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MIDNIGHT RED SET FOR THE TODAY SHOW ON MARCH 10TH

Source: Webster PR

NEW YORK, NY (March 3, 2014) – America’s Boy Band, MIDNIGHT RΞD, will be bringing the redheads back to The Today Show on March 10th just as they wrap up their tour dates with Austin Mahone.  Anthony, Thomas, Colton, Eric and Joey will be reuniting with their honorary redheads, Kathie Lee and Hoda, for a performance during the fourth hour.

“Being invited back on the Today Show is something we are really excited about. This time we get to show Kathie Lee and Hoda our sick dance moves,” says Eric Secharia.

The boy band made their last appearance in October being introduced as Elvis Duran’s Artist of the Month and performed an acoustic version of their hit single, “Take Me Home.” Their fans traveled from all over the U.S. to witness the performance in Time Square by greeting them with wigs, signs and even staying over the night to have the best seat in the house. Kathie Lee and Hoda were crowned with two personal red wigs to match the MNR fans who are dubbed as the Redheads.  After the show, the fans traded their red wigs for red sauce as they were treated with a pizza party and a free performance byMidnight Red to show their appreciation.

Midnight Red will be back on tour starting April 8 with The Wanted.

About MIDNIGHT RΞD:
United by their intensely pure talent and passion for music of all kinds, MidnightRed’s members hail from all over the U.S.  As the second signing to the partnership between Grammy Award-winning producer/songwriter RedOne’s 2101 Records and Capitol Music Group, Midnight Red is now teaming up with RedOne (Lady Gaga, U2, J.Lo, Pitbull) to create a debut EP that showcases their powerhouse vocals and harnesses the combustible energy of their live show.

Near-lifelong singers and dancers hailing from wildly different backgrounds,Midnight Red saw its inception when Anthony and Eric met through their mutual vocal coach. A star dancer for Monsters of HipHop, Anthony had tried out as a backup dancer for Janet Jackson at age 12, then made it to the final round of auditions only to find he was too young to go on tour. After Anthony connected with Eric (through a vocal coach), the two reached out to Thomas, who soon relocated to L.A. from his rural Texas hometown to join the group. A self-described music obsessive “raised by MTV,” Thomas devoted his high school years to scouting out any opportunity to sing onstage, and had crossed paths with Eric through a singing competition when he was 15. Next, the group tracked down Colton after stumbling across a YouTube video of the aspiring singer/school-chorus star covering Jesse McCartney’s “Leavin.’” To round out the lineup, Midnight Red’s then-manager tapped Joey, another aspiring singer who was attending California State University, Northridge (and whose singer/songwriter father, Joey Diggs Sr., had recorded vocals with the likes of Smokey Robinson, Whitney Houston, and Rod Stewart).

CATCH MIDNIGHT RΞD IN A TOWN NEAR YOU:
MTV / Austin Mahone Tour
3/04 – Silver Springs, MD – Fillmore
3/05 – NYC – Hammerstein Ballroom
3/06 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
3/07 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
3/09 – Pittsburg, PA – Stage AE

The Wanted Tour
4/08 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
4/09 – Washington, DC – The Fillmore
4/11 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
4/12 – Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theatre
4/14 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
4/15 – Montreal, QU – Metropolis
4/17 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
4/18 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
4/19 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
4/21 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
4/23 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
4/25 – Vancouver – Orpheum Theatre
4/26 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
4/28 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
4/29 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
5/01 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
5/02 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica
5/04 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
5/05 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
5/07 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
5/09 – Miami, FL – The Fillmore
5/11 – Tampa, FL – Jannus Landing
5/14 – Columbus, OH – LC Pavil
5/15 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
5/16 – Kansas City – The Uptown Theatre

Watch MIDNIGHT RED’s latest video, “Hell Yeah” on VEVO or YouTube

MIDNIGHT RED UNITES WITH 1-800-FLOWERS JUST IN TIME FOR PROM

Source: Webster PR

Partnership launches in advance of Today Show performance on Monday, March 10th

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CARLE PLACE, NY (March 6, 2014) – As spring blossoms, Midnight Red hooks up with the world’s leading florist and gift shop, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, to arrange smiles to fans, proms and music lovers everywhere.

