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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Texas Music Week Goes Global With #SXDU South By Down Under

In a groundbreaking, globally-shared promotional campaign, "SXDU," founded by LadyLake Entertainment, (the promoters of Texas Indie Fest), international music companies unite as a powerful amplified community to support and grow each others' purposes and projects. Reaching 500K views in pre-launch, #SXDU is expected to reach an audience of 1M via combined social media platforms.

LadyLake Entertainment

Celebrating their tenth anniversary supporting independent arts and events, social media influencers LadyLake Entertainment have decided to take their annual SXSW post-event promotion to not only their ENVISION Indie Coalition of over two million followers, but to an extended global audience. #SXDU, South By Down Under, a cooperative publicity campaign aligning several international music companies in a shared publicity promotion distributed online around the world, will include distribution to social media outlets in Australia, England, Ireland, Germany and the US.

David Martinez SXSW 2017

From the Music Week anchor event in Austin - Texas Indie Fest, held annually at the historic Red Shed Tavern and presented by Ervin V. Pulliam of Match1 Entertainment and Jeff "Classic" Popka of Indie On Air! Records, LadyLake "Artist In Residence" David Martinez, a SXSW veteran, performed on Friday March 17th. The three day event showcased some of the finest independent talent from local, national and international artists. Joining David in the TIF 2017 lineup was the all-female rock group WEEP from Florida, a LadyLake Artist Spotlight winning band chosen from a field of five thousand Reverbnation applicants. The festival was streamed by Envision members Fish Creek Radio / DJ Richard Bedell with sound provided by Kingdom Sound of Austin.

David Martinez with Rock Army Records - SXSW 2017

David Martinez, one of the most popular artists in all genres in South Texas, has done several US tours including the Envision backed Crazy Ride East Coast Tour 2013 spanning from Florida to Boston and the Come On And Love Me Tour of NYC. David has recorded three professional albums airing on indie, community, college, and commercial radio across the US/UK including locally on Texas stations KETR, KPFT, 1760 AM Dewberry Community Radio in San Antonio and in Corpus Christi on C101 Rocks' Area 101 with Monte Montana and on 106.5 The Shark. David has appeared locally on KIII News and is active in community arts supporting the Marina Arts District, performing at Executive Surf Club - often with local stars Matt Hole and Sonny Salinas, at the House of Rock, Bay Jammin' Series, Veranda at Schlitterbahn, Vino Mio, Holiday Inn, Port Royal, Mesquite St. Pizza, The Exchange CC, Ritz Theater, Churchyard, Fiesta Winery, Chelsea's, Calypso Coffee, Riley's Pub, Tapology, Cassidy's, Gator's, Vernon's, The Nest and many other local and regional venues. The David Martinez Band has performed at Mathis Freedom Fest in 2015 and 2016, sharing the bill with Vallejo, Statesboro Revue, Billy Jo Shaver and Johnny Rodriguez. After performing at Texas Indie Fest, David realigned with old friends Planet LA Records, performing for Whole Planet "Musicians For Microcredit" Showcase at Whole Foods Domain in Austin.

WEEP Performing at Texas Indie Fest 2017

Female rockers WEEP have shared their music from the Space Coast of Florida to the West Coast and all across the nation, impacting the lives of music lovers of all ages with their infectious melodies, tight harmonies and lyrics that echo the human condition. Their unique sound blends rock, funk and a touch of the blues together to create an acoustic tapestry that is both modern and nostalgic. In a word....Electric! Discovering them on Reverbnation, LadyLake found elements of The Bangles and the Motown girl groups of the Sixties. Together, Robin, Kimi, Melanie and Kat will take you on a musical journey with a sound that not only heals, inspires, transforms and empowers, but they will rock your soul to the core! The ladies of WEEP went from Texas Indie Fest to a performance at Dripping Springs, TX prior to their return to Florida.

StoneKracker at Heart of Texas Rock Fest

We were pleased to find our friends from Ear Splitting Media active amongst the wide variety of events taking place during SXSW. A big opportunity for independent artists lies within the SXSW unofficial party and showcase scene, which offers free events which are easy to attend and often come with freebies such as food, drinks, and swag bags or samples. Ear Splitting Media decided to do a full investigation for their Out on the Town video series while supporting their band StoneKracker who performed at the Heart of Texas Rock Fest. They also enjoyed the music of Stoned Evergreen Travelers from Tacoma, Washington, Heritage Band from Destin, Florida, and J and the 9s from Brooklyn, New York during Music Week. You can see more of their favorites, including artists from the Chicken Ranch Records SXSW Day Party 2017 at the Ear Splitting Media YouTube Channel.

