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Long Island Music Lovers are destined to WIN as Indie Record Stores, and Catz Entertainments' amberRose Marie bring her Billboard hit "Destiny" instore for national "Record Store Day" April 19 with 106.1 BLI and Party 105!

April 17, 2008 --(Long Island, New York) - - Computers, webstores, wireless...remember when you walked into a record store, and actually browsed the aisle for hours just to find the right "cd" in your community record store? Well, the party is back and it's being celebrated in grand style on Long Island and all across the country with a national Record Store Day on April 19th when retailers will join as one in celebration. Long Island throws a mega party with it's biggest new artist amberRose Marie, its best radio stations in Long Islands hit music station 106.1 BLI and dance station, Party 105.1 & 105.3 and best indie retail stores including Record Stop (Lake Ronkokoma), CD Island (Rockville Centre) and Looney Tunes (West Babylon). And the mega-jam is huge with cd sales, instore performances and give-a-ways with each event being as unique as the record store!

The individual record store day activities vary, but one thing is for sure...Long Islands own hot new recording artist amberRose Marie and her debut single,"Destiny" on Catz Entertainment is making waves on the Billboard Chart and with DJ's around the country. And fans agree and the Long Island native is celebrating with a shore to shore record release party instore on Record Store Day! And there is more! Long Island Radio stations 106.1 BLI and Party 101.5 & 105.3 WDRE are joining the fun onair and instore! Look for them with amberRose Marie for her two-day trek across the Island on Saturday, April 19th at retail stores Record Stop (Lake Ronkonkoma with Party 105 "Vic Latino's Neighborhood morning show co-host Golddapper) from 11am - 1pm, Cd Island (Rockville Centre with 106.1 BLI) from 3:30pm - 5pm For Cass Dillion fans, get to CD Island earlier at 2pm. The amberRose Marie record release party continues on Sunday, April 20th at Looney Tunes (West Babylon with 106.1 BLI) from 3pm - 5pm! Party 101.3 & 105.3 is offering up coffee and donuts at its retail spot with onsite ops for even more goodies with amberRose Marie. And Long Islands leading Top 40 radio station, 106.1 BLI is offering up special meet n greets with amberRose Marie. Listeners are to text BLI at 3 20 12, keyword: amberRose Marie for special prizes. Tune into www.wbli.com for more info!

The national "Record Store Day" is the brainchild of the Independent Music Store Coalition, and is supported by the American Association of Independent Music and others along with hundreds of artists and retailers who will join as one, with unique instore activities. Says amberRose Marie, "I am living out my dream as a recording artist and in the last six months have traveled to France, Florida, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Las Vegas and more with my dancers to perform my new single, "Destiny". Long Island is my home, and to have been selected to provide a quote on the national Record Store Day website was a complete honor. I look forward to meeting my hometown fans and meeting new ones and having them join me in celebration with local retailers during Record Store Day on Long Island"!

Says Catherine Laporte, "Recording artists such as Peter Gabriel, Metallica, Alecia Keys, amberRose Marie and others will be supporting indie retailers across the country, and we wanted to do something unique on Long Island and that is bringing the party to both Suffolk and Nassau counties. What we do is dance music, so our events will be very energetic for all ages and we are delighted that our fave hometown radio stations 106.1 BLI and Party 105 will join us! Certainly online sites such as itunes, perfectbeat.com where our title was a Top 5 seller last week, masterbeat.com and CDbaby.com have been great friends of indie indie's such as ours, but it's the indie retailers who still have that human interaction that is necessary so fans can meet the artist they love, and artist can meet music lovers up-close and personal. Community indie retailers and indie record labels have a lot in common, we have to support each other and that's why we love the idea and are dedicating 2 days to visit as many indie's as we possibly can! We encourage everyone to stop into one of these stores and shop, shop, shop! Whatsmore, the public is in for quite a treat in amberRose Marie!"

