Fresh Off US Tour with Jon Anderson of Yes, The Paul Green Rock Academy is Expanding and Holding Auditions for New Students

We are looking for ambitious, curious, and hard-working young musicians!

Have you ever dreamed of performing live on stage with a famous musician? The Paul Green Rock Academy (PGRA) makes that dream come true!

The Paul Green Rock Academy (PGRA) is the latest company from Master Teacher, Paul Green, and is the only rock school dedicated to serious musicians. Having just completed an incredibly successful tour with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame artist, Jon Anderson of Yes, the school is accepting new students and opening new locations to provide more opportunities to more young musicians.

The program at PGRA offers an immersive music education for students between the ages of 12 and 18 who are selected by audition for their musical prowess, showmanship, dedication, ambition, and ability to share the stage with professional musicians as they tour the world.

Paul Green has been teaching music to students of all ages for over 30 years. He is the original founder of School of Rock, but PGRA is his dream school, as he teaches only students determined to learn. At PGRA, all the teaching is done by Paul, and the students have incredible opportunities to tour, play with amazing guest artists, and to get a proper and focused music education designed to prepare them to become professional musicians.

Jon Anderson with the PGRA – photo by John Barry

In the summer of 2019, their students opened for Yes legend Jon Anderson’s “1000 Hands” show, leading Jon to want to restart the tradition of playing shows with PGRA students and eventually to the summer tour they just completed (which was rescheduled from 2020 due to the Covid virus).

Jon enjoyed this summer tour so much that he wants to tour with PGRA again in 2022. The plan is to do 30-40 shows with Jon in 2022, all over the US but also internationally (Europe) if Covid restrictions allow.

Boy oh boy what a special treat it was for us all…27 teens on the first leg, then 25 on the second…they were all magnificent and a joy to be around…

Paul Green, bless him, is a master of getting things done…the teens were shy, yet wild and crazy beautiful…but Paul made sure the shows worked…like the perfect storm…they all played their hearts out and put on a very wonderful show every time…

We gotta do it again…be well…be safe…

love and ‘light’…” – Jon Anderson

Watch Jon Anderson with the Paul Green Rock Academy – HEART OF THE SUNRISE new promo video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPdy9VRHeAA

Currently, with locations in Philadelphia PA and Wilton CT, Paul Green Rock Academy plans to open four additional locations in Brooklyn, Fairfield CT, Wexford PA (suburban Pittsburgh), and Lancaster PA. Plans for the 2022 tour, along with some interest from some other legendary artists, including a very big name in the punk rock world, have both necessitated and provided the opportunity for expansion. The student limit is determined by the number of students per instrument and the number of good shows that the school can supply for the students.

Students who join PGRA’s program can expect to play up to 40 shows per year with the school, including a tour in the summer.

PGRA is currently looking for ambitious, curious, and hard-working young musicians! Audition now and let the Paul Green Rock Academy make your rock dreams come true!

For more information:
Paul Green Rock Academy www.PaulGreenRock.com
Paul Green (musician) – Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Green

RoSFest Reveal 2022 Festival Illustrator and Art

We’re absolutely delighted to be able to reveal the amazing artwork created for us by multi-award-winning British illustrator, author, and musician Martin Springett ( https://martinspringett.com/ ). Martin has beautifully incorporated the Festival’s traditional sun symbol, which has appeared on every RoSFest poster since the very first edition, the newly adopted frigate bird emblem, representing perseverance and strength which reflects our commitment and determination to take the festival into the future, and the personification of Spring bursting forth from a fabulous bloom. 

We hope you all love it as much as we do. Check out our introduction to Martin on our website at http://rosfest.org/rosfest-featured-artist-martin-springett/

MUSIC. CULTURE. COMMUNITY.

Martin has been an illustrator of fantasy book covers and children’s picture books since 1984, when he illustrated the covers for Guy Gavriel Kay’s classic fantasy trilogy, The Fionavar Tapestry. Martin’s Fionavar covers were published worldwide and are still in print.

He has won the Aurora Award for fantasy illustration, the Ruth Schwartz Award in the children’s picture book field for The Nightwalker, and was nominated for the Governor Generals Award for his illustrations in Richard Thompson’s book, Who. Other book titles featuring Martin’s illustrations include Mei Ming and The Dragon’s Daughter, The Follower, and Too Many Suns.

