Duet Album to be Produced by Acclaimed Producer/Performer Spiros Exaras in association with Frankie Avalon Productions, CMP and Zitibean Overnight Productions LLC                           


BEVERLY HILLS, CA, Feb. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Announced today, New Music Artist, Lexi Kaine, has signed with Alan Morell Creative Management Partners (CMP) for her Career Branding, Management and Duet Album with Mr. Morell’s client, World Famous Singer, Performer, Actor and Author Frankie Avalon.

The Duet Album is presently in development to be Produced by Acclaimed Producer/Performer Spiros Exaras in association with Frankie Avalon Productions, CMP and Zitibean Overnight Productions LLC.

Said Lexi Kaine: “I am very excited to have my highly respected Agent Alan Morell represent my Branding under CMP and his personal Management of my career initiatives and so very honored to work with my idol Frankie Avalon on our Duet Album. If my music touches only one person, to help them through their toughest times, the way music has helped me through mine, that would mean the world to me.”

Said Frankie Avalon: “My agent, Alan Morell, brought the Duet Album concept to me with Lexi Kaine. We are in the process of working through the creative theme, which we’re going to have some of my wonderful songs and new twists.”

Said Agent Alan Morell: “When I was approached to manage Lexi, after thinking through her Branding, whose music transcends all genres, cultures and countries and knowing how difficult it is to break out new talent, we paired her with a Duet Album with my valued client Frankie Avalon. We then needed a savvy Producer and the perfect match was Spiros Exaras. Our desire is to have the Duet Album with Frankie Avalon and Lexi Kaine targeted to be released in the fourth quarter of 2018.”

Said Spiros Exaras:  “A saxophone and a violin dance together accompanied by an accordion and a Greek bouzouki. Jazz meets classical and world music, and the old comes together with the new. Adding to this peak of musical fusion are the voices of the living legend Frankie Avalon and the brilliant performer Lexi Kaine. I am thrilled to have been offered the opportunity to be part of this timeless musical journey. Many thanks to the visionary Alan Morell, who was the brain behind this project.”


About Frankie Avalon: (From Wikipedia)

One of a spate of teen idols to come out of Philadelphia in the 1950s and 1960s, Frankie Avalon--unlike many of the others--actually had a musical background, having been taught to play the trumpet at a very young age by his father. As a youth Avalon performed in local clubs and theaters. He won a local TV talent contest playing a trumpet solo. In 1951, at age 12, he was in a band called Rocco and the Saints, which included another soon-to-be famous teen singer, Bobby Rydell. In 1952 he was performing at a private party held for singer Al Martino. A talent scout who was also at the party was impressed enough by Avalon to get him an appearance on Jackie Gleason's TV show, which led to more television appearances. In 1954 he made two singles for "X" Records, an RCA Victor subsidiary. Both were instrumentals featuring Avalon playing his trumpet: "Trumpet Sorrento" and "Trumpet Tarantella." He eventually landed a recording contract with Philadelphia's Chancellor Records, and he recorded "Cupid" and "Teacher's Pet". These records got him his first movie role, a small part in Jamboree! (1957) designed to promote "Teacher's Pet." His next record was "DeDe Dinah", a song written by his managers (and one for which he had so little respect that he pinched his nose while recording it, resulting in its extremely nasal sound). After an appearance on Dick Clark's teen dance show American Bandstand (1952), sales of the record zoomed and it eventually sold more than a million copies. In 1959, after two more big hits ("Ginger Bread" and "I'll Wait for You") he recorded the song he is probably best known for, the million-selling "Venus." However, as 1960 rolled around his career began to wane and his record sales dropped precipitously. He soon began taking small parts in movies, most notably in John Wayne's The Alamo (1960). He began to get somewhat bigger parts and had his first starring role in Drums of Africa (1963). His movie career really took off, however, when he was paired with former Mousketeer Annette Funicello in Beach Party(1963) and its string of sequels. These films, with their combination of surfing, low comedy, dancing and "beach bunnies" in bikinis, struck a nerve with teenage audiences, were produced for peanuts and made a fortune. Avalon still recorded songs for Chancellor and other labels, but now he was far better known among younger audiences for his movies than for his records. In 1985 he began touring with fellow teen idols Rydell and Fabian in an oldies show called "The Golden Boys of Bandstand," which was a rousing success. In 1987 he and Funicello were reunited in Back to the Beach (1987), an homage to, and parody of, their earlier "beach" movies. Avalon still makes personal appearances and tours, many with and for his old friend and mentor Dick Clark.


