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T Revs finalize plans for new CD as Lani Ford heads back to L.A.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NEW YORK CITY (October 13, 2012) – LANI FORD RETURNS TO L.A. AFTER THE REVOLUTIONARIES GO UNDERGROUND.

Lani Ford of Kicking and Screaming Music will return to California to play the Los Angeles Women in Music Showcase November 14, 2012. In 2011, after the end of her hard rock trio STARK, Lani Ford started the Gypsy Cowpunk group Tania & The Revolutionaries, including Ford on vocals, guitar and sometimes mandolin, Laura Sativa on flute and percussion and Tony Mann on percussion and drums. The band has been hard at work finishing up a new EP before Laura and Tony (aka Yolanda and Teko) move to Nicaragua to prepare for the band’s tour in Central America in 2013. The EP is due to be available before the end of the year. Their final U.S. show until the spring will be October 20th at Otto’s Shrunken Head in NYC for the bar’s 10th Anniversary Party. In the meantime, Ford who recently studied with Renee Grant-Williams in Nashville after winning the Fallen Legends Tribute Songwriting Contest with her song “Hey Amy” written about Amy Winehouse, will return to L.A. for a repeat solo acoustic performance at the Los Angeles Women in Music Showcase November 14th, 2012. “Established in 1986, LAWIM is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) Public Benefit Corporation dedicated to fostering equal opportunity for women and men in the music industry and to promoting the advancement of women through empowerment, support, education, encouragement and recognition of their achievements. The goals and activities of Los Angeles Women in Music are founded on the belief that women and men working together in mutual respect, sharing abilities and expertise, will strengthen the music business and the music that is at its heart. At the same time, we recognize the unique and valuable contributions of women and advocate a musical world where these contributions are acknowledged and talents are nurtured. As such, we provide forums and opportunities for emerging talents; pay tribute to women who have made distinctive and/or significant contributions to our musical culture; recognize those who have contributed to the betterment of women in music; provide educational programs and events at large; and give rise to social and civic issues in our local community through musical endeavors.” www.lawim.com Lani is also diligently working on a solo record for release after the beginning of 2013 when she will receive her 8th ASCAP Plus Award: “the ASCAP Plus Awards program provides cash and recognition to writers who create music with a value beyond the scope of performance surveys.” www.ascap.com www.laniford.com www.reverbnation.com/taniasrevolutionaries www.facebook.com/taniasrevolutionaries www.myspace.com/taniasrevolutionaries www.cdbaby.com/artist/taniatherevolutionaries www.reverbnation.com/laniford

Lani Ford wins song contest and T Revs appear on the Sissy Gamache Show

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NEW YORK CITY (August 1, 2012) – LANI FORD WINS SONGWRITING CONTEST AND APPEARS ON SISSY GAMACHE SHOW

Lani Ford of Kicking and Screaming Music will appear on The Sissy Gamache Show on Manhattan Channel 56 in New York City. Lani Ford has been writing fiercely since the break-up of her rock trio STARK in 2011. In the process she started the new Gypsy Americana group Tania & The Revolutionaries, including Ford on vocals, guitar and sometimes mandolin, Laura Sativa on flute and percussion and Tony Mann on percussion and drums.

The band will join Ford on the Sissy Gamache show on Channel 56 on Manhattan Cable in NYC Friday August 17th at 7:30pm. On the half hour show, Sissy will interview Ford and talk about her 11 year career on New York’s 95-5 WPLJ-FM as well as have the band play a few songs.

The band has traveled to Nashville and Nicaragua in the past year to play gigs like the Independent Songwriter’s Festival and the Pitaya Fest. Ford has also traveled to the UK and L.A. to play gigs and meet other songwriters. She is currently working on recordings with The Revolutionaries and as a solo artist with Freddie Katz in NYC and Steve Goodie at Pitch Perfect and Nashville Demo Studios in Nashville. On the anniversary of the death of Amy Winehouse, July 23rd, Ford discovered she had won the Fallen Legends Tribute Songwriting Contest for a chance to study with My Voice Studio owner Renee-Grant Williams in Nashville. Ford won the contest with her song “Hey Amy”, a tribute to Amy Winehouse.

In the meantime, Lani Ford and Kicking and Screaming Music is re-vamping the business and website for more presence in the songwriting/performing/radio/tv/acting world.

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Tania & The Revolutionaries are on the loose again!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NEW YORK CITY (May 15, 2012) – LANI FORD’S ACOUSTIC PROJECT TANIA & The REVOLUTIONARIES RETURN TO NASHVILLE

Lani Ford started the group Tania & The Revolutionaries in 2011 and so far the band has traveled to Nicaragua twice and now returns to Tennessee for the Nashville Songwriters Festival June 1-3, 2012. Lani Ford started Tania after recording demos that became a limited release CD called The Final Blow in 2011. After the release a year ago, the band started playing around NYC and traveled to Virginia and Nashville in June 2011. The “renegade acoustic” band started with 6-7 members and is now at a comfortable 3, including Ford on vocals, guitar and sometimes mandolin, Laura Sativa on flute and percussion and Tony Mann on percussion and drums.

While in Nashville, The Revs will play all three days of the festival, starting Friday June 1st at The Best Western on Music Row. Saturday afternoon June 2nd, they’ll play Red Rooster and Sunday the 3rd, they’ll appear on the patio at Dan McGuinness. The band will also be in the studio and you can catch 2/3 of the group (Laura and Lani) playing at Douglas Corner and Bobby’s Idle Hour where they’ll be joined by Sara Bolton on backing vocals on their new most popular song “Cold Dead Cupid”.

In keeping with the Patty Hearst idea behind the band, Lani has been posting “communiqué” style blogs and videos while on the road. Her article on the last trip to Nicaragua was featured in the Spring 2012 New York Waste.

Tania & The Revolutionaries have also been writing new songs and Lani has been recording demos with Steve Goodie in Nashville and the band just started recording new material with Freddie Katz in New York City. They plan to release an EP of new “goth Americana” songs by the fall of 2012.

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Thursday May 31st —Bobby’s Idle Hour, Nashville—9:30 pm Friday June 1st—Best Western Music Row, Nashville—8:15 pm Saturday June 2nd—Red Rooster, Nashville—2 pm Sunday June 3rd—Dan McGuinness—5:15 pm Tuesday June 5th—Douglas Corner—9 pm

T & The Revs return from Nicaragua!

In true revolutionary style, Lani, Laura and Tony stormed into Nicaragua and strong-armed our way into 4 fun and surprising gigs, including the 4th annual Pataya Festival. Thanks so much to the folks at Black Whale, Bambu Beach, Big Wave Dave's and the Pataya Fest. And a very special thanks to James (the rock star of San Juan Del Sur) and his bandmates for helping us pull it all off. Also thanks to Ron for all his roadie help and Brandon and Margo for being our awesome fan club. Keep posted for more renegade acoustic adventures from Tania & The Revolutionaries!

Tania rises

Tania and the Revolutionaries are regrouping to start our next mission