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Nathan East – Bass & Vocals

PRODUCED BY CHRIS GERO & NATHAN EAST

‘Overjoyed’ Produced by Marcel East, Nathan East & Chris Gero
Engineered & Mixed by Bryan Lenox  
Additional engineering by Moogie Canazio, Ken Freeman, Marcel East, Elliott Eicheldinger
Alan Douglas, Tom Keane


RECORDED AT:
Yamaha Entertainment Group Studios, Franklin, TN
Ocean Way Recording, Hollywood, CA
Ocean Way Nashville, Nashville, TN
House of Blues Studios, Encino, CA
British Grove Studios, London, UK
Studio 101, Tarzana, CA
Pyramid Studio, Studio City, CA
 
ASSISTS:
Nick Spezia, Wesley Seidman, Max Moon, Tanner Lenox, Rouble Kapoor

MASTERED BY:
Dave Kutch, The Mastering Place

ORCHESTRA:
Nashville Recording Orchestra
Conducted By Lendell Black
Orchestral Arrangements By Lendell Black, Chris Gero, Nathan East
Concertmaster: David Davidson

Violin
David Davidson
David Angell, contractor
Karen Winkelmann
Janet Darnall
Erin Hall
WeiTsun Chang
Zeneba Bowers
Carolyn Bailey
Alison Gooding
Elizabeth Lamb
Bruce Wethey
Erin Long
Viola
Kristin Wilkinson
Monisa Angell
Seanad Chang
James Grosjean

Cello
Anthony LaMarchina
John Catchings
Carole Rabinowitz
Julia Tanner

String Bass
Craig Nelson

French Horn
Jennifer Kummer
Patrick Walle

Trombone
Barry Green
Prentiss Hobbs

Percussion
Sam Bacco

Additional Keyboards & Programming: Chris Gero
Horn Arrangements by Tom Scott
Production Coordinator: Joann Tominaga
Nathan East Logo design by Itta Tsunoda – ITTA INTERNATIONAL, INC.
CD Layout & Design by Anderson Design Group
Photography: Kharen Hill
Publishing Administration by Me Gusta Music

©Copyright 2014 Yamaha Entertainment Group of America

 
WEBSITES:
NATHANEAST.COM
FACEBOOK.COM/NATHANEAST
TWITTER.COM/NATHANEAST
NATHANEASTBASS.COM – Enroll in Nathan East’s Online School of Bass

LABEL: Yamaha Entertainment Group of America: PO BOX 249, FRANKLIN, TN 37065
 
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The sun rises in the east.  There is a tree in the east. The sun appears behind the tree.
 The East Law: If anything can go right, it will.



101 EASTBOUND
Nathan East/Marcel East
New East Music/ASCAP
East Born Music/ASCAP
Arranged by Nathan East & Michael Thompson

Nathan East – Bass & Vocals
Ricky Lawson – Drums
Jeff Babko – Piano, Keyboards
Michael Thompson – Guitar
Ray Parker, Jr. – Guitar
Rafael Padilla – Percussion
Tom Scott – Saxophone
Chuck Findley – Trumpet
Andy Martin – Trombone
Joel Peskin – Tenor & Baritone Saxophone

 
SIR DUKE
Stevie Wonder
Black Bull Music/ASCAP
Arranged by Nathan East, Jeff Babko & Chris Gero
Horns Arranged by Tom Scott

Nathan East – Bass & Vocals
Ricky Lawson – Drums
Jeff Babko – Keyboards, Hammond B3
Michael Thompson – Guitar
Ray Parker, Jr. – Guitar
Rafael Padilla – Percussion
Tom Scott – Saxophone
Chuck Findley – Trumpet
Andy Martin – Trombone
Joel Peskin – Tenor & Baritone Saxophone

 
LETTER FROM HOME
Pat Metheny
Pat Meth Music Corp/BMI
Arranged by Nathan East
Orchestral Arrangement by Lendell Black & Chris Gero
Conducted by Lendell Black

Nathan East – Bass & Vocals
Jeff Babko – Piano
Michael Thompson – Guitar
Ricky Lawson – Drums
The Nashville Recording Orchestra

MOONDANCE
(FEAT. MICHAEL MCDONALD)
Van Morrison
WB Music Corp/ASCAP
Caledonia Soul Music/ACSAP
Arranged By Tom Scott

