Mississippi Rock band Small Room 9 signed an exclusive publishing and recording agreement with Creative and Dreams Music Network, LLC out of Nashville, Tennessee; and recently, their debut album "SR9" has been received around the world, getting airplay in Holland, Japan, Chicago, New York City, Spain, the UK, and more.
In a recent album review by HypeTree, Small Room 9 is described as having music that: "has the power to inspire you; to give you an extra push, some extra strength to power through whatever it is you’re doing or dealing with. For music to reach you like that, it really needs to be special. Bands like U2 and The Foo Fighters know how to write a song that can lift you up and give you the hope and strength you need to get moving. Well add another band to that list: Small Room 9." - HypeTree News.
Their song "Paging Ground Control" is now included in the video game Rock Band 3 on the XBOX 360! Smallroom9 came in #1 on the AirPlay Direct Rock Chart! 75 stations world wide, both fm and internet, began playing SR9 in rotation in a span of 4 days, and the more stations pick them up every day. Small Room 9 has enjoyed success taking their rock music to such venues as Club La Vela, the House of Blues, headlining the International Music Festival between the U.S. and Canada, the Triple B Festival in Pensacola, Florida, HubFest in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, CPRFest in Biloxi, MS, and even played live on the Real Radio / TV Show in New York City! They have shared the stage with Ludacris, Evanescence, Nonpoint, the Wailers (Bob Marley's old band!), Stroke 9, Foxy Shazam, Shenandoah, P.O.D., Chavelle, Chingy, and more. The Budweiser Company promoted Small Room 9 as one of only a handful of bands in the entire nation as a "True Music" band. They were featured on a VH1 aired commercial and played an MTV party for the "The Real World" cast.
The original members of Small Room 9, Glenn Sasser and Rod Mooney, are now joined by the dynamic Joseph "Fluff" Kinkead on the drums and the smooth Rusty Galt on bass; together, they have formed a unique, exciting sound all their own. “SR9's sound is compared to bigger names such as Stone Temple Pilots, Fuel, U2, or Tonic. Powerful guitar riffs and moving lyrics have given SR9 a distinct sound all their own that can only be described as original rock. Nothing too heavy, nothing too pop, just straight up ROCK and ROLL. ” —Herman Snell – The Jackson Free Press.
Glenn Sasser - Banjo, Backing Vocals, Lead Guitar, e-bow
Rodney Mooney - Guitar, Lead Vocals, and Keyboard
Joseph "Fluff" Kinkead - Percussion & Drums
Rusty Galt - Bass
LP - Released 2011
Creative and Dreams Music Network, LLC
The new album is available for download and streaming worldwide from iTunes, Zune.net, and CreativeandDreams.com; Also available in local markets at the following locations:
T-Bone Records - Hattiesburg, MS
Dixie Grill - Seminary, MS
Main Street Cafe - Collins, MS
Fitness Depot - Collins, MS
Paging Ground Control
You Know Its True
All I Ever Wanted
Touch The Stars
Everyone Knows Your Name
Let Me Be
I Have No Choice but To Love You
SR9: Album / Music Review
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I firmly believe that music has the power to inspire you; to give you an extra push, some extra stre...I firmly believe that music has the power to inspire you; to give you an extra push, some extra strength to power through whatever it is you’re doing or dealing with. For music to reach you like that, it really needs to be special. Bands like U2 and The Foo Fighters know how to write a song that can lift you up and give you the hope and strength you need to get moving. Well add another band to that list: Small Room 9.
Small Room 9 take the inspirational lyricism and guitar versatility of U2 and mix it with the edge and rock and roll attitude of The Foo Fighters. The result is a new rock and roll band that can inspire and drive you forward to help you seize the day.
