Hawaii’s Hot Alternative Rock Band Receives First Ever LA Music Awards Nomination

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~ LA Music Awards Nominates Hawaiian Duo ‘Red Light Challenge’ for Hot AC Band of 2014

 

Hailing from Hawaii, the young ultra-talented and inspirational alternative rock band Red Light Challenge (www.redlightchallengeband.com), have recently been nominated for an impressive music award at the prestigious 24th Annual Los Angeles Music Awards, set for November 12th at the plush Avalon Hollywood. This is the first time in the history of the LA Music Awards that any performer from Hawaii has been nominated.

 

Red Light Challenge, who originates from Honolulu on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu, is made up of brothers Sean (21) and Kyle (17) Luster. The pair has recently been featured in media outlets across Hawaii in celebration of both the band’s original music and staggering fast-paced international successes. The boys are now set for global stardom as they vigorously rehearse ahead of various performances booked in Hollywood, the entertainment capital of the world, later this month.

 

“We are thrilled to be making history for Hawaii at the LA Music Awards this year.” said Kyle Luster, the multi-instrumentalist and live drummer. “We are so thankful to our family, friends, fans and sponsors for supporting us and of course voting. We’re ready to light up stages around the world with our music.

 

Sean Luster, who is the lead vocalist and guitarist, added “We have been performing our latest music in Hawaii and it has been very well received. It’s an honor to be the first band from Hawaii to ever be nominated for the LA Music Awards, and we are excited to take the next leap forward in our careers and head to Hollywood this month and perform.”

 

The LA Music Awards voting for Red Light Challenge is well underway at www.lamusicawards.net/nominees. The band will also be incorporating a short tour, by popular demand, during their time in Los Angeles with shows penned for June 18th at Witzend, Venice and June 20th at Amplyfi, Hollywood with more dates to follow.  They will also be in attendance on June 19th at the Whisky A Go-Go in Hollywood for the LA Music Awards Nominee and Press Event.

 

Aside from performing, Red Light Challenge is keen to give back to music programs in public schools across the country. They have created a non-profit community-involvement program called “Red Light Challenge, Green Light Go” where the band performs and speaks with public school students. The brothers are conscientious about the songs they diligently write with their ultimate goal to inspire younger generations in both music and the arts. 

 

Voting for the band Red Light Challenge is simple at www.lamusicawards.net/nominees.

Select the category; ‘Hot AC Artist’ and cast them your vote!

Follow Red Light Challenge at www.facebook.com/redlightchallengeband and Twitter: @RLC_Band_Hawaii

 

For further information on interviews and media coverage contact:

Liz Rodriguez at Liz@EMRMedia.com – USA: 1 310 435 3634

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LOS ANGELES MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEE NIGHT, PRESS EVENT AND INDUSTRY PANEL Q&A

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~ Special Guest Performances and Industry Panel ~

Los Angeles, CA (June 2nd, 2014) – Join music industry professionals from around the world for the 24th Annual Los Angeles Music Awards Nominee Night Press Event and Showcase (www.lamusicawards.net ) at the world famous Whisky a Go-Go in West Hollywood.

This special Nominee Night Press Event is to publicly present Certificates of Nomination to 60 nominees from 35 categories that will be placed on our September ballot. Special performances live on stage by 7 award-nominated acts from the 2014 ballot include; Cheating Daylight, Phil Celia, Mahkenna, Stacy Robin, Exit North, Lost In Atlantis and Shyla Day.

Venue: Whisky a Go-Go, 8901 W. Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA.
Date: Thursday, June 19th 2014
Doors Open: 6:30pm
Media Check In: 6:30pm
Panel Discussion: 7:10 – 7:40pm (panelists include several of our 2014 sponsors.)
Nomination Presentations: 7:45pm – 10:00pm

Hosted by: Al Bowman and H.R Cole

Industry Q&A Panelists:
Eric Bettelli: Music Connection Magazine Publisher
Brad Mercer: On Air Rock Radio Personality
Loren Weisman: Top Selling author
Chuck Wilson: Studio 637
Kevin Yamada: Recording Engineer & Producer

Event Sponsors: ShhhMedia.net, Studio 637, Konocti Harbor & Resort, Face of the USA, Imaginary Friend Music, Music Connection Magazine, RainboRecords.com, Shelter Hotels and JDMrubbings.com

Coming Soon
September 25, 2014 — The Los Angeles Music Awards Voting Party and Press Event: This event is part of the rich tradition of the Los Angeles Music Awards and its relationship to the creative community featuring the combined fan bases of all the nominees in our 2014 program, coming to cast paper ballots and vote for their favorite nominees. There are 9 sponsored performances of selected nominees on the Whisky stage as well.

