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“For Immediate Release:A limited edition compilation CD featuring tracks from Steve Gardiner, Alan Frew of Glass Tiger fame, new wave legends The Spoons, Tarmac Adam featuring onetime Crowded House members Nick Seymour and the late Paul Hester, Toronto’s Bill Wood and the Woodies (formerly of Eye Eye), Carla Olsen (see collaborations with Gene Clark of the Byrds and onetime Rolling Stone Mick Taylor) and others is cornerstone to a multi-pronged East Coast fundraising effort supporting mental illness care. Only 100 copies of Music is Freedom: Songs for MindCare Volume One will be sold at $20 a pop to benefit MindCare, “New Brunswick’s only Foundation for mental health” which promotes mental wellness through research and education funding, assisting “those living with all types of mental illness,” according to its website. To order, send ane-transfer to MAScreate@aol.com with the password musicisfreedom. $20.00 each plus shipping (3.00 in Canada, 5.00 overseas). Get it while y”

“Press Release! We will be announcing our official record release party for "Absence Makes The Heart Beat Faster" at the end of January 2013. The band is heating up the live show, and will be performing a warm up gig at the Brass Monkey on February 17, 2013. Come and support a great cause and help Steve celebrate his birthday.”

“From Kanata, Steve Gardiner’s Absence Makes the Heart Beat Faster, is a very good modern rock album made even more interesting by just a touch of 80s influence, with a couple of movement-inspiring club mixes added on at the end.”

“The Ottawa musician is releasing his third full-length solo album. The record features 12 rock tracks with two bonus club mixes thrown in for good measure. “I’m just so excited about it; it’s been a while since my last release,” said Gardiner. “There was a big stretch where I didn’t put anything out … I went through a lot of personal changes in those years. “I had done so much for so long … I just kind of stopped doing it for awhile.” Gardiner, who was a member of the bands In and Out and Thermocline, started tinkering around at his home recording studio again after helping another Ottawa band with a demo. “Like any musician, it flows through your blood,” he said. “I kind of really got back into it again … I started writing some songs and it just started taking shape.” Gardiner spent the next two and a half years writing, recording and producing the tracks with his band – which includes Andrew Lamarche on drums, Dan Joseph”

“NEW CD: Proud pop Syd Gardiner dropped off son Steve’s latest CD “Absence Makes The Heart Beat Faster”. It is the Ottawa musician’s fourth CD and is on the Magic 100 play list. If you like the Beetles and Elton John, you’ll appreciate the younger Gardiner’s music.”

“ Launch of Canadian Rock Sensation Steve Gardiner’s New CD: Sonic Leveling On January 14, the Quadra team was at Ottawa’s venerable temple of rock, Barrymore’s, to help launch Sonic Leveling, the latest CD by Ontario music star Steve Gardiner. Surrounded by a legion of fans, friends and special guests, this hard rock stalwart and his band “blew the roof off the joint” in a 90-minute performance that had the crowd calling for more. Gardiner, formerly with the group In and Out, won many new fans that night, who responded to his talent and his electrifying stage presence by dancing into the wee hours of the morning. For more information on this powerful singer, visit Steve Gardiner’s website at: www.stevegardiner.com.”

“For those not familiar with your music introduce yourself. Well, I'm a recording artist from Ottawa, and I play a sort of Alternative Pop Rock, I guess....well it's more straight ahead rock. I always find it so hard to describe my own music.”