The Edge Effect’s Highly-Anticipated Debut Album Alphabet Radio Now Available
Get Your Copy of the Groundbreaking Vocal Band’s Original Record on iTunes and Sold Exclusively at Park Ave CD’s in Orlando
by Ilene Lieber
Orlando, FL (February 5, 2014) – After months of anticipation, Orlando-based vocal super group The Edge Effect announce the exciting release of their debut album Alphabet Radio now available on iTunes and sold locally at Park Ave CD’s in Orlando. The original album blends The Edge Effect’s signature vocals with drums, keyboards and guitars to create a new and exhilarating sound. Alphabet Radiocomes loaded with catchy tracks featuring special appearances by singer-songwriter Marc Broussard, Broadway superstar Shoshana Bean, renowned jazz saxophonist Mindi Abair and newcomer Omar Cardona, with production by Jamey Tate, engineering and mixing by Grammy winner Clark Germain and mastering by Grammy winner Gavin Lurssen.
Alphabet Radio is a 10-song tour de force that wears its influences on its sleeve and feels familiar, yet has a freshness that is missing from most Pop/Soul/Rock music that is currently on the scene. It balances vintage sounds with soaring melodies, modern harmonies and funky backbeats creating songs that are instantly hooky and memorable. “We wanted to write songs that you could sing along to after the very first time you heard them” says The Edge Effect’s John Gibson. “We think we accomplished that goal.”
Alphabet Radio consists of 10 songs, eight of which were written by members of the group and two others written by guest artists Marc Broussard and Mindi Abair who lend lead vocals and saxophone to their respective contributions. The band consists of keyboards by Jeff Babko (Frank Ocean, Jason Mraz), guitars by Andrew Synowiec (Michael Buble, Marc Antony, Robbie Williams) and drums by Tate, with all of the bass on the album created vocally by The Edge Effect’s Karl Hudson.
The opening song “All Night” kicks off the album with a high-energy dance anthem reminiscent of Off the Wall-era Michael Jackson meets Earth, Wind & Fire. From the opening vocal percussion and the soulful lead, to the rapid fire horns and early 80‘s Prince inspired harmonies, the song sets the table with a bang. The album is bookended with another song that will make you want to get out of your seat in “Come Get a Taste” – a song with a serious backbeat that will have even the least rhythmic listener clapping along. In between are songs that touch on influences of funk (“Get on Down”), rock (“Wavin Goodbye”), pop (“Spotlight”), zydeco (‘Mercury”) and even reggae (“Smile/Stand Up”), all with the signature vocal sound that can only be created by The Edge Effect.
“Although the album hits on a few different genres and could be considered eclectic, the through line throughout is us,” says The Edge Effect’s Troy Dolendo. “We all have many interests, likes and influences, and we wanted this album to reflect that.” Karl Hudson adds, “It is a big risk for us, but one we really believe in and hope fans old and new will too.”
Album highlights include:
“Biggest Fan” – an original song written and performed by soul singing critical favorite Marc Broussard, which harkens back to the Stax Records soul songs of the 60’s.
“Monsters” – an introspective and moody duet with Broadway superstar, the incomparable Shoshana Bean, who is fresh off of the release of her own soul record O’Farrel Street.
“Get Right” – featuring Grammy nominated saxophonist Mindi Abair, the album’s only cover originally featured on Mindi’s album In Hi-Fi Stereo, which The Edge Effect make their own on this new take.
“Come Get a Taste” of Alphabet Radio on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/alphabet-radio/id772269671 or purchase exclusively at Park Ave CD’s located at 2919 Corrine Drive, Orlando, FL 32803. For more news and information on The Edge Effect, future performance dates and appearances, visit www.notaboyband.com.
MEDIA CONTACT: Ilene Lieber, 321-277-7812, email@example.com
“Come Get A Taste” of The Edge Effect’s Debut Album Alphabet Radio
Saturday, September 14 At The Venue
Be Among the First to Experience the Hottest Album of the Fall at
The Edge Effect’s ‘Alphabet Radio’ Preview Show
by Ilene Lieber
August 19, 2013
WHAT: For the first time ever, Orlando-based vocal sensation “The Edge Effect” will be perform live previewing songs from their highly anticipated debut release Alphabet Radio. The album features appearances by Marc Broussard, Shoshana Bean, Mindi Abair and newcomer Omar Cardona, with production by Jamey Tate and engineering and mixing by Grammy Winner Clark Germain. It blends their signature vocals with drums, keyboards and guitars to create a new and exciting sound.
