From the inception of her music career, Paris Luna has crafted classy, subtle songs with shimmering melodies, heartwarming lyrics and timeless sounds. Over the course of 7 years, guitarist Michael Harris, drummer Kane Russell (formerly with Zac Brown Band for 5 years), Toby Marriott (The Strays) and Heather Russell (vocalist, pianist, acoustic guitarist and songwriter) known as Paris Luna, have found an exceptional formula to creatively fuse country and rock, producing a unique sound all of their own.
The band’s signature sound is delighting both critics and fans alike. Paris Luna’s first album “City Lights” was released early 2007. The album reached rapid success and has, to date, been signed to Discovery Channel for use in 187 countries 5 networks and also aired on over 30 television shows from networks like: E!, Lifetime, MTV, VH1 and Showtime.
The band has been ‘Road Warriors’ for many years playing over 285 shows a year in venues such as The Bitter End in New York, Ciceros in St. Louis, The Centerstage in Atlanta, South By Southwest Music Festival 2007 and again in 2011. At the Atlantis Music Festival in 2007, they were picked to be 1 of 20 bands from over 250 bands to be on its compilation and at the ESPN Pro Elite Bass Masters Tournament in 2011, they were picked to be featured as 1 of 16 bands to play over the course of the three day event.
Most recently, Paris Luna won the 2012 GA Music Awards Best Rock Female and the band and song “Tell Me Why” has been featured on 94.9 The Bull Atlanta’s Backyard Country multiple times and is quickly becoming a favorite of Backyard Country! They also had the honor to play at the Atlanta Braves game on September 3, 2011, as well as playing the Ga Dome Kenny Chesney/Tim McGraw show, Wild Bills with Jordan Rager of The Voice as well as with Kurt Thomas and joined the stage with John Hopkins of the Zac Brown Band at Tavern 99, Barry Waldrep’s Band of Brothers and Sisters Lake Wedowee Jam, Played with Phillips Phillips and Lonestar Downtown Touchdown 2012, interviewed with Artie Kornfeld (creator of Woodstock 69s) radio station, as well as Rock and Ride with Drivin N Cryin sponsored by Hard Rock Cafe
Paris Luna is also an advocate for children and has played at Children’s Hospitals through “500 Songs for Kids” and multiple camps associated with the hospitals. They are working on a partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta as well as other charity organizations to help make a difference in a better tomorrow. (from the Paris Luna Facebook)
Her new EP, Between the Ditches, features 4 great new songs recorded at Blackbird Studio in Nashville, TN! She needs extra help to get her new music out.
In return, She offers great rewards and will take any recommendations if you have something in mind!
Other Ways You Can Help
Some people just can’t contribute, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help:
~Help her make some noise about the campaign.
~You can easily use the Indiegogo share tools for Facebook and Twitter.
Photos by Bob Lee
Cry With Us! Puddles Pity Party in Orlando
I owe him a poem:
Here’s a story of a sad clown who one night in February was traveling through O-town.
He brought a suitcase and a lot of gum, he brought music and videos and tons of fun.
He sang high but mostly he sang low, and he put of one hell of a good show.
He gave a bearded guy a cupcake and danced with a lady, a wolf he would make
There is no doubt he is a boss sir, he even got love from Kevin Costner.
Fans filled the plaza for a night of delight as the 7 foot clown gave us some real insight.
He sang Bowie and Queen and even some Who, also Cash, Lorde and “Let it go” too
Videos played of pets and babies crying, also beautiful artwork and people smiling.
Last night Orlando was anything but mad as we showed much love for a clown that is sad.
Ok, I’d cry too after that poem. Here’s some more info:
If you haven’t been to see a Puddles Pity Party show, you are missing out.
The show had me smiling and laughing so hard my stomach hurt, but I was also moved so many times by the range of Puddles voice. True entertainment never gets old and I have a feeling he is going to last forever.
I loved the interaction he had with the crowd. He pulled numerous people up to help him on stage and all of them were good sports, one man even singing the entire song, “All by myself” karaoke style! The show was so well thought out and planned but with room for some hilarious improv. Especially at the end when he pulled the 3 fans from the audience dressed like clowns. At the end of them performing together, Puddles suddenly remembers that he is scared of clowns! Genius!
Hands down one of the best performances I’ve seen in years.
Kingsized Holiday Fun! Big Mike is Back at the Variety Playhouse!
Big Mike Geier and his Kingsized Rock ‘n Roll Orchestra, along with the Dames Aflame Dancers, Lil’ Santa and other special guests, bring tidings of comfort and joy with their signature glitz and glamour in what has become a tinsel-time tradition at the Variety Playhouse. The all-ages 90-minute show features your Holiday favorites by the likes of Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Andy Williams, Heat Miser, The Grinch and more!
We caught up with Big Mike to ask a few questions.
TBB: Big Mike! It’s been a couple years since we had the pleasure of seeing you perform live. We are so excited to be back in Atlanta and we are ready for this show. What can you tell us about this years event?
Big Mike: Welcome back to Atlanta, Ange! We’re also excited to be in town for another wild and wonderful Holiday Jubilee. We like to honor the tradition that the Jubilee has become and don’t mess too much with the format. You can expect the always magnificent sounds of the 12-piece Kingsized Rock ‘n Roll orchestra performing your favorite holiday classics and the dazzling Dames Aflame dancers providing the glamour. The show is all about holiday nostalgia, whatever that means to you: Bing Crosby, Andy Williams, Donnie Hathaway, The Grinch, Rankin Bass, Peanuts, the Dreidel Song? It’s all in there.
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