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Billy Raffoul Live In June EP

Singer/songwriter Billy Raffoul releases Live In June EP  today, August 23, on Interscope Records.  Live In June was recorded during Raffoul’s spring 2019 club tour opening for Parachute. The set captures Raffoul’s stripped-down performance aesthetic featuring only Raffoul with his guitar and voice.  Live In June features the newly released song “Easy Tiger” as well as fan favorites “Lovely” and “Acoustic” and is available at all digital retailers now.  

“Playing live for an audience has always been the most important thing to me so I am happy to share five live versions of previously released songs with you all,” says Raffoul.   “In between these songs I am trying my hand at comedy… in the event that this music thing doesn’t work out.”  

Raffoul will head out on a co-headline tour with Wrabel this fall. Complete list of tour dates below:

October 1

Seattle, WA

Columbia City Theater

October 2

Portland, OR 

Holocene

October 4 

San Francisco, CA 

Swedish American Hall

October 5

Los Angeles, CA 

Troubadour

October 15

Atlanta, GA

Vinyl at Center Stage

October 16

Nashville, TN

Mercy Lounge

October 21

Boston, MA

Brighton Music Hall

October 22

New York, NY

Bowery Ballroom

October 24

Washington DC

Union Stage

October 26

Chicago, IL

Chop Shop

Growing up in the small farming town of Leamington, Ontario, Raffoul first started writing songs at age 10, thanks in no small part to the influence of his father—a musician who’s opened for everyone from Joe Cocker to Bon Jovi. After landing his first paying gig—playing to long-haul drivers at a local truck stop—Raffoul began playing at nearby bars and clubs at age 16, often driving into Detroit for shows. He eventually connected with a manager and moved down to Nashville to push forward with his music career. Soon after scoring a deal with Interscope Records, Raffoul released the critically hailed song “Driver” and followed that with his debut EP 1975 in June 2018 which featured the fan favorite “Acoustic.”

Critical praise followed with NPR raving, “Billy Raffoul has stepped into the spotlight.” Over the past few years, Raffoul has opened for heavyweight artists like, Kings of Leon, X Ambassadors, NEEDTOBREATHE and Kaleo, captivating crowds with his understated yet intensely passionate stage presence.

 

ANTHONY RAMOS

ANTHONY RAMOS RELEASES ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE VIDEO FOR “DEAR DIARY” ANNOUNCES “THE GOOD & THE BAD” TOUR THIS FALL

MULTIPLE DATES SOLD OUT ALREADY

WATCH THE PERFORMANCE VIDEO FOR “DEAR DIARY” HERE

Kicking off a string of dates next week, Brooklyn-born singer-songwriter, celebrated actor, and multi-talented artist Anthony Ramos will embark on “The Good & The Bad” Tour throughout the fall. Previously announced New York dates, including Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater in New York, NY on August 22, and Rough Trade in Brooklyn, NY on September 26 have already sold out. Throughout October and November, he crisscrosses North America and Canada performing in major markets joined by supporting act Leuca on select dates.

Tickets go on sale next Friday, August 23 at 10am local time. Check out the full confirmed itinerary and details below.

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Additionally, Ramos just shared an intimate acoustic performance video for “Dear Diary,” the introductory track from his upcoming album. Accompanied by nothing more than a piano in a sparse rehearsal room, he delivers an emotionally charged performance of the song with palpable energy and powerful spirit.

Watch it HERE

Everything sets the stage for his full-length debut coming soon via Republic Records. Undoubtedly, Ramos is set to cement himself as one of today’s boldest, brightest, and bravest new voices. Born and raised in Bushwick and of Puerto Rican descent, Anthony Ramos first made his mark originating the dual roles of John Laurens and Philip Hamilton in the TONY® and GRAMMY® Award-winning Broadway smash Hamilton. In 2018, Ramos ignited his music career as an independent solo artist on his own terms. Not only did he lend his voice to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Almost Like Praying” benefit single, but he also began architecting a sharp and soulful signature take on contemporary music. He teamed up with producer Will Wells [Logic, Pentatonix] for The Freedom EP, which garnered acclaim from Billboard and many others.

Ramos is currently in production as the lead in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s highly-anticipated ‘In the Heights’ movie directed by Jon M. Chu for Warner Bros to be released in June 2020. Most recently, he appeared in the Academy Award-winning film A Star Is Born, directed by Bradley Cooper and starring Lady Gaga where he played ‘Ally’s’ (GaGa) best friend and the critically-acclaimed Netflix series She’s Gotta Have It, created by Spike Lee, based on his 1986 film. He has contributed multiple songs to the show’s soundtrack, including the poignant new original song “Cry Today, Smile Tomorrow.” The song was inspired by Ramos working with a patient at Katie’s Art Project an organization that connects children facing life-threatening illnesses with artists through collaborative programs to create a lasting legacy through art. Ramos is repped by Modest! Management and Door 24.

