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Diamond Carter

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | SELF

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | SELF
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"DIAMOND CARTER ROCKS NASHVILLE"

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DIAMOND CARTER BRINGS SOUL, FUNK, & ROCK TO NASHVILLE

“Cut from the same bolt as Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, or Amy Winehouse.”
- Desmond Child, Musician, Producer, Song Writer

Soul, funk, and rock acts are difficult to find in one show. Diamond Carter brings that all to the table in one set. They are currently touring to support their second full-length album, The Flowers of Evil. The album is set to release in spring of 2013, and has been generating much fervor and anticipation here in Nashville.

Their first album, Pink Balloon, was received with praise and intrigue when it was released in Los Angeles in September of 2012. Since the seven-piece band has relocated to Nashville, Tennessee as of February of 2013, they have been accepted with high anticipation and acclaim. They are currently participating in Lightning 100’s Music City Mayhem, which is an independent radio contest designed to highlight local up-and-coming artists. Their song, “Let Yourself Be Loved”, co-written by John Stamos, has been enjoying busy rotation on Lightning 100.

Diamond Carter operates with a level of talent and grace that almost seems like unbelievable amounts of luck. When played for songwriter, musician, producer, Desmond Child, he stated that the music was cut from the same bolt as Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, or Amy Winehouse, remarking that it, “has Grammy written all over it”. Guitar virtuoso, Regi Wooten, heard the band play during their live session recording at The Toy Box Studios, and invited them to perform on stage with him the next evening. Raw Sessions also described the band as “incredibly talented” after their performance of Bob Marley’s “High Tide or Low Tide”. The band has garnered the attention of local crowds, as well as heavy hitters in the music industry. For just appearing on the radar in the music scene, they certainly made a resounding impression, and continue to do so as they perform and grow together.

While the question to ask for most bands is, “what sets them apart?” the question for Diamond Carter is, what doesn’t set them apart. The lead singer and creator of the band, Tyler Tuohy, has a unique style of singing and songwriting that you have to hear to fully comprehend. With the ability to evoke a range of emotions in the listener, Tuohy’s lyrics and vocals are truly captivating on their own. Add to that the beauty and fullness of the three soul singers, Janay Byrd, Jordan Rogers, and Jennifer Roberts, and see how alluring this band sounds. They bring a sinister elegance to the sound that can bring you to your knees as quickly as it can have you up on your feet. Include a talented saxophonist, a solid drummer, a pianist, and a funky, inventive bassist in the mix and you start to get the picture.

Their debut album, Pink Balloon, is available on Spotify, iTunes, and for purchase on their website: www.diamond-carter.com. Their second album, The Flowers of Evil, was recorded at The Toy Box Studios in Nashville, TN, and will be released in spring of 2013. “Evil” and “Nashville”, two songs from The Flowers of Evil, are available on the band’s Facebook page, and SoundCloud, as well.

Diamond Carter is comprised of Tyler Tuohy, Trevor Hunnicutt, Cameron Black, Janay Byrd, Jennifer Roberts, Jordan Rogers, and Patrick Hodgkins. The band’s website features bios, photos, upcoming tour dates, and other information about the band. You can find more information by visiting their site: www.diamond-carter.com or their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/diamondcartermusic.

Press Contact: Lawrence Orleck 954-461-7542
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- Press Release


"DIAMOND CARTER ROCKS NASHVILLE"

PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release

DIAMOND CARTER BRINGS SOUL, FUNK, & ROCK TO NASHVILLE

“Cut from the same bolt as Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, or Amy Winehouse.”
- Desmond Child, Musician, Producer, Song Writer

Soul, funk, and rock acts are difficult to find in one show. Diamond Carter brings that all to the table in one set. They are currently touring to support their second full-length album, The Flowers of Evil. The album is set to release in spring of 2013, and has been generating much fervor and anticipation here in Nashville.

Their first album, Pink Balloon, was received with praise and intrigue when it was released in Los Angeles in September of 2012. Since the seven-piece band has relocated to Nashville, Tennessee as of February of 2013, they have been accepted with high anticipation and acclaim. They are currently participating in Lightning 100’s Music City Mayhem, which is an independent radio contest designed to highlight local up-and-coming artists. Their song, “Let Yourself Be Loved”, co-written by John Stamos, has been enjoying busy rotation on Lightning 100.

Diamond Carter operates with a level of talent and grace that almost seems like unbelievable amounts of luck. When played for songwriter, musician, producer, Desmond Child, he stated that the music was cut from the same bolt as Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, or Amy Winehouse, remarking that it, “has Grammy written all over it”. Guitar virtuoso, Regi Wooten, heard the band play during their live session recording at The Toy Box Studios, and invited them to perform on stage with him the next evening. Raw Sessions also described the band as “incredibly talented” after their performance of Bob Marley’s “High Tide or Low Tide”. The band has garnered the attention of local crowds, as well as heavy hitters in the music industry. For just appearing on the radar in the music scene, they certainly made a resounding impression, and continue to do so as they perform and grow together.