WHEN: Saturday, September 14, 2013. Doors open at 7pm with a special performance by songwriter/drummer Natural Phil at 7:30pm.
WHERE: Orlando’s hot new performance space, The Venue, 511 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803.
WHO: The Edge Effect is a six-man vocal band comprised of winners of MTV’s “Top Pop Group”, Boyz II Men’s “Next Great A Cappella Group”, “America’s Got Talent” finalists and international recording artists. Members have shared with the stage with musical legends such as Prince, Stevie Wonder and Tony Bennett. They’ve been mesmerizing audiences worldwide since forming in 2011.
WHY: Born out of their love for a cappella music and vocal harmonies, The Edge Effect is taking vocal music to new heights. Whether you’ve seen them perform staying true to their a cappella roots or with their amazing backing band, The Edge Effect’s music provides an unparalleled entertainment experience. Combining a vocal bass and beat boxer with a live drummer, keyboards and guitars, The Edge Effect is creating a new genre of music right before your eyes.
HOW: Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Full service bar with drink specials will be available throughout the night. To purchase in advance, visit http://theedgeeffectlive.bpt.me. For more information on The Edge Effect, visit www.notaboyband.com.
MEDIA CONTACT: Ilene Lieber, 321-277-7812, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Groundbreaking Vocal Band “The Edge Effect” Rings In The Holiday Season With “Luminescence” at Gaylord Palms
by Ilene Lieber
Premiering Saturday, November 10 –
And The Release of Their Debut Holiday Album This December
Catch The Edge Effect’s Spectacular Vocal Acrobatics Weekly Through January 1
Orlando, FL (November 7, 2012) – The holiday season will come alive as six-man vocal group “The Edge Effect” takes center stage at the Gaylord Palms Resort this Saturday, November 10 at 6:45pm in the premiere of “Luminescence”. The high-energy concert features special effects, dazzling lighting and aerial choreography, plus the awe-inspiring band will perform holiday favorites like “Hallelujah” and “Little Drummer Boy” with their signature modern style culminating in an unforgettable finale. “Luminescence” featuring The Edge Effect is free for hotel guests and visitors and will repeat nightly through January 1, 2013.
Winners of MTV’s “Top Pop Group” and Boyz II Men’s “Next Great A Cappella Group”, “America’s Got Talent” finalists and international recording artists, The Edge Effect has been taking music to a whole new level and rising in the ranks since forming in 2010. The six-man vocal band comprised of Orlando-based Danny Alan, Sean Gerrity, Soloman Jaye, John Gibson , Troy Dolendo and Karl Hudson combines pop, R&B, jazz, rock and funk in a show unlike any other. In collaboration with the run of Luminescence, The Edge Effect will debut their Christmas Album this December, followed by the exciting launch of their inaugural album next year.
The Edge Effect’s signature sound blurs the genre line and weaves a colorful tapestry of infectious beats, intricate harmonies and spectacular vocal acrobatics. Their vast repertoire knows no boundaries to style or genre, and the band’s stunning reinterpretations of musical favorites, as well as inventive, contemporary and original songs make for an unparalleled entertainment experience.
Having shared the stage with such superstars as Prince, Tony Bennett, the Pussycat Dolls, Stevie Wonder, John Legend and Jay Leno and performing at both The Academy Awards and The Grammy Awards, the members of The Edge Effect have been mesmerizing audiences throughout the United States and around the globe. For more information on The Edge Effect, performance dates and upcoming albums, visit http://www.notaboyband.com/.
Don’t miss “Luminescence” featuring The Edge Effect in the Emerald Bay Plaza of the Gaylord Palms Resort located at 6000 W Osceola Parkway in Kissimmee. Show times (subject to change):
6:45 p.m. November 10, 11, 13, 16-25, 30 (excluding Nov 22); December 1, 2, 7-9, 14-31; January 1
7:45 p.m. November 10, 11, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30; December 1, 2
8:45 p.m. November 18-20, 25; December 7-9, 14-31; January 1
9:30 p.m. November 10, 11, 16-18, 23-25, 30; December 1, 2, 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, 26-30
MEDIA CONTACT: Ilene Lieber, 321-277-7812, email@example.com