The Good & The Bad Tour Dates

Aug 22 Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater New York, NY  SOLD OUT

Sep 11 Omeara London, United Kingdom

Sep 26 Rough Trade  Brooklyn, NY * – SOLD OUT

Oct 3 The Sayers Club Los Angeles, CA *

Nov 1 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL

Nov 3 Brighton Music Hall Boston, MA

Nov 5 The Fillmore  Philadelphia, PA

Nov 6 Music Hall of Williamsburg  Brooklyn, NY

Nov 8 Rock & Roll Hotel Washington, DC

Nov 10 1306 Miami Miami, FL

Nov 12 House of Blues Bronze Peacock Houston, TX

Nov 15 August Hall San Francisco, CA

Nov 17 Doug Fir Lounge Portland, OR

Nov 18 The Crocodile  Seattle, WA

Nov 19 Imperial Vancouver, Canada Supporting Act* Leuca

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Billy Raffoul Releases “Easy Tiger”

Singer/songwriter Billy Raffoul releases a new song today.  “Easy Tiger” follows the release of Raffoul’s Running Wild EP which came out on Interscope Records at the end of April as the singer began a tour supporting Parachute. “Easy Tiger” is available now at all digital retailers. Listen to “Easy Tiger” HERE.

Raffoul recently released “The Making of Running Wild” a look inside the recording session for his sophomore album featuring video footage of the session, as well as behind the scenes, fly-on-the-wall footage and studio stills. All pieces were shot, pieced together and edited by Jesse Deflorio. Watch the clip HERE.

Growing up in the small farming town of Leamington, Ontario, Raffoul first started writing songs at age 10, thanks in no small part to the influence of his father—a musician who’s opened for everyone from Joe Cocker to Bon Jovi. After landing his first paying gig—playing to long-haul drivers at a local truck stop—Raffoul began playing at nearby bars and clubs at age 16, often driving into Detroit for shows. He eventually connected with a manager and moved down to Nashville to push forward with his music career. Soon after scoring a deal with Interscope Records, Raffoul released the critically hailed song “Driver”and followed that with his debut EP 1975 in June 2018 which featured the fan favorite “Acoustic.” Critical praise followed with NPR raving, “Billy Raffoul has stepped into the spotlight.” Over the past few years, Raffoul has opened for heavyweight artists like, Kings of Leon, X Ambassadors, NEEDTOBREATHE and Kale, captivating crowds with his understated yet intensely passionate stage presence. 

See below for a complete list of remaining Billy Raffoul tour dates supporting Parachute. Raffoul is hitting stages with a stripped-back performance currently featuring only Raffoul, his guitar, and his drum pedals.

June 7  San Francisco, CA August Music Hall
June 8  Fresno, CA  Strummers
June 9  Sacramento, CA  Ace of Spades
June 11  Los Angeles, CA  Troubadour
June 12  Los Angeles, CA  Troubadour
June 14  San Diego, CA  House of Blues
June 15  Phoenix, AZ  Crescent Ballroom
June 18  Austin, TX  3Ten at ACL Live
June 19  Dallas, TX  Grenada Theatre
June 21  Bryan, TX  Grand Stafford Theatre
June 22  Houston, TX  Heights Theatre
June 24  Birmingham, AL  The Saturn
June 25  Atlanta, GA  Terminal West
June 26  Charlotte, NC  The Underground
June 27  Carrboro, NC  Cat’s Cradle
June 28  Pittsburgh, PA  Rex Theatre
June 30  Indianapolis, IN  Deluxe @ Old National Center

YUNGBLUD Releases “Loner” Acoustic

UK recording artist YUNGBLUD releases the acoustic version of his song “Loner” today. The song is available HERE via Locomotion / Geffen Records.  

The acoustic version was recorded in London with Matt Schwartz who produced YUNGBLUD’s full length debut album, 21 Century Liability.  The original version has over 20 million combined streams.  

“I wanted to just get in the studio with the boys and totally strip it back. This is such an important record for me so I was buzzin to bring it back to something raw.”

Last month YUNGBLUD released Live In Atlanta recorded during his sold-out October 10, 2018 show at Vinyl. The 12-track set kicks off with “21 Century Liability” and includes searing versions of “I Love You, Will You Marry Me,” “Psychotic Kids,” “California” and “Die For The Hype.” 

