Sunday, December 28, 2008

Daniella Cotton with her killer band at Bitter End Mon 29th of Dec 9pm Great Show!!!


All,

Come out to see Daniella Cotton and her incredibly funky band play at the Bitter End tomorrow night.

You won't be disappointed, she sings her ass off and plays guitar along with a killer A-Team band of players.

Check her out it's gonna be HOT!!!

Peace,

Tom

Hello,
I'll be performing some RnR with Danielia Cotton Tomorrow in NYC.
when: Mon, Dec 29th
Where: Bitter End
Time: 9pm
It's going to be a Rockin Night!


Thursday, December 18, 2008

Xmas Celebration The Bitter End with Albright and Rozier at The Bitter End Tues Dec 23rd 8pm Sharp!!!


All,
Please come out on Tuesday December 23rd at The Bitter End to see Albright featuring Vivian Sessoms www.albrightmusic.com and sharing the bill with them is Rozier www.fibbymusic.com

The cover is $12 at the door.
www.bitterend.com
The Bitter End
147 Bleecker St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 673-7030

If you haven't seen Albright featuring Vivian Sessoms you are missing the boat, the plane, the train and quite frankly one of the best singers in town.
Vivian Sessoms along with her multi-talented partner Chris Parks on bass have written and produced one of my favorite albums in some time called "sunny one day".
Backed with a star studded band of A-list session musicians they will be playing The Bitter End on Tuesday December 23rd at 8pm Sharp.

This is a show you don't want to miss, 'cos Vivian brings it and entertains you with her effortless and fluid vocals.
She can take the simplest of songs and make it her own just like many of our favorite artists do.
They also always have special guests that help round out the show and leave the audience wanting more at the end of the night.
Do yourself a favor and go see this HOT SHOW!!!
www.albrightmusic.com
www.soultracks.com/albright
www.cdbaby.com/albrightvivian
www.myspace.com/albrightmusic
www.sonicbids.com/albrightmusic

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

News from Fiona Bloom at The Bloom Effect


All,

If you get a chance please stop by Fiona Bloom's website http://www.thebloomeffect.com and read up on all the news that is breaking with artists she is representing.

Fiona has recently had Chester French do a video blog for her website, he was recently signed by Pharrell's label Star Trak. He is a very hot, poppy twist Havard Grads artist who the Neptunes produced and he is all over Common's hot song.

http://www.thebloomeffect.com/blog

http://www.myspace.com/chesterfrench

Fiona also mentions that there is a Grammy Nod for Wayna http://www.myspace.com/waynamusic in the category of ' Best Urban Alternative'

Fiona is also bringing explosive Detroit act Monica Blaire http://www.myspace.com/monicablairemusic to NY Jan 23rd- Stay Tuned by reading up on her website.

Thanks,

Tom

April HIll Remix contest - Submissions have been extended


All,

If you get a chance check out this kool remix contest on the April Hill website.

They have extended the submissions.

Please review the info below and join in the contest.

Thanks,

Tom

April Hill -Remix Contest--- we've extended it to submissions till Dec 31st.
Any chance you can mention that in your blog or email as I know you're
connected to a lot of producers....

Thanks darlin!!!!

REMIX YOURSELF!!
Jazzy Peach Recording Artist April Hill has launched ŒTHE SEARCH¹ REMIX
CONTEST-

Soul/R&B artist April Hill is gaining momentum and the buzz continues to
grow as well as the critical acclaim for her debut Œ Love 360¹. Her
first single ŒWanna Be Free¹ climbed up the radio charts and knocked people
off their programming seats.

Now- Jazzy Peach is calling all Producers and DJ¹s to submit a funky sexy
and HOT Remix of her new single Œ The Search¹.

In the first round, entries will be considered by an esteemed panel of
judges.

Kevin Harewood- Edclectic Entertainment
Marlon Saunders- Black Honey Records
Shawn Lucas- Gaviamst Publishing
April Hill - Recording Artist
Fiona Bloom - The Bloom Effect

The Best 3 Remixes will be posted on APRILHILL.COM for a final vote by
April¹s fans around the world.

Cash Prize: $1,000

Originality Please
NO SAMPLES

Deadline for submission: December 31st, 2008

Winner chosen: Feb 15th, 2009


To sign up-- Log on to http://www.aprilhill.com

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Update: ONUTSS December Event - Performing Tom Paul/Robin Small/Abby Dobson/Serina G/Vivian Sessoms at Shrine December 15th 6-10pm $5

All,

Due to Keith Fluitt being called to for Labelle rehearsals all week, Vivian Sessoms from Albright has graciously stepped into his place tomorrow night.

We truly appreciate your attendance tomorrow night.

Please pass this on to friends and lets make this a beatiful hang tomorrow night.

Peace,

Tom




All,

I have been asked to perform on the ONUTSS http://www.myspace.com/onutss December Event at Shrine in Harlem
12-15-2008 6pm-10pm at Shrine World Music Venue
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, New York, New York 10026
Cost: 5.00

Take the 3 train to 135th and Lenox and walk over one block West to Adam Clayton Powell Blvd and down a block and a half to Shrine.

ONUTSS is run by Pam and Detrel have been running these events to promote Indie Soul artists for almost 3 years now. This is a great platform to meet and greet Artists, Managers, PR people, Marketing Strategists, Label owners, Promoters and Fans of Indie Soul music.
So bring your business cards and shake a hand make a friend like we do at these events.
Performing 2 original songs each with Chris Parks on guitar and Kevin Jenkins on bass will be:

Robin Small http://www.myspace.com/robinannette
Abby Dobson http://www.myspace.com/abbydobsonmusic
Serina G http://www.myspace.com/pinkdiamondg
Keith Fluitt http://www.myspace.com/mrkeithanthonyfluitt
Tom Paul http://www.myspace.com/tompaul6band
We will also sing some X-mas Soul Classics to round out the show.
Please come out and support all these artists and their dedicated musicianship who will be putting out their music in the coming year.
Please bring a friend and celebrate with Holiday Cheer.
Feel free to forward this information on to others who would be interested.

Peace,
Tom

Thursday, December 11, 2008

NU SOUL SATURDAYS AT FRANK'S LOUNGE - Chester Gregory/LaSonya Gunter/Steve Wallace - 12/13 - 9pm $10‏



All,

Please come out this Saturday December 13th at Frank's Lounge http://www.frankscocktaillounge.com/ to see the performances of LaSonya Gunter, Steve Wallace and a CD Listening Party for Chester Gregory hosted by Fiona B.

Check out the artists music links below:
http://www.myspace.com/lasonyagunter
http://www.myspace.com/stevewallacemusic
http://www.
chestergregory.com

Frank's Lounge is located at 660 Fulton Street btwn Lafayette and South Elliot.

The event starts at 9pm and the cover is $10

Please come through to this monthly event which showcases up and coming Indie Soul talents.
This is a great place for new artists can meet other artists, managers, record labels, marketing and PR reps that can assist you in getting your music to where you want.

I highly recommend coming down to this event to broaden your horizon's in the musical community.

See you there.

Peace,
Tom

Saturday, December 6, 2008

The SundayBest Collective On the Radio and at Village Underground Sunday Dec 7th 2pm-7pm FREE!!!



All,

Please come out tomorrow for The SundayBest Collective myspace.com/sundaybestcollective at Village Underground from 2-7pm on West 3rd Street across from the Blue Note.
Trains to West 4th street stop A,B,C,D,E,F Trains
Check out the WBAI Interview link that Kateria was interviewed this past week to promote the show.
Read below to learn more on this special event tomorrow December 7th.
People selling their art-wear and special musical performances from Karen Bernod, Martha Redbone and Tomas Doncker.
This is FREE Y'all bust a move and get out that house to meet these amazing people.
Shake a hand make friend, there will plenty of great people at this event to meet.

Peace,

Tom

Hey Folks,

With only two days left to go before our premier event, I wanted to give you an update and reminder:

Listen to my Dec 4th 7pm on-air interview with Basir Mchawi on WBAI 99.5 FM. Fast forward about 30 minutes (half way) to hear the segment (but the entire show was absolutely enlightening!)

WBAI Archive – Education at the Crossroads

Catch the last trailer highlighting the entertainment line-up:

Visit Youtube

Don’t forget to attend!

Sunday, Dec 7th 2pm-7pm

Fat Black Pussycat Lounge

130 west 3rd street – between 6th and Macdougal

www.fbpc.com

And if you can’t attend, tell a friend anyway…

Visit our webpage for more information:

The SundayBest Collective

Or email us at:

sundaybestcollective@gmail.com

Hope to see ya there!

Cheers

The Katalist

Thursday, December 4, 2008

ONUTSS December Event - Performing Tom Paul/Robin Small/Abby Dobson/Serina G/Keith Fluitt at Shrine December 15th 6-10pm $5



All,

I have been asked to perform on the ONUTSS http://www.myspace.com/onutss December Event at Shrine in Harlem
12-15-2008 6pm-10pm at Shrine World Music Venue
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, New York, New York 10026
Cost: 5.00

Take the 3 train to 135th and Lenox and walk over one block West to Adam Clayton Powell Blvd and down a block and a half to Shrine.

ONUTSS is run by Pam and Detrel have been running these events to promote Indie Soul artists for almost 3 years now. This is a great platform to meet and greet Artists, Managers, PR people, Marketing Strategists, Label owners, Promoters and Fans of Indie Soul music.
So bring your business cards and shake a hand make a friend like we do at these events.
Performing 2 original songs each with Chris Parks on guitar and Kevin Jenkins on bass will be:

Robin Small http://www.myspace.com/robinannette
Abby Dobson http://www.myspace.com/abbydobsonmusic
Serina G http://www.myspace.com/pinkdiamondg
Keith Fluitt http://www.myspace.com/mrkeithanthonyfluitt
Tom Paul http://www.myspace.com/tompaul6band
We will also sing some X-mas Soul Classics to round out the show.
Please come out and support all these artists and their dedicated musicianship who will be putting out their music in the coming year.
Please bring a friend and celebrate with Holiday Cheer.
Feel free to forward this information on to others who would be interested.

Peace,
Tom

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Folk Singer Odetta passes at age 77


All,

If you ever had a chance to hear Odetta sing and perform live, you would know that we have just lost a Legend of Music.
I had the pleasure of seeing her perform in the Summer of 2006 at Prospect Park's Celebrate Brooklyn Festival. She was filling in for Bobby "Blue" Bland who was sick and unable to perform.
As frail as she seemed the power within her gave everyone in the audience the hope to keep striving for the meet their goals as she did that night.
There wasn't a dry eye in the air that night.
Truly an amazing performance and what a story teller.
Odetta, the singer whose deep voice wove together the strongest songs of American folk music and the civil rights movement, died on Tuesday at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan. She was 77. The cause was heart disease, said her manager, Doug Yeager. He added that she had been hoping to sing at Barack Obama's Inauguration.Click on this link to read the full story.http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/03/arts/music/03odetta.html?_r=1&hp
Need to know more hit this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odetta
Rest In Peace Odetta, you will be missed.
Peace and One Love,
Tom Paul

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

SundayBest Collective featuring artists selling their crafts and performances by Karen Bernod/Martha Redbone/Keith Fluitt/Tomas Doncker


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sunday, December 7th from 2pm-7pm

***FREE EVENT***

The Katalist has put together a really cool event in Greenwich Village called The SundayBest Collective.

The SundayBest Collective; a unique forum of hip artisans, trendsetters and entertainers was created to showcase the works and talents of their international, unknown and independent peers. This collective is not just the people; it's not just the artwork. It's an urban bazaar/cocktail party/networking event.

There will be music, mingling, and lots of people like you there getting their "party started". It's like a remix of what you typically come to expect from an average everyday flea market or art show because this event is meant to "match-make" lovers of beautiful things with those who create.

Whether it's art (both wearable and fine) or music, The SundayBest Collective is the event that brings it to the community-at-large in an environment without the heavy sell because the merchandise speaks for itself. See for yourself in this really cool video here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZydsCwIlaFo

We have also recently added a terrific music line-up as well. You can see that trailer here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84ii1WQjveE

Visit these websites for more information on the event:

If you're on Myspace – http://www.myspace.com/sundaybestcollective

If you're on Facebook – type the term 'sundaybest collective' in the search toolbar and this event will appear in the result

If you need more details, feel free to reply to this message or email the Collective at:

sundaybestcollective@gmail.com

The SundayBest Collective

Sunday, December 7th

2pm – 7pm

The Fat Black PussyCat Lounge

130 West 3rd Street (near 6th Avenue) – A, B, C, D, E, F trains to West 4th Street

New York, NY

Monday, December 1, 2008

Reminder: Songwriting Circle on Tuesday night December 2nd 8pm 'til we finish - Free!!!

All,

Please confirm if you will be able to attend our Songwriter Circle/Collaboration on Tuesday December 2nd at 8pm til we finish.

If you need to get in and out early just let us know.

We give each person 20 minutes of the floor to show their tunes.

Please bring in a recording of 1-2 songs or if you prefer perform 1-2 songs as a way of introduction to your music. The songs don't have to be finished,they could be a song you are stuck on and this forum provides assistance like having your peers giving you their best opinions.

We do have keyboards and acoustic guitars here if you need to play your songs,bring tracks on CD's or on your ipod, we'll pull up your myspace page or website to play any songs you want to be heard.

We will discuss what we believe are our strengths as writers and how we can challenge ourselves to be better writers via songwriting techniques.

We will continue to meet again on Tuesday December 16th from 8 til we finish for our next December Songwriter Circle.

We will meet at my apartment located at 521 12th Street/Apt2L(buzzer outside is broken so Call me 917 533 4392) btwn 8th Ave and Prospect Park West in Park Slope,Brooklyn.

That would be the F train to the 7th Ave Stop or 15thStreet/Prospect Park stop. If you want the bus B69 (Navy Yard across Vanderbilt to Prospect Park West) or B75 Bus(downtown Bkln) which drops you off on the corner of 12th St and Prospect Park West. I am 1building off of Prospect Park West.

Call me at 917 533 4392 if you need further directions.

Hope you can join us as this has been extremely inspirational on so many levels.

