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Friday, November 7, 2008

Introducing Sweet Angel

Just got this press release about Ecko recording artist Sweet Angel.


SWEET ANGEL

Ecko Records Recording Artist

(901) 338-9901

www.sweetangel.org

www.eckorecords.com/

PRESS KIT

I am sending this Press Kit in order to be considered for your next event or festival.

BIOGRAPHY

Sweet Angel was born in the cradle of R&B, Memphis, Tennessee, and has been singing and playing music from her days in elementary school. She was such a talented reed player that she won seats in the top ten All West Tennessee Bands and all City Bands for clarinet and saxophone when she was still only in middle school. Of course lots of people show an aptitude for music at a young age and either it means they peaked early or they lack the motivation or drive to parlay it into a career.

Judging by her first recording, Another Man's Meat On My Plate, that's not the case with Sweet Angel. Not only does she apparently have musical talent to spare, she's got the strength of personality and character needed to make that talent come alive when she performs. There are plenty of people, who can sing, and there are plenty of people who can play musical instruments, but there are very few people who have that extra quality that compels every eye in the house to focus on them when they walk on stage and begin to play.

Listening to the way Sweet Angel delivers her material on disc, it's easy to see her on stage. You've heard of performers who make each person in their live audience feel as if songs are sung to them personally; that's rare enough, yet Sweet Angel somehow manages to accomplish that on disc. Perhaps it's her choice of material, or that she is without affectation and you just know that what you hear is what you get. Maybe it's her matter-of-fact delivery that makes her sound like she's someone you could just as easily sit and talk with as watch on stage.

Whatever it is, she breaks down that invisible barrier between audience and performer that is so key to making heartfelt music like soul or R&B come to life. So it doesn't matter if she's singing slow and soft as on "Easy Loving You," or laying it on the line for some ex in the hard driving title track "Another Man's Meat On My Plate." (I just have to say I don't think I've heard a better song, with better lyrics or title for a woman to sing in a long time than this track. It was written by a man, Sweet Angel's husband/producer Mike Dobbins, making that notion that even better.)

There are a lot of performers that you might acknowledge for great voices or extraordinary musicianship, but their music and songs are forgettable. To my mind that means the person has cared more about themselves than the song that they perform. That's not the case with Sweet Angel; she's putting all her energies into selling the song and not only does it make the material all the more powerful, in the end it makes her more memorable.

What sticks in my head after listening to her disc is the way she turned a phrase in a particular song that gave it character and personality; that brought the song to life. She has a good, strong voice, which she doesn't waste on pointless pyrotechnics; instead she uses it intelligently to make sure that every word and every line of what she sings is believable. Some people call that selling a song, but you only ever need to sell a song if you don't have the talent to convey what it offers. When you have talent such as Sweet Angel's, you do what you do best and let the song take care of itself.

As all of the material on Another Man's Meat On My Plate was written for Sweet Angel by her husband and producer Mike Dobbins, he's obviously going to be making damn sure that he takes advantage of her strengths. The great thing about the job he's done is that it's obvious that not only does he know Sweet Angel's strengths, but he has enough faith in them that he doesn't mess with them in the post-production. If these two can continue to progress along the path they've started to chart with this first album we can look forward to years more of great R&B music played and sung the way it's meant to be.

Sweet Angel's Another Man's Meat On My Plate is a great first album by an R&B performer worth watching. Her second album Handle Your Business confirms that Sweet Angel is here to stay. Written and produced by Sweet Angel and her husband Mike Dobbins, it is just as good as or better than her debut album.

If you happen to be down in the Tennessee area and you have a chance to check her out live I doubt you'll be disappointed. R&B might not be the force it once was, but with people like Sweet Angel out there it might just be on its way back; and that is a good thing.

In May 2008, Sweet Angel signed a record deal with Ecko Records.

It was stated by many that Sweet Angel would not remain an independent artist for long. Well, the statements were correct.

Ecko Records was founded in 1995 in the home of the Blues, Memphis, Tennessee. In a short time it has become known as one of the best and most consistent companies in the contemporary Blues and R&B field. Ecko has built a roster of first rate southern soul and blues performers. Its list of artists includes Denise LaSalle, Carl Sims, Lee "Shot" Williams, Sheba Potts-Wright, Donnie Ray, O. B. Buchana, Barbara Carr, Ms. Jody and now the unforgettable Sweet Angel. Ecko is dedicated to continually releasing the best of contemporary blues and soul.

Photos

See Attachments.