Next month YUNGBLUD sets out on his 2019 North American tour commencing May 3 at Terminal West in Atlanta and includes a May 15 show at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom. The second leg of the headline run will begin in June with a series of West Coast dates, including a night at Los Angeles’ intimate Roxy Theatre (June 19). YUNGBLUD will also play such festivals as Firefly, the Ottawa Blues Festival and Forecastle.

Check out tour dates HERE.

“LOVELY” ACOUSTIC VIDEO OUT NOW

“LOVELY” ACOUSTIC VIDEO OUT NOW!

Watch the clip HERE

Emerging singer/songwriter Billy Raffoul releases an acoustic performance of his new single “Lovely” today.  “Lovely” was written by Raffoul and produced by Greg Kurstin and Raffoul and was released last month on Interscope Records.   “Lovely” will appear on Raffoul’s forthcoming debut album which will be released later this year.

Raffoul will hit the road this spring supporting Parachute on their North American tour.  The extensive run of dates with Parachute will bring Raffoul to New York’s Gramercy Theater, Nashville’s Cannery Ballroom, D.C.’s 9:30 Club, Boston’s Royale as well as two dates at Los Angeles’ Troubadour.   Raffoul is looking forward to widening the reach of his live show, a stripped-back performance currently featuring only Raffoul, his guitar, and his drum pedals.

Growing up in the small farming town of Leamington, Ontario, Raffoul first started writing songs at age 10, thanks in no small part to the influence of his father—a musician who’s opened for everyone from Joe Cocker to Bon Jovi. After landing his first paying gig—playing to long-haul drivers at a local truck stop—Raffoul began playing at nearby bars and clubs at age 16, often driving into Detroit for shows. He eventually connected with a manager and moved down to Nashville to push forward with his music career. Soon after scoring a deal with Interscope Records, Raffoul released the critically hailed song “Driver” and followed that with his debut EP 1975 in June 2018.  Critical praise followed with NPR raving, “Billy Raffoul has stepped into the spotlight.” Over the past few years, Raffoul has opened for heavyweight artists like, Kings of Leon, X Ambassadors, NEEDTOBREATHE and Kaleo, captivating crowds with his understated yet intensely passionate stage presence.

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“Peer Pressure” Music Video Premiere

TUNE IN: JAMES BAY & JULIA MICHAELS PREMIERE OFFICIAL “PEER PRESSURE” MUSIC VIDEO TOMORROW

YouTube Premiere Watch Party Starts At 10AM EST

Video Live At 12PM EST

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Listen to “Peer Pressure” HERE

Willie Jones

Willie Jones is a Louisiana native who first turned heads while on the X Factor at the age of 17 and wanted to break ground for limited representation of African-Americans in country music. Now 24, Jones recently released an acoustic mixtape, Road Waves as he continues to work in his eagerly-awaited debut album. The mixtape follows the release of his anthemic debut single, “Runs In Our Blood” earlier this summer. In between releasing new projects, Jones has been writing and recording in Nashville, touring, and recently hit the road with the massively popular Magcon tour along side Cameron Dallas. With his own burgeoning fan base, Jones has quietly turned into a phenomenon.

Bibi Saboia

Combining the soulful melodies of her angelical voice with the dynamics of acoustic elements and contemporary sounds, Bibi Saboia brings a new experience into the young generation of indie electro-pop music artists.

Brazilian singer/songwriter based in the United States, Bibi is the 3rd generation in a family of professional musicians and songwriters, having her talent unveiled in 2016, at the early age of 13, when she signed with Warner Music Brazil.

In 2017, after the release of her first single “Vc Só Sabe De Vc” followed by the EP “Tão Certa”, Bibi moved to the United States to pursuit for wider artistic possibilities and started to write her new songs in English.

For over a year now, she has been posting covers on her YouTube channel and has also started vlogging her life to show her fans and friends.

Ari Lennox’s “Whipped Cream”

Ari Lennox’s acoustic release of “Whipped Cream” has us jumping in our seats.

The American singer and songwriter says the following, “‘Whipped Cream’ is my little baby that expresses how I feel about an ex that I’m still not over,” says Ari. Oh…the FEELS.

The song is the latest release from the Washington D.C. native who dropped her debut EP, PHO, in late 2016.

PHO showcased Lennox’s immense talent while highlighting her position as the only female and sole vocalist of her crew.

The young talent has described her music as ‘modern, relaxed, turned up soul….reminiscent of the beautiful music from the ’70’s while labeling her voice, “imperfect, but pretty.”

Listen to the acoustic music here.

Check out her official website here.