Thanks,

Tom Paul
tompaul6@hotmail.com
917 533 4392

Monday, November 24, 2008

Kendra Ross at Tillman's tonight 8pm Free


All,

Please come out tonight to check out Kendra Ross at Tillman's http://www.tillmansnyc.com/
8pm for Free
Tillman's is located at 165 West 26th Street between 6th and 7th Aves.
No Cover and it is a great hang.
Click here to take a listen to Kendra's beautiful sound http://www.myspace.com/kendrarossmusic
This should be a great evening of music.
Hope 2 C U there.
Peace,
Tom

Friday, November 21, 2008

Natasha Corbett and SBP performing at Bushbaby Cafe Nov 21st 8pm $10 cover - Great food



All,
Please come out this Friday Nov 21st to see Natasha Corbett at Bushbaby Cafe in Bed Stuy section of Brooklyn.
Please check out Natasha Corbett's music at this link
http://www.myspace.com/natashacorbettsings


Conscious Uprising presents...
Natasha Corbett & The SBP
@
bushbaby
Friday, Nov. 21st 8pm $10 cover
1197 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY
718.636.5336
Hope 2 C U there tonight.
Peace and One Love,
Tom

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Gordon Chambers Interview by Tom Paul


All,

Please check out my interview with Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter/producer Chambers on http://www.soultracks.com/

Here is the link to the interview http://www.soultracks.com/interview-gordon_chambers

Let me know your thoughts on the interview.

Enjoy,

Tom

Monday, November 17, 2008

Wayna in town - Heston on Michael Baisden this week - Check it out


All,

This word just in from PR Guru Fiona Bloom from The Bloom Effect http://www.thebloomeffect.com
Tonight at Tillman’s Lounge- 10PM
Strictly Social NYC featuring the video premiere of Wayna’s ‘MY LOVE’ tomorrow- Tuesday at SUTRA
7PM-10PM
I have attached the flyer.
Then I am interviewed(yours truly) on Soultalk Radio
http://www.myspace.com/elpsoultalkradio
I will be featured live on Duane's show- Wednesday 10:30PM EST
Call me up- email me/IM me - I will be available for any questions.....
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/expressionloveandpassion
A show to promote and support independent atists in the areas of spoken word,poetry, indie/soul music,classic soul and hip hop. Also to reach out to old school artist and bring good music to the mainstream audience.
Finally— Heston has been nominated for a BETJ Virtual Award.
If you haven’t already voted— vote here:
http://www.bet.com/specials/betjvirtualawards08/va08-nominees/va08_nominee_bestundergroundartist?Referrer=%7B7B0F7896-6EC9-4342-83BD-E99CC2EF22D1%7D
And.....
Heston is a featured guest on Michael Baisden show this Friday.....

Check the info by clicking on these links.
Peace,
Tom

Friday, November 14, 2008

NU SOUL SATURDAYS AT FRANK'S LOUNGE - TOMAS DONCKER/KUKU 11/15 9pm $10‏ - A Must See Event!!!


All,

Please come out to NU SOUL SATURDAYS at Frank's Cocktail Lounge on Nov 15th at 9pm $10 to hear the amazing music of Tomas Doncker and KUKU.
Frank's Lounge located at 660 Fulton Street between S. Portland and Lafayette streets in Fort Greene section of Brooklyn http://www.frankscocktaillounge.com/
This is a must see show with great musicianship and sound that will be soon taking shape over the next few years.
World Soul Music mixing all kinds of feels and sounds from around the Globe.
Review the press release below and check out the links to hear Tomas and KUKU's music.
See you there.
Peace,
Tom


The Absense of Cool in a Small World Tour

Two organic and musically soulful brothers of song, separated by continents at birth now unite in 2008 in Brooklyn NY. , KUKU a Washington DC based, Nigerian native who defines his sound in the form of his 'Afro-Soul Acoustic Experience' and Tomas Doncker, a native New Yorker with West Indian roots who makes 'GroovySexMusic' as his Imprint Label suggests, are a pair set to redefine what it sounds like when crafty songwriters perform their hearts and souls to a live audience. Upon meeting through an introduction by fellow singers/songwriter and http://www.soutltracks.com/ staffwriter, Tom Paul, Tomás Doncker invited KUKU to sing on the title track of 'Small World', his most recent release. After the recording session in the summer 2008, they spent the rest of day trading songs and ideas about future collaborations. The culmination is the "Absence of Cool in a Small World" tour.

KUKU and Tomas currently have a pair of nationally and internationally released albums, guitar and string endorsements and a dedicated and ever growing fan base. They've played on some of the nation's premier stages yet they are equally as comfortable performing in intimate settings. To get a sneak peak at this Global Soul Summit go to these links: http://www.kukulive.com/ andwww.myspace.com/tomasdoncker

The tour starts off on November 15th at Frank's Cocktail Lounge http://www.frankscocktaillounge.com/ monthly NU SOUL Saturday's showcase of Indie Soul Artists featuring Tomas Doncker and KUKU with a listening party for Kameron Corvet's new release "Korporate Rockstar". The evening starts at 9pm and the cover is $10. This event is sponsored by Purpose Music Group, The Bloom Effect, EDclectic Entertainment, Fusicology, 4DaSoul and ONUTSS.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

La Sonya Gunter with Nadir and Distorted Soul Jazz Cafe Detroit Sat Nov 15th - Hot Show/Must See!!!


All,

Please let your peeps in Detroit know about this HOT show at the Jazz Cafe with La Sonya Gunter http://www.myspace.com/lasonyagunter performing with Nadir and Distorted Soul.
The Jazz Cafe is located at 350 Madison ave 313 887 8500

To buy tickets visit or call Music Hall Box Office 350 Madison Ave, Detroit 313.887.8500 or online at www.ticketmaster.com
Check out the email from La Sonya below.
Please spread the word and get out to see this HOT show!!!
Peace and One Love,
Tom

Hey to all my peeps in Detroit!!!!!
I will be in Detroit Nov.15th performing at the Jazz Cafe.
I will be singing some tunes from new CD CRAZYBEAUTIFUL!!!!
I will be opening up for my good friend Nadir and his band Distorted Soul.
it is truly a night you don't wanna miss.
Showtime : 9pm
come on and show your love!!!!!
MUA!
LA SONYA

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Martha Redbone at Joe's Pub Wed Nov 12th 9pm $18


All,

If you have not seen Martha Redbone and her amazing band perform live, you must come out Wednesday November 12th for a special show at Joe's Pub celebrating The Public's Native Theatre Festival. To hear her great music, please go to this link http://www.myspace.com/martharedbonemusic

The voice, the music, the songwriting is beyond on point and deserves much more accolades for the push this artist has made as an Independant artist.

If there are any new Indie artists out there this show is a learning experience to see how to see a seasoned professional can carve out quite the niche as an artist independantly.
Martha Redbone gives all of us hope towards continuing our crafts as Indie Artists.

All I can tell you is if you come to see this show you will not be disappointed.

I hope to see you at the show.

Please review the email from Martha below with the show info.

Peace and One Love,

Tom


Hey folks,

Just a reminder for next week's show at Joe's Pub, opening night ofThe Public's Native Theater Festival.

We are excited to invite you to a very special Joe's Pub show!

November is Native Heritage Month and our show on Wednesday, November 12th,9:30pm, is part of The Public's Native Theater Festival, a celebration of work from Native artists hailing from the U.S. and Canada.

The four-dayfestival, composed of new work, readings, panel discussions and concerts, willrun Nov. 12-15 at the Public. This will be our last NYC show of the year, if poss, please do come and support this wonderful event hosted by the Public Theater and Joe's Pub and learn more about today's Native artistic community.

