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PLACES THUNDERKATZ HAVE PERFORMED @



Club Vision (Atlanta, GA)
Tweeter Center ( Camden, NJ )
Sovereign Bank Arena ( Trenton, NJ )
CBGB (Manhattan, NY)
The Stone Pony (Asbury Park, NJ)
Knitting Factory (Manhattan, NY)
Kenny’s Castaways (Manhattan, NY)
The Arena (Philadelphia, PA)
Club Deep (Asbury Park, NJ)
Gibson Showroom (Manhattan, NY)
Conduit ( Trenton, NJ )
Flying W ( Medford, NJ )
The Dancing Goat (South Orange, NJ)
Remote Lounge ( New York, NY )
The Pontiac Grille (Philadelphia, PA)
Street Road Bar & Grille ( Bensalem, PA )
Extreme Nightspot ( Turnersville, NJ )
Felician College (East Rutherford, NJ)
Hampton Universtiy ( Hampton, VA )
TimberCreek High School ( Erial, NJ )
Buena High School ( Buena, NJ )
Triton High School ( Runnemede, NJ )
Lenape High School ( Medford, NJ )
Shawnee High School ( Medford, NJ )
Woodland Middle School ( Lawnside, NJ )
Harrington Middle School ( Mt. Laurel, NJ )



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BMI will team up with Atlanta nightclub Vision to present an urban music showcase featuring some of the country's most promising new talent. The showcase will be held on Thursday, April 27 from 8 p.m. to midnight at Vision (1068 Peachtree St. NE) and will be hosted by BME and 8th Grade Music Publishing's Lil Jon and Emperor Searcy. The festivities are open to the general public, but tickets will only be available the night of the show at the door; there are no advance sales. Party-goers must be at least 21 with valid identification.


Lil Jon and Emperor Searcy Suga Suga

Scheduled to perform are Atlanta's own Suga Suga, California-based Leo, Atlanta's Malachi and Philadelphia band Thunderkatz. The finalists were chosen by a group of top BMI songwriters, producers and industry executives from over 300 submissions.


Leo Malachi Thunderkatz

The final four will perform for a panel of celebrity judges that includes multi-platinum producer DJ Toomp (T.I., Lil Jon, Ludacris), multi-platinum songwriter and producer Sean Garrett (Beyoncé, Chris Brown, Jamie Foxx, Mary J. Blige), Block Enterprises CEO Russell "Block" Spencer, Sho'Nuff/Warner Bros. recording artist Jody Breeze, and influential songwriter and producer Jazze Pha (Ciara, T.I., Outkast). The winner will receive prizes including an iPod; airfare, accommodations and two tickets to the 2006 BMI Urban Awards; and two tracks produced by BMI Grammy-nominated production duo Cool & Dre.

This showcase is an opportunity for unsigned BMI affiliates to perform before a room of industry professionals and some of Atlanta's most influential music-makers, including multi-platinum recording artist and actor Big Boi of Outkast and a special appearance by Def Jam recording artist Young Jeezy.

The night will kick off with a celebrity fashion show set to the spins of DJ Drama, featuring the latest collection from the new Karl Kani line, Live Life & Love Denim, and swimwear from Atlanta Beach. Models will include Def Jam recording artist Ne-Yo, Atlantic recording artist Trey Songz and America's Next Top Model contestant Nik.

Rounding out the evening will be the presentation of the first BMI Legends of ATL Award, recognizing songwriters and producers for their accomplishments in Atlanta's urban music community.

"This annual event is another way that BMI supports the urban music community in Atlanta and on the national scene," said BMI's Catherine Brewton, Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, Atlanta. "Ne-Yo is one of the hottest artists on the charts today and by merging music and fashion, this night will be filled with excitement. It's an important tribute to the impact urban music has had and continues to have on a national level, and how Atlanta has been ground-zero for much of it." - BMI.com


Join us at Vision Night Club & Lounge, Thursday, April 27, 2006 for the BMI Atlanta Unsigned Urban Showcase. Celebrity judges include Ne-Yo, Jazzy Pha, Trey Songz, Bobby V and many more. Hosted by Lil Jon & Emperor Searcy. Special guest appearance by Def Jam Recording Artist Young Jeezy and other surprise performaces.

