CARisMA, Classical Guitar Duo from Italy To Open U.S. Dates For Superstar Andrea Boccelli

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CARisMA have performed in some of the most famous and biggest venues in the world such as the Roundhouse and the O2 Arena in London, the Mercedes Benz Arena in Shanghai, the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, the Arena Ciudad de Mexico and the Paolo Sixth Concert Hall in the Vatican City.  And now, in support of their new release, they will open the following U.S. shows for Andrea Boccelli:

CARisMA are Magdalena Kaltcheva and Carlo Corrieri , an Italian classical guitar duo whose extraordinary guitar techniques have merged to create a modern and innovative sound.  The young and beautiful duo came together in 2011 after previous remarkable careers as soloists.

x6y2_75confession_2Two years ago, the duo had the opportunity to play in front of the world famous Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli who was astonished by their arrangements and performance and offered to produce their album, ‘Confessions’ , which just released in the U.S. on August 20, 2014 and features their exquisite guitars on film music by Rachel Portman (from the movie “Chocolat”) as well as a selection of Jazz and Classical standards.

CARisMA made their appearance as the opening act for Andrea Bocelli at the popular iTunes Festival in London, which was streamed worldwide and was a huge success for the duo.  The collaboration on stage with Andrea continued as the beloved Tenor took them on his 2012 tours around the world in places like Asia, UK, America, Ireland, Eastern Europe and South America.

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April 2014 Newsetter

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April 2014                On Your Desk and Coming Soon

James Hood Releases “Ceremony”

James Hood’s “Ceremony” is the #1 New Age Album and #1 World Album on the iTunes charts for a consecutive 3 weeks running.  A musical pioneer, with a lengthy and varied musical resume that includes playing drums in The Pretenders, his ongoing two-decades-plus run as mastermind of the visionary ambient/electronica act ‘Moodswings’ and an expansive array of soundtrack projects.
Ceremony’ was recorded at the Integratron, the legendary Geodesic Dome in the mystical setting of Joshua Tree in California’s Mojave desert.

Blow Up Hollywood Finishes U.S. Tour, Back in Studio

Over 12 years and 7 critically acclaimed albums, ambient pop-rock collective Blow Up Hollywood has created an expansive and adventurous body of work that manages to be both highly emotionally charged and majestically anonymous.
Blow Up Hollywood’s most direct and vulnerable album of their career, the stunning, Blue Sky Blond is on your desk and on the air.
The New York collective is already back in the studio just days after finishing their tour where they played live on air at radio stops along the way.The band is planning more dates in September.

Silvery Ghosts Debut Coming in June

Love & Other Ephemera is a collection of songs written by New York City-based singer-songwriter Hank Kim who collaborated
with Kelly Scarr and Nate Martinez to create
a gauzy, translucent vibe on this atmospheric release.
The album combines elements of modern electronic music and programming with traditional tools like piano and acoustic guitar as well as touches of Eastern sounds including the Saz (a Turkish 7-Stringed instrument with the intonation of a mandolin) and the sitar.
Kim has released two full-length CDs over the past decade, Blue Alibi and Notorious Rainproof Smile. Love & Other Ephemera is a brilliant follow up and will be on your desk this June.
Look for tour date announcements soon

Jennifer Zulli Releases Goddess Rising Album

Jennifer Zulli, an explorer of sound and its effects on consciousness, has released an all encompassing & highly anticipated new work “Goddess Rising” which was recorded at 432hz- (the light frequency).  Ancient mantras & tuning forks are interwoven within her New Age/Classical sounds and angelic voice to create a pathway to spirituality. An astounding follow up to 2012’s “Earth Lullaby”.
Jennifer Zulli, a true rennaisance woman, is a composer, singer, educator, mother of two
and not only a holder of an M.A. in Music, but also the founder and director of SOUND, a holistic arts center based in Newtown, CT where she has hosted many fine concerts including her fellow Evolution Promotion colleague,

Ludovico Einaudi Releases IATL Remixes

The music of composer/pianist
Ludovico Einaudi is a welcome sound of stillness in a hectic world.  Week after week, his hauntingly beautiful and evocative music has kept him among the best-selling and most requested recording artists around the globe.
The seven tracks on this EP were taken from Ludovico’s current album “In A Time Lapse” and have been briliiantly rethought and remixed by promising young talent: Dot Major, Starkey, Steven Segal, Robert Lippok and Phaeleh along with a brilliant vocal track by Greta Svabo Bech.
For more information on any of our artists, or to schedule interviews, contact us at
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Helen Jane Long Needs Your Vote