Band Feature: Small Room 9
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They may have started in a small town, but Small Room 9 boasts a big sound and an even bigger future...They may have started in a small town, but Small Room 9 boasts a big sound and an even bigger future. Consisting of members Rod Mooney (vocals), Glenn Sasser (guitar), Joseph Kinkaid (drums), and Rusty Galt (bass), Small Room 9’s music embodies pure rock and roll.Hailing from Hattiesburg, Mississippi, the band has already experienced major success. They have toured the U.S. and Canada and have shared the stage with artists such as Ludacris, The Wailers, and Chingy. Small Room 9 have also been featured on the video game Rock Band. After being contacted by Marlene Palumbo of IndieInk, a division of Rock Band, the band soon heard their song on the game next to artists such as Stone Temple Pilots and The Rolling Stones. They have been compared to the Foo Fighters and U2, but the band states that they don’t try to sound like anyone else.
Lead singer Rod Mooney says that he has become tired of the negative themes in a lot of music and has always tried to exert a positive influence. Mooney says that their name has now taken on a bigger meaning, and is a reminder of their small beginnings and the hard work they have put in to get where they are today. Currently, Small Room 9 are touring and promoting their self-titled album (SR9). They are also playing the Cutting Edge Festival in New Orleans and CPRFest in Biloxi, MS along with Evanescence and Foxy Shazam. Later this year they will be shooting a live concert video as well as a concept video in Orlando, FL. They are also working on their next album, which they hope to record in 2013.
Small Room 9: Pride of the Pine Belt
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Small Room 9 is named pride of the pinebelt due to their recent success on Airplay Direct and being ...Small Room 9 is named pride of the pinebelt due to their recent success on Airplay Direct and being added to the XBOX video game Rock Band 3.
Small Room 9 feature on News 7!
SMALL ROOM 9
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(Jackson, MS - 07/17/2004) Small Room 9 has been together over two and a half years with its curr...(Jackson, MS - 07/17/2004)
Small Room 9 has been together over two and a half years with its current members. Founding members Rod Mooney (vocals, guitar) and Glenn Sasser (lead guitar) have been together since the beginning for close to five years when the band was started in the fall of 1998. Harvey Lott (drums) has been playing for almost four years with SR9 and Josh Ishee (bass) has been in the line up over 2 and a half years. Small Room 9 is based around the Hattiesburg area with members from Collins, Seminary, and Ellisville, Mississippi. SR9's sound is compared to bigger names such as Stone Temple Pilots, Fuel, U2, or Tonic. Powerful guitar riffs and moving lyrics have given SR9 a distinct sound all their own that can only be described as original rock. Nothing too heavy, nothing too pop, just straight up ROCK and ROLL.
SR9's first taste of sucess came in the Summer of 2000 when SR9 independently released one of their first songs "Rain". The song gained huge support from the Hattiesburg/Laurel area and was the number one most requested song for three months on three local radio stations, KZ94 Three, Rock 104.5, and SL 100. In the spring of 2001 Small Room 9 was picked up by two of the nations largest booking agents, The Music Garden and Entertainment America. This helped SR9 reach out beyond the South Mississppi region and play at larger venues and gain a broad fanbase across the Southeast. After months of rehearsal and writing SR9 was finally ready to put together their first album that was originally intended to be released independently. The recording sessions began in December 2001 at Terminal Studios (grammy nominated for work on "O'Brother, Where Art Thou?") located in Jackson, MS. After four months of hard work and long studio hours, Small Room 9's first album was approaching completion and other people were noticing. On April 20th, 2003, SR9 signed a contract with Digiscope Records, LLC. Digiscope helped SR9 complete the album and brought in mixer/engineer David Maurice (Madonna, U2, Bjork, Garbage) from London, England who worked extensively in post-production and mixing of the album. The results speak for themselves; ask anyone who has heard any track off of SR9's album. SR9 takes pride in what they have accomplised and there is no stopping in sight. Small Room 9 was selected in February 2003 by Budweiser to play on the True Music Live tour. TML is a tour set up to support local music aross the nation and help local bands collaberate and reach a nationwide audience.
Fans often ask what influences the lyrics and sound that Small Room 9 has. SR9 has never had a plan or pattern when writing music. All of the lyrics are inspired by current events, personal relationships, emotions, and just about anything that has affected one or more of the members. The music has been influenced by other great artist from every genre in music, coming together to help create Small Room 9's sound. Until you have seen one of SR9's live performances, you cannot understand the raw emotion and energy SR9 has put into their music, and how it all comes out on stage.
