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Grammy Award Winning Songwriter Jim Peterik to Release New Remastered, Deluxe Edition of Lifeforce Jazz Album: Forces at Play

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Musician Jim Peterik has written eighteen Top 10 hits, and three of those songs, “Vehicle,” “The Search Is Over,” and the Grammy (C) winning “Eye Of the Tiger” (theme from Rocky III), made it all the way to No. 1. Peterik is also responsible for many of the hits of .38 Special, including “Hold On Loosely,” “Caught Up In You,” and “Rockin’ Into the Night.” His songs have been featured worldwide in countless movies, television shows, sporting events and commercials.

 Peterik has now put together a stellar lineup of 15 talented musicians to create LIFEFORCE, a smooth jazz band that rocks.  The band is set to release a Remastered Deluxe Edition of the band’s most recent album, “Forces at Play,” on May 7th.  “My message and mood is positive and uplifting,” Peterik said. “Much like the theme of ‘Eye of The Tiger,’ I feel that visualization of your desired outcome is the first step to actualization. This theme, as well as making sure we appreciate and maximize each day, runs through my songs.” 

To learn more about the Lifeforce band, visit the website here at: www.jimpeterikslifeforce.com

 “Forces at Play (Deluxe Edition) [Remastered]” will be officially released on May 7th, but right now the album is available for pre-order on iTunes.  You can also hear clips of the album’s great tracks on iTunes and Amazon.

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“Eye of the Tiger” Rock Songwriter Jim Peterik Shifts Gears With Jazz Album “Forces At Play”

Grammy award-winner Jim Peterik has been responsible for eighteen top ten hits, including his three number-one songs “Vehicle,” “The Search Is Over,”
and “Eye of the Tiger”. Peterik has co-written songs for the likes of 38 Special, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blackhawk, Cheap Trick, Sammy Hagar, Cathy Richardson, Van Zant, Brian Wilson, REO Speedwagon and The Beach Boys.

The songwriter has now expanded his talents to a smooth jazz project, Jim Peterik’s Lifeforce. “My message and mood is positive and uplifting,” Peterik said. “Much like the theme of ‘Eye of The Tiger,’ I feel that visualization of your desired outcome is the first step to actualization. This theme, as well as making sure we appreciate and maximize each day, runs through my songs.”

Lifeforce consists of fifteen talented musicians. To learn more about them and their involvement in Lifeforce, visit the website here.
You can download music from the Lifeforce album on iTunes  and Amazon

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“Eye of the Tiger” Rock Songwriter Jim Peterik Shifts Gears With Jazz Album “Lifeforce”

Grammy award-winner Jim Peterik has been responsible for eighteen top ten hits, including his three number-one songs “Vehicle,” “The Search Is Over,” and “Eye of the Tiger”. Peterik has co-written songs for the likes of 38 Special, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blackhawk, Cheap Trick, Sammy Hagar, Cathy Richardson, Van Zant, Brian Wilson, REO Speedwagon and The Beach Boys.

 The songwriter has now expanded his talents to a smooth jazz project, Jim Peterik’s Lifeforce.

“My message and mood is positive and uplifting,” Peterik said. “Much like the theme of ‘Eye of The Tiger,’ I feel that visualization of your desired outcome is the first step to actualization. This theme, as well as making sure we appreciate and maximize each day, runs through my songs.”

 Lifeforce consists of fifteen talented musicians. To learn more about them and their involvement in Lifeforce, visit the website here

 You can download music from the Lifeforce album on iTunes and Amazon 

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Jim Peterik is Performing at the Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival at the Hard Rock Café Nashville!

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Jim Peterik (Survivor, The Ides Of March, Lifeforce) will be performing this Thursday, April 4th, at the Hard Rock Café Nashville for the 2013 Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival.  Other artists performing that night include Keith Burns, Michael Peterson, Joie Scott, and Molly Hunt.  For more information on the concert and the festival, visit Tin Pan South.

Peterik is a Grammy (C) Award winning singer, songwriter, guitarist and keyboardist, and was the founding member of Survivor, The Ides Of March, and his newest project, Jim Peterik’s Lifeforce.  He has been responsible for eighteen Top 10 hits, three of which, “Vehicle,” “The Search Is Over,” and the Grammy (C) winning “Eye Of the Tiger” (theme from Rocky III), made it all the way to No. 1. Peterik is also responsible for many of the hits of .38 Special, including “Hold On Loosely,” “Caught Up In You,” and “Rockin’ Into the Night.” His songs have been featured worldwide in countless movies, television shows, sporting events and commercials.

