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"We have listened to SINcerely red and he sounds great..."

SINcerely red is now the Featured artist on www.Jumbey.com - You can check him out at www.Jumbey.com/SINcerelyred.html - Jumbey.com


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BSconnection.com's Featured Artist of the Month is Curtis Kokenos - SINcerely red

Curtis, also known as ‘SINcerely red’, is a solo acoustic artist from Dearborn, Michigan. Curtis sings, plays guitar, drums, piano and writes his own songs.

Curtis came by his musical talent naturally - his parents tour as 'Not Our Own', a Christian music duo.

The past few months SINcerely red has been taking the next steps to becoming a more polished artist. Hitting the pavement hard, he has been spending countless hours in the studio, performing live, and promoting his upcoming album entitled “Nothing Left”. The album is scheduled for release in early 2009.

With “Nothing Left” on the horizon, red is looking to reach more fans and friends. His message is uplifting and refreshing.

Curtis is working with No X-It enteRtainment. Matthew Trevarthen, manager of the company, has been working to fill up his schedule with shows in and out of state. He has played venues such as the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor and the Hard Rock Café in Detroit. Red is planning to schedule appearances in the Black Swamp (Northwest) area of Ohio in 2009.

SINcerely red was chosen as featured artist of the month from BSconnection.com's Band Profiles. More information, photos and comments from his fans can be found on his profile.

We are featuring red's, "A Lonely Song". You can hear more SINcerely red songs from "Nothing Left" on Black Swamp Radio.
- Black Swamp Connection www.bsconnection.com


SINcerely red Live! On Air Interview with 89.3 WSOE in North Carolina. 5/15/08 - 89.3fm WSOE


Q&A
LQP: So who is SINcerely red?:
SINcerely red: SINcerely red is my alias. My real name is Curtis Kokenos. I am a singer, song writer, and solo artist from Dearborn (Detroit area), Michigan.
LQP: What are you doing here in North & South Carolina this month?
SINcerely red: Mainly networking and promoting my up and coming album, “Nothing Left.” I have been on a couple radio stations in North Carolina to brand my name out here a little more. This August we will be setting up a tour In North and South Carolina, so be on the look out for my shows and radio spots.
LQP: Until then where can our readers check out your music?
SINcerely red: You can check out my electronic press kit at www.sonicbids.com/SINcerelyred and for all of you MySpace junkies you can check me out at www.myspace.com/kokenoscurtis
LQP: Thank you for your time, I know you have to get back on stage. Is there anything else you would like to say?
SINcerely red: I just want to thank Liberty Quill Publications and all of my fans from Michigan all the way down to the Carolinas. Be sure to check me out online and be on the look out for my up and coming album “Nothing Left” - Liberty Quill Publications


5/22/08

http://www.wasurocks.com/ - WASU Rocks


Curtis Kokenos considers each of his songs a letter to himself.

That—coupled with the Greek translation of his name, which means red—explains the name he takes when he hits the stage and that will be on his first CD, released next year. SINcerely red.

“I try to take everything and put it in my music,” said the former Westland resident. “I’m trying to get people to know me through my music.”

Only 20, Kokenos lived in a number of places growing up. His parents, Chris and Jenny, toured as Christian musicians Not Our Own, although his father didn’t pick up the guitar until he was 26. He eventually left his job to follow that calling.

Curtis, who plays guitar, drums, piano, sings and writes his own songs, started much earlier.

“I’ve been involved with music my whole life,” he said. “I’ve been playing ever since I can remember.”

His parents—particularly his father—inspired him, so it’s no wonder that he learned the guitar first and then graduated to other instruments. When he’s laying down tracks in the studio, he said he still follows that formula: guitar first, drums and piano later.

He’s taken his music more seriously in the past eight months, but has already played venues such as the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor, the Hard Rock Café in Detroit and more.

He said performing in front of an audience—large or small—is one of the most rewarding parts of his young career.

“It’s what you’ve built yourself up for,” he said. “You get to put yourself out there. It’s what you’re trying to do with your life. It’s a great experience.”

The songs from the forthcoming Nothing Left—to be released in February—reflect his musical inspirations, which include John Meyer and Dashboard Confessions.

He’s working with another fledging company—No X-It entertainment—in promoting the CD and getting his name out.

Matthew Trevarthen, manager of the company, said he recognized his talent the first time he heard him—when Kokenos was determined to perform even though he had been in an automobile accident the day before and had a slight concussion.

“That impressed me,” said Trevarthen. “Then he got up on stage and just tore it up.

Kokenos said he will put all his energy into the Thursday show, too.

“If you don’t put 110 percent into it, you’re never going to know if you can excel in it,” he said.
- The Journal News Group (Scott Spielman)


Discography

"Nothing Left" - Sampler/Teaser 4/2008

"Nothing Left" L.P. Release Date: Feb. 17th 2009

"P.S. I Got You Covered" E.P. - Release Date: July 2009

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“I’ve got nothing but my guitar and some clothes.” Said Curtis Kokenos.

“My life is like a book and the title MUSIC.”

Curtis Kokenos also known as ‘SINcerely red’ is a solo acoustic artist from Dearborn, Michigan.

He was born with music in his veins and the perfect tempo to his heart. All of his family members are musicians including his mom and dad whom are touring Christian artists.

The past few months SINcerely red, has been taking the next few steps to becoming a more polished artist. Hitting the pavement hard. He has been spending countless hours in the studio, performing live, and promoting his up and coming album entitled “Nothing Left”, To be released early 2009.

With “Nothing Left” on the horizon, red is looking to reach more fans and friends. His message is uplifting, refreshing, and all around REAL GOOD MUSIC that all ages will love.

Having just announced working with No X-It enteRtainment he has been filling up his schedule with shows in and out of state. ‘X’ (CEO of No X-It enteRtainment) and red have been and will continue to work on his craft, along with learning how to become more business savvy.

With the potential SINcerely red has his future can only get bigger and brighter. A person can only go up from having “Nothing Left.”

"to let you know why I'm writing this or why I'm doing this, its not only for the simple fact of "its all I know" but I'm hoping in some way, some how, I can relate to you; and make an impact in someone’s life, by letting you know my side of the story. SINcerely, red.”