Tuesday, May 5, 2015


Just because you HAVE merchandise for sale, doesn't mean that people will automatically buy it. This week Lou and Kevin give you some great tips on getting fans to lay down cold hard cash for your music and merch. Featured artists include Dawn Savage, Dan Bubien, Charlie Wheeler Trio, InRegailia and Supermonkey. Birthday shout out to Peter Frampton, Glen Campbell, Daniel Johns and Cynthia Johnson
Dawn Savage is a singer, songwriter, actress, and nationally known recording artist from Beaver County, PA. She is a 2011 Communication/ Theatre graduate from Robert Morris University.

In October 2010, Dawn released her EP entitled, "First Tracks". Later in 2011, Dawn released her full 10 track CD self-titled, “Dawn Savage.” On Froggy 104.3 FM You probably heard, “Rainy Afternoon,” one of the songs from Dawn’s CD. This song was featured on Froggy’s Hometown Country segment. More recently, Dawn has been climbing the ladder of local radio success by being featured on Y108’s Homegrown Country segment with her song that she co-wrote with Al Snyder& David Savage( her dad) called ,” I Saw Your Truck”.

In the Summer of 2012, Dawn was a finalist in the Rocket to the Stars competition. In April/May 2013, many local papers raved about Dawn’s performance starring as a leading lady, “Doralee Rhodes” aka Dolly Parton, in the musical production, “9-5” at the New Castle Playhouse.

The Summer 2013 was a great one for Dawn. She released her first single, “Keep Your Boots On” which will be featured on her upcoming CD. Dawn also won a radio station competition on Y108 called ," Fresh Face at Freedom Fest" !! Over 211,000 votes were placed over a 1 week period. By the end of the week, Dawn claimed over 96,000 votes!
She and her band ," The Dawn Savage Band," had the opportunity to open for Aaron Tippin, Weston Burt, and Todd Jones.

In October 2013 Dawn met Country Music Singing Star Kellie Pickler back stage at her Heinz Field Show, " Girls With Guitars." Dawn sang to Kellie when she met her which set the meeting up perfectly. On Kellie Pickler's final song, she invited Dawn to come up on stage and sing, " Best Days of Your Life." You can watch the video here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCZEt0dtfrE&feature=kp
**At one point during the outstanding performance, Dawn takes the mic and belts into it during an emotional moment. Kellie was surprisingly shocked but pleased. Dawn had recently broken up with an EX for similar reasons that the song portrayed.

In November, Dawn released a music video to her original song, “Dusty Road,” which is a tribute to our armed forces.
Click on the link to view: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qg9NVA8o0Fk

You can purchase copies of her CD or songs online at iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dawn-savage/id483294490
and CD baby: http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/DawnSavage

Dawn is actively beginning to perform live with her band members as ~ The Dawn Savage Band:
Craig Davison-Drums
Josh McCormick- Lead Guitar
Jim Pyer- Bass
Keith Branagan- Keys/vocals
Dawn Savage-Lead Vocals

For updates, information, and booking, please contact The Dawn Savage Band at :dawn.m.savage@gmail.com or on Facebook.
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The Dawn Savage Band thanks each of you for all of your continued support!! They most definitely look forward to seeing you at their shows!

The Dan Bubien Music Company encompasses all aspects of Dan's music career including but not limited to writing, publishing, recording, booking and providing entertainment. The Dan Bubien Music Company was established in September 2013.

Dan Bubien is a singer/songwriter/guitarist from Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. Music was always a part of Dan’s life growing up even before his passion was realized. His father was a lifelong working musician. As a kid, Dan and his brother spent their time goofing off and running around at their dad’s shows and used to tease him for singing off-key. It wasn’t until a teenage injury sidelined his athletics that Dan picked up one of his Dad’s guitars and taught himself to play. With that, came a new appreciation for music and a realization of what his Dad did. What was once thought to be off-key was actually in perfect harmony.

Dan’s professional musical journey started nearly 20 years ago by fronting and playing with several local bands and musicians. It wasn’t until 2004 that Dan felt he had a clear sense of where he was as an artist and song writer and started the band that would carry him through the next decade. Dan always had an appreciation for blues, soul and funk music, but it was a popular reggae band that inspired the signature sound of The Sun Kings. Their unique flavor and approach to music was something new to the local scene and garnered them a significant following. That reputation has established Dan as a fixture and has allowed him to branch out on his own and come back to his roots by exploring new and ever evolving influences. It wasn’t one moment or one thing that brought Dan to where he is today; but an important blend of every person, every song and every experience along the way.

Dan recently wrapped a year long stretch of recording with four-time Grammy Award Winning Producer/Engineer Jay Dudt at Audible Images Studio in Pittsburgh.

“This is the best collection of music and the best work I’ve done as a producer in years” said Dudt.

The new album, Empty Roads, is a collection of original music co-written with talented writer and friend, Roman Marocco and features the best of the best in Pittsburgh’s music scene.

“Eric DeFade, Pittsburgh’s premier saxophone player and Ralph Guzzi, well known horn arranger are on the album” says Bubien, “I also have Chris Nacy of “Izzy and Chris” fame playing harmonica on a few tracks.”

Backed by bass player Gary Ripper, drummer Andy Taravella and Timmy Mabin on keys the album is a solid mix of funk, blues and old school soul.

