10/12/18


ROBBY TAKAC IS "DYIN' TONIGHT" FOR JOHNNY GRUESOME
CONTACT: Red Hill Movies, redhillmovie1@gmail.com

Buffalo, New York - "Dyin' Tonight," an original song performed by Robby Takac of Goo Goo Dolls fame for the upcoming horror film Johnny Gruesome, has been released by Funhouse Productions and is available for purchase on major music platforms ahead of the film's October 16th VOD release. Takac co-wrote the song with Armand John Petri and Joe Rozler, and recorded it at his GCR Studios in Buffalo, New York. 

The film Johnny Gruesome was written and directed by Gregory Lamberson (Slime City, Killer Rack) and stars Anthony De La Torre (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Lords of Chaos), Michael DeLorenzo (New York Undercover, Head of the Class) and singer-songwriter Aprilann ("Crown and the Girl"). The film tells the story of a murdered heavy metal rebel who returns from the grave for vengeance. Red Hill Movies, Deinstitutionalized, and JFR Productions co-produced, with Uncork'd Entertainment distributing.

Petri and Rozler also composed the score, and additional songs used in the film were created by Dean Italiano, Giasone Italiano, and Aprilann. The Italianos' contributions were created for a rock CD, "Gruesome," to promote the novel on which the film is based; that CD is available separately.

Trailer for Johnny Gruesome:



"Dyin' Tonight" by Armand John Petrie, Joe Rozler, Robby Takac:
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Robby Takac sings Johnny Gruesome 

10/9/18

Elliott Murphy’s Back in the USA for More Acts November 7-24


(Long Island Rock Troubadour Returns to the States for An Incredible November)

Elliott Murphy, singer-songwriter and long-time Paris resident, returns to the East Coast this November for an autumn season of touring, events and filming. 

Elliott will be inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame on November 8 at a gala ceremony to be held at the Space in Westbury… Long Island, of course. Former inductees of the LIMHOF include Billy Joel, Paul Simon, Cyndi Lauper, Joan Jett and Lou Reed.

Originally from Garden City, Long Island, Elliott Murphy rose to national prominence with the release of his debut 1973 album Aquashow, when critics declared him, along with Bruce Springsteen, John Prine and Loudon Wainwright III, the new Bob Dylan, even though the original was still only in his mid-thirties. When asked if he considered the “New Dylan” tag to be a curse, Murphy often reminds interviewers that, “… all of us singer-songwriters, who were pushed into that estimable club, seem to be still working. So more than a curse it’s a guarantee of life-time employment!”  

Along with his virtuoso French guitarist Olivier Durand, Elliott Murphy will be performing shows in New York and New Jersey in November along with a highly coveted performance at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage in Washington DC.

As well as having released over 35 albums in a career spanning 45 years, Elliott Murphy is a prolific writer of fiction with two novels and numerous collections of short stories published in Europe. One of his earlier stories is currently being made into the film Broken Poet and will feature Elliott Murphy in his first major acting role. Cast members include the legendary Marisa Berenson, Academy Award nominee Michael O’Keefe, and acclaimed French actress Joana Preiss. A Spring 2019 release is projected for Broken Poet by award-winning Spanish Director Emilio Barrachina. Elliott’s most recent album, PRODIGAL SON, (Murphyland Records) garnered 4 stars in French Rolling Stone. 

In 2015 Elliott Murphy was awarded the Chevalier des arts et des lettres medal by the French minister of Culture. 

ELLIOTT MURPHY U.S. TOURDATES
November 8 Long Island Music Hall of Fame, Westbury, NY [Duo]
November 9 My Father's Place, Roslyn, NY [Duo]
November 11 Ray's House Concert, Staten Island [Duo]
November 13 World Café, Philadelphia, PA [Duo]
November 16 The Sail Loft, Port Jefferson, NY [Duo]
November 17 Rockwood 3 ***5PM Show*** [Duo]
November 18 Drews, Ringwood, NJ [Duo]
November 23 Stephen Talkhouse, Amagansett, NY [Duo]
November 24 Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, Wash DC [Duo]

For further information on show dates please visit:  www.elliottmurphy.com
The Second Act of Elliott Murphy Trailer w/ Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Willie Nile: 
Rolling Stone listed two of Elliott’s albums in their list of 10 Singer-Songwriter Albums Rolling Stone Loved in the 1970s You’ve Never Heard: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-lists/10-singer-songwriter-albums-rolling-stone-loved-in-the-1970s-youve-never-heard-77702/elliott-murphy-lost-generation-165711/



10/8/18

Christmas Fun from my Girlfriends



WHY CAN’T EVERYDAY BE LIKE CHRISTMAS PUNK ROCK Tang
Metal Punk, Fast drums, crunch guitar, female vocals 



WHY CAN’T EVERYDAY BE LIKE CHRISTMAS ballad
CHECK THIS DESCRIPTION: a gentle, lush song with stand out chimes, bells, violin, and viola, angels, stars shining, and bells ringing.  Denny Colt sings in a sweet, girl-next door voice and range similar to Cassadee Pope’s or Emma Roberts.  



