live Blade and Shade Microblading Demo.

If you want to be part of one of the most unique tattoo conventions New York has to offer this Spring, make sure come down to the United Ink No Limits Tattoo Expo at Resorts World Casino NYC Friday, April 20th – Sunday, April 22nd!

Daily pass:

$25

Weekend pass:

$55

FOR TICKETS (SINGLE DAY AND FULL-WEEKEND PASSES AVAILABLE), VISIT: http://bit.ly/2E5huqW

PARKING IS FREE! FREE Shuttle Buses from all over NYC, Queens, Brooklyn and the LIRR Jamaica station!

(Tickets Are Also Available at the Door)

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Hilton Garden Inn Queens/JFK Airport

A block of rooms has been reserved for April 19, 2018 – April 22, 2018. The special room rate will be available until March 29th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

Rates for a single King bed or 2 Double beds start at: $159/night.

TO BOOK A RESERVATION, VISIT: http://bit.ly/2FbqeMA

 For More Info on the Expo and Directions to Resorts World Casino, VISIT: www.NewYorkTattooShow.com/No-Limits-Tattoo-Expo

 

Sam Woolf & Como Brothers Reach Soulful Heights on New Single, “On It”

Sam Woolf & Como Brothers Reach Soulful Heights on New Single, “On It”

New Single Out February, 2018

Singer-songwriters Sam Woolf and The Como Brothers are releasing “On It”, the soulful new single from the upcoming EP Backbeat in the Morning. The single and EP were co-written and co-produced by Woolf and The Como Brothers, and recorded in New York City with Grammy-winning engineer Kenta Yonesaka (Pharrell Williams, Kendrick Lamar). To celebrate the single and EP, Woolf and the Como’s kicked off 2018 with an enthusiastically received release party performance on Long Island, New York.

After gaining attention on American Idol in 2014, Woolf quickly debuted at #9 on Billboard’s Heatseakers in 2014 with his EP Pretend produced by Grammy-winning producer Danny Blume (Iggy Pop, Jewel). For Backbeat in the Morning, New York’s The Como Brothers teamed up with Sam. Inspired by pop, rock, blues, and hip-hop, the Como Brothers have established themselves as premier singer-songwriters working with industry legends like drummers Steve Jordan, Aaron Sterling and keyboardist Andy Burton.

Combining pop and rock with soul and hip-hop, drawing from influences ranging from Justin Timberlake and The Beatles, the six singles on Backbeat In The Morning showcase the musicality of the trio. Sam’s voice, which Keith Urban compared to butter, shows a beautiful range. Matt Como laid down grooving bass while Andrew Como played guitar, drums, and traded off singing lead vocal with Woolf throughout the EP. “Coming Home” opens the EP with optimistic lyrics set to Sam and Andrew’s dulcet harmonies amidst Andrew’s breezy guitar strums and wistful harmonica blasts. “On It” is a smooth groove with funky guitar licks. The hip-hop vibe continues with Andrew rapping on “Diamonds on My Chain” while Woolf sings the hook. The groove rolls on with “Twisted” hitting a romantic three-part harmony finish between the trio aptly titled “Sunshine.”

“Your voice is like butter.” – Keith Urban

“When you hit the sweet spot in your voice, everything melts.” – Jennifer Lopez

[“On It” Music Video Premiere: www.youtu.be/udRp3nxzyx0]

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The video for “On It” similarly captures both Sam’s and the Como’s quirky personalities and singer-songwriter talent. These young stars are clearly on the rise and now is a good time to get “On It.”

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www.ComoBrothersBand.com

Facebook.com/TheComoBrothers

Instagram.com/ComoBrosBand

Twitter: @comobrosband

 

www.SamWoolfMusic.com

Facebook.com/TheOfficialSamWoolfMusic

Instagram.com/SamWoolfMusic

Twitter: @SamWoolfMusic