Stay tuned for more information coming soon regarding CAMERA SOUL's third studio album, the powerful "DRESS CODE". http://www.camerasoul.eu.
Saturday, May 3, 2014
ROME – Camera Soul was born and raised within just the past two years. In 2011, Pippo and Piero Lombardo, better known collectively as the acclaimed Lombardo Brothers, (and already known as the songwriting/production engine behind Marchio Bossa (Bossa Brand)), decided to try their hand at a new genre, different from their much-beloved writing style in jazz and bossa(nova), to that of “soul-funk.”
Their first album, "Words Don’t Speak" (written with former lead vocalist Serena Brancale) immediately aroused interest from critics and was reviewed in the States as an interesting reworking of the legendary soul funk groups of the '80s such as Earth Wind and Fire, Kool and Gang, and solo acts like S(tevie) Wonder and Al Jarreau.
Fortunately, today's social networks and online distribution of music have allowed emerging artists to attain good global visibility. Using these networking skills, the band attracted the interest of an American partnership and in association with their label, Azzurra Music Verona.
CAMERA SOUL has achieved great things in the second album in the production supported by Marco Rossi of Azzurra Music and Kathryn Ballard Shut of TIMKAT Entertainment in the writing and promotion of "NOT FOR ORDINARY PEOPLE" with the following results:
• Charted at #2 on the UK Soul Chart in October 2013, second only to the aforementioned Earth, Wind, and Fire (insurmountable) with remaining in the Top 30 for over three months
• Reviews in all relevant and international Soul-Funk journals
• Submission to 11 categories for the Grammy Awards including best production, best song, best single, composition and arrangement: the band has not received any nominations but is ready to try again with the next album
• Winning the prestigious Akademia Award in August 2013 for the single “My Heart” (Best Funk / Fusion / Jam Song)
• Frequent programming on The Paul Miller Soul Show on BBC Radio as well as numerous independent radio show theme including the award-winning Solar Radio (UK), Jazzy Soul Radio (AUS) and Soul City Radio (USA)
• Interviewed on major British and U.S. networks including Jazz & Blues TV (UK), Coffee Talk Jazz (USA) and The Jazz Network (USA).
• The album was rated in the Top 10 "Best of 2013" by several radio shows in the UK as BBC Radio's "The Paul Miller Soul Show," Roger Williams' "Soulsorts"; "The Mike Howard Sunday Show", "Innagrooves with DJ Niceness," Geoff Allman's "Soul Kandi" and many others.
• The group has since built a LIVE SHOW and in the light of this, there have been a few changes regarding the band’s roster. A tough selection has meant that Pippo Lombardo and Piero has chosen Maria Enrica Lotesoriere (lead-vocals) and Fabio Delle Foglie (drums) to replace Serena Brancale and Mimmo Campanale (in other projects).
This is the latest roster that begins to fill their schedules and is already reaping the deserved acclaim:
MARIA ENRICA LOTESORIERE lead-vocal PIPPO LOMBARDO keyboards BEPPE SEQUESTRO bass FABIO DELLE FOGLIE drums LIVIANA FERRI percussion
Original posting in Italian: http://cinquewnews.blogspot.it/2014/05/soul-funk-raffinato-e-di-qualita-con.html
2013 was the beginning of a great time for Camera Soul, as follows:
Not For Ordinary People spent a fantastic 15 weeks in the Top 30 UK Soul Chart (Aug - Dec 2013), peaking at #2 in October and holding that spot for two weeks, just behind supergroup Earth, Wind & Fire!
Winner: Akademia Award (Aug 2013) for single "My Heart" (Best Funk/Fusion/Jam Song)
Interviewed and featured on premiere jazz networks & radio: Jazz&Blues TV (UK), Coffee Talk Jazz (USA) and The Jazz Network (USA).
Appeared on the First Round ballot in 11 categories to the 56th Annual Grammy Awards for performance, production, jazz solos, composing, and arranging.
Loved on BBC Radio's "The Paul Miller Soul Show" as well as rotation on numerous independent stations such as the award-winning Solar Radio (UK), Jazzy Soul Radio (AUS), Soul City Radio (USA) and more. Ranked as Top 10 "Best of 2013" on several top UK radio shows, such as BBC Radio's "The Paul Miller Soul Show", Roger Williams' 'Soulsorts'; 'The Mike Howard Sunday Show', "Innagrooves with DJ Niceness", Geoff Allman's 'Soul Kandi' and more.
Group is now listed on the Soul Train Power 20 site, SoulTracks.com.