Music Equipment Page Including PA and Lighting Information

Track Performance

§ Cordless Microphone

§ Will bring cordless horn microphone

§ Accessory table on stage

§ Two (2) background vocalist microphones

Band

§ Sweet Angel – lead vocalist

§ 2 background singers

§ Lead and rhythm guitar

§ Bass

§ Drums

§ Keys

Booking Page / Band Contact Information

Sweet Angel (901) 338-9901

Mike Dobbins, Road Manager – Memphis, TN

(901) 246-7545

Ecko Records – Memphis, TN

(901) 320-9250

sweetangelgroove@yahoo.com

www.sweetangel.org

www.myspace.com/sweetangelmusic

www.eckorecords.com/

Music

Guilty As Charged

http://www.sweetangel.org/audio/SWEET_ANGEL-Guilty_As.m3u

Oops!

http://www.sweetangel.org/audio/SWEET_ANGEL-Oops.m3u

I Must Be Crazy

http://www.sweetangel.org/audio/SWEET_ANGEL-I_Must_Be_Crazy.m3u

I’m Leaving

http://www.sweetangel.org/audio/SWEET_ANGEL-Im_Leaving.m3u

Another Man’s Meat On My Plate

http://www.sweetangel.org/audio/SWEET_ANGEL-Another_Mans_On.m3u

I’m Sharing Your Man

http://www.sweetangel.org/audio/SWEET_ANGEL-Im_Sharing_Your.m3u

Most Recent Gig List

November 1, 2008

MEMPHIS MARRIOTT DOWNTOWN Memphis TN

October 22, 2008

SAM’S TOWN CASINO Tunica MS USA

October 11, 2008

THE GAY HAWK ~ BOBO'S PLACE Memphis TN USA

October 10, 2008

THE GAY HAWK ~ BOBO'S PLACE Memphis TN USA

October 7, 2008

THE GAY HAWK ~ BOBO'S PLACE Memphis TN USA

October 5, 2008

LUCILLE'S MEMPHIS TN USA

October 4, 2008

THE GAY HAWK MEMPHIS TN USA

October 3, 2008

THE GAY HAWK MEMPHIS TN USA

September 30, 2008

THE GAY HAWK MEMPHIS TN USA

September 27, 2008

The Whitehaven Celebration Complex Memphis TN USA

September 26, 2008

THE GAY HAWK ~ BOBO'S PLACE Memphis TN USA

September 23, 2008

THE GAY HAWK - BOBO'S PLACE Memphis TN USA

September 21, 2008

LUCILLE'S Memphis TN

September 20, 2008

OUT ON THE TOWN Memphis TN USA

September 19, 2008

THE GAY HAWK Memphis TN USA

September 16, 2008

THE GAY HAWK Memphis TN USA

September 13, 2008

THE GAY HAWK Memphis TN

September 12, 2008

THE GAY HAWK Memphis TN

September 7, 2008

LUCILLE'S Memphis TN USA

September 5, 2008

THE GAY HAWK Memphis TN USA

August 31, 2008

Lucille's Memphis TN

August 15, 2008

WASHINGTON COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER Greenville MS SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCE BY SWEET ANGEL

