CaribPR Newswire, Atlanta, GA Weds, April 19, 2006: Caribbean/Pop sensation ELVIS WHITE received their first award nomination today from the Reggae SOCA Music Awards. ELVIS WHITE was nominated for Best New SOCA Artist 2005, as announced today by the awards founder, Ms. Winsome “Lady C” Charlton.
ELVIS WHITE, proclaimed “One of the true musical gems of the Caribbean” by Sir Richard Branson, was elated at the news of their nomination. The six- member band from the British Virgin Islands has been hard at work over the past year laying the promotional groundwork for their highly anticipated July debut, PROMISE –Live & Direct, on Atlanta based 17.20 Records.
ELVIS WHITE recently wrapped up a European tour where they opened for hip-hop super group, The Fugees and received raves from the fans; the European press; and Wyclef Jean of The Fugees. “America is opening up to Caribbean music more than it has ever done,” states Wyclef, "And watching this movement, it feels like the Elvis movement. It feels like Elvis is the godfather.”
ELVIS WHITE’s debut LP, PROMISE – Live & Direct, features production by Salaam Remi (The Fugees, Kevin Lyttle, Rupee, Nas); Cory Rooney (Jennifer Lopez, Destiny’s Child, Marc Anthony, Michael Jackson); and rap superstar AKON, who produced and is featured on ELVIS WHITE’s first U.S. single, “I Promise You”. PROMISE – Live & Direct is slated to be released in July 2006.
The Reggae SOCA Music Awards will be held in Miami, Florida on Saturday, May 27th at the Broward Center for Performing Arts. For more information on the Awards please visit their website at: www.reggaesocamusicawards.com
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