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Across The Board Joins 752.2 Radio. Listen To Their Newest Album On 752.2 Radio.

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Across The Board (ATB) is an award-winning Canadian pop rock, Americana band of multi-instrumentalist musicians with over 300 Youtube videos, debut album, a concept EP and now a second full length album, SONIC BOOM, who seamlessly combine creative talents to push their pop-rock sounds to the edge of the rock ‘n roll envelope with harmonious power vocals and catchy electric guitar riffs.

Forged from garage jams and basement Youtube sessions, ”Across The Board” finally broke out of the internet box with their debut album ”Jane On Fire” last spring. A collection of rootsie rock and pop-rock beats, ”Jane On Fire” earned ATB critical acclaim for the single ”Indifference” which also became their first track to hit the FM radio waves and launch them to a number one spot on the Reverbnation charts in Canada for pop,rock as well as winning them an Akademia Music Award for best pop,rock,Americana song in 2016.

ATB’s EP, ”AMENDS”, is a concept album centered around the theme of facing one’s demons and resentments in order to break free of the restraints of past mistakes. The first single,”Don’t Drag Me Down” a fresh pop rock track with a nod to classic rock riffs offers listeners an upbeat addictive progressive beat, layered vocal harmonies and a sparing use of musical dynamics to keep the listener engaged to the very end. Featured on the International Women’s Day website, and having received an Akademia Music Award, ”Don’t Drag Me Down” is currently playing on US College Radio, internet and terrestrial FM radio in Canada and internationally including Australia, Brazil and Europe.

ATB was featured at Canadian Music Week in April of 2017, and tooured across Canada as part of the ”Artist On Board” with Via Rail last summer to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. ATB also toured Newfoundland and Vancouver in the summer of 2017 with their EP AMENDS and will be touring Canada again this summer with their newest full length album SONIC BOOM.

Across The Board’s newest full length album ”Sonic Boom”, released May 4th at THE HIDEOUT in Toronto, Canada – in conjunction with a CD release by rock powerhouse Jessica Speziale. See FULL PRESS RELEASE AND TRACK DOWNLOAD LINK HERE.

Members

Jacqueline Auguste, lead vocalist and songwriter for Across The Board, comes from a concert and stage band background and plays multiple instruments from sax to flute to guitars and keys.

Bass guitarist Andy, comes from a drumming background and took up bass once the band moved from the internet world out into live performances. And finally, our support crew includes Jessica Speziale on backing vocals, Ben Healey on electric guitar and Martin Heller on keys as well as Kurt Dickson on drums.

Across The Board is very excited that their music is being played on 752.2 Radio.

Listen to Across The Board’s 752.2 Radio Music Channel.

Richard Gilbert Joins 752.2 Radio. Listen To His Music On 752.2 Radio.

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Richard Gilbert’s songs are image-rich narratives built around insightful lyrics and perfectly placed melodies that reflect on a range of emotions, public and private, making statements you can relate to with messages that touch.

Born in Fort Worth, TX, Richard Gilbert has been playing guitar and writing songs since he was 14 years old. Inspired by the James Taylor’s lyrics and playing style and Al Green’s voice, Gilbert worked for years to channel those eclectic influences into a unique style characterized by unconventional musicality but firmly rooted in folk traditions.

Gilbert has released two full-length albums, 2005’s Can’t Stop the Rain and 2011’s On the Run (hailed by Tom Franks of Folkwords as a collection of “soul-soothing songs that will stand the test of time”), and two EP, 2013’s Faraway Girl and 2015 “I Love The Night” which received a nomination for best music video “The Ghost of Blind Lemon” Awards.

Most recently Gilbert has released “I Love The Night” which received glowing reviews by Tom Franks of Folkwords UK and Lucinda Breeding Denton Record Chronicle. He has continued to expand his music to Oklahoma, New Mexico and Colorado. Playing recently at the Backwoods Music Festival. In 2017 Gilbert was asked to perform at The Wildflower Arts & Music Festival, which had acts such as The B-52’s, Shooter Jennings and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Richard is now reaching out to a larger following. He will be in Colorado on a mini tour.

Richard Gilbert is very excited that his music is being played on 752.2 Radio.

Listen to Richard Gilbert’s 752.2 Radio Music Channel.

TJ Leonard Joins 752.2 Radio. Listen To His Music On 752.2 Radio.

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Swedish country singer,songwriter, TJ Leonard got his first guitar from his grandfather, when he was eight; he taught his grandchild to play Swedish folk music and evergreens. Soon, TJ was introduced to pop and blues through his cousin, who was a little bit older and played in a famous Swedish pop band.

At eighteen, TJ became lead singer and guitar player in a dance band. Many genres have passed through TJ’s life Jazz, hard rock, gospel, soul, r&b, but not until country music came along, did it feel like home.

Together with Tex Taylor, he started the band, CHESTNUT, in 2010. Later that year, they released their first single, ”110% Country,” followed by the EP, American Dream. CHESTNUT played at most of the country festivals in Sweden and Denmark. In both 2012 and 2013, they were nominated in the Swedish Country Music Championships.

In late 2013, TJ decided to release his songs under his own name, TJ Leonard. TJ is a Top 50 CMT.com Most Popular Artist, an Academy of Western Artists award nominee, a 2016 Indie Music Channel Awards nominee, a 2016 Josie Music Awards nominee and a #1 New Music Weekly charting artist with ”The River,” from the album, High On Livin’ (MTS Records).

