Karen Bernod

KAREN BERNOD SIGNS WITH DOME

New York vocalist Karen Bernod has signed with Dome, who will release her second solo album ‘Life @ 360 Degrees’ on May 15.

Currently recording and touring the world with Mary J Blige – and having previously performed that role with D’Angelo and Erykah Badu – she gets a chance to step centre stage with this new self-composed set, a follow-up to her solo debut ‘Some Othaness For U’.

Back in the Nineties Karen was featured vocalist with Incognito on three cuts on their ‘No Time Like The Future’ album, and was part of the band’s live line-up.

Prior to that, she sang on numerous dance tracks, was writer and vocalist on the Cooltempo club anthem ‘Motherland’, sang on Barbara Tucker’s ‘Beautiful People’, sang background vocals on albums by Whitney, Luther, Stephanie Mills, Paul Simon, the Pet Shop Boys…. She was also a lead in the off Broadway production of ‘Mama I Want To Sing’.

Karen and her band will be visiting the UK and Europe later this year.

DOME CD 65 Release: May 15, 2006

Further information: Santosh Robinson 01903 771027

santosh@domerecords.co.uk

Soulcadelic

Do you love live music and the soulful sounds of Incognito, Earth Wind & Fire, Angie Stone, Chaka Khan, Jill Scott, Soul II Soul, Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, Faith Evans, Maxwell and other great soul artists?
Following the recent sell-out gig at the Battersea Barge, Soulcadelic will be performing tracks by these artists and many more on Wednesday 7th June 2006 at the Battersea Barge from 8.30 pm onwards.
Soulcadelic are:
Blu vocals
Rebecca Bowden vocals
Tara Leacock – vocals
Rebecca Balcombe – vocals
Graeme Airth – saxophone & flute
Michael Gabbay – keyboards
Derek Ho Hip guitar
Roy Williamson – bass
David Charles – drums


Tickets cost £5 and are available in advance from band members, on the night at the door. Alternatively, you can book a table for dinner, in advance, by calling the Battersea Barge on 020 7498 0004 or emailing mail@batterseabarge.com. For more venue information and directions please visit www.batterseabarge.com. Doors open 7.30pm.
Battersea Barge
Nine Elms Lane (Behind the Fedex Building)
London SW8 5BP
Nearest tube, Vauxhall, exit 6
Buses: 44 and 344
Car parking: Plenty of car parking is available on side roads around the Fedex building
For more information about the band, and the gig, visit …………

Capri

11 piece Funk band
Live at The Wardrobe, Leeds,

Saturday 17th June 2006

All press welcome: Contact us for a free ticket!
Caprimusic / GLP
PO Box 150
Leeds
LS19 6YH
United Kingdom
www.caprimusic.co.uk
info@caprimusic.co.uk
chrisD@caprimusic.co.uk
TEL: (+44) 0 7884 406366

…….Capri’s incendiary live performances have to be seen to be believed” Adrian Gibson DJ, Jazz Café, London

***BREAKING NEWS***

CAPRI’s NEW ALBUM “BOOGIE MAN” IS NOW AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD FROM iTunes

and

CD copies are now available from www.Amazon.co.uk

Following their previous sell out gigs at The Wardrobe on 4th Feb and 25th March, Capri are back for a repeat performance on Saturday 17th June.

Capri’s live set at The Wardrobe on Saturday 17th June will include tracks from the current album plus several new tracks set to be forthcoming releases. The full 11 piece band will be on stage fronted by the inimitable Benson J Walker and all accompanied by an elaborate visual video display.

Since the release last year of Capri’s debut album “Boogie Man” the band have emerged as a shining light amongst Leeds’ hotbed of original musical talent. With the release of the album and additional promo tracks more recently on the download stores Apple iTunes, MSN.com, Emusic, Napster, Virgin Digital and Rhapsody, Capri have begun to establish a worldwide fan base, their tracks having created particular interest in Canada, Japan and the United States.

The Wardrobe is open all day but doors for the gig open at 10pm and Capri will be on stage around Midnight.

Listen and Download 2 FREE live tracks from previous gigs at The Wardrobe now on Capri’s Myspace page http://www.myspace.com/caprimusic

For tickets and information for the Wardrobe please contact;
The Wardrobe, St Peters Square, Leeds ( Next to the West Yorkshire Playhouse )
Tel: 0113 3838800 www.thewardrobe.co.uk

Latest News

Capri recently joined the digital music revolution and their debut album “Boogie Man” is currently available to download from;

iTunes, Emusic.com, MSN.com, Passalong.com, Audio Lunchbox, Rhapsody, Virgin Digital, Yahoo Music and Napster.

http://www.emusic.com/album/10866/10866026.html

Capri’s EP “Earth Songs” has already been released on the download services iTunes, Musicnow, Rhapsody, MSN, Passalong and Napster.

Capri tracks should also be available soon on Wippet, MusicMatch, Sony Connect, HMV and AOL.


