June 20, 2011

Erasure: Tomorrow's World Tour Opening Night at The RITZ Ybor on August 31, 2011



Synthpop pioneers Erasure are back with Tomorrow’s World, the band’s first album in more than four years. The new album is out Fall 2011 and is produced by one of the UK dance scene’s most exciting new talents, Frankmusik, whose remixing credits include Lady Gaga, Pet Shop Boys, Ellie Goulding, and Far East Movement and whose solo album Complete Me debuted at number 13 in the UK Albums Chart. Tomorrow’s World was mixed by Rob Orton.

After Erasure’s triumphant return to the stage for Short Circuit presents Mute at the Roundhouse, London, a one-off performance which saw Vince Clarke perform with very special guests Alison Moyet and Feargal Sharkey, plus a performance at 2011’s Ultra Music festival, Erasure is bringing the new album to the U.S. for their first tour in five years! The 25-date US tour begins August 31st in Tampa at The RITZ Ybor, continues through September, and finishes in Seattle on October 6th. Tickets go on sale Friday June 24th at Ticketmaster, as well as TicketFly. Ticket presales, which will offer a chance to preorder the new album Tomorrow’s World, will start on Wednesday June 22nd.

Tomorrow’s World was written in New York, London, and at Vince Clarke’s cabin studio in Maine following a short break, which found Andy Bell recording and releasing his second solo album Non Stop, and Vince Clarke reuniting with former Yazoo partner Alison Moyet for a recent tour. It was recorded in Maine, London and Los Angeles between January and June 2011, with Vince using his vintage collection of analog synths for the final touch. The end result is a collection of electronic songs that sound totally contemporary and classic at the same time. All songs are written by Bell and Clarke.

From Lady Gaga to La Roux, the futurist, electronic sound Erasure championed is more relevant today than ever, and once again re-charging the global music scene. The award-winning duo of Vince Clarke and Andy Bell unleashed on the nation a succession of both influential and chart-topping pop anthems. Songs like “A Little Respect”, “Sometimes”, “Victim Of Love”, “Ship Of Fools”, “Chains Of Love”, “The Circus”, and “Breathe,” ensured a formidable presence on the singles charts complemented by five consecutive No 1 albums including “The Innocents”, “Wild!”, “Chorus” and the beginning of the worldwide Abba revival “Abba-esque”.

Tomorrow’s World is set for release on Mute in Fall 2011.

U.S Tour Dates:
(Opening Night) Wed. August 31st | Tampa, FL | The RITZ Ybor


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June 14, 2011

FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD! "Miss Me" by Andy Grammer

'Miss Me' by Andy Grammer

Each week, iTunes finds a track from an artist or a band they've been enjoying and bring it to you, for free, as their Single of the Week. Singer/songwriter Andy Grammer performs with a crowd-rocking ambition that's as rhythmic as it is effortless, drawing comparisons to John Legend, Maroon 5 and Jason Mraz. Grammer knocked it out on his first single, 'Keep Your Head Up.' On 'Miss Me,' Grammer goes for back-to-backs jacks with a breakup song tinted with schadenfreude: "You're gonna miss me when I'm gone. Some people were just born to do it" -- that's Andy Grammer. 'Miss' Me' appears on his self-titled album just in time for summer.

Don't miss Andy Grammer LIVE when he opens for Natasha Bedingfield at The RITZ Ybor on Thursday, July 14, 2011!

Check Andy Grammer out on iTunes: CLICK HERE

Updates on Mother's Finest concert & FL Quality Council event

The Mother's Finest concert scheduled for June 24, 2011 at The RITZ Ybor has been CANCELED due to non-payment of Artist by the show's promoter.

The Florida Quality Council event scheduled for June 16, 2011 at The RITZ Ybor has been POSTPONED and will be rescheduled to a TBD date.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

June 5, 2011

Florida Quality Council Announces Networking & Training on Mortgage Industry Fraud at The RITZ Ybor on June 16, 2011


At 6pm on Thursday, June 16, 2011 at The RITZ Ybor, The Florida Quality Council will offer training by distinguished speakers from the housing and mortgage industry and host a networking happy hour.

Registration is currently being accepted on line at www.floridaqualitycouncil.org or by calling Diana Cessna at (813) 957-4237 and is $50 per person.

Homeowners, industry professionals and topical experts have a forum to network and share information critical to finding the right solutions to our housing and mortgage issues. The agenda for this event currently includes the following speakers:
  • Matthew Weidner, leading Foreclosure Defense Attorney sharing his experiences and expertise about Foreclosure Fraud in the Florida courts
  • Cindi Dixon, CEO of MELA Capital Group speaking about mortgage fraud investigation
  • Becky Walczyk, President of Florida Quality Council giving her interesting and detailed presentation about mortgage securitization that makes this often complicated topic clear
  • Diana Cessna, Former Banker and current Florida Realtor with Charles Rutenberg Realty, speaking about short sale fraud and foreclosure rescue schemes learned from the front lines of the housing crisis
In addition to this panel, we will have a consumer voice segement where consumers will make brief statements about their experiences. Any consumer interested in speaking should contact Diana Cessna prior to the meeting.

This is an opportunity to be part of the solution to make Florida a better place. Attendees will get updates on fraud, banking regulations, foreclosure and all mortgage related issues. Top Attorneys, compliance specialists, fraud investigators and realty experts will be available to provide the right answers to the many questions about our current market.

The Florida Quality Council is a statewide not-for-profit. The Council is a voice for quality and awareness of fraud in the mortgage profession. It advocates fairness to all lenders, support vendors and homeowners, promoting best practice and providing exceptional service to its members. Part of the mission, through these types of events, is to provide professional growth opportunities, interpret regulations and offer professional practice guidelines.

For questions or more information in the Tampa Bay Area, please contact Diana Cessna at (813) 957-4237 or e-mail dianacessna@gmail.com.