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September 16, 2010ESA FEATURED IN UK FEST DOC THIS SATURDAY
"Official release: Digital subscriber channel Sky Arts 1HD is to broadcast a 90 minute music documentary filmed at Fairport's Cropredy Convention 2010. The programme forms part of the Sky Arts 'Centre Stage: Summer Festivals' series which airs this autumn.
The Cropredy programme's UK premiere will be transmitted on Saturday 18 September at 9pm. Sky TV subscribers will find Sky Arts 1HD on channel 256 and the broadcast will also be available on Virgin Media and on Tiscali TV.
The Cropredy special will be presented by well-loved broadcaster Bob Harris who opened the festival and introduced several of the acts. The programme was also produced for Sky Arts 1HD by WBBC, Bob and Trudie Harris's broadcasting company.
Bob is no stranger to Cropredy; he and his family have been regular visitors for many years. "Cropredy is really special," he says, "and it is a real privilege to be able to bring this year's festival to Sky Arts 1HD. As always, I was blown away by the variety and quality of the performances at Cropredy. But, as the programme will show, it's more than just the music - Cropredy has a wonderfully friendly atmosphere."
The broadcast will include performances by Fairport Convention (including a selection from the band's stunning 'Excalibur' set featuring Johny Logan and Jacqui McShee), Status Quo, Little Feat, Thea Gilmore, the Dixie Bee Liners, Easy Star All Stars and surprise stars of the festival ahab, a London-based five-piece alt-country band.
So All-Stars fans, if you get this channel, check it out! " More info »
September 14, 2010CAS HALEY'S CONNECTION OUT NOW
"The newest Easy Star release, Cas Haley's CONNECTION, is out today! Please support Cas and Easy Star by picking up a copy at your local record store, online, in our webstore or anywhere else.
Here's a message Cas sent directly to his fans today:
I just wanted to shoot a quick email out to let you know that my new album, "Connection" comes out today on iTunes, online, and in stores. I hope that you'll decide to give it a listen. I'm so proud of the songs that are on it, and I can't wait for you to hear them.
Early sales in an album release helps an artist to really spread the word about their music, and I'd be so grateful if you would buy the album or a few songs when you have a free moment, and please tell your friends! The social network mentions are not going unnoticed. I see them, and I appreciate them more than you know. The love and support that you have shown to myself and my family over the past few years is so amazing, and I truly appreciate it.
Oh, and feel free to rate the album and comment! I read everything that you guys say, and I love hearing your thoughts.
Again, thank you all for your support. I am so touched by it. It's a beautiful thing.
Love and respect,
So you heard the man, go pick up the record! Get it at iTunes or Amazon or the Easy Star webstore or at your local record store (if you are lucky enough to still have one where you live). " More info »
September 07, 2010IPHONE SNEAK PEEK OF DUBBER SIDE OF THE MOON
"This one has been rumored for years, but it's finally about to drop: DUBBER SIDE OF THE MOON by the Easy Star All-Stars! Dubber Side features bass heavy remixes and dub versions of the complete DUB SIDE OF THE MOON album by progressive and legendary producers, including GROOVE CORPORATION, MAD PROFESSOR, ADRIAN SHERWOOD, 10 FT GANJA PLANT, DUBPHONIC, DREADZONE, SCIENTIST, KALBATA, THE ALCHEMIST, DUBMATIX, LIQUID AGENTS, VICTOR RICE, BORDER CROSSING, J.VIEWZ and more. The record comes out October 26 in most territories (Oct 18 in the UK). There will be a colored vinyl LP version coming out at the same time as well.
We’ve just posted two sneak peek tracks (The Alchemist’s remix of “Money” and Dubphonic’s “The Great Gig In The Sky”) to the Easy Star All-Stars iPhone app. So if you have the app – check ‘em out! And if you don’t, download it to your iPhone. For everyone else, don’t worry – we’ll post them everywhere else soon.
Look to pre-order Dubber Side via ITunes starting the week of September 21, the same week the Easy Star All-Stars kick off a California tour with Cas Haley opening. " More info »
August 10, 2010LIVE TRIBUTE TO SUGAR MINOTT IN NYC AUG 17
"Easy Star is proud to be involved with an upcoming tribute in honor of Lincoln "Sugar" Minott. The concert, presented by Ghetto Roots NYC, will be held at S.O.B.s in New York City on August 17.
The tribute includes an evening of early dancehall, reminiscing, and a live stageshow featuring performances by a host of Sugar's friends family, including Sammy Dread, Yami Bolo, Judah Eskinder Tafari, K-Vibes, Mikey Jarret, and more. The backing band will be the Easy Star Band, led by Easy Star's Michael Goldwasser. Music will be provided by NYC sound systems Majestic Twinsound, Downbeat the Ruler, and Culture Jam with Bobby Channel1 and Jeff Sarge.
Proceeds from the show will be given to Sugar Minott's family, so please come out to support, enjoy the music, and remember the amazing talent of Sugar Minott. " More info »
July 27, 2010CAS HALEY SINGLE OUT NOW, ALBUM PRE-ORDER
"The first single from the upcoming Easy Star debut album by singer/songwriter Cas Haley comes out today on iTunes and Amazon. The single features three tracks: the single itself, "Better," along with a reggae remix by our own Michael G and a non-album bonus track, a live version of Peter Tosh’s "Legalize It." Please support the release by picking this up! Order it at iTunes or Amazon. If you like it, add a review.
Meanwhile, if that whets your appetite, or if you have already been waiting to get your hands on the whole release, you can now pre-order the album (release date is Sept 14). If you are a futurist and like your music digital only, go to iTunes to order. That version comes with two bonus tracks. If you are still buying physical CDs, you can get it through the Easy Star store, along with a brand new tee shirt (navy for men, pink sporty v-neck for women). The first 100 CDs ordered will be signed by Cas himself! You can also pre-order the physical CD through Amazon More info »
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