CD Copies of Capri’s latest album “Boogie Man” are available from mail order from the bands website at
www.caprimusic.co.uk and Amazon.co.uk

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000E41N4Y/qid%3D1140463850/026-9723964-5966852

Brief Biog
Funk band Capri from Leeds have released their first album on the label GLP. Released on the 29th May 2004 “Boogie Man” is receiving rave reviews and is picking up airplay on radio stations all over the world. Capri’s style emulates the great Funk bands of the 1970’s like Earth Wind and Fire, Average White Band and Sly and the family Stone but their sound is fresh and new with all original tunes and a strong emphasis on songwriting.
For a review of the new album “Boogie Man” got to: http://www.leedsmusicscene2.co.uk/article/2691/
Capri formed in 1995 originally as an instrumental soundtrack Funk band led by Dan Woodward ( drummer, writer / arranger ) but were later joined in 1998 by vocalist Benson Walker and the band took on a new direction. Capri made their recording debut in 2000 with the release of their CD EP “Earth Songs” on the label GLP ( Groove Laboratory Productions ). Following the success of “Earth Songs” Capri launched two vinyl singles in 2001 and 2003 “Car Chase on Phoenix Avenue” and “Boogie Man” the latter becoming the title track of their debut album which was released in May 2004. For Capri’s complete discography go to:
Capri’s other credits include support spots for Tower of Power, Mark Knopfler and The James Taylor Quartet, gigs at Glastonbury and at Pinewood studios for the crew wrap party for the James Bond Film “The World is not Enough”. Capri’s music has featured on ITV 1’s Champions League Football highlights and as part of a radio advertising campaign for the “Car Wash” nightclub chain. Capri’s track “Barbarella” recently featured on the soundtrack of the Channel 4 film “Birthday Boy”. Capri have also had their tracks placed on covermount CD’s for New Woman magazine and the BBC.
If you would like a preview of the new tracks on BOOGIE MAN, you can listen to tracks right now at

Kelli Sae

Kelli Sae “Naked” Part III
“Naked” is a beautiful body of work highlighting Kelli Sae’s amazing vocal ability and songwriting skills. This is the Third installment of a six part series. Wonderfully sultry, powerful and startlingly gritty vocals lace Sae’s deeply soulful grooves and heart wrenching ballads into an experience that demand your attention. Kelli and the band have just returned from Milan, Italy where “Naked” received rave reviews. Kelli has also just recently returned from Russia where she backed the legendary icon “Tina Turner.” She is also featured on the most current DJ Jazzy Jeff mixed tape CD with her underground cult hit “Daydreamin.” As lead singer for internationally successful bands Incognito, Count Basic and Phillip Saisse Acoustic Trio, singer/songwriter/producer Kelli Sae has created a signature sound that has reached millions around the world. “Naked” features Kelli’s music in its purest and uncut form. An all-star 10 piece band will join Kelli on-stage to introduce “Naked” part III.

For more, visit: kellisae.com & myspace.com/kellisae


Gwen McCrae sings TK

The Legendary Henry Stone has gathered some of the biggest selling artists together to perform a 2006 interpretation of thirteen of the greatest TK Records R&B hits on the new CD
Gwen McCrae Sings TK

Number one artist Gwen McCrae is joined by KC (of KC and the Sunshine Band), Latimore, Timmy Thomas, Little Beaver, Roach Thompson, and George “Chocolate” Perry to bring you these brand new versions of such TK hits as “Rockin’ Chair,” “Keep It Comin’ Love,” “Please Don’t Go,” plus an all new track written by the award-winning Clarence Reid, “You Gotta Love Me (Like I Love Me).”

Henry Stone has PRE-released this album right now on his website, www.henrystonemusic.com. Order it now at the special price of $14.98 before it is released in stores.

So, head over to www.henrystonemusic.com to check out and buy the newest Henry Stone CD Gwen McCrae Sings TK and all of the Henry Stone Music CDs.

The Juice – Live and Direct from New York on Solar

My good friend Fiona is doing a regular fetaure on Solar Radio http://www.solarradio.com/ – The Juice – Live and direct from New York and in her own words –

” I wanted to inform you that I’m doing a segment on John Dean’s radio show from NY- The Juice live and direct- basically informing people with some new music and telling his audience what’s hot and happening in NY.
I hope you can tune in.

Tonight I just finished— I previewed 5 artists with new tracks.

33Hz
Www.33hz.com
‘If You Want Me’

Jennifer Johns from Oakland
Www.jenniferjohns.com
‘Chasing The Sun’ an exclusive track

HERO- from Canada– off an upcoming album called ‘ Salvation Army’ called ‘What We Gonna Do’

Stephen Simmonds from Sweden— soul artist that’s big over there…’America to Africa’ off the album called ‘ For Father’ and I ended the show with Panamanian Lyricist/Vocalist ALOE BLACC with his upcoming solo album ‘Shine Through’ called ‘I’m Beautiful’.
Www.aloeblacc.com

A great selection if I may say so myself.

Let me know if you can give this some love— I think it has great potential for The Juice and increasing listenership.

Thanks

Fiona“

Jennifer Johns, of course, is a friend of the site – http://www.lifeandsoulpromotions.co.uk – having been featured previously.

Hope it goes well Fiona and good luck