Finalists include Malachi, Leo, Suga Suga, and ThunderKatz. Don't miss the special presentation of the 1st BMI Legends of ATL Award given to a surprise guest in honor of their contributions to urban music.

Also, come early for the exclusive BMI fashion show fearturing Karl Kani's Live Life & Love Denim and swimwear from Atlanta Beach. Celebrity models to include Ne-Yo, Trey Songz and America's Next Top Model Contestant Nik. Hosted by our very own Rashan Ali of Hot 107.9. Music provided by DJDrama of the Aphilliates.

Must be 21+ with ID

Doors open at 8pm

Show begins at 9pm

Dress to Impress!

for more info log onto bmi.com/showcases



Vision Night Club & Lounge

1068 Peachtree Street NE

Atlanta, GA 30309

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By: Mark Lelinwalla

April 24, 2006

American performing right organization BMI has teamed up with Atlanta nightclub Vision to present the BMI Urban Showcase on Thursday, April 27.
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California representative Leo, Philadelphia band Thunderkatz, and Atlanta’s own Suga Suga and Malachi are scheduled to perform in front of a celebrity judge panel which includes Jazze Pha, DJ Toomp, Sean Garrett, Russell ‘Block’ Spencer the CEO of Block Enterprises, and recording artist Jody Breeze.

The finalists, who were chosen from over 300 submissions by a group of top BMI songwriters, producers and industry executives, will be competing for prizes including an iPod, airfare, accommodations and two tickets to the 2006 BMI Urban Awards and two tracks produced by the Miami-based production tandem of Cool & Dre.

Before the actual artist showcase begins though, DJ Drama will be on the wheels of steel to kick off the night with a celebrity fashion show, which will feature the latest collection from the new Karl Kani line, Live Life & Love Denim. R&B singers Trey Songz and Ne-Yo are among the models set to appear on the runway in support.

“This annual event is another way that BMI supports the urban music community in Atlanta and on the national scene,” said BMI’s Catherine Brewton, Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, Atlanta. “Ne-Yo is one of the hottest artists on the charts today and by merging music and fashion, this night will be filled with excitement. It’s an important tribute to the impact urban music has had and continues to have on a national level, and how Atlanta has been ground-zero for much of it.”

ATL's own Big Boi of Outkast and Young Jeezy are also scheduled to make appearances at the showcase.

The BMI Urban Showcase is slated to run from 8 p.m. to midnight at Vision.

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Congratulations to Thunderkatz, the winner of the 2006 BMI Atlanta Unsigned Urban Showcase!!

Thunderkatz will receive the following prizes: 2 tracks produced by Cool and Dre, 2 days studio time at DARP Studios w/ engineer, 2 Passes to the 2006 Billboard Hip Hop Conference, Vibe Magazine Subscription, 1 Night Accommodations @ the Intercontinental Hotel in Buckhead w/ Spa Service, 1 Voice Lesson from Jan Smith Studios, Showcase slot at the 2006 Atlantis Music Conference, DVDs from MTV Films, An Apple iPod Playstation + Xbox Games

Special thanks to Suga Suga, Malachi and Leo for your outstanding performances! We look forward to hearing more from all of you in the future!! - BMI.com


5.15.2006
Thunderkatz Storm BMI Atlanta Showcase
Hip-hop party rockers Thunderkatz stole the show at BMI Atlanta's annual unsigned urban music showcase held April 27 at Vision. The showcase, hosted by BME and 8th Grade Music Publishing's Lil Jon and Emperor Searcy, featured some of the country's most promising new talent, including Malachi, Leo and Suga Suga.

Members of Thunderkatz celebrate with BMI's Catherine Brewton

The New Jersey-based sextet worked the packed house into a frenzy, winning the favor of the judges with their unique "feel good" rock/hip-hop concoction. Thunderkatz were crowned the top winners out of the four performing finalists who were chosen from over 300 submissions by a group of top BMI songwriters, producers and industry executives. Celebrity judges included multi-platinum producer DJ Toomp (T.I., Lil Jon, Ludacris), 112 member Daron Jones, Grammy Award-winning producer Brian Michael Cox, and influential songwriter and producer Jazze Pha (Ciara, T.I., Outkast).

