Save the City Records Labelmates Set to Play New Music at Popular Christian FestivalSeattle, WA (September 2, 2009) - Seattle singer/songwriter/producer Brandon Bee and seasoned rapper Benjiman will be at JoshuaFest in Quincy, Calif. on September 4, 2009, where the labelmates are each set to perform solo sets on the Air 1 Main Stage alongside Everyday Sunday, Falling Up and Seventh Day Slumber. Benjiman will perform a second set on the Air 1 Main Stage on Saturday, September 5, 2009, sharing the stage with Family Force 5, The Classic Crime, Emery and speaker Aaron Cohen.
Brandon Bee has been traveling around the country on The Revolution Tour this summer, leading up to the October 6 release of his upcoming debut CD, This Is The Revolution. Best known as a producer (Amber Pacific, Jaime Jamgochian, Stacie Orrico), Bee is quickly gaining fans for his own unique brand of pop/rock. He deftly blends old and new—vintage drum sounds are juxtaposed with sumptuous modern guitars; pop melodies and lush vocals are fused with indie rock sensibilities. The result is a wonderfully rich and textured sound. National media outlets have already begun highlighting Bee's new project, including CCM and Christianitytoday.com. "The revolution has arrived in the form of this somewhat unexpected but clearly seasoned singer/songwriter...on this earnest and dynamic debut," says Christianitytoday.com.
Benjiman has been burning up the highways this summer in support of his upcoming sophomore CD, S.K.R.I.P.T. (Spreading Kingdom Realities In Perilous Times), which will hit stores on October 6, 2009. Benjiman's unique brand of Rap/Rock/Funk, combined with his down-home lyrics, appeals to kids of all races and economic backgrounds. At festivals, concert halls, churches and prisons—wherever he goes, he finds himself ministering to them. "My ministry is to reach kids who no one else will talk to. After my live appearances, I often end up talking to kids with troubled pasts—they gravitate toward me. I'm able to show them that they are not alone and that the Lord loves them. I have met with kids who were going through serious trouble. Somehow they came to one of my concerts, and then God ministered to them through the lyrics. My music allows me to do performances both within churches and in secular venues as rap is a universal language that opens doors to many audiences." The chart-topping singles from Benjiman's debut album reflect the love that fans have for his music, and they are eagerly anticipating his sophomore release, which is already garnering critical praise. "This is a very tight and professional release, with a nice contrast between heavy, rock-oriented rap and smooth, soulful hip-hop," says Christian music website JesusFreakHideout.com. "Benjiman...is putting out music that can compete with the best, and it's great to have him back."
Brandon Bee's This Is The Revolution will be available on Save the City Records, a division of Rain On Me Productions, LLC. For more information on Brandon Bee and his new album, This Is The Revolution, visit savethecityrecords.com or myspace.com/brandonbeemusic.
Benjiman's S.K.R.I.P.T. will be available on Save the City Records, a division of Rain On Me Productions, LLC, and distributed through Bema Direct Distribution. For more information on Benjiman and his new album, S.K.R.I.P.T., visit savethecityrecords.com or myspace.com/benjimanactivate.
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