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AMY B (band leader of Gold Box Kingdom) was featured in a documentary about singer/songwriters called "Last Dance". The documentary won first and second prize in two different film festivals and has aired on public television across the country.
Go to: www.orangemoonfilms.com for details.
"Heavy & Light" was nominated by Just Plain Folks (www.jpfolks.com) as one of the contenders for best Modern Rock Album and for best Modern Rock Song (the song being "Heavy & Light")!
After receiving over 10,000 albums and 140,000 songs from 85 countries, Just Plain Folks announced the winners in November 2004.
Although "Heavy & Light" did not win, I consider it a huge honor to have been nominated!
***GOLD BOX KINGDOM***
A review from the SF Weekly:
Gold Box Kingdom
Heavy & Light
The dulcet tones of local chanteuse Amy Bruckmeier shimmer throughout this record. From the first notes of the relaxed, charming title track, it's clear that no one's in a hurry here -- as Bruckmeier's vocals soar and soothe above sparse, colorful arrangements. Heavy & Light is much more of the latter than the former -- music for a sunny Sunday picnic at the beach or cold beers on the front porch. Dotted with drum loops, acoustic strumming, and sprightly samples, Gold Box Kingdom's debut is pretty, patient, and strangely calming. Though a lyric on the album's playful highlight "Suede Pumas" reads, "She wants the world to know / her hip-huggers lack material," the same can't be said of Gold Box Kingdom. Catch them live at Papa Toby's Café on April 11.
Gold Box Kingdom:
Gold Box Kingdom is AMY B (aka Amy Bruckmeier) and Corey Wentworth. All songs except "Shadow" written by AMY B. "Shadow" written by AMY B and Corey Wentworth. Musicians on HEAVY & LIGHT: AMY B on guitar and vocals, Corey Wentworth on bass, Justus Dobrin on keyboards, Dave Tweedie on all drums (live, loops, samples). HEAVY & LIGHT was mixed, recorded and produced by Dave Tweedie.
Gold Box Kingdom's current CD "Heavy & Light" charted as a top seller in September, March and June 2003 at Streetlight Records Santa Cruz, California.
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