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"The Dane Varese Band Nominated for Three MAMA Awards and Releases Debut CD"

The Dane Varese Band, an independent band from Madison, Wisconsin, gains popularity from award nominations, a debut CD release, and its song "Madison."

Madison, WI (PRWEB) June 17, 2007 -- The Dane Varese Band makes its mark on the independent music scene with a debut CD, three music award nominations, and the selection of "Madison" to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the city of Madison, Wisconsin.

Performing acoustic pop rock with a flavor of jazz and blues, The Dane Varese Band is destined to stardom. Relatively new to the music scene, DVB has already gained the attention and kudos of its peers. The band was nominated for three Madison Area Music Awards: Pop Artist of the Year, New Artist of the Year, and People's Choice for Entertainer of the Year. The recognition and honors keep coming. The band's song "Madison" was chosen by the City Council of Madison to commemorate the city's 150th anniversary. "Madison," with its distinct, rollicking blues flavor, is one of thirteen fabulous tracks on "No Regrets," the DVB debut CD. "No Regrets" is available at both iTunes and CD Baby (www.cdbaby.com).

Dane has the sound of Jason Mraz, the delivery of Rob Thomas, and the soul of James Taylor.
DVB is comprised of Dane Varese on vocals and guitar; John Sprangers, lead/rhythm guitar, backing vocals, and keyboards; Pete Reschenberg, bass and harmonica; and Luis Santana, drums/percussion. The band is preparing to launch a nationwide tour and plans to hit various cities across the United States and Canada. Powered by the unique vocal stylings of band leader Dane Varese, DVB has already attracted the attention of promoters and reviewers. Jamison, the agent for the club Annex, shares that "The Dane Varese Band puts on the show of a major label act without the attitude." John Wirth, a Canadian music reviewer, states, "Dane has the sound of Jason Mraz, the delivery of Rob Thomas, and the soul of James Taylor."

Born to a musical family, Dane began seriously playing music at 16, though he first displayed his vocal talents at the tender age of five. Members of a show band, Dane's parents played corporate parties. Becoming bored with the standard fare, five members of the band learned a few country western songs and took a local "battle of the bands" by storm. Fans clamored to book the band "Cowboy Smalls," which name referred to five-year-old singer Dane. His appetite for music whetted, Dane played bass and sang at his first-grade dance as the only first-grader among a band of fourth graders. Dane's love for music continued to flourish at the encouragement of his parents and grew into what has now become The Dane Varese Band. The band reflects its talents and versatility on "No Regrets," with sounds ranging from blues to jazz to rock. Sample the flavor of this incredibly talented band at www.myspace.com/danevarese.

For additional information, contact:
Shirley Kennedy, Publicist
SJK Public Relations, LLC
(678) 557-2174

For bookings, contact:
Jo-Ann Freda Promotions, LLC
(203) 298-9331
- SJK Public Relations

"City of Madison Official Song Winners"

The results are in! You chose these objects as your favorites in an online vote. These items will be preserved in the Madison Sesquicentennial Time Capsule at the Overture Cinter until the year 2056, Madisons Bicentennial.

City of Madison, Official Song Winners
Madison-The Dane Varese Band

Submitted by: The city of Madison - Wisconsin State Journel

"Radio Ready"

"The singing is real smooth and the vocalist delivers the melody in such a way that you can't help staying tuned in. The chours did not disappoint. It fit nicely with the rest of the song. I hear many songs that have chourses that feel they are part of another song. Good progression and melody variation. It is quite catchy".

George Zane
Budweiser True Music Reviewer
Montreal Quebec - Garageband .com

"Capital Times Review"

Alderperson Cindy Thomas fell victim to a guitar riff of the 3rd Official song- "Madison" by the Dane Varese Band--played as mayoral aide Mario Mendoza held a boombox up to the podium microphone in the Council's meeting room. Thomas raised her arms, dropped her head and started dancing in her chair.
"We got the girls that will rock your party/all night long". the song claimed.

By Lee Sensenbrenner- The Capital Times - The Capital Times

"Put it on the Radio"

"Put it on the Radio"
"Look, not everyone is crazy about pop, but if you are going to do it, do it right. This is great pop. The playing and production are tight. Vocals sounds great and the harmonies are right on. I love the chord progression. The overall sound, the lyrics and the singer's voice remind me of Train. Overall, I think it sounds great. Really, this song sounds radio-ready."

Chris Nasher
Baltimore, Maryland - Chris Nasher

"Cool Intro"

Cool intro, song is very strong, good vocal, good harmony arrangement is good like the 12 string guitar, good to pick out.

cheb6ka5 from Langhome, PA 12/7/05 - On the web - Garageband.com

"Long hours paying off for Varese"

It was no surprise to anyone in the Middleton High School class of 2003 that Dane Varese was not voted likely to succeed as a musician. In fact, very few of his classmates even knew he enjoyed to sing, play and write music.