Top Trending Radio Show - Music 101 on Twin Radio

At the same time our group was in Austin, our friend in Australia, Dallas Cosmas of Prototype Musique (prototypemusique.com), an independent music production label, had put the finishing touches on his new release, "The Memory Keys". We had met Dallas in 2016 through our great friends in radio, Twin Radio Syndicate. Hosts Carnell and Darnell Alexander put together a wonderful LadyLake/ Prototype musical showcase on their top-rated show "Music 101" then, and when Dallas had a new release coming out the SXDU idea began.

"The Memory Keys" by Dallas Cosmas

About "The Memory Keys": Seeing great records as "timeless" and upon revisiting his vinyl collection, Dallas Cosmas reflected on the effect of music and how that changes with age. He then went back to the music which had affected him the most during his formative years. These reflective thoughts created the in studio dialogue which resulted in his new album "The Memory Keys".

About Prototype Musique: Prototype Musique operates a collective of multi-tasked musicians and engineers that will work with your ideas to help shape it into high production music whether your vibe is high-gear rock, self penned acoustic, glittering pop or sampling jazz beats, capturing you at your very best utilizing a wide mix of digital & vintage analogue equipment. Prototype Musique was formed by composer/producer Dallas Cosmas who has been a stalwart of Melbourne’s thriving music scene for around 3 decades writing, performing and recording, also touring nationally around Australia holding down multi-instrumental work. He has performed and produced in all styles for groups, solo and cinematic work. This work includes local and international digital releases including Aria-charting albums.
Prototype is "very pleased to be teaming across the Pacific with U.S promo heavy-weights, LadyLake PR."

New Release by Sennid Simon from In-Ex Records

As frequently occurring on social media, during our pre-promotion of this project, we met new friends, UK label In-Ex Records (in-exrecords.co.uk) who are releasing rastafarian reggae "Ire With You" by Sennid Simon of Oregon in a few weeks. Please visit (soundcloud.com/sennid) for more music and information. In-Ex Records established for twelve years, is not only an independent record label, but are also registered PRS / MCPS members. They specialize in unsigned and indie artists who are interested in taking their music career to that ‘next’ level. The company was founded by Senior, who while growing up in the ghetto of Kingston, Jamaica, came across several of today's well known famous reggae artists and musicians, including Admiral Tibet, Ninja, Ansell Collin, Luciano and more, who were finding it difficult getting themselves recognized by major record labels and publishing companies. Having observed the industry since then, and seeing that the same problem still exists, In-Ex Records was formed.....to give artists a 'real deal'.

LadyLake Entertainment Celebrates 10 Years!

Artists and companies from around the globe can unite easily through the use of social media, engaging their networks and sharing information and links which reach new audiences with the click of a mouse and the ease of mobile devices. Says Cindy D'Adamo, social media influencer and indie music expert, "It does not take a huge budget to achieve global arts promotion." An innovator in cross promoting, her company LadyLake Entertainment and the ENVISION Indie Coalition of over twenty independent media and music professionals, has hosted two benefit shows for Music 4 Vets in Charlotte, NC and in Denver CO, as well as the David Martinez "Crazy Ride" East Coast US Tour. The LadyLake motto, "Karma is our Business", (which got the nod from visionary entrepreneur Richard Branson), comes to force as tangible positive energy as the SXDU project becomes alive, with information going to hundreds of thousands globally via shared social media networks and platforms.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Ultimate Elton Tours India


Ultimate Elton and the Rocket Band, winner of the National Tribute Awards 2016 in the UK comes to Bengaluru for just 2 shows at Chowdiah Memorial Hall on April 7 and MLR Convention Centre, Whitefield, on April 8, 2017.

Tickets are available here.

"Some tribute artists look like their idol, some sound like their idol. Paul Bacon as Elton John does both! Close your eyes and you won’t believe your ears, open your eyes and you won’t believe them either! You simply won’t find a closer tribute to Sir Elton John."



More info can be found on their website.

Thank you to our friend the legendary Stuart Epps For bringing this to our attention.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

LadyLake Artist Spotlight - Top Twenty Radio Hits

LadyLake Entertainment is proud to present our new Top Twenty Artist Spotlight chosen from thousands of submissions via Reverbnation. This campaign, we decided to do "Radio Hits" and have selected specific songs we feel are ready for the radio. From country to pop to rockabilly to hiphop, we're sure you will find music you'll enjoy!