Michael McDonald – Vocals
Nathan East – Bass
Vinnie Colauita – Drums
Greg Phillinganes – Keyboards
Andrew Synoweic – Guitar
Tom Scott – Saxophone
Chuck Findley – Trumpet
Andy Martin – Trombone
Joel Peskin – Tenor & Baritone Saxophone
 

I CAN LET GO NOW
(FEAT. SARA BAREILLES)
Michael McDonald
Genevieve Music/ASCAP
Arranged and Conducted by Lendell Black

Sara Bareilles – Vocals
Nathan East – Bass
Jeff Babko – Piano
The Nashville Recording Orchestra

DAFT FUNK
(FEAT. MR. TALKBOX)
Michael Thompson/Nathan East
Cocoa-Butt Music/BMI
New East Music/ASCAP
Arranged By Michael Thompson, Nathan East & Chris Gero

Nathan East – Bass
Ricky Lawson – Drums
Michael Thompson – Guitar
Ray Parker, Jr. – Guitar
Jeff Babko – Piano, Keyboards
Tim Carmon – Hammond B3
Rafael Padilla – Percussion
Tom Scott – Saxophone
Byron “Mr. Talkbox” Chambers – (Talkbox) Vocals

Press play,
‘cause tonight we’re gonna celebrate, believe it
Just dance, let the music take your mind away,
It’s now or never baby so press play.


SEVENATE
Chuck Loeb
ChrisLiz Music Inc./ASCAP
Arranged by Chuck Loeb

Nathan East – Bass & Vocals
Carmen Cuesta – Vocals
Chuck Loeb – Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Solo
Michael Thompson – Electric Guitar
Jeff Babko – Piano
Ricky Lawson – Drums
Rafael Padilla – Percussion


CAN’T FIND MY WAY HOME
(Feat. Eric Clapton)  
Steve Winwood
Warner-Tamerlane/BMI
Arranged by Nathan East, Jeff Babko & Chris Gero

Nathan East – Bass & Vocals
Eric Clapton – Guitar
Michael Thompson – Guitar
Jeff Babko – Piano
Tim Carmon – Hammond B3
David Paich – Wurlitzer, Keyboards
Ricky Lawson – Drums
Rafael Padilla – Percussion
Debi Selby, Gale Mayes, Janice Gaines – Background Vocals

MOODSWING
Bob James
Bobary Bop Music/ASCAP
Arranged by Bob James

Nathan East – Upright Bass
Bob James – Piano
Sara Sant’Ambrogio – Cello
David Davidson – Violin
David Angell – Violin
Kris Wilkinson – Viola

OVERJOYED
Stevie Wonder
Black Bull Music/ASCAP
Arranged by Nathan East

Stevie Wonder – Harmonica
Nathan East – Bass
Greg Phillinganes – Keyboards
Paulinho da Costa – Percussion
Tim Carmon – Hammond B3
Jeff Babko – Keyboards
Michael Thompson – Guitar
Ricky Lawson – Drums
Rafael Padilla – Percussion

 YESTERDAY
(DUET WITH NOAH EAST)
Paul McCartney/John Lennon 
Sony/ATV
Arranged by Steve Hill

Nathan East – Upright Bass & Vocals
Noah East – Piano
 
MADIBA
Chris Gero/Nathan East
Stellarwerks/ASCAP
New East Music/ASCAP
Arranged by Chris Gero & Nathan East
Orchestration by Chris Gero & Lendell Black

Nathan East – Bass & Vocals
Jeff Babko – Piano (solo), Moog
Michael Thompson – Guitar
Tim Carmon – Rhodes, Hammond B3
David Paich – Hammond B3, Wurlitzer
Ricky Lawson – Drums
Rafael Padilla – Percussion
Chris Gero – Guitars
Debi Selby, Melodie Kirkpatrick, Shelly Justice, Ashley Guilbert, Jenn Helvering, Maureen Murphy, Cersle Keenan, Ricky Braddy, Andrew Thompson, Jacob Hubbard – Background Vocals

 

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL
Samuel A. Ward/Katharine Lee Bates
Arranged by Nathan East, Chris Gero & Lendell Black
Orchestrated & Conducted by Lendell Black

Nathan East – Bass
The Nashville Recording Orchestra
America Choir:
Debi Selby, Gale Mayes, Janice Gaines, Kim Mont, Jon Reddick, Ricky Braddy





