Ty Stephens Live in London

Musichameleon Entertainment presents

DIRECT FROM NEW YORK!

STAR of the Royal Haymarket Theatre’s 2005

Production of “THE GENIUS OF RAY CHARLES”

Experience it all! The R&B/JAZZ/Funk and Pop of

TY STEPHENS

& Romantasy

Featuring music from their NEW CD release AQUARIAN MIND

Featuring

Ty Stephens (Vocals)

Richard Cummings, Jr. (Keyboards)

Ron “Rondew” Monroe (Bass)

Tony Lewis (Drums)

MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 2007

@ JAZZ AFTER DARK

9 Greek St (London W1)

Reservations/Directions: 0207 734 0545

Or visit www.jazzafterdark.co.uk

3 SETS9PM to 1:30AM

Admission: 5 Pounds

FOOD AND BEVERAGE SERVED

Bookings

MUSICHAMELEON

ENTERTAINMENT

973.509.8553 (U.S.A.)

Larry Patterson (U.K.):

020 7916 9618/079 4025 7264

For Upcoming Events Check Out

www.tystephensmusic.com

and the following sites for music purchases and more:

www.cdbaby.com/cd/tystephens

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www.wacbiz.com

Design: C. von Howard 2005

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Breakin’ Bread Compilation out 12th February

Skeg and Rob Life started Breakin’ Bread as a club night in 1998 and it has grown to include the record label releasing numerous 7”s, 12”s, CD’s and LP’s. Their first compilation, ‘The Deadly 7” Sins’, was released in 2001 and went on to sell over 10,000 copies worldwide. This new release brings together the best singles since ‘01 plus a few brand new tracks, all for the first time on CD.

It kicks off with an intro by DJ IQ, an incredible young DJ who has scratched on a number of their records and been on the scene for the last five years. Color Climax take it into the full tunes with the best selling 7” ‘Batidas Latinas’. They also pop up towards the end of the album with ‘Jigsaw’, their ode to library music.

Next up we’ve got superproducer, Ghost. This guy is one of the hardest working guys in the UK hip-hop game but he’s got a broader musical palette than you would imagine. ‘Flip It’ is a straight up hip hop banger, his remix of ‘Basic Instinct’ shows that he’s not restricted to that old boom bap sound and finally ‘Vices Verses’ shows his smoother side.

This release shows the strengths of Breakin’ Bread as a label and is a great testament to UK music.

British music made for the dancefloor and walkman (sorry, MP3 player!) Enjoy!

www.breakinbread.org

www.myspace.com/breakinbreadrecordlabel

Femi Kuti ** Ba Cissoko ** Akli D

Femi Kuti ** Ba Cissoko ** Akli D


For the third annual instalment of the brilliantly successful African Soul Rebels tour Music Beyond Mainstream (MBM)* delivers yet another thrilling package of music featuring a triple bill of innovative modern African music – funky pan-African roots music for heads, hearts and feet – all heading for a town near you.

Like father, like son. Femi Kuti is the undisputed inheritor of the genius of Nigerian Afrobeat superstar Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. His version of Afrobeat has been the most exciting new sound to emerge from Nigeria for years, borrowing the best elements from his father’s powerfully polyrhythmic prototype of funk, jazz, and a sound that took James Brown’s beat back to Africa. Femi adds to that winning formula with the freshness and exuberance of Lagos and its taste for the new R&B and dance music of America and Europe while keeping the same lyrical concerns for justice and peace in Nigeria and beyond.

Alongside Femi are 2 fresh talents from the African continent who are making waves with their new UK releases.

Guinean kora master and Griot (hereditary caste of musicians), Ba Cissoko’s, Electric Griot Land CD has been praised far and wide and the live band have been tearing it up worldwide with their unique twin Kora frontline – backed by a sinuous and funky rhythm section – forming a power-house quartet of urban griots. Their aim is to do what Jimi Hendrix did for the blues with their own West African Mandinka tradition: take it forward without forgetting the music’s deep, traditional roots. The title of their album pays homage to their 6-string virtuoso hero and his timeless Electric Ladyland album.

