RITA

RitaPicture a rainbow, then try to describe its beauty in words - you simply can't. Its splendor defies description. So too it is with Rita, the Angel with a golden voice. Listening to Rita sing is a breathtaking experience. Words are simply inadequate to sound her praises. The name "Rita" means "God's Pearl" / "Gift of God" and a precious gift has been bestowed upon Rita.

Rita's voice is rich in volume and range of notes and reaches a marvelously brilliant crescendo that only a Nightingale can approach - it is simply Divine. Rita received voice training at the Israeli Conservatory of Music. Continuing her special training at Israel's "Academy for the Arts of Stage and Screen," Rita graduated Magna Cum Laude and launched her career on stage performing in the theater and movies internationally. If it wasn't for such an exquisite voice, Rita would be renowned also for her tremendous acting ability. After studying the performing arts at Israel's Conservatory of the Arts, Rita also won a national title in modern dance in her native Israel. When Rita combines these multifaceted talents with her wonderful singing voice, the impact upon the audience is truly awe-inspiring. Rita has performed with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, in concert with maestro Zubin Meta, in Broadway musicals and in the movies.

Whether Rita sings in Hebrew, English, French, Italian or Farsi (Persian), her songs reach into the heart with a universal language. A well-rounded stage performer, Rita is already a star in her homeland and her star is still rising. Rita's singing career has kept pace with her progress on stage and screen and her songs and albums have raced to the top of the charts (all going Platinum) in the land of Israel where her concerts and performances are looked forward to with eager anticipation. Rita has been named the National radio station's "Singer of the Year" and was acclaimed "Woman of the Decade for the Stage Arts" by one of Israel's leading newspapers.

Rita teamed up for a duet with singer-songwriter John Whitehead, famous for his inspirational songs such as "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" and "Wake Up Everybody." "Let Freedom Ring," a timely song the whole world needs to hear is a result and it will be released soon.

"Time for Peace," an English language song by Rita was selected by the World Champion Russian Olympic Ice Dancing Team (Irina Lobacheva and Ilia Averbukh) as the team's theme song for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games and World Championships. The Russian Team won the World Championship dancing to Rita's Time for Peace.

Rita starred in a Las Vegas style extravaganza and live multimedia performance, the "Rita One" show, a $5 million Production, complete with circus performers, dancers, acrobats, grandiose costumes, pyrotechnics and a magnificent video art display. The show sold out for every performance over its course setting attendance records in Tel Aviv Israel.

More recently, Rita won "Top40 Breakthrough Artist of the Year" at New Music Weekly for its annual New Music Awards. Radio, programmers and fans actually helped support the outcome of the awards through nominations that were posted at www.newmusicweekly.com . Rita had some rather stiff competition in that category beating out a number of new artists that achieved major Top40 success at NMW.
Again congratulations to Rita and to all of you for a job well done!
Larry Weir
Editor New Music Weekly Magazine


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TOMEY SELLARS

"If there were 3 people on a couch I'd sing to them." "This was my basic philosophy on singing since the age of 6. I knew this was what my heart was born to do and to date that has proven to be true."

Tomey's vocal ability and grace has garnered her much attention and the privilege of touring and performing with such greats as Julio Iglesias, Raul DiBlasio, Jeff Kashiwa, Chuck Loeb and David Pack (Ambrosia), as well as being the Opening Act for Patti LaBelle, Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias & Barenaked Ladies and a featured artist in the first ever Florida Grammy Showcase.

From being a VH-1 top 3 finalist in "Born to Diva" and the only artist to perform and win with her own original composition, Tomey has also taken her writing and acting skills to the big screen. With three feature films under her belt and two producer credits to her name Tomey landed lead roles in the Palm Beach International Film Festival Award Winning feature film "Off the Chain" and the soon to be released "Hogzilla". Tomey was a featured writer and guest artist in the recently acclaimed documentary "Rock and A Hard Place/Another Night at the Agora" which also features Johnny Depp.
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Tomey's newest venture as lead female vocalist/writer for the Orchestrated Rock Band Doctrine being produced by Jon Oliva of Savatage is scheduled for an ‘09 release date.

Tomey is honored to also have her original composition "Promise Me" chosen to be used as the theme song for the American Vets Disabled For Life Memorial Documentary.

"Although I'll still sing for 3 people on a couch I've since adopted another philosophy on life and singing. It's taped to my computer and I read it often: ‘Free your heart from hatred. Free your mind from worries. Live Simply. Give more. Expect less'."

With Love, Light and Gratitude
– Tomey Sellars

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FRANKI LOVE

Franki"All I want to do with music is give it to others... share my heart and soul," says Franki Love. Named the "Female Singer/Songwriter of the Year" at the L.A. Music Awards recently, Franki’s song, "Shadow" won the "Adult Contemporary Single of the Year" award from the L.A. Music Awards. She won the "Best Song of the Month" award from Songwriter Universe in 2009 and she has also composed for T.V. and film, including music for Tony Kaye, director of American History X. The ASCAP, a membership association of more than 300,000 U.S. composers, songwriters, lyricists, and music publishers, presented Franki with its "Popular Award".

Franki is a classically trained pianist and has been playing the piano since the age of five. A documentary based on Franki and her music "The Franki Love Story" is in development. Besides her inspirational shows on stage (accompanied by world top musicians), she also was handpicked by Sony Japan to be the vocalist on the new Sony Playstation game: "Wild Arms 4" and just finished vocals on a new Doritos commercial. Her songwriting book, "Writing Songs from Your Heart" is scheduled to be released in 2009. "Never in a million years would I have thought I would be a singer/songwriter", Franki says. "But after I wrote my first song, there was no turning back. I knew I had found my purpose. To me there’s nothing better than creating something solely from your heart and sharing that with others...a gift of God.." "Franki Love", her soulful debut album, is now out and can be purchased at www.frankilove.com and iTunes.

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GLORIA TILLOTSON ERARDI

GloriaGloria Tillotson Erardi, a southern belle from Arkansas began singing in church when she was only 2. Even as a small child little Gloria knew that she wanted to be a singer when she grew up. Gloria comes from a family of singers and is related to the famous singer-songwriter Johnny Tillotson who recorded such hit songs as "Poetry in Motion", "Tears on My Pillow" and "Earth Angel" to name a few. Johnny was one of the top 100 recording artists of the Rock Era according to Billboard Magazine. Gloria drew from her talented relative's inspiration and decided at an early age that she wanted to sing like an earth angel too.

Gloria has been writing and producing songs ever since. She recently authored a book, "Two Miracles Two Lives Saved" to be published next year which will be accompanied by an album of songs that she wrote and co-produced. Gloria sang a duet with the late great singer John Whitehead, famous for the Grammy nominated inspirational song, "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now." Gloria sings "Bridge of Friendship" on the new "Love Has Begun" Album featuring Rita, Israel's Queen of Song. Gloria's sweet voice can also be heard singing back up on Rita's songs on the album.

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