"Reiner the Rhinestone Reindeer" by Phoebe Legere
Female electronic music, campy story about Reiner the Rhinestone Reindeer, who wore a tiara and was bullied by the boys and girls. His bling saved Christmas!


JOY TO THE WORLD I GUESS Rebecca Loebe and Findlay Napier  This song is about people’s arguments through during the holiday season, and the resolutions we make to fight less, “Joy to the world I guess….  There are friends we no longer will see in the holidays, because they’re shadows in the moonlight on the lawn.”  










10/3/18

SIDE-BY-SIDE

The new album by Nonhlanhla Wanda and Sharon Katz

Nonhlanhla Wanda and Sharon Katz. Two South African musicians - born on opposite sides of Apartheid's barriers - who sang out in support of Nelson Mandela's vision 25 years ago by  forming "The Peace Train" and steaming across their country. Now as South Africa prepares to celebrate a quarter century of democracy, these two Grammy-nominated humanitarians and friends-for-life have released SIDE-BY-SIDE. It features all original compositions in English and Zulu by Nonhlanhla, Sharon and producer Malcolm Nhleko, formerly a member of The Peace Train and now sound engineer for Ladysmith Black Mambazo. 

The 7 songs on SIDE-BY-SIDE are about courage in the face of adversity; the lessons of our ancestors; and the power of individuals - all passionately expressed through gorgeous vocal harmonies and instrumental wizardry in an Afro-Jazz fusion style that blends traditional South African Maskanda with contemporary grooves and lyrical melodies. Complementing the distinctive voices of Nonhlanhla and Sharon are Qhubekani Mthethwa on bass, Charles Boykie Mnomiya on drums, Sanele Phakathi on piano and synthesizer, and Sharon Katz on rhythm and lead guitars. Magical, Aware, Rhythmic, Powerful, Melodic, Soulful.

Since 1992 when they began their musical mission to help end violence and discrimination in South Africa, Sharon and Nonhlanhla have traveled extensively to lend their voices to human rights struggles around the world, most recently transcending barriers along the border between Mexico and the USA. Their work is the subject of the documentary film, When Voices Meet, which has been selected by 23 film festivals, won awards coast-to-coast, and been shown in over 50 countries. 

In addition to the Grammy-nominated 2002 release “Imbizo,” Sharon Katz & The Peace Train have 5 other albums and appear on the Rainforest benefit album, “Carnival!” alongside of Sting, Elton John, Madonna and Tina Turner. 

‘side-by-side’ songs:
1. Amaqhawe (Heroes) - Emotionally-charged tribute to the heroes who inspire us to reach across the divides and continue our positive work in the world. (pronounced AMA-QHA-WE ) - NOTE: The “Q” is a “click.”

2. Hamba Kahle Mandela (Go Well Mandela) -  A stirring ballad to say goodbye to Mandela and a challenge to carry his lessons forward.  (pronounced HAM-BA-KAH-LE  MANDELA)  (H=soft sound)

 3. Bayajabula (Some Are Happy) - A chunky South African guitar groove dominates this track that describes the dichotomy of rich and poor in the New South Africa. (pronounced BA-YA-JA-BU-LA) 

Sing With Me -  A jazzy ballad with soaring melodies about the courage and survival of children against all odds.

5.  Elamanqamu (Stop the Fighting) - Maskanda guitar licks and powerful Zulu laments make an appeal  to stop the senseless fighting before it's too late. (pronounced EL-A-MA-NQA-MU) - NOTE: The “Q” is a “click.”

6. We Can Be The Change -  Funky Afro-Soul tune  to be the change we want to see in the world

7. Outro -  Instrumental blending the Zulu traditional bow instrument called uDloko with Sharon’s guitar

 (uDloko is pronounced U-DLO-KO )   - NOTE: soft D