According to Bruce Berg of Record Stop, "We have been in business on Long Island for over 34 years. We believe that we have the largest collection of vinyl records on Long Island and carry a fantastic inventory of contemporary music as well. We believe in supporting home town artists and are delighted to be a part of National Record Day with amberRose Marie".

amberRose Marie
(small "a", two "r", second "R" cap, one word – then Marie)

This Diva in the vocal sense of the word, lives in Suffolk County and brings her Italian and Polish heritage, combined with her love for pop/dance music to her songwriting. Formally of the cover band S.W.A.K., and now making her own set of rules as a solo artist and leaving her American Idol auditioning days behind, amberRose Marie is clearly making waves in the dance music scene. The Catz Entertainment debut release, "Destiny" features the gritty and edgy vocal style which amberRose Marie is known for combined with the phat beats of famed producer/remixers John Rizzo (RuPaul) & Barry Huffine, Klubjumpers (Pussycat Dolls, Black Eyed Peas), Norty Cotto (Rhianna), Giuseppe D. (Reina, Lucas Prata), Georgie Porgie (Janet Jackson), and DJ Corey D. (Pepper Mashay, PNN). The remixes range from vocal, progressive, circuit, big room, house and electro with a dance, pop and rock flavor. With performances already under her belt at the Billboard Dance Music Summit, DJ Times International DJ Expo, Hampton's hotspot, WhiteHouse and trendy spots in South Beach, New York City and more; this Long Island newcomer blazed the Billboard Dance Club Chart, the DJ Times Chart, The Global Dance Traxx Chart and more on her debut release! Yes, Ms. amberRose Marie is sure to be a household name before long. Discover this talent Long Islander and visit her on her new interactive website at www.amberRoseMarie.com or on her myspace at www.myspace.com/amberRoseMarieMusic.

Other artist instores are planned at some locations. For complete retailer plans contact:
Record Stop - 279 Portion Road - Lake Ronkonkoma - (631) 585-3294
CD Island - 228 Merrick Road, Rockville Centre - (516) 678-9445
Looney Tunes - 31 Brookvale Avenue - West Babylon - (631) 587-7722

Experience the energetic LIVE performance of amberRose Marie at a venue near you! Events are Free in celebration of Record Store Day and the concert is fun for the entire family! Cd signings after all shows are on tap!

For more about amberRoseMarie performances call (516) 593-5045 or log onto www.myspace.com/catzentertainment. For more about national "Record Store Day" log onto www.recordstoreday.com.



amberRose Marie
(small "a", two "r", second "R" cap, one word – then Marie)

amberRose Marie is quickly becoming the pride of Long Island, New York as she follows her destiny to claim her just attention as a singer/songwriter, recording and performing artist. With a new management agreement and recording deal with the Catz Entertainment Group, amberRose Marie is making waves as "Destiny" breaks through to land on the Billboard Dance Club Charts. DJ's in the USA and internationally are spinning "Destiny" in the clubs and at radio mixshow.

No stranger to the stage as the leader of her own cover band, S.W.A.K. and performing over the last few years throughout live music venues on Long Island, amberRose Marie has developed the chops which have given this ASCAP singer/songwriter the opportunity to deliver on her new commercial release, "Destiny". Now, leaving her cover band days behind for a new chapter in her life amberRose Marie says, "I have been waiting for the right music team to come along. I have tried out for American Idol, have come close to deals by both shady and legit music people, and have made several demo's over the years. I was close to inking an online distribution deal, with a friend, but I really wanted a management team and label who would be able to help guide my career. I even won a Nick Lachey contest on New York City station, Z100 and was whisked away to Los Angeles. I thought that was going to be my big break, lol…as you could imagine...it wasn't, but I did get an audio recording of myself singing with Nick Lachey for my personal music collection! I have really been through it all!

amberRose Marie is living out her dreams! Living on the Island, that has made dreams come true for several music folks, amberRose Marie began her thirst for singing in Church. Studying under Annabelle Franklin Allesse, amberRose Marie is classically trained and well versed in dance techniques, where she continues to tighten up the abs in jazzercise!

