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'Rock Solid Pressure' Gears Up For Annual Industry Showcase
Now in national syndication, the hit unsigned rock music broadcast 'Rock Solid Pressure' is gearing up for it's annual industry showcase on October 7th 2006. The event is shaping up to be their biggest and best ever. The high profile DJ team of 'J-Rock and Patty The Radio Girl' will once again assemble the best unsigned bands in America for an all day concert event for the recording industry.
Rock Solid Pressure exploded onto the scene in a small Connecticut radio station 2002. It originated as a revolt to The American Idol. The radio show quickly became an underground hit for rock bands and live showcases for Sony Records quickly followed. The multi-sponsored show moved to Central Florida and now commands a loyal following through syndication on many stations throughout the USA.
The Rock Solid Pressure Showcase is no longer an exclusive event for members of Sony Records A&R. Many new labels and industry insiders have jumped on for the 2006 event. There will be two industry panels this year. The show will be split into two segments for genre purposes. So far, the panels consist of.
KEN KRONGARD'S 'MAJOR LABEL SCOUTS': Ken is a well known A&R genius. He signed Avril Levigne, and he is affiliated with 'many' major labels.
JEFFREY PRINGLE: Jeffrey is a major force behind the 'John Galt Entertainment' agency. His successful national acts include 'LENNON' (Arista Debut) among others. He was also the former GM of TransCon Records (N'SYNC, BACKSTREET BOYS, etc.) He's also a veteran agent at CAA and Buddy Lee Attractions.
PAULA MOORE'S 'READY TO BREAK': National talent scout company that is affilated with WARNER/UNIVERSAL.
C.E.D. ENTERTAINMENT A division of RED DISTRIBUTION / SONY BMG: Steve Lane, President/CEO will be in attendance.
CITY CANYONS RECORDS: Trebor Lloyd, President/CEO will be in attendance.
HALOGEN RECORDS: Justin Hoy, President/CEO will be in attendance.
WP RECORDS: A&R Reps
KILLZONE RECORDS: A&R Reps
SHUT-EYE RECORDS: A&R Reps
SUBLIMINAL PRODUCTIONS will be on hand to film the event for a DVD Documentary. This DVD will also make the rounds to many more label affiliates like EARACHE RECORDS, and more.
The panels will also feature these industry professionals.
RICH RUBIN / MAXIMUM BANDS: Rich is a booking agent and concert promoter for national and unsigned bands.
GREG GURGANUS / SAM ASH MUSIC.
SUPERGIANT PRODUCTIONS: California Management/Promotion Agency.
GREG SERIO: Owner of Central Florida's best national act nightspot 'Bourbon Street'.
BILL DEAN & AURORA RODRIGUEZ: Music Editor / Journalists for The Lakeland Ledger.
DARK CLOUD RADIO / JACKSONVILLE
WH PRODUCTIONS: Lakeland Recording Studio.
The celebrity panel this year will consist of:
LES DUDEK: Legendary guitarist for THE STEVE MILLER BAND, STEVIE NICKS, BOZ SKAGGS, CHER, THE ALLMAN BROS, and many more. Starred in the movie MASK (Bone) with CHER, and was 'almost' the first guitarist for JOURNEY.
PETER JOHN KANE: Well known keyboardist who has jammed with SPRINGSTEEN, THE SMITHEREENS, BILLY SQUIRE, and a longtime member of JOHN EDDIE AND THE FRONT STREET RUNNERS.
The panels are growing and expect a laundry list of industry pro's and labels by October 7th. The first half of the concert will mainly be POP, AOR, MODERN ROCK, and POST HARDCORE. The second half will mainly be PUNK, HARD ROCK, METAL. All the acts on this years bill are extremely marketable and signings will be certain for some bands. Plus there's even a national act 'LENNON' (Arista Debut) on the bill this year.
The Rock Solid Pressure Showcase is always a unique experience. The radio show is known for discovering, and launching the careers of many acts. The annual live showcase gives the general public a peek inside the recording industry, and a chance to get their music to the industry unsolicited.
