RAYMOND EARL FOUNDING MEMBER OF LEGENDARY GROUP INSTANT FUNK
RELAUNCH EARLY PARK ENTERTAINMENT WITH THE RELEASE OF WORLD RENOWNED URBAN SOUL GROUP BROWN’S BAG FEATURNING WARD BROWN
(Philadelphia, Pa) December 8, 2008 – Raymond Earl, President and CEO of Early Park Entertainment, with recording studios and offices in Philadelphia and Frankfort, Ill., announced today a re-launch of the company. Early Park was formed in 2003 by recording artist Ward Brown and has continuously evolved since 2005. In November 2008 the label signed the world renowned Urban, Urban AC and Soul group, Brown’s Bag, featuring Ward Brown. The first single, “Last Call”, was released on Tuesday, December 2. It’s backed with, “You’re All I Need”, which features guest R&B recording artist Shantel. Both songs have received tremendous club, radio and media response. The full-length compact disc titled, “Without Question”, is slated for a first-quarter 2009 release. Also, a national distribution deal has been sign with CPI Distribution, and MQ Communications has signed an agreement as strategic public relations consultants, both companies are headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.
The re-launching of Early Park Entertainment has brought three music business geniuses together: Raymond Earl, Ward Brown and Clyde Richardson. Raymond Earl, President and CEO was a founding member of the soul, funk and R&B group Instant Funk. Their hit song, “Got My Mind Made Up”, gained worldwide fame for the group. He was also the group’s bass player and songwriter. On another note, Instant Funk’s rhythm section was acted as MSFB’s rhythm section. The band played on most of Philly International’s, Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff’s, hits songs during that time. Earl is also writing, producing and performing on the Browns Bag, featuring Ward Brown and the “Without Question” project.
Ward Brown is the vocalist /singer and songwriter. Clyde Richardson is manager for Browns Bag and Ward Brown, and all three men are partners with the company.
During 2005 Brown’s Bag featuring Ward Brown had three European full-length compact disc releases: 2005 Labor of Love, 2006 This is Soul Compilation and 2007 Soul Satisfied, all which topped international radio, club and charts along with a host of media interviews.
Raymond Earl said, “Our focus is to make the label a giant within the music industry. We have a catalog of forthcoming hits, which will include a new Instant Funk project and some other interesting surprises. So, keep your ears perked up and listen out for Early Park in 2009.”
In the past few weeks Brown’s Bag featuring Ward Brown has been on a non-stop promotional tour and creating a phenomenal club, radio and media chain reaction among their fans. The group visits Rich City Skate for a fun skate and networking meet and greet party. They had a special invite from Step North Entertainment to stop by Bill’s Blues Bar in Chicago. Their performance was streamed live over the Internet on the StepNorth.com website. As special guests for Kenny Bedford, who hosted an Obama Steppin’ Victory Party honoring Emil Jones, Illinois Senate President and many other dignitaries, the group performed their new songs.
Ward Brown was also featured on a live interview with Al Greer, Program Director, WKKC-FM 89.3, Kennedy-King College’s Radio Station, and they had plenty of fun as they spoke with listeners who called into the on air show. The group was also interviewed by Columbia College’s Tony K, Music Director WCRX-FM 88.1 during their Annual Christmas Toy and Fundraising Drive.
Friday, December 19, 2008, Al Greer will host his birthday party at the Taste Entertainment Center, located in Chicago on South 63rd & Lowe, and the group will perform live.
Brown’s Bag featuring Ward Brown will perform on The Chi-Lites Presents, Christmas Time at Mama’s House concert, Friday, December 26, 2008. This year Christmas Time at Mama’s House is at the Regal Theatre.
For further information on Early Park Entertainment or the recording group Brown’s Bag featuring Ward Brown, please contact Gus Redmond, MQ Communications by telephone at (312) 363-7980 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or please contact Marianne Eggleston (216) 342-4979 or email: email@example.com.