TOP MUSIC INDUSTRY NAMES LAUNCH DEBUT ALBUM WITH BBC FEATURED ARTIST KRIS SEARLE
Kris Searle (BBC Featured Recording Artist and Multi Vocal Award Winner) Drummer/Producer Dino Maddalone (Winner of 4 LA Music Awards, 12 GMA Dove Nominations), with Recording artist featured: Gregg Wright (guitarist for Michael Jackson, Mick Fleetwood, Greg Allman), Ruben Valtierra (keyboardist for Weird Al Yankovic), Jimbo Ross (string artist for American Idol, Celine Dion, Aerosmith, P. Diddy, Robert Plant, Jimmy page), Dig Lewis (Bass player for Van Halen, John Mellencamp, Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, Boz Skaggs), Johnny Kempt (Guitar/Bass) The Chambers Brothers/The Legendary Gentlemen/Helicopter). Leslie Stoddard (Award winning guitarist and Nominated for 'best debut album' at LA Music Awards) and Al Salas (percussionist for Brother Johnson)
Originally from Herne Bay, Kent and now living the dream in Los Angeles, California, Kris has launched an independent Label INSPIRE U and released his debut album with the support of his sponsors. The release of his album SLOWLY DIABOLICAL (June 2008) sparked immediate excitement and was soon nominated for INDEPENDENT ROCK RECORD OF THE YEAR, BEST MALE VOCAL PERFORMANCE and INTERNATIONAL ARTIST at the 18th annual 2008 Los Angeles Music Awards. Kris headlined at the L.A Music Awards VOTERS party at The Whisky (Sunset blvd) in October 2008 and is now the proud owner of 2 L.A Music Awards. BEST INTERNATIONAL ARTIST and RECORD PRODUCER OF THE YEAR for Dino Maddalone.
He is now in talks about the main performance 2009 which is being televised this year and boasts the biggest year yet with main stream celebrities and artists in the industry. He is now also nominated for BEST MALE ARTIST on the ROCKWIRED magazine and radio show (KTST-FM) readers poll. BBC News are covering Kris' story in the UK right now and are in talks with him about a 'reality' type documentary of Kris' story in 2009. Kris is already a BBC featured artist in the UK. Last month Kris received an honors mention at the VH1 SONG OF THE YEAR competition whilst being placed on two T.V/Feature Film compilations and now he is writing for a USA animation trilogy to hit our screens 2009/10. Kris is also now in talks with the music supervisor Jon Ernst from 'The Hills' reality soap about placing his music in the show. Since Kris' success in the United States, he has sparked interest among top industry professionals including film- maker Stephen Daldrey, actor's agent, Brandon Kjar and Duran Duran producer David Kershenbaum.
Kris is now working with N'Sync PR guru, Brad Senesac in the United States for a Grammy submission in 2010. Kris has recently released HONESTLY REMIX in the UK with UK Rapper AYO. An explosive fusion of cross-genre talent with Kris' haunting melody from the SLOWLY DIABOLICAL album perfectly blended with AYO's self- penned, edgy rap. "An artist such as Kris Searle is truly unique in the world of independent music. His British sound, style and influence stretch into other musical realms which show his level of musical knowledge and history. Kris Searle is a first class 21st century artist." Al Bowman (Founder of Los Angeles Music Awards) - Grass Media