Taj Weekes & Adowa joins the Sweetwine Group family!
Posted on Apr 9, 2014
It is a great honor to welcome St. Lucian-born Reggae artist Taj Weekes & Adowa to the exclusive Sweetwine Group booking roster! Taj Weekes will be appearing at select festivals this summer both in the U.S. and Europe. Expect a new album to be released by summer’s end and to be followed with a Fall N. American tour!
With band members coming from all over the Caribbean, from Jamaica to Dominica and Barbados to St. Lucia, it’s a pan-Caribbean sound: all of them grew up listening to different native music and bringing their experience to the mix. Vibrant, emotionally-challenging and intellectually-stimulating, their albums have been consistently ranked as one of the top albums of any given year. Their performances are classic, soul-stirring, rootsy tempos with beautifully enchanting vocals delivering socially-conscious, thought-provoking lyrics.
5 new artists announced!
Posted on Feb 18, 2014
Day by day it seems that Sweetwine Group continues to grow and reach out further than ever. With that said, we want to extend a very warm welcome to the following artists as part of our family here at SEG.
Known globally for their raw and eclectic performances. The sexy/ quirky/ mysterious Brazilian Girls are three men; Didi Gutman on keyboard and computers, Jesse Murphy on bass and Aaron Johnston on drums, and one woman; Sabina Sciubba, the vocalist, who often enjoys wearing lacy eye masks on stage and sings in no less than five different languages.
Expect a NEW ALBUM in late 2014!
In our modern day parade of glamour, glitz, and unmerited superstardom, Cherine has taken today’s road less traveled; the path of paying dues, cultivating her abilites and developing her signature Dancehall Soul sound; a mixture of Reggae, Dancehall, Soul and R&B.
Cherine has become one of Jamaica’s leading young female singer/ songwriters and performers.
194,000+ followers on Social Media!
Cherine has toured with John Mayer, Counting Crows, Michael Franti, Slightly Stoopid and more.
Cody Beebe and the Crooks make rock music. It’s raw, true and every track is a slice of Americana. If you like organic, blue based rock music, spiced up with some heartfelt lyrics and a soulfull vocal delivery, CBC delivers the goods.
”One of the most memorable rock ensembles in the Northwest“ -Seattle Music Insider
DrFameus is an electronic music project created by the versatile drummer, Allen Aucoin (current drummer for the Disco Biscuits). He explores many different musical realms ranging from break-beats to drum ‘n’ bass to techno/ house. It is his ability to survey the crowd and improvise that has allowed him to play in such diverse projects over the years.
Greenhouse Lounge is an electronic musical trio that combines the computer based production of a DJ, accompanied by rock guitar leads, heavy synthesized bass and live drums. They are adept at merging rumbling dub basslines with pumping electronica beats, breakbeat dynamics and staggering sample manipulation. Their music can be described as a tightly woven sonic soundscape that is rich in melody and texture.
Anuhea joins the SEG roster!
Posted on Dec 11, 2013
Have you heard or seen Anuhea perform? If you are not among the tens of thousands of fans following her on social media or buying tickets to her shows then we highly recommend you tune in!
Sweetwine Group is very excited to welcome Anuhea to our booking roster. She made a huge splash touring in 2013, selling out venues on the west coast and playing such notable festivals as SXSW, Outside Lands SF, Wakarusa and many others. She is an incredibly talented singer / artist with no ceiling on her career. Anuhea truly breaks down musical boundaries from Pop to Acoustic to Rap to Reggae! Currently holding the title as Hawaii’s #1 female artist, Anuhea picked up 2 Hoku awards (Hawaiian Academy of Recording Arts) in 2012 for Most Promising Artist & Best Album, making Anuhea a very strong candidate as Hawaii’s next rising star. Expect a brand new album from Anuhea in 2014 and appearances across the nation and world-wide!
Busy festival season for SEG artists!
Posted on Aug 23, 2013
Our artists have been hitting the road hard this year no doubt. This weekend in particular is a super packed with SEG artists performing at festivals across the US and Europe. Take a look at where Sweetwine Group artists are the weekend of Aug 23 – 25, 2013…….
The Motet @ Camp Barefoot – Bartow West Virginia
Juno What?! @ @ Camp Barefoot – Bartow West Virginia
Inner Circle @ Reggae on the Rocks – Red Rocks, Morrison CO & Kaleidoscope Music Festival, Eugene OR
Rootz Underground @ Chiemsee Reggae Festival, Chiemsee Germany & Austria Reggae Sunsplash, Wiesen Austria & Uhuru Festival, Dour Belgium
West Water Outlaws @ San Juan Brew Festival, Durango CO
Euforquestra @ NedFest, Nederland CO
Birds of Chicago @ NedFest, Nederland CO
White Water Ramble @ Nedfest, Nederland CO
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Son of a legend, Devon Allman, joins the SEG roster!
Posted on Jun 20, 2013
We are absolutely thrilled to announce the signing of Devon Allman to the exclusive booking roster at SEG. Devon is an integral member of the Royal Southern Brotherhood which features artists such as, Charlie Wooton, Yonrico Scott, Mike Zito & Cyril Neville. In 2013, Devon Allman released his debut album, “Turquoise” to critical acclaim and the album charted at: #1 ITunes, # 3 Amazon and #5 Billboard Magazine. Family names are hard to live by, for they conjure up karma, old stories, habits and if you are Devon Allman, artistic talent is passed down to you. Expect to see Devon Allman shows this winter following another Royal Southern Brotherhood tour. Devon Allman plans to hit the road in 2014 with a vengeance all across the US in support of the new album! Agent Kyle Day will be the bands R.A. (responsible agent) and says, “I am grateful to be carrying on the legendary name of Allman, representing the new generation”.