NATHAN EAST WOULD LIKE TO THANK…

Michael McDonald, Sara Bareilles, Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, Kazumasa Oda, Tom Scott, Noah East, Bob James, Chuck Loeb, Carmen Cuesta, Ray Parker, Jr., and David Paich for blessing my first album beyond anything I could have ever imagined. You said “yes” and for that I am forever grateful. To the most amazing rhythm section: Jeff Babko, Michael Thompson, Tim Carmon, Rafael Padilla & the late great Ricky Lawson, thank you for your spirit, energy & God given talent. You are the fabric from which this album is woven, I could not have made it without you! Bryan Lenox, you are a genius! You blessed me sonically, thanks! Lendell Black, what an honor… your orchestral arrangements are from Heaven! Special thanks to Kelly Kiral, Elliot Eicheldinger, Amy Joy, Tara Eifert, Ken Dapron, Joann Tominaga, Yoshihiro Doi, Debbie Johnson, Suzanne & Walter Scott, Patricia & David Butler, Marcel East, Pat Metheny, Cedric Perrier, Michael Maroney, Len Korobkin, Byron “Mr. Talkbox” Chambers, Vinnie Colaiuta, Greg Phillinganes, Andrew Synoweic, Paulinho da Costa, Dave Koz, Moogie Canazio, Ken Freeman, Tom Keane, Bob ‘DIV’ Divney, Neal Spielberg, Steve Corbin & Friends at ADA, Shore Fire Media, Simon Climie, Alan Douglas, Megan Kuhlenschmidt, Sara Bachler, Dave Murray, Skye McIntyre, Sonny Abelardo, Rafael Becerra, Tomoaki Kinoshita, Koji Egawa, Itta Tsunoda, Taka Masatsugu, Kharen Hill, George Varga, Myke Brown, Chris Johnson, Tobias Weltzer, Peter Janis, Yamaha Corporation, ArtistWorks, Ocean Way Studios, The Nashville Recording Orchestra, House of Blues Studio, Hollywood Studio Rentals, Jason Belsky, the “God Squad”, and last but not least – your name here _________________________! Thank you to my producer, collaborator & friend Chris Gero for climbing the mountain with me. Your vision is truly remarkable and reflected here in the music. Virginia, Finn & Jack, thank you for letting me borrow Dad! Thanks to the INCREDIBLE Team at Yamaha Entertainment Group! You are the force behind the scenes doing all the heavy lifting! God bless you all! And finally, to my beloved wife Anita and children Sara & Noah, thanks for your undying love, support and inspiration. You are my heart & soul. With all my love, Daddy xo. Dedicated to the best parents anyone could ever wish for, Thomas and Gwendolyn East, I know you can hear this from Heaven.

CHRIS GERO WOULD LIKE TO THANK…
The many amazingly talented people, and disciplines that came together to make this project a reality especially: Lendell “Gator” Black, Dave Davidson & Co., Bryan Lenox, Tom Scott. The heart of the record: Michael Thompson, Jeff Babko, Rafael Padilla, Tim Carmon and Ricky Lawson. David Paich, Don Was, David Foster, Bob James, Chuck Loeb, Michael McDonald, Joel Hoffner, Greg Phillinganes, Sara Bareilles, Joann Tominaga, Moogie Canazio, Dave Koz, Kharen Hill, Eric Clapton, Simon Climie, Marcel East, Tom Keane, Kazamasu Oda, Ray Parker, Jr., Stevie Wonder, Yamaha Corporation of America: Tak Nakata, Hitoshi Fukutome, Tom Sumner, Brian Jemelian, York Tsurugaya, Melanie Spellens, Ken Dapron, Alan Macpherson, Dennis Webster, and all our friends at Yamaha Music Holdings Japan, Yamaha Entertainment Group staff, especially: Kelly Kiral, Elliott Eicheldinger, Amy Joy, Tara Eifert, Dave Murray, Skye McIntyre, Megan Kuhlenschmidt, Amber Edmundson, Mike Severson, Sara Bachler, Caleb Dirks, Spencer Glover, Joseph Spence, Pepper Meiler, Mikey Sabatella, Pete McGrain. Rob Finan, Bob Currie and everyone at Greenberg Traurig. Bob Divney, Neal Spielberg, Michael Campbell, David Orleans and everyone at Warner Bros. and ADA, everyone at Shore Fire Media, Gary and Shelly Belz, Max Moon at House of Blues Studios, the folks at Ocean Way LA and Nashville, Keith Everette Smith, Kaleb Bales, Joe Henderson, Brett Rogers, Bryce Salvatore. To Anita, Sarah and Noah…thank you for your amazing support and patience. To Virginia, Jack and Finn: Love is a word, music is its meaning, you are its heart. And finally to my brother and friend Nathan East: Thank you for your trust, patience, for waiting 30 years, and for the unadulterated trouncing in racquetball. I am humbled and honored for this remarkable experience and to share your genius with the world… GET ER DUN!

