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  • Southbound 75’s “Not Ready to Say I’m Sorry Yet” to premiere on The Country Network, July 15.
  • New song by Chester Rushing, “Slurpy Slide,” due out July 15. Video out now.
  • Rob Endling, Curtis Martin and Sean Kennedy have co-writes, production work on new Ekoh album “The De2our.”
  • Cisco De Luna-produced track to video, “Easy As It Feels,” out now. Details in News and Blog sections.
  • Piel showcased in the “Tiny Desk Contest Top Shelf.” Details in News and Blog sections.



Southbound 75 Debuts Its First Video

By |July 13th, 2020|

Image from The Country Network clip of Southbound 75's "Not Ready to Say I'm Sorry Yet" Since signing to Bill McDermott's Roxy Entertainment Group, Southbound 75 debuts its first video, July 15. "Not Ready to Say I'm Sorry Yet" will premiere on The Country Network. The video intends to add momentum to the Tampa, Florida-based country rockers, who recently played a live show in front of a live audience (but safely, of course). Hopefully the video will lead to more social-distanced performances in the near future. The period [...]


Piel Releases “Easy As It Feels”

By |July 2nd, 2020|

On the heels of their latest track, "Custodian," Piel releases "Easy As It Feels" as a short film. British actors, Adam Fielding and Poppy Lee Friar produced the video. The tandem took lead singer Tiki Lewis’ very personal lyrics and created a vignette that offers hope through harrowing times. Friar directed the clip. ACTORS MOVE BEHIND THE CAMERA Fielding and Friar may not be very well known in the U.S., but in their native England, they have quite a track record.  Friar's role as Jayne Torvill in “Torvill and Dean” [...]


Tiny Desk Judges Discuss Piel

By |June 29th, 2020|

This past Thursday (6/24), NPR's Tiny Desk series, "Tiny Desk Contest Top Shelf," showcased five more finalists, one of them being Piel. The YouTube live stream included discussion by Tiny Desk's Bob Boilen and World Cafe's Raina Douris. The Tiny Desk judges discuss Piel at some length on the live stream. It included one other band, a rapper, a yodeler and an R&B solo artist, so it was a diverse group of acts on the bill. Piel was the fourth act to be discussed. The Boilen-Douris tandem did a great [...]


Piel to Join the “Tiny Desk Contest Top Shelf” Series

By |June 23rd, 2020|

Jonathan Burkes (aka Jawnee), co-founder and bassist of Piel, had the instinct to throw the band's hat in the ring for this year's Tiny Desk contest. This led Piel to join the "Tiny Desk Contest Top Shelf" series for 2020, selected by the contest's judges. The band will be discussed this Thursday June 25, noon Pacific/3pm Eastern. From an A&R perspective, there are very few acts that have the goods to go on to have a successful music career, but as a former NBA head coach once said about talent, [...]