Monday, December 30, 2013

GI Blythe Offers Free New Instrumental Single for the Holiday Season: “Unsure”

GI Blythe, one of the funkyist bands on the scene today, is offering a free holiday instrumental digital download written by leader and founder Geoff Blythe as a New Year’s gift for their fans.  Their new single release “Unsure” is a great dance tune, perfect for all your holiday celebrations that is sure to get the party rolling and listeners out of their seats and into the festive mood of the holiday season.  In the wake of a highly successful national radio campaign and last year’s triumphant CD release tour of the East Coast for their successful CD Lost in Space, GI Blythe will be offering further free song downloads in the months to come, so stay tuned!  As many fans are already aware, GI Blythe is a group of seasoned musical pros from a variety of impressive musical backgrounds who’ve come together to fuse a high-energy hybrid of wit and horn-centric good-time funky Rock, amply established on Lost In Space and further confirmed with their new release “Unsure”.

Lost in Space is an exhilarating introduction to a band that has already piqued some discerning ears and raised some diverse eyebrows.  And now “Unsure” extends that phenomena with the band’s trademark spot-on funkified/rocking drums, bad-ass bass, tight syncopated guitar rhythms and scorching high-flight horns.  Just like the cuts on Lost in Space, “Unsure” just might bring you out of your chair.  So be forewarned:  before you put on this music be sure to put on your dancing shoes!
GI Blythe: Lost In Space
GI Blythe is a band of exceptional players from the U.K. and the U.S. that have outrageous chops and share a pure joy of making music that is both exuberant and street savvy.  Several members of GI Blythe have worked together in various music settings over the years—including Dexy’s Midnight Runners and Black 47—and along with Geoffrey Blythe have collectively played and/or recorded with a number of diverse artists from Elvis Costello, Paul Simon and Nick Lowe to Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter and The Funk Brothers (of Motown fame), to name but a few.  The band’s foundation is provided by drummer ­­­­­­­­­Crispin ‘the Pump’ Taylor and bassist Joe ‘Bear Claw’ Burcaw—and these guys cook!  They provide a solid pocket that energetically propels the band and allows lead singer Archie Brown and the horns of Blythe and ‘Big Jim’ Paterson (trombone & backup vocals), along with the keys of Pete Levin and guitars of Larry Baeder, to alternately punch the rhythm section and float above the smooth ride effortlessly.  Although the band’s players are accomplished pros, they retain a raucous, authentic post-punk attitude resulting in a sound that’s soulful, sometimes Jazzy (with tasteful flashes of dissonance—and a funky beat!), rockin’ and audacious—all at the same time!
In these sometimes ‘unsure’ times add some sure joy to this holiday’s jubilations by bringing in the new year with the sure-fire funky beat and celebratory sounds of “Unsure”!
Contact Info for GI Blythe:  Janet Castiel, Redwood Entertainment, Inc., 212-543-9998 

Monday, December 23, 2013

Happy Holidays from Redwood Entertainment, Inc. & Redwood Music International, LLC.

Happy Holidays from Redwood Entertainment, Inc. 
Redwood Music International, LLC.

Throughout the years since its inception in 1983, Redwood Entertainment, Inc.’s music and acting departments have been known for their comprehensive management, artist representation, and record label marketing services. The company’s management and marketing projects have included Fahir Atakoglu, internationally renowned symphonic composer and conductor who as band leader, composer/pianist has released three Jazz/World Music CDs in the United States that have made it to #1 on the JazzWeek Charts; Painted on Water, featuring Eurovision winners Sertab Erener and Demir Demirkan, which is a fusion of World Music with Jazz and Pop influences; Sezen Aksu, Turkey’s “First Lady of Song”; Grammy winner Ken Williams, an original writer of Alicia Keys’ Grammy winning hit “You Don’t Know My Name”; Kenny Seymour, musical director of Broadway’s Tony Award winning Memphis; the legendary Jazz and session guitarist John Tropea; David Bennett Cohen, original keyboard player with Country Joe and the Fish; World Music/R&B/Hip-Hop/Reggae fusion band, Derrick N. Ashong & Soulf├Ęge led by Emmy nominated Derrick Ashong for his hosting of Al Jazeera English’s The Stream; producer/singer/songwriter/guitarist Stephen McConnaughey; composer, producer and guitarist Larry Baeder; Fremont John, AC singer/songwriter; internationally renowned Spanish/Canadian singer/songwriter Luthea Salom; Spanish-Argentinean blues/rock artist Demian Dominguez; New York’s own New Orleans second line Jambalaya Brass Band; rockers GIBlythe, featuring Geoffrey Blythe of Black 47 and formally of the U.K.’s Dexy’s Midnight Runners; and many others.

Redwood’s acting and comedy roster includes many prominent actors and comedians including Andrea Mezvinsky (voted ‘America’s Funniest Mom’ on The Oprah Winfrey Show); comic Michele Balan, NBC’s Last Woman Comic Standing and Nancy Lombardo (Saturday Night Live, Orange is the New Black) and many others. Other artists Redwood has worked with include Jazz singer Kevin Mahogany; Eden Riegel (Emmy Award winning actress who portrayed “Bianca,” daughter of Susan Lucci, on the award winning soap All My Children); Annie Haslam (former lead singer of Renaissance); singer/songwriter Neshama Carlebach; R&B legend Chuck Jackson; Early Clover of the Coasters; and independent record labels Motema Music, and Young Pals Music, to name but a few.