THE 5 BROWNS are delivering on their dream to wake up classical music by introducing it to the widest, largest and most excited audience they can find. Whether performing individually or together in various combinations from duo to complex five-piano arrangements, The 5 Browns reveal a deep connection to the intent of their material while bringing a fresh energy and dynamic character to the color and tonal spectrum of their sound. The 5 Browns - Ryan, Melody, Gregory, Deondra and Desirae - all attended New York's Juilliard School. In fact, they became the first family of five siblings ever accepted simultaneously. The quintet enjoyed their first wave of critical attention in February 2002 when People magazine dubbed them the "Fab Five" and at about the same time they were featured on Oprah and 60 Minutes. The 5 Browns have released 3 CDs that each went to #1 on Billboard Magazine's Classical Album Chart. The New York Post has proclaimed: "One family, five pianos and 50 fingers add up to the biggest classical music sensation in years?When these kids do Rachmaninoff, they'll make you forget about Marshall amps." The quintet has garnered extensive coverage from media outlets ranging from The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Good Morning America, Today, and The View to The Martha Stewart Show, Public Radio's Performance Today, as well as The New York Times, Parade, People, the Los Angeles Times, the Sunday London Telegraph and Entertainment Weekly who called them "...five young Mormons who all play scorching piano. Thundering down on five Steinways together, they're button-down cute and somewhat otherworldly." The 5 Browns tour extensively and have performed in numerous venues including the Grand National Theater in China, Suntory Hall in Japan and, in the United States, The Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, Symphony Hall in Chicago and Alice Tully Hall in New York City In addition to touring, The 5 Browns are published writers. Their book, Life Between the Keys was published by Phoenix Books in March 2009.
Audio & Video
According to myth, an Alchemist has the power to transform something common into something special. So is the case with Californias own, The Alchemist. His tendency to transform a common sample into audio emotion has quickly made him one to watch in the new millennium era of hip-hop.
If you consider all the long and winding roads ANEW REVOLUTION has journeyed, Rise isnt just the title of their debut album, its a mission statement, a way of life for these hard-touring, hard-rocking vets of studio and stage; and, yeah, its one hell of a musical statement, too.
'We've got 19 shows in 19 days,' says Blackhole frontman Richard Carter on the band's forthcoming tour alongsidethe release of their debut album 'Dead Hearts'. 'I can't fucking wait'.
New South Entertainment in conjunction with E1 Music (formerly KOCH Records) is proud to announce the release of The New South, a Bubba Sparxxx/Greg Street compilation album, on May 5th, 2009. For the past 2 years, Bubba Sparxxx, one of the most forward thinking rappers to bless the game, has been scouring the U. S. for some of today's hottest up-and-coming new rappers. His unique style and incredible ears will help make New South one of the freshest compilations in a long time. Bubba has also brought on some special reinforcement by partnering up with Greg Street, one of America's most influential urban radio personalities.