“There are two sides to this album,” Bubien explains. “There is the gritty blues sound that I Iike to call Louisiana Swamp and then it goes to the opposite end of the spectrum with smooth soul sounds rounded out by harmonies from Jimmie Ross (The Jaggerz), Morgan Maybray and Andre Marocco.”

Joe Monroe, Jonathan Vallecorsa and Stan Kleja are also a part of the All Star line-up contributing to the end result of Empty Roads.

“I feel very blessed to have all of these guys on my album. I knew how I wanted it to sound and they really helped bring it to life” said Bubien. “The songs themselves are traditional but I feel we were successful in making them sound fresh and new. We really did cover a wide spectrum of music and arranged the songs in a way that is something Pittsburgh hasn’t heard in some time.”

Empty Roads dropped on Friday, September 13, 2013 to a SOLD OUT crowd at Club Cafe in the South Side. The release event was preceded by airplay on WDVE’s Homegrown Show and was followed by extensive play on WYEP’s Soul Show, Big Town Blues and Rollin’ and Tumblin’. 93.3 The Wolf Youngstown also played the single “To Youngstown” on their Tangled Up in Blues radio program the weekend of its release. That is the same track that was used to promote the album with a music video directed by Pittsburgh native, Joshua Franzos. The video is on its way to going viral with over 8,000 views around the world.

Empty Roads continues to be well received by the Blues Community and is gaining traction on the air waves. Various tracks from the album are being played nationally as well as internationally in cities such as Melbourne, Australia and Paris, France. The album has charted as high as #14 on the PA Roots Charts and #41 on the Worldwide Blues Charts. The album was chosen to represent at the IBC’s in 2013 by the Blues Society of Western PA as best Self-Produced CD. The album was also chosen as top 5 albums of 2013 in WYEP’s Year in Review by host and DJ of Rollin and Tumblin Rob O’Friel.

In addition to Dan opening for the likes of Anthony Gomes, John Browns Body and 311, Dan has shared the same stage with Anna Popovich, Magic Slim, Bernard Allison, Tinsley Ellis, Shemekia Copeland, Debbie Davies, Guitar Shorty and Michael Burks. The members of his band have performed at numerous festivals and have opened for or shared the stage with Koko Taylor, James Cotton, Jimmie Vaughan, Hubert Sumlin, G.E. Smith Band, Tab Benoit, Savoy Brown, Blind Boys of Alabama, Eric Lindell, Carl Weathersby, Tommy Castro, Coco Montoya, The Sean Carney Band, Otis Taylor, Sean Costello, Michael Hills Blues Mob and Kansas.

Dan and the boys are booked and lined up to play the 2014 Three Rivers Regatta in Pittsburgh, PA, Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival in Gahanna, OH as well as several other festivals in 2014.

We are a Pennsylvania based blues-rock band. Our new power trio lineup is actively playing live and recording new music. Original, riff based, high energy blues rock would be the best way to describe the Charlie Wheeler Trio.

Charlie Wheeler, founder of the band sings lead vocals and guitar. Newest addition, Dave Fink hold down the bottom on the bass. Monster drummer, Rad Akers remain on drums.

Follow us on Pandora and Twitter, like us on FaceBook, and check out our website at CharlieWheelerBand.com for live tracks and FREE downloads.

Jared Evans - Lead Vocals

SuperMonkey- Guitar, Vocals

CJ Young - Drums, Vocals

Lou Lombardi - Guitar

Margeaux "Queen of New Orleans" - Backing Vocals

Contact SuperMonkey Booking for SuperMonkey, Solarburn, or SuperVana:
Rockburgh Entertainment

Media, Press, General Info:
SuperMonkey Recording Co, LLC
InRegalia is a band which was formed with the idea of bringing together a group of like minded musicians who wanted to take a slightly different view to music, bringing the best of genres together and adding a touch of Indian-ness to it. The members currently place the band's genre as Fusion Rock.

The band’s prominent past gigs include the Ray Ban / Rolling Stone 'Never Hide Sounds Open Mic Night' in October 2011, IIM-Ahmedabad's cultural festival, Chaos, in January 2012, the MaxRockers inaugural Pune edition in March 2012. The band was also featured in a full-length radio interview on Jago Mumbai 90.8 FM in October 2012.

InRegalia performed an acoustic Early Set at Blue Frog, Mumbai in May 2013. Since then they have continued to actively play at venues around the city, notable among them being Out of the Blue, with the band now being a regular face at all their venues in Mumbai and Pune. In April 2014, the band played a corporate gig for telecom provider Bharti Airtel, and then went on to play at Hard Rock Cafe, Mumbai in October 2014.

InRegalia has also played for Muktangan, a Mumbai-based NGO, at the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon in January this year.

The band’s first single titled ‘Was it a Dream’ was released early in June 2014. The track is available for download through iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and other major online retailers. The single was also aired on 94.3 FM Radio One, in June 2014, and was also covered in Hindustan Times CafĂ© (Mumbai) in the same month. The track went on to air on All India Radio (AIR) Kargil 684 AM on July 8, 2014. The band’s guitarist Vijay Fernandes was interviewed by Bombay Times, on the band and its music on July 25, 2014.

In the first week of August 2014, InRegalia went on to release their second single titled ‘Rock this House’ which is now also available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc.



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