Open For Swamphouse - P.A.U.S.E. Benefit Event

Posted by:  P.A.U.S.E. Initiative


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"Uniting the Community Through Music" is an annual benefit concert where 100% of the proceeds go to the P.A.U.S.E. Initiative, a 501(c)(3) organization that provides music education to children in inner-city public schools in and around Chicago. The event will be emceed by Julian "Jumpin" Perez, B96 radio personality and legendary house DJ. B96 is WBBM 96.3 FM, Chicago's #1 Hit Music Station.

P.A.U.S.E is guaranteeing to select 1 Sonicbids artist to share the stage with Swamphouse at their first major fundraiser at Joes Bar in Chicago (capacity 900). The selected band will receive a $200 stipend.

The selected band will play on a volunteer basis, but is more than welcome to sell merchandise at the event, and may request a tax receipt to write off profits for merchandise sold. Bands will be listed on all promotional flyers, posters, postcards, on the P.A.U.S.E. website and much more. All genres accepted.

Band submissions will be reviewed by David Andreone, Charlie Love, and Rhonda Kelly.

David Andreone has worked in the music industry for the past 15 years. In 1995, David joined the creative team at Warner/Chappell Music Publishing, where he worked specifically with songwriters and bands. David's signings at Warner/Chappell resulted in worldwide sales exceeding 21 million units (Michelle Branch/The Wreckers, Disturbed, Hoobastank, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, etc.). David later moved over to the label side, becoming Vice President of A&R at Columbia Records (SonyBMG), in Santa Monica, CA. Currently, David is General Manager of Infinite Music Group, a diversified music start-up.

Charlie Love and the Silky Smooth Band have been one of Chicago's premier blues and dance bands on the scene for many years. This Chicago showman was the winner of the "Best Unsigned Band" contest and is a consistent feature at the Chicago Blues Festival. Charlie just returned in May 2009 from a tour with the legendary B.B. King. Charlie is recognized as one of the city's outstanding performers and his sound keeps his audiences on their feet. Charlie Love and the Silky Smooth Band can be found around town at Kingston Mines, Blue Chicago, Buddy Guy's Legends, Reservation Blues and the Checkerboard Lounge.

Rhonda Kelly, from Rainmaker Public Relations is recognized for many years of developing relationships with journalists, editors, reviewers, radio programmers and national and international contacts of all varieties. Rainmaker has personal relationships with media that provides them with a deeper understanding of each one's needs and talents, as well as the fuel to create the fresh, attention-grabbing angles for which the firm has become well known.