Jim Peterik’s Lifeforce has just recently released their newest single, “Forces at Play,” from the album with the same title, which features Steve Cole and Chieli Minucci, to radio stations! To find out more about this amazing band, visit Jim Peterik’s Lifeforce here.

You can download all of the great songs on the Lifeforce album on iTunes and Amazon.

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Alex Ligertwood Once Lead Singer of Santana Joins Jim Peterik – Eye of The Tiger – Lifeforce Band on New Album

Forces at Play Album Artwork 50%Alex Ligertwood Once Lead Singer of Santana Joins Jim Peterik – Eye of The Tiger – Lifeforce Band on New Album

Alex Ligertwood, former Santana lead singer, is part of an incredible lineup for Jim Peterik’s Lifeforce album “Forces at Play.” Dubbed Smooth Jazz that Rocks, Lifeforce’s superstar lineup includes, along with Ligertwood: Jeff Carlisi (.38 Special), Greg Carmichael and Miles Gilderdale (Acoustic Alchemy), Blake Aaron, Jessy J, Steve Oliver, Marzette Griffith, Lisa McClowry, Sijay, David Pack, Steve Eisen, Steve Cole, Chieli Minucci, Nick Colionne and Mike Cichowicz.

Alex was featured on two awesome songs, Homage and Lucky Is A Lady, with Jim Peterik (Eye of the Tiger, Vehicle).  You can check out and download Homage (also featuring Marzette Griffith), Lucky Is A Lady, and all of the great songs on the album on iTunes and Amazon.

To find out more about this amazing band, visit Jim Peterik’s Lifeforce here.

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If you think Luther Vandross is amazing you’ve Got to Check out Randy Wilson’s new Single “Life Goes On” off the CD “Up close and personal due out on September 31

"Life Goes On"

Singer/songwriter Randy Wilson, has often been criticized in the past as sounding too much like the amazing Luther Vandross, which, while a top notch compliment; he felt that he could still sound true to his voice which sounds like the amazing Vandross but could certainly add his own signature sound as well. Now, working to develop his own personalized sound, Randy Wilson is poised and ready to step onto the music scene in a big way.

Judge for yourself, here’s a link to the single “Life Goes On”

He and Producer, Robert Anderson, just wrapped up his second project “Up Close and Personal” for which he wrote all the songs and it is set to release September 31, 2010. The single “Life Goes On” is already out and receiving critical acclaim.

Randy’s rising stardom is evident as he was recently invited to share the stage at the Conga Room in LA with R&B greats Stevie Wonder, Lenny Williams, D’Wayne Wiggins of Toni! Tony! Tone!, Jamie Fox and Raphael Saadiq in a benefit fundraiser; raising a record amount.
His video is pretty cool; about when he came home to find all his girlfriend’s stuff was gone and so was she. View it here

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Great new SOUL/R&B artist – K.SON gives Seal a run for the money!~

Have you heard K.Son’s “Now &Forever” Digital CD? I was truly impressed by this newcomer to the R&B/Soul/Smooth Jazz scene. He’s got an awesome voice reminiscent of Ne-yo, Seal or maybe Montel Jordan. I first heard the killer single “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” on Solar Radio. His rendition of the song once made famous by “Tears for Fears” includes his soulful vocals, a raging guitarist &bass player, and an unexpected hip hop riff.
The video is great – check it out at: http://www.vimeo.com/2362858

I was able to get the full album download at Amazon (or you can get the singles) – here’s the link –
http://www.amazon.com/Now-Forever/dp/B001KTXNFE/ref=sr_f3_1?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1235092513&sr=103-1

In a recent interview, he says “If I were to categorize myself in a record store, I would probably be hanging out with the likes of: RES, The Brand New Heavies, Amel Larrieux, Sade, Loose Ends, Jill Scott, Me’shelle NdegeOcello, India.Arie and the Groove Collective.”
I’d like to see him collaborate with anyone of them! I’m gonna keep an eye on K.Son – if he keeps putting out music like this, he’ll no doubt have a big future – and I love discovering talent before everyone else does!

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