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Monday, November 23, 2020

Ivory Tower Project Scores Deal With DreamWorks/ NBC Universal

Congratulations are in order for Ivory Tower Project, one of the most industrious bands in the independent music industry, having recently landed a placement in 'Wizards: Tales of Arcadia' airing on industry giant, Netflix. The band's track, 'My Name' from their debut album 'Red Hot', can be heard on Episode 106 of the series, which premiered late Summer 2020.
Two-time 'Artist Of The Year' winners on Cygnus Radio's 'Independent Corner' show, Ivory Tower Project can be heard coast to coast and around the world on and impressive 800 radio stations in 36 countries and is also a Top Ten chart topper in Rock on Reverbnation for New York. ITP is definitely an audience favorite with worldwide fans and friends alike.
The entire Wizards: Tales of Arcadia series is available on Netflix. For more about Ivory Tower Project, please visit: ivorytowerproject.com

Friday, July 17, 2020

New Single by Peter Wave - Produced by the Legendary Stuart Epps

New single “When Caroline Cries”


Peter Wave is the Norwegian rock artist aka Petter Wavold.

Petter Wavold has had numerous top spots on the hit lists in his career. So far he has released 11 albums, of those seven studio albums, two “Best Of” and two live albums. He has also released many singles, tunes ranging from hard rock to beautiful ballads with Norwegian texts.

Petter started his career in the late 70’s. Already then his band and him became household names with several appearances under their belt on the very popular youth program “Halv sju”.

Having been a member of many rock bands and cover bands in the 80’s his solo career reached new heights in the early 90’s when he released “Æ længte hjæm”. This song became more or less the “National Anthem” of this hometown Trondheim and is still as popular as ever. It was performed live on NRK TV on the 17th May 2015 in London where the Norwegian Constitution Day Celebrations took place.

The artist name Peter Wave was first used when his band Army launched their single “Waiting Around” in 1983.

Peter Wave is now back and has worked on an album in a recording studio with the legendary record producer Stuart Epps who has previously worked with artists like Sir Elton John, George Harrison, Led Zeppelin, Oasis, Robbie Williams, Bill Wyman, Twisted Sister and Chris Rea, to mention a few.

The new single is the second teaser, a friendly power ballad from the coming album to be released later this year.

So prepare yourself to embrace Norwegian/British sing-along at its best with Peter Wave.


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And be sure to catch him on Spotify and Apple Music

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

LadyLake Celebrates A Month Of Light With WIMG

The Women In Music Gathering (#WIMG) is an intergenerational artist-alliance group of women singer-songwriters and song interpreters based out the Greater Boston area. During COVID19 Quarantine, our gigs have been cancelled, our ability to play music with other musicians real-time is virtually impossible, and both the isolation and the requirements of sheltering at home have introduced all kinds of unprecedented life challenges, no matters ones age or circumstances.

WIMG Founders: Colette O'Connor, Linda Marks, Cindy D'Adamo

Cofounder Linda Marks interviews group members highlighting their works of light.
Here are vignettes of ways five members of #WIMG have been “lighting up the love” during the COVID19 Pandemic.

Linda Marks:


What does one do when one has two professions that are both face-to-face based when social distancing becomes a way of life? #WIMG Co-founder Linda Marks, mind-body psychotherapist and singer-songwriter encountered this very predicament. Both her gigs and the shows she produced began getting cancelled in March. And as the weeks went by, gigs and shows into the summer got cancelled. As COVID19 started to creep its way into our lives in early March, it became clear that therapists could no longer see their clients in person. But teletherapy on Zoom at that time was not covered by insurance companies, removed the essential in person contact of the client-therapist relationship, and for body-centered work, could not allow for the possibility of physical touch in healing work.

Despite the limitations of virtual platforms, Linda realized that she needed to adapt and bring whatever she could to her two professions while everyone was sheltering in place. So, livestream concerts and tele therapy via Zoom and Skype became the pathways to maintain connection. Gratefully, many of her clients recognized the need to do tele therapy, and her monthly Community As Healer group could continue virtually. Linda has been doing 2 - 3 livestream performances each week, including charity fundraisers, Her weekly series “Songs From the Heart, Meditations For the Heart” livestream integrates both her professions, including many of the new songs written in quarantine. Most recently, with her monthly house concert series, the Music Salon on pause due to the pandemic, Linda created a virtual house concert series called the Music Salon Live. The need for musicians to perform is clear: within 36 hours of announcing the series, 36 musicians already were asking to play. “Seeing people tune in and comment during a livestream makes it clear how much people need live music for inspiration during this tough time,” Linda reflects.

