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Friday, September 14, 2018

International Poetry Contingent - Call For Sponsorship

Whisper from the Heart is a club based in South Africa but also very active with children in Africa


We are a team of people passionate about The Arts and Literature and encourage people (mostly children) in the field of their interest. We promote their music, songs, art, photography, poetry and short stories, giving and getting them as much exposure as possible.

We have a close knit relationship with these young people with many of them looking to us for support and guidance, both professionally and personally.

The Club, Whisper from the Heart, established in 2004 has been extensively involved internationally but more actively in South Africa (and Africa) in the Arts/Music/Literature/Writing and in our existence over 14 years we have:

*Coached thousands of students worldwide in the Arts and Literature
*Hosted a competition each year and paid valuable prizes
*Given thousands exposure by publishing their works of writing (Now 20 books of verse published)
*Released DVD’S each year with their Art and Photography
*Arranged cultural evenings for musicians getting them exposure in the world of music
*Assisted in getting a Student placed for further study in Journalism in the USA
*Averted suicides in young people

All the costs have been met from personal funding over the 14 years.

We have a dedicated team of volunteers working five days a week to make this dream come true for so many students. Our Administrator (Giselle) has manned the full time office for the 14 years as a volunteer.

Our funds are depleted but we are grateful for any funding that can be forthcoming.

Please consider a sponsorship to keep the club afloat (Now threatened with closure disappointing thousands of children in Africa).

You might wish to visit our website and “FEEL” our passion and also be able to make a donation on it.

Please consider joining LadyLake in supporting Whisper from the Heart by donating here. Thank you!

Sunday, February 25, 2018

LadyLake - Best Of Artist Spotlight


LadyLake Entertainment, in our eleventh year of independent artist promotions, is proud to announce the results of our "Best Of Artist Spotlight" selected winners with thanks to Lou Plaia and Reverbnation for giving us the platform for this opportunity. Over the past year, Reverbnation artists have sent us some truly amazing music of all genres from all across the globe. After listening to over twelve thousand submissions with nearly seven million views, we at LadyLake have selected our favorite Top Ten artists. Congratulations to all who made this very selective list and to our Number One act Gabe Lopez! Thank you to all who have submitted previously and to those entering our Artist Spotlight in 2018.

BIO:

GABE LOPEZ has recently crossed the US and UK opening for Belinda Carlisle on her 2014-2017 tours at venues such as the Indigo at the O2, Manchester Academy, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, The Fonda in LA and B.B. King's NYC. The Cali boy's songs are currently spinning on Sirius XM Radio, iHeart Radio, and FM radio - most recently his new singles "LASSO" and "CALIFORNIA BLUES," which features the pop icon BELINDA CARLISLE. His album "IT'S OBVIOUS IT'S OBVIOUS" debuted in the TOP 100 NEW RELEASES on iTunes. With his tasty blend of POP-ROCK flavored music, Gabe was voted by Music Connection Magazine as one of L.A.'s Hot 100 Artists. He is signed to RONDOR/UNIVERSAL as a songwriter and he has produced and written for BELINDA CARLISLE, NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK, BOYZ II MEN, JOEY McINTYRE, EMERY KELLY, CHARICE, JAMES BROWN, KRAYZIE BONE, MS. TRINITI, SHINEE, TAE YANG, SUPERJUNIOR, LEXI JAYDE, VARSITY FANCLUB and more. See www.gabelopez.com for more info.




Gabe Lopez Links:
Website
Facebook
Reverbnation
Twitter
Instagram

TOP 10 ARTIST SPOTLIGHT WINNERS
Click each artist to view their Reverbnation page.
1. Gabe Lopez
2. On Tracy Lane
3. Matt Borg Trio
4. Small Town Glow
5. The Contagious
6. Jonathan Vautour
7. The Foxfires
8. Kay Miracle
9. Zen Mountain Poets
10. Kyle Jennings

Friday, July 28, 2017

Charity Umbrella Welcomes Champions Against Bullying And New Artists The Fifth

As part of our ongoing Charity Umbrella project unifying independent music with charitable causes, LadyLake Entertainment is pleased to announce our latest endeavor, uniting our band The Fifth with Champions Against Bullying in the promotion of the new anti-bullying song 'School Day Runaway'.


The mission statement, being 'committed to creating a society where every child has the opportunity to develop, learn and thrive in an environment without fear, without violence and without limitation', echoes that of The Fifth's lyrics which portray a sad, but all too common story of a teenage girl, bullied at school, who becomes depressed and isolated. Her busy working parents however, fail to see all the signs until she disappears off into the night as yet another School Day Runaway.


The song was written by a US Songwriters Hall of Fame member, and is performed by The Fifth as a debut single with an Elvis Costello sound.


We at LadyLake have always been strong supporters of children and family, education and enlightenment.

Won't you share our message by supporting 'School Day Runaway', our band The Fifth, and the wonderful work being done by Champions Against Bullying?

Please note that ***50% of all sales of the single will be donated to Champions Against Bullying.

We ask that you please SHARE this information with your friends!