Special guest actor and bluesman Gary Farmer will sit in on a song or two.

Book early and reserve a table!

Band line-up: Aaron Whitby-keys,

Fred Cash-bass,

RobinMacatangay-guitar,

Kevin Johnson-drums,

Keith Fluitt-vocals

Martha Redbone & the Fellaz

Wednesday, November 12, 2008 9:30pmAdmission: $18

Joe's Pub 425 Lafayette St, near Astor PlaceGreenwich Village, NYC 10003 http://www.joespub.com/

On a political note, words cannot describe my happiness knowing that BarackObama will be our next President of the United States. I am overwhelmed by thepassion and spirit of so many of us who gave money, made phone calls, rallied,etc. to help make this election a success... and it worked. When I think of howmany people have waited for this day, how many have passed on not believing thisday would ever come, I think of our guitarist Alan AB Burroughs' 103year-old grandmother who was born during Jim Crow and lived to see this day...even though there is still so much to sort out, it is so important that we areinvolved in the decisions made in our country...a change has finally come...more later...

Kindness & peace,

Martha

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Meg Okura's Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble opening for actor Terrence Howard at Drom tonight.


All,

Please come out tonight to hear Meg Okura's Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble opening for actor Terrence Howard at Drom tonight.

Sunday, November 2 at 8pm.




Hope to see you there!

DROM -85 Avenue A (b/w 5th & 6th) New York CityAdmission -

$15For Tickets and Information call (212) 777-1157


Peace and One Love,

Tom

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Songwriter Circle Monday November 3rd 8pm til we finish

All,

Please confirm if you will be able to attend our 17th Songwriter Circle/Collaboration on Monday November 3rd from 8pm until we finish.
If you need to get in and out early just let us know.
We give each person 20 minutes of the floor to show their tunes.
Please bring in a recording of 1-2 songs or if you prefer perform 1-2 songs as a way of introduction to your music. The songs don't have to be finished,they could be a song you are stuck on and this forum provides assistance like having your peers giving you their best opinions.
We do have keyboards and acoustic guitars here if you need to play your songs,bring tracks on CD's or on your ipod, we'll pull up your myspace page or website to play any songs you want to be heard.
We will discuss what we believe are our strengths as writers and how we can challenge ourselves to be better writers via songwriting techniques.
We will continue to meet once every 2 weeks on Mondays.
We will meet at my apartment located at 521 12th Street/Apt2L(call buzzer is out of service so call me 917 533 4392 when u r at the door) btwn 8th Ave and Prospect Park West in Park Slope,Brooklyn.
That would be the F train to the 7th Ave Stop or15thStreet/Prospect Park stop. If you want the bus B69 (Navy Yard across Vanderbilt to Prospect Park West) or B75 Bus(downtown Bkln) which drops you off on the corner of 12th St and Prospect Park West. I am 1building off of Prospect Park West.
Call me at 917 533 4392 if you need further directions.
Hope you can join us as this has been extremely inspirational on so many levels.
Thanks,

Tom Paul
tompaul6@hotmail.com
917 533 4392

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Frankie Paris Memorial Jam at Cutting Room 9:30pm-1am - Let us all send Frankie off right


All
If you would please come out tomorrow night in Tribute to the late great Frankie Paris.
A legendary Blues and R&B singer Nationally and here on the local scene.
He was one of the first people to bring me up on stage in the city and I will forever be apprecative to Frankie and all the musicians(dear friends of mine) that he employed over the years.
This will be a who's who of session singers and musicians performing their hearts out in honor of Frankie.
If you know of anyone who knew Frankie Paris, please forward this to them.
Have them come out and let us all send Frankie off to make his wishes complete.
A final evening Jam Session in remebrance of a great singer.,
Peace and One Love,
Tom

TRIBUTE TO NEW YORK R&B LEGEND, FRANKIE PARIS
Monday, October 27, 2008 – 9:30 pm
The Cutting Room
19 West 24th Street, New York, NY
FRANKIE PARIS 1941-2008
Frankie Paris was a regular on the New York City club scene throughout the 70s, 80s, and 90s to today. His name was virtually synonymous with New York R&B, having had a life-long musical presence in the hottest venues in the City. He will be sorely missed by so many – those who had privilege of performing with him, those who had the pleasure of being a part of his audience, and those who had the good fortune to call him a friend.
You are invited to join in an evening of musical tribute to honor the memory of our beloved fellow-musician and dear friend, Frankie Paris and his music.
The program is as follows and starts promptly at

9:30 p.m
OFF DA HOOK
EJ SHARPE LEADER
RODMAN DEL CASTILLO
ALFREDO ALIAS
BOBBY HARDEN
RAUN RUFFIN

10:00 p.m.
COLD SWEAT
IVAN BODLEY
MARK BOWERS
TONY LEWIS
ADAM KIPPLE
ANGEL RISSOFF

10:30 p.m.
BILL SIMS
JOHN DIAMOND
ANDY HESS
IRVING LOUIS LATTIN
PAT CISARANO

[small cover charge accepted at the door) ALL Proceeds will be given to the family to assist with expenses.

Further donations will be gratefully received at the tribute to assist the family . Checks may be made to Frankie’s eldest son, Frank Spinale, Jr.

If you are unable to attend, but wish to send a donation by mail, kindly forward to:

Frank D. Spinale, Jr.530 Town Forest Court
Camarillo, CA 93012

FRANKIES NEW UNRELEASED CD WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE EVENT.
Please visit www.myspace.com/frankieparismemorial If you have photos or video of Frankie to add please send them to jimmoranband@optonline.net

To Musician Friends of Frankie's ,
A lot of people have signed up for the jam that follows the Memorial Tribute at 11pm.
All those who wish to sign up in advance to play should e-mail me before Fri. Oct 25th .roxyperry1@aol.com All others who wish to sign up to jam the night of the event must go to Lisa Miller 10:45 - Host & House band for the jam portion of the program is Richie Cannata's Monday Night Jam Band.
We ask that vocalists come prepared to do 1 song that all have in common . Musicians will be rotated. Please e-mail me the title and key in advance so common songs are not repeated.
Thank you,
Roxy

Saturday, October 25, 2008

ONUTSS Showcase RA-RE VALVERDE/E. Bland PERFORMING LIVE @ BILLIE'S BLACK OCT. 29TH



All,Please come out Wednesday October 29th from 5:30-8:30pm to enjoy the wonderful Showcase/Listening Party put on Monthly by the ladies of ONUTSS http://www.myspace.com/onutss.

This is a great place to come out and meet other artists, managers, PR, Marketing and Radio people.

This is a very important and necessary gathering of the Indie Soul scene that if you haven't been to this event, you need to be.

Featured are two very talented artists Ra-Re Valverde http://www.myspace.com/rarefootagemusic who has been busy touring with Rahsaan Patterson and Jill Scott this past year while releasing her new album 'A Beautiful Mess' and

E. Bland http://www.eblandsoul.com/ who has released his new CD 'Soulcentric' where he's played all of the instruments and produced this CD and many other artists on the Indie Soul scene.Please come out to this great restaurant Billie's Black and get your grub on and your drink on. Try the drink called the Billie's Black, its tha bomb.Hope 2 C U there.Peace,Tom
ONUTTS PRESENTS:
RA-RE VALVERDE
LIVE
PERFORMING SONGS FROM HER DEBUT CD
A BEAUTIFUL MESS

Rendezvous Event featuring YahZarah at The Shrine in Harlem Mon Oct 27th 9pm $10


All,

If you haven't been to the Shrine in Harlem for the Rendezvous Event that Marko Nobles puts on, you gotta make this one.

