New Blues Revolution’s Bill Grisolia Works LA Music Awards Nov 18 November 12, 2010Posted by David W. King in Uncategorized.
Bill Grisolla Hosts Red Carpet
New Blues Revolution Performs Nominated Song
Hollywood, CA : The final countdown to the annual Red Carpet Gala has begun. The 20th Annual Los Angeles Music Awards and its sister productions the Hollywood F.A.M.E. Awards and the Phoenix Music Awards are all slated for presentation on one fantastic evening scheduled for Thursday, November 18th, 2010 on the lot at Paramount Studios inside the beautiful Paramount Theater.
Politician turned musician Bill Grisolia will serve as Master of Ceremonies of the Red Carpet and Red Carpet Stage before jumping on stage to lead New Blues Revolution through an acoustic set that will include their nominated song for Best Single of the Year in the Blues Americana category.
A favorite of critics, New Blues Revolution has received rave reviews from national music magazines. Fred Goodman, editor of Cashbox, wrote, “The material has…strong hooky melodies in abundance.” Music Connection describes the show: “When you see this powerhouse band you’ll be entertained by…a cry of the Stones’ Exile on Main Street. On the other hand, the original sounds and stage presence places this band in a category of their own. When it’s time to rock, no messin’ around — they rock with counterblows — yet the ballads come off smooth and well-written.”
New Blues Revolution performs at top nightclubs, concerts and festivals in Europe and the United States including the House of Blues in West Hollywood and at Disneyland. Television appearances range from live satellite broadcasts from New York City to prime-time TV in Europe. Broadcast performances of New Blues Revolution in major U.S. television markets confirm the appeal of the band’s music. Los Angeles television appearances include KNBC, KCAL, KCOP and KMEX. New Blues Revolution has opened for diverse musical legends, including Tab Benoit, Macy Gray, Dionne Warwick, Rick Derringer, Johnny Mathis, Burt Bacharach, Leon Russell, Blood Sweat & Tears, Three Dog Night, Eddie Money, Katey Segal and Michael Shenker.
The unique, distinctive musical style of New Blues Revolution is forged from a combination of the members’ individual backgrounds and strengths. The result is a catalog of new blues music, from jazzy, high-energy rock to thoughtful ballads. On stage this foursome delivers powerful live performances that keep audiences returning for more.
This year’s event coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the 75th birthday of the historic Paramount piano, the instrument that composed the original score to the Wizard of Oz in 1935 when it was first delivered to the lot. Since that year, this piano has composed nearly 800 movie scores on its eighty-eight keys. The piano will be played at the L.A. Music Awards Main Event by Italian pianist Adriano Aponte and White House pianist David Osborne, who will also perform with local actress and singer, Juliette Goglia.
Celebrity honorees for the Hollywood F.A.M.E. Award presentations include Actress Sally Kirkland, Night Ranger’s Jack Blades, legendary music producer Eddie Kramer, Senator Max Cleland for the literary award, Posthumous Award for Jaco Pastorious and Ronnie James Dio, former President Jimmy Carter for Lifetime Humanitarian, plus several others.
On Thursday, October 7th at the Whisky A Go-Go, 121 nominees in 26 musical categories were voted on by a music industry panel and fans. All of those recipients will be handed their award plaques at this event. An additional 13 artists and bands from Phoenix, Arizona will also be on hand to accept their accolades.
Red Carpet begins at 6:30 with the pre-event food and cocktail reception starting at 7:00 and show time at 8:00 p.m. Discount tickets are available for Hollywood Chamber of Commerce members as well as Nominees from all three programs. Purchase of a single VIP ticket includes parking, unlimited food and cocktails for one hour from 7:00 until 8:00, a gift bag and a reserved theater seat inside the 500 capacity venue. For production questions and all other inquiries, please call 310-798-0822 or visit online at http://www.lamusicawards.info.
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