As a writer, Martin authored and illustrated his first book, Jousting with Jesters in 2006. In 2011, Fitzhenry and Whiteside published his Breakfast on a Dragon’s Tail: And Other Book Biteswhile Kate & Pippin: An Unlikely Friendship (2012), written by Martin and featuring photographs by his sister, Isobel, has won numerous accolades including The Blue Spruce award

As a musician, Martin recorded his first album in 1969; Under the Mountain is a setting of J R R Tolkien’s poems from Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. As the founding member of The Gardening Club, he has released six albums under that name plus four solo albums.

Martin Springett Online



Website: https://martinspringett.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/martin.springett.5/ 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/martinspringett

The Gardening Club Online

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Gardening-Club-114491136959407 
Website: http://gardeningclubmusicandart.ca 
Bandcamp: https://thegardeningclub.bandcamp.com

Super Deluxe Vinyl announce a new Tears For Fears studio album The Tipping Point

New studio album • Limited edition SDE-exclusive CD with bonus tracks • Signed CDs • Limited coloured vinyl. First album in 17 years • SDE exclusive CD

arly in 2022, Tears For Fears will release The Tipping Point, their first studio album in over 17 years. Furthermore, SDE is pleased to announce that, in collaboration with the band and their record label (Concord Music), we are taking pre-orders (via the SDE shop) for a unique global exclusive deluxe CD edition which features three bonus songs. This will not be available anywhere else (including in Japan and America!).

Seven years in the making, and well into their fifth decade as collaborators and friends, Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith have defied the odds, seen off the doubters, jumped around between record labels, changed management, naval-gazed, almost split up again, ditched the first version of the new album and have come back with a superb 10-track record that embraces the strengths of each band member and most importantly sounds like Tears For Fears!

SDE has heard the whole album and can confirm that The Tipping Point is full of brilliant pop songs that traverse darkness and light and at times chart both personal and global crises. The title track is the first single and you can preview this below.

Roland Orzabal says, “Before everything went so right with this album, everything first had to go wrong, it took years, but something happens when we put our heads together. We’ve got this balance, this push-me-pull-you thing – and it works really well.” Curt Smith agrees, “If that balance doesn’t work on a Tears For Fears album, the whole thing just doesn’t work. To put it in simple terms, a Tears For Fears record and what people perceive to be the sound of Tears For Fears – is the stuff we can both agree on.”

The band had initially started writing the new record with some of today’s hit songwriters (2017’s ‘I Love You But I’m Lost’ was co-written with Bastille’s Dan Smith and Mark Crew) which was an idea suggested by Tears For Fears previous management and what Roland and Curt pithily refer to as “speed dating”. This did not work out. Orzabal explains that “Eventually, that pressure and tension divided us not just from our management, but from one another too”.

But Tears For Fears regrouped and changed their management. The new team subsequently raved about the five songs Roland and Curt could agree on and with new purpose and inspiration they completed the album, which is largely produced by Orzabal, Smith and Charlton Pettus, although producers and songwriters Sacha Skarbek and Florian Reutter contribute to a few songs.

Album highlights include the disarming opener ‘No Small Thing’ which takes the listener on a journey from campfire acoustics to full on TFF widescreen production; the pure pop of ‘Break The Man’; the irresistible stomper that is ‘My Demons’, the plaintive and soulful ‘Rivers of Mercy’ and the rueful ‘End of Nights’. The album closes with ‘Stay’, one of the tracks first included on the Rule The World greatest hits in 2017 (there’s no sign of ‘I Love You But I’m Lost’, the other new song on that compilation).

The Tipping Point Green Vinyl LP

Side A

  1. No Small Thing
  2. The Tipping Point
  3. Long, Long, Long Time
  4. Break The Man
  5. My Demons

Side B

  1. Rivers of Mercy
  2. Please Be Happy
  3. Master Plan
  4. End Of Night
  5. Stay

The standard 10-track version of The Tipping Point is available on CD, black vinyl LP and limited indie green vinyl. The retail deluxe CD features one bonus song, the Target (USA) and Japanese editions will have two bonus songs but only the SDE deluxe CD offers all three bonus songs on one physical package! Viva la CD! 

