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PRESS RELEASES

Yamaha Artist Nathan East Touring Internationally
Sept 9, 2014

Josh Groban is Green with Envy over His Newest Tour Mate

Aug 18, 2014

Nathan East Makes Grand Ole Opry Debut Performing With Vince Gill

Aug 15, 2014

Nathan East Breaks SmoothJazz.com Record with 25 Weeks at No. 1
July 31, 2014

Own a Piece of Muppets History: Yamaha Entertainment Group to Auction Off An Amazing Kermit-Green, Celebrity Autographed Piano to Benefit VH1 Save the Music
July 28, 2014

"101 Eastbound," Second Single Released From Nathan East No. 1 Debut Jazz Album on Yamaha Entertainment Group
July 15, 2014

Elton John: The Million Dollar Piano Comes to Blu-Ray/DVD
June 11, 2014

Yamaha Entertainment Group Announces Sweepstakes in Honor of New "Muppets Most Wanted" Film
March 26, 2014

Fallon, Tavis Help Nathan East Launch Debut Solo Album
March 18, 2014

Yamaha Entertainment Group Brings 'Elton John - the Million Dollar Piano' to the Big Screen
March 14, 2014

Yamaha Entertainment Group and Queen Latifah help keep music in schools
Sept 18, 2013

Elton John to Perform ‘Live’ Around the World—Remotely—As Part of Yamaha 125th Anniversary Dealer Concert
January 8th, 2013

Yamaha Entertainment Group of America Launches Record Label In Groundbreaking Artist Initiative
September 12, 2012

IN THE NEWS

The Story of Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" as told by Bassist Nathan East
Aug 22, 2014

On Stage with Nathan East, Bassist to the Stars

August 6, 2014

Bassist Nathan East on Jamming With Daft Punk, Playing the Grammys, and a Video Premiere

July 3, 2014 - All Music Guide

Fourplay Bassist Nathan East Talks Touring with Clapton and Making Time for Solo Work

June 24, 2014 - WXPN the Key

After 1,500 Records, Nathan East Hits it Big with Debut

May 23, 2014 - The Tennessean

Nathan East Hosts Reddit AMA

May 21, 2014 - Dose

San Diego bassist Nathan East talks Daft Punk and more

May 8, 2014 - Fox 5 San Diego

Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" Turns a Year Old, Nathan East Shares Some Secrets Behind the Sessions

May 1, 2014 - Yahoo! Music

Bass Monster Steps Out with Solo Debut
May 1, 2014 - Mix Magazine

Nathan East Goes Solo with 'Daft Funk'
April 23, 2014 - Yahoo! Music

Bassist Nathan East

March 31, 2014 - Tavis Smiley

Nathan East Sits in with The Roots 
March 26, 2014 - The Tonight Show

It Took 35 Years and 70-some Musicians to get a First Solo Album out of Bassist Nathan East
March 26, 2014 - NY Daily News

Elton John's Las Vegas Show Coming to Movie Theaters for One Night
March 25, 2014 - Rollingstone.com

Exclusive First Listen: Nathan East
March 20, 2014 - Grammy.com

Franklin company center of Elton John's film 'Million Dollar Piano'
March 19, 2014 - WATE.COM

Award-winning Bassist, Composer Nathan East Discusses his Debut Solo Album
March 18, 2014 - CBS Los Angeles

Meet the Franklin Company behind the Movie 'Elton John: Million Dollar Piano'
March 17, 2014 - Nashville Business Journal

InDepth Interview: Chris Gero
March 17, 2014 - Broadway World

Nathan East

Mar 3, 2014 - Abyss Jazz

Yamaha Helms Elton John's New Concert Movie
Mar 3, 2014 - Music Row

Nathan East: Dramatic Debut Solo Album
Mar 1, 2014 - Bass Musician

Nathan East: Artist of the Month
Mar 1, 2014 - Sounds of Timeless Jazz

Will Lee & Nathan East: Bass Brothers
Feb 24, 2014 - Premier Guitar

Meet Daft Punk Bassist Nathan East

Feb 3, 2014 - Bloomberg TV

East Returns West
Feb 1, 2014 - NBC San Diego

Elton John Releasing Vegas Concert Film
Jan 30, 2014 - Rolling Stone

Homegrown Musician Performs with Daft Punk at Grammys
Jan 24, 2014 - KBPS.org

Daft Punk's Nathan East heads in his own direction
Jan 9, 2014 - USA Today

Unsung Melody's top 20 albums of 2013
Dec 15, 2013 - Unsung Melody

Toto's David Paich discusses Nathan East's all-star debut
Dec 13, 2013 - Something Else!

Nathan East Completes Debut Solo Album
Dec 2, 2013 - San Diego Union-Tribune

Daft Punk Bassist Nathan East announces debut solo album details
Nov 22, 2013 - NME

Daft Punk Bassist Nathan East Readies Solo Debut
Nov 21, 2013 - Billboard

Yamaha Entertainment Group to release LEOGUN's debut full-length album June 18th
May 14, 2013 - Guitar Player

Yamaha Launches New Label, Studio Complex For Artists
February 20th, 2013 - Music Connection

How Elton John's Piano Played Live Around the World
January 27th, 2013 - OC Register

Random Notes
January 27th, 2013 - RollingStone

Elton marks Yamaha's 125th anniversary with unique international performance
January 8th, 2013 - EltonJohn.com

Yamaha's Nashville Headquarters Launches Label
December 19th, 2012 - MusicRow Magazine

