Planet California is Catchy – Cosmic – Kickin' Country
AS OF 9/5/2007 - GLOBALLY 345 STATIONS ARE PLAYING SONGS FROM PLANET CALIFORNIA! MIKE THANKS ALL THE FANS,DJs AND PROGRAM DIRECTORS and COULUMNISTS.
Independent Music Awards (IMA’s)
Country Album Of the Year – Finalist
Mike Lounibos – Planet California
South Bay Music Awards – Double Nomination
Country Artist/Group Of The Year – Mike Lounibos
Independent CD Of The Year – Planet California
European CMA Awards
Album Of The Year – Mike Lounibos – Planet California
Mike's USA single release, Planet California is Climbing!
New Music Weekly - #38 – Top 50 – Main Chart – 12/3/2007
(6th straight week Top 50)
This Old Guitar is #21 - European CMA Chart - Issue 166
Robert K. Oermann - Music Row Magazine
Single review: Planet California
"I like the unusual sound effects in the production. The lyric's kinda left-field, too. Rocking..."
Other Industry Reviews:
Album Reviews: Mike Lounibos – Planet California
Pete Smith – D.J. & Music reviewer - "Advertiser" (UK) on August 17, 2007
"I have been acquainted with the work of Mike Lounibos for a couple of years or so and have always been impressed but not as impressed as I am with his latest album, the superb "Planet California" (Southern Angel Music). Mike has a great country voice, easily the equal of many who are touted as superstars these days, and he is one of the most innovative writers on could wish to meet. On this latest album two songs have really endeared themselves to me; "Ring In Time", which follows the life of a little gold band experiencing the joys and sorrows, and "Who Lived Here", the story of a couple buying a house and letting their imaginations take flight on the previous occupants. Brilliant concepts beautifully performed. The programme offers a dozen varied songs, all skillfully crafted with plenty for the dedicated listener and for the dancer too in "Dance Little Jo-Jo", "Planet California", "No Brainer" and "Too Long, Too Hard, For Too Little Money"."
D.J. Etienne BERTHELS – RADIO "TERRE FRANCHE" 105.9 FM – Belgium on July 7, 2007
Album of the week: "Planet California" – Mike Lounibos - Featured Artist Of The Week:
"Mike Lounibos is a very talented artist. His personal voice and his style make great performances. His album "Planet California " is a perfect one. I'm playing regularly his songs in my program "Country side". Here below is the latest playlist. Another song will be played this Saturday and is my choice for "album of the week..."
"Planet California reflects Mike's love of country music. Lyrics from the heart and music from the soul. Every track has a LIVE feel about it, although recorded in a studio Mike Lounibos's tunes have a natural feeling. Music that is like being played live to you just like in person. One of the nicest ways for a singer to share their thoughts and feelings is through their music. Mike has opened his heart on Planet California and shares his music through his voice. A must in any country music lovers collection. The world needs NEW country music and stars. I can see a new bright star joining the big country night sky. Mike Lounibos welcome.
DJ Darryl Lanyon - 101FM Logan City DC, Australia
"Mike's album is pure stone country, the title Planet California could make you think it is some west coast progresive rock band, but no Mike puts you right back into the country music vein that a lot of Nashville has abandoned for country-pop, 12 great classic country tracks form Mike."
DJ John Morris...Trust AM1278, Darlton, Newark, UK
Mar 20, 2007
"Hi Mike! Just thought I would let you know that your CD plays over and over in my van I have not heard my radio station since i checked my mail yesterday and got the CD.LOL, I did let John listen to it last night while we were in town and he just loves it. Thank You again."
Ruby, Wooster, Ohio
Mar 18, 2007
"Hey Mike ~ I luvd your song "Planet California". Great lyrics and a very catchy beat. Keep it up bro - you're gonna be big!" ~ Jason, Las Vegas, Nevada
**** WORKING THE DREAM *****
Mike recorded, PLANET CALIFORNIA, in Nashville, Tennessee, with producer Greg Perkins. Greg is a highly respected producer and musician in Nashville, and has been instrumental in helping launch the careers of superstars Gretchen Wilson, Rascal Flatts, and has performed with other renowned artists such as Big and Rich, Tammy Wynette, Clint Black, Shelly West, David Frezell, Dottie West and many others.
Greg, will now focus his attention on shopping Mike, and the “Planet California” project for a major record deal. In Greg’s own words, “this is one of the most exciting projects I’ve ever produced and Mike is a major talent.”
****** THE DREAM TEAM ********
The Musicians on the Record have Played on a Huge number of Classic Hits in Several Genres of Music.
SHANE KEISTER – Piano & Keyboards - Elvis Presley, Kenny Rogers, Michael Johnson, Celine Dion, Johnny Cash, Jimmy Buffet, Lionel Richie, Randy Travis, David Allen Coe, Clint Black, Amy Grant, Joe Nichols, Emmylou Harris, Conway Twitty, Crystal Gayle, Lou Rawls, George Jones, Olivia Newton-John, & many others.