Before the Christmas holiday, America’s boy band surprised the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM’s team with a private performance at their headquarters in Carle Place, NY. They had the chance to meet with the staff and enjoy their time before their performance in Long Island.

“We fell in love with the band and their talent and asked them to help support our prom program,” said Lisa Hendrikson, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM VP of Retail Marketing.  “We are looking for Midnight Red to help us deliver smiles this spring for prom season.”

1-800-FLOWERS.COM Prom Program offers corsages and boutonnieres online or at one of their retail floral shops nationwide. In early March, the deal was brokered by Creative Artists Agency on behalf of Midnight Red and with this budding relationship, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM will be offering downloads ofMidnight Red’s music.  Plus, by teaming up with the leading florist and gift shop, there’s a guarantee that every show will have flowers for the boys to hand out to fans. And to spring some more surprises, Midnight Red may be coming to a school near you to perform.

The partnership is launching just in time for Midnight Red to be performing on the Today Show and hot interviews with HuffPost Live, Entertainment Scoop, MTV, FUSE-TV and Sirius XM – Hits 1 with Kid Kelly.  Currently, Midnight Red is on MTV’s Artist To Watch Tour with Austin Mahone and will be on tour with The Wanted starting on April 8th.

About MIDNIGHT RΞD:
United by their intensely pure talent and passion for music of all kinds, MidnightRed’s members hail from all over the U.S.  As the second signing to the partnership between Grammy Award-winning producer/songwriter RedOne’s 2101 Records and Capitol Music Group, Midnight Red is now teaming up with RedOne (Lady Gaga, U2, J.Lo, Pitbull) to create a debut EP that showcases their powerhouse vocals and harnesses the combustible energy of their live show.

Near-lifelong singers and dancers hailing from wildly different backgrounds,Midnight Red saw its inception when Anthony and Eric met through their mutual vocal coach. A star dancer for Monsters of HipHop, Anthony had tried out as a backup dancer for Janet Jackson at age 12, then made it to the final round of auditions only to find he was too young to go on tour. After Anthony connected with Eric (through a vocal coach), the two reached out to Thomas, who soon relocated to L.A. from his rural Texas hometown to join the group. A self-described music obsessive “raised by MTV,” Thomas devoted his high school years to scouting out any opportunity to sing onstage, and had crossed paths with Eric through a singing competition when he was 15. Next, the group tracked down Colton after stumbling across a YouTube video of the aspiring singer/school-chorus star covering Jesse McCartney’s “Leavin.'” To round out the lineup, Midnight Red’s then-manager tapped Joey, another aspiring singer who was attending California State University, Northridge (and whose singer/songwriter father, Joey Diggs Sr., had recorded vocals with the likes of Smokey Robinson, Whitney Houston, and Rod Stewart).

About 1-800-FLOWERS:
1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. is the world’s leading florist and gift shop. For more than 35 years, 1-800-FLOWERS® (1-800-356-9377 or www.1800flowers.com) has been helping deliver smiles for our customers with gifts for every occasion, including fresh flowers and the finest selection of plants, gift baskets, gourmet foods, confections, candles, balloons and plush stuffed animals. As always, our 100% Smile Guarantee backs every gift.  1-800-FLOWERS.COM has been honored in Internet Retailer’s “Hot 500 Guide” for 2013. 1-800-FLOWERS.COM was recognized for our mobile site with a Gold Award in the Ecommerce/Shopping category of the 2012 Horizon Interactive Awards1-800-FLOWERS.COM was also rated number one vs. competitors for customer service by STELLAService in 2011 and named by the E-Tailing Group as one of only nine online retailers out of 100 benchmarked to meet the criteria for Excellence in Online Customer Service in 2011. The Company’s BloomNet® international floral wire service (www.mybloomnet.net) provides a broad range of quality products and value-added services designed to help professional florists grow their businesses profitably. The 1-800-FLOWERS.COM “Gift Shop” also includes gourmet gifts such as popcorn and specialty treats from: The Popcorn Factory® (1-800-541-2676 orwww.thepopcornfactory.com); cookies and baked gifts from Cheryl’s® (1-800-443-8124 or www.cheryls.com); premium chocolates and confections from Fannie May® confections brands (www.fanniemay.com andwww.harrylondon.com); gift baskets and towers from 1-800-Baskets.com®  (www.1800baskets.com); incredible, carved fresh fruit arrangements from FruitBouquets.comsm (www.fruitbouquets.com); wine gifts from Winetasting.com® (www.winetasting.com); top quality steaks and chops from Stock Yards® (www.stockyards.com); as well as premium branded customizable invitations and personal stationery from FineStationery.com® (www.finestationery.com). The Company’s Celebrations® brand (www.celebrations.com) is a source for creative party ideas, must-read articles, online invitations and ecards, all created to help people celebrate holidays and the everyday. 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. is involved in a broad range of corporate social responsibility initiatives including continuous expansion and enhancement of its environmentally-friendly “green” programs as well as various philanthropic and charitable efforts. Shares in 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, ticker symbol: FLWS.