"I didn't really play music," Varese said. My close friends knew music was a big part of my life but I like to keep personal and I was never in chorus, band or musicals."
Varese, now 21 and a student at UW Milwaukee, is one of the country's hottest up-and-coming singer-songwriter's. Varese's smooth voice and the band's mix of sounds are rapidly attracting fans throughout the US and Europe. Varese's musical talents have even found their way to former classmates.

"I get stuff all the time from classmates saying 'I didn't know you did this,'" Varese chuckled.

Varese played the guitar briefly when he was in grade school and always enjoyed singing. He didn't get serious or discover his natural talents until age 16 when he got a guitar for Christmas. The guitar sat untouched for several months until Varese finally picked it up.

"One day, six or seven months after Christmas I got an itch and picked it up," Varese said. "In two months I could play what was on the radio. That's when I thought maybe I could do something with this."

Varese says music came natural to him, something he credits his parens Scott and Joni for. Scott was a bass player and Joni the lead singer of Kerbee Vax and the Attachments, a very popular cover band that played in the Madison area in the late 80's and early 90's.

"It's in my blood. My parents were very influential. I was always around music," Varese said, noting his parents still play music together.

It is through his parent's band that Varese got his first experiences performing live. He would come on stage when he was in kindergarten and sing songs in front of 4,000 people. The crowd loved it, and so did Varese.

"It felt awesome. It was very comfortable to be on stage," Varese recalled. "I'd sing a couple songs at festivals. I think the first song I ever did was "Hound Dog" by Elvis."

Varese is currently an education major at UW Milwaukee, working hard to juggle 12 credits and a music career that is taking off. He wakes up at 7:30 a.m. and goes to bed at 2:00 a.m. Weekends are longer, with shows and traveling that keep him up all night. His days are spent going to class, studying and playing music. Most of his songwriting he does late at night.

"Music is not glamorous like you may see on MTV. It's a lot of hard work and long hours," Varese said.

Varese loves school and is committed to receiving his college diploma. He already has plans, should his music career slow down.

"I love school. I want to be a teacher, hopefully after music takes me some places" Varese said, adding that his former teachers in the Middleton School Distirct would be shocked ot hear him say that.

The Dane Varese Band released their debut album, "No Regrets", in May. The album features a mix of genres and has something for everyone. It is off to a smashing success says Scott Capedona of KVA Artist Management, which oversees the Dane Varese Band.

"It's received air play in Florida, Tenneseee, some of the west coast and in a lot of college towns," Capedona said. "People are now contacting us for CDs, which is nice."

As part of Madison's Bicentennial celebration, the City of Madison held a contest to select the official song or songs of the City of Madison. Varese was unaware of the contest when he wrote his song "Madison." The song was selected as co-winner, placed in the city's time capsule and Varese received recognition from Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewcicz.

"I'm not sure how it got in the hands of the people it did, but it got on the radio and people voted," Varese explained. "It's an honor. I love Madison."

Varese's album "No Regrets" reflects his approach to music and life. Varese talks about "taking it to the moon", an expression he has coined.

"I don't want to regret any opportunities. I can handle both school and music," Varese said. "I want to take it to the moon."

Capedona feels strongly that Varese can take it to the moon.

"There is no doubt he could be a household name," Capedona said.

The Dane Varese Band's next performance is Nov. 18 at the Clinic on Park Street in Madison. The group is doing a live recording of their next CD that night. As a special promotion, anyone who leaves their contact information that night will be mailed a free copy of the CD when it is done being mixed.

By: Rick Loerke, Friday, November 17, 2006.
- Times Tribune

"Riejunio Premium Apparel Launces its Fashion line on July 11, 2007"

Riejunio, a fashion line based in Atlanta, Georgia, announces the launch of its premium denim and knitwear apparel and the G. Ivey Collection on July 11, 2007, at Verve Restaurant and Lounge in Atlanta, Georgia.

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 4, 2007 -- Riejunio, a new fashion house in Atlanta, Georgia, announces the premiere of its premium denim and knitwear apparel and the G. Ivey Collection on July 11, 2007, at Verve Restaurant and Lounge, 511 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, Georgia, from 7:00 p.m. to midnight.

Riejunio is an upscale denim and knitwear line, borne from the vision of Harie Robinson. Harie, an all-American, Blue Chip receiver, attended Georgia Tech on a full football scholarship. He graduated from Piedmont College with a degree in Business Management and first introduced Riejunio and the G. Ivey Collection during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. The company unveils its full line on July 11, 2007, at Verve Restaurant and Lounge in Atlanta, Georgia, from 7:00 p.m. to midnight. As part of this premiere, Riejunio is proud to announce the launch of the G. Ivey Collection, an assortment of hand-painted tees by artist Gerald Ivey. Riejunio boasts unique designs with intricate, detailed stitching and top quality fabrics. All of Riejunio's products are manufactured in the United States, with the goal of creating manufacturing jobs for Americans. This apparel line supports a multicultural movement for lovers of fashion who seek to separate themselves from the masses.