None other than YahZarah aka Purple St. James is gracing the stage with a full band.

She is gonna knock it outta tha box YO!!!

Her stage presence and voice that brings it when she wants to and sings like the angel we've been missing in our lives on ballads is to be seen.Check out her music at this link http://www.myspace.com/yahzarah

She brings all kinds of flavors to keep you wanting more after just one taste.

Check out the eflyer that is attached with all of the artists.

There are 4 artists performing this evening

Dionne Blaize 7:30pm

Mika 8:10pm

Soul Cycle 9pm

YahZarah 9:9:45

Should be an amazing evening of music and all for only $10, you can't beat that.

There will be complimentary Bacardi Gold Cocktails from 8pm-10pm, so be there to get you drink on.

Peace and One Love,

Tom

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

THe Karl Walters Jr Trio CD Release Party Thursday Oct 23rd 8:30pm - $5

All,

Please come out to support the CD Release of The Karl Walters Jr Trio at Freddy's Back Room in Park Slope Brooklyn.
Their blend of Jazz, Progressive and Experimental music has been turning heads at all their shows.

To hear their great sound check them out online at these links below:

http://www.myspace.com/thekarlwaltersjrtrio
www.kwjtrio.com
thekarlwaltersjrtrio.bandcamp.mu
Below is the Announcement sent out:

It's official: 'Can We Go BackWhere We Began?', The KWJ Trio's first album, will be availableon CD Oct 23rd!

HELP US CELEBRATE

Thurs, Oct 23rd, 8:30pm @ Freddy's Bar and Back Room

485 Dean St. @ 6th Ave., Brooklyn, NewYork 11217
Cost: $5 suggested donation.
CD Release Show!!! Come and check out'Can We Go Back Where We Began?' our new CD, and enjoy a beerwith us to celebrate!!
CDs will be selling on site for $10.


'THE KARL WALTERS JR TRIO' is comprisedof composer/trombonist Westbrook Johnson, drummer Jesse Bartlett-Webberand bassist Keegan Schelling, and crisply exemplifies what music is today.The music of this unique ensemble hearkens back to the touching, grassrootshonesty of the Jazz tradition, while peering into the future with childlike,questioning eyes. Few musical styles escape allusion when this trio embarkson performance. The group's clear, improvisational communication bringsto life Johnson's solid compositions, in an entertaining evening for fansof all genres.

Peace and One Love,
Tom


Abby Dobson Live at Solomon's Porch Thursday Oct 23rd 8pm $10 cover - Great show


All,

If you have heard Abby Dobson perform she is a blessing with an angels voice.
Abby will be performiing at Solomon's Porch in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn on Thursday October 23rd at 8pm, $10 cover.
This show will be a
Fundraiser Drawing/Performance @ Solomon’s Porch to assist Abby in completing her CD. Solomon's Porch is located at 307 Stuyvesant Avenue at the corner of Halsey st.
Abby Dobson performs with friends for CD Fundraiser and drawing of raffle ticket prize winners. You may also purchase raffles online on my myspace page: http://www.myspace.com/abbydobsonmusic The Raffle Prizes are: 1st prize: 19 inch flat screen TV 2nd prize:digital camera 3rd prize:$100 gas gift card 4th prize: Gift Basket
Hope to see you there as this will be a great show.
Peace,
Tom

Fiona Bloom from The Bloom Effect presents CMJ Shows this week Global Hip Hop/Wayna/Maya Azucena - Check it out!!!





All,

If you do not know who Fiona Bloom is please check out her amazing website The Bloom Effect http://www.thebloomeffect.com/
Her blog is very popular and I recommend signing up for it check it out at this link http://www.thebloomeffect.com/blog/
Fiona covers everything from PR to bringing Global Hip Hop acts over to the states for Festivals like CMJ which is going this week and booking them into these great venues.
If you are an artist who needs help getting your sound out there once you have a CD completed, Fiona is the lady to get in touch with.
Above are the eflyers for the show listed below.
Check them out and come out to support these shows.
Peace and One Love,
Tom
Check out What's going on with Fiona Bloom and her artists this week with Global Hip Hop artists at CMJ/Wayna and Maya Azucena:

Wayna made the Grammy selection as an Indie artist - There is hope for us all!!!
Ethiopian born singer/songwriter Wayna who now lives in D.C has a beautiful collection of prolific songs on her latest release- her sophomore release 'Higher Ground'.
Off the album 'My Love' was written for the women of Prince George's county- victims of domestic violence. Prince George's county - the wealthiest black county in the country has the highest rate of domestic violence. Wayna wrote this song in honor of them and has offered it as a free download on Soultracks this month as part of Domestic Violence Awarenes.
Speaking of 'My Love'- it is #2 on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop singles chart and #18 on the Hot 100....This is incredible for an indie artist--- big ups Wayna....
She's embarked on a 5 week FYE Retail tour up and down the region selling, signing and performing... She'll be in NY for a promotional tour performing at an ONUTSS event- November 12th and at Tillman's Lounge on Monday, November 17th.
The video for 'My Love' is finished and will be released end of month....We'll have video screenings in D.C, Atlanta, LA and NY....Look out!
Oh.....This just in.... The pre-ballots for the Grammy's just came in and Wayna made the list....Best New Artist and Best R&B among other categories!!! What a feat.....
Wednesday CMJ
I finally met the rest of Dirty Fuzz.....Very cool, Very Dirty!! Can't wait to hear them Rock Out TONIGHT!!!! Elida totally exudes Rock Star-- in fact everywhere we went last night- people stared, came over and asked who she was....Yes she's exuding alright....
She loves the camera- she's great super charismatic and the rest of her bandmates- handsome blokes and quite charming..... Did I tell you I can't wait to see it live!!!
Elida's on the 'Independent Success Stories' panel today at the Kimmel Center.. Then later we're off to the British Cocktail private shindig and then Annex where Dirty Fuzz hits the stage around 9PM....
Thursday - you can catch round II of Dirty Fuzz as they play the OURSTAGE Showcase- Ace of Clubs- 11PM.... Yes- we love OURSTAGE.....Yes- every band should be signed up!
Thursday night they're doing The OURSTAGE showcase- Ace of Clubs-- currently you can download their 'True History of Rock N Roll OURSTAGE
Dirty Fuzz will be around the whole week making appearances, doing interviews and mingling with the finest........How Dirty will they get???? They may even rock out w/ Maya Azucena at the Blue Note on Friday late night!!!
Thursday at CMJ
Thursday night is hot-- First off- for Hip Hop- there's a Meet N Greet- the annual produced by BRMG, Foundation Media and Spectre Music- It's happening at Santos Party House....Great line up of DJ's and always a great hang to network, wheel and deal and get your music heard....
5PM-9PM Santos Party House Jake One, DJ Protege, DJ Revolution and Babu getting wreck on the 1 and 2's....
After the Hip Hop Meet N Greet- what better way to continue-- come over to DROM... This is the only International Hip Hop night at CMJ....Yep- you heard it correct.....and it's hosted by the one and only Pharoahe Monch.....Ya heard!
Shouts to Scion and all the fabulous sponsors to numerous to name here but they're shouted out on the flyers/posters/release.... CMJ registered folks-- check us out-- we have a full page ad in the program guide--- yep- that's true too!!!
So with all that said-- Myself and Ben Herson (Nomadic Wax) have worked night and day to bring you this amazing night.... Blitz The Ambassador, DJ Soulscape, VJ Kwon, Too Many Fish, King Reign, Chachi, Empire Isis and Mr. Reo..... DJ's BOO and EMCH on the wheels.
We are all over the press with this joint....Facebook rsvp's nearly 300 and growing and....It will sell out! Thursday, October 23rd $10.00 8PM-3AM- DROM
Oh- almost forgot-- The Koreans are making their U.S Debut--- The premiere for both DJ Soulscape and VJ Kwon....This is big folks!!!
I KIFFE NY French Hip Hop Thurs/Fri at CMJ
I love French Hip Hop....How can I say this....Remember Saian Supa Crew--- SOB's- I brought them there-- people still talk about that show---- Can't get enough of French so with that said---
A cultural program was curated this month to increase the awareness and educate folks about French Urban Culture called I KIFFE NY....Special thanks to The French Embassy... Emmanuel Morlet and Robert Singerman also who brought me on board to spread the word....
La Caution will be performing late night at Joe's Pub Thursday, October 23rd...11:30PM and then on Friday, October 24th at HIRO Ballroom.....A special night....
7PM- Hiro Ballroom hosted by the FBI team and DJ Spank featuring: La Caution, Reak and Wax Tailor in a VJ and DJ Set....
Guestlist action- hit me up..... Get ready- get there early!! You don't need to speak French to enjoy this night- trust me!!!!
Shouts to East Village Radio....La Caution and Wax Tailor are on tonight on NoHos Bored--- 8:30PM- Tune itunes
Maya Azucena is performing at The Blue Note on Friday 24th Midnight
The fabulous Maya Azucena is gearing up for a new album that will be released in Spring '09.... She's just released 'Get it Together' which was a free download on Soultracks--It's an advance single off the new album....Maya just finished shooting a video for it also....
So- she'll be performing a special CMJ showcase- Friday late night series at The Blue Note-- Yours truly will be on the mic holding down hosting duties-- You never know who will come through and jump the stage-- Maya knows everyone! I can tell you that some special French MC's will be on stage joining her too-- wonder who?
So- The Blue Note-- Midnight. Friday, October 24th... See you there.....

