The Mad Violinist & Symphony Crack Orchestra
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The Mad Violinist & Symphony Crack Orchestra

Atlanta, Georgia, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Established on Jan, 2014
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"Symphony Crack Orchestra Announces Fan Funded Album Release Tour"

Atlanta, GA (Top40 Charts/ Cre8tive Impact) The Symphony Crack Orchestra is debuting their sophomore album Fiend on the first-ever fan-funded tour this coming spring in a crowd-funding initiative through IndieGoGo. Symphony Crack has taken to their fans and supporters to be an integral part of the process and learn firsthand what it takes to produce a music album release tour of this caliber. With a goal to raise at least $50,000, contributions will be put toward the production and travel support of the show in venues in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, Alabama and Tennessee, Louisiana, Virginia, Mississippi, Kentucky and West Virginia

"Often times, I have fans asking me how they can break into the music business or how they can learn more about production from behind the scenes. I think this campaign is a great way to provide my fans a behind-the-scenes experience on how a tour is planned, developed, and performed," said the group's leader, Ashanti Floyd aka The Mad Violinist.

The Mad Violinist & Symphony Crack Orchestra recently announced the release of their sophomore music album, 'Fiend,' and within 24 hours, 'Fiend' climbed from Top 200 to Top 10 on iTunes. By using crowd funding to help support and promote these talented artists, it enables them to push the boundaries of music once again to inspire others to innovate alongside them. If the campaign is successful, it will allow Symphony Crack to pursue more tours across the nation, and eventually the globe.

"Symphony Crack's new album, Fiend, pushes the limits of music. Fusing sounds like electronic, classical, and RnB, they are taking music to where no one has before." -Award Winning Producer, Kane Beatz

Crowd-funding is the pooling of funds, from the people who collectively share a passion about your idea, often giving back a perk. Perks for this tour begin at $25.00 and range from autographed albums, tickets to sold out shows, the first to receive a pair of Velodyne Acoustic's brand new studio reference vTrue headphone, or sitting front row at you very own private show. While the initiative is a means to raise funds, the purpose is also to educate and involve fans in what it takes to put on a music album release tour.

About the Band
The Symphony Crack Orchestra brings an incredible amount of passion into the creation of their music in the studio, which extends to their live performances, effectively making their shows an entirely new and unique experience. The Mad Violinist and Symphony Crack Orchestra have placed a strong focus on global fan engagement beyond live performances and album releases. They recently launched a partnership with Maker Studios to enhance the user experience of their YouTube channel after realizing the quick success of The Mad Violinist freestyle remake of Ellie Goulding's "Lights."

In 2009, after leaving Yelawolf, Ashanti Floyd and guitarist Matt Barrett formed The Symphony Crack Orchestra to create a different, innovative style of music. The Mad Violinist (Ashanti Floyd) and the Symphony Crack Orchestra are an accomplished band with a strong international following with unique style attracting broad audiences through Pop, Rock, Hip Hop, R&B, Jazz and Alternative Music.

The group has a strong musical pedigree including, Matt Barrett on guitar, Chris Morgan on keys, Mike Belluso playing Bass, Casey Crogan on Drums, Lance Powlis with the Horns, and Adrian Crutchfield on the Saxophone. Find out more by visiting symphonycrack.com

Campaign Link: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/256202?c=home
Fiend iTunes Link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fiend/id552476950
YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/themadviolinist
- Top 40 Charts


"The Mad Violinist & Symphony Crack Orchestra Revolutionize Music and Announce New Media Plan"



The Symphony Crack Orchestra
PRLog (Press Release) - Aug 20, 2012 -
Los Angeles, CA August 20,2012 - The Mad Violinist & Symphony Crack Orchestra recently announced the release of their sophomore music album, 'Fiend,' available on iTunes and Amazon MP3. Only 24 hours after releasing the album to the world, 'Fiend' climbed from Top 200 to Top 10 on iTunes. A record that many artists only dream about when releasing new music to their fans. Symphony Crack’s first album, Addiction set new standards in music within their category by successfully meshing different musical styles and theory into single tracks on a very dynamic record.

Fiend is placed under the Electronic category, but includes sounds of Alternative, Hip-Hop, Classical, and Jazz. Fiend combines creative musical influences from featured artists -- Asia Bryant, Restless, Scar, Kief Brown, and aColorWar. The album demonstrates how The Mad Violinist guides his group to push boundaries and sets new standards among their peers. Symphony Crack Orchestra brings the same creativity and passion into their music as musicians once did decades ago; spending hours in the studio working hard to create something that no one has ever experienced before. They will continue to create new frontiers in music, and will no doubt become legends of their craft.