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blow up hollywood announce new album and tour dates

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    January 2014

blow up hollywood announce new album, tour dates

Over 12 years and 7 critically acclaimed albums, ambient pop-rock collective Blow Up Hollywood has created an expansive and adventurous body of work that manages to be both highly emotionally charged and majestically anonymous.   They have put their distinct fingerprint on warped Americana, dark wave, post rock, noise, jazz, classical, freak folk, and any other music medium they felt like inhabiting.
But when Messina’s personal life became painfully complex, he stepped out front and crafted the most direct and vulnerable album in Blow Up Hollywood’s career, the stunning, Blue Sky Blond.
 “This one is from my heart. It’s more personal than any other record I’ve made,” Steve Messina reveals. “While making it,  I felt like someone took an eraser and wiped away the board with the intricate mathematical equation that was my life.”
Blow Up Hollywood was founded in 2001 in response to the corporate music industry’s dominance of profits over artistry and the cultural homogenization that results. Restlessly creative, the band explored the musical equivalent of art house films and literary fiction with a chameleon-like tendency to authentically infiltrate a myriad of music idioms.
The band’s debut was written during a freewheeling 3-week retreat with Messina and friends ensconced in a beach house in West Hampton, New York.  The band went on to garner acclaim from indie tastemakers and a dedicated cult following quickly formed.
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Blow Up Hollywood’s most popular release, The Diaries of Private Henry Hill, was based on the journal entries of a young, deceased soldier from the Iraq war. The album won the group high praise and greatly expanded its profile, culminating with a feature on NPR’s All Things Considered, and landing their song WMD on the compilation CD, Body of War, alongside such artists as Neil young, Pearl Jam, Roger Waters, and Bob Dylan.
Messina illustrated his eloquence with poignant confessional writing on The Diaries of Private Henry Hill,  but with Blue Sky Blond, Messina flips through his own diaries and offers a stark survey of his own battles. The album is rife with imagery of oceans and deserts, conveying a vastness and all-encompassing emptiness with titles like “Throw Me A Line,” “Desert Rose,” and “Waiting For My Ship To Come.”
Blow Up Hollywood is helmed by Steve Messina, and backed by talented friends and collaborators: Thad Debrock, electric guitar, pedal steel, keyboards; Teddy Kumpel, electric guitar; Steve Bonacio, bass; Dave Diamond, drums; Harvey Jones, piano, keyboards; Nadia Ackerman, vocals; and Anthea White, vocals.

national tour dates begin this month

In support of their new album, Blow Up Hollywood are finally putting themselves in front of their audience with the national U.S. Tour that begins this month in New York.
Jan 25            Rockwood Music Hall – New York
Feb 20           Ebenezer’s – Washington DC
March19         Lestat’s – SanDiego
March 20        Room 5 Lounge – Los Angeles, CA
March 25        Hotel Utah – San Francisco, CA
March 30        Skylark Café – Seattle, WA
*more dates to be announced
For interviews, tickets, guest list and more information, contact Evolution Promotion:
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Karen Doran 978.658.3319
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Holiday Newsletter 2013

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Holiday Season 2013

We Know It’s Early!

But We’re Just In Time For Your Holiday Playlists!

We do realize that it’s not even Thanksgiving but we wanted to make sure that you all had a chance to get hold of our artist’s Christmas songs early. This will give you plenty of time to review them and get them into rotation on your Christmas playlists.
We will be servicing all of these wonderful artist’s Christmas songs to you digitally only so please watch for a separate email to follow that will make each of these tracks downloadable through Hightail!
No CDs this year!  Digital delivery only coming via Hightail directly following this email!

Helen Jane Long “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”

It’s an understatement to say that Helen Jane Long is prolific; she has been on a non-stop writing/recording/releasing/ touring trip for the past 5 years with three albums released under her own BLE Record Label. In between all of this, she has managed to get her music placed in 8 films, 10 commercials and build an incredible and loyal fanbase around the world.
Helen took time out to record and deliver a sweet and melancholy version of “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” on solo piano.  It’s already a favorite here and it’s available at iTunes now.
Watch for the digital delivery of the WAV and MP3 files following this newsletter.