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

YahZarah at Solomon's Porch Oct 21st 8pm $10pm


All,

If you have not seen YahZarah aka Purple St. James perform, she will be performing tonight at Solomon's Porch in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn.
I saw her perform 4 tunes on Friday at NU SOUL SATURDAY's and was blown away.
Great singer, performer and songwriter.
Please come out and support this talented lady.
The cover is $10 and worth every penny of it.
Peace and One Love,
Tom

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Angela Johnson Interview on Soultracks.com by Tom Paul

All,

Please go to this link and check out the interview I did with Angela Johnson on Soultracks.com
Here is the link http://www.soultracks.com/interview-angela_johnson1008
The more people that hit this interview the better.
Please come out tonight to see Angela Johnson perform with Yahzarah and Revelations featuring Tre Williams at Frank's Lounge in Brooklyn 9pm $10 and worth every penny for the talent in the room.
The event is called NU SOUL SATURDAY's which is put on once a month featuring Indie Soul talent from all around the country.
This show never leaves anyone disappoint that they came to hear such wonderful artists perform live.
Please come out.
Peace and One Love,
Tom

Songwriter Circle Monday October 20th 8pm til we finish - Park Slope, Brooklyn - Free

All,

Please confirm if you will be able to attend our 16th Songwriter Circle/Collaboration on Monday October 20th from 8pm until we finish.

If you need to get in and out early just let us know.

We give each person 20 minutes of the floor to show their tunes.

Please bring in a recording of 1-2 songs or if you prefer perform 1-2 songs as a way of introduction to your music. The songs don't have to be finished,they could be a song you are stuck on and this forum provides assistance like having your peers giving you their best opinions.

We do have keyboards and acoustic guitars here if you need to play your songs,bring tracks on CD's or on your ipod, we'll pull up your myspace page or website to play any songs you want to be heard.

We will discuss what we believe are our strengths as writers and how we can challenge ourselves to be better writers via songwriting techniques.

We will continue to meet once every 2 weeks on Mondays.

Wewill meet at my apartment located at 521 12th Street/Apt2L(buzzer outside is not working now so call me when at the door 917 533 4392 - Love my Landlord and all the packages I've missed from UPS) btwn 8th Ave and Prospect Park West in Park Slope,Brooklyn.

That would be the F train to the 7th Ave Stop or15thStreet/Prospect Park stop. If you want the bus B69 (Navy Yard acrossVanderbilt to Prospect Park West) or B75 Bus(downtown Bkln) which drops you off on the corner of 12th St and Prospect Park West. I am 1building off of Prospect Park West.

Call me at 917 533 4392 if you need further directions.

Hope you can join us as this has been extremely inspirational on so many levels.

Thanks,

Tom Paul
tompaul6@hotmail.com
917 533 4392

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Harlem Stage - Ladies of Ubiquita spinning - Performances by Rahj, Angela Johnson, Abby Dobson, Manchildblack




ACT II: LET THERE BE SOUL
Sunday, October 19 - 6:00PM - 10:00PM
NATURAL PROGRESSION ACT II
LET THERE BE SOUL/SOUL DECONSTRUCTED
DJs Moni, shErOck, Reborn & Selly
A dance party installation featuring The Ladies of Ubiquita and live performances by Rahj with Abby Dobson http://www.abby-dobson.com/
Angela Johnson http://www.myspace.com/angelajohnson1
Live painting by Crystal Clarity and Film by Pierre Bennu for Exit The Apple Productions
Harlem Stage http://www.harlemstage.org/
For more ticket information on this great show, please click on the link below http://harlemstage.org/SEASON/index.php?id=1

NU SOUL SATURDAY'S at Frank's Lounge Sat Oct 18th 9pm - Angela Johnson/Yahzarah/The Revelations feat. Tre Williams


All,

If you have not heard Angela Johnson and Yahzarah perform live, you need to get out this Saturday Oct 18th at 9pm $10 to hear these two ladies tear it up.
Please come out toFranks' Lounge in Brooklyn www.frankscocktaillounge.com/ as part of the once a month NU-Soul Saturday's showcase of Indie Soul artist.
On the bill will be the amazing Angela Johnson http://www.myspace.com/angelajohnson1 along with featured singers Lisala Beatty http://www.myspace.com/lisalab and Tricia Angus http://www.myspace.com/shestudios
Also on the bill is the sensational Yahzarah aka Purple St. James http://www.soultracks.com/purple_st_james who is an incredible performer and a CD Listening Party for Revelations featuring Tre Williams http://www.soultracks.com/the_revelations
This is a must see show and the amount of talent you are hearing for only $10.
Hope 2 C U there.
Peace,
Tom

Bill Sims with All-Star band at 55 Bar Fri Oct 17th 10pm - 2 sets


All,

If you are free tomorrow night, please get out to see Bill Sims http://www.myspace.com/billsimsjr and this All-Star band of session/touring musicians play at the 55 Bar.

