Music Industry News Network [01-28-2018]


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New York, NY, December 29, 2017—Holmeswood releases his "James Dean (Giant Remix)"; a dubstep reimagining of his song "James Dean" which was featured on his successful 2015 self-titled album “Holmeswood”. Originally, the song “James Dean” highlighted an electro-pop/rock sensibility. The "James Dean (Giant Remix)" is an earth quaking experimental journey into the dubstep realm with layers of isolated lead vocals along with sampled backing vocals on top of propulsive syncopated bass, drums and synth effects. The overall experience transports the listener to a grandiose dimension with intensity of emotion, vibration, and iconoclastic sound and style; it's as if the universal inspiration and calling of James Dean has materialized his return through the sound waves as a giant in our midst.

The "James Dean (Giant Remix)" is in tribute to James Dean and his film "Giant"; it is the completion to Holmeswood's trilogy of James Dean film title inspired remixes. It follows his acoustic jazz remix "James Dean (Eden Remix)” in tribute to “East Of Eden” and the electro-dance "James Dean (Rebel Remix)" in celebration of “Rebel Without A Cause”. The original recording of James Dean was co-written and recorded with NYC based British music producer Jamie Muffett. The “James Dean (Giant Remix)” was re-arranged and produced by Argentinian pianist / composer / producer Dario Boente (Antonio Sanchez, Ronny Jordan, Fernando Otero, Joshua Thompson, Pablo Aslan, Mark Whitfield and others); and co-produced by Eric Jayk (Sandra Bernhard’s Rock Band and her off-Broadway Show, “Everything Bad, & Beautiful”, Wildstreet, Astra The 22s, and others).

Christopher Wood Holmes (a.k.a. ‘Holmeswood’,) is an American pop-rock singer/songwriter, actor, director and producer of film and music videos. His first film appearance was in director Frank Oz’s 2004 remake of The Stepford Wives, starring Nicole Kidman, Glenn Close, Bette Midler and Christopher Walken. Next, he appeared in two episodes of Whoopi Goldberg’s sitcom Whoopi, followed by the lead role as a zombie slayer in Film Royale’s The Long Road to Gary, which premiered at the Village East Cinema in NYC as an Official Selection in the 2005 New York International Independent Film and Video Festival. After a bit part in Revolutionary Road, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in 2009, he portrayed Corporate Agent Geryon alongside veteran actor and producer Lloyd Kaufman in his second Film Royale project Polypore, released in 2013.

In 2008, he made his live stage debut as the vocal performer “Holmeswood” at the New York International Guitar Festival’s “Bob Dylan Song Contest.” When Holmeswood took the stage at the legendary Bitter End on Bleecker Street in NYC he brought the house down performing a pop version of Dylan’s "Like a Rolling Stone". From there he was selected as one of the finalists to perform at the Arts World Financial Center–Winter Garden.

Stay tuned . . . since the release of the album, Holmeswood has been in the studio working on a collection of other remixes which will be released in the near future.

The "James Dean (Giant Remix)" is available on iTunes and CD

Visit Holmeswood on his Website at Contact Info: Janet Castiel, Redwood Entertainment, Inc., (212) 543-9998,, ####

Contact Info: Janet Castiel, Redwood Entertainment, Inc., (212) 543-9998,,


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