Jennifer Zulli    “All Shall Be Well”

Jennifer Zulli is the founder and director of SOUND, a center for creative arts based in Newtown, CT. She is a new age artist & composer, sound/resonance healer, teacher and an explorer of sound and it’s effects on consciousness evolution. Her two latest releases, “Earth Lullaby” and “Opening” have been embraced by all of you at radio worldwide. Her new album will be on your desk in January 2014.
After Jennifer witnessed the horrible events at the Newtown Elementary School last year, she was inspired to gather those young, traumatized school children and make a little recording with them at her home studio.  A wonderful and inspirational original song was the result.
Watch for the digital delivery of the WAV and MP3 files following this newsletter.

Wall Matthews    “We Three Kings”

Wall Matthews has just released a digital only Christmas EP, Star Of Wonder, featuring music he recorded live for Echoes last year, as well as three new studio tracks.
The reflective side of the Holiday Season is set in a contemporary chamber music format, features acoustic guitar, cello, violin, piano, and mandolin. The new tracks come from Dancing Egg Music, an original music licensing and scoring company, that Wall recently created with the talented composer and multi-instrumentalist, Kevin Packard.
Watch for the digital delivery of the WAV and MP3 files following this newsletter.

Jim Stallings / Elevation 120  “Silent Night”

Jim Stallings is Elevation 120. His writing covers a wide range of styles and genre’s, from his work for two seasons with the Grammy Award Wining Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and his commissions from The American Composers Forum, Furman University, The Coweta County School System’s Centre for the Visual and Performing Arts, and The Georgia Music Teacher’s Association, to his own award winning electronic works, The Sounds of Scouting and Mystings.
Jim’s recent incarnation is Elevation 120, a collective of musicians and vocalists performing his original works.
We think you’ll agree that his version of Silent Night is peerless.
Watch for the digital delivery of the WAV and MP3 files following this newsletter.
Don’t forget to watch for our digital delivery of these tracks, both in wav and mp3 format, coming to you via Hightail, directly following this newsletter. 
Please add these tracks to your Holiday programming!  And, let us know if you are interested in scheduling interviews with any of these artists or others that we represent.
For all of us here, we want to thank you for a great year and wish you the best Holiday Season ever! 

Warm Regards from your friends,
Karen Lee and Karen Doran
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September Newsletter

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      September 2013

Presenting William Close & The Earth Harp Collective “Behind The Veil”

William Close is an installation artist and musician who has developed over 100 new types of musical instruments. He is the inventor of the majestic Earth Harp, the world’s largest stringed instrument. Other instruments designed by Close include The Drum Orb, The Percussion Jacket, The Aquatar and the Wing Harp.

“The Earth Harp is one of the five coolest things about Coachella” – Rolling Stone Magazine

Close’s work explores the connection between architecture and music. Inspired by the Frank Lloyd Wright quote “architecture is frozen music”, Close creates musical installations that use the architecture as part of the instrument. He has developed two “Symphonic Houses”, working with architects to build the musical instruments into the architecture, turning the houses themselves into musical instruments.
William’s talent for a multidisciplinary approach to sculpture, music and installation art has blossomed into a new genre of music making designs.
Last year, William and the Earth Harp Collective –a team of extremely talented musicians, dancers, aerialists and artists–further pushed the boundaries of the performance experience when they finished third on NBC’s hit talent competition “America’s Got Talent.” The group received massive praise and admiration from fans and all three judges, and were the only act to receive a standing ovation for every performance.
“You turned this whole theater into an instrument- that’s originality. I made my career on originality and I bow to you” – Howard Stern
New Release “Behind The Veil” is on Your Desk Now
William Close and The Earth Harp Collective’s much anticipated album, “Behind The Veil” was released today.
This album reflects the heart of EHC’s sound. Lush rock/classical fusions, inspired original tracks and fresh interpretations of beloved mash ups such as Pachelbel’s Canon and U2’s ‘With Or Without You’.
Each of the 10 tracks have the Earth Harp at the heart of their sound.
“Behind The Veil” was a collaboration of many creative visionaries. WILLIAM worked with producers Thomas Hjorth and Laura Vall of The Controversy, David Block of The Human Experience and special guest producer DJ Kraddy. Vocalists featured on the album include Rafe Pearlman, Onyay Pheori and Laura Vall.
The Earth Harp was recorded in WILLIAM‘s Malibu, CA home studio where he had it strung from inside his glass studio and attached to the side of a mountain.
 “tends to evoke heavenly associations-CNN

 Live in Boulder on Dec.18    Tickets on Sale Now!
William designs stage shows that push the envelope of the musical experience. His installations and performances have been experienced and adored by audiences around the world. Some of his past festival performances include Coachella, Bumbershoot, Lollapalooza, Burning Man, Utah Arts Fest, Lightening in a Bottle, Envision Festival, Rolling Rock Town Fair, Cherry Creek Arts Fest, Notte Bianca Festival, Main Street Arts Festival and many more.
Don’t miss William’s holiday show in Boulder. Tickets are on sale now here.
            “A powerful sonic experience and an arresting visual image” – New York Times

