Indie Music Channel Awards Nominates John Breen In Americana Category
Emphasis Records is pleased to announce the Indie Music Channel Hollywood, has nominated John Breen in the "Best Americana Song" category for the tune "I Sill Believe", the first single from his current album "Origins". John's nomination comes from a voting panel of music and radio industry judges.
A collaboration between Breen, lyricist Charlotte Hannon, famed multi-instrumentalist Tim Crouch and producer Stevie Hawkins, John's powerful Irish voice carries us through a lyric of universal appeal with excellent production. The fiddle and mandolin set the mood while the tin whistle and Celtic harp create warm lush sounds that carry us right along until we too find ourselves believing. The single is distributed by Emphasis Records and Catapult Distribution to iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and to local & major retail outlets.
The Indie Music Channel was created by Emmy Award winning TV host, actor & model, Christopher Ewing. Mr. Ewing is passionate about helping and promoting the music of independent artists globally.
"I created The Indie Music Channel and 'The Radio Cafe' radio show because I have always felt that there needed to be more support for local, indie music. There are a lot of really talented singers and bands out here whose music isn't getting enough radio play, if at all, mostly because they aren't signed to a big record deal with a major label. Whether these singers or bands have a record deal or not, they still have AWESOME music that deserves to be heard on the radio and now, through the Indie Music Channel, there is an outlet for them to get their music played." says Mr. Ewing.
As an actor, Ewing has appeared on such top rated shows as "All My Children", "One Life to Live" and others, plus over 80 radio & T.V. commercials. He has also been the narrator and /or spokesperson in countless industrial films for General Motors, IBM and many others.
The Indie Music Channel Awards Ceremony will take place on April 24, 2016 at the The Clive Davis Theatre inside the legendary Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, California. Each year, hundreds of artists and guests from around the world attend the Indie Music Channel Awards. Nominees are selected by a panel of professionals based on the genres of their expertise in the industry. For tickets and information please visit: theindiemusicchannel.tv/tix.html.
The Celtic Music Fan - Baxter Labatos Review: "John Breen taps into The Source with Origins"
The Celtic Music Fan writer Baxter Labatos has written a stellar, intelligent review of the new John Breen album Origins. John Breen and Emphasis Records expresses sincere and gracious thanks to Mr. Labatos.
Mr. Labatos writes; "Excitement was in the air when I heard that Irish crooner John Breen was putting up a new album called Origins, last year. I know his music. There is consistency that marks his previous albums. There is certainty in his vision resulting in an album that’s solid and artfully crafted. There is no fumbling around with other styles. Instead, he goes for the things he know by heart, and good at. If you pick up any John Breen album, you always feel that sense of coming home, not just in a geographical but in a spiritual sense as well.
I think we are fortunate to have an artist like John Breen in this lifetime. The honesty of his songs cuts to the core of our souls. I feel purified after the last track. Origins is a must-have album for humanity."
Emphasis Records Announces iTunes Pre-Order Of John Breen's New Single "I Still Believe"
Emphasis Records announces iTunes pre-order of the new John Breen single, "I Still Believe" beginning December 12th. The song is the first single from John Breen's highly anticipated forthcoming album "Origins", slated for release in early 2015.
"We are very excited about the new single and getting it out to John's fans and distributed to radio. The marriage of John's vocal performance to the lyric and music on this song is magical, making this single release chart hit material. John is such pleasure to work with as an artist. Give him a bit of direction, then he takes the melody to make it his own. Such as an "Artist" does..", said Breen's producer Stevie Hawkins.
Breen brilliantly delivers the rather somber lyric of this song song about life's struggles, twists and curves, yet captures a mood that is hopeful and uplifting in recognition of the power in believing.
Pre-order of the single will run on iTunes from December 12th to the official street date of January 10th, 2015.