Colette O’Connor:

When the person with severe cancer that #WIMG Co-founder Colette O’Connor takes care of came down with symptoms similar to what you might expect for COVID19 early in the quarantine timeline, she got him to the hospital for testing. Her experience was surreal, like out of the movie “ET,” including staff in protective gear and needing to stay in her car while he was in the hospital. He got over his illness well, but three days later, Colette came down with symptoms, that left him taking care of her for the next three weeks. She describes it as “something that felt like outrageous allergies and bronchitis that wanted to be pneumonia.” To make household matters even more complicated, her 30something son, who works on the front lines as a meat cutter, got sick and the illness went to his lungs. He had to go through 2 weeks off from work in quarantine, as he recovered. As it turned out, neither Colette’s partner nor son tested positive for COVID19, but the household members surely had symptoms that makes one wonder about they 30% of false negatives in testing.

So, much of Colette’s quarantine experience involved taking care of sick people, keeping in quarantine and out of the mix, and recovering from her own illness. Once she was able to sing and breathe at the same time, she did an online concert. She completed courses for her college degree. Thoughtful poetry has been emerging. And she has been posting inspirational posts on her social media pages. “I have a big red heart on my page to thank everyone on the front lines, like my son who is working 70 hours/week just to keep our food supply going.” “Musicians and artists are essential for morale and emotion. Musicians are lighting up the love artistically” through their creative expression.

WIMG - Burren Backroom Series

Lisa Wexler:

Lisa Wexler lives in a building that is part of the Cambridge (MA) Housing Authority, where 95 - 95% of the residents are low income, including people who are food insecure, and older citizens on social security. Renovations on the building started shortly before sheltering in place became necessary, and decreased the number of residents by about 25%. Having served on the Tenant Council of her building, and aware of issues arising during construction, Lisa approached a friend who had also served on the Tenant Council about forming a tenant advocacy group that would meeting with the building manager monthly, be extra eyes and ears about the gamut of issues that were arising, and be supportive of his efforts regarding issues concerning the residents. The tenant advocacy group had met twice before COVID19 struck, so Lisa is trying to see if the group can continue to meet virtually. Safety concerns and vulnerabilities in the building have been a big focus.

Lighting up the love for Lisa has included thinking about what caring and concerned leadership means. A certain amount of structure needs to be put in place to keep people safe. But hopefully, it can be done in a compassionate way. Posters about social distancing were put up in the elevators. One woman living in the building gave another woman who needed them a mask and gloves. Some neighbors have been sharing or exchanging needed goods, like paper towels and masks. When one woman in the building said she liked Lisa’s mask, Lisa gave her two masks she had purchased specifically because they support hospital workers. All of these efforts are caring on a practical level. “It is very poignant seeing how people are helping each other in this community,” reflects Lisa. “This really is a community.”

Joanne Lurgio:

Joanne Lurgio lives with her 85 year old mom who is living with dementia. Pre-pandemic, this brought its share of daily lessons, including daily challenges to have patience and forgiveness. “For anyone who has dealt with a loved one with a memory issue, learning to let go of what was is not easy.” Creating a new relationship with who her mom is now is conscious work. Quarantine has put Joanne and her mom in closer proximity for longer periods of time. And going out even to get groceries in the COVID19 world brings the fear of bringing something back home to someone so vulnerable.

The pandemic has brought a change in her mom’s alertness and general motivation to do anything. The lack of activities and connections quarantine brings mean a decline. Before quarantine, her mom went to the senior center a couple times each week, where she saw friends and had lunch. A CNA came twice a week for personal care and engage with her mom. With those structures gone, Joanne needs to oversee all aspects of her mom’s care and well-being. Through a stroke of luck three years ago, Joanne found the house she and her mom now live in, which has turned out to be a blessing. “We had no idea we would need to be in such close proximity,” says Joanne. So, lighting up the love is very personal and relational as Joanne tends to her mom.

She has found ways to keep some music going using virtual means, including virtual choral rehearsals, webinars with a group called Songtown, and virtual RISA events. A very special ritual she created, in response to people in Italy singing out the window at 5 pm is a daily 5 pm song share. “I’ve gotten a great response,” acknowledges Joanne. “It shows music brings people healing and comfort, even if it’s one song.”

Kat Chapman:

Kat Chapman is lighting up the love through parenting her two young daughters through this quarantine time. “We don’t see anybody,” noted Kat. And explaining what was going on to her 5 year old daughter was important to prepare her for the fact that she might not be able to go back to school for the rest of the year or see her friends. Kat kept it really honest, giving her daughter the most information she would understand, including talking about helpers. Her daughter is curious, wants to know all about what is going on, and says she wants to be a doctor one day now. When she asks her 2 1/2 year old daughter what her favorite thing to do is, her daughter’s response is “to be with you momma.” Kat is glad she feels that way, because that is what they’re going to be doing.

While it is very surreal for kids to turn their friends into screen time, having a virtual story time or a virtual playdate can still give a bit of a boost. Kat is grateful for during this pandemic time is that they live in the country, where they can go outside and enjoy their surroundings. And not seeing a neighbor is a routine occurrence when living more remotely. Kat shows her daughter lots of closeness and affection. Cooking for one another, taking care of one another and spending time together are ways to share love.

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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:
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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:
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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"