Warner Bros. Event @ On Broadway

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This past weekend, Kumar Management made a successful appearance at the King Ryan event at ‘On Broadway’ in downtown San Diego.
 

Music Exhibition @ On Broadway event center

 

The swanky On Broadway event center hosted the iShowcase Music Exhibition featuring Roderick Scott of Warner Bros. in San Diego. As usual, entrance into On Broadway was selective and exclusive. The crowd was vibrant with young aspiring artists and bands looking to impress Warner Bros. representative Roderick Scott, as well as other management and label companies interested in the talented bunch.

The showcase set-up resembled a ‘Battle of the Bands’ event. There were many groups and multiple genres, mostly hip-hop/Rap, but also some Rock. The first band of the night was “Theleventhour,” who Kumar Management was representing. Theleventhour hopped on stage and kicked off the night with a jump start, rocking the bass and working the drums. The showcase continued afterwards with various bands including G I Stonz, X. O.,  Menchinn as well as Philly Phil. A promising, impressing and entertaining line-up.

The event lasted four hours and including various live performances, introduction of the band and management labels, various media outlets, as well as interviews and photo-ops with Blast TV (San Diego local). As the night came to a wrap, the battle was ending and winners were announced.

 The top three winners were  Elite, X.O.,  and the Kumar represented ‘Theleventhour.’  Theleventhour band won a One on One consultation with Roderick at the Warner Bros. offices in Burbank, California. According to sources, some of Warner Bros. smaller labels are looking to create a underground artist label.

K.U.M.A.R. – THOUSAND OF UNDERGROUND MUSIC ARTISTS RECORDINGS

The night was a success for Kumar Management and it’s affiliated artists. The staff of Kumar Management that was present at the event were able to create and branch out to multiple artists and media outlets. We look forward to our next event.

For more information on Kumar management please contact : management@kumarmanagement.com

 Devin S. Parker, CEO @ On Broadway King Ryan (KR) event

Sierra Leone & Cosmic View Rock the House

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Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars world music style and Cosmic View‘s neo-jazz rocked the Coach House on Wednesday night, August 11th.

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Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars’  style is a meaningful catchy exciting world music beat. Their band originates from Sierra Leone and plays music world wide, proud that they have escaped the harsh war zone of Sierra Leone. They formed this band in the Refugee camps to keep spirits up and alive.

Cosmic View’s style is a neo-pop Jazz and R & B, with roots from Earth, Wind, and Fire, Alice Coltrane and McCoy Tyner. Sierra Leone and Cosmic View together rocked their styles to a  healthy crowd at San Juan Capistrano’s exciting “Coach House.”

Refugee All Stars started their appearance with a drumline through the crowd. Beating the conga drums, chanting and dancing. The 8 members made their way to the stage to set up and begin to play their music. The members of the band awed the crowd because they not only jammed out their own instrument to make some great sounding music, but they rotated around the stage to different instruments and continued to play on various instuments. Instruments they played included handheld drums, bass guitar, trumpet.

To read more about Cosmic View and their recent performances all over San Diego, Click here for previous posts written.

With such stage performance, Refugee All Stars & Cosmic View certainly gave the crowd their money’s worth; so much that they couldn’t resist the ‘ENCORE!!’

CEO of Kumar, Devin S. Parker, was at the performance.

 

For more info on upcoming Kumar events at the Coach House

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management@kumarmanagement.com

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Ernest Straughter & Michael McDonald reconnect

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Kumar Managament ‘s ‘ Cosmic View ‘ opened for Michael McDonald On Aug 3rd at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano.

 

Ray & Ernest Straughter (Cosmic View/Kumar Mgmt) with Michael McDonald on Aug 3rd 2010

 

On Tuesday night, August 3rd, something happened at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano that seems to happen very often in the music business. Many would think that the music business is so large that how could somebody keep track of it all, let alone remember people, places, and all those songs out there. But when Michael McDonald showed up to perform his concert to a sold out crowd of 500 people at the cozy and seasoned Coach House, he ran into his opening band, Kumar’s Cosmic View. And with a light of recognition, remembered Ernest Straughter (Cosmic View) from when he was the pianist in Michael McDonald & Patti LaBelle’s hit song from 1986 “On My Own”   < http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsH63qJlIMM >

Ernest Straughter was the pianist in “On My Own”, and Michael remembered the pianist that he had never met but admired his talent. He also remembered Ernest from an episode of the ‘Tonight show’ with Johnny Carson, where again he recognized his phenomenal talent. Michael hadn’t realized that Ernest and Ray were his openers for this event, but in the small world of the music business, he got a pleasant surprise!

When we asked Kumar Management what they thought of the small world coincidence, they commented : “Music circles are much smaller than you think. Good artists are known, and great artists are sought after.”- Kumar Management

The night’s performance passed smoothly and the packed Coach House grooved to the Neo-jazz of Cosmic View, then enjoyed the classic songs of Michael McDonald.

Kumar Management’s CEO, Devin S. Parker got to hang out behind the scenes and  live the life of a legend for a day. From the sound check, lunch at noon, to tapping out the spots on the stage and mentally preparing for the evening concert. Kumar management is proud of the personal relationship it has with their artists, as well as the involved commitment and interest they are willing to put in.

“We were in a sought after venue and it was a true blessing.” –Kumar Management

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