Before Lee Dewyze became an Idol on America's favorite singing contest, he wrote and recorded two albums in his hometown with an all star band including Louis Svitek, previously of Ministry, MOD and Mind Funk, Rob Bonaccorsi, from FrEddy Jones Band and Ryan McGuire. Wuli is proud to announce a new collaboration with Universal Music Group/Fontana Distribution to bring these two albums to a broader audience so that fans can discover the rawness of Lee's early work. 'Slumberland', the first release of this new partnership is available today on iTunes and retailers nationwide. A remixed and remastered version of the album 'So I'm Told' will be available November 9. Wuli also has a limited number of raw video footage of Lee available to broadcast outlets and select web venues.
Early reviews have been enthusiastic:
"The collaboration of rich deep vocals along with brilliant guitar work is multi-faceted and evocative." Julia Antia, Splash Magazine
"Through the flowing choruses, sometimes light and sometimes rich accompaniment...", ‘Slumberland' delivers a mature songwriting style. "So refined that you would have no idea that it was even a minor label effort". Freelance writer RoBert Lawrence.
Wuli Records, http://wulirecords.com, was founded by Louis Svitek and Ryan T. McGuire in 2004. Wuli, which is Mandarin for "patterns of organic energy", aims to channel talent by guiding artistic vision with strategic development. Both are invested in the entire process from concept through final production.
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Xavier Ribera-Vall (Barcelona) is an actor best known for his works in Zarzuela, Opera and Musical Theatre. He studied in Conservatorio Superior de Música in Barcelona, and since 1987 he's worked non-stop. Among his credits: in Opera - Los Siete Pecados Capitales de la Pqueña Burguesia (Brecht & Weill); Salomé (Strauss), and Le Nozze Di Figaro (Mozart). He worked in Zarzuelas such as La Generala (directed by Paco Mir) or Los Hijos del Capitán Grant (Directed by Manuel Fernández Caballero). In Musical Theatre, this baritone has starred great titles such as Mar y Cielo, Historietas and Flor de Nit (directed by Joan Lluis Bozzo), The Black Rider (directed by Víctor Alvaro), and his best works with acclaimed director Mario Gas in Guys And Dolls and Sweeney Todd, for which he received a nomination as Best Supporting Actor. Recently, he reprised the role of Judge Turpin in a production of Sweeney Todd in Quito (Ecuador) directed by Chia Patiño |