Check out Devon Allman website >> www.devonallmanband.com
Inner Circle tour bus crashes, tour goes on!
Posted on Jun 5, 2013
SEG International Grammy award winning artist, Inner Circle, departed for their 2013 Summer tour on June 3rd. This marks the first official U.S. tour for the Reggae legends in many years. As the bus was cruising just outside of Baton Rouge Louisiana on I-10, they blew a front tire causing the bus to go out of control. Luckily, the driver was able to ride the shoulder and then crash into the guide wire alongside the highway eventually slowing it down and ending up in the median ditch. If not for the guide wire the bus certainly would have rolled. Thankfully no one on the bus suffered serious injuries. Currently the band is back on the road on their way to the first stop on this tour in Ojai, California at Chaparral Hall. The tour continues on with the following dates:
Creative Law Network
Posted on May 17, 2013
SEG wants to give a shout out and huge thanks to our legal team at Creative Law Network and principal, Dave Ratner. Since the inception of Sweetwine Entertainment Group, Dave Ratner and his team have provided exceptional legal council to SEG for all of our entertainment needs. We highly recommend their services to anyone in the entertainment industry.
“For more than five years, Dave Ratner has provided outstanding legal counsel for my company and is always easy to work with. Dave’s extensive knowledge of the law and careful attention to detail, deadlines and organization prove to be invaluable time and time again. Dave’s communication skills are unparalleled. It truly is a pleasure working with Dave Ratner and having him as a part of our team.”
- Ira Sweetwine, founder and president of Sweetwine Entertainment Group
Visit the Creative Law Network online at: www.creativelawnetwork.com
Cyril Neville & Birds of Chicago join the SEG roster!
Posted on Mar 12, 2013
We are thrilled to announce more exciting signings here at SEG and as 2013 progresses, so does our incredible lineup of stellar artists!
Grammy Award winning New Orleans Neville Brother and co-leader of Royal Southern Brotherhood, Cyril Neville has been called a philosopher, poet, and one of the last great southern soul singers. Mr. Neville has appeared on recordings with artists such as Bob Dylan, Robbie Robertson, Edie Brickell, Willie Nelson, Dr. John, The New Orleans Social Club and many others.
A legend in his own right, Cyril Neville is gearing up to tour the nation leading the Cyril Neville band. Be on the lookout for this exciting act to stop in your town.
BIRDS OF CHICAGO
Birds of Chicago is a collective based around JT Nero and Allison Russell. Whether touring as duo or with the full family band, Nero and Russell have emerged as two of the most compelling new voices in North American Roots music. They have toured extensively throughout Europe, Canada & the US. Some of their Festival highlights include: High Sierra Music Festival, Hillside Music Festival, eTown, Strawberry Music Festival, American River Music Festival and more! Birds of Chicago’s self titled debut album released in October of 2012 received critical raves and won them new fans on both sides of the Atlantic, and created a great deal of excitement for the first official Birds of Chicago album.
GS3 – Garrett Sayers Trio to release a live CD etc…
Posted on Feb 15, 2013
GS3 / Garrett Sayers Trio has been in residency at the Highland Tap & Burger in the Lohi neighborhood in Denver for a year and a half now, performing on Wednesday nights. The residency has in fact kick started this band to get on its feet and also excite fans with new music and a Funky, urban flavor from the minds of Garrett Sayers, Patrick Lee & Jonny Jyemo!
Needless to say, the band would not be here today without the fans who came out week after week. So in celebration and HUGE gratitude, GS3 has mastered tracks from live recordings from the residency and pressed their very first CD titled, “The Tap Sessions”. The CD will be handed out for free to all in attendance at this final show at the Tap on February 27th.
And to top it all off, we are leaking one track from the new album for FREE DOWNLOAD!! Follow this link >> https://soundcloud.com/garrettsayerstrio-gs3/cant-deny-it
Selina Albright to tour with Brian Culbertson in 2013
Posted on Feb 12, 2013
Selina Albright has received an invitation by the incredible Jazz artist, Brian Culbertson, to join his “big band” as a featured guest vocalist throughout his world tour in 2013! The tour will take them throughout the US and abroad to many incredible locations and festivals. Some of the tour highlights that have been announced thus far are: Berks Jazz Fest, Seabreeze Jazz Festival, St. Lucia Jazz Festival, San Diego Jazz Festival, Napa Valley Jazz Getaway, and many many more! If you make it to any of the festivals or shows with Brian Culbertson featuring Selina, be sure to stop by the merchandise tables. Selina will be touring with an exclusive CD of her own released special for this up-coming tour and other fun merchandise.
Announced dates with Brian Culbertson as of 2/12/13 are:
4/4 – Jazz Alley, Seattle WA
4/5 - Jazz Alley, Seattle WA
4/6- Jazz Alley, Seattle WA
4/7 - Jazz Alley, Seattle WA
4/9 – BB Kings, New York City NY
4/11 – PAC @ Rockwell Hall / Buffalo State, Buffalo NY
4/12 – John Lyman Center, New Haven CT
4/13 – 23rd Annual Berks Jazz Festival, Reading PA
4/14 – Rams Head, Annapolis MD
4/15 – Birchmere, Alexandria VA
4/17 – Seabreeze Jazz Fest Dinner Cruise, Panama City Beach FL
4/20 – Seabreeze Jazz Festival, Panama City Beach FL
5/12 – St. Lucia Jazz Festival, Castries St. Lucia
5/25 – San Diego Jazz Festival, San Diego CA
6/5 – 9 – Napa Valley Jazz Getaway, Napa CA
many more to be announced……