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"ENDORSEMENTS/RECOMENDATIONS"

LAURA JENNEY, Owner, Writer, PR, Press & Media Relations Specialist MINDSWEEP ENTERTAINMENT & PRODUCTION
"Any and all artists/bands that I agree to work for and place my company's logo on are of the higest caliber of musicians, as any time I do so, I am staking both mine and my company's professional reputation on that artist or band. Working with many of the most esteemed names in the music industry, both execs and artists, I would not stake my name or my company's professional reputation on any artist or band that was anything less than exceptional. As the owner of Mindsweep Entertainment & Promotions, I proudly endorse both personally and professionally the band Southpaw, as these folks KNOW how to rock & roll!
Incidently, Southpaw was referred to me by legendary guitarist, Steve Grisham, formerly of the Outlaws, and currently of the bands Ghost Riders, and Ghost Riders~The Legends; who produced two song's on Southpaw's latest CD release at Mira Vista Studio, Tampa, FL."

- Mindsweep Entertainment & Production


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MICHELE KNOTT, President/Founder QUEEN OF HEARTS FOUNDATION FOR DISBABLED CHILDREN
"Southpaw was kind enough to donate their time to help entertain at our November 2006 Fundraiser. It was with their help that we were able to raise enough money to help pay for therapy for our children. They were very professional and entertaining and our guests thoroughly enjoyed them!"

www.qofh.com - Queen of Hearts Foundation for Disabled Children


"South Paw: Southern Rock with a Mean Left Hook"

By Ashley Helton and Laura Jenney

Of Mindsweep Entertainment & Promotions

Rockerchick4U@aol.com

VPofMindsweep@aol.com

5-7-08



No doubt, since the dawn of the Southern Rock Movement, the heavy hitters that pioneered the genre, such as the legendary Allman Brothers Band, Dickey Betts & Great Southern, The Marshall Tucker Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Outlaws, Atlanta Rhythm Section and other greats, set a whole new course, and made their mark in music industry's history. Though that was several decades ago, incredibly, many of these bands are still rocking steady and sounding great as ever; as like rock & roll itself, great Southern rock is here to stay.



Keeping with the tradition, there is a new breed and generation of Southern rockers, and rising to the challenge. In the left corner of the ring, is a smoking hot band, which can be considered a major contender that delivers one mean left hook. This hard hitting band is none other than the band South Paw, from the Melbourn/Palm Bay, Florida area.



With just one listen to their music from their brand new independently produced, self titled CD and they'll make a believer out of you. Their sound is hard hitting, as tight as it gets, exceedingly different and undeniably Southern.



Jeff Olmstead, who is the lead vocals for the band has been apart of several renowned bands included Blue Rooster, and Majesty. Jeff is now that man who puts the "rock" in Southern rock music today. Any fan of Southern rock will find themselves mesmerized by his vocal talent and definitely be on their feet screaming for more.



The second man behind the South Paw's fighting force, is no other then Jay Grimes, who over the years has explored many different styles of music, and brings South Paw's songs to life as their lead guitarist. Fans will find themselves hypnotized as his magic fingers not only make soloing smooth and fluid, but you will be electrified by his unique heavy guitar sound. (The man absolutely smokes on guitar! LOVE the pinch harmonics on the track "Never Go Away".)




John Little, who is South Paw's bassist and harmony vocalist, has played with bands such as Little Brothers, Lucky Stiff, and Rockit. John is not limited to playing just bass, he can also play the keyboard and rhythm guitar. Plus, like Jeff, he has amazing vocal talent that will just send chills down your spine.



Marcus Dawn, who has played with several bands including, Backseat, Little Miss Muffet, Tru Bluez, and Authorized Personnel, brings his own talents to the table, opening up a can of whoop a$$ on drums, that delivers a serious thumpin' on every track and even more so on stage, as a very dynamic drummer. He loves playing music and it shows in every performance.



Liz Cyr and Lissa Olmstead are all the backup South Paw needs (on backing vocals), on their rampage to the top. (And they are no sissy Girl Scouts, when it comes to performing live or in the studio.)



Central Florida's Southern super tight, classic rock band South Paw, have started to pound their way through the music industry, and have opened up for bands such as Confederate Railroad, and have been festival favorites, performing at such esteemed venues as Bush Gardens, and in other state fairs and fests. Their knockout self titled CD; which is independently produced, is set to be released world wide on June 1st. The CD "South Paw" was recorded at Southern Voice Studios, and Mira Vista Studio in Tampa, which is owned by veteran Southern rock guitarist, Steve Grisham, formerly of the Outlaws, and now performing with Ghost Riders, (amongst others).




Fans can soon expect South Paw to release yet another jaw dropping CD, soon to be forthcoming, as South Paw currently has another brand new CD in the works.



South Paw's influences include: 38 Special, Stranger, Outlaws, Ghost Riders, Allman Brothers, ZZ Top, Aerosmith, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, and Molly Hatchet amongst their many.



Fans and interested execs can further check out their great sound, and gain more info on South Paw via their My Space site at http://www.myspace.com/southernband. (A note to record label execs...we double dawg dare you to just try to listen to South Paw's music without getting your groove on! If you can't, bear in mind, neither can anyone else! You sign them, we at Mindsweep Entertainment & Promotions will be more than glad to promote them.)



South Paw's outstanding new self titled CD is currently available via the band's Official My Space site, (at http://www.myspace.com/southernband), and at their live performances; then on other purchasing outlets as they come aboard.



And of course, a tour to promote this hard hitting CD is already in the works, and South Paw is currently seeking and accepting dates and sponsorship for their tour, which they would like to extend all across the US, and from there 'take on the world'. They would love the opportunity to tour in all of Europe, and especially in Spain, Scotland, England, Ireland, Greece, France, Germany, then on to Japan, Thailand and other Asian destinations, and also Mexico, Canada, Central and South America as well as Australia and beyond.



We pity the fool that has not yet discovered South Paw's 'in your face' style of kick a$$ Southern rock and roll. Trust us, it's great stuff that will knock you out!



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Best regards,

Laura Jenney
Executive Vice President, PR, Press & Media Relations Specialist
Mindsweep Entertainment & Promotions
Manager of Florida office, Booking Agent, PR, Press & Media Relations Rep
T&T Management and Booking Agency
904-777-6057
VPofMindsweep@aol.com
Laura@tntbooking.com
Jcongalady@aol.com

- Media Monitoring Service by EIN News


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BAND BIO:
Southern Pride is the brainstorm of Jeff Olmstead & Jay Grimes to bring classic/southern rock back with a vengeance. Not strangers to the Central Florida music scene, Jeff & Jay both knew what they wanted to do with a band of seasoned musicians ... make some music that would get everyone on their feet and ready to rock & roll. Take the music & lyrics written by this dynamic duo and you have a mix of southern rock at it's finest with a heavy edge. Starting in early 2006, after going through various musicians and harmony singers Southpaw has finally conceived a band of true professionals and found their niche. Adding Bill Wixon, an excellent solid bass player into the mix, John Misner on guitar, known for his solid guitar licks & right on the money backing vocals, and drummer "BJ Jacobs with his picky percussion and known for playing drums with an edgy yet technical flair, their music is now being played in the groove that they have been looking for and not being played like your everyday garage band. This band is not about just "winging it" for the money. When they get paid they like to know that they earned it! After playing for 30 years Jeff and Jay, Southpaw likes to take their music to the next level and they are extremely excited to bring this diversified band to you and leave knowing they made a statement so people will remember the name SOUTHERN PRIDE!