November 12, 2014 — The 24th Annual Los Angeles Music Awards Main Event at The Avalon Hollywood: This annual red carpet soiree gives each and every artist nominee from our program that rare opportunity to be photographed and possibly interviewed by members of the international mass media that are covering the show. Around 50 award plaques are presented to the artists and bands who received the most votes during the year 2014.

For media credentials contact:
Liz Rodriguez at 310 435 3634 – Liz@EMRMedia.com

Indie Band ‘Solspeak’ Take Center Stage at Legendary Troubadour in Hollywood

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Award-winning Indie Band ‘Solspeak’ On Stage Of World-Famous Troubadour in March

Californian indie pop, rock, soul and flamenco band, Solspeak (www.solspeakmusic.com), who recently collected an award at the prestigious 23rd Annual Los Angeles Music Awards, is taking center stage at 9pm on March 13th at the world famous Troubadour (www.troubadour.com), 9081 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069.

The esteemed Troubadour, which has been opened since 1957, has launched many big name acts, and of recent months has seen headliners like Depeche Mode and Nine Inch Nails, which is why the venue is the perfect backdrop for fans and the music industry to see the multi-talented sounds from the well-seasoned indie band ‘Solspeak’.

The band, which is made up of Julian SaintJon (lead guitar/composer), Vincent Madrid (lead vocalist/lyricist), rhythm guitar/vocalist Drew Respicio, percussionist “Q” Quintana, drummer/percussionist Matt Herrera and bass guitar Olivier Prud’Homme, recently became GRAMMY voting member musicians and hail from all over Los Angeles and Montreal. Their music, which has been able to forge a new hybrid that, to date, has defied classification, received a staggering 94% vote to ‘stay’ on the ‘Heidi and Frank Show’ on the hit radio station 95.5 KLOS for their songs ‘Million Miles Away’ and ‘Beautiful and Bittersweet’, both available to buy at http://solspeakmusic.com/buy-music and http://www.reverbnation.com/soulspeak.

With over 200 stage performances on the famed ‘Sunset Strip’ to county fairs and festivals, fundraisers and benefits from LA to Sweden, Solspeak prides themselves on using their music to bring joy to their audience and raise the awareness that we are all connected, to each other and to the planet. The band is also very involved with several charities raising money, education and awareness for the American Cancer Society and various Fire Department community events.

Book your Troubadour tickets today to see ‘Solspeak’ on March 13th at 9pm. $15 pre-sale and $17 on the door.

For press and industry professionals passes please contact:
Liz Rodriguez at liz@emrmedia.com – USA: 1 310 435 3634

http://www.solspeakmusic.com
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California Band ‘Solspeak’ Smashes Into The LA Music Scene For 2014

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Award-winning Band ‘Solspeak’ Takes Home Breakthrough Artist of the Year and
Wows Listeners on KLOS 95.5

Hailing from Pasadena, California, eclectic band Solspeak (www.solspeakmusic.com), famed for its unique blend of pop, rock, soul and flamenco, recently collected the prestigious Producer’s Choice Award for Breakthrough Artist at the 23rd Annual Los Angeles Music Awards held in Hollywood, and received other nominations.

The band, which is made up of Julian SaintJon (lead guitar/composer), Vincent Madrid (lead vocalist/lyricist), rhythm guitar/vocalist Drew Respicio, percussionist “Q” Quintana, drummer/percussionist Matt Herrera and bass guitar Olivier Prud’Homme, are all well-seasoned GRAMMY voting member musicians from all over Los Angeles and Holland. Their music is often described as ‘cinematic’ and they are always evolving, refining and perfecting their fascinating new sound with song lyrics and vocal melodies to bring positive, uplifting music to new international markets.

Band member and co-founder Julian SaintJon was also nominated at the 2013 LA Music Awards for ‘Guitarist of the Year’ and Solspeak’s song ‘Million Miles Away’ nominated for ‘Song of the Year’.

“We are so thrilled to have received such great accolades for our music.” said SaintJon. “To be nominated and then collect an award for our music from the music industry is simply wonderful. To top our 2013 year off we were 95.5KLOS radio listener’s top choice to stay on air, and this month we are headed to the GRAMMY’S”

Solspeak, who has been able to forge a new hybrid that, to date, has defied classification recently received a staggering 94% vote to ‘stay’ on the ‘Heidi and Frank Show’ on the hit radio station 95.5 KLOS for their songs ‘Million Miles Away’ and ‘Beautiful and Bittersweet’, both available to buy at http://solspeakmusic.com/buy-music and www.reverbnation.com/soulspeak .

With over 200 stage performances on the famed ‘Sunset Strip’ to county fairs and festivals, fundraisers and benefits from LA to Sweden, Solspeak prides themselves on using their music to bring joy to their audience and raise the awareness that we are all connected, to each other and to the planet. The band is also very involved with several charities raising money, education and awareness for the American Cancer Society and various Fire Department community events.