Sponsors and supporters include DAISY ROCK GUITARS, MAXELL, THE JOHN LENNON SONGWRITING CONTEST, SAM ASH, HOOTERS, THE INDIE BIBLE, INDIE-MUSIC.COM, OLD DOG PRODUCTS, ATOMIC TATTOO, WH PRODUCTIONS, KLASSICLOCK.COM, and more TBA.
This event is open to the general public and will be held at...
Saturday October 7th at
215 East Main Street
Admission is only $7.00, and yes, patrons can bring their demos.
Lillians is hands down, the best club in Lakeland. They host touring acts all the time and the enjoyable atmosphere is unmatched. Located right in the center of Lakeland's historic towne square, it's promosing to be a unique experience for all out of state performers and patrons. Lillians is also the official nightspot for the 'Rock Solid Pressure' crew. Here's the lineup..
THE SIRI DYAL BAND (CA)
3 KISSES (TX)
SOMEDAY SOUVENIR (FL)
THE WEST FIFTIES (FL)
RUNORS OF WAR (FL)
MADE FOR THE SILVER SCREEN (FL)
LENNON (National Act/Arista Debut)
DED LILITH (NJ)
SHADES OF DUST (TX)
THE RAYGUN GIRLS (NY)
J-Rock and Patty The Radio Girl are making history with landmark, non-corporate syndication. They feature outstanding A-List superstar interviews, and the best signed and unsigned music every Monday night. They go head-to-head with the American Idol and all the ridiculous reality music shows every year. The Rock Solid Pressure Show is now 'the' major force in radio for unsigned bands. It's for all gigging rockers and high caliber musicians with fanbases. It's a 'legit' and free way to get heard by many different labels and A&R reps. But that's just the beginning of what this amazing show is all about.
J-Rock and Patty have been in the music scene for many years. J-Rock is a well known touring musician, rock journalist, and A&R consultant from New Jersey. Patty was a corporate radio host from Connecticut. When the pair teamed up as the broadcast duo for 'Rock Solid Pressure', they literally revolutionized radio with the fun, interactive gameshow. The post game 'After Party' in the dungeon, (which is currently airing for one hour until January) also became a huge part in the success of the show. They stage live interviews with the biggest names in the music and film industry. Corporate sponsors work hand-in-hand with indie sponsors. Nothing like this has ever happened on this level in the broadcast world, and the pair is now selling the show to FM markets around the country.
Battling corporate giants like Clearchannel, the team virtually snubbed the system and are doing things 'their' way. The guests come in droves and their undaunted anti-corporate trek is applauded by the industry. Look who's been on the show so far.. JOAN OSBORNE, GARTH BROOKS, BLACK SABBATH, KANSAS, THE DEAD KENNEDYS, KMFDM, BTO, CAST OF DEVILS REJECTS, SAVATAGE, BLUE OYSTER CULT, FISHBONE, MARTHA DAVIS, HELMET, SENSES FAIL, UNDEROATH, MICHAEL ORLAND (Music Director for The American Idol), THE TRACKBOYZ (Nelly's production team), JOE CERINI (VP A&R Sony Records), and lots more.. They also feature spotlights on upcoming film directors and well known actors in personal interviews..The list grows each week.
J- Rock also works extensively with major/indie label A&R reps. He's quickly being hailed as 'The Guy With The Golden Ears' and he's a prime go-to guy for these labels. He's works as an alternative to the pop sensations being bred on reality music TV. Rock Solid Pressure looks at another side of a marketable industry that's overlooked by these reality shows. Real 'rock' music! The Rock Solid Pressure competitions deal with real, screened bands who are ready for the next level. The show only deals with professional, gigging bands. They are 'very' selective in their submission process and hundreds are turned down each year. This is to ensure quality content on every broadcast.
Listen to 'The Rock Solid Pressure Show' every Monday night at 9:00pm (EST) on these fine stations
KWTF THE EDGE (TX) www.kwtfworldwide.com
WDYN 100.1 FM (NY)
WCRO (OH) www.wcroradio.com
and more, check the site
If you would like to submit a cd for consideration. Please send cd/bio/presskit to:
Rock Solid Pressure
4254 Whistlewood Circle