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Barry is currently at LA Sync Festival - keep up with what he's up to on Facebook.
NEW TRACKS RELEASED ON GOTHAM
Now available on itunes.
Now available on itunes...
Coming Soon www.gothamrecordsonline.com
We will be uploading all our new releases and artist collaberations on the new site. With links distributed to thousands of industry partners worldwide.
Now available on itunes
NORMA LEWIS IS BACK!
The fabulous Norma Lewis is back from a stint of songwriting and recording, with a fabulous new single 'Lose Control'.
It will be released on Gotham Records on 25th October, but if you can't wait until then, download this fantastic free remix: www.brickhithouse.com/freemix.
TONY AUDENSHAW APPEARS ON THIS MORNING
A great start to the week.... we went with Tony Audenshaw as he made his singing debut on This Morning on Monday 7 June.
Audenshaw appeared alongside his band, White Van Man, and Opera singer Sean Ruane to perform his World Cup song, Viva Englandia.
Whilst we were there we not only caught up with Phil and Holly but the newly crowned winners of Britain's Got Talent... Spelbound!
FROM THE WOOLPACK TO THE WORLD CUP: EMMERDALE'S BOB HOPE RELEASES A SONG FOR THE BOYS!
England’s World Cup dreams have had another boost this week, as actor Tony Audenshaw aka Emmerdale's Bob Hope unleashes new hope with ‘Viva Englandia’.
Tony and his live band, White Van Man, have teamed up with Opera singer Sean Ruane for the track, which will be released on Gotham Records on 24 May.
The guys have just finished filming the video, ahead of the track's release on iTunes later this month.
So support the boys on the road to World Cup victory and shout 'Viva Englandia'!
FUZZBOX ARE BACK!
Eighties pop punk band ‘We’ve Got A Fuzzbox and We’re Gonna Use It’ are making a welcomed return in 2010 with the announcement of a UK Tour.
The reunion will see the band take to the stage with their infamous fuzzbox sound, which dominated the charts in the 80s. Hits like ‘Pink Sunshine’, ‘International Rescue’, ‘XX Sex’ and ‘Rules and Regulations’ will feature in what is to be the band’s first European Tour in 20 years. May Dates13 - Southampton - Joiners Arms14 - Bristol - Fleece n' Firkin 15 - Manchester - Roadhouse16 - Glasgow - King Tuts 17 - York - The Duchess18 - Norwich - Norwich Arts Centre19 - Nottingham - The Social20 - Oxford - Oxford Academy22 - Birmingham - Birmingham Academy 23 - Colchester - Colchester Arts Centre24 - Brighton - Audio25 - London - Islington AcademyFuzzbox will be releasing a new single on Gotham Records, as well as working on a new album.To keep up with the latest from Fuzzbox, visit www.fuzzboxfans.com
Happy New Year Everyone. We had a great time meeting friends old and new at Midem Cannes January 24th-27th 2010
Niki Evans was invited as a Special Guest to the Royal Television Society Midlands Awards at Birmingham's Town Hall last week. She presented the award for Best Acting Performance, which went to Selina Chilton from BBC1's 'Doctors'.
The RTS Awards was hosted by Myleene Klass and Channel 4's Krishnan Furu-Murthy.
There's lots going on a BTMG HQ at the moment - last week we went to Never Mind The Buzzcocks, and Barry caught up with Noel Fielding and Phil Jupitus. Lovely guys!
NIKI EVANS NEWS:
'I Feel Love' available on iTunes now!!
October/November 2009 Tour Dates coming soon...
Celebrity Karaoke Night,featuring Niki Evans and some actors from Eastenders.
We raised £10,000 for Macmillan cancer support at the Water rats in London
Barry with Joe Swash
HIGHLIGHTS FROM BIRMINGHAM PRIDE
Norma Lewis and Nicki French
Darren Clynes with Sonia
Bradley, Jo and Paul from S Club
And all the other fun...
BARRY GETS CHEEKY
We're all getting geared up for Birmingham Pride next weekend, with divas Norma Lewis and Niki Evans taking to the stage.
Barry is also going to Cork Pride this year with Niki, and will be catching up with The Cheeky Girls again...