While the question to ask for most bands is, “what sets them apart?” the question for Diamond Carter is, what doesn’t set them apart. The lead singer and creator of the band, Tyler Tuohy, has a unique style of singing and songwriting that you have to hear to fully comprehend. With the ability to evoke a range of emotions in the listener, Tuohy’s lyrics and vocals are truly captivating on their own. Add to that the beauty and fullness of the three soul singers, Janay Byrd, Jordan Rogers, and Jennifer Roberts, and see how alluring this band sounds. They bring a sinister elegance to the sound that can bring you to your knees as quickly as it can have you up on your feet. Include a talented saxophonist, a solid drummer, a pianist, and a funky, inventive bassist in the mix and you start to get the picture.

Their debut album, Pink Balloon, is available on Spotify, iTunes, and for purchase on their website: www.diamond-carter.com. Their second album, The Flowers of Evil, was recorded at The Toy Box Studios in Nashville, TN, and will be released in spring of 2013. “Evil” and “Nashville”, two songs from The Flowers of Evil, are available on the band’s Facebook page, and SoundCloud, as well.

Diamond Carter is comprised of Tyler Tuohy, Trevor Hunnicutt, Cameron Black, Janay Byrd, Jennifer Roberts, Jordan Rogers, and Patrick Hodgkins. The band’s website features bios, photos, upcoming tour dates, and other information about the band. You can find more information by visiting their site: www.diamond-carter.com or their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/diamondcartermusic.

Press Contact: Lawrence Orleck 954-461-7542
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Discography

Pink Balloon
1 - Beg - 3.28
2 - Cheap Wine - 2.45
3 - Cocaine Eyes - 1:57
4 - Sweet Sixteen - 2.00
5 - Clarksdale - 4.10
6 - When I'm Dead - 3.20
7 - Sweet, Sweet Devil - 2.42
8 - Charm In The Devil's Whisper - 1.55
9 - She Keeps Calling My Name - 3.08
10 - Let Yourself Be Loved - 3.34
11 - Violently More Than Friends - 2.12
12 - Renegade - 4.17
13 - Go My Woman - 4.06
14 - What If Nothing Changes - 4.04

Fuzzy Holly and the Mistletoe Mishap (EP)
1 - Missing Santa Clause - 3.56
2 - Mistletoe Mishap - 3.56
3 - Cali Christmas - 3.01

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Bio

Diamond Carter is a music project based in Los Angeles, California. Mr. Carter was born in 1990 in Laguna Beach and raised in nearby Mission Viejo, where he was drawn to the local psychedelic and urban skate scenes. He began playing the guitar when he was thirteen, and music soon became the most important thing in Mr. Carter's life.

Seeking more than Orange County had to offer, Mr. Carter (at the age of 18) formed a band, decided to sell everything he had, and follow his heart. In true musician fashion, he toured the U.S. in a vintage Volkswagen Van with only gear and a dog. The band played in any venue that they were permitted, and were paid only in food, gas money, and the occasional bag of mushrooms. Mr. Carter was the band's lyricist and lead singer, composing all of the music that was performed in the style of psychedelic surf and Motown soul. After one year on the road the band had outgrown its potential, and each member went their separate ways.

Mr. Carter temporarily planted himself in Santa Cruz, until he decided to move back to the OC to collaborate on a new project. A new band was born, and he acted as songwriter and composer for the project, and they began to grow in popularity from playing in seedy bars, house parties and music festivals. Unfortunately this arrangement went sour and the members parted on bad terms...

Mr. Carter decided to change his scene once again, and moved to Los Angeles where he played solo at house parties and lounges until he captured the eye of a music manager, who decided to represent the project. This gave birth to the identity of Diamond Carter. The origin of the name can be found in the lyric of Mark Levine's 1968 album 'Pilgrim's Progress'. The name was taken from the lyric "Diamond Carter was a writer, and a singer too. A far-out author of some far-out tunes." Mr. Carter felt this line spoke about him in true 'Charles Manson/Helter Skelter form.'

Diamond Carter's music is rooted in and inspired by different genres and artists. He attributes his major musical influences to artists like Sam Cooke, to the Louvin Brothers, Brian Jonestown Massacre, and Patsy Cline. In the spirit of these inspirational artists, Mr. Carter writes about things that he knows, mainly booze, mind-altering substances, and women. Diamond Carter is a revolving collective of artists and musicians, while enlisting the influence of anyone who shares the vision. The band will continue to be rooted in its classic foundations while constantly pushing forward and absorbing the strange world that surrounds.