For interviews, tickets, guest list and more information, contact Evolution Promotion:
Karen Lee 978.658.3357
Karen Doran 978.658.3319
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June 2013

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news and events
June 2013

          Introducing Pete Calandra

You’ve heard the music of Pete Calandra hundreds of times on both network and cable television all over the world. Pete  is a New York City-based composer and keyboard player. He has scored over 40 films and has written some 2000 compositions for television broadcast including 37 theme packages for shows on Fox Sports Net, ESPN, Bravo, Discovery, ABC, Comcast Sports Net, Madison Square Garden Network, SNY and The Big Ten Network.
Pete Calandra performing with the New York Pops 

Over the last 10 years, Pete has performed in the Broadway production of Miss Saigon,
toured the U.S. with Les Miserables, and performed in the Broadway production of Phantom Of The Opera. Pete is currently playing keys on Broadway in The Lion King production.

       New Album “Ashokan Memories”

With such a distinguished career, it’s lucky for us that Pete has found the time to release three albums of his original music. His latest album, “Ashokan Memories” is an exemplary solo piano album that resides in the ambient jazz realm and has some transcendant moments.  The title track is practically transportation to a seaside retreat. It’s a quiet album for a loud world and an excellent listen on a hot and lazy summer day.
It’s on your desk and available for airplay now.
For more information about Pete Calandra or to schedule interviews, contact Karen Lee and Karen Doran at Evolution Promotion. 978.658.3357
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April 2013

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news and events
April 2013

          Ludovico Einaudi’s Breakthrough

Ludovico Einaudi has quietly become one of the most successful musicians in the world today.  His hauntingly beautiful and evocative music tops the charts all over the world.  He has even achieved a Top 40 pop hit in the UK. Quite a feat for a classical artist.
Einaudi has provided music for more than 20 films, 36 commercials and 42 tv shows. He is on a perpetual tour of the world, has over 300,000 Facebook fans and over 60,000 people cover his music on Youtube.

       New Album “In A Time Lapse”

Einaudi’s new album, ‘In A Time Lapse’ was recorded in a monastery near Verona, Italy. The 14 pieces that comprise the album are individual chapters that combine to dazzling effect as reflections of Einaudi’s concept of time. The album features Ludovico’s band, the string orchestra I Virtuosi Italiani and guest violinist Daniel Hope.
During the first week of release, the album debuted at the #1 spot on the iTunes classical charts in 18 countries including the USA.
Einaudi’s chart success continues with two further record-breaking achievements; 9 out of the top 10 classical singles on iTunes belong to him and he also has the highest ever chart position for a classical album in the Official Album Downloads Top 40 at #11.

U.S and Canadian Tour Dates Announced

Ludovico and his Ensemble, a 10 piece powerhouse dripping with piano, electronics and strings, will take the stage to perform the repertoire from the new release “In A Time Lapse”.  Tickets are already on sale for most shows.
For more information or to schedule interviews, contact Karen Lee and Karen Doran at Evolution Promotion. 978.658.3357
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March 2013

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News ~ March 2013

Evolution Promotion is Proud to Announce the First Annual Ambient Music Conference and Live Concert!

Hosted by STEPHEN HILL, Producer of the Nationally Syndicated Hearts of Space Radio Program along with the Superstar Artists of the Genre, fellow listeners, fans and other ambient musicians.   Tickets are available now!
AMBIcon 2013 is a weekend event hosted by Hearts of Space producer STEPHEN HILL, organized around 4 live surround-sound concerts featuring 2 artists in each, for a total of 8 individual performances by core Hearts of Space artists- HANS CHRISTIAN, STEPHAN MICUS, JEFF PEARCE, ROBERT RICH, STEVE ROACH, MICHAEL STEARNS, STELLAMARA, and TIM STORY.
The Hearts of Space radio program was born in 1973 at KPFA-FM in Berkeley and began national syndication 10 years later in 1983 making its way on to over 260 radio stations nationally.
Commemorating the anniversary, Hearts of Space is hosting a rare and special live event at the EMBASSY SUITES HOTEL and CONFERENCE CENTER in SAN RAFAEL, California, 13 miles north of San Francisco in beautiful Marin County.
Morning sessions of the conference include a special presentation by English music writer MARK PRENDERGAST, author of “THE AMBIENT CENTURY,” plus interviews, panel discussions and Q&A.
Early Registration and Single Day Registration is available at a lower cost now.  See the conference web site for details to help you choose.AMBIcon Conference web site

