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The best kept secret in music


"A440 Press Release"

Orlando Florida USA– What started as a conversation at a party has transformed four individual singers into one of the worlds most promising male vocal groups and led them on a path from Melbourne, Australia half way across the world to Orlando Florida I the USA, to work with the musical “Svengali” who played a key role in the development of Backstreet Boys, Nsync and many other pop sensations, multi platinum producer and song writer Gary Carolla.

When brothers Cameron and Clayton Driessen met Anthony Plitt and Kevin Layton at a party in 2005, they learned that they shared the same passion and gift for singing, they all had vocal training and aspired to pursue their dreams of performing in front of stadiums full of screaming fans around the globe. After spontaneously singing together at the party they discovered that their voices created a unique sound. The group now known as A440 was born.

The guys had no idea of the whirlwind that would follow once forming the group, which they initially called Project Platinum. Cameron, 21 used his background as a graphic designer to create a promotional poster. They started performing at live venues all around Melbourne Australia before the received their first monumental break that has propelled their career in such a short time.

They heard about Carolla through his past hits and working with Backstreet Boys and Nsync. “We sent him an email but never expected to hear back from him” Cameron Driessen said. “ Then a short time later, he wrote back and requested photos, bios and mp3s. We also mailed him a video of a life performance to make sure that the image matched the voices.”

Carolla was impressed with what he heard and saw, although they were in need of a lot of polishing, he was the sort of person that could take them to the level of being successful.

“Because of the people I have worked with in the industry, I receive lots of e-mails from groups and individual artists who are looking for a break,” Carolla said. “When I listened to what they (A440) sent, and when I watched the video, I felt they had the look sound and charisma to be a success.

“I sent them four songs that I wrote, and asked the guys to learn them.” Carolla added.
They sang the songs over the phone and once we determined which guy sounded best in specific parts, it was time for them to come to Orlando and cut a demo CD so we could shop for a record deal.”

As the members of A440 discovered, Carolla is more than a typical record producer. The experience I Orlando extended beyond just recording four songs for a demo CD. It was a boot camp that exposed A440 to an in-depth vocal training, choreography work and life skill education from a man who helped shape8 the careers of groups and recording artists who Cameron, Clayton, Anthony and Kevin consider their musical influences.
“I’ve been through the process of building successful groups and I am passing that knowledge on to the guys of A440,” Carolla said. “I’m showing them what it takes to get there, and how to act when they reach success.”

In Orlando – where millions of tourists each year flock to Walt Disney World – the members of A440 spent most of their days and nights working on their vocals and choreography, and absorbing Carolla’s guidance about life as an artist.

“They have a great attitude, humility and a lot of drive. They are eager to learn and are receptive to all the vocal training and choreography work.” Carolla said about the members of A440. “ They have the look, the sound and the charismatic personalities that will make them a successful group.

“Each guy as his own traits that make the group diverse and entertaining,” Carolla added. Cameron has great musical abilities and knowledge. Kevin has experience performing with other groups, and he is adept at dancing and singing. Clayton is the baby of the group that the girls will go crazy over and Anthony has the bad boy look who brings a different element.”

With wide-ranging musical influences, A440 is creating its own identity that is different from the traditional male vocal groups.

“We have developed chemistry and camaraderie which translates onto the stage.” Anthony Plitt said. “Our different styles blend together to make a great sound – a different sound.

“We want to make great records that parents will be happy for their kids to buy, as we want to be positive role models for the younger generation. Our music is filled with great pop melodies with today’s dance influences.”

With all that A440 has been through to get where they are today, it seems they are set to be the biggest male vocal group the world has seen yet.

A440 s now under management with Get Wild Management and will be Co managed by Herbert Driessen of Driessen Promotions Group.

Get Wild Management
4155 Bell Tower Court, Bell Isles, Orlando, Florida, USA 32812.
Phone: 407 854 9507
E-mail: getwild@bellsouth.net

Driessen Promotion Group
6 Kent Street, Kn - Mr Jeff Louderback


A440: The new *Nsync ?
December 6th, 2006
Filed under: music ¡ª psd @ 8:13 am
For those of you who haunted the local dance clubs with me back in the day, you will remember these two names: Gigolo and Modern Man. These guys guaranteed a packed house and an elbow-to-elbow dance floor with their obsessive following. What did they have in common? Gary Carolla.

