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New Songwriting book with Eric interview
Musicians and those who want to be one.
Check out this new book on songwriting, including a ten page interview with Eric Bazilian.
New Hooters project http://www.songsinthepocket.org/
IN THE POCKET: ESSENTIAL SONGS OF PHILADELPHIA
David Uosikkinen of The Hooters presents his essential songs of Philadelphia...
SEPTEMBER 28, 2010 - PHILADELPHIA, PA - From the band that brought national attention to Philadelphia's pop music scene, The Hooters' David Uosikkinen is recording what he feels, are the Essential Songs of Philadelphia. The songs that drummer Uosikkinen chose to revisit were either recorded in Philadelphia or written and performed by Philadelphians. Each essential song will feature the band ITP (In The Pocket), a rotating line up of Philly's most respected musicians. The first song will be available for download at songsinthepocket.org beginning October 13th for 99 cents. Award Winning producer/director Steve Acito of Bluewire Media will produce a video documentary of the recording of each song. View intro of the video documentary here: http://vimeo.com/15357152
IN THE POCKET: ESSENTIAL SONGS OF PHILADELPHIA's debut song is All My Mondays originally recorded by 80s band, Youth Camp. The new version features some of Philadelphia's premiere musicians: David Uosikkinen (The Hooters) on drums, Eric Bazilian (The Hooters) on guitar/vocals , Richard Bush (The A’s/The Peace Creeps) on vocals, Greg Davis (Beru Revue) on guitar, Rob Hyman (The Hooters) on keyboards/vocals and William Wittman (renowned producer/engineer) on bass.
Initially recorded in 1983, Youth Camp played the Philly music scene for a mere six months before calling it quits. Youth Camp's lineup included lead singer Joey Wilson, John Kuzma on guitar, bassist Rob Miller and David Uosikkinen on drums. Joey Wilson passed away on Christmas Eve in 1998.
"I chose All My Mondays because it's a song that has stayed with me all through the years," explains Uosikkinen. "It's also a way to pay tribute to Joey, whose talent should have gone far beyond the Philadelphia music scene."
A portion of IN THE POCKET's proceeds will benefit Philadelphia's Settlement Music School. With six branches in PA and NJ, it is the largest community school of the arts in the United States serving 15,000 students each year regardless of age, race, or financial means. Settlement brings together an enormous diversity of students and helps them to not only develop musical and artistic talents, but also build self-confidence and readiness for academic and other achievements. Settlement Music School's alumni includes some of Philadelphia's most beloved residents including Kevin and Michael Bacon, G. Love, Stanley Clark and Kevin Eubanks. Settlement awards more than $2 million annually in financial aid and scholarships. For more information, visit www.smsmusic.org or call 215-320-2600.
High resolution photos available upon request.
Facebook: In The Pocket: Essential Songs Of Philadelphia
Thank you and Goodbye
A big Hooters thank you to all of the fans out there who made the tour such a big success.
Now grab you phones or write mails to all the radio stations out there and request "Pissing in the Rhine" to be played!
See you next tour
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The band surprises their fans with a fully German written and sung song.
A fun song from the first until the last second. Download and enjoy.
The band have announced they will come back to Dietikon, CH on 13th July to perform.
This show is to make up for their show there in May that was canceled due to technical problems at the club.
Sounddock 14 have assured us all that this time everything will be perfect !