1. Greg Harrison Band "Deliverance" https://www.reverbnation.com/gregharrisonband
2. The Brian - Alwyn "Loving Between Teardrops" https://www.reverbnation.com/thebrianalwyn
3. The Bang Bang "Funny Love" https://www.reverbnation.com/thebangbangmke
4. Jessy Tomsko "Big Hearts" https://www.reverbnation.com/jessytomsko
5. Hector Ward and the Bigtime "Brown Liquor" https://www.reverbnation.com/hectorwardandthebigtime
6. Marie Danielle "Soldier" (Featuring The Felice Brothers) https://www.reverbnation.com/mariedanielle
7. Le Lien "Somebody To Love" https://www.reverbnation.com/lelien
8. Sikora "Rainbow Eyes" https://www.reverbnation.com/sikoraband
9. Gabe Lopez "California Blues" (Featuring Belinda Carlisle) https://www.reverbnation.com/gabelopez
10. Foxfires "Patience" https://www.reverbnation.com/thefoxfires
11. The Thrill "Whiskey" https://www.reverbnation.com/thethrill7
12. Ruby Dee And The Snakehandlers "Not For Long" https://www.reverbnation.com/rubydeeandthesnakehandlers
13. Randy Bell "Insomnia" https://www.reverbnation.com/randybellmusic
14. Milton Hilton "Closer" (Featuring Macy Gray) https://www.reverbnation.com/miltonhilton
15. 90 Proof Twang "420 Somewhere" https://www.reverbnation.com/90prooftwang
16. Siana King "Girls Rule!" https://www.reverbnation.com/sianaking
17. Br1scoe "alone (remix)" https://www.reverbnation.com/br1scoe
18. Ruby Roses "Copenhagen Sky" https://www.reverbnation.com/rubyrosesband
19. Brandon Jeffries "Everything" https://www.reverbnation.com/BJeffriesMusic
20. Barefoot Modern "TV Screen" https://www.reverbnation.com/barefootmodern

**SPECIAL SELECTION
Our "with a bullet" hit: Justin Walker "Three Feet Over" https://www.reverbnation.com/jfiwalker

Brought to you by Ladylake Entertainment: https://www.reverbnation.com/label/ladylakemusic
We promote 15 international award-winning artists, radio, TV, charity, events and festivals with a +78M social media reach.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Introducing Ric Zweig and The Fresh Air Band

After a lengthy career as a Prosecutor, Criminal Defense Attorney, and Circuit Court Judge in Miami, Florida, now retired, Ric Zweig has resumed a musical career, once previously abandoned upon admission to law school. Now after 12 years and the recording of 5 albums of original music, Ric has emerged as one of the premier singer/songwriters in the South Florida area. Ric plays originals, select covers and adaptations that truly reflect his deep musical roots with his band "FRESH AIR", which include members, Alex Mallet-Lead Guitar and Vocals,Ricky Risquez-Bass Guitar, and Miguel Cruz-Drums.


Ric states: "I've been fortunate to live a most varied life, but nothing has been as rewarding and enjoyable as my years as a musician."

"FRESH AIR" is a regular participant on the local South Florida music festival scene. They are now living in New Orleans to pursue their musical career. Whether it's hosting a regular weekly Jam show at a local club or his regular appearances on local radio, Ric Zweig and The Fresh Air Band brings an enthusiasm and a wealth of knowledge of the history of Rock 'n Roll dating back to its early days.

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Friday, January 6, 2017

Support the Steven Swinford Fund

LadyLake Entertainment was saddened to hear about the passing of one in our musical family, Steven Swinford.
He left behind a wife (Stacy) and two children who could use our support at this difficult time.


Please take a minute to go over to his Go Fund Me, read his story and consider helping his family. Every bit helps! RIP Steven. We will miss you!

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Kaz Hawkins 'Shake the States' Promotional Tour

The Winner of the U.K. Blues Challenge Takes her Act on the Road for Select Dates in the U.S.


