It’s been some time since my latest entry, but I’ve been working away on new material and performing my latest single, “On Every Page”. The track is currently being promoted around the globe and a music video is on the works…I’m very excited about it! In the meantime, the track was featured on the latest release from David Knapp and his White Party Compilation celebrating the party’s 30th anniversary.
Aside from upcoming shows, I’m finishing a new track with my producer Wayne G that’s sure to bring a renewed meaning to Pride in 2015. I couldn’t be more excited and am looking forward to sharing with all of you.
Happy Spring and looking forward to seeing you all at a show!
It’s hard to believe it, but the new track is finally ready for release…this project has been so personal for me. After losing two friends in a short period of time to suicide, I did what any other artist does, I wrote about it. Suicide is a serious issue in our world and we need more education on how to prevent it. The song is my way of dealing and acknowledging what has had happened and just how hard it was to believe someone could be there one minute and gone the next. This, of course, is true with any sudden loss, but it seemed that suicide kept showing up again and again.
“A suicidal person may not ask for help, but that doesn’t mean that help isn’t wanted. Most people who commit suicide don’t want to die—they just want to stop hurting. Suicide prevention starts with recognizing the warning signs and taking them seriously. If you think a friend or family member is considering suicide, you might be afraid to bring up the subject. But talking openly about suicidal thoughts and feelings can save a life”. Please educate yourself on signs of suicide and how to talk about when you see them. I’ve posted a few resource links below.
I’ll be donating 50% of all new proceeds form sales of “On Every Page” to The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and continue to do my best to raise awareness through discussion and education.
Tomorrow I go back in to the studio again with Producer Wayne G to record two new tracks!! One is an original that I wrote with Jack D. Elliot and Jemma Elliot and the other is a follow up to our last U2 cover which I couldn’t be more excited about.
I’ll keep ya posted on the progress and can’t wait to share the new music with you!! B
Well, after the long wait the new briankentmusic.com has finally launched and I’m very excited!! The new site has more features and information as well as being up to date at all times with tour dates, blogs, and news! This summer is quite exciting with the release of my new single, “With Or Without You” by Wayne G. and a few west coast performances and shows that are not to be missed. If you haven’t seen it yet, the new movie “Bear City 2″ featuring Kathy Najimy has finally released and you’ll catch me making a cameo appearance at the end of the film. Check out their site for local listings at www.bearcity2.com to find showing times in your area and support independent films.
Keep checking back for updates and new music and feel free to share the site, like it, tweet it and all that good stuff with your friends. Hope to see all of you at a show soon!
I can’t believe it’s already holiday season!! Where does the time go? I know it’s been a while since my last blog, but things have been crazy the past few months. Recovering from a foot injury, I’ve been unable to do a lot of things we/I take for granted…thankfully, I’m on the road to recovery and there is a bright outlook!
I’ve been traveling between NYC, San Francisco and Palm Springs over the past couple of months and enjoying the best of both coasts. Currently I’m working on completing the rest of my upcoming album and we’re shooting for a summer release so keep your ears open! I recently had the opportunity to sit in on a rehearsal for the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chrous and wow was that exciting. It looks like there may be a collaboration in the future, but I’ll leave it at that!
Meanwhile, my latest single, Su-Su-Su-Superstar, is climbing charts in Europe and the UK along with the music video directed by the one and only Mike Ruiz. The video will be airing on LOGO and HBO Zone in December to keep your eyes out for that!
That’s it for now, but check back soon for more!
I couldn’t be more excited about my upcoming appearance on The A List New York. The “making of” and video release party for my new single, “Su-Su-Su-Superstar”, will be featured on the show. As you may know, A List star Mike Ruiz directed the video and co-star, Rodiney Santiago makes an appearance in the video as well!
Be sure to check it out in Episode 8 airing on September 19th on the LOGO network!
BILLBOARD RECORDING ARTIST BRIAN KENT SHEDS MUCH-NEEDED LIGHT DURING A DARK TIME WITH HIS NEW SINGLE “SU-SU-SU-SUPERSTAR”
Today, Tuesday, August 16th 2011, marks the release of Billboard Recording Artist BRIAN KENT’s new single “Su-Su-Su-Superstar.” The maxi-single is available in two parts and is accompanied by an upcoming new music video directed by celebrity photographer Mike Ruiz. The single is available for purchase on iTunes now through Solid Sound Records.
Brian Kent has created a career by sharing his own voice and walking his own path, all while choosing to celebrate the good in others. In this time of social, economic and political difficulty, there are so many people fighting to simply be happy, self-confident and motivated. Brian Kent is using his new single “Su-Su-Su-Superstar” as a tool to lift up and bring about positive change within each of us. He is a firm believer that we must remain true to who we are and stay strong, even during hardship. “Su-Su-Su-Superstar” is a tribute to his fans. It celebrates our individual uniqueness and our journeys from childhood to adulthood.
“The new single celebrates the superstar in each and every one of us. I’m very excited for everyone to hear it,” Brian said from home this morning about the new release.