WE DIDN'T QUITE HAVE THE FIZZ...
So, another Eurovision done, but at least we didn't get 'nil pois' (again!) Congratulatons to Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jade Ewen for getting us in the Top 5.
Maybe next year we should bring back Bucks Fizz... they were great at last year's Birmingham Pride, and we reckon they could do just as well on the Norwegian stage next year.
Oh, and we just found a snap of these other Eurovision heroes... Brotherhood of Man
DARREN CLYNES DOES A JAMIE OLIVER...
Here is Darren Clynes at the shoot of his debut video, Teacher Sue. He returned to his old school, St Peter's Primary in Leeds.
Clynes said that the school seemed a lot smaller but the dinners had certainly improved.
Leeds is already getting behind the single and it already appears on Real Radio Yorkshire's playlist!
WE'VE BROUGHT THE (PROMO) BOYS IN...
We've enlisted a heavyweight to promote Darren Clynes 'Teacher Sue'...
Download from now, or we'll send the boys round!
DID YOU LOVE YOUR TEACHER?
Whilst researching his new book, I Loved My Teacher, Barry came across the story of Leeds businessman Darren Clynes, whose obsession with his teacher lasted over two decades. Barry contacted Clynes and inspired him to write 'Teacher Sue', his debut track ode to the St Peter's Primary School teacher.
Clynes is returning to the school this week to perform the song to students and to film the video.
'Teacher Sue' is available for download from iTunes or through text-and-buy, just text 'Sue' to 81088.
If you've got a story of unrequited (or maybe requited) love for a teacher, then get onto www.pleasemiss.com and leave your story!
BARRY HANGS OUT WITH A GRUMPY OLD ROCK STAR
We've just got back from the launch of Rick Wakeman's new book "Grumpy Old Rockstar".
The 'Yes' keyboard player treated a select crowd to some of his rockstar tales, and they were just simply, hilarious!
If you ever meet the man himself, ask why Norman Wisdom made him say "B***ocks!"
PROUD TO BE BRITISH
We are delighted to have been part of the BRIT Awards voting academy
again this year.
The nominations are being announced at a launch party on Tuesday 20 January 2009, which will be broadcast on ITV2 at 8pm.
We wish everyone the best of luck.
To launch the new remix of 'Hotel California', by DJ Kideva,
Sinergie performed at the Nightingale on Saturday 29th November
Sinergie launched their brand new single 'Hotel California' at the Nightingale, Birmingham, on Thursday 25th September.
Hotel California is released on Monday 29th September 2008 exclusively on iTunes.
To pre-order your copy text 'Hotel' to 81088 (not available on Virgin Mobile)
Barry has been catching up with the X-Factor contestants...
Congratulations to Sean and Sarah on going into this week's charts at Number 13 with their debut track 'WE R ONE'
The new single by 'Pimp + Jam featuring Norma Lewis' To pre-order your copy, text 'FEEL' to 81088
was released on 17th November 2008
Barry with "City Girls" whilst promoting their new single 'OMG'
TASTE OF BIRMINGHAM
Barry with celebrity chefs Atul Kochhar and Antony Worrall-Thompson.
Barry with Jimmy Franks (BBC Radio WM) and X-Factor finalist Sean Rumsey on stage.
NIGHT AT THE NIGHTINGALE
R'n'B star Taio Cruz at the Nightingale
Taio Cruz with Barry
Barry at the nightingale club
Baz with Billiam at Pride
Brand new entry in te chart at number 23!
Big Belly performs at Karlshamn 2008.
Lagaylia from Sweden won The Baltic Song Contest, which was filmed by Polish TV.
Copehagen Steel Band perform for the VIPs at Karlshamn.
One of the classic cars from the rally at Karlshamn.
Each summer the seaside town of Karlshamn comes alive for its annual festival which sees the streets filled with musicians playing all imaginable styles ranging from jazz and blues through to rock and samba. Other events at this vibrant festival include a street parade, a Baltic song contest, a vintage car rally, food and drink vendors and a traditional market. Many events take place on a stage in the town square and the festival always kicks off with a concert on the opening night. During the three-day event, approximately 250,000 people attend the festival making it one of the largest free festivals in Sweden.
