CLOSENUF TO A SINGLE…CLOSENUF TO COUNTRY!
DATELINE: June 10th, 2015 – BROOKLYN, NY - WRECKORDS RECORDS IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF ANTHONY J. FOTI & CLOSENUF'S LATEST SINGLE,
“IN THE EYES OF THE ROSE (The Americana Mix).”
"Wreckords Records proudly presents Anthony J. Foti & CLOSENUF’s latest cyber single, “In The Eyes Of The Rose (The Americana Mix).” This mainstay & most requested ballad of the band’s repertoire has been given a fresh take for 2015 in honor of the true roots of American Music “Country.” Foti, always being a huge fan of the genre from Charlie Daniels to Kenny Rogers to Eddie Rabbitt (also a Brooklyn-born singer/songwriter), brought in guest players for the remix including the international award winning Irish Folk fiddle player Cady Finlayson, as well as Philip Sterk, noted Nashville/Memphis session player on pedal steel guitar. The new mix is co-produced by Steve “Woody” La Cerra (Blue Oyster Cult) & Janice Foti (Anthony’s wife), who first envisioned the song as such, & spearheaded the arrangement, coming from a musical family from American Songbook players to Rock musicians). The song, comparing a man’s view on love to the rose’s view on life, was inspired & based on the writings of 17th century French philosopher Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle (a classical composer in his own right besides innovator, author & teacher) from Conversations On The Plurality Of Worlds (1686). The single is part of the act’s latest offering – an 8-track EP release aptly titled “In The Eyes Of The Rose – The EP.” Accompanying the new 2015 single is 7 other versions: The 2015 Americana Instrumental Mix, The 2005 La Cerra Mix (a more modern take on the track as a rock ballad), The 2005 La Cerra Instrumental Mix (never before released), The 1994 Original Mix (in full power ballad style - co-produced by Anthony’s father, Frederick D. Foti (1924-2013) with Steve Jerome (The Left Banke) & John Abbott (Dionne Warwick) & features music provided by The “Blackwood & Foti” Band (Anthony’s act at the time) – this “raw” version received National Airplay on Top-40 radio stations around the U.S. when originally released as a single) & The 1996 Jerome Mix (a remix of the original version by Steve Jerome for Anthony’s solo album to give the track a warmer lush sound as tastes changed & spotlights added guitarist Jeff Munzert (Jim Messina) - plus 2 more tracks (also never before released) …wait for it… Karaoke Mixes of both the 2005 & 2015 versions! A must for all CLOSENUF fans! A true study in song. These "cyber-exclusive" releases are downloadable at cdBaby, iTunes, Amazon, & more. These items are also being solicited by The Jacobson Firm for options of movie or TV usage, as well as offering the songs to be picked up by established artists if they so choose to add the song to their roster. With many artists delving into the foray of the latest single’s genre from Bob Dylan to Dan Fogelberg to Neil Diamond to Darius Rucker & now Steven Tyler, we are so proud to be "CLOSENUF to Country!"
CLOSENUF TO INSPIRE?
DATELINE: December 1st, 2015 – BROOKLYN, NY – CLOSENUF’S ANTHONY J. FOTI HAS COMPOSITIONS RELEASED BY INTERNATIONAL EVANGELIST CHILDREN’S COMPANY
"Fans & followers of CLOSENUF have questioned the band’s late 2015 into early 2016 hiatus from touring or recording & besides preparation of the new spring 2016 show with some new additions to the line-up - founder, lead vocalist & songwriter of the rock band, Anthony J. Foti, has been occupied on projects outside the act which are quite time consuming as well as a sincere departure. Foti, besides his work with CLOSENUF & being the President of Wreckords Records, is a professional graphic designer & Creative Director for an Evangelist children’s company out of Brooklyn’s Bedstuy Area called Loveable Lola, LLC. The company creates & markets cartoon doggie characters that spread positive inspirational messages through “Tail & Song.” The lead character for the company is Loveable Lola (http://www.loveablelola.com), based on the real-life boxer owned by NYC restaurateur Ann Nasary. Lola was a rescue from an abusive owner only to become a pillar of strength for the family in their times of crises. This adorable doggie, a true-life story of rescue & salvation, is now brought back to life as a pop-culture character to be an inspiration to all. The company has its own record label, King’s Daughters Records, which released the character’s 1st full-length studio album “Songs To Love,” which dropped officially worldwide Dec. 1st, 2015. The album of wholesome family material features 10 uplifting songs for children of all ages. The project acquired top notch talent for the release including NYC cutting edge music producer Nick Price (VH1, Wu Tang Clan), prolific songwriter (penning