We'd like to thank our friends in independent radio for supporting this cause!!

DOWNLOAD SCHOOL DAY RUNAWAY TODAY!!
Currently available for download on:
CDBaby
Amazon
iTunes

For more information about The Fifth, please visit:
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For more information on Champions Against Bullying, please visit:
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Monday, May 22, 2017

David Martinez Joins Texas Select Artists

LadyLake Entertainment is proud to announce that our singer/songwriter David Martinez of Corpus Christi has joined the Texas Select family of artists! More news is yet to come, as we work in tandem with our friends at Texas Select, so expect to see show dates and announcements soon!


One of the most popular independent artists in South Texas, David, currently the #1 regional artist in all genres on Reverbnation, a veteran of SXSW and Texas Indie Fest, has been touring with much success as an acoustic player and with The David Martinez Band playing both local and regional shows. David has done three US tours and recorded three professional records.

Airing on radio coast to coast and internationally, David's music has been heard regionally on C101 Rocks 'Area 101' with DJ Monte Montana, on 106.5 The Shark, on 94.7 Jalapeno Country, on KPFT and KETR, on AM 1670 Dewberry Jam Community Radio in San Antonio, on Radio Katy in Katy, Texas and of course on Texas Select Radio.


Having shared the stage with such musical greats as Ian Moore, Vallejo, Billy Joe Shaver, Johnny Rodriguez, and the Statesboro Revue, David and his band returned to the Mathis Freedom Fest this past 4th of July Weekend to rock the festival stage in Mathis, Texas.

Completing his successful 2016 summer tour including dates in New Braunfels, San Antonio, and Austin, David and the band have played regionally at:
House of Rock, Executive Surf Club, Cafe Calypso, Vino Mio, Exchange CC, Riley's, Mesquite Comedy Club, Gator's, Vernon's BBQ, The Nest, Port Royal, South Texas Icehouse,Brewster's, TGIFridays, Boathouse, Iron Horse, Holiday Inn, Pier 99, Landry's, Schlitterbahn, Oyster House, Lucky Lounge, Tapology, Lazy Beach, Izzy's, Red Shed, Billie Jean's, Bella Luna, Sand Bar, Surf Club, Twisted Murphy's, American Bank Center, Rattle Inn, and Texas Indie Fest 2, a regional celebration of independent music presented by Match1 Entertainment and Indie On Air! Records.

Marina Arts is a big supporter of musicians in the local South Texas scene, and David recently performed at the Grandview Lounge Mural Mixer Launch Party. He also plays at other civic events including the Bay Jammin' Concert and Cinema Series at Cole Park, coming up this season on June 22nd with local singer Steven James.


We are excited to have an "All Texas" music project in the works with David and our new friends Texas Select!! Details TBA!!


Link to Texas Select

Links to David Martinez on social media:

David Martinez EPK on Reverbnation

David Martinez Band on Facebook

David Martinez on Twitter

David Martinez Band live video at Executive Surf Club performing "Hey Mary"

David Martinez Band live video at Executive Surf Club performing "Sweet Sister"

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Tony Moore - Perfect and Beautiful

Our friend TONY MOORE, formerly of the band CUTTING CREW, has a brand new single out called Perfect and Beautiful and is currently tour.



The track is available for download at the following locations:

iTunes
Amazon
GooglePlay

TOUR DATES

BIO:
Tony's long and eclectic career in the music business includes leaving school to become an original member of Iron Maiden at the end of the 70’s, scoring a Christmas hit in Holland with his song “Fool” in the early 80’s and becoming the keyboard player in Cutting Crew ( I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight) during the mid 80’s.

In the late 90’s he founded and ran the seminal London songwriters venue, the Kashmir Klub, where he played a role in the early careers of artists like Damien Rice, KT Tunstall, Imogen Heep and since 2003 Tony has repeated the same concept and format at The Bedford where he’s been at the beginning of artistic journeys for acts like Paolo Nutini, Ed Sheeran, Newton Faulkner, Jamie Lawson and many more.

At the start of April 2013, Soho Radio launched in London and Tony was invited to present a regular weekly show which features live music, interviews and special guests. With over 150 shows under his belt and more than 300 guests to date, the show is one of the longest running on the station which, at the end of 2016, was awarded Best Online Radio Station In The World in the Mixcloud awards.

Through the summer of 2015 he worked in Berlin acting in a brand new movie called Mr Rudolphos Jubilee, playing the part of ‘Colin’ an enigmatic, complex but humorous Hit Man with a sweet tooth ! It had it’s world premiere in Berlin on January 28th to a sold audience and is currently being seen across Europe.

For the last few years he has also been co-writing, producing and touring with emerging artist ILONA.

Tony is now currently recording material for a new solo album having released the lead single, a powerful ballad called Perfect And Beautiful that made it's debut in the iTune singer/songwriter charts at 19.

For the rest of 2017 he is lining up live shows in the UK and USA as well as preparing to release more tracks ahead of the album.

Learn more about Tony at the following links:

Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Website

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.