NATHAN EAST uses: Yamaha BBNE-2 Signature 5-String Bass, TRB 6-String Bass, SLB-200 Silent Bass, Radial Engineering Firefly Tube DI (Direct Box), TC Electronic Blacksmith Amplifier, Jim Dunlop Strings, j-phonic in-ears, Yamaha HPH-MT220 Head Phones

Sara Bareilles appears courtesy of Epic records
Eric Clapton appears courtesy of Polydor Records
Michael McDonald appears courtesy of Chonin Records
Stevie Wonder appears courtesy of Motown Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
Chuck Loeb and Carmen Cuesta appear courtesy of Tweety Records
Bob James appears courtesy of Tappan Zee Records
Byron Mr. Talkbox Chambers appears courtesy of A Talkbox Production

In memory of Ricky Lawson

Thursday, 12 June 2014 21:34

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Friday, Aug. 15, 2014                  


Nathan East Makes Grand Ole Opry Debut Performing With Vince Gill

 
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 15, 2014 — Nathan East, one of the world's most recorded bassists, makes his Grand Ole Opry debut on Saturday, Aug. 16 performing with Grand Ole Opry member and MCA Nashville recording artist Vince Gill. The pair are teaming up for a one-night only performance on the Opry stage, during the 8:45 – 9:15 p.m. Central time slot. See the lineup at www.opry.com.

“It’s a true honor to have an opportunity to play on the Opry stage for the first time,” East said. “Sharing the experience with my friend Vince Gill and all of the talented musicians in the Grand Ole Opry Band makes it even more special.”

East and Gill will perform “Can’t Find My Way Home,” a song East recorded with Eric Clapton for his self-titled debut solo album, out on Yamaha Entertainment Group. Written by Steve Winwood, the song was originally recorded by the rock band Blind Faith (Winwood, Clapton, Ginger Baker) in 1969.

East is no stranger to performing with some of Country's finest musicians and has recorded albums with Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers and Dan Seals. Recently, East sat in with Wynonna during one of her Los Angeles performances.

To date, East has also played bass on more than a dozen Eric Clapton albums, most recently The Breeze (An Appreciation of JJ Cale). He is also interviewed in Clapton’s new tour documentary, “Planes, Trains and Eric” set for release Nov. 4.  

“Nathan’s played on more than 2,000 records for hundreds of artists of all genres but this Opry performance is a first,” said Chris Gero, Yamaha Entertainment Group Founder & VP. “Thanks to Pete Fisher and the Grand Ole Opry for this special invitation.”

Artists on the evening's bill include Jim Ed Brown, Nathan East, Exile, Vince Gill, Andy Griggs, Aubrey Peeples, Kim Richey, Riders In The Sky, Jean Shepard, Connie Smith and Jimmy Wayne. The show starts at 7 p.m. Central. To purchase tickets to the Grand Ole Opry, visit www.opry.com.

The Opry can be heard on 650 WSM-AM, SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio and www.opry.com.

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ABOUT YAMAHA ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

Yamaha Entertainment Group of America is a boutique, one-stop shop, record label developed to be the champion of the musician with the backing power of the largest music manufacturer in the world. Yamaha Entertainment Group is branding, promotion, concert production, content development, product placement, tour support, piano logistics and artist relations, all rolled into one. Home to more than 3,600 talented artists, Yamaha Entertainment Group is responsible for the development and advancement of the Yamaha brand name through numerous artist related activities worldwide.


