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Stasan Performed at Art Gallery Opening in Germany

megabien artist Stasan recently performed at the official opening reception of the art exhibition Licht.Blick (Light.Sight) of German artist Günter Vest and German photographer Bernd Wittelsbach of Kontrast-Fotodesign in Frankfurt, Germany.

The night was a big success! The opening ceremony attracted an overwhelming crowd, far surpassing expectations. The excitement in the air was palpable during the whole evening. The event was accompanied by live music of American singer-songwriter and guitarist Stasan and German singer and guitarist Norman Taylor.

The art exhibition is now open to the public. Be sure to swing by at the Frankfurter PresseClub in downtown Frankfurt, Germany and see Günter´s exceptional lamps (unique specimens) on display and Bernd´s amazing elevated prints (limited editions) on the walls. The exhibition is open Mondays to Fridays from 11.30 am to 2.00 am and Sundays from 6.00 pm to 2.00 am until August 30th.

All of the objects exhibited are available for purchase. Günter´s unique lamps can be ordered here; Bernd´s stunning photographs can be acquired here.

 

Photo shoot with Stasan in Southern France

A photo shoot with singer-songwriter and guitarist STASAN by renowned German photographer Bernd Wittelsbach recently took place in the South of France.

In this photo shoot, Stasan is revealing his new look for the upcoming album and concert tour “Le Sud”. Stasan was inspired by the beauty and serenity of the Provence in creating his new look but also in developing and writing the music for Le Sud such as for the upcoming movie "Split Feather" of megabien.

"Le Sud" is set for release on the megabien music label in October 2017. The first single “Je N´En Sais Rien” in support of his second studio album was released in November 2016; the single´s music video was also produced in the Provence and can be watched here.

Bernd Wittelsbach is a people, nature and commercial photographer, specializing in corporate photography and images telling stories on its own, concentrating on the motive, the scene and the situation. In 1989, he founded, together with German photographer Andreas Mechmann, the photo studio Kontrast Fotodesign based in Frankfurt, Germany.

Bernd has realized projects for multi-national corporate clients such as Siemens, Nintendo Europe, Esprit, Asbach Uralt, DuPont or Randstad. Besides his home country Germany, he has worked around the globe, such as in India, USA, Morocco, Italy and France.

Click here to see more of Stasan´s photo shoot.

 

Cynthia Johnson on German TV

megabien entertainment has the pleasure to announce that Cynthia Johnson (www.cynthiajohnson.net) is  featured in the upcoming TV show "Pop Giganten: One Hit Wonder" of the German private network RTL (RTL2).

The two hour program shows the different stories behind songs and artists, celebrating their path to worldwide fame from the early beginning of their career until today.

Audiovisual material provided by megabien includes a short clip of "SHAKE", a song from Cynthia's new album, and footage from her concert at the "Minnesota History Museum", featuring Twin Cities musicians, among them are: David Eiland, Deb Brown, Carrie Harrington, Stephanie Devine, Russ King, Daryl Boudreaux, Kevin Washington, Peter Vircks, Deevo and Yoannes Tona.

The two hour program will air on RTL2 on Tuesday, March 21st at 22:15H (CET).

 

Grammy Awards 2017

Several of megabien´s artists and musicians are either nominated for a Grammy Award or are set to perform live at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards on Feb 12th.

Mint Condition is nominated in the category Best R&B Album with their album “Healing Season”.

Monte Moir is a co-writer of Rihanna’s “Work”, featuring Drake, which is nominated in the categories “Record of the Year” and “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance”. Rihanna has been nominated for a total of 8 Grammy Awards.

Megabien clients Monte Moir and Jellybean Johnson will also perform live on stage as a member of the group “The Time”, together with Bruno Mars, to honor the music of Prince.

The 2017 Grammy Awards will air on CBS on Sunday February 12th.

 

Ricky Peterson on tour with Stevie Nicks

Megabien keyboardist Ricky Peterson is joining once again singer Stevie Nicks on her forthcoming tour, the 24 Karat Gold Tour, which will kick off on October 25.

Nickswho will be joined by the Pretenders for this tour, will perform throughout North America with shows scheduled in her hometown Phoenix, New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto, Vancouver, Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta and more. A full list of tour dates can be found here.

The 2014 album “24 Karat Gold – Songs From The Vault” debuted at No. 7 on Billboard’s Top 200 Charts. This 27-city tour will be Nicks´s first “solo outing” since Fleetwood Mac finished the “On with the Show” tour last November, for which Nicks performed 122 sold out shows around the world during 2014-2015. Collectively as a solo artist and Fleetwood Mac band member, Nicks has sold over 140 million albums and won several Grammys.

The Pretenders cross the bridge between punk, new wave and Top 40 pop music more than any other band, with hit songs like “I’ll Stand By You”, “Back On The Chain Gang” and “Don’t Get Me Wrong”. The band has sold over 25 million albums and founder & leader Chrissie Hynde is one of contemporary music’s greatest songwriters.