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Tuesday, October 31, 2017


The Hit Men

The Hit Men are five brilliant musicians and singers who, throughout the 1960’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, toured and recorded with some of the biggest names in the music business - huge stars from Frankie Valli and Carly Simon, to Tommy James, Carole King, Cat Stevens, Jim Croce, Cheap Trick, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Barry Manilow, Rod Stewart, Blood Sweat & Tears, and many, many more. They are not a tribute act. They are not the former cast of a Broadway musical. They are the actual artists who helped rocket so many songs to the top of the Billboard charts.

They’ve just released a new album Don’t Stop, featuring the lead single, “You Can't Fight Love.”

They are: keyboardist and group founder Lee Shapiro, lead guitarist/vocalist Jimmy Ryan, bassist/vocalist Jeff Ganz, keyboardist, percussionist & vocalist Russ Velazquez and drummer and vocalist, Steve Murphy. You may not know their names, but you went to their concerts, heard them on the radio, watched them on TV, and bought their records. They have appeared on over eighty five albums, won multiple Gold and Platinum Recording Awards, Emmy nominations, Telly Awards, Clio Awards and more.

Since coming together in November 2010, this incomparable quintet has made their legacy of number one hits come to life like no other group. The reason is simple - The Hit Men are extraordinary players and singers as well as world-class entertainers -- but, most importantly, they were there when these songs were recorded, and they have the backstage, insider stories to prove it.

The Hit Men credentials, showmanship and sheer talent are unmatched by any other group in modern music. They deliver sizzling shows that combine hit after hit after hit with eye-popping videos and reminiscences born from their witnessing and making musical history.

Photo Courtesy Of: David Salidor PR

Friday, December 16, 2016



Major international electronic musician deadmau5 has debuted at #1 on Billboard's Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart, with his sixth studio album.

Along with the chart position news, deadmau5 released today (Dec 16) on YouTube an exclusive performance/BTS video set to "Let Go" the lead single from ALBUM. The video-which captures deadmau5 and his crew preparing his new cube and mau5head going into performance--is part of YouTube's partnership with deadmau5 in support of the launch. On 12/1, deadmau5 live streamed a "live from rehearsals" performance to give fans a sneak peek into music from the new album, and unveiled his updated, custom-built Cube 2.1.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


Ronald Perelman And Olivia Wilde

Revlon and celebrity ambassador, Olivia Wilde, attended the unveiling of the “LOVE IS ON” digital billboard and “Kiss Cam” in Times Square yesterday in New York City.

Sunday, November 16, 2014



Story By: Ellen Sterling

Robert Davi Sings Sinatra

Have you ever been to a one-man show where the audience so enjoyed it that they shouted at the performer to stay past he theater’s contractual closing time? Have you ever heard anyone sing the Great American Songbook as Frank Sinatra did, but, at the same time, putting his own stamp on it, and evoking this comment from the great Quincy Jones: “He absolutely touched me down to my soul and brought back the essence and soul of 'Ol Blue Eyes himself”? Have you heard reviews like this one from Bill Boggs: “[He] is enthralling. He brings a freshness to some of Sinatra’s most notable songs that makes them seem new again.”

Above were comments by reviewers and music business professionals in the USA after they saw Robert Davi perform Davi Sings Sinatra. He drew raves a few months ago in Australia, too. One writer said, “Robert Davi is not a clone of Frank Sinatra. Just because he uses Sinatra’s oeuvre as his songbook is no reason to label him a clone of Frank. Davi interpreted the songs he presented to us as he saw fit. Sinatra clones are a dime a dozen, but Signor Davi is an original performer.”

Another review noted Davi’s “technically impeccable” phrasing. There are dozens of reviews like that — praising his talent and the originality of his interpretation of the Sinatra songbook.

Robert Davi was born in Astoria, Queens, and grew up in Dix Hills, Long Island. He won a prestigious singing competition in high school, studied voice with some of the world’s best teachers and studied acting at Hofstra University, with Stella Adler and is a lifetime member of the Actors Studio, where he studied with Lee Strasberg.

Monday, October 01, 2012



Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars' sophomore album will be titled "Unorthodox Jukebox" and is set for a Dec. 11 release on Atlantic Records, Billboard has exclusively learned.

In this week's cover story (look for it later Friday), Mars previews the follow-up to his Grammy Award-winning "Doo-Wops & Hooligans" and discusses the new album's energetic first single, "Locked Out of Heaven," which debuts digitally and on radio on Oct. 1.

"This is me going into the studio and recording and writing whatever I want," Mars says confidently. "This album represents my freedom."

The eclectic set includes production from Mark Ronson ( Amy Winehouse), Jeff Bhasker ( Beyonce), Emile Haynie ( Eminem), Diplo ( M.I.A., Usher) and Supa Dups ( John Legend, "Doo-Woops & Hooligans") as well as the Smeezingtons, Mars' three-man songwriting and production team. The trio executive-produced and co-wrote "Unorthodox Jukebox," an album Mars says refuses to "pick a lane."