After a stint with the famous, Theatre Three where she had a starring roles in Woodstock Mania: Woodstock In Concert, as well as being a member of a traveling band performing in Atlantic City, Westbury Music Fair and nightclubs from Montauk and throughout New York State, amberRose Marie recorded her first demo. According to amberRose Marie, "I began recording a few of my songs and even sold a few hundred records in local indie record stores, Mothers Music and Record Stop. So when I was choosen to perform at various shows to include radio station, Party 105 Mega Jam opening for Rockell, City High, and Digitial Allies, it motivated me to continue on. I soon got selected to perform at the Balloon Festival on the main stage hosted by 106.1 BLI where I opened for Mya and Dreamstreet." amberRose Marie became a local favorite, building her fanbase along the way. Soon, the word was out and amberRose Marie was tapped to sing our National Anthem for the Long Island Ducks, The New York Mets, and various festivals, political events and parades where she performed to crowds in the tens of thousands. However, with what could be considered groundbreaking by any standard, these opportunities still, was not to be the big break for amberRose Marie.

All the while, in order to continue to write songs and record demo's, amberRose Marie held various jobs as a signmaker, licensed cosmetologist, administrative assistant, a travel agent and advertising sales at WALK FM, in her teens and beyond. Never giving up her quest to commercially release her own music, it was in 2006 that amberRose Marie decided to lead her own band, and formed her cover band S.W.A.K performing a blend of rock, dance and everything inbetween. S.W.A.K. quickly became a band that local club owners could rely upon when they wanted a packed house! At the same time, amberRose Marie formed a tribute to one of her female music idols, Janis Joplin and her band Joplin's Pearl was born. But the thirst to release her self-penned songs in a commercial recording still burned like a passion yet-unfulfilled.

amberRose Marie continues, "It was in July, 2007 that a chance meeting with 106.1 BLI's Hilary White who was actually helping me promote one of my cover band gigs, that upon learning that I wrote original songs, suggested I speak with Catz Entertainment. Although excited, I was a bit apprehensive because I had been down this road before. Every label I met with, always wanted me to sound like whomever was the artist of the day. However, I knew it couldn't hurt so I collected my demo's and off I went. To my surprise, Catherine R. Laporte said, "these demo's are good, but let me hear what you sound like. Let me hear your voice." You can imagine my surprise, when she said, "We love your voice and your dance, pop, rock style!" I have been on a joyous ride every since! I am thrilled that so many are finding a bond with my songs. It's only the beginning and I am excited to see my destiny unfold. I will forever thank God and my Long Island fans and supporters who have given me the strength and motivation to fulfill my destiny. I am truly blessed!"

Constantly lending her talents to not for profit causes that include Cancer, GLBT issues, youth programs, Anti-bullying school programs, and aids awareness, amberRose Marie is spreading her positive spirit, contagious personality and musical talent internationally. Her personal message of "be yourself, follow your passion and never give up" is resonating with fans and music lovers around the globe!

Be sure to catch an amberRose Marie performance near you! With recent performances at The Billboard Dance Music Summit, Whitehouse Nightclub in the Hamptons, PURE Philly, Gyspy in Vegas, The Empire Ballroom, Winter Music Conference in South Beach, LIFEbeat's Hearts & Voices, and The Original GLBT Expo at The Jacob Javits Center amongst trendy nightclubs across the country, an amberRose Marie enegetic stage show with her very hot dancers is sure to leave you wanting more! With one listen, the hot new single, "Destiny" is contagious! Slip it into your stereo and as the lyrics say, "I can see you're out on the dancefloor, somethings drawing me closer to you!". Destiny is available online at itunes.com, masterbeat.com, perfectbeat.com, cdbaby.com and on Long Island at the Record Stop, Looney Tunes and CD Island, and most online and major retailers. If the early DJ and fan response is any indication, you are going to love amberRose Marie and her new single "Destiny" and amberRose Marie will be a household name before long!

Visit amberRose Marie's new interactive website at www.amberRoseMarie.com or her myspace which she maintains herself www.myspace.com/amberRoseMarieMusic.

For more contact , Catz Entertainment at www.myspace.com/catzentertainment or www.catzentertainment.com.


Catz Entertainment
Catherine R. Laporte
3265 Lawson Blvd, Ste One
Oceanside, N.Y. 11572
(516) 241-1510 cell
(516) 593-5045 office
(516) 593-5061 fax


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