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NYC Groovin In The Park Festival (JUN 29) Announces Line Up – Air Supply, Chronixx, Beres Hammond, Marcia Griffiths, John Holt, Judy Mowatt & Bob Andy

May 13, 2014 Leave a comment

NYC’S ANNUAL MUSIC FESTIVAL 

GROOVIN’ IN THE PARK RETURNS

TO ROY WILKINS PARK ON SUN. JUNE 29 

WITH STAR-STUDDED LINE UP 

Performances by Air Supply, Beres Hammond, Chronixx & Zinc Fence Redemption, Marcia Griffiths & Friends (Judy Mowatt, John Holt & Bob Andy) 

Roy Wilkins Park (Merrick and Baisley Blvd, Queens, NY 11434)
Gates open: 12pm / Show: 2pm
All Ages (Kids 12 & under are free)
Ticket Price: GA $59.99, VIP $149.99

www.groovininthepark.com / +1 (347) 980-2252
NYC’s 4th annual Groovin’ In The Park concert will hit Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, NY on Sunday, June 29th, 2014. This year serves up an exciting dose of reggae, soul and pop-rock performances into one jam-packed day. Jamaica’s soulful hitmaker Beres Hammond and Australian pop-rock legends Air Supply will headline the show. Chronixx, one of Jamaica’s most-talked about rising roots stars, and his band Zinc Fence Redemption will make their NYC festival debut, and Marcia Griffiths celebrates her 50th year in reggae with a few of her friends (John Holt, Judy Mowatt and Bob Andy). The one-day extravaganza will also showcase exciting elements of Jamaican culture with its mouthwatering cuisine and the island’s exciting fashion. For more information, log on to www.groovininthepark.com.
With over 100 million albums sold worldwide, Australian soft-rock pop legends Air Supply have scored eight Top 10 Billboard hits in the United States, including anthems like “Making Love Out Of Nothing At All,” “Good Bye,” “Its Never Too Late” and “Lost In Love,” which was named “Song Of The Year” in 1980. The group mesmerized music fans at the 2011 Jamaica Jazz & Blues festival and their upcoming performance at Groovin In The Park will be no different. In 2013, Air Supply was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame.

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New Album (June 10) – Maxi Priest – Easy To Love

April 18, 2014 2 comments

REGGAE SUPERSTAR

MAXI PRIEST RETURNS WITH NEW STUDIO ALBUM

EASY TO LOVEON VP RECORDS ON JUNE 10

With over 15 million albums sold worldwide, a No. 1 U.S. Billboard hit and a Grammy nomination, the most successful solo act in British reggae history Maxi Priest returns with his brand new studio album Easy To Love on VP Records available June 10th, 2014.

The new album is a fine representation of lovers’ rock, an effortless blend of reggae, R&B and dancehall with universal appeal. The sophistication he brings to these tracks is the mark of true quality. His delivery and phrasing are impeccable, and his choice of material and collaborators are strategic and brilliant.

Lead single “Easy To Love” was a No. 1 hit on reggae charts last summer, evidence that Maxi Priest has a gift for staying fresh. The song features the legendary Jamaican drum and bass duo Sly & Robbie, who’ve played on some of Maxi’s biggest hits, including “Wild World,” “Some Guys Have All The Luck,” “Close To You,” and “Housecall” (featuring Shabba Ranks) as well as the new album track “Every Little Thing.”

Maxi’s been tugging on women’s heartstrings ever since the mid-80’s. New and long-term fans alike will relish hearing irresistible tributes of enduring affection like “Loving You Is Easy,” “Holiday,” “Still In Love,” and “Gravity” written originally by John Mayer. The soulful “Without A Woman” features Jamaican legend Beres Hammond and even echoes the themes and intensity of James Brown’s “It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World.” Read more…

The Copeland Group Announces 2014 Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival

January 16, 2014 Leave a comment

The Copeland Group Forms Significant New Alliance

With The Jamaica Tourist Board

To Promote Travel to The 2014 Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival

(Atlanta, GA)………Atlanta-based marketing and promotions company The Copeland Group (TCG) is proud to announce their recent partnership with The Jamaica Tourist Board, with their first joint endeavor being the promotion of travel to the 2014 Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, which will take place from January 30 through February 1, 2014 in Trewlany, Jamaica.

