CARIBBEAN'S ORIGINAL "QUEEN OF SOCA" - ALISON HINDS' SMASH HIT ANTHEM "ROLL IT GAL" GAINS WORLDWIDE MOMENTUM IN THE EARLY STAGES OF ITS GLOBAL LAUNCH
Debut Solo Album Entitled SOCA QUEEN Coming Soon
New York, NY (July 24, 2007) - Hailing from the beautiful island of Barbados, the British born ALISON HINDS is on an unstoppable roll to introduce the rest of the world to the power and passion of SOCA (SOuthern CAribbean) music. Armed with the stronghold support of her Caribbean base and the superstar touch of producer Salaam Remi (Nas, Fugees, Amy Winehouse), the original "Queen Of SOCA" - ALISON HINDS is enjoying a warm welcome worldwide. From Hot 97 in New York, to BBC in England, to Much Music in Canada, ALISON's summer burner "Roll It Gal" is gaining major momentum during the early stages of its global launch, setting the stage for the fall release of her debut album, aptly titled "SOCA QUEEN" on (1720 Entertainment/Black Coral).
For starters, SOCA Queen ALISON HINDS is creating a major splash across the pond. Highlights from the UK include: "Roll It Gal" added into rotation at both Choice FM (the leading urban station in the UK), and BBC 1Extra (the leading digital urban station in the UK), while receiving considerable support at multiple urban specialty shows and pirate radio stations. ALISON will also grace the August cover of G Magazine (leading UK-based urban magazine).
In addition, ALISON HINDS recently performed at Galaxy Network's Weekender hosted by Steve Sutherland LIVE from Mallorca, Spain. Galaxy FM is the most listened to commercial radio station by 15-34 year olds throughout the UK. Arguably one of the most influential DJ's in Europe, Steve Sutherland, (a four time MOBO award winner for Best Club/Radio DJ), is a self-proclaimed ALISON HINDS fan.
Canada's premier music channel Much Music (with a viewership of over 8 million), has also recently added the "Roll it Gal" video at both their main channel as well as at Vibe-TV, their sister urban channel. The "Roll It Gal" single is being played on major Top 40 stations across Canada including CIDC (Toronto), CKHZ (Halifax), CFXJ (Toronto) and CKOI (Montreal). "Roll It Gal" ringtones are available on numerous Canadian wireless carriers including Rogers, Telus, Dell Mobility and Virgin Canada.
In the US, "Roll It Gal" tones are available through most major wireless carriers including Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Boost Mobile. The ringtone & full track mp3 is also accessible at Sprint as part of the Sprint Vision Package. Additionally, the hot single "Roll It Gal" will become available on iTunes worldwide, AOL, Yahoo! and all premium online download destinations in the near future.
For a sneak peak at the "Roll it Gal" video, Helio is offering the "Roll It Gal" video ringtone to their lucky subscribers. And fans can text ROLL1, ROLL2 or ROLL3 to 20421 to get multiple versions of the "Roll it Gal" ringtone downloaded directly to their phones.
ALISON HINDS is currently on tour throughout the US, Canada, Europe and the Caribbean in support of the global launch of "Roll it Gal" and the forthcoming CD release of "SOCA QUEEN." Additionally, ALISON was a featured guest performer at this year's ICC Cricket World Cup opening and closing ceremonies (held in Jamaica and Barbados), which was broadcast to an audience of over one billion worldwide. ALISON HINDS possesses a unique presence that empowers and inspires women and mesmerizes men, with her innate ability to excite and evoke a reaction. For more information and specific tour dates visit: www.myspace.com/alisonhinds.
About BLACK CORAL
BLACK CORAL is a multi-faceted entertainment company based in Barbados and operated by a veteran of the recording industry, Van Gibbs. Its focus is on artists from the region realizing their full potential in today's global marketplace. ALISON HINDS is the first presentation by BLACK CORAL to the world.
About 1720 Entertainment
1720 Entertainment was established in 2004 to empower the dreams of artists who possess not only undeniable talent, but integrity and heart. The company embraces diversity, covering a broad spectrum of musical styles, and is passionately creative in the development of their artists, their music, performances and their careers. By providing music content and utilizing every conceivable new media platform, (including the digital and mobile space), 1720 is firmly pointed toward the future dynamic evolution of the music/entertainment industry. For further information, visit www.1720entertainment.com.