The New Mastersounds Release New Single “Kings & Queens” Featuring Lamar Williams Jr. [Listen]

first_imgRecently, funk-rock quartet The New Mastersounds announced their forthcoming studio album, Shake It, set to arrive on September 13th via Color Red. The studio album will follow the 2018 releases of Renewable Energy and The Nashville Session 2, and marks the band’s first full-length release through guitarist Eddie Roberts‘ Color Red label.On Friday, The New Mastersounds—comprised of Eddie Roberts (guitar), Simon Allen (drums), Pete Shand (bass guitar), and Joe Tatton (organ/piano)—released their latest single, “Kings & Queens”, featuring vocalist Lamar Williams Jr. Williams, son of former Allman Brothers Band bassist Lamar Williams, is no stranger to The New Mastersounds, as they previously collaborated on a track, “Trouble”,  with John Macy and Thievery Corporation drummer Jeff Franca shared back in December.Simon Allen shared his thoughts on the new release. He explained,This song started out as a bouncy drum groove, which inspired the bass line, which inspired a riff, a chord progression and shortly afterward, the lyrics and the horn lines. It all came together in the studio surprisingly quickly from a little iPhone demo recording. The creative collaboration that led to this track was a joy to be a part of. Developing the lyrics and phrases with Lamar really opened my ears. The end result is a funky, punchy, feel-good, 3-minute love song with killer horn lines and a smoking guitar solo!Listen to The New Mastersounds’s new single “Kings & Queens” featuring Lamar Williams Jr. below:The New Mastersounds ft. Lamar Williams Jr. – “Kings & Queens”[Audio: Color Red]In celebration of the band’s 20th anniversary, The New Mastersounds will continue touring with their next scheduled appearance at this year’s High Sierra Music Festival. From there, the band will continue on with shows in California, Virginia, and Pennsylvania throughout the first half of July. They’ll return to the U.S. come fall for another run of shows set to begin on September 26th in Atlanta and continue until October 19th in St Louis.See below for a full list of The New Mastersounds’ upcoming tour dates. For ticketing and more information, head to The New Mastersounds’ website.The New Mastersounds 2019 Tour Dates:7/4 & 7/5 – Quincy, CA – High Sierra Music Festival7/6 & 7/7 – Mill Valley, CA – Sweetwater Music Hall7/9 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry7/10 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre7/11 – Washington, DC – Union Stage7/12 – New York, NY – Rock Off Concert Cruise7/13 – Ardmore, PA – Ardmore Music Hall9/13 – London, UK – Jazz Cafe9/20 – Leeds, UK – The Wardrobe9/26 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West9/27 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Pour House9/29 – Asheville, NC – Isis Music Hall10/2 – Bend, OR – Domino Room10/3 & 10/4 – Seattle, WA – Nectar Lounge10/5 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom10/10 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre10/11 & 10/12 – Denver, CO – Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom10/17 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge10/19 – St. Louis, MO – Atomic Cowboy PavilionView Tour Dateslast_img read more


Arabs like Caribbean citizenship deals

first_img Share Share NewsRegional Arabs like Caribbean citizenship deals by: – December 20, 2012 Share Sharing is caring!center_img 26 Views   no discussions Tweet Economic citizenship programmes in Dominica and St Kitts and Nevis make them among fastest growing immigration destinations for United Arab Emirates residents.BASSETERRE, St Kitts and Nevis, Thursday December 20, 2012 – St Kitts and Nevis, followed by Dominica and then Bulgaria, are the fastest emerging popular immigration destinations for residents of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to an expert in the field. The UAE is an Arab country in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf and has the seventh largest oil reserve in the world.“The increase is tremendous,” online newspaper Emirates 24/7 quoted Pej Mohyedddin an immigration consultant at Bayat Legal Services as saying.Bayat Legal Servces is a Business and Immigration Law firm in the UAE.According to the newspaper the benefits of becoming a resident of these countries are great: “There are good chances of obtaining citizenship, visa-free travel options to many countries and a fairly easy application process, with relatively little requirement from applicants,” it said.But according to the newspaper, the program is not for everyone; only for investors. “These programs are designed for high-net worth investors whose priority is not to migrate but get citizenship or second passports,” Sohail Saleem, general manager of Premiers Consultancy in the UAE told Emirates 24/7.Access to citizenship in St Kitts and Nevis can reportedly be gained through a minimum non-refundable donation of US$250,000 to the Sugar Industry Diversification Fund (SIDF) (plus US$7,500 due diligence and government fees), and an applicant can gain citizenship and a passport within as little as three to five months. A second option is investment in real estate, where the single applicant purchases a property with a minimum value of US$400,000 in addition to a non-refundable minimum donation of US$50,000 to the government. “This passport guarantees visa-free travel to over 130 countries including the United Kingdom, Schengen countries and Canada. There are no language requirements and the applicant does not need to show up for an interview. He does not need to visit the country at any point,” explained Pej.On the other hand, it was reported that applicants for Dominican citizenship need to speak English and are required to travel to the island for an interview at least once. “If the family of the immigrant is involved, a second visit is required. The citizenship and passport processing will take 5-9 months, and visa-free travel to 70 countries is guaranteed,” it said.“This investment is non-refundable and requires a minimum of US$100,000 plus government fees and due diligence for a single applicant,” explained Pej to Emirates 24/7.However, Sohail suggested that with the recent announcement of the European Commission to grant visa-free travel to the Schengen area to Dominican passport holders that immigration to Dominica will soon start to gain in popularity.It was estimated that in 2012 alone an approximate 1500 people have applied for the investment program in St. Kitts and Nevis and 500 for Dominica, worldwide. Although no official numbers were given, the number of passports issued by St. Kitts and Nevis must be over 2000, suggested Pej. For the three countries together Premiers Consultancy said that it had submitted 204 clients’ cases in 2012. “A 115 are already processed, with only 4 rejections based on non-compliance with security/background clearance criteria. 89 applications are still in process and the security clearance stage was passed successfully by all, hence all these cases will get through in due time,” commented Sohail. Caribbean 360last_img read more


NRL chief executive Greenberg resigns amid shutdown fallout

first_img First Published: 20th April, 2020 14:20 IST LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 20th April, 2020 14:20 IST NRL Chief Executive Greenberg Resigns Amid Shutdown Fallout Todd Greenberg has resigned as chief executive of Australia’s National Rugby League, days after the governing body was attacked for wasteful spending by its main broadcast partner. FOLLOW UScenter_img Written By COMMENT Todd Greenberg has resigned as chief executive of Australia’s National Rugby League, days after the governing body was attacked for wasteful spending by its main broadcast partner.The NRL is in a battle for survival amid the coronavirus pandemic, desperately trying to find a way to restart its 2020 season.The head of broadcaster Channel Nine recently accused NRL management of wasting hundreds of millions of dollars it had paid in broadcast rights, which should have been shared among clubs. Nine head Hugh Marks blamed a “bloated head office” for denying clubs the funding they need to negotiation the current shutdown of the league.In a statement Monday Greenberg said he was resigning by mutal agreement, after “reflecting on the needs of the game.”“It has been my great honor and privilege to be the CEO of the NRL for the last four years,” Greenberg said. “Despite the variety of challenges and pressures I have loved every single minute of the journey.”Greenberg was recently excluded from discussions with Channel Nine about the way forward for the NRL during the virus shutdown.“Rugby league restarting is one of those things we need to make sure happens as part of getting through this and getting out the other side into a recovery,” Marks told radio station 2GB. “Those discussions are ongoing.” Associated Press Television News last_img read more