August 7, 2008

THE HISTORICAL DAISY THEATER Memphis TN

July 25, 2008

HOLIDAY INN ~ Traditions Lounge Memphis TN USA

July 19, 2008

Private Event Memphis TN

July 18, 2008

Memphis TN

July 11, 2008

THE HISTORIC GAY HAWK Memphis Tn USA

July 4, 2008

C & A Bar and Grill Hickman KY USA

June 27, 2008

LARRY WALKER'S PLACE Nesbit MS USA

June 27, 2008

THE GAY HAWK Memphis TN USA

June 20, 2008

THE GAY HAWK Memphis TN USA

June 14, 2008

THE POISON APPLE UPTOWN West Helena AR USA

May 31, 2008

THE V GREENVILLE MS

May 31, 2008

D & D ENTERTAINMENT GREENVILLE MS USA

May 11, 2008

VINO'S VENTURA LOUNGE Shaw MS USA

May 4, 2008

VENTURAS LOUNGE Shaw MS

May 2, 2008

CHUCK'S PLACE fka Mike's Place Memphis TN USA

April 26, 2008

MULTI-PURPOSE FACILITY GREENVILLE MS

April 12, 2008

J & B Lounge Memphis TN

April 5, 2008

THE HISTORIC GAY HAWK, Memphis, TN Memphis TN USA

March 26, 2008

CLUB ANTHONY West Memphis AR USA

March 19, 2008

CLUB ANTHONY West Memphis AR USA

March 15, 2008

MR. A's UNION HALL & ENTERTAINMENT PARK Olive Branch MS USA

March 12, 2008

CLUB ANTHONY West Memphis AR USA

March 8, 2008

WHITEHAVEN CELEBRATION COMPLEX - hosted by WDIA's Bev Johnson Memphis TN USA

March 5, 2008

CLUB ANTHONY West Memphis Ark USA

February 27, 2008

CLUB ANTHONY West Memphis AR USA

February 20, 2008

CLUB ANTHONY West Memphis AR US

February 9, 2008

THE GAY HAWK Memphis TN USA

February 2, 2008

WHITEHAVEN CELEBRATION COMPLEX Memphis TN USA

January 31, 2008

Club Anthony West Memphis Ark USA

January 26, 2008

THE GAY HAWK Memphis TN USA

January 19, 2008

THE GAY HAWK Memphis TN USA

January 12, 2008

THE GAY HAWK Memphis TN USA

January 5, 2008

THE GAY HAWK Memphis TN USA

December 31, 2007

THE GAY HAWK Memphis TN USA

December 29, 2007

THE GAY HAWK Memphis TN USA

December 1, 2007

The New Boss Club Memphis TN USA

November 24, 2007

Greenwood MS USA

November 23, 2007

Leland MS USA

November 10, 2007

Batesville Civic Center Batesville MS

November 1, 2007

Release of Christmas Single "MERRY CHRISTMAS MY BABY"

October 20, 2007

ELK'S MAGNOLIA LODGE Moss Point MS USA

September 22, 2007

Mike's Place Memphis TN USA

NEWS AND REVIEWS

PRESS RELEASE

Contact: Mac Dobbins
Phone: (901) 246-7545

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
11:30 A.M. CST, August 8, 2008

ECKO RECORDS RECORDING ARTIST SWEET ANGEL NABS 2008 JUS’ BLUES MUSIC AWARDS “BEST NEW SOUTHERN SOUL FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR”

MEMPHIS, TN, AUGUST 8, 2008: The Historic Daisy Theater on world famous Beale Street in downtown Memphis, TN was the place to be last night for the 2008 Jus’ Blues Music Awards Show. In attendance were many illustrious Soul and Blues entertainers, i.e. Trudy Lynn, Latimore, Floyd Taylor, Denise LaSalle and the legendary Joe Simon and many more.

Congratulations to all the winners and the nominees.

It was an enchanting evening of entertainment and information. Memphis’ very own, Sweet Angel, walked away with the 2008 JUS’ BLUES MUSIC AWARDS “BEST NEW SOUTHERN SOUL FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR” for Another Man’s Meat On My Plate. This project was done independently with writer/producer/manager Mac Dobbins. In May of this year, Sweet Angel was signed to the Memphis-based Ecko Records label. Ecko Records recently released a new CD on Sweet Angel entitled “Handle Your Business” which features two hit-bound numbers – “Guilty as Charged” and “I’m Sharing Your Man” both written Raymond Moore and John Ward. Sweet Angel performed these two songs last night at the awards show.

Sweet Angel is gracefully but rapidly becoming a strong force in the Soul and Blues arena.

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PRESS RELEASE

May 15, 2008 - Sweet Angel, a native Memphian and a soul and blues recording artist, has signed a record deal with Ecko Records. Sweet Angel has been bubbling on the scene since the Spring of 2007 since the release of her explosive debut album “Another Man’s Meat on My Plate”. Just in time for the long hot summer, Ecko Records is set to release the new material on Sweet Angel within the next few weeks.

“Music has been a part of my life, all my life. I enjoy performing and I love singing about life lessons learned in my songs,” said Sweet Angel. Sweet Angel also says she “wants her music to matter to her listeners and be something they spend time with” and she “wants people to actually hear about the things that are relevant to people’s lives”.

It was stated by many that Sweet Angel would not remain an independent artist for long. Well, the statements were correct.

Ecko Records was founded in 1995 in the home of the Blues, Memphis, Tennessee. In a short time it has become known as one of the best and most consistent companies in the contemporary Blues and R&B field. Ecko has built a roster of first rate southern soul and blues performers. Its list of artists includes Denise LaSalle, Carl Sims, Lee "Shot" Williams, Sheba Potts-Wright, Donnie Ray, O. B. Buchana, Barbara Carr, Ms. Jody and now the unforgettable Sweet Angel. Ecko is dedicated to continually releasing the best of contemporary blues and soul.

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I am Garry Daddy-G Stevens.I am Blues director at WMPG community radio in Portland Me.I got your cd of Sweet Angels 'Handle your Business"Man it is da Bomb.I have been playin it on my show;a different cut each time.We have Blues Block 6 nights weekly(We call it the "Evenin Sun"a different dj each night. Our shows are from 5-7 pm.We do not have a set play list.So our listners get a different shade of the Blues every evening.

I believe Sweet Angel has got it going on..I would be proud to endorse Sweet Angels recordings and I know some of our other dj's feel the same.

Please Tell Angel to kepp on Keppin on.Also she looks fantasric in her photo

Yours in the Blues

Daddy-G
(Apr 21, 20


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