Keeping in line with the design theme of the Renaissance of Art and Fashion, the launch will feature live performances by Dane Varese of The Dane Varese Band and Michael Warren of The Michael Warren Band, a fashion show, and a silent auction featuring original artwork by Gerald Ivey, which benefits Youth Enhancement Services, a local charity focusing on at-risk youth. Gerald has donated his work to many deserving causes, including the Alpha Phi Alpha Scholarship Fund for incoming college freshmen, V-103 personality Frank Ski's Kids' Foundation, Spelman College's Girls' Scholarship Fund, and the Atlanta Youth Academy Benefit Art Auction. An artist who is never satisfied with his creativity, Gerald continues to surpass his skill as a master of his trade and incorporates various levels of texture, intense color, and mixed media to his canvases.

Joining President/Designer Harie Robinson at the launch are hosts Chauncey Davis and Ovie Mughelli of the Atlanta Falcons and Ms. Mary of 2 Live Stews, a nationally syndicated sports talk radio show. Chauncey Davis was one of the most sought-after junior college players in the nation in 2002. A 6'1", 258 pound linebacker, Chauncey runs a 4.77 40, displaying his incredible agility for a man his size. Ovie Mughelli was selected as the 134th overall pick (4th round) of the 2003 NFL Draft. He is the second fullback and the first Wake Forest player selected in Baltimore's history. Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Ms. Mary is the only female on one of the country's hottest syndicated sports talk radio shows. Ms. Mary has a well-rounded business background and uses this to infect her radio work with entertaining and approachable sentiment.

The Riejunio launch promises to be a fun, exciting, and entertaining event while, at the same time, benefiting an extremely worthwhile cause. Visit the company at www.riejunio.com.

For additional information, contact:
Shirley Kennedy, Publicist
SJK Public Relations, LLC
(678) 557-2174 - SJK Public Relations


No Regrets – Available on iTunes, CD Baby or at www.myspace.com/danevarese. Physical CDs are also available in select cities nationwide. The album’s first single, “Flower Girl” is receiving radio play internationally in over 10 countries as well as in some markets in the states . The song “Stuck” is featured in the indie film The Next Level.



Dane Varese has a unique vocal delivery exceptional by any measure. The band has 120,000-plus MySpace views , well over 100,000 song plays around the world, and over 100,000 hits on the band’s initial press release in 2007. This young band is light years beyond its age in terms of musicianship and performance. They won the Official Song of Madison, Wisconsin, as chosen by the City Council, and were added to the City’s Time Capsule. Dane’s magnetic on-stage charisma and an inspired live show, including extensive crowd interactions and feel-good original songs, captivate audiences upon first listen. They are a newer band that has already garnered national and international attention.

This pop-rock quartet from Madison, Wisconsin has played some of the best venues and festivals. From their home base in Wisconsin, to California, Oregon, Florida, Minnesota, Illinois, Georgia, Indiana, New York City, Nebraska, Nashville, North Carolina, Tennessee; and more, this band has arrived on the national scene. The band’s songs have received airplay on radio stations across the country and in Norway, including on-air interviews from Madison to Tampa, Florida to Indianapolis, Indiana, and their debut CD was featured on KZUM in Lincoln, Nebraska. They have been interviewed and played on-air on the following TV stations: UPN in Madison, Wisconsin; Fox “Good Morning Indianapolis”; CBS in Madison; WJXT-TV4 in Jacksonville, Florida; NBC, WTMJ “Morning Blend” in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and “Urban Theatre”.

A rare blend of talent, youth (good looks), professionalism and humility, the Dane Varese Band has only just begun. Canadian music reviewer John Wirth wrote “Dane has the sound of Jason Mraz, the delivery of Rob Thomas and the soul of James Taylor”. After the band’s appearance in Indianapolis, 96.3 on-air personality Deacon shared that, “I think those guys are VERY talented and will go FAR. Tell them to never stop!” Finally, music producer Terence Thompson, whose “Heaven Can Wait” is featured on Michael Jackson’s “Invincible” CD has strong feelings abut this band. “No doubt, I would love to work with them. We could make some ‘fire’”.

Respected and enjoyed by professionals, music fans, and girls and women all over the world, the Dane Varese Band is set to take the music scene by storm. Step inside, sample the music and see if you agree. We’re sure you will!

Links: www.myspace/danevarese.com

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