“Su-Su-Su-Superstar” is Brian’s sixth single and fifth music video. Written by Jack D. Elliot, Jemma Cooper-Elliot and Kent himself, the two-part maxi-single includes remixes from Loverush UK!, Sted-E & Hybrid Heights, Drew G & Brian Cua, Timothy Allan and Dr. Brooks. The video is choreographed by Broadway’s James Harkness and includes special appearances by The A-List’s Mike Ruiz and Rodiney Santiago, Project Runway’s Joshua McKinley and other celebrities such as Acid Betty, Sherry Vine, and LOGO’s Bianca Del Rio.
Solid Sound Records’ Brian Kent is a Billboard, UK Music Week, DMC World, Sirius Satellite Radio, and LOGO’s Click List chart topper, an OUTMusic award winner and a Just Circuit nominee. He has toured internationally, having shared the stage with such artists as Martha Wash, Kristine W and Crystal Waters. For more information, check out http://www.briankentmusic.com
I couldn’t be more excited about the release of my upcoming single “Su-Su-Su-Superstar” on August 16th! The two part release will feature the radio and original mixes in “Part 1″ and the club and dub mixes in “Part 2″. Along with the albums, the music video directed by Mike Ruiz will also be released the same day. The remixers for the project are Sted-E & Hybrid Heights, Loverush UK!, Timothy Allan, Drew G & Brian Cua, and Dr. Brooks. Look for it then!!!
Solid Sound Records and Brian Kent Music request the honor of your presence at Industry Bar for the long awaited release of Brian Kent’s new single and music video for his upcoming single “Su-Su-Su-Superstar” directed by Mike Ruiz.
Special Guest Appearances and Performances!
Red Carpet and Open Absolut Vodka Bar from 8pm – 9pm.
Video premiers at 9:00pm Sharp!!
Feel free to pass this along and invite anyone you choose!!
Get ready for the 7th Annual OutMusic Awards here in NYC! Your’s truly has been nominated for Best Song of The Year (I’ll Find A Way) and my producer, Jack D. Elliot for Best Producer of the Year (I’ll Find A Way).
If you’re in NYC on May 23rd, be sure not to miss this event sponsored by LIVE NATION at Irving Plaza. The press release is below…
Hope to see you there!
THE LGBT ACADEMY OF RECORDING ARTS ANNOUNCES IRVING PLAZA AS ITS OFFICIAL VENUE SPONSOR FOR THE 7TH ANNUAL OUTMUSIC AWARDS
The Annual Awards to Take Place Monday, May 23, 2011
New York, NY (April 5, 2011) – Today, OUTMUSIC – The LGBT Academy of Recording Arts (The LARA) (www.outmusicawards.com) proudly announces IRVING PLAZA as the venue sponsor for the 7th Annual OUTMUSIC Awards on Monday, May 23, 2011. Irving Plaza is part of House of Blues Entertainment, a division of Live Nation, which operates 34 clubs and theatres across the country.
“GLAAD recently honored Ricky Martin and Chely Wright for their courage to come out. I truly believe that their coming out is a true testament that homophobia does exists in the music industry. It was so exciting to share that Live Nation sees the value of supporting equality in the music industry,” says Diedra Meredith, chairwoman and CEO of OUTMUSIC –The LARA. “Having the support of LIVE NATION, the world’s largest entertainment company, is the beginning of a relationship that we hope to cultivate beyond the OUTMUSIC Awards. This is the beginning of providing more opportunities for LGBT music people in the mainstream music industry.”
Originally scheduled for December 2010, the OUTMUSIC Awards were postponed due to economic difficulties. However, in response to the postponement, the organization received offers of support from companies and individuals in the community.
“We’re proud that a historic venue like Irving Plaza can once again serve as a home to a program such as this,” said Laura Mulholland, Director of Sales. “Part of our mission is to be an integral part of the community and serving as a venue for these special types of events helps us accomplish just that.”
Dubbed the biggest night in the LGBT music industry, the coveted OMA trophy is the highest and most prestigious honor. OUTMUSIC – LGBT Academy of Recording Arts (The LARA) is the premiere 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to empower and present it’s members to a broader audience base, raise awareness and ensure that LGBT music people’s contributions to music history are acknowledged, documented and archived. LARA currently boasts a membership base of over 1,000 recording artists and performers worldwide and is continuously growing.
To purchase tickets to the 7th Annual OUTMUSIC Awards, please log onto www.outmusicawards.com
About OUTMUSIC – The LGBT Academy of Recording Arts (The LARA)
Founded by life partners Daniel Martin and Michael Biello in 1990 Outmusic – THE LGBT Academy of Recording Arts (The LARA) is the premiere 501c3 non-profit organization created to empower, celebrate and honor openly-LGBT recording artist and performers. The LARA is an alliance of openly LGBT recording artists, musicians, composers, producers, performers and supporters who are dedicated to the movement for equality in the music industry. The LARA exists to raise awareness of discrimination in the industry and ensure the contributions of LGBT people are acknowledged, documented, and archived in Music History.
About HOUSE OF BLUES ENTERTAINMENT
Thirteen House of Blues clubs and 22 other venues including the legendary Fillmore Halls are located throughout the United States and form the country’s pre-eminent group of music venues. Each features state-of-the-art sound and lighting technology in one-of-a-kind custom designed environments aimed to bring fans as close as possible to the artists.
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