For up to date news and latest events listings visit Solspeak at: http://www.solspeakmusic.com
or follow them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/solspeakmusic

For further information or interview requests please contact:
Liz Rodriguez at liz@emrmedia.com  – USA: 1 310 435 3634

A Spectacular Night of Music and Awards at this year’s 7th Annual Hollywood F.A.M.E Awards Presentations at the 23rd Annual Los Angeles Music Awards, along with the Celebration of the 6th Annual Phoenix Music Awards

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Celebrities and Hollywood personalities attended, in what amounted to be the biggest event in the decades old history of the Los Angeles Music Awards (www.lamusicawards.net) and its sister productions the 7th Annual Hollywood F.A.M.E. Awards and the 6th Annual Phoenix Music Awards, the 23rd Annual Los Angeles Music Awards event held on Thursday, November 14th at the historic Avalon Theater on Hollywood and Vine.

The evening was a spectacular and memorable experience, showcasing some of the best talent from around the world. With an attendance of close to 1,200 guests along with some big name celebrity recipients, the red carpet event was, once again a huge success.

Hosted by Robert Burton with Dustin Quick, the following artists walked away with this year’s prestigious award from the 23rd Annual LA Music Awards. Collecting The Mark P. Vigil Male Singer / Songwriter of the Year award was

Michael Hickam, Female Singer / Songwriter of the Year: Megan Tibbitts, Record of the Year: Lannie Flowers: ‘Circles’, Pop Album of the Year: Me & Mr. Cassidy ‘I Would Love You So’, Americana Album of the Year: Marirose ‘Under My Skin’, Rock Album of the Year: We The Ghost ‘Sinking Suspicion’, Instrumental Album of the Year: Giuseppina Torre, Solo Performer of the Year: BROBST, Female Pop Artist of the Year: Stephanie K, The Christopher P. Ellis Country Artist of the Year: Glitter Rose, Hot AC Artist of the Year: Michael Hickam, Instrumental Artist of the Year: Black Raven, Rock Artist of the Year: Lannie Flowers, Male Pop Artist of the Year: Dezmond Meeks, Jazz Artist of the Year: Billie Davies, Electronica Dance Artist of the Year: Lora McHugh, Urban Music Artist of the Year: Stevie Hawkins, Hip Hop Artist of the Year: Jonezen, Tribute Band of the Year: Petty Fever, Social Media Artist of the Year:

Lannie Flowers, Americana Blues & Roots Artist of the Year: Marirose, International Artist of the Year: Giuseppina Torre, Hard Rock Band of the Year: Alan Fox Band, Rock Single of the Year: Cheating Daylight ‘Road To Somewhere’, Country Single of the Year: Rylie Brown ‘Perfect 10’, Pop Single of the Year: Stephanie K ‘Twisted’, Hot AC Single of the Year: Tom Slack ‘Let It Be Me’, Electronica Dance Single of the Year Lora McHugh ‘Wolf In Sheepskin’, Female Vocalist of the Year: Roxie Bardo, Male Vocalist of the Year: Douglas Cameron, Guitarist of the Year of the Year: Donnie Pendleton, Musical Group of the Year: Bonedust.

Among the Hollywood F.A.M.E. Awards recipients this year were Director/Producer Cass Warner (‘The Brothers Warner’), actors Nathin Butler (‘General Hospital’) and Bill Blair (‘ARGO’), media sensation and actor Ron Jeremy Hyatt (‘Ronin’), actresses Leilani Sarelle (‘Basic Instinct’) and Meilani Paul (‘The Butterfly Effect’), Grammy nominated percussionist Victor Orlando (‘The Gap Band’), music industry executive Steve Resnik, legendary game show host and creator Wink Martindale (‘Tic-Tac-Dough’) and 3 time Los Angeles Music Award winner Lisa Panagos.

A special achievement award was presented to David Osborne, the Whitehouse pianist, to commemorate the sale of over 5 million albums sold.

During the evening guests were treated to live performances by David Osborne with Doug Cameron, Lannie Flowers, The Alan Fox Band, MK Ultra, Stevie Hawkins, Giuseppina Torre, Mahkenna and Calico The Band.

Executive Producer’s Al Bowman and Susanna Griffie gives Special Thanks to the event title sponsors: MCF Energy, Face of the USA, ShhhMedia, Aaron Avenue Records, CARVIN, Impact Promotions, Visionary Music, The Redbury, Spyder Pop Records, Soundcheck International, Konocti Harbor Resort and Spa, JDMRubbings.com and RainboRecords.com.