half the album), multi-instrumentalist & current guitarist for CLOSENUF - Paul Lawrence, & professional figure skater / voiceover actress Ashley Durand, all in addition to award winning singer/songwriter Foti, who penned the other half of the release in addition to vocal, percussion, production & arrangement duties. Foti’s compositions include “It’s Playtime,” “Let’s Go To The Beach,” “Lola Around The World, “ & “Lola’s Life Lessons,” whose original demo treatments to court the record label were crafted with the assistance of guitarist William Seyfried & bassist / percussionist Rick Troise (both CLOSENUF alumni 2011-2015). The songs are available for download everywhere or on CD, plus, in conjunction with Sharpshooter Pictures (produced & directed by Adam Watstein), all songs have been provided the most charming mixed media video treatment, which can be downloaded digitally or on DVD as “Songs To Love – The Video Album,” for which Foti also contributed to video editing & package design. Loveable Lola, LLC is wholly owned by Ann Nasary Ministries, Inc., a 501(c)(3) where sales of products are scheduled to be allocated for such charitable endeavors as helping the poor, the needy, orphans & widows, as well as helping abused & neglected animals. Foti & Lawrence, who are taking no proceeds for their work on the project, turning all royalties over to charity, also compose as a team for which they have co-penned Lola’s pre-album free teaser single for the 2015 holiday season, “I Sure Hope Santa Speaks Doggie,” viewable on YouTube via a video directed & produced by Foti (https://YouTube/ISureHopeSantaSpeaksDoggie). The company proudly launches Lola to the kids as a new cartoon character suitable for all sans the language, sexuality & violence purveying so much of today’s entertainment. The rock band being a family friendly act as well as Wreckords Records being a drug-free record label, Foti is very proud to be affiliated with this inspirational project & urges all to get CLOSENUF to Loveable Lola today!”
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CLOSENUF, NY's Premier Singer/Songwriter Rock Band,
- Independent Music Award (IMMIE) & DigiFestival Award Nominees
THEY WRITE IT, THEY PLAY IT, THEY ROCK IT!
MUSICAL PERFECTION? CLOSENUF!
DATELINE: June 30th, 2009 - BROOKLYN, NY - Wreckords Records, Inc., Brooklyn's own record label, is proud to announce the release of CLOSENUF's latest album,
CLOSENUF, NY's Premier
Singer/Songwriter Rock Band,
Releases Their Latest Album
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Wreckords Records Statement: CLOSENUF is not, and has never been associated with the following acts: Close Enough - Los Angeles, CA (Cover Band) / Close Enough - Coventry, England (Cover Band) / Close Enough - Temecula, CA (Originals Act) / CloseEnough - Eskridge, KS (Originals Act) / Close Enough Band - Miami, FL (Originals Act) / Close Enough Band - Chicago, IL - (Originals Act) / Close Enuf Band - Brookfield, WI (Cover Band) / Closenuff - Gulfport, MS (Cover Band) / ClosEnuffs - Kansas City, MO - (Cover Band) / Klose'Nuff - Webster Groves, MO - (Cover Band) / Close Enuff - Roanoke, VA (Cover Band) as well as Wreckords - Detroit, MI - (Originals Act). The Label has contacted all these acts previously requesting official name changes for disambiguation purposes, as well as copyright or trademark infringement to prevent any anticipated business loss (both reputation or capital) due to this potential confusion. Failure to do so (without attempt of mutual agreement) can result in the pursuit of legal action if claims need to be made against the offending parties. This applies to any similar band we have yet to encounter. Notification date: December 14th, 2012.
(Critics and fans compare them to, note influence by, & feel if you like any of the variety of these new and established artists, you would enjoy the works of CLOSENUF: R.E.M., Counting Crows, Matchbox 20, Coldplay, The Cure, Goo Goo Dolls, Bare Naked Ladies, Spin Doctors, Gin Blossoms, Oasis, Grand Funk Railroad, Blue Oyster Cult, The Cars, Squeeze, The Ramones, Velvet Underground, Steely Dan, Dire Straits, The Scorpions, Journey, Ambrosia, Foreigner, The Eagles, The Traveling Wilburys, America, Three Dog Night, Blood, Sweat & Tears, The Animals, Styx, Chicago, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Hall & Oates, The J. Geils Band, The Little River Band, Billy Joel, Elton John, Dan Fogelberg, Tom Petty, Meatloaf, Elvis Costello, Neil Diamond, Cat Stevens, Elvis Presley, Leon Russell, Warren Zevon, Eddie Cochran, Paul Simon, Rick Derringer, Edgar Winter, Roy Orbison, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, John Fogerty, Kenny Loggins, Huey Lewis, Van Morrison, Jackson Browne & Bruce Hornsby.)
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