Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Sheila Swift Releases First New Single in Six Years “Daisy” Inspired by The New Movie Release “The Great Gatsby”

Available On Itunes May 28

Los Angeles, CA, May 22, 2013 - Following her last release in 2007, “Shape of Things”, pop singer-songwriter Sheila Swift garnered critical praise. It was an album where Swift wore her heart on her sleeve. A sudden hiatus was due to the fact that in 2008, Swift gave birth to two beautiful twin daughters (Marley and Dylan) so her musical career was then put on hold. Although continually writing for herself and others, as well as lending her voice to other tracks such as her friend, Grammy winner, BIlly Dorsey on the title track of his new Def-Jam release, “MARATHON.”

The Houston native didn’t give up though on artistically diving into the local art world and showcasing some of her original pieces at reputable art galleries around her hometown. Sheila is also heavily involved at her alma matter, Houston Baptist University where she is the Assistant Gallery Director for the new Contemporary Gallery on campus; where she also plans to begin her MFA studies this fall.

Swift was constantly inspired to take up singing again with a fresh new take and comeback. This is what led to the inspiration and recording of “Daisy.” Coincidentally a remake of the classic film, “The Great Gatsby” slated to be released in the US May 10 with one of the main pivotal characters Daisy Buchanan, which is the storyline that Swift was inspired by.

“Daisy” is about a character who is tortured and emotionally driven and acts on being selfish and shallow, while somehow maintaining a sympathetic likeability. Swift retells this story through the ninety second song that will soon be released with her European EP release date set for June 18, 2013 with a US release on August 13, 2013. Inspired by the roaring twenties and nostalgia, Swift will mirror “Daisy,” with a b-side track entitled “The Ballad of Buchanan,” also inspired by “The Great Gatsby.” “The Ballad Of Buchanan” also gives nods to Roger & Hamerstein’s number "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair", a song from the musical South Pacific - a mantra that Swift licenses Daisy, as Ballad is more or less Daisy’s response (or private thoughts) regarding her “predicament” with Gatsby and her denial regarding the chaos she herself had created within her personal life.

“Daisy” builds through halfway quickly becoming a personal ballad and reflection that tells the story of heartbreak from all sides. It’s a far cry from where Swift left off with “Shape of Things” as her voice and lyrics reveal her maturity and empowerment as a singer-songwriter. With repetitive and pleading lyrics, Swift stresses “you’re not owning up.. another day,” accompanied by a simple acoustic backdrop – perfect to provide focus and attention to the song itself.

Citing a wide range of influences from Doris Day to Gwen Stefani, Swift is more than an unapologetic rock star in the making. She aims to lead life with purpose and passion incorporating both her love for music and fine art (including- but not limited to painting, photography, & graphic design), doing all original artwork for her releases. A music video will also accompany and be released along with the single on May 28th as well as a new designed website at Swift recently played at the South By Southwest Music Festival as well as a showcase at House of Blues Houston and will embark on an European tour with guitar player Ben Jarrad starting in late May through July 2013.


June 1 – Salzwedel, DE – Hansetag/Monks Church

June 2 – Salzwedel, DE – Hansetag Festival

June 3 – Hilmsen, DE – Altiler Hilmsen

June 3 – Salzwedel, DE – Hanseat

June 13 – Tagermunde, DE – Tagermunde

June 14 – Lineburg DE – Irish Pub

June 15 – Braunschweig, DE – Barnaby’s Blues Bar

June 16 – Salzwedel, DE – Broken Bushes

June 21 – Hilmsen, DE – Altiler Hilmsen

June 22 – Neukruig, DE – Andres

June 23 – Uelzen, DE - Woltersburger

Sheila Swift links: Website - Facebook - Twitter - YouTube

For more information or to coordinate interviews: Chip Schutzman, Miles High Productions,, 323 806-0400

Chip Schutzman
Miles High Productions
P.O. Box 93157
Hollywood, CA 90093

Author Samantha Johns Announces 3rd book in The Repentant Demon Trilogy

Readers of Samantha Johns’ books will be able to read the epic conclusion to The Repentant Demon Trilogy, recently released and published on Amazon. The Kindle version is available now with paperback version of the book due out by the end of summer.

Los Angeles, CA, May 22, 2013 – Author Samantha Johns announced today the release of her third book in the trilogy, The Last Stand. Readers of the first two books have been eagerly awaiting the conclusion to the trilogy.

Her trilogy is an epic fantasy and apocalyptic suspense thriller about a demon who has spent millenniums of time tempting and deceiving humans into hell. A series of insights result in his evolving into a creature who longs for forgiveness, and to become an angel again. His dilemma increases when he becomes embroiled in human affairs, especially that of a beautiful red-headed archaeologist who he has been stalking. He finds her more interesting than other humans, and even finds himself attracted to her.

Johns writes fantasy, paranormal romance, as well as contemporary romance books that capture both the heart and the imagination. Her love scenes can get quite steamy and her descriptions of the paranormal downright bizarre.

In The Repentant Demon trilogy we are introduced to Calumnius, an ancient demon of Satan. A series of events unfold that forever change his desire to be a demon. Instead, he wishes to repent, especially after spending much time observing one truly devout woman who he seems unable to temp.

In book 2, The Demon Re-Born, we find our demon, Calumnius turned into a human by God. Lost and not knowing anyone but the woman he has been observing for so long, he seeks her out for help. He finds himself even more drawn to her, as she teaches him some much needed lessons in love.

In book 3, the climactic ending to the trilogy, we find the now-human demon, Cal and his new love fighting for not only their survival, but the survival of the entire human race as terrorists take over America. The world as we know it is thrown into upheaval. Only Cal and his new family stand between ultimate destruction and survival.

The Repentant Demon is a fantasy story and an apocalyptic suspense thriller. Full of intrigue amid a spine-chilling epic scenario--the end of the world as we know it. Will it ultimately come down to human perseverance, trust and love? Can a former demon ultimately be responsible for saving the world?

This is an epic tale you will not soon forget.

Samantha Johns
The Last Stand
PO Box 54410
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(310) 310-7654

Norris Automotive Group is Giving Away a Free Car!

June 1st Live Drawing Offers Fun for the Whole Family

Baltimore, MD, May 22, 2013 - When: Saturday, June 1, 2013, 4:00 pm

Where: Norris Honda, 925 Merritt Blvd, Dundalk, MD

Who: Everyone is invited

Stop into any Norris Automotive Group dealership (Norris FordNorris HondaNorris Acura or Norris Nissan) during the month of May and automatically be entered to win your choice of a brand new Ford Fiesta, Honda Fit or Nissan Versa, or enter online at

Everyone is invited to the live drawing event from 4-6 pm on June 1st – all under the big tent at Norris Honda, where there is fun for the whole family!

* Fabulous prizes given away every 15 minutes

* Great food and beverages

* Exciting games and entertainment like corn hole tournaments

* A balloon magician for the kids

* Meet Mix 106.5 personality Maria Dennis!

* Grand prize car giveaway where some lucky winner will drive home in a brand new car!

RSVP today at Deadline to enter is May 31, 2013.

Dina Wasmer
Incite Creative, Inc
1501 St. Paul Street, Suite 113
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-366-9479 x101