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Friday, March 23, 2007

Machel HD - Album Release Party

In conjunction with the band's management and promoter of the auspicious concert at Madison Square Garden, Antilia Events is the official host for Machel Montano's album release party on Sunday 25th March 2007. We will be celebrating the North American launch of the highly anticipated CD "Book of Angels", at the high-profile
40 / 40 club in New York City. We endeavor to generate 'buzz' for the new album, and provide a networking medium for band members, record label executives, press and specially invited guests. The aim for all parties involved - the band, the promoter and the venue - should be to benefit from general press coverage by traditional Caribbean media, and furthermore from the more recent huge US media interest in Machel Montano and his band Xtatik.

It is expected that many successful recording artists from the Caribbean will be in attendance. In addition to the direct invitations sent out by all parties involved, this event is tied to the concert as an official press event. It is exclusively branded as 'by invitation only', and one where fans would feel extremely privileged should they obtain access. The event will accommodate 200-250 VIP guests from 7pm - 1am, but there will be availability in the general area of the club on a first come first serve basis.

Strict dress code is in effect and it is highly advised that patrons arrive at the event at or before 6pm on Sunday if they wish to gain access.


JJ said...

sounds like this would be a good time, but 40/40 is so overrated. it looks better in magazines and on tv than in person.

sigh. i say this not because i am jealous. really.

dougla_1 said...

jj, I totally agree about 40/40 in Manhattan. While the decor is nice (to me), it is impractical for a large party hang out. The first level space is a nightmare to navigate for a tightly packed crowd (yes, I know it is suppose to be a sport bar scene). The upstairs private party/hangout rooms are nice but there again they are cool for just 30 to 40 people hangout joints. And one of the big downers is drinks are seriously over priced (maybe, JayZ believes we all are rolling large like he has achieved).

It was nice seeing Beyonce there once (the only time I went). The girl was fierce, showstopping, and perfectly well put together that night (she wore a dress, JayZ wore big faded jeans and white jersey, they were on the opposite ends of the fashion spectrum). She looks way more georgeous in real life.

And, another thing, 40/40 Manhattan with all the hype is not really a good celebrity spotting joint for the average wannabe. Most all of JayZ and Sean Jean's parties there are private. I just happened to be there on a rare night that JayZ and Beyonce just dropped by to check out a boxing match.

40/40 Atlantic City might be a better place to just kick back and enjoy the evening, without the "pressure" of wishing one would spot a celebrity in the joint. The funny thing is one would probably see more celebs in the Atlantic City joint rather than in the Manhattan joint.

Still, 40/40 Manhattan is a cool spot for Machel to have a CD launch party. His people seems to have all the right contacts. He deserves all the fortune that goes his way, after all he is one of the hardest working entertainers in show business whether in the Caribbean or wherever. But, I hope his new momentum outside of the Caribbean does not get to his head, like, maybe, before. In the past he has fallen quite flat with efforts to market himself to an international audience in both England and the USA. So walk humbly (not a SOFT way at all, it is just wise) Mr Machel Montano, and yuh go be Jumbieing dem for a long time.

Ah go be at the show tonight.

Watch out Sean Paul there is a fellow Caribbean star in the mix.

JJ said...

dougs, the first and only time i've been to 40/40 was for a private party in a VIP room for like 40 people. Towards the middle of the night, a few of us girls made an attempt to mingle with the folks in the main rooms downstairs and in the process, we got mauled and groped and poked and prodded by grabby men as we slithered and sqeezed through the rows and rows of sweaty bodies that over-occupied every square inch of that night club! IT WASN'T PRETTY.

After taking in the stench of overpriced liquor emitting from the breath of a buck tooth man standing too close for comfort in you face, you too would have retreated. So after a half a minute, we contorted, sashay, pardoned and maneuvered our way back up to our comfortable little safe room that we had so taken for granted minutes earlier.

Never been to 40/40 Atlantic city, but want to...soon (God willing).

Every time I'm in NYC, I bump into or spot celebrities. Maybe, I have an eye or i too maco, but I see them.

man! Jay was in the building too that night (sans B), but we didn't see him even though I had my trophy girlfriend with me (you know the one, the cute chic friend with the nice body that get you and your posse past any velvet rope, strung up anywhere Vegas, LA, Miami) .

I too am proud the boy making another round attempt at international stardom and I too hope the egos have long memories and enjoy the ride. Move over Sean Paul indeed.

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