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"Orlando’s OWN ELI BLACK AMONG WINNERS OF THE 8TH ANNUAL INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS"

Orlando’s OWN ELI BLACK AMONG WINNERS OF THE 8TH ANNUAL INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS....
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Orlando based Eli Black is among a diverse group of independent artists named as Winners of the 8th Annual Independent Music Awards (IMA) program. Eli Black was named the winner of the Band Website Design category. ....

Soulful vocals combined with Rock & Funk music gives Eli Black a sound of his own without deviating too far from the mainstream. To date the artist considers winning the IMA one of his greatest achievements and is honored to be included in their exclusive ranks.....

Reflecting the breadth of the independent music community, this year’s IMA Winners and Finalists were culled from thousands of submissions worldwide, including the U.S.A., Canada, Australia, Cuba, China, Mongolia, Republic of Guinea, Israel, South Africa, Italy, France and Sweden. Additionally, they represent every level of experience including a variety of seasoned recording artists.

A 50-person judging panel consisting of influential artists and industry decision makers including Peter Gabriel, Suzanne Vega, Roger Daltrey, George Jones, Buddy Guy, Keith Urban, James “Blood” Ulmer, Butch Walker,
Paquito D’Rivera, Lee Ritenour, and others determined this year’s
Winners in 50+ Music and Design categories.....
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The following artists are among those who received Independent Music Awards alongside Eli Black this year: Martin Sexton (Live Performance Album), Jaime Lidell (Pop/Rock Album), Dan Zanes (Children’s Album), The Cute Lepers (Punk Album), April Smith (Pop/Rock Song), Sweatshop Union (Rap/ Hip-Hop Song), The Redwalls (College Label Release, Drexel University), Blackheart Records (Indie Label Web Site), Leerone (Music Video), The Trews (Hard Rock/ Metal Song), The Wilders (Alt. Country Album),Tony Trischka (Americana Album), Jeff Healey (Blues Album), Dengue Fever (World Fusion Album) and Lucy Wainwright Roche (Folk/ Singer-Songwriter Song).....

Additionally, many past IMA Winners and Finalists credit the program for boosting their profile with festival and club talent buyers, distributors, publishers, radio programmers, record label A&R and fans. Previous winners include Apples In Stereo, Koko Taylor, Lacuna Coil, Joan As Policewoman, Miguel Migs, Sugarcult, Chris Whitley, Richard Julian, Speech, Val Emmich, Hoots & Hellmouth, Bitter:Sweet, Jennifer Nettles, God Forbid, Mary Gauthier, Eleni Mandell, Girl In A Coma, The Mooney Suzuki, Phil Roy, Miko Marks and Kristy Kruger..... - Musicians Atlas


Discography

Hero E.P.- Available on Itunes

Davinci Paragon - Coming Late '08 / Early '09

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Eli Black (pron. eh-lee bLacK) is a dynamic singer/songwriter and band front-man from Orlando, Florida. By combining soulful vocals with Rock/Funk, he has established a sound of his own without deviating from the mainstream. "Eli's sound is a Hit waiting to happen", says Ed Krout (Owner of Phat Planet Recording Studios)

Currently, Eli is working in the studio with his long time friend and producer "Rodzilla" to finish mixing his full-length album which he started releasing in 3 song chapters at the beginning of ‘08. The first of these chapters is named “Hero” after the title track. To reflect their diversity and understanding of the impending musical Renaissance, the working title "DaVinci Paragon" was chosen to encompass the entire project. The Mastering of DaVinci Paragon is being done by Mid-Manhattan's Grammy Award Winner Scott Hull. Eli Black has begun booking tour dates for the 1st quarter in ’09 focused mostly on the south-eastern U.S.

While growing up, Eli was the only Jewish person his age in a small town called Leesburg, FL. This gave Eli the insight necessary to learn from diversity and cultural difference. Curiosity and a willingness to explore, introduced him to a vast array of musical styles cultivating the vocal sound and lyrical depth he has today. "Timeless lyrics and nostalgic but unique melodies give Eli's songs an unmatched presence and character that makes the listener truly believe the music." - Dustin Skiles (Remix Producer for Shiny Toy Guns & Assistant engineer to Grammy Award Winning Mix Engineer Eric Shilling) His experience extends from performing Acappella on the street to various musical formations throughout the world including Japan where he lived for a year.

Early during his college career, Eli met Record Producer, Rod Wilson "Rodzilla" while performing for a House of Blues relief concert in Orlando, Florida. The professional relationship that followed taught Eli the ways of studio recording, writing, and production. The two have great chemistry in the studio, which is reflected in this current project. Eli's superstar potential is becoming more recognizable to the people around him everyday.