AMERICA’S BOY BAND MIDNIGHT RED CELEBRATE SUCCESS WITH HIT SINGLE “TAKE ME HOME”

MNR_NOH8_RGB_lrgPERFORMANCE ON TODAY SHOW AND HOLIDAY SHOWS ANNOUNCED

Los Angeles, CA (October 30, 2013) – 2101 Records/Capitol Records recording artists Midnight Red are a fresh new force on today’s pop landscape.  Joey, Thomas, Anthony, Eric and Colton were proud to perform for America in New York last week when Z100 DJ Elvis Duran selected them as his October Artist of the Month on The Today Show.  The show drew Redheads from across America armed with red wigs, and homemade signs, hoping to catch a glimpse of the boy band.  Their fans, dubbed the redheads, got much more than they bargained for, when after the taping the band performed a free show and had a pizza party for fans, some who had camped out since the night before.

Set for the MTV Artist to Watch tour with Austin Mahone, which has been postponed, the boys of Midnight Red are always ready to connect with fans.  “When we found out about the tour being postponed, we all just looked at each other and were like, well, let’s see what the fans are saying,” said Thomas Augusto.  “Then we went to twitter and found so many fans inviting us to their homes.  So we all thought ‘why not?’.  And that is exactly what they did in the Atlanta area,” adds Colton Rudloff.

Midnight Red pulled their tour bus into the subdivision, rounded a few corners and ended up at the doorstep of Fayetteville, Georgia resident Samantha Weir.  With a little surprise help from Samantha’s mother, Midnight Red was soon performing for a group of friends before sitting around the campfire to make smores.   “This is exactly what we love doing,” says Eric Secharia.  “We put so many smiles on those fans faces.  It felt so great to surprise Samantha and her friends.”  CNN and Showbiz Tonight picked up the surprise segment; you can catch the whole thing here.

Continuing the promotional support of Midnight Red’s current single ‘Take Me Home’, the five boys have earned accolades with outlets including BillboardAccess HollywoodGlamoholic and FUSE TV. Their killer dance moves and all American charm earned them E! News’  ‘Hotties of the Week’ spot.  Additionally, the band lent their talent to the in-famous NOH8 campaign to promote marriage, gender and human equality, regardless of the cultural group one many associate with.

Additionally, the band will make stops at this year’s Holiday radio shows. Complete list is below and visit www.midnightred.com for updates. 

HOLIDAY RADIO SHOWS BELOW:
11/29               WIOQ              Philadelphia, PA
12/03               WPXY              Rochester, NY
12/05               WKRZ              Wilkes Barre, PA
12/06               WRVQ             Richmond, VA
12/07               KHTS               San Diego, CA
12/08               KLJT                Tyler, TX
12/11               WERO             Greenville, SC
12/12               WKSE              Buffalo, NY
12/13               WKSZ              Green Bay, WI
12/14               B-96                 Chicago, IL
12/15               WDZH              Detroit, MI
12/16               WJHM              Orlando, FL
12/17               WAEZ              Johnson City, TN
12/19               KKHH               Houston, TX

About Midnight Red:

United by their intensely pure talent and passion for music of all kinds,Midnight Red’s members hail from all over the U.S.: Joey Diggs, Jr. is a Los Angeles native, Thomas Augusto was raised in rural Texas, Anthony Ladao is from Seattle, Eric Secharia grew up in Burbank, and Colton Rudloff comes from Buffalo, New York. As the second signing to the partnership between Grammy Award-winning producer/songwriter RedOne’s 2101 Records and Capitol Music Group, Midnight Red is now teaming up with RedOne (Lady Gaga, U2, J.Lo, Pitbull) to create a debut album that showcases their powerhouse vocals and harnesses the combustible energy of their live show.

Near-lifelong singers and dancers hailing from wildly different backgrounds,Midnight Red saw its inception when Anthony and Eric met through their mutual vocal coach. A star dancer for Monsters of HipHop, Anthony had tried out as a backup dancer for Janet Jackson at age 12, then made it to the final round of auditions only to find he was too young to go on tour. After Anthony connected with Eric (through a vocal coach), the two reached out to Thomas, who soon relocated to L.A. from his rural Texas hometown to join the group. A self-described music obsessive “raised by MTV,” Thomas devoted his high school years to scouting out any opportunity to sing onstage, and had crossed paths with Eric through a singing competition when he was 15. Next, the group tracked down Colton after stumbling across a YouTube video of the aspiring singer/school-chorus star covering Jesse McCartney’s “Leavin.’” To round out the lineup, Midnight Red’s then-manager tapped Joey, another aspiring singer who was attending California State University, Northridge (and whose singer/songwriter father, Joey Diggs Sr., had recorded vocals with the likes of Smokey Robinson, Whitney Houston, and Rod Stewart).

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MARIA SARAH To Make TODAY Show Debut March 15th

MARIA SARAH To Make TODAY Show Debut March 15th

14 year old singer/songwriter selected for TODAY’s Stars of Tomorrow performance

MariaSarah_EP_cvr_lrgNashville, TN (March 11, 2013) – Maria Sarah, 14 year-old singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, will perform on the TODAY Show this coming Friday, March 15th.

Maria began performing as a singer and training in classical piano at four years old. By seven she was teaching herself guitar and soon incorporated mandolin into her repertoire. She has won countless talent contests and played for literally hundreds of festival, charity events and popular venues throughout her home state of Indiana and Tennessee.

After attending a writer’s conference at NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International), eleven-year-old, Maria wrote “Sometimes”, an inspirational song reviving hope that in time the answers will come. The piece was so compelling her parents knew it was time to enlist the aid of those who could help make Maria’s vision a reality.

Maria Sarah enrolled in an intense customized program at PCG Nashville, The Science of Artist Development where she continues to excelling in her development under the direction of music industry veteran, Bernard Porter.

“Maria Sarah is the essence of everything we look for in an artist. She enters the room and you know you’re in the presence of greatness. Her dedication to excellence is unwavering. It is truly an honor to have such an extraordinarily talented artist on our roster. It is time for the world to experience Maria Sarah,” states Bernard Porter, President and Founder of PCG Nashville.

A singer/songwriter bursting with promise, Maria is a gleaming example of everything that is right with the world. At fourteen years old she possesses a wisdom that isn’t limited by her short time on this earth. Thankfully, for those who have the privilege to experience it she has chosen to bare her soul through her music.

She writes with incomprehensible depth and poetry. Her voice pours from her beautiful, petite frame an unexpected surprise both powerful and gentle. She plays her instruments with well-honed skill from years of dedicated practice.

Maria Sarah is also scheduled to perform the National Anthem at the upcomingRoad to the Horse event March 17 in Lexington, KY.

She recently released a self-titled pop album of her original songs available on iTunes as well as a world premiere video of her song “Sometimes” that can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSs0j7L9pBg.

For more info on Maria Sarah, visit www.mariasarah.com, find her on Twitter www.twitter.com/MariaSarahMusic and Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Official-Maria-Sarah/170789692982712

About PCG Nashville
PCG Nashville is an innovative artist development company dedicated to addressing the unique needs of the recording artist. It is the mission of PCG to apply a customized scientific approach to development, producing balance in all areas of the artist’s mind, body and spirit. The staff at PCG is committed to providing all clients with the skills, knowledge and strategic planning needed to achieve success in the music business. Furthermore, it is the mission of PCG to provide guidance, hands-on training and thorough education of the various facets of the evolving music business in effort to minimize the amount of time needed to achieve the artist’s goals.
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