North Georgia band featured by Tolkien fans at Hollywood Gala Event
Celtic folk-rockers Emerald Rose will be featured performers at the upcoming post-Oscar event to be held in honor of “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” director, cast and crew. Tolkien fans from the internet web site www.TheOneRing.net will be hosting “Two Towers: One Party”, in honor of the success of the latest movie in the popular series. The event will be held March 23rd at the prestigious Hollywood Athletic Club, and will feature live broadcasts of the Oscars during the awards ceremony, followed by live entertainment through the evening.
Emerald Rose is a high energy Celtic folk rock band that blends harmony vocals, pennywhistle, world percussion and driving guitars and bass. Their music ranges from traditional jigs and reels to original folk rock and pop songs. The band often draws from Celtic myth and legend to create their unique sound.
Emerald Rose is well known to Celtic music fans in the Southeast, and the band has been forging a following in the New York and Boston areas during the past two years. Band member Brian (Logan) Sullivan says, “We had a chance to share table space with TheOneRing.net at Dragon*Con 2001 in Atlanta, just before the first movie hit, and we’ve been Tolkien fans for years, so that was exciting for us. Last year we played their ‘Evening at Bree’ costume party, where elves, hobbits and rangers ended up dancing a spontaneous Macarena to one of our songs! It was great to be the house band at the Inn of the Prancing Pony! We’re looking forward to a fun-filled show out in Hollywood, and we’re delighted to be able to present some of our music to such a talented group of folks!”
“We read Tolkien aloud at home for our family time, so this opportunity is very special to us. Sharing LOTR with our kids has been a peak experience. We have all been very impressed by the movies – they have been a constant topic of conversation and (sometimes heated) debate among the band”. All four members have are long-time fans of the Tolkien series and have been avid fantasy gamers for years. They are passionate fans of Magic: The Gathering, and play fervently when on tour.
Science fiction and fantasy cons are some of their favorite gigs. The band has been musical guests at I*Con in New York, DragonCon and Fantasm in Atlanta, and they will be the Filk Guests of Honor at Galacticon 2003 in Chattanooga.
Emerald Rose has been touring throughout the Eastern US for the past two years. Their cd “Bending Tradition” won them international critical acclaim and radio airplay across the US and in Canada, Europe and Australia. Their subsequent release, “Fire in the Head – Emerald Rose Live” has garnered even greater enthusiasm from fans and the press, propelling the band into full time touring and recording. Early 2003 will see the group releasing their traditionally influenced cd, “Celtic Crescent”. The band has received over 380,000 downloads at internet music site http://www.mp3.com, and charted #1 songs in several musical genres.
CD’s are available from their website, or can be ordered from Amazon.com and CDbaby.com.