“A delight, and a marker for 21st century African Music” The Observer
**** Top Of The World Songlines

Akli D is an Algerian-born Berber singer-songwriter on Because Music, the same record label as BBC Radio 3 Award Winners Amadou & Mariam. The one and only Manu Chao sprinkled fairy dust on the duo’s ‘Dimanche à Bamako’ album and he has performed the same service on Alki D’s ‘Ma Yela’ (‘If There Was’). Akli’s rootsy Berber blues incorporates trance-like North African rhythms as well as traces of reggae and Senegalese Mbalax. His gentle brand of protest sees him singing of his own experience as an immigrant in Paris, the plight of Chechen orphans, and in support of Algerian women in their struggle for self-determination. Akli’s social commitment and unique new Algerian music mark him out as an important artist to watch.

“Rootsy, poetic and political – Akli’s future looks rosy indeed”. **** Top Of The World Songlines

It was once the case that artists such as these found it difficult to find an audience outside of the capital. Previous African Soul Rebels tours have led the way and new possibilities now exist for the musicians as well as giving audiences around the country a better idea of the embarrassment of musical riches emanating from Africa. African Soul Rebels 2007 proves yet again that Africa’s musical treasures are plentiful with fresh discoveries coming to the fore and making their mark thoughout the world. Not to be missed…..

DATES
February 2007

14 Leicester De Montfort Hall 0116 233 3111 http://www.demontforthall.co.uk
15 London Barbican Centre 020 7638 8891 http://www.barbican.org.uk
16 Liverpool Philharmonic Hall 0151 709 3789 http://www.liverpoolphil.com
18 Edinburgh Usher Hall 0131 228 1155 http://www.usherhall.co.uk
19 Manchester Bridgewater Hall 0161 907 9000 http://www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk
20 Gateshead The Sage Gateshead 0191 443 4661 http://www.thesagegateshead.org
21 Northampton Royal & Derngate 01604 624811 http://www.royalandderngate.com
22 Coventry Warwick Arts Centre 024 7652 4524 http://www.warwickartscentre.co.uk
23 Poole Lighthouse 08700 668 701 http://www.lighthousepoole.co.uk
24 Basingstoke The Anvil 01256 844244 http://www.theanvil.org.uk
26 Brighton Dome Concert Hall 01273 709 709 http://www.brighton-dome.org.uk
27 Bristol Colston Hall 0117 922 3686 http://www.colstonhall.org.uk

*Music Beyond Mainstream (MBM)
is a consortium of leading UK concert venues supporting and championing the best in offbeat entertainment.

Heather Park News

Heather P on MTV! K!
Before we broke out for the holidays, we shot a special episode of On LoKation on MTVK at Stush Studios! I got to disclose a little bit about myself and I also did a live acoustic performance of “Stay”, one of the new songs from the upcoming album! Check out www.mtvk.com for more details and to check out an on-line video countdown and performance on MTVK Overdrive!


“The Life” featured on Imaginasian TV commercial!

I’m so honored that “The Life” has been selected to be featured in a commercial for a new line of clothing geared towards young hip, sophisticated women. You can watch the commercial online at www.iatv.tv/drama/thelounge. Thanks to the family at IATV! J


HP’s Show this Friday SOLD OUT!

I’m very excited to say that all the tickets for my showcase this Friday SOLD OUT in 2 hours! 🙂 Thanks for the outpouring of support. Hopefully, everyone will be able to come to the show on February 20th! See below for details! 🙂


Reminder: 2.20.07 SHOW @ THE CUTTING ROOM – Important Show!

This is a really important show. If we can pack the place, it will mean we can hold a monthly SOUL NIGHT at the Cutting Room. I’ll be doing a FULL HOUR SET with my incredible band. Please stop by with peoples so we can make this night a success!

Tuesday, February 20th @ The Cutting Room

19 W 24th St, New York, 10010

COVER: $10


Reminder: 3.17.07 EMERGENZA COMPETITION, ROUND 2!!!

I have an eerie feeling that the 17th is St. Patrick’s Day, so come out and be merry while cheering for me & my band! It’s the 2nd round of the Emergenza Competition, and we really need your support! We’ll be competing against bigger and fiercer bands this time, so please come out and show your love!

Saturday, March 17th @ 9pm

@ the Bitter End (147 Bleecker, btw Thompson & La Guardia)

Advance tickets $10, please contact Steve at 212.777.1490, or steve@stushmusic for tickets.