The cover is probably anywhere from $8-$10 and it is worth every penny as this band puts out a blistering set of Blues, Funk and Ol' Skool R&B for 2 sets.

They normally have some other star studded musicians show up to sit in and play in the second set.

The info is below and here is the link for the 55 Bar http://www.55bar.com/

If you are a musician, you need to go down here and get an education from these players.

You will leave thanking yourself for 'going down to the nightclub'

Please forward to people who love them some rootsy, blues and funk on their Friday night souls.

Peace,

Tom
FRIDAY OCT 17 10:00 PM THE 55 BAR
55 CHRISTOPHER STREET

BILL SIMS JR
CHANEY SIMS
ANDY HESS
GEORGE LAKS
CHARLEY DRAYTON
ADAM LEVY

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Great shows going on this weekend - Don't want to miss shows

All, Some of my closest friends are performing this weekend. Normally I would send out an individual email blast, but there are too many shows within a 48 hour period. Show if you love great singers, songwriters and over the top musicianship, then you need to go check out these shows. Friday night October 10th at Le Poisson Rouge Martha Redbone opening for comedien/civil rights activist Dick Gregory. Martha Redbone will be performing with Aaron Whitby on keys and Robin Macatangay on guitar. This will be a very special show. Check out her incredible sound at her myspace link
http://www.myspace.com/martharedbonemusic
http://www.myspace.com/martharedbonemusic
She is one of my favorite singer and her songs speak volumes of what we hear today.Below is info sent by Martha RedboneFRIDAY, OCT 10, 2008 7pm
LE POISSON ROUGE opening for legendary activist/comedian
DICK GREGORY158 Bleecker St bet Sullivan/Thompson, Greenwich VillageAdmission: $30adv/35
Deeply honored to be opening act for the legendary civil rights activist and comedian Dick Gregory. This will be a trio show with Aaron Whitby on the piano and Robin Macatangay joining us on guitar. Our trio sets are intimate and wonderful giving our NYC listeners a chance to enjoy stripped down and raw versions of our songs. Please join us in our opening slot and also enjoy the rare opportunity to hear Dick Gregory in person- google him to learn more about this legend and book a ticket early.http://www.lepoissonrouge.com
Thanks for reading, see you soon!
Kindness & peace,Martha
http://www.martharedbone.com

Later that evening at The Blue Note for the Late Night Groove Series is Gordon Chambers celebrating his birthday performing songs from his CD as well as many of the hits he's written for other artists.
If you'd like check out this show on the late tip, this should be a packed house.
Midnight Birthday Show w/Gordon Chambers & Friends Blue Note $12 cover
http://www.bluenote.net/newyork/schedule/moreinfo.cgi?id=6355
Saturday night October 11th at The Rodeo Bar for Bill Sims
http://www.myspace.com/billsimsjr and his Cold Blooded Blues Band which starts at 11pm and they play 2 sets. The best part is that it is Free - If you make this incredible show of All-Star Session musicians then I will buy you a drink.Do yourself a favor and get a table early and enjoy the wonderful Tex-Mex menu.Bill Sims and this core group of musicians is like Family playing in a backyard at a BBQ.You don't want to miss this show. The funk and blues will be oozing from the walls.Slow blues are some of the deepest grooves you will ever hear, shuffles like they were meant to be played and funk like you can't take it.Think I'm joking, come here it for yourself, you'll talk about it for months.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 11,2008 11:00 PM
THE RODEO BAR 375 3RD AVE at 27TH STREET

BILL SIMS JR.
CHANEY SIMS
ANDY HESS
GEORGE LAKS
CHARLEY DRAYTON
ADAM LEVY
Hope 2 C u at one of these great shows.
Peace,
Tom

Thursday, October 2, 2008

E. Bland performing live at Solomon's Porch Saturday October 4th - 8pm - $10 cover


All,

Please come out this Saturday to hear E. Bland at Solomon's Porch on Saturday October 4th at 8pm. Cover Charge $10

Solomon's Porch is located in the heart of Bed Stuy, Brooklyn

Stuyvesant Ave.Brooklyn, NY 11233

Limited seating there, so get there early and enjoy the great food

E. Bland is a talented young Indie Soul artist who writes, produces and performs all of this music on his recordings. He is blessing on stage live, please come out to share this rare and intimate performance.

Check out his sound at these links below.




Peace,

Tom

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Tomas Doncker performing Friday October 3rd at The Cupping Room - Must See Show - FREE!!!‏


All,

Please come out to The Cupping Room on Friday October 3rd to hear Singer/Songwriter Tomas Doncker http://www.myspace.com/tomasdoncker and his band.

This is a MUST SEE SHOW!!! The level of musicianship and the songwriting is more than you could ask for and the show is FREE Y'all - Stop fakin' the funk and get down to The Cupping Room this Friday.

Tomas Doncker - Guitar/Vox

Booker King - Bass

Mal Stein - Percussion

Special Guest - Alan Grubner on Violin and David Barnes on Harmonica

They will be performing 2 sets Starting at 8:30pm - Free!!!

Tomas Doncker and his band will be performing music from his most recent releases Inside Out and Small World as well as selections from the soon to be released 'Mercy Suite' written by poet Yousef Komunyakaa and Tomas Doncker

The Cupping Room is a fine restaurant with great menu and nice ambience.

Click on this link to view all the various music that they host at this wonderful venue


Peace,

Tom

Friday, September 26, 2008

Abby Dobson Birthday Party Monday Sept 29th at Tillman's Lounge 10pm - Performing Acoustic



All,
Please come out to hear Abby Dobson perform songs acoustic from her upcoming CD and celebrate her B'earthday.
She has a beautiful voice and would love to see your smilin' faces at Tillman's on Monday September 29th at 10pm
One of my favorite DJ's will be spinning DJ Reborn dropping Funk and Soul.
Review the info on the eflyer above
Hope 2 C U there.
Peace,
Tom

everyANYTHING Fri Sept 26th at Club Creole in Spanish Harlem - 8pm - Great show




All,
Please come out tonight and hear this great band everyANYTHING perform on Friday September 26th at Club Creole in Spanish Harlem
Check out their myspace link http://www.myspace.com/everyanything
Club Creole 2167 3rd. Ave. @ 118th St.New York, New York 10035
A note from the band:
Our friends in San Juan Hill (http://www.myspace.com/sanjuanhill ) have invited us to join them at their regular spot in Spanish Harlem.
Come experience some "latin fire" as we rock out in El Barrio.
Make sure you come with an empty stomach for the platanos and collard greens.
Hope 2 C U there, they rock and funk with great songs and vocals
Peace,
Tom

Martha Redbone/Maya Azucena/Jessica Care Moore performing Sat Sept 27th at 3rd Annual Up South International Book Festival



All,

Please come out for this incredible show. The talent will leave you wanting more but feeling fulfilled of their awesome musicianship.

The venue was changed, so please review the email from Martha Redbone below.

Wish I could afford this show, it's gonna be HOT!!!

You can read up on more shows going on during the Up South International Book Festival at this link http://www.upsouth.org/events.html

Peace,

Tom


Hey folks,
There has been a last minute change of venue for the Upsouth Intl Book Festival this Saturday night. Here are the new details, hope to see you there!