The 3-day Festival will feature an exciting array of performances from world-class artists, as follows: Read more…

56th Grammy Nominees Sizzla and Beres Hammond Countdown To Award Ceremony on Jan 26

January 12, 2014 4 comments

56th GRAMMY AWARD NOMINEES BERES HAMMOND AND SIZZLA 

IN THE RUNNING FOR BEST REGGAE ALBUM 

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards will air live on CBS on January 26, 2014.  Two titles released on VP Records, Beres Hammond’s One Love, One Life and Sizzla’s The Messiah, are in the running for the Best Reggae Album category.
“We are very proud of Sizzla and Beres for this outstanding achievement. Each artist, who are both legends in their own right, created inspiring and groundbreaking material on their latest collections. They not only released some of their best work to date, but raised the bar for the genre,”  VP Records CEO Christopher Chin states.

Shaggy feat. Beres Hammond – Fight This Feeling

August 2, 2013 Leave a comment

Out Of Many, 50 Years of Reggae Box Set (Release Date Moved July 31) / Facebook Countdowns

July 3, 2012 Leave a comment

OUT OF MANY, 50 YEARS OF REGGAE MUSIC  

 HISTORICAL 3 DISC BOX SET NOW AVAILABLE JULY 31

VP Records Launches Facebook Page To Countdown Jamaica’s

50th Anniversary of Independence

August 6th marks the 50th Anniversary of Jamaica’s Independence and VP Records is celebrating with the island’s iconic music. On July 31, the label will release an extensive 3 CD set Out Of Many, 50 Years Of Reggae Music – chronicling the genre’s evolution with an iconic hit from each year since 1962.  To coincide with this release and commemoration, VP recently launched a Facebook page for the “50 Days to Jamaica 50th” countdown:
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ACTOR, LEON TO PERFORM AT THIRD WORLD’S CONCERT IN LOS ANGELES!

November 9, 2011 1 comment

ACTOR, LEON SLATED TO PERFORM AT THIRD WORLD’S CONCERT AT THE ROXY THEATRE IN LOS ANGELES

LeonNew York, NY (November 8, 2011): Known for his roles in movies such as “Cool Runnings,” “Cliffhanger,” “Above the Rim,” “Waiting to Exhale,” “The Temptations,” “Little Richard,” “The Five Heartbeats,” along with television series “OZ” and “Resurrection Boulevard,” actor, producer and musician, LEON and his band will perform at Third World’s concert in Los Angeles on November 16, 2011.

LEON, who recently appeared on BET’s new series “Reed Between the Lines” has been busy with projects including upcoming movies, “Ex-Free” and “Soul Ties” based on a book by Tee Austin, stage play “Why Do Good Girls Like Bad Boys” and new singles “Dance With Me” produced by Beres Hammond and “Love Is A Beautiful Thing” with his band LEON and The Peoples. When asked why he took time out of his busy schedule to perform at the event, he remarked, “It’s Third World Band – that simple! When you get a request from reggae legends you don’t say no. I am a huge fan of Third World and so to be able to be apart of anything they are doing is an honor. I am delighted to not only serve as host but also to be performing with my band on the same stage.”

In 2005, Leon became lead singer of his own band, LEON and The Peoples and went on to release their debut album, “The Road Less Traveled” in 2006. In 2007, the band received a nomination for the album from the International Reggae and World Music Award. Later that year, the band joined Beres Hammond and Marcia Griffiths on a 36 City US “For The Love Of It Tour.” Leon was also a frequent surprise guest on Beres’ 2008 “A Moment in Time” US tour. In 2010, the band headlined at the Aids Walk Concert in NYC’s Central Park. Read more…

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