After leaving Gigolo and Modern Man behind to work with Wright Entertainment Group (*Nsync, Backstreet Boys, Aaron Carter), Gary proved his sound was marketable. A listen to any of those groups alongside Gigolo will leave no doubt that Gary left his indelible mark.

Last night, TC and I were trying to remember the 12¡å dance single that Gigolo released, but came up empty. TC called Gary for the answer (Precious) and gave us the Myspace addy for his ¡®next big thing¡¯-A440.

A quick listen gives a nice-enough ballad, a funky, but safe, remake of David Bowie¡¯s Fame, and two *Nsync/Backstreet sounding songs: Shut Me Down and Things That You Do. Things is my personal pick for a radio-ready single that will have teenage girls papering their bedroom walls with A440 posters and scrawling ¡°I luv Cameron¡± all over their notebooks.

Remember, you heard it here first.

- http://www.pdfob.com/


Still working on that hot first release.


Feeling a bit camera shy



The path that led 4 boys from Melbourne to Orlando. U.S.A.

"A440" were formed in 2005 when these 4 guys met at a party and discovered that they possessed the same gift and love of singing as one another.
Singing along with the music that was playing at the party they found their voices blended well together and from that day --A440--was born.
A440 consists of members Cameron Driessen (Cam), Kevin Layton (The Kevstar), Clayton Driessen (Clay) and Anthony Plitt (Rockstar).
A440 already has a vast variety of performances behind them, individually and as a group.
The group performances include: numerous appearances at Frostbites Nightclub, specil appearances at Knox City Shopping Center, major Charity show for the Mental Health Association at Dame Elizabeth Murdoch's Estate, concerts at Chapel of Chapel, etc...

Leading to the groups very succesful trip to Orlando, Florida. U.S.A. (see press reviews ).

The personal experiences speak for themselves and are as follows:

Former member of the group "Mercury 4" and recorded with BMG and released top singels such as "Get me some", "5 years from now" and the well known "Every little step". Kevins appearences (just to name a few) are T.V.s Good Morning Australia, The Kerry Anne Show and the Good Friday Appeal. He has performed at the Adelaide Soccer Final, supported Guy Sebastian on his Australian tour. At other venues in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth. At Queensland's Movie World, Dream World and Sea World.

Cameron has had a great season of performances such as appearances at Frostbites Nightclub, The Bizz Nightclub, concerts at Chapel of Chapel, The Marriott and Royal Hotels, Radio 97.9FM to promote airplay for his first single "Dirty Ways", Radio Light FM and several appearances on T.V. Channel 31.
Cameron has also done various Modeling and Promotion shows and an Acting part as a extrain Jimeoin's movie "THE EXTRA". He has completed Certificate 4 in Music at the Australian International Institute of Contemporary Singing and professional vocal training by Jase Subramaniam (Australia's Best).

Anthony's career so far includes regular performances at Frostbites Nightclub, concerts at Chapel of Chapel, the Polish Club and major Charity and Xmas shows. He has also been a guest judge at various singing competitions. Anthony is also a talented song writer and has recieved 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Industry Awards for live performances and original song awards for "I Remind You".
He has also completed Certificate 4 in Music at the A.I.I.C.S. and has had professional vocal training.

Clayton is the youngest member of the group and also has good experiences behind him such as appearances at The Marriott Hotel, Chapel of Chapel, numerous performances at Frostbites Nightclub, The Bizz Nightclub, Radio 97.9FM, Light FM and T.V. Channel 31, major Charity and Xmas shows.
Clayton has also written various songs and has also been trained by Jase Subramaniam.

The groups major influences have been : Usher, Sisqo, Brian Mc Knight, Justin Timberlake, Michael Jackson, A.J. and Jay Z.


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