Barry will for the third consecutive year be on the TV show judging panel. The Baltic song festival is televised in Poland and the Baltic states.
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BTMG hosted John Parr's only Midlands gig last month, here's Barry and the man himself...
Khaliq's 'The Way of Zen' Album
Barry at BBC Radio WM promoting the new album.
The fantastic Jann Klose is jetting over to England this summer for a series of UK tour dates.
Series of world wide tour dates below:-
July 17 L’Abri Cotier Le Havre, France w/ Olivier DurandAlso Jann Klose's Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/jannklose
July 23 Spielbudenplatz Open Air, Hamburg, Germany
July 24 Kukuun Hamburg, Germany w/ Duncan Townsend
July 26 Tbilisi Independent Music Festival, Tbilisi Georgia
July 28 Kultiviert Anders, Leipzig Germany
July 29 Pub-a-la-Pub, Potsdam Germany (not confirmed)
July 30 Brauhaus Suedstern, Berlin Germany
August 4 Flirt FM Radio, Galway Ireland
August 4 Roisin Dubh Pub & Music Venue, Galway, Ireland
August 5 The Hard Rock Cafe, Dublin Ireland
August 5 The Zodiac Sessions, Bruxelles Bar, Dublin Ireland
August 7 Cavendish Arms, London, UK
August 8 The Regal Room at Distillers, London UK
August 10 BBC Radio, West Midlands UK
August 10 The Yardbird, Birmingham UK
August 12 Tin Angel Record Shop, Coventry UK
August 13 The Musician, Leicester UK
August 15 The Zanzibar Club, Liverpool UK
August 16 CB2, Cambridge UK
For more info go to: http://www.jannklose.com/tour.html
Jann Klose Performing 'Hold You Down' Live: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VTpobvxNiE
THE GANDHI TOUR
Saturday 12th April 2008
Two of Gotham's artists, Norma Lewis and Khaliq, appeared at the Gandhi Peace Festival at Kingsley Hall in London. The free event concluded London's 'Festival of Non-Violence'.
Norma Lewis and new recruit Ricardo, who first met Norma
at her monthly Singers Night (www.myspace.com/singersnight)
Khaliq and band had a great show!
For more information, go to http://www.gandhitour.com/London-event.html Barry, looking flash, in Prague...
We've been looking back at 2008's Midem and found this picture that reveals that Barry can find a photo opportunity anywhere.
Barry at Midem 2008 With Joey Welz (original Bill Haley and his Comets)
Barry With Norman McCourt AnR Magazine
Barry. Kihyeon Kim. Sh Global Korea. and Khaliq with a new mp3 version of The Way Of Zen
Barry with Desmond from Silkroad China
PETE AT THE NIGHTINGALE
Barry and diva (Norma Lewis) head out to see Pete Burns.
On Saturday 5th April, Birmingham saw the arrival of super-diva Pete Burns at the Nightingale Club, Kent Street, Birmingham.
Pete gave a truly camp performance:
Barry and Norma hanging backstage:
Barry with Nightingale party girl, Miss M:
Barry with Toyah Wilcox at The Nightingale Nightclub:
At The Muslim writers awards at the ICC in Birmingham
Barry personally gives Jermaine Jackson a copy of the Muslim writers CD.
What did we look like when we had Cliff Richard film at the library theatre?!!
Italian Goverment minister Dr ssa Elena Romoli uses the Jargon book to help understand what it all means!
THE STUDIO IN ESSEX
Richard Allen Magazine new music radio shares a joke with Barry I think he mentioned how much my fee was "He's having a laugh"!!!
Richard and Barry plugging the Jargon book:
Denise Pfeiffer after the success of "Can you feel my Love" and "Love is a lonely word".
We will have new material from Denise in 2008.
Caroline 7 new track "Take and Give"
Full album was due in 2008
In 2008 material from Lilygun..
More pictures of MEI are on the MEI page. Check them out below!
Anyone seen my book?
RESPONSE FROM ANNE LEIGHTON
I was initially expecting a humor book from you, Barry, because of your energetic sense of humor.
