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Cynthia Johnson, the voice of Funkytown
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Doug Pettibone touring with Zucchero

Megabien artist Doug Pettibone (guitar) is going on tour with Zucchero, Italy´s best selling artist of all time - also known as the Italian BLUESMAN par excellence.

The 2016 two-months-long European Tour – to promote “Black Cat” – will start in Verona, Italy on September 18th and will conclude on November 16th in Russe, Bulgaria. The tour brings them also to Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Poland, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Belgium, Holland, England, Switzerland and France.

Black Cat is Zucchero´s twelfth studio album, released on 29 April 2016, for which he has been collaborating with high caliber producers, like T-Bone Burnett, Brendan O'Brien and Don Was, as well as with high-level artists. In fact the album features: the amazing guitarist Mark Knopfler ,who plays on “Ci si arrende” and “Streets of Surrender (SOS)”, Bono, who has written the lyrics of “SOS” after the Bataclan Paris tragedy in November 2015, and, last but no least, Elvis Costello (English album version), who has been composing the first single “Turn The World Down”.

For further information on tour dates click here.

 

Album Release of Duo Record “NEXT DOOR”

Jazz giants Billy Peterson and David Hazeltine look back to an ongoing musical relationship of 40 years, but NEXT DOOR is going to be their first duo album.

Besides the well chosen jazz covers like “The Boy Next Door” or “Tones for Joan's Bones”, the jazz record includes also two original compositions, “Thanks Jim” and “Cedars Blues” that were written by each of the performers. The highly expected ten-track album was recorded in Minneapolis and is released on the Megabien Music label.

The uncompromising talents of American bass player Billy Peterson have brought him widespread recognition around the globe. Peterson is quite often compared with a chameleon, but not only as he can fill many positions, but also as he is at home in several genres of music weather it be rock, pop, R&B, soul, jazz, folk or country.

American pianist David Hazeltine, who has been playing professional gigs since the age of thirteen, is today considered a major jazz pianist, especially in the New York and Japanese jazz scenes. Hazeltine has successfully forged his own distinctive style and musical voice out of the accumulated greatness and weight of a modern piano tradition.

NEXT DOOR is set for release on June 22nd 2016, the CD release shows are scheduled for 7.00pm and 9.00pm in the Dunsmore Room at the Crooners Lounge & Super Club, tickets are available here.

 

Rene Tinner Producing New Album of Belgian Artist

Megabien producer René Tinner is producing the second album of Belgian singer-songwriter Ian Clement at the ICP Studios in Brussels, Belgium.

While pre-production, tracking and recording for the sequel to “Drawing Daggers” have already been completed, next week René Tinner will return to Brussels to continue with the mixing of the 12-song album.

Apart as being a frontman of the band Wallace Vanborn, Ian Clement is also a singer-songwriter on his own as you can hear on this debut record that was released in 2013. Bringing a deep, intimate voice to the set, with both dark and bright songs, Clement conjures an original world, packed with a lot of imagination.

 (photo by Philippe de Vuyst)

 

More Megabien Productions in France

After the very successful concert production for Megabien artist Stasan, megabien plans to return to the South of France later this year to accomplish further music and video productions.

Among those future productions will be further concerts of megabien artist Stasan in support of his latest release A Long Way, audio recordings for some of megabien´s artists and clients, as well as video productions of concerts and music videos.

In preparation of the next visit to southern France, the megabien team met with Steve Miller Band member Kenny Lee Lewis (left) to discuss his participation in some of the upcoming productions.

 

Launch of New Artist Website for Stasan

Megabien Entertainment is excited to announce the launch of the new website of signer-songwriter-guitarist Stasan. The new official artist website is available at the web address www.stasanmusic.com. Feel free to take a peek!

We hope you will enjoy the new website and find it easy to navigate through.
If you experience any problems using the new website or if you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please contact Stasan or us via each website´s contact page.