Irresistible…inspirational…irrepressible. These are all qualities that encompass the essence of Northern Ireland’s Kaz Hawkins—the singer-songwriter known for her voracious vocals and riveting stage persona. It was announced today by her U.S. management, Lucy Piller of All Right Now Entertainment—in conjunction with Muscle Shoals Radio and Wilson-Piller Promotions--that Kaz Hawkins is set to infuse the U.S. with her bold and brash brand of soulful blues. Kicking off on December 7, 2016, American audiences will have the opportunity to experience the enthralling artist with her upcoming promotional tour, “Shake The States”.
As Piller puts it: “I have no doubt in my mind that Irish singer Kaz Hawkins will blow everyone away in the USA--it's time to share this one-of-a-kind ‘soul superstar’ with America—and beyond!”

Hawkins--the recent winner of the UK Blues Challenge--will be bringing her sizzle and sass to the states of Georgia, Arkansas, Tennessee and Alabama for select dates, which will include The Vista Room in Decatur, GA (Dec. 7th), The Snug in Canton, GA (Dec. 8th), The Winery in Nashville, TN (Dec. 9th), Fame Studio in Muscle Shoals, AL (Dec. 10th), Stephano’s in Sheffield, AL (Dec. 11th), Florence Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, AL (Dec. 12th), FloBama Downtown in Florence, AL (Dec. 12th), Lyric Theatre in Harrison, AR (Dec. 17th) and MadLife Stage & Studios in Woodstock, GA (Dec. 22nd).

Of her upcoming visit, Ms. Hawkins’ enthusiastically shares, “I'm so humbled and thrilled to visit some of the places that have inspired my songwriting over the years. I can't wait to experience this journey and bring amazing memories back to Northern Ireland with me--as everyone at home is excited too. With the great support from Lucy Piller of ARN Entertainment and Kiki Plesha of Rock Mother Promotions, I just know this will be the beginning of a very special future.”

The U.S. media is already taking notice of Kaz Hawkins—the popular music publication ION Indie Magazine has scheduled a photo shoot and interview with the engaging artist--in anticipation of her appearance in their February 2017 edition—where she will both command the cover and the feature story slot.
For booking or additional information on Kaz Hawkins, contact her U.S. management, Lucy Piller of All Right Now Entertainment at: lucy@allrightnow.com.

For interviews and media inquiries, contact her U.S. Publicist, Kiki Plesha of Rock Mother Promotions, at:
kiki.plesha@rockmotherpromotions.com .




Learn more about Kaz at the following links:

www.kazhawkins.com
www.facebook.com/kazhawkinssongs
www.youtube.com/user/kazhawkinsmusic
https://twitter.com/kazhawkins
www.reverbnation.com/kazhawkinsmusic

Thursday, November 10, 2016

LadyLake Announces TOP 20 Artist Spotlight


Thanks to Reverbnation and the 5000 artists who submitted as well as the 2 million folks who viewed our campaign for our LadyLake Artist Spotlight. The results are in and we are proud to present (in no particular order) our TOP TWENTY Artist Spotlight selections:

1. GATLIN https://www.reverbnation.com/gatlinmusic
2. JORDAN OKREND https://www.reverbnation.com/jordanokrend
3. ON TRACY LANE https://www.reverbnation.com/ontracylane
4. KIM TIBBS https://www.reverbnation.com/KimTibbs
5. SAINT LUKE'S DRIFTERS https://www.reverbnation.com/saintlukesdrifters
6. JOE McGOWAN https://www.reverbnation.com/joemcgowan
7. PIRATE SIGNAL https://www.reverbnation.com/piratesignalband
8. THE LATELY https://www.reverbnation.com/thelatelyofficial
9. WEEP https://www.reverbnation.com/weep
10. WAYNE GIDDEN https://www.reverbnation.com/waynegidden
11. DARK UNCONSCIOUS https://www.reverbnation.com/darkunconscious
12. VOXX https://www.reverbnation.com/theonlyvoxx
13. SMALL TOWN GLOW https://www.reverbnation.com/Smalltownglow
14. TWIN SCARS https://www.reverbnation.com/twinscars
15. DENIELLE BASSELS https://www.reverbnation.com/deniellebasselsquintet
16. MATT BORG TRIO https://www.reverbnation.com/mattborgtrio
17. EVE MILLER https://www.reverbnation.com/evemiller
18. WOLF KROEGER https://www.reverbnation.com/wolfkroeger
19. MERRY GOLD https://www.reverbnation.com/merrygoldband
20. THE MYLARS https://www.reverbnation.com/themylars

LadyLake can be found on Reverbnation exclusively:
https://www.reverbnation.com/label/ladylakemusic