ABOUT THE GRAND OLE OPRY

The Grand Ole Opry® is presented by Humana®. Opry performances are held every Friday and Saturday of the year. To plan an Opry visit, call (800) SEE-OPRY or visit opry.com. The Opry presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville, Tenn. Celebrating 89 years of entertainment, the Opry can be heard on 650 WSM-AM, SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio and www.opry.com. The syndicated weekly program, America’s Opry Weekend, airs on country radio stations across America. The Grand Ole Opry is owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE: RHP). www.opry.com

 
ABOUT NATHAN EAST

Bassist Nathan East, a member of the world-renowned contemporary jazz quartet Fourplay, released his self-titled debut solo album March 25, 2014 on Yamaha Entertainment Group. Nathan East, produced by East and Yamaha Entertainment Group Founder & VP Chris Gero, features collaborations with Stevie Wonder ("Overjoyed"), Michael McDonald ("Moondance"), Sara Bareilles ("I Can Let Go Now"), Ray Parker Jr. ("Daft Funk"), Bob James and Chuck Loeb of Fourplay, David Paich of Toto and more. The album, No. 1 at SmoothJazz.com for an unprecedented 27 weeks, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Albums chart and contains the No. 1 hit, “Daft Funk” and the follow up single, “101 Eastbound,” currently at 21 on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Songs chart. East, who picked up the bass in high school and went on the road with Barry White at the age of 16, is one of the most recorded musicians in history and has played on songs recorded by George Harrison, Phil Collins, Quincy Jones, Lionel Richie, Daft Punk, Beyoncé, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand, Michael Bublé, Anita Baker and many more. East has also been a touring member of many bands including Clapton, Collins, Toto, Kenny Loggins, Al Jarreau, Herbie Hancock, David Foster and Elvis Presley. www.NathanEast.com

 
ABOUT VINCE GILL

One of the most popular singers in modern country music, Vince Gill has a love for country music, top-notch songwriting, and world class guitar playing, all wrapped in a warm tenor and a quick and easy wit. Gill achieved his big breakthrough with “When I Call Your Name,” which won the CMA Single of the Year award. Since then, he has won 17 more CMA honors, including Song of the Year four times – making him the most-awarded artist in that category in CMA history. Since 1990, Gill has received 20 GRAMMY Awards and has sold more than 26 million albums. The Academy of Country Music has handed Gill eight awards, including their prestigious “The Home Depot Humanitarian Award” and the 2011 “Career Achievement Award.” Gill was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007. He is also a member of the Grand Ole Opry. In August 2012, Gill was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He is a member of the four-time GRAMMY-nominated band The Time Jumpers. In 2013, Gill released his first duet record with legendary pedal steel guitar player and fellow Time Jumper Paul Franklin. Entitled Bakersfield, the record pays homage to two of Gill and Franklin’s musical heroes: Buck Owens and Merle Haggard. www.VinceGill.com  

 

For more information on NATHAN EAST, please contact

Yamaha Entertainment Group                      Shore Fire Media
Athena Patterson                                            718.522.7171
apatterson@yamaha.com                                  Elizabeth Lutz elutz@shorefire.com
615.599.0800 x 3317                                       Dani Frank dfrank@shorefire.com          
615.414.7637 CELL                                         Rebecca Shapiro rshapiro@shorefire.com

 

For more information on THE GRAND OLE OPRY, please contact

Schmidt Relations

Jessie Schmidt                                               Dixie Owen
jessie@schmidtpr.com                                      dixie@schmidtpr.com                                               
615.491.7988                                                  615.440.6171
 

For more information on VINCE GILL, please contact

Auerbach PR                                             Morris PR

Alison Auerbach                                              Erin Morris
alisonapr@aol.com                                          erin@morrispr.biz
615.269.6440                                                  615.952.9250
Tuesday, 29 January 2013 22:53

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THURS-FRI, OCT 2-3
NATHAN EAST w/ FOURPLAY
OAKLAND, CA
 
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SAT-SUN, OCT 4-5
NATHAN EAST w/ FOURPLAY
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
 
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SAT, OCT 18
NATHAN EAST w/ FOURPLAY
JAZZ SUPERCRUISE
 
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MON-TUES, NOV 10-11
NATHAN EAST
TOKYO, JP
 
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THURS, NOV 13
NATHAN EAST
TOKYO, JP
 
Friday, 25 January 2013 18:22

Publicity Services



Welcome to the official publicity database from the Yamaha 125th Anniversary Concert, featuring Elton John, Sarah McLachlan, Toto, Earth, Wind & Fire and many more.


Download the offficial press releases.

Yamaha 125th Anniversary Dealer Concert Starring Elton John to Be Streamed Live


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


Friday, 11 January 2013 22:35

Press


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

Coming Soon

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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.

Quotes:

"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.