SATURDAY, SEPT 27, 2008 7.30pm

UPSOUTH INTL BOOK FESTIVAL @ The George Faison Firehouse Theater, HARLEM 6 Hancock Place off West 124th Street/ nr St. Nicholas Ave, New York, NY 10027

Admission: $25 Triple bill!!

This night we share the stage with two incredible artists, poet Jessica Care Moore and BK’s own sista, vocalist Maya Azucena at the landmark George Faison Firehouse Theater.UpSouth celebrates and promotes literary and artistic work by established and emerging international artists of color, particularly those underrepresented in mainstream media…great stories told in music, dance, film and books.


http://www.faisonfirehouse.org/
Band- Aaron Whitby – keys, Mike Campbell – guitar, Fred Cash – bass, Skoota Warner – drums, Keith Fluitt - vocals
Thanks for reading, see you soon!

Kindness & peace,

Martha

Steve Wallace at Solomon's Porch Sat Sept 27th 8pm $10


All,

Please come out and check out Steve Wallace at Solomon's Porch this Saturday evening
8pm show and the cover is $10 I've heard his new CD 'Urban Soul' and I'm really diggin' it.
Hope u make it out to support this hard working musician.Check out the details below
You can hear his sound at this link http://www.myspace.com/stevewallacemusic
Peace,
Tom

Hey Everybody!Your Friendly Neighborhood Ambassador here...I'm gearing up for my upcoming release 'Urban Soul' and this Saturday, Sept 27th, I will be performing many of these 'BRAND SPANKIN' NEW HITS!!!'
...excited?...I hope so, cause I am!I need you there with me, cause you gotta hear these 'BRAND SPANKIN' NEW HITS!!!'... so you can tell me whacha think.
Your presence is requested, good friend, by the Ambassador of Urban Soul.This Sat Sept 27th @Solomon's Porch 307 Stuyvesant Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11233Doors @ 8pmA or C trains to Utica ave$10Featuring the talents of:Shay Hawkins-DrumsAron Marchak-GuitarJames White-BassDominique Elise-VocalsSofia Loren Coffe-VocalsC U There!http://www.stevewallacemusic.com/

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Teedra Moses at SOB's Thursday September 25th 9pm/$20


All,

Please come out to hear Teedra Moses at SOB's Thursday September 25th
Doors at 7pm and showtime at 9pm
Cover is $20 day of show
Check out the eflyer above.
Below is a bit about Teedra Moses.
Copy and paste this link to hear her sound http://www.myspace.com/teedramoses

Comes to NY for her 2nd show at SOB's- 2nd visit to NY and playing songs
off her new album 'The Young Lioness'.
She will tear the house down.
First album 'Complex Simplicity' garnered a ton of critical acclaim
and did very well overseas.

I've heard she is amazing live, so please come and check her out.
Peace,
Tom

Saturday, September 20, 2008

NU Soul Saturday's at Frank's Lounge - Albright featuring Vivian Sessoms and Shae Fiol - Listening Party for UK group Reel People


All,

Please come out to Frank's Lounge in Fort Greene, Brooklyn to the NU SOUL SATURDAY'S Showcase. Tonight will be featuring acoustic sets by Albright featuring Vivian Sessoms and Shae Fiol. There will be a CD Listening Party for The Reel People from the UK
This should be an incredible hang of artists and music business peeps.
Frank's Lounge is located at 660 Fulton Street just off LaFayette St(Near Brooklyn Academy of Music).
The doors are at 8:30 and everything starts up at 9pm.
The cover at the door is $10 and well worth it to hear all this talent in one room on one evening.
Hope 2 C U there.
Peace,
Tom

Friday, September 19, 2008

everyANYTHING performing at Club Creole in Spanish Harlem Friday Sept 26th



All,

Please come out tonight and hear this great band everyANYTHING perform on Friday September 26th at Club Creole in Spanish Harlem
Check out their myspace link http://www.myspace.com/everyanything
Club Creole
2167 3rd. Ave. @ 118th St.
New York, New York 10035
A note from the band:
Our friends in San Juan Hill (myspace.com/sanjuanhill) have invited us to join them at their regular spot in Spanish Harlem. Come experience some "latin fire" as we rock out in El Barrio.
Make sure you come with an empty stomach for the platanos and collard greens.
Hope 2 C U there, they rock and funk with great songs and vocals
Peace,
Tom

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Albright featuring Vivian Sessoms Interview by Tom Paul


All,


Please check out this interview with Albright featuring Vivian Sessoms that posted today on Soultracks.com http://www.soultracks.com/story-tp-albright

Vivian will be performing an acoustic set at NU Soul Saturday's this Saturday night along with an acoustic set fromShae Fiol and a CD Listening Party for Reel People at Frank's Lounge.

Hope 2 C U there.

Peace,

Tom

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Kendra Ross at The Blue Note Monday September 15th - 2 shows 8pm and 10:30pm - $15 tables/$10 at the bar



All,
Please come out on Monday night and check out Kendra Ross http://www.kendraross.com/ perform at The Blue Note with a list of top notch musicians. Kendra will premiering new songs and this will be a great hand.
Go to this link for ticket information and details on the show:
http://www.bluenote.net/newyork/schedule/moreinfo.cgi?id=6204
September 15th at The Blue Note. Shows are at 8pm and 10:30pm. Tix are $10 for the bar/$15 for seats.
KILLER band featuring Chris Rob, Lonnie Plaxico, Skoota Warner, and Christian Ver Halen on guitar. Plus the lovely ladies Nicole Hamilton and Key on bkg vox
Please check out Kendra's myspace page for show updates at www.myspace.com/kendrarossmusic
Hope 2 C U there.
Peace,
Tom

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Barack Obama - Rock For Change Benefit Show at (Le) Poisson Rouge 158 Bleeker Street w/ Living Colour, The Family Stand, Daniella Cotton and more

All,

Wednesday September 10th - 8pm - Ticket cost $27.50
Barack Obama - Rock For Change Benefit Show at (Le) Poisson Rouge 158 Bleeker Street
Go to this link to read up more on this show.
http://top40-charts.com/news/Pop-Rock/Danielia-Cotton-To-Rock-For-Barack-September-10-2008/42596.html
Bands performing:
830 PM - Viva Mayday set (20 mins)-
9 PM - Daniella Cotton set (30 mins)-945 PM -
Earl Greyhound set (30 mins)-1030 PM -
Family Stand set (40 mins)-1130 PM -
Living Colour set (40 mins)
**Set start times may change by 5-10 minutes based on how long each changeover takes
This show has been organized Civic Action Group MoveOn.org http://www.moveon.org/
"A night of music with local musicians
that will get people thinking about change...
taking responsibility for their actions, and
thinking in new ways about our country, our
politics, our families, and our future."
- Will Calhoun of Living Colour
Living Colour is proud to organize this benet
concert -- their rst show in New York City in
over four years -- with 100% of the prots
going to MoveOn.org’s civic action.
Tickets are $27.50
http://www.lprnyc.com/
Why? Cos we need Change, so come out and Rock For Change with these amazing bands.
Barack Obama will be in town on Wednesday the 10th of September, so there is a chance he will stop by for a moment on his many stops.
Thanks,
Tom