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May 27, 2009

BMI Presents Ignacio Val, Eric Knight & Chasing Saints

LOS ANGELES, April 15, 2009 – U.S. performing right organization BMI will present three artists who embody the current culture-shaping amalgamation of Latin, pop and rock: Igancio Val, Eric Knight, and Chasing States will perform live on Wednesday, May 27 at the King King (6552 Hollywood Blvd, 90028) in Los Angeles. The show is free, and members of the public 21 years and older are encouraged to attend.

Bolivian export Ignacio Val made his initial mark upon the public’s consciousness when he joined legendary Franco De Vita on tour throughout South America to duet on one of Franco's greatest hits, “Si La Ves.” Since then, Val has played throughout Southern California in key venues including The Whisky a Go Go, The Temple Bar, The Gig, The Rumba Room, B.B King’s, The Joint and The Good Hurt, among others. 2009 has already been an incredible year for the rising star, who has made multiple TV appearances on Univision’s Primera Edicion and Tu Estilo. Ignacio’s supercharged shows, songs and charisma combine to cultivate a Latin superstar-in-the-making.

Eric Knight has taken the contemporarily appropriate “do-it-yourself” attitude to a whole new level. Opening for acts including KISS, Dave Matthews Band, Aerosmith and Kid Rock, Knight has worked tirelessly to introduce his original music to the masses. In December 2008, he walked away with Outstanding Male Solo Artist bragging rights at the Rockies Awards in Hollywood. Dressed to kill in a sharp suit and tie, he offers a decidedly unbridled take on rock that remains tastefully aware of rock and roll’s pioneers but determined to redefine it even as he picks up the torch. Knight is currently working on his third album, Delusions of Grandeur, slated for release later this year.

Featuring melodies that share themes of love, loss, loneliness, regret and redemption, Chasing Saints’ self titled first album resonates with songs about not only living life, but recovering from it. Their unique blend of sentimental lyrics and rock-inspired guitar riffs has drawn praise from music supervisors and fans alike. The inspirational and harmonically rich "Somedays" has already garnered praise in the form of an L.A. Music Award nomination for best adult contemporary group with vocal. Intense and yearning, "You Again" found its way onto the small screen as a featured song on CBS’s Cold Case, while "Ignorance" was featured in the independent film Return with Honor. Talented and experienced, Chasing Saints is determined to set new industry standards.

Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI) is an American performing right organization that represents more than 375,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in all genres of music and more than 6.5 million works. BMI’s latest financial results, more than $901 million for its 2008 fiscal year, are the highest performing right collections for any copyright organization in the world. BMI has represented the most popular and beloved music from around the world for over 65 years. The U.S. corporation collects license fees from businesses that use music, which it then distributes as royalties to the musical creators and copyright owners it represents.

Marlene Meraz / BMI LA
310.289.6325 / mmeraz@bmi.com

Hanna Pantle / BMI LA
310.289.6328 / hpantle@bmi.com

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