2012 Sedona Film Festival
August 9, 2012
2 SUNS is honored to be performing at the "2012 Sedona International Film Festival Gala" on Friday evening the 24th of February. To learn more about the Sedona Film Festival go to: http://sedonafilmfestival.com/
2 SUNS wins 'Video of the Year"
May 17, 2011
2 SUNS is honored to announce that they are the recipients of a
PMA” (Phoenix Music Award) for "2011 Video of the Year” for “Beyond The Veil”.
”Beyond The Veil” is from the CD Love Revolution written by Gina Donello and Gary Bettum.
...Video produced by Aix Battoe of Magnetic Video Productions.
Music produced by Lee Curreri, Gavin Christopher, and 2 SUNS.
Watch "Beyond The Veil": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRUuEvp60rs
On Saturday, April 30th, 2011 starting at 6:30 p.m., the 4th Annual Phoenix Music Awards will take place at The Salt Mine Studios in Mesa. The event is expected to draw 500 guests and will feature performers and recipients from all over the United States. Nine awards will be presented to artists and bands that will be performing at the event with 30 or more Arizona based participants who will be receiving accolades and recognition for their musical endeavors. Career achievement More...awards will be handed out to luminaries in the music industry who all have ties to the state of Arizona. Some of them include Ryan Greene, 2010 Los Angeles Music Awards recipient for Record Producer of the Year. Ryan has worked with Megadeth, Jay-Z, Alice Cooper, Lita Ford, etc. Grammy and Oscar winner David Kershenbaum, legendary rock music producer Ron Nevison, Warrant vocalist and frontman Robert Mason and others. There will be a 20-foot red carpet with media coverage and a street closure. There will be food and cocktails available for purchase at this event. For more information, call the Phoenix Music Awards production office at 623-266-6012.
Fund-Raiser for the Sedona Community Food Bank
November 1, 2009
On Saturday Dec 12th, from 7-9 PM Sedona rock band 2 SUNS will be playing a fund-raiser for the Sedona Community Food Bank in association with Verde Food Council at Studio Live - 215 Coffeepot Drive, Next to Creative Flooring and Devi Yoga (phone 928-282-0549). All profits will be donated to the Food Bank. Food collection boxes will also be available in the lobby of Studio Live. 2 SUNS music is socially conscious indie rock. They have recently released their 2nd CD “Love Revolution”. Please honor the Holiday Spirit by helping support families that need food at this special time of year. 2 SUNS features Gina Donello – lead vocals, keyboards, bass, Gary Bettum – guitar, vocals, Eva George – bass, background vocals, guitar, Bill Juharos – drums. Seating is limited, and a sell out is expected for this benefit. Advance tickets are $15, and are available at Golden Word Books & Music 1575 W. Hwy 89A, Sedona, (phone 282-2688) and at the door $20 the evening of the performance. Cash or check only, please. Hope to see some of you there.
"2 SUNS Expanding"
July 7, 2009
2 SUNS founding members Gina Donello and Gary Bettum feel very fortunate to have Byron Metcalf, Tina Reichow and Eva George joining them to play music and celebrate life. "We've always loved a family vibe for the band", says Gary, "It's what creates the true magic of any creative situation." "Being Italian myself", states Gina, "I always make sure everyone is well fed and happy, nothing brings friends/family together better than good food and music!"
Tina Reichow is a great percussionist with incredible passion, and Eva George is playing bass and singing amazing harmonies (she also writes, plays guitar and performs her own original music). Byron Metcalf is truly a magician in grounding the band with his drumming. Gina is also playing keyboard as well as bass. "I never in a billion years thought I would love playing bass", Gina enthuses, "but it is a blast!!"
2 Suns will be at the Sedona Showcase on July 31st.
"On The Radio"
July 2, 2009
Gina's big brother Marc, was kind enough to give 2 SUNS "Love Revolution" to his friend John who is a DJ for WLVR in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. John gave it a listen and will be playing 4 songs off the CD over the coming weeks. 2 SUNS are very grateful to Marc and John for the support and the airplay. Give a listen to the first play that aired on July 2nd. It's nice to know that independent musicians can get some airplay without having to pay the big bucks!
"New Adventures in Publishing"
June 22, 2009
Gina and Gary have both started their own Publishing Companies. "Bella Terra" is Gina's new baby and Gary's company is "Bella Sole". "It's important for independent musicians to be in charge of their own publishing, making sure they receive 100% of their royalties", says Gina, "and we are now able to help other independent musicians collect the full share of their royalties too." "It makes so much sense to have your own publishing company”, states Gary, "that way you are in total charge of your music,....... why would you want it any other way?!”
"2 SUNS gets National Distribution Deal for Love Revolution"
April 9, 2009
Independent Distribution Collective has chosen to offer *2SUNS* a national distribution deal for their new release "Love Revolution". 2 SUNS feels fortunate to have the privilege to work with IDC's President/Founder Steffen Franz and Chris Austria, Director of Licensing. "We look forward to seeing where this new journey with IDC leads the band", says Gary Bettum. "They have a great vision that can help so many independent musicians get to the next level of success without selling your soul”!
"Love Revolution" picked up for licensing deal !
March 20, 2009
2 SUNS newest CD "Love Revolution" was picked up by IDC in San Francisco, CA. IDC stands for Independent Distribution Collective and they play hard ball just like the big record companies. The only difference is that they want their artists and others independent record companies they work with to remain healthy, creative and oh yes...INDEPENDENT. "It's better then a record deal" , says Gina Donello. "They shop us to all the TV, Movie and Video companies and we still own the rights to our music, IDC gets a percentage for their time and effort and yet its non-exclusive....I call that Win, Win!"
"Java Love Benefit Show"
March 18, 2009
Last Thursday 2 SUNS had the honor of playing a benefit show for the "Sedona Observer" at Java Love Cafe. Catherine Rourke the paper's editor, publisher and one of its many talented journalist was so grateful for the support. She loved the show and wants to do a cover story about 2 SUNS. Please go to our links page and check out a paper worth your time to read.
Video Release "Beyond The Veil"
December 21, 2008
2 SUNS had their worldwide video debut release for the song "Beyond The Veil" on November 30, 2008. So far it is getting rave reviews!!! 2 SUNS is so honored and excited to have their music interpreted by the great VJ AIX of Magnetic Video Productions. VJ AIX is not only a brilliant visionary artist he is also a great friend and creative partner! Thank You, AIX.....Much Love and Peace to YOU!!!
New Website, New CD, New Video
November 11, 2008
We hope you all enjoy our new website! The new CD "Love Revolution" is out now, and is getting great reviews! Our 1st video, for the song "Beyond the Veil" is due out in December! We'd love to hear from you.