FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich., June 13, 2011 – Authors Anthony M.T. Majewski and Maximus team up with John Coleman Demers of the multi award nominated and winning, The Rusty Bucket Kids along with Emmy® nominated composer Craig Brandwynne to create “Read With Max” original music and song “Look At Me Now.”
If you are not familiar with Max, he is an award winning Children’s Book Author (Dog) of “Dogs Move Too! From Max’s Point of View,” “Color With Max! Activity and Coloring Book,” and most recently “Dogs Work Too! From Max’s Point of View,” of the “Read With Max” children’s book series.
Recently Max signed with the recording label, Center Sound Records out of Raleigh, North Carolina. Composer, Craig Brandwynne teamed up with Max to write and compose original music about his adventures.
“Look At Me Now,” Max’s first song release is inspired by the award winning childrens’ book “Dogs Work Too! From Max’s Point of View,” a story about Leader Dogs for the Blind. As you listen to the song, you discover, like Max’s books, the vocals are sung from a dog’s prospective.
Child Actor John Coleman Demers, age 10, from the award winning and Emmy® nominated The Rusty Bucket Kids television show was invited to perform the vocals for Max’s first song. “John Coleman’s vocals are very similar to what you may hear from members of the Vienna Boys’ Choir,” says Majewski. “When you listen to the words of the song, hear the innocence in John Coleman’s voice, it is so heartfelt, and can often in a good way bring a tear to your eye,” says Majewski, “Especially if you have raised a pet, know someone who is blind, or just enjoy music.”
“Look At Me Now” is now available at iTunes and CD Baby. Official Release of “Look At Me Now” song is schedule for early July. The Rusty Bucket Band, and will perform the song at the 32nd annual Festival for the Eno, July 4th.
All involved, have agreed that a portion of the proceeds from the sales of “Read With Max” original music as well the “Look At Me Now” song will be donated to Leader Dogs for the Blind.
To listen to song or for more information about “Look At Me Now” or Max’s original music you can contact Center Sound Records at http://www.centersoundrecords.com
For more information about Max, his books, or music visit http://www.readwithmax.com
For more information about The Rusty Bucket Kids, visit http://www.therustybucketkids.com
For more information about Leader Dogs for the Blind, please visit http://www.firstgiving.com/leaderdogs.
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ANTHONY M.T. MAJEWSKI
Born in Detroit, Mich., Majewski grew up in a family that relocated around the country for nearly eleven years, but finally calls Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich. his home once again. Inspired by his many moving experiences, along with his English Labrador Retriever, Maximus, Majewski wrote his first award-winning children’s book, “Dogs Move Too! From Max’s Point of View” in 2009, plus the “Color with Max Activity and Coloring Book” in 2010. Recently has added another award-winning book “Dogs Work Too! From Max’s Point of View” A story about Leader Dogs for the Blind. Anthony has also won the Silver Telly; highest honor for the 2011 “People Choice” Telly Award for his book promotion video on YouTube. Majewski and his wife, Julie, intend to continue adding stories of Maximus and their other family pets, including their Basset Hound, Wrigley, in the “Read with Max” children’s book series (www.readwithmax.com).
Majewski earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Western Michigan University and a Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing from Walsh College.
Craig Brandwynne has been in the music business for over 35 years and is an accomplished musician, composer, writer, producer, and engineer. Craig’s credits include television daytime dramas (Another World, Guiding Light, and As the World Turns), feature films, and television pilots. Craig has written and produced music for artists and corporate clients as well as written for musical theater. . In 2010, Craig and The Rusty Bucket Kids television show received three Emmy® nominations at the 25th Annual Midsouth Regional Emmy® Awards for Music; Composer and Arranger / Set Design & Writer/Program.
JOHN COLEMAN DEMERS
John Coleman Peakssen is played by John Coleman Demers who, with his sister Roxanna Demers, leads The Rusty Bucket Kids. John Coleman began his acting career in home plays under the constant direction of his older sister, Roxanna. His first stage appearance was in two Raleigh Little Theater‘s productions of “Cinderella” and a number of school productions at Emerson-Waldorf school in Chapel Hill, NC. An accomplished on-camera and stage actor, he enjoys singing, playing cello, flute, banjo, riding his four-wheeler, fishing, and shooting basketball with mom.
THE RUSTY BUCKET KIDS
The “The Rusty Bucket Kids” television show is produced in New Hill & Apex, North Carolina. Los Angeles based Simon Barron Productions supervised production. The show’s creator is John M. Demers. John and his wife Michelle are the Executive Producers. The show tells us what happens when two children, from today, must travel back in time on a steam engine train to visit men and women of history, while still teenagers. The first visitor is 15-year-old Abe Lincoln.
CENTER SOUND RECORDS, INC.
Center Sound Records, Inc. was founded in 2007 to provide a wide array of services including recording, production (audio & video), marketing, publishing, management and licensing to developing artists and other like-minded and independent companies. Center Sound’s goal is to provide its clients with a ‘menu’ of services for them to choose from. Center Sound’s staff will tailor these services to meet each client’s specific needs to help them advance their project, career, or business.
LEADER DOGS FOR THE BLIND
Founded by three Detroiters in 1939, Leader Dogs for the Blind provides guide dogs to people who are blind or visually impaired to enhance their mobility, independence, and quality of life. The organization has trained over 14,000 clients in 39 countries to use a Leader Dog and each year, over 270 students attend a 26-day residential training program to be paired with a guide dog. Services are provided free of charge, including room and board, and travel to and from the campus in Rochester Hills, Mich. for students living in North America.
Leader Dog is recognized as a “Best In America” Charity by the Independent Charities of America (ICA). For more information and/or to donate, please visit www.leaderdog.org.
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