CHRIS WOOD – Drums - has performed with Paul McCartney, Willie Nelson, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Josh Gracin, Avril Levigne,
DARIN FAVORITE – Electric & acoustic guitar – Currently band leader for Pam Tillis, and has performed with Shania Twain, Patty Loveless among others…
DAVID HUNGATE - Bassist David Hungate is best known for his six years with the slick pop-rock/arena rock super group Toto. Some of the other artists he has recorded for and performed with range from Boz Scaggs to Seals & Crofts to gospel favorite Andrae Crouch to country-pop star Dolly Parton. Other artists include Bryan Adams, Gladys Knight, the Manhattan Transfer, Judy Collins, Neil Sedaka, Barbra Streisand, Olivia Newton-John, George Jones, Glen Campbell, Lacy J. Dalton, Lorrie Morgan, Conway Twitty, Barbara Mandrell, George Strait, Tanya Tucker and Reba McEntire.
BILL HARRIS - singer songwriter - co-penned 9 of the songs with Mike and contributed some vital creative production assistance.
******* MIKE'S STORY: ******
Country artist, Mike Lounibos, is a story teller, a country balladeer whose original songs draw deep from the well of human emotion. Songs of love, sorrow, humor and hope that will cut a hole through you, leave you breathless and then heal you.
His vocal style is unique and expressive especially when he’s singing one of his crazy uptempo party songs. Mike’s new CD, Planet California, crosses all country boundaries: fun, rowdy and edgy uptempos, compelling story songs and some classic traditional country! Get ready to feel every emotion from beginning to end.
Mike writes and sings country, but his songs can cross over into other genres as well. He grew up in Northern California, but has spent many years honing his musical skills in Nashville. Since mid-1995 Mike has split the year up residing in both Sonoma and Nashville; driven by a passion to become an accomplished songwriter. Then as he saw some of his early friends get their Artist deals, Mike's journey to become a recording artist began.
In 2002, Mike released his first CD, FULL TANK OF LOVE, in Europe on the Comstock label. Then after receiving critical acclaim in Europe, Mike starting performing consistently around Northern California. First primarily as a singer songwriter and then 2 full years with his first country band River Run.
Now, with plenty of shows and plenty of years paying his dues, under his belt, Mike's talent is finally being noticed. Mike, was thrilled when Greg Perkins chose to work with him knowing that Greg had recorded and performed with such artists as Gretchen Wilson, Big and Rich, Tammy Wynette and many others. Mike is also honored to have co-written songs on his new CD with some of Nashville's established hit songwriters and some rising stars.
Mike grew up listening to a wide variety of artists and groups like Alabama, Kenny Rogers, James Taylor, The Doobie Brothers, The Eagles, Al Jareau and Lynyrd Skynyrd, George Strait, Alan Jackson, Randy Travis, Tim McGraw, Clint Black and Diamond Rio. You'll find their influences in his music for sure! Mike’s hobbies include fishing, camping, watching westerns, bowling and watching his kids play sports.
Mike has had several independent artists record his songs, and is often a featured writer on various projects produced by Joe Smith (Back Street Boys, In Sync, Mariah Carey). Mike has had several songs place on hold by major artists, but is still working hard to score that big radio hit as a writer. If all goes well he’ll do it as a successful country artist,
**** A NOTE FROM MIKE *******
Hey everybody, thanks for stopping by. If you liked my first CD, FULL TANK OF LOVE, you're gonna go nuts over PLANET CALIFORNIA. It's the most exciting thing I've ever done in music yet. And I promise you'll enjoy it as much as I do.
Now while you're here, check out the website and if you like my songs YOU CAN BUY THE CD OR GO TO MY WEBSITE AND DOWNLOAD INDIVIDUAL TRACKS - WWW.MIKELOUNIBOS.COM - Before you go, please make sure you send me an email so I can sign YOU up on my online fan club and keep you posted on all upcoming news and events. And please, feel free to keep coming back and when you do brings some family and friends along. And when I'm playing in your area, I'll be looking for you.
Remember keep going after your dreams and thanks again for supporting my career! See you!
PS. You can also reach me at: www.MikeLounibos.com and at: www.myspace.com/MikeLounibos
ELECTRONIC PRESS KIT AVAILABLE AT: WWW.SONICBIDS.COM/MIKELOUNIBOS
MUSIC HOTLINE: 707-939-8461
Southern Angel Music Promotions & Publicity: 615.260.3450
Radio promoters: Bill Wence – 615.776.2060; Gary Bradshaw – 602.896.9910
Label: Southern Angel Music
Distribution: CD Baby, Amazon.com, iTunes
Alternate email: SouthernAngelMusic@yahoo.com
Booking Line: 707.939.8461
Correspondence: P.O. Box 586, El Verano, CA 95433, USA
After charting throughout Europe and receiving critical acclaim, Mike Lounibos, is releasing his first single from his new CD, Planet California, to U.S radio on the Southern Angel label.
Right out of the gate Mike is charting:
Roots Music Report "Top 50" – #31 - True Country - Main Chart – 9/6/2007
Roots Music Report "Top 60" - #4 California region for all genres. 9/26/2007
*** News Flash: Mike Lounibos - European single release
DANCE LITTLE JO-JO moves up to #7, on Europe's HotDisc Top 40 Chart - June 21, 2007
*** News Flash: Mike Lounibos Climbing Up European Charts:
#15 in Joyce Ramagatie's well respected Top 200 chart for total airplay in The Netherlands - June 14,2007
AS OF 6/21/2007 - GLOBALLY 103 STATIONS ARE PLAYING SONGS FROM PLANET CALIFORNIA! THANKS TO ALL THE DJs AND PROGRAM DIRECTORS