Full conference registration includes opening reception Friday evening, all concerts and sessions on Saturday and Sunday, coffee break service, and lunch Saturday and Sunday.
Discounted rooms are available at the conference hotel:
We have setup additional discounted rooms at the nearby FOUR POINTS by SHERATON SAN RAFAEL hotel. Mention AMBIcon 2013 to get the special rate.
Join us to celebrate 40 years of sublime ambient music. Meet STEPHEN HILL, the superstar artists of the genre, fellow listeners, other ambient musicians, and the Hearts of Space staff: Leyla Hill, Steve Davis, Joseph Jacobs and Sheila Gerzoff.
This is the first event of its kind bringing together the Ambient Music Community like never before. Be there to enjoy the live shows, discuss and meet the gurus involved in it, and to celebrate 40 years of Ambient music delivered to you by the Hearts of Space Radio Program.
More information is available on the web site at, on Facebook at, or by email to
For more information or to schedule interviews with Stephen Hill or any of the artist line up, please contact Karen Lee and Karen Doran @ Evolution Promotion  978.658.3357 or
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September 2012

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September 6, 2012


When British Composer/Pianist Helen Jane Long is composing music, she wants to attain nothing less than tranquility.  Not the tranquility of numbness or sleep, but tranquility through affirmation, through a music that aspires to an elegance and civility rarely found in this world.  In other words, the music of Helen Jane Long makes you feel good.

How good?  She was named to the UK’s Classic FM Hall of Fame in 2011 for her album, Embers.  Her music is used commercially for Volkswagen, British Airways, National Geographic, Discovery, and the BBC.
But probably the most significant sign of her success is that there are over 10,000 musicians and fans covering her music on YouTube.
Classical music was her path since the age of 4, but like many young composers, Long didn’t see many prospects for getting her music performed by classical ensembles, so she formed her own virtual orchestra.  The idea came to her when she borrowed her Grandmother’s Casio keyboard, an early digital instrument that allowed her to over-dub herself.  After that, she began bouncing tracks on cassette players.  She solved the problem of finding other willing musicians by learning cello, violin and guitar herself.  Her first cello was made by her father and she still plays it to this day.
On her third release, Intervention, Helen Jane Long included a string quartet of violins and cello, including cellist Nick Holland from the famed Balanescu Quartet.  But she composes in a solitary fashion and the music comes from a deeply private place. All of her songs emerge from personal experience.  Intervention was written in the wake of several deaths in her family, among them her Grandmother. It is what gives the album its’ deeply emotional pull.


After many composers were considered, it was Long who won over the hearts and minds of British Airways when they went looking for the perfect musical score for their most ambitious television advertising campaign since the 1960’s.
Helen wrote and recorded the score, named “The Aviators”, at London’s famous AIR Studios and the commercial was broadcast incessantly on television around the world in late winter of 2012.
Long quickly claimed the piece for inclusion on the new album, Intervention.
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Dates are being booked now for a sprawling tour of the U.S. and Canada to support the new album.  The Intervention tour will take Helen Jane Long and her string quartet, the London Players, to cities large and small.
Currently, dates are planned for Toronto, Rochester, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Santa Fe, Denver, Salt Lake City, Vancouver, Santa Cruz, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
All of Helen’s tour dates will be announced on her website as they are confirmed.
                                                         Visit Helen on Facebook


Since “The Aviators” piece aired on television, there has been a deeply renewed interest in this young composer and this office has been inundated with inquiries from the film community and fans about the new release and the corresponding sheet music.
Currently, the sheet music is at the printer and will be available on Helen’s website store on October 15, 2012.
The only copy of the sheet music that debuted early went to a bespoke couple whose nuptials were just days away. He, a pilot and she, a flight attendant for Southwest Airlines. Both of them enamored with “The Aviators” piece, they begged for permission to use it for their walk down the aisle. Helen couldn’t refuse and gave the couple a wedding gift – the only available copy of the sheet music- just in time for their vows that took place just a couple of days ago.
                                                            Visit Helen on Twitter


For media and radio, Helen Jane Long’s “Intervention” is landing on your desk now.
For music placements, interviews and other inquiries, please contact us at or 978.658.3357
Karen Lee and Karen Doran
Evolution Promotion
Boston / Los Angeles