Thursday, January 20, 2011
Thursday, January 20 · 7:00pm - 9:00pm
|Location||34 West 22nd St nyc, ny 10010 (Betw. 5th & 6th Ave.)|
|More Info||I'm back for another "Guilty Pleasures" show at the Metropolitan Room NYC with the incredible Clifford Carter on piano and ultimate background vocalists Gregory Clark and John James. Come and listen to classic radio am/gold only male songs from the 70's & 80's.|
To make a reservation and get the best seats call 212-206-0440 or reserve online go to: www.metropolitanroom.com
Monday, January 17, 2011
During the show, listeners can call in with questions by calling 718-227-2524.
courtesy of THE SMOKING NUN
Friday, January 14, 2011
On Tuesday, January 18, 2011 1pm, Karine Hannah and Ayhan Sahin will be appearing on the Turkish radio station "Radyo Turkum" which can be streamed on the internet at radyoturkum.com
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
Monday, January 3, 2011
Lybert Ramade began his musical career in the 1990s via baroque opera vocal "Four saints in 3 acts," directed by Jean Claude Arnault, as a baritone-bass, a rarity in the genre. From there, he transitioned to dance-floor hit “Can You Feel My Luv.”
He also sang a duet with French icon Sheila on “Latino Flavour,” followed by debut EP, “Lybert,” produced by Eric Priva, in which he composed all lyrics. Continuing a flair for diverse projects, Lybert Ramade then returned to the stage, at the Article Theater, where he starred in the musical “Akoustik,” followed by a concert series at the Theater of Nesle in Paris.
First full-length album, "En haut là-bas,” was released in 2009, comprising 12 French- and Spanish-language songs, produced by Jean-Philippe Crespin. It offered a mesh of pop, Latin and electronic music.
Meanwhile, Lybert Ramade has studied acting in Paris and New York, and seasoned his chops in productions of Tchécov’s “La noce,” directed by Michel Praxis; and “Psychose,” a play co-written with Nikola Pareienty. Among film roles is “Prête moi ta main,” directed by Eric Lartigau; and TV appearances in “Nightmare,” “Opération Saint Esprit” and “Alors.”
Highlights of Lybert Ramade’s upcoming album “Une autre chance,” recorded in New York, include “Ecoute moi,” the jazz-infused radio-ready opening track; frenetic dance toss-ups “L’heure des heros” and “Je suis comme je suis”; elegant ballads “Plus loin” and “Si jamais”; playful pop finger-snapper “Laissez moi”; and pop confection “7 vies.” The project also includes English-language track “Another Bad Mistake,” a duet with French-Canadian chanteuse Karine Hannah.
Along with production by Dennis DelGaudio and Ayhan Sahin (DNA), a host of U.S.-based songwriters contributed, including Sahin with DelGaudio, Tinatin Japaridze, Bernadette O'Reilly, Emre Yilmaz, Chuck Taylor, Garth Ploog, Hannah, Ghia Gabriela Szwed, Adam Shenk, Jeff Franzel and Daniel Pitt Stoller. All French lyrics were written by Lybert Ramade and Nathalie Krassilchik. The album was mixed by Mehmet Kemaloglu.
ITunes link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/si-jamais/id411595289?i=411595387&ign-mpt=uo%3D4
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Young Pals Music celebrated a banner year, releasing more new projects in 2010 than ever before. The boutique record label also forged a fruitful and ongoing collaboration with acclaimed guitarist and songwriter Dennis DelGaudio.
That alliance with DelGaudio resulted in the production duo DNA (Dennis DelGaudio & Ayhan Sahin), and their debut album recorded at Young Pals’ 2C Studios, “Calling Card,” featuring the consummate vocals of Karine Hannah on all 12 tracks. The crafty melodies, plugged-in instrumentation and soaring, anthemic vocals that parade across this collection embodied a true artistic union for Young Pals.
The project reached another part of the globe when Italian record label TAM, founded by longtime Young Pals collaborator Tony Amodio, released “Nada Mas,” by Gabriella Torres in Italy —an Italian-language version of “One Lie,” which appeared on DNA with Karine Hannah’s “Calling Card.”
Meanwhile, Hannah, who has released three previous albums on Young Pals, performed a series of sold-out performances at New York’s elegant Metropolitan Room throughout the year,
DNA also issued the saucy sing-along single “Bitch Slap!” from “American Idol” finalist Norman Gentle. The toast to outgoing “Idol” judge Simon Cowell features a maddeningly catchy chorus, throbbing beat and an accompanying video clip featuring a cameo from “America’s Top Model” judge Nigel Barker, along with a cast of Broadway dancers—and Cowell himself (okay, as a stand-up cardboard cutout)—which literally stopped traffic in Manhattan’s Times Square as hundreds of passers-by joined in the tribute.
“Bitch Slap!” garnered critical praise from the likes of The Los Angeles Times, Yahoo! Music and Fox News, while the music video received more than 50,000 online hits in its first week of release in May, as well hot AC radio airplay.
Adam Shenk’s debut album “Suitcases” was also released in May, launched with a sold-out performance at New York’s Bitter End club. Produced by Sahin with music & lyrics by Shenk, the 14-track disc meshes pop and contemporary R&B with old-school soul and shades of jazz. Imagine classic Simply Red infused with the youth and verve of Chris Brown. Adam has been performing non-stop throughout the year in and around New York based clubs promoting “Suitcases.”
Young Pals also released the third album from Parisian artist Lybert Ramade, “Une autre chance,” in December. The album, recorded at 2C Studios in Brooklyn, comprises songs composed by Sahin, translated and sung in French. Highlights include “Ecoute moi,” the jazz-infused radio-ready opening track; frenetic dance toss-ups “L’heure des heros” and “Je suis comme je suis”; elegant ballads “Plus loin” and “Si jamais”; and pop confection “7 vies.” The project also includes English-language track “Another Bad Mistake,” a duet with Karine Hannah. A host of U.S.-based songwriters contributed to “Une autre chance,” including Sahin with DelGaudio, Tinatin, Bernadette O'Reilly, Emre Yilmaz, Chuck Taylor, Garth Ploog, Hannah, Ghia Gabriela Szwed, Adam Shenk, Jeff Franzel and Daniel Pitt Stoller. All French lyrics were written by Lybert Ramade and Nathalie Krassilchik. The album was mixed by Mehmet Kemaloglu, who was based in New York as 2C’s intern for four months during the spring.
Over the course of the year, Sahin also contributed to a Haiti Earthquake relief project initiated by Jim Papoulis’ FoundationForSmallVoices.org, to raise awareness for the earthquake disaster and to fund and direct money for Haiti relief. His song “We Will Lift You Up” was translated into 35 languages, with vocal production by Sahin for the Turkish, Russian, Greek, Italian and French versions. Performers for those renditions were Sahin, Tinatin, Ileana Exaras, Tony Amodio and Karine Hannah, respectively.
Other 2010 collaborations include songwriting with Jose Promis, Peter Elias, Jerri Bocchino, Tinatin, Wallace Wilholt Jr., and recording with Astoria Boulevard, Emre Yilmaz, Erica Jacob, Mike Moon and Damien Jack Slater.
Sahin is currently working on a four-song EP with Tinatin, the celebrated vocalist, songwriter, author, journalist and radio personality, who has both recorded and composed chart-topping singles and won awards in Europe, including runner up in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest.