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Soleil Moon "On The Way To Everything"

SOLEIL MOON is a duo formed by singer Larry King (current singer in the Michael Thompson Band) and keyboardist John Blasucci.  

Larry is a mind-bogglingly multi-talented singer, songwriter, player, producer and band leader who has been a full-time musician, singer and songwriter since he was 12 years old. In 1997 Larry conceptualized and formed 'The Larry King Orchestra'. He hand-picked eleven top notch musicians and vocalists to form what became one of Chicago's premiere Society Bands. The musicians chosen became such a dynamic team in this forum that they went on to feature in the recording and performance of music by Soleil Moon, Larry King's original project developed with John Blasucci, currently the keyboard player of Dennis DeYoung (ex STYX).  

Blasucci also worked with a wide array of artists including Richard Marx, Michael Bolton, Celine Dion, Josh Groban and ‘N Sync. With Soleil Moon, John had the chance to write and record with the London Symphony Orchestra and produce some of the best studio musicians in the world such as Michael Thompson, Ricky Peterson, Lenny Castro and Kenny Aronoff among others.  

Soleil Moon debuted in 1999 with the independently released album “Worlds Apart”, which also included the song “I’d Die For You” later covered by Michael Kiske’s Place Vendome second album “Streets of Fire”. The album made a big impact on Adult Contemporary radio with "Willingly," "Never Say Goodbye," and the title track, all of which ranked high on the national radio charts inside the top 10.  

The follow up came about a few years after and it is called “On the Way to Everything”. This record features such musicians as Michael Thompson and Chris Siebold on guitar, Dave Hiltebrandt and Leland Sklar on bass and Khari Parker (plus Vinnie Colaiuta on one song) on drums.  

The first single, "History Repeats Its Pages" has been working its way up the US National Adult Contemporary Charts and is now poised at number 8. There is also a videoclip available

The album is planned for a worldwide and proper release on Frontiers Records and will also feature some bonus tracks taken from the album “Worlds Apart” which never had an official release outside North America.  A real Melodic Rock / Westcoast gem of an album !

Billy Dean "A Man Of Good Fortune"

Tennessee has long been known throughout the world for its rich musical heritage; talented musicians from across the nation have traveled to Nashville to begin legendary careers that have earned Music City USA a reputation that is unsurpassed in the pantheon of American Music.  

One such talented musician is Billy Dean, whose insightful songwriting, clear and distinctive voice, and masterful instrumental gifts have earned him accolades from many awards academies and countless devoted fans.

A native of Quincy, Florida, Billy was raised appreciating the value of music and has a diverse array of musical influences. After attending college on a basketball scholarship, Billy moved to Nashville in 1983 and by 1990 had recorded his first Top 5 Hit "Only Here For A Little While".  

Since then, Billy has transcended genres with his unique repertoire earning numerous awards, including: The Academy of Country Music's Song of the Year "Somewhere In My Broken Heart", ACM New Male Vocalist of The Year, BMI Pop Awards, BMI Song Awards, BMI Million Air Plays Award, Country Music Television Rising Star Award, NSAI Song of The Year, and a Grammy for a Country Tribute "Amazing Grace".

Billy's appeal reaches beyond the music world. He has appeared on numerous television shows as well as made-for TV movies, including: Blue Valley Songbird, A Face to Kill For, Lois & Clark, One Life to Live, Diagnosis Murder, Good Morning America, The Tonight Show, The Montel Show, and many others.

After twelve albums and eleven Top 10 singles spanning over a period of eighteen years, Billy has founded the publishing company BDMG (Billy Dean Music Group). Billy continues to make contributions to the Country Music world by building brands with music and empowering children, by being a spokesperson for Averitt Cares For Kids, and Sunkist's Take A Stand Program. 

His latest album "Let Them Be Little" was inspired by those closest to him, his two children Hannah & Eli, and his wife Stephanie. Billy's illustrious career was recently recognized with a proclamation from the State of Tennessee House of Representatives.

Billy just released his brand new album "A Man Of Good Fortune", now available.