Brian Newman - Showboat
Brian Newman, trumpeter, crooner and long-time bandleader for superstar Lady Gaga, has signed to Verve Records and will be releasing his debut solo album this fall. A true talent on trumpet, this release incorporates creative takes on rock classics as well as jazz standards. Brian has toured with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga and has collaborated with Jose Feliciano and Dierks Bentley. He's performed on Boardwalk Empire, NBC's Christmas in Rockefeller Center, MTV's Video Music Awards, The Tonight Show, Watch What Happens Live, Marc Jacobs fashion shows and in a national H&M commercial.
Modern Romance – Rhythm Is My Lover
Top 1980's Salsa Pop band Modern Romance release their first single since the 1980's on acclaimed indie label Nub Music. The band have sold millions of records worldwide and had a total of 15 UK and US Top 20 hits in the 1980's. They formed in 1981 and soon had their first hit record with "Everybody Salsa". This was followed up with "Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey" which made the top ten singles chart in the UK, soon to be followed by "Nothing Ever Goes The Way You Plan". The second part of this song, was remixed, renamed, and released as a single, reaching No.2 on the U.S. Billboard dance charts as "Can You Move". After another hit with "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White" the band saw their highest UK chart position, with "Best Years Of Our Lives." Three more hits followed, in 1983. "High Life" was first, followed by "Don't Stop That Crazy Rhythm" and their last chart hit, the beautiful ballad, "Walking In The Rain" which was one of the biggest selling songs of 1983. Original member Andy Kyriacou continued with the band, and has just finished recording a new album for release in 2019 from which this single is taken.The album mixes their usual salsa rhythms with great pop songs and is set to help the band reach a new audience.
Setenta - We Latin Like That
They may be Latin, but they're also pretty darn funky – and also seem to have picked up the best Brazilian funk currents of the 70s – which they use here to turn out their best album to date! There's lots of echoes of the era of Tim Maia and Toni Tornado, but mixed with some slightly warmer currents that show their wider love of funky jazz modes – almost the tightness in conception of some of the best recent AOR-revival material, but with more of the energy of a funk group overall! Fantastic throughout, and unlike most other combos around – with cuts that include "Guajiro Bacan", "Time To Love", "Catch Me", "Neg Cimarron", "Boys & Girls", "Afro Blue Obatala", and "Confused". ~ Dusty Groove