Although it originally came from merging two signs in our garage rehearsal space, we also liked that it was a sort of palindrome with a reversed 'E'
Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) June 11, 2008
Toronto, Canada based recording act, MENEW, this week launch their new "Of The Future" cd on the Red Core Music label, and will mark the release by kicking off the global NxNE music conference in Toronto this week (Thursday, June 12, 2008) at the Hard Rock Cafe at 9 p.m. Hundreds of bands from around the world audition for a coveted performance spot for music and entertainment executives, artists and media gathered in Toronto for the annual occasion.
It's not often an up and coming band of brothers, like Canadian stalwarts, MENEW, get the opportunity, so early in their career, to perform on the arena stage with U2, work with top-rated record producers Rick Parashar (Pearl Jam, Bon Jovi) and Scott Mathews (Elvis Costello, Eric Clapton) and shoot a video with George Lucas' Industrial Light & Magic cinematographer Hans Uhlig, all while still in their 20's.
Shade, Key and Nathan Samuel Phillip, who together form the group, know their way around guerrilla marketing almost as well as the stage and studio, and are fearless in accomplishing their mission to reach as many people as possible with their brand of revolutionary rock and live performance. We've seen them performing live on a flatbed truck, and on a stage lifted over 30 feet in mid-air by an 80 ton crane in downtown Toronto. They've toured across North America, and last year they hit the UK.
Born, raised and based in Toronto, Canada, MENEW started their music study and interest while their ages were still in the single digits. Nathan recalls, "I remember hearing U2 for the first time riding the bus to elementary school, and since then we've been hooked. Greats like Bowie, Dylan, U2 and The Beatles are just a few of the reasons we formed the band to begin with," Shade comments. "Although we are influenced by them, we use them as inspiration more than anything. We work hard at making our material original, and all our own."
The name MENEW (pronounced "MEN-u") is a symbol more than a word, a universal name, sans language restrictions. "Although it originally came from merging two signs in our garage rehearsal space, we also liked that it was a sort of palindrome with a reversed 'E'," explains Nathan.
The NxNE appearance of MENEW is just the initial event, and marks the beginning of a year long tour to support the record's release.
Band website: http://www.MENEW.com
High Resolution Photo & Bio download: http://www.menew.com/MEDIA_.html
Free Music Download from new MENEW ep: http://www.menew.com/MUSIC_.html
Conference Info: http://www.NxNE.com
Gail Roberts PR