Music Industry News Network [05-21-2013]



(New York, NY, Tuesday, May 21, 2013) - KeyMedia Group is excited to announce that on Sunday, May 19, 2013, Andy Gabrys, co-producer of Denise Marsa's new album LIVE FOREVER, accepted the prestigious 2013 New Mexico Music Award for Best Adult Contemporary Recording for the song STEADY. The awards were a live event held in Albuquerque, New Mexico with featured performances by some of the finalists. LIVE FOREVER was released in the U.S. on January 18, 2013 and in the UK on October 18, 2012 as Marsa was making a surprise guest performance in London later that month. Marsa is best known internationally as the lead female voice on the U.K. classic hit duet LUCKY STARS with Dean Friedman. In recent years Marsa is also known for her work developing new young talent through her company KeyMedia Public Relations and KeyMedia Group.

STEADY, described as an ode to the R&B era that Marsa grew up listening to, features a stellar horn and rhythm section out of Santa Fe, New Mexico and backup vocals by two of Marsa's young proteges, Rachel Millman and Nicole Berke. The album is a mix of pop and rock tunes that encompass Marsa's writing during the past two decades living in London, Los Angeles, New York City and most recently Morristown, New Jersey. The album's rhythm tracks were recorded at Jono Manson's Kitchen Sink Studios in Santa Fe; all vocals were recorded at Marsa's private home studio and additional overdubs and mixing and mastering were handled from Gabrys's home studio in Santa Fe. It is an electric mix of adult contemporary songs that speak of travel, freedom, growth, womanhood and relationships and are skillfully arranged and produced with Marsa's unique writing and vocal style at the vortex of the album. Marsa co-produced the album and her company has just released its first video, a lyric video of EQUAL featuring Rhonda Denet.

Marsa and Gabrys have been collaborating since 2006 when he first played guitar in her band at several NYC performances. Marsa, who handled PR for Gabrys's solo release CONSTANT in 2007, shares, "This award means so much to both me and Andy as it is the culmination of our working together and supporting one another through the years. Andy encouraged me to build my home studio and always guides me in the right direction when it comes to purchasing studio gear. His involvement on LIVE FOREVER was invaluable."

Lindsey, IE Mommy Blog review excerpt: "I really enjoyed her mellow, smooth style. She has a beautiful strong, clear voice that really resonates with me. Her decades in the music business shine through in her confident style and lyrics with real depth to them. I love her bold statements about relationships and her no nonsense attitude that gets straight to the heart of things. She just tells it like it is!"

About Denise Marsa: Denise Marsa is singer, songwriter, keyboardist and producer. She is also an artist manager and runs KeyMedia Group/Public Relations, a boutique PR and marketing firm that specializes in the arts and entertainment industries.

About KeyMedia Group/Public Relations: KeyMedia PR/Group is a boutique, full-service PR, marketing, management and production company that focuses on mentoring new young talent.

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