About Lexi Kaine:

Long Island, New York is the stomping ground for this Italian American singer/songwriter Lexi Kaine. Miss Kaine was introduced to sing at the early age by the likes of Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey and Alanis Morissette.

Lexi Kaine spent the childhood years performing in school plays, church youth group vision concerts and a variety of local events such as fairs and festivals singing the “Star Spangled Banner”.  She often sang Jazz Music at the local restaurants and participated in open mic nights. Lexi Kaine is featured in the series LAW AND ORDER and ROYAL PAINS. Throughout Miss Kaine’s roller coaster of life experience, it was music that was her outlet.

Miss Kaine is diligently writing and recording in the studio her story to share with her fans, as well as her Duet Album with Frankie Avalon. Get to know the girl behind the blue eyes as well as the story behind her name on all social media @lexikainemusic.


About Spiros Exaras:

Of Exaras’s work, Al Di Meola says, “The sophistication and eloquence one can hear makes it clear to me that Spiros Exaras’s way of executing guitar is compelling and beautiful.”

A graduate of the Athens Conservatory of Music with degrees in classical guitar and composition, Spiros Exaras is an internationally acclaimed musician, regarded as a master of fusing musical cultures. In his native Greece, Spiros has been a featured player with the Greek National Radio Television Orchestra (ERT), the Orchestra of Colors, Kamerata Symphony Orchestra, as well as working with such acclaimed composers and singers as Yannis Markopoulos, Mario Frangoulis, Alkistis Protopsalti, Evanthia Reboutsika, Elias Andriopoulos, Petros Gaitanos, and Kostas Hatzis.

Internationally, Spiros has played with such artists as Shirley Bassey, Randy Brecker, Jon Benitez, Hernan Romero, Matt Garrison, Ray Vega, Tessa Souter, J.D. Walter, and Joel Rosenblatt as well as Grammy Award-winners, Dave Valentin, Gerardo Velez and Arturo O’Farrill. Spiros also played the searing guitar solo on Mariah Carey’s platinum hit, “My All.”

His film and theater scoring includes Everything For a ReasonNiko’s RestaurantJust Cause, the plays Gallathea, and The Hand And Hen, in addition to numerous commercials.

He has released 4 personal albums:

“Spiros Exaras plays Kostas Hatzis” (MBI, 1992);“Phrygianics” (Blue Note, 2003)

"Old Waters New River" (Harbinger/Naxos, 2014); "Stis Paralies Tou Feggariou" with ten original compositions based on the poetry of the legendary poet Iakovos Kambanellis, was released by MLK Records, on December 7, 2016.

He is a featured artist on a new Mark Murphy's CD entitled  “Live in Athens, Greece" (Harbinger/Naxos, 2016). Spiros is a guest composer/guitarist on Achilles Liarmakopoulos's (Canadian Brass) "Trombone Atrevido" and "Ethereal" albums, with the compositions "Chorinho Do Sol" and "Nostos".

Some links of major works:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TU4ey3bjBpo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSGz7EJyDLc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqmyOl6JUSQ

https://soundcloud.com/user-276344229 


About Zitibean Overnight Productions LLC:

Zitibean Overnight Productions is a talent development company based out of Long Island, NY, that represents young, upcoming musical artists. Zitibean is the partnership of Executive Producers Kevin Melendez and Mike Bonasera. Mike draws on his background of creating and running successful commercial entities. Kevin has 20 years of hands-on experience in the entertainment industry. They together have the vision of recognizing untapped potential and are committed to providing the direction necessary for full development of each artists.

Mr. Morell has 30 years of global experience managing over 2500 campaigns in the successful development and management of talent, literary, TV and film packaging, commercial rights, corporate consulting, media positioning, sponsorship of live events and intellectual property (IP) rights. Mr. Morell is one of the few in the sports, entertainment and the arts industry’s, who has represented and managed clients, that have won the prestigious awards: Grammy; Tony; Oscar; Emmy, ESPY, Victors and NY Times Best Selling Authors.


For further information, go to:

https://frankieavalon.com

Lexi Kaine Social Media @lexikainemusic

http://www.spirosexaras.com/

www.creativemanagementpartners.com 




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