The Tipping Point Green SDE-exclusive CD

  1. No Small Thing
  2. Tipping Point
  3. Long, Long, Long Time
  4. Break The Man
  5. My Demons
  6. Rivers of Mercy
  7. Please Be Happy
  8. Master Plan
  9. End of Night
  10. Stay

Bonus Tracks

  1. Let It All Evolve
  2. Secret Location
  3. The Shame

Additionally, the SDE deluxe CD offers enhanced packaging (8-panel digi-sleeve) and a 32-page booklet (the standard has 24 pages) which exclusively features a new interview with Roland and Curt by SDE editor Paul Sinclair. 

Be aware that the SDE deluxe CD is a limited edition. There are just 2,000 units available for the UK and the Rest of the World and this is a one-time pressing. Once they are gone, that’s it!

Amazon in the UK are also offering signed CDs, although note that these are the standard 10-track edition.

The Tipping Point will be released on 25 February 2022, via Concord Music.

RoSFest – Platinum Membership Tickets Now On Sale!

Description

The Platinum Membership gives you admittance to three days of the RoSFest music festival with exclusive access to the best seats in the theater, (membership seating will not be available via our online ticketing channels).

Special RoSFest VIP lanyard & pass granting early admittance to the theater with access to select meet and greets and pre-show sound checks (some limitations apply).
Exclusive RoSFest T-shirt plus your name will be added to a designated thank you page here on the website.

Once you have purchased your Platinum Membership, we will be calling you to thank you for becoming a Platinum Membership and to assign seating with you.
Thank you for your support.

Limited Platinum Membership select premium seats are available at $550.00 each for the three-day pass. $200.00 of every Platinum Membership ticket ($550.00) price is gifted as a donation.

Note* The gift donation component of the ticket sale is tax-deductible in the USA.

Music. Culture. Community.

The organizers have announced the following acts to perform at the festival.
Kings X, Robert Berry’s 3.2, Pattern-Seeking Animals, Ten Jinn, Lobate Scarp & Arc Iris.

More announcements to follow.

Festival Dates: April 15th, 16th, & 17th, 2022
Location: Sarasota Opera House
Address: 61 N Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236
https://www.sarasotaopera.org/

Or go here to purchase your membership
https://rosfest.org/product/platinum-membership-package/

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Watch our Featured Video Naysayer by AmuZeum

Naysayer is track Number 4, and the 2nd official promo video from the critically acclaimed debut album New Beginnings by Southern CA, progressive rock band AmuZeum. The band has an impressive pedigree that goes back more than a decade. The five members have crossed paths many times through the years in LA studios and playing in different bands such as Mars Hollow, Ten Jinn, Gabble Ratchet, and Heliopolis, all of which had various degrees of success.

“You don’t have to believe all the noise that’s surrounding you in this world. There are many reasons why “Naysayers” try and hold you back and keep you down. Choose to believe in yourself and not what others may think or say. Every day is a beautiful day

Album // “New Beginnings” Released // April 17, 2020 
Music & Lyrics by AmuZeum 
Produced by AmuZeum 
Album // “New Beginnings” Released // April 17, 2020 Music & Lyrics by AmuZeum Produced by AmuZeum Mixed By Billy Sherwood Mastered By Mike Bozzi @ Bernie Grundman Mastering Video Created by Team “S” Productions Still Band Photography by Joseph M. Garcia
Royalty Free Stock Video Footage & Images: https://pexels.com / https://shutterstock.com / https://videoblocks.com

Band Media and Booking Contact: Michael Matier m.matier@yahoo.com 
Label Contact: Melodic Revolution Records Nick Katona nick@melodicrevolution.com

AmuZeum Online
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Bandcamp: amuzeum.bandcamp.com
Twitter: twitter.com/amuzeumband/ 
Instagram: instagram.com/amuzeumband/ 
MRR Profile: mrrmusic.com/amuzeum/

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facebook.com/MelodicRevolutionRecords/ 
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youtube.com/c/MelodicRevolutionRecordsMusic 
twitter.com/MusicIsOurVoice

Melodic Revolution Records Spotify Playlists:
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