Yamaha Entertainment Group Founder Chris Gero Discusses New Record Label
December 6, 2012 - Hypebot

Yamaha Launched Music Label to Build its Brand
November 8, 2012 - The Tennessean


Exclusive: Yamaha Launching in-House Record Label, signs Leogun
September 4, 2012 - Billboard Magazine


Tuesday, 16 April 2013 19:06

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Wednesday, 12 September 2012 21:47

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Saturday, 21 July 2012 23:20

LEOGUN Landing Page

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Leogun are a three-piece rock band from Southeast London, fronted by Tommy Smith. Signing their record deal earlier in May, they are the first band to sign to legendary Yamaha Corporation of America’s new North American label Yamaha Entertainment Group. Leogun spent a few months in Nashville, Tennesse recording their debut album with Yamaha Entertainment Group. The album was recorded with Yamaha Producer Chris Gero and GRAMMY Award winning engineer Bryan Lennox, at Blackbird Studio’s, in the room where Kings of Leon and The White Stripes have recorded many of their hits. The bands roots are in rock and they have a hard-hitting current style. It only seemed right to record the whole album on analogue tape, which is almost unheard of in this age of drum machines, auto-tune and tablet touch screen recording.

This past year has seen Leogun playing festivals in Sweden, Denmark and across England, including Sonisphere and Bestival. And a UK tour and shows across the United States; from 4 shows at the acclaimed industry based SXSW festival to performing in LA with Platinum selling, Grammy winning artists.

Leogun have been described by Dom Fairbanks Weston (endorsement/sponsorship for Foo Fighters, Madonna, The Killers etc) as ‘potentially the next biggest band in the world’ and been praised by Bullet for My Valentine (Pagent) for sounding like “all the greatest bands from the 70s, the music I grew up, but it still sounds new… how the hell have they done that?” Tommy met Dom backstage at an Eagles of Death Metal gig, where he gave him a demo, and after hearing the songs Dom went on to introduce the band to their manager. The band are managed by Rocket Music Management (Elton John, Ed Sheeran, James Blunt).

Leogun’s debut single is due for worldwide release July 31, 2012.

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"What stands out is the incredible sound created by this three piece with each musical element rationed out perfectly – sound, rhythm, unexpected breaks an incisive chorus'. With a blend of melodic, in your face rock they hunger to infect their listeners with an addictive and accessible sound." Jar Music

 "The band weaves a tapestry of blues, indie and garage rock. Recognised as one of the UK’s best rock bands by the NME and Fly Magazine - They will captivate any audience with their music, energy and showmanship. They are a band with greatness written all over them and their performances are electrifying and should not be missed." Music4 Life Festival

"Leogun are a 3 piece from London, they play their rock hard, in the way Led Zeppelin did in the early seventies. Lead singer Tommy's voice is full of that Plant'esq style that makes you think you've been transported back to the early days of heavy metal. Watch out for them they will rock you hard" Festivals For All music review

"Mad Dog are a superb live act, the album is eagerly anticipated, catch them in these smaller venues while you can, once the album is released its going to be insane." Hughes, Music Week
Monday, 16 July 2012 18:07

Jon McLaughlin

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Speaking from his home in the Midwest on a beautiful spring day, singer-songwriter Jon McLaughlin would strike you as a pretty relaxed guy. As he recounts his numerous accomplishments without any bravado, it would be understandable for McLaughlin to feel like he could coast a little as he prepares to release his third album, Promising Promises (Razor & Tie). Case in point: An aptitude for piano discovered as a child, submersion in all school related music programs, college to continue his study of music, cultivating a big online following in the early days of social media, scoring a label deal at age 21, inking big song placements on television and movies, a performance at the Academy Awards, selling 170k albums, debuting at #1 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart - pretty heady stuff for a guy from Indiana who just wanted to be able to play like Billy Joel someday.



Monday, 16 July 2012 17:15

Todd Alsup

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Smart. Fresh. Colorful. Classic. These are just a few words that have been used to describe downtown-NYC pop/soul sensation Todd Alsup. With a potent, powerful voice, virtuosic keyboard skills and a songbook chock full of potential hits, Alsup is poised to make himself a household name. He is a singer/songwriter who weaves good old-fashioned pop songs and delivers them from the gut, rejecting gimmicks in favor of craft and authenticity.




Monday, 16 July 2012 16:08

Lucy Schwartz

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Lucy Schwartz is an indie/pop singer/songwriter with an "old soul" that belies her young age of 18. 




Monday, 16 July 2012 14:55

LEOGUN

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1) A three-piece band from London, surging with a mix of blues, soul and a whole lotta rock & roll. With "bite your head off" chorus' and a hunger to groove, LEOGUN mixes the musicality and heart bleeding emotion of The Raconteurs with all the sexual prowess and break-neck attitude of Queens of The Stone Age.

2) Believed to be a were-lion, LEOGUN was a half man, half lion. 

"I can say this without hesitation, I have never looked more forward to the release of a full-length album from a debut artist, than I am this one" READ MORE

"Oh, Leogun, you sexy, proper, cluster of blazing eroticism!" READ MORE



Monday, 16 July 2012 14:02

Greg Sczebel

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Some have called him a “white Stevie Wonder”. Others refer to him as a “young Elton John”, or “Justin Timberlake-meets-Michael Bublé”. But ask any Greg Sczebel fan to describe his music and the response will be unanimous – he’s not easily pigeonholed…and this is a good thing. 




Tuesday, 24 July 2012 22:55

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