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 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact:

Greenroom Brooklyn

info@greenroombrookyn.com

Ph: 646.820.1555

Ph: 340.227.3768

 

NEW YORK, NY, Saturday, February 16, 2013 - Bringing together some of the best musicians, artists, and aerialists in New York City, Johnny Arco is launching his self-titled debut EP with an explosive event showcasing world-class dancers, musicians, and circus performers alongside sculptural, visual, and cinematic artworks in an exciting immersive experience.

 

This EP Release was made possible in part thanks to a successfully funded Kickstarter that raised $3,000 in three weeks, along with donated studio time from The End, a recording studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. "First and foremost he had some great tunes," says Brian Crowe of The End. "When our engineer came to me with the project, standing behind his talent, we were more than happy to support." The EP includes four original tracks and is available for purchase from the artist's website in USB format and as a digital download.

 

Taking DIY to the sky, the EP Release Party is also a film shoot building footage for the music video to “This Is Going To Kill Me”, the first track on the EP, which was featured on BBC this past December on a segment interviewing aerialist Seanna Sharpe on the art of the death-defying stunt.

 

Seanna Sharpe will be producing, directing and performing as a featured soloist in the music video and the live performance, accompanied by a string orchestra, choir, rock band and aerial dance company, Aeon Aerial Arts. The music video and live act will be showcased at South by Southwest in Austin, TX this March.

 

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For more information or to request a press pass, contact Greenroom Brooklyn info@greenroombrooklyn.com / 340-227-3768 (text preferred) TICKETS ($10-50) :http://johnnyarco.brownpapertickets.com/ INFO : www.johnnyarco.com /www.seannasharpe.com



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"Johnny Arco, playing a small quirky coffee shop in Austin TX during SXSW 2013 played his set to an audience that, without having to stand up, could snatch the violin right out of his ridiculously fast hands. Hiring session musicians and carrying only a backpack and his violin over his shoulder, he performed his original music which was written to suit his distinguished classical/rock hybrid violin playing to a mesmerized crowd. In addition to his musicianship we were impressed with his confidence and the way he looked right into and through our eyes while performing his well crafted songs. Johnny has some inspiring words for musicians who need the how-to and inspiration to publish their music and take their music on the road. He’s a smart guy who lives a half molecule ahead of the music industry’s cutting edge and has the determination of gravity and time. We listen to the 911 call that preceded his arrest in Atlanta and he talks about his reform plan for arts and education."  The JimmyFro Show Podcast, Ep 53 Johnny Arco

"A traveling New York violinist spends five days in jail after being arrested following an impromptu performance in an Atlanta MARTA station."  Devin Fehely, USA Today

"My dear Mr. Ito, Thank you for holding such an insane event, so that poor, sturdy New England farm stock such as ourselves could sample the full extent of Brooklyn-based, creative deviltry. Good lord. This is something I expect that I'll never forget, as long as I live. The end of the show, with "Gone," and "This is Going to Kill Me," and the aerialists... filled up all the senses. To rock out there, drinking beer with my heir, watching you, Jeff and Bob doing your thing... what really could be better for me? Well, nothing! Thank you. It's a wiggly world, and you are wiggling right along with it. Warm regards, and good luck at SXSW, Rob P.S. No snake? P.P.S. Please buy the guitar player a sandwich. P.P.P.S. I never got to meet Seanna. I didn't want to break her concentration, as I'm sure you can understand. Very hard floor."  Rob Hayes, VP of Public Information, Berklee College of Music


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