- Herman Snell
Mississippi Politicians Vote "Yes" For Ludacris
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(Canton, MS - 11/24/2003) Mayor of Canton and Jackson, MS City Councilman Awards Ludacris with Pr...(Canton, MS - 11/24/2003)
Mayor of Canton and Jackson, MS City Councilman Awards Ludacris with Proclamations to Their Cities for His Success and Work In The Community at the Capital City Takeover Concert
Grammy nominated rapper/actor Ludacris was awarded with Proclamations by two city officials in Mississippi while on stage at his November 22, 2003 headlining Capital City Takeover concert produced by IMC, Inc. in Canton, MS.
Canton Mayor Fred Esco, Jr. and Jackson City Councilman Kenneth Stokes awarded the famed
“Chicken-N-Beer” star with Proclamations to Canton and to the capital city of Jackson for his philanthropic work, album successes and for bringing what they call “the biggest concert in the region in a decade.”
“As community leaders, government officials and influencers of the media, we must find ways to continue to build up successful young people who make sincere efforts to give back to the community rather than tear them down,” says Canton City Mayor Fred Esco, Jr. “As a result of his recording career success and his continual community work with the Ludacris Foundation, I proudly award Ludacris with a Proclamation to the City of Canton,” announced Esco.
“Ludacris has brought what many in the past have not been able to — a safe and positive event
to this region of Mississippi,” says Jackson City Councilman Kenneth Stokes. “The safe and enjoyable time had by all tonight is truly a reflection of the person that Ludacris is,” he said.
The Capital City Takeover concert produced by Jackson, MS based concert promotions company
IMC, Inc. brought attendees from Mississippi and surrounding states together to enjoy performances by Ludacris, Shawnna, Disturbing Tha Peace, DTP newcomer Chingy and several local opening acts such as Kamikaze, Cool Rahim and regional rock sensation Small Room 9.
CREATIVE AND DREAMS MUSIC NETWORK ANNOUNCES SIGNING OF MISSISSIPPI’S SMALL ROOM 9
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(Nashville, TN – 07/19/2011) Creative and Dreams Music Network and Rose Drake is proud to announce t...(Nashville, TN – 07/19/2011) Creative and Dreams Music Network and Rose Drake is proud to announce the signing of Hattiesburg, Mississippi based Indie/Adult Alternative Rock group Small Room 9 to an exclusive publishing and recording contract.
Rose Drake, President of Creative and Dreams Music Network says on the signing of her first act within’ the rock genre, “Mississippi has been the home to many of music’s roots and great music of several different genres and we are excited to be continuing those rich traditions with our signing of the very talented indie/alternative group Small Room 9.”
Small Room 9 have formed a unique and exciting sound that is all their own that encompasses their influences from both the indie and alternative rock genres.
They have toured in the US and Canada including a headlining spot on The International Music Festival. They have also opened for several major national acts from multiple genres including Ludacris, The Wailers, Stroke 9, Shenandoah, Chingy and more.
Other accolades the group has achieved include having placement of their music on advertisements that ran on major music television network VH1, performing at a party for the cast of MTV’sThe Real World and earning a sponsorship with Budweiser.
Small Room 9 is currently working on their debut project for Creative and Dreams Music Network that is being produced by band members Glenn Sasser and Rod Mooney with Mark Black at Riverside Studios. It is scheduled for a release this summer and will feature songs selected from the vast catalog of compositions that Sasser and Mooney co-wrote.
For more information on Small Room 9, please visit them on the web at: http://www.creativeanddreamsmusicnetwork.com
Standard: 35 minutes, 55 minutes, 75 minutes
Original Music with Cover Songs
Standard: 60 minutes, 90 minutes
Cover songs vary from blues standards, classic rock, 80's pop, 90's grunge & alternative, 2000's rock, and current popular hits. SR9's set lists change as needed to cater to the specific venue. The following are examples of typical artists SR9 may cover:
Kings of Leon
Stone Temple Pilots
Seven Mary Three
There are no upcoming dates at this time.