Camera Soul has kicked off a mini-tour of Italy with plans to perform on a wider stage pending fan demand; information in most recent press release at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/01/prweb11466519.htm.
On to bigger and best in 2014! THANK YOU radio, fans, fellow artists, and supporters of all stripes for Camera Soul!
Proud to announce that Camera Soul's new single, "My Heart", beat out hundreds of submissions and took home the August 2013 AKADEMIA AWARD for Best Funk / Fusion / Jam Song! Way to go, Cam Soul!!
See the award at http://www.theakademia.com/funk_fusion_jam_best_song_august_2013_awards!
On August 2, TIMKAT Entertainment submitted Camera Soul for nomination consideration in 12 categories in 4 Fields (Performance, Production, Songwriting, and General) for their stunning sophomore release, "Not For Ordinary People"!
Purchase the album for only $10 (digital download) at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/camerasoul3.
We wish Camera Soul the very best of luck during this balloting and voting season and hope that The Recording Academy recognizes the amazing sound of the album!
Enjoy new Camera Soul music on the following podcasts! Each premiered live from independent DJs on Sundays and Wednesdays on HOT FM Smooth Grooves (http://www.hot-fm.co.uk), Tuesdays on EP/Albums Tracking with DJ Niceness (http://www.indie-music-network.com), and Thursdays on http://www.TropicalFm.com in July 2013).
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EP/ALBUMS TRACKING with DJ Niceness on Indie Music Network: Camera Soul - "Nobody Else" (July 23, 2013)
* * * SOULVATION Radio Show #69 (July 26, 2013):
"Not For Ordinary People" plays at 98:58.
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SOUL KANDI (July 17, 2013) featuring DJ Geoff Allman:
AND AGAIN the following week ...
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SOUL SORTS featuring Roger Williams, July 21, 2013 - 4 cuts!) http://soulsorts.podomatic.com/entry/2013-07-28T09_34_21-07_00
AND AGAIN the following week ...
SOUL SORTS (July 29, 2013 - 3 cuts!) http://soulsorts.podomatic.com/entry/2013-07-21T07_17_22-07_00
Our thanks to HOT FM and TropicalFM.com for falling in love and playing the amazing music of Camera Soul throughout the month of July!
Thanks everyone for becoming fans of the powerful jazz-funk vibe from CAMERA SOUL! We the songwriters are already at work on coming up with creative new tunes for the third album, but would like to remind you that without your financial support, future music will not be possible.
Please visit any of our download sites to own music from Camera Soul's "Not For Ordinary People" and the debut album, "Words Don't Speak"
Music is also available worldwide on iTunes, Amazon, or any major digital download site.
Follow us on Twitter @Camera__Soul and @timkatent.
Should you wish to give in a bigger way, we also offer a crowdfunding initiative at http://www.gofundme.com/3nlrdw.
Thanks again for your love and support!
Best always, Kathryn Ballard Shut /shoot/ Songwriter, Lyricist CAMERA SOUL TIMKAT Entertainment LLC Denver, CO, USA
Dear Camera Soul Fans:
CAMERA SOUL's brand new, super funky, and very powerful new album, NOT FOR ORDINARY PEOPLE NOW AVAILABLE at the following outlets for your listening and purchasing pleasure!
Camera Soul Website (Europe) - CD and Digital: http://www.camerasoul.eu
iTunes Italy (Digital Only) Apple mp4: https://itunes.apple.com/it/album/not-for-ordinary-people/id672128022
CDBABY (Americas, Worldwide) (Limited CD and Digital) http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/camerasoul3
BANDCAMP (Americas, Worldwide): (Digital Only) http://timkatent.bandcamp.com/
We look forward to your comments! If you are an Android user, you may also want to download our very cool and FREE mobile jukebox at http://www.reverbnation.com/camsoul/app!
-- SUPPORT CAMERA SOUL's rise to the top!
Twitter: @Camera__Soul (two underscores) - @AzzurraMusic -- @timkatent -- @PieroLombardo
Europe Website: http://www.camerasoul.eu
American Website: http://www.timkatent.net
Camera Soul's sophomore release, "Not For Ordinary People" is slated for June 2013, and according to composer Piero Lombardo is "very, very strong" and destined to make jazz-funk fans "leap out of their seats!"
The album will be placed for worldwide sale on CDBABY and all major digital download sites such as iTunes (US/Europe), Amazon, eMusic, Rhapsody, and more. Until then, enjoy free selections from the group's debut, "Words Don't Speak."
Keep it here or on our mobile app http://www.reverbnation.com/camsoul/app to stay hip!