Irina will perform a 4-song set including debut single “Something About You” COMPLETE with Free Online Webcast Live from Gorky Park
Online PR News – 02-September-2012 – Los Angeles, CA, August 30, 2012 – Moscow native, US-based singer, songwriter and dancer Irina is preparing to make her debut international performance at the ELLO Music Festival in Moscow’s mecca for culture and leisure – Gorky Park. The festival will include a line up of Russia’s top stars, with Irina travelling all the way from the US to participate in the event. The performance will officially mark the launch of Irina’s international career where she will be performing a 4-song set to showcase her debut single ‘Something About You’. The festival takes place from 4pm - 9pm on September 8th and Irina’s spectacular performance will feature six LA-based dancers, New York-based rapper BK Brasco and Chinese violinist Analiza Ching. At the helm, managing Irina’s career is former President of Universal Music Russia, David Junk.
Born and raised in Moscow, Irina began working in the music industry as a songwriter for other Russian artists. Working with these other artists provided Irina the confidence she needed to reach out and launch her own career as an artist. Taking off for Los Angeles via Miami, Irina has made the USA her second home and the new base for her career. Working in the USA has given Irina the opportunity to work with talented producers such as Denis Ingoldsby, Mark Feist and WAX Ltd. Irina is currently in Los Angeles rehearsing with her team for the upcoming performance in her hometown, Moscow, for which 2012 will see the celebration of it’s 865th birthday. Gorky Park is one of Moscow’s most famous landmarks. First laid out in 1928 it was the first park of it’s kind and became the prototype for hundreds of others throughout the Soviet Union.
Joining Irina on stage in Moscow for her performance are six LA-based dancers who have danced with the likes of Britney Spears, Janet Jackson, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Pitbull, The Pussycat Dolls, Ciara and Christina Aguilera.
Brasco will be performing with Irina on the song “Feels So Good” as a featured artist. Hailed as New York’s most promising rappers, Brasco first burst to the forefront of the rap scene in the group, “Brooklyn”. They were discovered by Shakir Stuart, which landed the group a deal with Arista Records. Although they eventually disbanded, Brasco was given a platform to work with producers and songwriters such as Scott Stortch, Polow Da Don, Adonnis, Sean Garrett and others. The New York-based Brasco teamed up with an array of production and studio superstars, thus piquing the interest of Jay-Z and Interscope Records chairman, Jimmy Iovine. Without even a mixtape or album release, Iovine signed Brasco to Interscope Records. Later, Timbaland and Brasco were introduced and the bidding war for Brasco ensued, which resulted in Brasco signing to Timbaland’s label, Mosley Music Group.
Analiza Ching, an exciting new talent, comes from Southern China and will join Irina on stage for the empowering anthem “Catch My Tears”. Analiza was classically trained from the age of four and studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London. She has a unique style of combining music and dance. She has appeared with high profile personalities and at major events for both the UK Government and Foreign Ambassadors. Analiza has thrilled audiences at many of the world's major concerts, such as her solo performance at the Beatles’s 50th Anniversary Tribute Concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall; Gala Award ceremony at Monaco Film Festival in Monte Carlo and classical recitals at Windsor Castle for Prince Edward, the Princess Royal and other members of the Royal Family.
The Pussycat Dolls choreographer and co-creative director Michael “Mikey” Minden provided the routine for “Something About You”. Mikey has also previously created movement for Paris Hilton, Hilary Duff, Pink, Usher and many more. Mikey has also been the artistic director and choreographer for award shows all over the world including: The Emmy Awards, MTV VMA's, MTV Movie Awards, and the Billboard Awards. Irina’s upcoming show will feature additional choreography from Shawnette Heard. Shaped by her experiences working with the likes of Janet Jackson, Beyonce, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner and others, Shawnette’s innovation as a director stems from her innate understanding of how to communicate story through arresting imagery, rhythm, and dynamic movement. Shawnette has choreographed performances for awards shows such as the 2000 Blockbuster Awards, 2001 American Music Awards and 2007 World Music Awards.
Denis Ingoldsby is a British producer who has worked with Irina at the legendary Sunset Sound studios in Hollywood on the songs “Feels So Good Ft. Brasco” and “Catch My Tears”. Denis is responsible for launching the careers of many artists across different genres of music, ranging from R&B with girl group Eternal who sold over 10 million records worldwide, to dubstep with his latest endeavor, Flux Pavilion.
Australian-born producer Mark Feist made his name working with artists such as Destiny’s Child (and later Beyoncé’s solo career), Celine Dion, Joss Stone, Wyclef Jean, John Legend, The Spice Girls and many more. Throughout his career, Mark has contributed to songs with sales in excess of 60 million records worldwide. Not only does Mark produce, write and arrange but he also plays many of the instruments that feature in his tracks.
Wax Ltd is the songwriting and production team of Wally Gagel and Xandy Barry who have worked with Rihanna, Britney Spears and Jessica Simpson as well as Muse and The Rolling Stones. Wally and Xandy are based in Los Angeles.
David Junk, the former president of Universal Music Russia responsible for signing the multi-platinum Russian duo t.A.T.u. (All The Things She Said and Not Gonna Get Us), is now managing Irina’s career. After seeing huge success in Russia and Eastern Europe with t.A.T.u., David brought the band to the world market via Interscope Records where they went on to sell over 5 million records worldwide.
The ELLO Music Festival can be streamed online, live on the day of the event from www.YouTube.com/ELLO.
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For more information on Irina please contact: Chip Schutzman/Miles High Productions
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