December 23, 2009
Brett Dennen Partners With Livestream To Broadcast Special New Year’s Eve Show With ALO and Local Musicians
Brett chats with fans during a live Q+A Session on December 30th
Bay-Area native Brett Dennen has partnered with Livestream to broadcast an exclusive New Year’s Eve performance at the Fox Theater in Oakland presented by Life is good and Another Planet Entertainment. “Starting December 31th at 8:30PM PST, fans can tune in to Brett’s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/brettdennen), Website (http://www.brettdennen.net), or Livestream (http://www.livestream.com/brettdennenalolive) to view the broadcast.” Joining Brett are Brushfire Recording artist and neighbors ALO, plus several local musicians at a party destined to be the Bay-Area kick-off to 2010.
To kickoff this special New Years Eve performance, Brett will also interact with his fans on Livestream, with a special Q+A session from his rehearsals on December 30th at 3PM PST. The performance at the newly renovated theater marks Brett’s first local headline since selling out two nights at the legendary Fillmore. He also recently engaged thousands at the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival in Golden Gate Park and supported Jason Mraz for a sold out show at Berkeley’s Greek Theatre.
This show completes a highly successful year for Brett supporting his most recent release Hope For The Hopeless, which appropriately begins with Bay-Area homage “San Francisco”. Closing the year with a broadcast presented by Life is good makes perfect sense. Brett’s 54-city winter-spring tour was featured Life is good as a partner, and both Brett and ALO played for tens of thousands at Life is good Festivals in Boston, St. Louis and San Francisco in the summer and fall. Their vocal support for the Life is good Kids Foundation throughout the year helped this nonprofit raise over $900,000 in 2009 for children facing life-threatening conditions.
With Livestream as the exclusive streaming provider, the player for the webcast can be embedded anywhere. Integration with Facebook and Twitter allows viewers to engage in an online conversation with other fans and the band. The performance will also be encoded for the iPhone, making the broadcast accessible to over a million iPhone users with a 3G wireless connection at http://iphone.livestream.com/brettdennenalolive
For more info on the special show, including dicounts on hotels in the area, visit: http://www.brettdennen.net/newyearseve/.
About Brett Dennen:
The 6’4, free-spirited, former camp counselor is an unlikely front-man but his captivating performances and narrative rich lyrics, have gained him notice. Last Call with Carson Daly dedicated an entire show to Brett’s music on November 23rd and Rolling Stone named Brett an “Artist to Watch in 2008.”
Since the release of Hope for The Hopeless in October 2008, he has performed on The Late Show with Dave Letterman, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Good Morning America Weekend, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O¹Brien, CBS Saturday Early Show and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
Dennen¹s most recent album, Hope For The Hopeless (Dualtone/Downtown Records) debuted as the #4 Independent Album, the #6 Digital Album and at #41 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. The first single, ³Make You Crazy² features Femi Kuti, became a Top Five hit at AAA Radio and was accompanied by a tongue-in-cheek music video featuring Mandy Moore in an ironic take on ³trends² as seen on VH1.
A “little bit of funk, a little bit of pop, a lot of energy and a big dollop of dance-worthy music” is how San Diego Magazine describes this California collective. This February, ALO will release Man of the World which was recorded almost entirely live. Man of the World was produced by longtime friend and musical collaborator Jack Johnson and is the cohesive sound of four players who have truly found their groove together. ALO are favorites among the live music scene and will be touring extensively in 2010. For more information, please visit http://www.alomusic.com.
Livestream (http://www.livestream.com http://www.livestream.com - formerly Mogulus) provides everything needed to easily webcast live, build an engaged audience and monetize these efforts. Founded in 2007, the company is based in New York and includes Gannett Co. as a minority shareholder and investor.
Producers can use Livestream to create live, linear and on-demand Internet television to broadcast anywhere on the Web through a single embeddable player widget. The service comes in two flavors: Free (ad-supported) and Premium (ad-free, white-label, higher-quality). Unique features include the ability to mix multiple live cameras, overlay graphics, and desktop streaming with 3D effects.
About The Life is good Company:
Life is good®, based in Boston, MA, spreads good vibes through its colorful collection of apparel and accessories, and the contagious grin of Jake, its optimistic cultural hero. For more information on Life is good®, please visit http://www.lifeisgood.com