Friday, May 29, 2009

W.O.A International Signs Canadian Rock and Roll Family

W.O.A International's artist management division signs on Canadian
based band The Wilkins

Goa, India –May 29, 2009 –The W.O.A Artiste and Repertoire team has
prided itself with the long list of amazing artists it has signed on.
Artists and Bands who strive to reach the top and believe in
themselves enough to go it alone. The W.O.A A&R team has done it again
with the signing of a band that rocks and rolls and keeps it all in
the family – now signed to W.O.A International are the Canadian based
family folk rockers - The Wilkins.

"Bands who have kept it all in the family include bands like the
Coors, The Allman Brothers and a few others and The Wilkins are one
such band that we think are destined to reach great heights" says
Wanda Alvares, Executive Vice President and Marketing Director W.O.A
International, "they have already won the coveted 'Best Folk Artist in
2008 and now are set to break into the International music scene with
W.O.A International's support system backing them in this endeavor".

Blending timeless elements of acoustic folk, pop, rock and a touch of
Celtic music with their magical three part harmonies, veteran rocker
Mark Wilkins (of Photograph fame), folk musician Jan Wilkins, and
their son Julian Wilkins continue this "all in the family tradition"
with their debut album, No Expiry Date.

Their debut album showcases their award winning variety of musical
styles. The high spirited, lyrically clever "Love is Gone," which
began life some years ago as a country song Mark wrote, transforms
easily to a beautifully harmonic acoustic stomp with a Celtic tinge.
"Love is Gone" is featured on the Busta Compilation CD released in
Italy by Midfinger Records and is also to be featured on the world
famous Goa Chillout Zone Volume 2 Compilation CD which is a W.O.A
Records property and release.

Mark Wilkins, is known among the rock and roll scene for his past
involvement in the Ontario based band, Photograph. " After being
discovered by Tom Cochran of Red Rider, Photograph signed to Capitol
Record and went on to produce hits like 'Last Dance' and 'Blow Away',
we toured with numerous national acts including April Wine and Blue
Rodeo in addition to working with future legendary U2 producer Daniel
Lanois" says Mark Wilkins, Leader of The Wilkins, "This experience
with photgraph and the years I have spent in the music business has
helped 'The Wilkins' reach where we are today".

W.O.A Records is all set to feature The Wilkins in their upcoming
releases and International tours. Stay tuned to the WOA Records
website for more information on this band that is set to rock India.

Formed in 1998 by World Music star Oliver Sean, W.O.A International is
a global entertainment company that continues to lead the way when it
comes to how music should be promoted. They are pioneering
international music in India and Asia and are now synonymous with the
region. Their enviable reputation at opening up new possibilities
means that they are the go-to company for independent artists wishing
a truly international presence.

- W.O.A News Desk

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