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Southbound 75 to Reach a New Level in Its Career

One of the silver linings of the COVID pandemic is that not all states have consistently locked down their bars and live music venues. If you speak to live acts in California, for example, many will tell you that they are not happy being cooped up in their living spaces and not being able to unleash their creativity in front of their fans. Due to Florida guidelines, however, the state has allowed country rockers Southbound 75 to reach a new level in its career. In case you haven't been following the story, Florida has a different attitude toward quarantines and lock downs. And [...]

Piel Releases “Easy As It Feels”

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” is one of several of her stand-out performances. Both actors were in the [...]

Tiny Desk Judges Discuss Piel

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 job discussing the band, but it was Douris who took the reigns when [...]

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

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, "there's plenty to go around." Still, to make it this far in a [...]

Curtis Martin, Rob Endling Co-writes with Ded

Going back to early last year at The Hideout studio, Curtis Martin and Rob Endling were presented with an opportunity to work with rising metal act, Ded. Martin and Endling made the most of it, by not only co-writing the upcoming album, but adding production to it. The result, so far, is the co-write of "Eyes Sewn Shut," which is on the current EP (or "micro release"), Mannequin Eyes. (The other song is "A Mannequin Idol".) There's a good chance that the Curtis Martin, Rob Endling Co-writes with Ded will be mutually beneficial. The full album would probably be out by now, but [...]

Southbound 75 Finish Florida State Fair with a Flurry

Some of the hardest work an act does is playing to live audiences. Everything from the planning and preparation for the show (or tour) to rehearsals and then there's the now and again setback to deal with. Since the second half of last year, Southbound 75 have been slowly growing into a consistent live act. Beginning with spot dates throughout Florida, to occasional callbacks to play some venues a second time (or more), to a residency in Key Largo for a few weeks. While playing every day (and multiple times a day) at this year's Florida State Fair, this is another step in [...]

Southbound 75 to Play Florida State Fair in February

Southbound 75 will be performing at the Florida State Fair next month. To participate in the 12-day residency is a major coup for the band. Led by singer/guitarist and chief songwriter, Mark Lorenzo, SB75 will perform multiple times each day of the annual event and perform an additional set on the weekends. Southbound 75's dates next month will follow a consistent string of live dates, mostly in the south Florida area over the last four months, including a multiple-day residency in Key Largo back in September of last year. The Florida State Fair booking is, in part, due to the band performing throughout [...]

2020-05-20T21:34:08+00:00January 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cadium Year-End Wrap for 2019

For Cadium Music, it was the year of finally working in the genre of Hip hop. For years, the focus has been mostly in rock and pop (the genres the company knows best), but due to the discovery of up and coming rapper, Ekoh, the path to the hip hop world opened. The three writers (and signed to Cadium this year) who write in hip hop (and work with the aforementioned Ekoh) are Sean Kennedy, Curtis Martin and Rob Endling. All three writers are also producers and quite fluent in most, if not all, aspects of recording. Kennedy writes beats and in addition [...]

2020-05-20T21:38:37+00:00December 23rd, 2019|Cadium Music Publishing, Uncategorized|0 Comments

CM Talkington Project, “Texas Radio,” Completed

Texas Radio, the musical project by film director CM Talkington has been completed. The album, produced by Cadium writer, Cisco De Luna, was recorded at 64 Sound in Los Angeles and additional production at De Luna's Star Barn Studio. The collaborative effort included James Carter (Imperial Crowns) and John Hofer (Mother Hips). There is no set release date, as yet. #cartytalkington #64sound #ciscodeluna                                                      Cisco De Luna (left) and Carty Talkington

Cadium Music Signs Curtis Martin and Rob Endling

In recent weeks, Cadium Music has signed writer/producers Curtis Martin and Rob Endling. The two have worked on several projects together and independently. Both Martin and Endling have co-writes on the upcoming Otherwise album. Martin has co-written on several upcoming projects, including hip-hop act, LONR. Endling has co-writes on the upcoming album from hard rockers, Santa Cruz and Ded. Martin and Endling also have their project, Sixlight, in which Endling is lead vocalist. Look for many of Endling's and Martin's work to be released this year. #newsignings Curtis Steve Martin Rob Endling