“Symphony Crack’s new album, Fiend, pushes the limits of music. Fusing sounds like electronic, classical, and RnB, they are taking music to where no one has before.” –Award Winning Producer, Kane Beatz

Five-time Grammy nominated Ashanti Floyd, known as The Mad Violinist, is one of the top violinists, string arrangers, and performers in the country. He picked up his first violin at the age of three with strong inspiration from his mother. Floyd is now musically accomplished in over thirty instruments. Floyd partnered with Kane Beatz and The Building Records in 2008 and have since co-produced and produced over 30 major albums, including “The Show Goes On” by Lupe Fiasco, Nicki Minaj’s “I’m the Best,” T-Pain’s “I’m High,” and many others.

The Symphony Crack Orchestra brings an incredible amount of passion into the creation of their music in the studio, which extends to their live performances, effectively making their shows an entirely new and unique experience. Tour dates planned in support of Fiend are set to begin September 7th, 2012. Be sure to check http://www.symphonycrack.com for the most up-to-date show schedule.

The Mad Violinist and Symphony Crack Orchestra have placed a strong focus on global fan engagement beyond live performances and album releases. They recently launched a partnership with Maker Studios to enhance the user experience of their YouTube channel after realizing the quick success of The Mad Violinist freestyle remake of Ellie Goulding's "Lights." Subscribers will soon be able to watch monthly full-length, exclusive live shows by Symphony Crack Orchestra directly from YouTube, among many other features to be announced.

Next week, The Mad Violinist and guitarist Matt Barrett will travel to Berlin, Germany with production company, Million Dollar Dreamz to create content that focuses on musical culture and style beyond the United States. They will also be attending the International Electronics show IFA with their large high-end audio supporter, Velodyne Acoustics to help them announce the launch of their new exciting line of headphones. http://www.velodyne.com

"We put a lot of work into creating the best live musical experience for our fans so they can hear everything we produce in the studio. Velodyne products allow us to generate the bass our fans love. Velodyne has the same passion we do about real music and the arts and we applaud them for that." -Ashanti Floyd, The Mad Violinist
- Cre8tive Impact


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Ashanti "The Mad Violinist" Floyd and the Symphony Crack Orchestra are an 8-Time Grammy Nominated band with a unique style that attracts a broad international audience through Pop, Rock, Hip Hop, R&B, Jazz and Alternative Music. In 2011 they released their first album, The Addiction, and soon became a household name among their many loyal fans. In 2009, after leaving Yelawolf, Floyd and guitarist Matt Barrett formed The Symphony Crack Orchestra to create a different, innovative style of music. Floyd and Barrett have co-produced and performed on albums that have received a combined eight Grammy Award nominations. Both can be heard on Lupe Fiasco’s "The Show Goes On." Other Grammy Award nominations were received for Nicki Minaj’s "I’m the Best," and Fantasia Barinno’s album 'Back To Me.'

The Mad Violinist, is one of the top violinists, string arrangers, and performers in the country. He picked up his first violin at the age of three with strong inspiration from his mother. He is now musically accomplished in over thirty instruments and has performed live with B.B. King. He also tours with Lupe Fiasco. Floyd has performed at the BET Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, and on BET’s 106 & Park.

The Symphony Crack Orchestra brings an incredible amount of passion into the creation of their music in the studio, which extends to their live performances, effectively making their shows an entirely new and unique experience. The group has a strong and impressive member legacy among them. Horn player Lance Powlis of Chicago, Illinois has worked with artists such as Chantae Cann, Young Jeezy, Cody Chesnutt, Bruno Mars, Prince and B.O.B, and has recently toured with Janelle Monae. Lance has appeared on the Grammy Award Show, performed at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo and twice at the White House before President Obama.

Saxophonist Adrian Crutchfield of Charlotte, North Carolina was first introduced to his instrument at the age of four when Kenny G noticed Adrian's interest from the audience during a live show. Kenny G stopped the show and invited Adrian on stage, where he proceeded to play a brief pedagogical melody and then handed Adrian his first sax. Adrian has performed with some of today's brightest stars such as Lionel Richie, Jill Scott, Anthony Hamilton, Fantasia Barinno, KC and JoJo, Adina Howard, Regina Belle, and Young Jeezy.

Casey Crogan of Portland, Oregon attributes playing air drums to the tunes of David Bowie as a child as the start to a career that led him to Symphony Crack. Michael Belluso and Chris Morgan are both very talented and versatile musicians in their craft. While growing up in Atlanta, Georgia Michael inherited an interest in music from his father, who plays the piano and guitar. At the age of 12 he began playing the guitar and music has since been his passion. He is also accomplished with the guitar, bass, drums and piano. Chris performs as DJ, keyboard player and percussionist.

The Mad Violinist and the Symphony Crack Orchestra strive for an authentic live musical performance. They favor live recordings over digital sound and offer many original works along with variations of work originated by other artists. www.symphonycrack.com