Instead, you exceeded my expectations and created a small research book that expresses every term that both industry-ites and upcomers would want to know about our business. You also included very meaningful quotes from a range of performers, who we know and love, including "Music is spiritual, the music business is not" from Van Morrison. But you are spiritual, Barry, you fulfilled a need with a very simple book.
Bronx, NY .USA
"Anne Leighton Manager, Jann Klose and Publicist, Tower of Power and Jethro Tull"
PS: I have a teacher who will probably want to use this book as a text for his students............
Now available to buy online. via paypal
Price. £10-00. ($18-00.) €15.00 (including package and post.)
A must for anyone wanting to understand the jargon. 52 pages with fun quotes. from the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Paul McCartney, Marc Bolan, David Bowie and others; 125 examples of jargon and what it all means.
Plus many important music industry contacts.
To purchase email email@example.com. This book will not be in the shops until January 2008. Buy now as a fantastic Christmas gift.
Richard Allen Quote:.... "An interesting, informative and versatile pocket book, especially usefull for the new artiste and band who does not know what the industry jargon means. Pocket sized and always to hand. This little booklet has some of the most interesting quotes from major artistes. Well worth keeping in your gig bag or office" Richard Allen, MAGAZINE radio programme www.bcluk.net/magazine.html
Richard Allen Gateway FM Essex
OOPS WHERES MY GLASSES
"Tara shares a joke with Alan Carr"
TARA AT MCFLY'S TOUR
TARA MEETS McFLY
Tara went to meet the McFly boys this week on their Greatest Hits Tour
Poser!! Edu, Barry & Gustavo
share a joke!!
Edu. Norma Llewis and Gustavo Norma Lewis
planning for FMi Brazil
With a little help from Jimi Hendrix!
Barry plugging with Rachel New from Kerrang Radio.
Rachel was a guest on Barry Sound It Out Seminar in Sandwell
Khaliq, Paul Ryder (Happy Mondays) and Barry at the British Embassy in Berlin.
Barry met up with Brian Wilson at the Royal Festival Hall, in London, to plug the latest Creative Insight Vol. 5 and the new album from Khaliq
NEW CD LAUNCHING AT POPKOMM
will be releasing his new album
at this year's Popkomm
Barry and Tara met with French partner, Abu Farman from Divibes in France.
More travelling for BTMG...
Promoting from England to Paris...
"Is this the First Class carriage?"
Keeping the First Class theme, the BTMG crew
had lunch at the top of the Eiffel Tower.
Christmas in July 2
The Christmas in July 2 video is up on You Tube:
This year's Christmas in July was a huge success and launched by BRMB (96.4fm) the day was full of festive cheer!
We've just returned home from Karlshamn festival in Sweden where Barry was rubbing shoulders with the stars, as always...
Barry with two of the Swedish hosts
Left: Barry with Swedish Actress, Singer and Television Presenter, Tina Leijonberg
Right: With winner of the Karlshamn Festival, Jurga (Lithuania)
Look out for more on this year's Karlshamn festival... coming soon!
Check out the fun we had at Gigbeth on the Beach last Wednesday!
Barry and Dennis Seaton (Musical Youth)
Nizlopi were amazing, as always...
as were The Priory, who are performing with The Twang at an exclusive Kerrang! gig on Friday 27th July at Barfly Birmingham
We've had Sexy Santa Sax rehearsing for the
Christmas in July 2 Launch
on Saturday 28th July at The Yardbird
We attended the Ozzy Osbourne homecoming on 6th July where Barry also met Councillor Ray Hassall, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Sport and Culture.
Barry with Ben Hudson (Mr Hudson and the Library) and Bob Sinclair: Check out Bob's new track 'Sound of Freedom' - OUT NOW!
Nina Obraztsova from EEMC Russia drops in to Gotham Headquarters today to take our latest samplers back to Russia
The Barry Tomes Media Group is made up of so many ingredients, including: Record Companies, PR,
seminars, advice classes, artist management and DJ
promotion. Our experience stretches back 35 years...
and in that 35 years, media really has exploded.
With now hundreds of Television stations in every
country, thousands of radio stations, accessibility of
media coverage plus of course, the internet.
We like to think we have changed with the times - from
a humble management company representing one artist,
to a global media company working with hundreds of
artists at any one time.