The 24th Annual LA Music Awards nominations are well underway

visit www.lamusicawards.net/nominees for further details

Liz Rodriguez at 310 435 3634 – Liz@EMRMedia.com

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Australian Singer Taylen Heads to the Stars with Grammy Award Winning Producer David Isaacs

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Three Time Grammy Winning Producer/Mix Engineer Set To Steer Taylen to Stardom

Australian pop star and award nominated singer song-writer, Taylen (www.officialtaylen.com) is skyrocketing to stardom under the guidance of three time Grammy award-winning producer/mix engineer, David Isaacs. The young Sydney-born singer has been enjoying life in the LA fast lane as she attended the prestigious 23rd Annual Los Angeles Music Awards, last month with Isaacs, where she was nominated for Female Vocalist and Pop Artist Female.

Taylen, with Isaacs at the helm, is set to make a big impact in the music industry next year. He has already secured her a manager, who looks after award-winning artists and is in talks for creating ‘Taylen’ merchandise. Taylen, who is currently recording her new album, in the entertainment capital of the world, is also penned to start performing in Greece, Italy, Croatia and the US as early as the summer.

“We are working on my new pop/dance album, set to be released next year, which has an old Motown vibe mixed with an eclectic sound from various genres. It’s totally unique.” said Taylen. “While working with David, in Los Angeles, I have grown as an artist and as a person. When we create a song I really want it to reflect who I am, my personality and with my own pizazz, so my fans get to understand and relate to me through my music.”

David Isaacs added “If you do everything from your heart and soul, it will touch other hearts and souls. If you mean it, give it your all.”

Since starting her career in music Taylen has garnered several award nominations including Australia’s 2RDJ-FM and Triple H FM’s ‘Stars Of Tomorrow’ as well as ‘Pop Song of the Year’ at the 2012 Hollywood Music in Media Awards, making her already an international teen pop sensation.

Aside from singing and performing, Taylen hopes that her music will provide a new means to give back to her community in Sydney and other charitable organizations from around the world that are close to her heart such as The National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Stay up to date with Taylen at http://www.OfficialTaylen.com
Twitter: @TaylenDelgado10 or at http://www.facebook.com/OfficialTaylen

For further information please contact: Liz Rodriguez at Liz@EMRMedia.com
USA: 1 310 435 3634

Lora McHugh Takes Home 2 Los Angeles Music Awards For 2013

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~ LA Music Awards and Artists in Music Awards Rising Bay Area Beauty ~

Hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area, multi-talented Lora McHugh www.loramchugh.com is rapidly on the rise to stardom. The teenage singer/songwriter and talented actress has collected and won two music awards at the prestigious 23rd Annual Los Angeles Music Awards held on November 14th at the famous Avalon in Hollywood.

The two-time winner at this year’s LA Music Awards, with a vocal performance compared to Kelly Clarkson and Demi Lovato, is set to pick up ‘Best Dance/Electronic Artist’ and ‘Dance/Electronic Single of the Year’ for her debut single. Lora is also nominated for ‘Best Singer/Songwriter’ and ‘Best Pop Artist’ at the 2014 Artists in Music Awards as well as ‘Best Music Video’ for ‘Wolf in Sheepskin’. The powerful pop rock ballad was recently re-mastered by Kent Hertz (The Steve Miller Band) and re-released this month on iTunes. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/wolf-in-sheepskin-single/id738107804

Another accomplishment to add to Lora’s run of successes is her very recent debut as a VEVO artist. Her new channel contains the re-mastered version of her single, set to a dynamic music video about falling out of love. http://www.youtube.com/user/LoraMcHughVEVO/videos

“I am so blessed and excited to take home two wins at the LA Music Awards this year,” said Lora. “I love singing and performing and had such a great time recording ‘Wolf in Sheepskin’. I’m also thrilled to be back in the studio to make more music, this time with a little more rock influence.”

Lora, who now resides in Los Angeles, is currently in the studio recording her debut rock-pop album with a well-known Grammy award-winning producer. Her sexy girl-next-door personality, with a dark twist, oozes pizazz. Fluent in Spanish with a genuine passion for philanthropy, Lora has traveled to Mexico for the past five years with the organization Outside the Bowl www.outsidethebowl.org, a charity which strives to diminish physical and spiritual starvation in poverty-stricken nations, as part of a zealous group determined to feed and reach as many people as possible. She also generously supports Mexico Outreach Kids Camp, a program that offers Mexican children of less fortunate families the opportunity to experience a fun filled camp and learn about Jesus.

Aside from her award-winning music and humanitarian support, Lora stars in an upcoming feature titled ‘Nazi Dawn’ to be released on Netflix, www.IMDB.com/LoraMcHugh and yet this Californian-born beauty remains grounded and focused even as her natural beauty and musical talents create a global buzz.

www.loramchugh.com

Follow Lora on Twitter and Instagram: @LoraMcHugh

Like her on Facebook: www.facebook.com/loramchughmusic

For further information please contact: Liz Rodriguez at liz@emrmedia.com – USA: 1 310 435 3634