TJ also scored a Top 10 NMW hit with ”Remember Those Times.” TJ has appeared on countless radio shows and in magazines around the world. His latest single is ”Roadtrip,” scheduled for January 2018 release on MTS.

TJ Leonard is very excited that his music is being played on 752.2 Radio.

Listen to TJ Leonard’s 752.2 Radio Music Channel.

The Cute Urchins Join 752.2 Radio. Listen To Their Music On 752.2 Radio.

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The Band was formed by the end of 2016. The band’s name was invented by Bernie in 1999 when writing ”Soarin’ High” and he was a little bit shocked by his own lyrics that didn’t come out that conform at those times then. ”Soarin’ High” was aired as The Cute Urchins’ debut single on 26th Dec. 2016.

Band members are  Sonja Roxanne Mundt background and harmony vocals, lead vocal, piano Tom Herwig piano, guitar, Background vocals, producer for the band Kosta Panis lead guitar (Fender, Gibson Les Paul) , bouzouki Rolf Gerritzen Bassguitar, guitars, backing vocals
Bernie Klapdor lead vocal, guitar (Fender), rhythm guitars

A drummer as solid component of the band is in advance. Until then the band is supported by helping hands. Some members of the band know each other for decades.

As natives mostly of the lower Rhine area there’s a natural love of music and the influencing music styles differ from member to member. Sonja Roxanne is trending towards Metal, Tom just loves good music like

Classical Masters as well as Rock, Country (Pistol Annies). Kosta is hooked on Carlos Santana as well as Journey or Led Zeppelin. Rolfs is at core with Toto, Bernie’s main influence as songwriter for The Cute Urchins are The Eagles.

Tom and Bernie were playing together in a live band by the early – mid 90’ies when covering The Eagles, Poco, America, Jackson Browne and The Bo Deans. Kosta and Bernie know each other since early childhood. Sonja Roxanne lives in Bernie’s neighborhood for ten years, suddenly he finds out she performs as a main singer in a gospel choir. Rolf was brought in by Kosta. Furthermore there are three drummers who are interested to join the band now.

In late April the debut album titled ”Soarin’ High” will be put to public. Live acts are planned for midsummer time. As far as known the band had been aired several times on Riviera.FM at Torquay in UK. Their singles ”Soarin’ High” and ”Lovin’ Is Like” had been played by more than 100 radio stations on the internet as well as on .FM – stations around the world.

There are no nominations for any award or a featuring at any broadcasting service or TV. Ever since Cute Urchins had begun their way producing had been done by Tom who had studied sound engineering and even was a teacher in that genre. All songs so far were and are written by Bernie.

When it comes to describe the band’s music style Bernie loves to talk about Long-Haired-Country.

Perhaps listeners find out an own band’s style for there are so many different influences brought in by each member.

The Cure Urchins are very excited that their music is being played on 752.2 Radio.

Listen to The Cute Urchins’s 752.2 Radio Music Channel.

Christa Deana Signs With MTS For New Single Release. Her Music Can Be Heard On 752.2 Radio.

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Running Music For The Christian Walk: Christa Deana Signs With MTS For New Single Release

Philadelphia-based Christian singer-songwriter Christa Deana has signed with MTS Management Group for the promotion of her February 2018 single.
Her ‘running music for the Christian walk’ will shake things up on the Christian airwaves.”
— Michael Stover, MTS Management Group

As a young child, Philadelphia-based Christian R&B artist Christa Deana’s lifelong journey in music started when she won first place in the Young Artist Competition for the city of Allentown, PA. A gifted writer, Christa performed her first original song at 11 and went on to write over 50 more. Her vocal ability secured her lead oratorios from classics such as Handel’s Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Vivaldi’s Gloria, and lead songs in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance. In addition to writing and singing, Christa has toured with several choirs that took her to Romania, Turkey, France, Spain, England, and all over the US. During this journey, she found a love for conducting and excelled as a choir director. She has worked with The Lesser Light Collective as a soloist, writer, and conductor, directing the choir for their performance at Washington Adventist University.

Now, Christa Deana (pronounced Duh-nay) is about to release her brand new single, the pulsating and uplifting track, “If God Doesn’t Want It.” Christa has enlisted veteran PR firm MTS Management Group to handle publicity and promotions for the single and her career. The single will be available for worldwide digital download on February 23, 2018.

“Christa Deana…what can I say about her? The lady has got some vocal chops and an inspiring message in her music,” said Michael Stover of MTS. “Her devotion to God, and to her gift, shines through in every note and every measure of every song. Her ‘running music for the Christian walk’ will shake things up on the Christian airwaves. I’m really looking forward to a fantastic working relationship with Christa Deana.”

ABOUT CHRISTA DEANA: Christa Deánā (Duh-nay) is a Christian Singer/Songwriter from Philadelphia who sings with conviction and power. Her songs speak to the journey of a woman after God’s own heart. Each song is deeply rooted in a personal, yet extremely vulnerable relationship with God. It’s the beauty and emotion in her voice and the candor in her lyrics that help inspire others to go all the way, every day, with God. Christa Deánā inherited perfect pitch, excellent natural timing, a powerful vocal instrument and a creative soul. But she’s been diligent to cultivate her gifts, obtaining her music education degree from the University of Valley Forge. Not content to simply make her own music, she pulls beautiful music out of her students and collaborators. She is currently a music educator and worship leader at various facilities and churches. She is also the co-owner for ChristaCourt Productions.

Christa Deana is very excited that her music is being played on 7522 Radio.

Listen to Christa Deana on her 752.2 Radio Music Channel.

Michael Stover
MTS Management Group
(412) 445-5282