Hit songwriters, Matt Brouwer and Evangeline, to Headline Showcase
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 2009) - The independent label management firm Indie Extreme will spotlight 4 of their independent acts during its first annual Independent Artist Showcase on the rooftop of the Blind Pig Pub on 6th Street in Austin, TX from 4 p.m. - 8pm on March 19 (Thursday).
The event which is sponsored by Stage Sponsor Initial Underwriting Group, and Silver Sponsors Music Arsenal and Project: AK- 47, which is an official part of the RedGorilla Music Fest, will feature a performance at 6 p.m. by hit singer-songwriter Matt Brouwer and at 7 p.m. by hit songwriting team, Evangeline. This will be the first appearance of these 2 artists at the premier Austin showcases during the largest gathering of music fans and industry executives in the country.
Brouwer will be performing songs from his newest album, currently in digital release, Where's Our Revolution produced by Grammy winning producer, Michael Omartian. The album has already garnered international award nominations, airplay and is currently gaining ground at college radio stations throughout the USA.
Evangeline, whose first single "Rain" from their debut album, We're Alright Down Here, rose to #129 on the Top40 MediaBase Chart in early 2008 and #9 on the Indie Top40 MediaBase Chart, will be showcasing some of their yet unrecorded songs along with the tunes from their album.
Other acts taking the stage for 20-minute sets will be Nashville- based R&B Fusion singer-songwriter Traci Root (5:30 p.m.), and California native Christian singer-songwriter Quimi (5:00 p.m.). Admission to the event is free.
"Each of our prior Indie Extreme Independent Artist Showcases at other industry events have been a huge success, so when we were offered this opportunity by RedGorilla to host a Day Party we felt it was time to expand into Austin," said company CEO Kathy Douglas, who founded the Nashville-based company in 2006. "Matt Brouwer plans to perform several selections from his limited release album. He will be joined by several of our other highly acclaimed acts that perform in a variety of musical styles. There's no doubt it will be a highlight of the RedGorilla Music Fest."
Indie Extreme moved its national headquarters from Houston to Nashville in mid- 2007. The fast-growing international firm supports independent artists and record labels by providing administrative and managerial services such as distribution, correspondence, bookkeeping, CD/merchandise fulfillment, marketing, database development, web site development, management/maintenance, e-commerce management, and the coordination of vendor services.
Douglas added that Indie Extreme is staging the Independent Artist Showcase with the RedGorilla Music Fest to help build exposure for professional and emerging independent acts.
Performing at the March 19 event will be
* Former Sony/BMG sub-label recording artist and hit singer-songwriter Matt Brouwer www.mattbro.com. The Canadian singer-songwriter has landed hits on the Billboard chart (I Shall Believe) and the New Music Weekly Hot 100, AC, Indie AC, and Top 40 charts (Surrender). His other CDs, Unlearning, B-sides Recording Vol. 1, and A Merry Little Christmas, follow his award-winning and critically acclaimed debut CD, Imagerical. Brouwer's newest album Where's Our Revolution, produced by multi -Grammy winning producer, Michael Omartian and features background vocal performances by legendary artists Amy Grant and Vince Gill.
* Evangeline www.evangelinegroup.com, a four-member band from Houston, TX led by songwriters-storytellers Jeffery Armstreet and Jonathan Barrick. The act uses its soulful pop, rock and folk-accented music to communicate the depths of life's struggles and challenges in relationships, choices, death, life and faith. Acclaimed producer and EMI recording artist Robbie Seay produced the act's first album, We're Alright Down Here, which gained national attention when it's first single (Rain) landed at #129 on the Top40 Billboard chart and #9 on the Indie Top40 Billboard chart. The song was also featured on a VH1 Radio interview segment with Evangeline and on Continental Airlines InFlight magazine playlist.
* Traci Root www.traciroot.com, a Nashville-based singer-songwriter whose performances in Southeast Asia have drawn up to 40,000 people. The artist has received critical acclaim for a style that combines classic R&B with modern soul, jazz and hip-hop. This two-time ASCAPlus award-winning songwriter made it to Round 2 of American Idol's auditions in New Jersey, (that would put her in the top 1% of the 10,000 hopefuls and/or skeptics who showed up to audition), she was picked out of the crowd by Fox News to sing a Stevie Wonder tribute live to New Jersey, New York and Washington DC. She was also a 2007 Independent Music World Series Northeast Semi-finalist.In December of 2008.
* Quimi www.myspace.com/quimimusic, a 20-year-old singer-songwriter who "pours out her heart and soul" through rocking vocals and an acoustic guitar to show her love for Jesus Christ. The soft-spoken yet enthusiastic artist recently stepped onto the music scene with her self-titled debut CD. A former nationally ranked tennis player, Quimi has been writing songs for five years. Her 10-song CD, which was produced by The Katinas, features charismatic vocals and funk, jazz and reggae-accented songs.
"Today, it's harder than ever for artists to land major record deals or for smaller labels to receive substantial radio airplay and record sales," Douglas noted. "Indie Extreme levels the playing field by providing all of the administrative and managerial resources they need. We are working to build a 2,500-member network around the globe."
For more information about Indie Extreme, visit http://www.indieextreme.com; call (615) 309-1718 or (281) 890-5034; send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com; or write the company at 3719 Sentinel Dr. Nashville, TN 37029.