BMI’s Wardell Malloy, B-Cox, Nokio, BMI’s Catherine Brewton, Karl Kani, BMI’s Malik Levy

Thunderkatz walked away with several cool prizes, including an iPod; airfare, accommodations and two tickets to the 2006 BMI Urban Awards; two days of recording time with an engineer at DARP Studios provided by BMI award-winning songwriter/producer Dallas Austin; and two tracks to be produced by BMI Grammy-nominated production duo Cool & Dre.

Malachi, BMI's Catherine Brewton, BMI's Wardell Malloy and Rico Wade

"This showcase exposes hot BMI urban talent like Thunderkatz to all the right people," said BMI's Catherine Brewton, Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, Atlanta. "We are proud of our strong presence in Atlanta's urban music community and throughout the entire country as well. Congratulations to Thunderkatz and to all the artists who performed."

Leo

The star-studded event also included a celebrity fashion show set to the spins of DJ Drama, featuring the latest collection from the new Karl Kani line, Live Life Love Denim, and swimwear from Atlanta Beach. Kani, considered the grandfather of hip-hop couture, did not disappoint and offered some sizzling eye-candy.

Suga Suga members flank BMI's Catherine Brewton and Lynn Oliver

Multi-platinum recording artist and actor Big Boi of Outkast was on hand to present the first BMI Legends of ATL Award to Organized Noize members Rico Wade and Ray Murray (Pat "Sleepy" Brown was unable to attend). This new award recognizes their accomplishments and contributions to Atlanta's urban music community.

Lil Jon and Catherine Brewton

Other celebrities taking part in the event included Atlantic recording artist Trey Songz, who moonlighted as model during the fashion show, and Def Jam recording artist Ne-Yo, who topped off the night with a special performance.

(Standing) Oozie, James "Wildcat" Booker, Big Boi, BMI's Byron Wright, Wardell Malloy and Catherine Brewton, T-Mo, Blvd; (kneeling) Rico Wade, Ray Murray and Gipp

BMI's Catherine Brewton with showcase winners Thunderkatz and Lil Jon

Ne-Yo, Catherine Brewton, and Lil Jon - BMI.com


Tue, Feb 28 8:00 PM
$5.00 GIBSON presents “KNIT-RIFFS” Thunderkatz, Special Guests to be announced
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The Thunderkatz are the best thing to happen to music since stereo systems went hi-fi. This group is exactly what the music industry has been looking for. A band with an exciting edge of your seat sound, capturing the "Teen Spirit" Nirvana beautifully brought to life. Similar to the combination of feel good vibes that the smash, Outkast song "Hey Ya" moved the whole world with... this is what the Thunderkatz sound like. A fun loving, explosive version of today's American culture.
The Thunderkatz are a mix between superstar rock band Greenday and N.E.R.D. It could be said the band's diverse, universal sound is the bastard child of hip-hop's irreverence, R&B's smoothness, the improvisation of jazz and the pureness of rock. Just like the cartoon characters, the Thunderkatz have joined together to start kicking ass and taking names with their debut album "Don't Let The Rollie Fool U", scheduled for release on Wall Street Entertainment. As soon as people hear their infectious single "Pop Lock" it's over. The Thunderkatz are destined to be the next big thing!!!
With their strong personalities and individual quirks, the Thunderkatz name iconic sixties group The Monkee's as their closest musical peers. That goofiness and open minded attitude towards life and music is what gives the group that extra OOMPH!!! The members of the group are: XO, softly killing the keyboard, jUnO murders the Skins with power and grace, Benjive drops the bottom on the Bass with smooth lines, Just Jon the ultimate guitar afficianado, Levelz the hypest hypeman/back vocals, and finally Dell aka 080 putting it down as MC/lead singer. They are all producers and pop culture connoisseurs. 080, the lead singer explains it best; my MC name, 080 stands for a zip code in the south New Jersey suburbs. We want to show that there is no stereotypical black music. Thunderkatz represent a new counter culture. The Thunderkatz have worked with everyone from Seven Aurealis (Ashanti and Murder Inc.), Lady Patra, Poster Boy, Sire Castro, Tony Sunshine (Terror Squad) and Star Trak (N.E.R.D). Writers, musicians, producers, engineers, Thunderkatz do it all.
No longer do music fans have to toggle between classic rock stations at lunch, Top 40 at drive time and the hip-hop station at night, you can find it all wrapped up in one with the Thunderkatz. o8o says that besides making music to move the asses of the masses their mission is, "To show that hip-hop is the new rock that really rocks".