Here are a couple of timely media releases of interest to fans of Sharon Corr who are based in the UK and Ireland, as well as power-pop fans everywhere...
SHARON CORR US MEDIA; PREPS UPCOMING UK/IRELAND TOUR DATES;
THE SAME SUN CD SET FOR SEPTEMBER UK/IRELAND RELEASE;
THE BETTER SHOW AND ART OF THE SONG AIR
FIRST WEEK OF AUGUST;
ICONIC IRISH SINGER/SONGWRITER’S MITCHELL FROOM-PRODUCED COLLECTION FEATURES
INTERNATIONAL SMASH, “TAKE A MINUTE.”
ALONGSIDE CURRENT SINGLE/VIDEO, “WE COULD BE LOVERS”
In advance of a September UK/Ireland release of her solo CD, The Same Sun Sharon Corr prepares for her much-anticipated UK/Ireland tour. Starting in Inverness on September 14, the tour will visit Aberdeen, Glasgow, Newcastle, Dublin, Manchester, Oxford and Birmingham before concluding in London on September 25. The Grammy nominee/Brit Award winning, singer-songwriter/violinist and member of legendary Irish group The Corrs, Sharon Corr will perform songs from her second solo album The Same Sun as well as a selection from her popular back catalogue, as she did at the launch of her US tour earlier this year.
"I'm really excited to be touring again in the UK and Ireland. Music is magic, so come breathe it in!” Corr comments.
A former judge on The Voice of Ireland, she continues non-stop UK /Irish and international promotion, while scheduled tv and radio appearances in the US include performances on the popular, nationally syndicated tv show, The Better Show, August 6th, and the nationally syndicated radio show, Art of the Song, which begins airing on public radio stations nationally the week beginning August 4th. According to Art of the Song host and Standing “O” founder, John Dillon, “It was indeed a pleasure speaking with Sharon Corr. Not only is her musicianship extraordinary, she truly embodies the creative values we seek to illustrate on the show.” Art of the Song is a one hour public radio program heard on over 150 stations across North America. Through discussions with singer-songwriters and artists, the show aims to inspire listeners to explore their own creativity. The intimate conversation and exclusively recorded music with Sharon Corr may also be heard at Art of the Song’s sister website, www.StandingOProject.com.* Corr’s media rollout continues with a feature interview that is also scheduled to run on the syndicated radio show, 60 Second CD later this week. At the end of June, Corr performed on the international tv show and Arise 360.
In addition, throughout these last several weeks, Corr has been seen on such high profile UK media outlets as Weekend Wogan, Simon Mayo, Lorraine Live, profiled in Female First and The Herald Drive, among other outlets. In a recent review of Take A Minute,one writer observed vocal comparisons to Karen Carpenter noting, “…if someone told you this was Karen Carpenter, you’d believe them,” adding, “a lot of people are going to like her sound…”
A deeply personal work, “THE SAME SUN” draws further inspiration from Corr’s own extraordinary life experiences in recent years, including her 2012 journey to Tanzania as ambassador for Oxfam Ireland’s “Ending Poverty Starts With Women” campaign. Sharon Corr is of course known around the globe as a member of legendary Irish group, The Corrs whose success included headlining sold our world tours and worldwide album sales in excess of 45 million over their incredible 15 year career.
*ABOUT THE STANDING O PROJECT
The Standing “O” Project is a new online community of musicians and music lovers that provides a wealth of music, video and interview content to fans.
For up-to-the-minute news and information, please visit www.sharoncorr.com,www.facebook.com/SharonCorrOfficial, twitter.com/sharon_corr,
THE EMPTY HEARTS FEATURING
ELLIOT EASTON (THE CARS),
CLEM BURKE (BLONDIE),
WALLY PALMAR (THE ROMANTICS) &
ANDY BABIUK (THE CHESTERFIELD KINGS) DEBUT ALBUM OUT TOMORROW!
"It's solid and sturdy rock and roll that pays tribute to its influences without sounding trite. A plethora of experience, influence and respect combine to be translated through the expression of original, no frills, good-time tunes."
August 4, 2014 Santa Monica, CA-- The Empty Hearts, a new band featuring members of The Cars, Blondie, The Romantics and The Chesterfield Kings, signed to 429 Records which will release their eponymous debut album tomorrow in the U.S. and Canada (and in Australia, Europe and Japan, release dates below). The band, consisting of four iconic players and musical peers, features Elliot Easton on lead guitar, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Clem Burke on drums, Wally Palmar on vocals, harmonica and guitar and Andy Babiuk on bass. Co-produced by the band and Ed Stasium, The Empty Hearts is a raucous collection of tunes with each player's rock 'n' roll stripes on display - a bracing sound shaped by influences which span decades and include 50s American roots rock 'n' roll, 60s British invasion and 70s garage-punk. Described by Music Connection as "a well-crafted, highly enjoyable bundle of snap, crackle and pop," the album was recorded at Fab Gear Studios in Rochester, NY and also includes the Faces' Hall of Fame keyboardist Ian McLagan on Hammond organ and Wurlitzer electric piano. The Empty Heartswill be released tomorrow in the U.S. and Canada on 429 Records. 429 Records also released the album in Australia (8/1) and Europe (8/4). The album will be released in Japan on 8/6.
The Empty Hearts (a name coined by Little Steven from his secret list of unused band names), is a band who sound like musical cohorts-all came of age in the 70's and 80's music scenes and play by a DIY punk rock code of ethics. A self-proclaimed band of "rock and roll lifers", the chemistry clicked immediately--they are all connected having come together as a band of friends.
To order The Empty Hearts visit:
429 Records is a unit of The Savoy Label Group (SLG). SLG is the North American based division of Nippon Columbia the oldest music company in Japan. The Savoy Label Group has evolved into a Grammy Award winning and chart topping independent music company consistently outperforming competitors in key music categories as monitored by Billboard Magazine. The Savoy Label Group is led by Steve Vining and is based in Los Angeles, CA.