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Music

Kite

Rock

Bridgetown BARBADOS

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Firefly

Two Guys, Five years, Thousands Of Fly Miles. Four Countries. Two Continents. Eight International Awards. Five Barbados Music Awards Nominations. Three Honorary Mentions Billboard World Songwriting Contest. Two Studio Albums.Twenty five Songs. "Kite demonstrates the talent and dedication to write a 'Hit Song'." - Jim Halsey, President, Billboard World Song Contest. Kite are from the small Caribbean island of Barbados and have been strutting their stuff since 2004, receiving wide radio airplay and developing a large, loyal following through their live performances. iLandRock Kite got together in Barbados in 2003 and after their honorable mention at the Billboard World Songwriting Contest they released of their debut album, 'Up In The Air', and got consistent regional radio airplay from then on. 'Up In The Air' saw them working with top Caribbean producer Jeremy Harding (Sean Paul producer/manager). The spot-on combination of big, radio-ready songs and use of steel drum and 'vintage' Reggae guitar in their 'iLandRock' sound made a big impression on the booming music scene in the Caribbean. They just didn't sound like anybody else. They just sounded right (or 'tight', as they say in the Caribbean!). Kite Festival Kite headlined Culture Shock, the Caribbean's premier international pop/rock festival on the beach in Bridgetown, Barbados featuring bands from the U.S.A., Canada, The U.K., Trinidad & Tobago and Barbados. They also returned in from the Florida Music Festival where they were the only band from outside North America selected to showcase and after their performance were signed to a deal by RipTide Music from LA. Altitude Kite songs have been featured on several Prime Time North American Television shows and 'The Stone Angel' Movie Trailer. - Ghost Whisperer (CBS) - Degrassi (2 songs) (CBC [Canada], MTV Overdrive) - Lincoln Heights (ABC Family) - Jericho (CBS) - 90210 - (The CW Network) - "The Stone Angel" (Alliance Films) Kite's music continues to grow, with their song 'Fading Fast' featuring Barbadian rapper Billy Kincaid receiving airplay on BBC's 1Extra radio show, and 'Firefly' charting on the Garageband Pop/Rock charts for many months on the top 20. Kite played support for James Blunt on January 14, 2009. Kite Wire Kite are currently recording their new EP, 'Drive-In of Dreams', and 'Spinning' is the first single off their new EP for 2011. Kite have been officially selected to perform at South By South West 2011 in Austin, Texas, USA.

Time

Friday March 18

10:00PM

Venue

512 Rooftop

21+

408 E 6th St

Online

www.kitesound.com

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