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ABOUT THE VILLEBILLIES

The Villebillies signature sound features a well choreographed vocal style with hard hitting rap verses, infectious hooks and soulful harmonies. Marked with beats drawn from a distinctive blend of urban and roots music, each of the three front men (Demi Demaree, Dustin “Tuck” Tucker and Derek “Child” Monyhan) bring their own technique and personality to every track. Never confined to one genre or topic, each song reflects a different experience within the greater context of the Villebillies’ story.

The group began in the early 2000s when a crew of loosely related musicians and MC’s began to collaborate, and named themselves the Villebillies, an ironic nod to their hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. By playing shows and handing out demos, the Villebillies quickly became a local sensation. The music industry began to take notice, and in 2006 the band was signed to Universal/Motown. They released their self-titled debut and went on tour, amassing small pockets of fans across the country. In 2008 the band parted ways with Universal but continued to write and perform independently, releasing several albums under their own imprint.

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In 2013, the Villebillies released a video for their song “Love is Kind of Crazy” on the internet. The video brought the band major label attention once again and they have signed to RED Associated Labels/Sony Music Entertainment. Throughout all of the twists and turns in the story of the Villebillies, one fact remains constant: it’s about the music. This is a group of guys who love what they do. Currently, the Villebillies are working on their next album, and are enjoying a rare and much deserved second chance at mainstream success.

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Villebillie news updates

Island Earth Music presents “Long Beach Blues”

Island Earth Music : March 12, 2014 5:22 pm : ELEPHANT ROOM NEWS, IRON BELLS VIDEOS, MUSIC VIDEOS, NEWS, VIDEOS, VILLEBILLIES NEWS, VILLEBILLIES VIDEOS

Free Download: http://bit.ly/1lBkMzm
Demi and Tuck of the Villebillies, Shevy Chase of Elephant Room and guitarist Malcolm McLaughlin bring you “Long Beach Blues” live from Long Beach California. #IEM4L

Directed, shot and cut by Shaun Wilson for Island Earth Music

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Island Earth Music presents “Long Beach Blues” Download

Island Earth Music : March 12, 2014 5:19 pm : DOWNLOADS, ELEPHANT ROOM NEWS, IRON BELLS NEWS, VILLEBILLIES NEWS

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NYE 2014 Heavy Hitters Ball Photos

Island Earth Music : January 5, 2014 10:34 am : ELEPHANT ROOM NEWS, ELEPHANT ROOM PHOTOS, PHOTOS, VILLEBILLIES NEWS, VILLEBILLIES PHOTOS

Photos by Max Ryan Sharp – Louisville Sharp Photography

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The Ultimate Villebillies NYE giveaway

Island Earth Music : December 19, 2013 5:03 pm : NEWS, VILLEBILLIES NEWS

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Contest details:
The Ultimate Villebillies NYE giveaway is co-presented by 98.9 Radio Now in Louisville that is currently playing the single, “Love Is Kind Of Crazy.” They will also broadcast live remotely on-site from The Heavy Hitters Ball on NYE featuring Villebillies from 7pm-9pm, don’t be shy and come hang out!

1st Place Contestant Wins Grand Prize:
One Pair of VIP Tickets/Passes to spend New Year’s Eve with the band at The Heavy Hitters Ball on Dec. 31st at the Diamond Pub & Billiards. There will be a meet & greet for winner + a guest with a champagne toast backstage to send 2013 off!

2nd Place Winner gets:
One Pair of Tickets to the New Year’s Eve show at The Heavy Hitters Ball on Dec. 31st.

Performers for that evening include: Elephant Room, Flaw, Signal The Revolution, Naked Garden and Slinky Jenkins

Tunespeak will notify winner via the e-mail address associated with their Facebook account.

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The Directors Prospective

Island Earth Music : December 19, 2013 11:18 am : PRESS, VILLEBILLIES NEWS

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Today Shaun Wilson from Island Earth Music tells us about the Villebillies new single ” Love Is Kind Crazy” which features a sample from Dusty Springfield’s “Spooky”. Here is the story:
Island Earth is a collective group that feeds off of each other. The creative process is constant and enduring. The irony involved in that, is that sometimes musical gems can get lost in such a productive shuffle. Beats and unfinished “half-songs” can often collect dust in musical purgatory, if they’re not immediately cultivated into product the artist deem worthy for the ears of the masses. The Villebillies track, “Love is Kind of Crazy,” was almost one of those aforementioned gems…nearly lost in the shuffle.

The beat was crafted and then tinkered with by several artists on the label, but to no avail. It wasn’t until the group came up with an idea to produce and package a potential Island Earth compilation album centered around a Halloween theme that “Spooky” made it’s unlikely, yet timely re-emergence.

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Villebillies went to the Louisville Palace

Island Earth Music : November 18, 2013 11:55 pm : PHOTOS, PRESS, VILLEBILLIES NEWS, VILLEBILLIES PHOTOS

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Photos by: Max Ryan Sharp, Justin Johns and Shaun Wilson.

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Villebillies “Love is Kind of Crazy” is on itunes

Island Earth Music : November 5, 2013 8:47 pm : Media, NEWS, VILLEBILLIES NEWS

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Villebillies “Love is Kind of Crazy”

Island Earth Music : October 31, 2013 3:18 pm : MUSIC VIDEOS, NEWS, PRESS, VIDEOS, VILLEBILLIES NEWS, VILLEBILLIES VIDEOS

Ladies and gentlemen we are proud to present you with our first official Sony Music Entertainment release “Love is Kind of Crazy”. Enjoy, share and call your local radio station and demand this song. Thanks to all the fans who have supported us on this wild ride.

There is something about Villebillies and the fall season. We always seem to produce our best work this time of year. Dusty Springfield singing those words “Love is kind of crazy with a spooky little boy like you” has an eerie quality to it.  It fits our vibe and it makes your head nod at the same time,  so it just made sense to sample and capture the tone of the original song while giving it the traditional Villebillies treatment both musically and visually.

Produced by Dustin “Tuck” Tucker
Engineered by Dustin “Tuck” Tucker, BJ Young and Shaun Wilson
Sample: Dusty Springfield “Spooky”
Flames by Alora FireFly
Trumpet: Benjamin Garnett

Directed, shot and cut by Shaun Wilson
Makeup Steve-O Sheppard
Production support Josh Bennett, Josh Jarboe, Chris Nugent, Nick Leonhardt and Fredie McCloud
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Villebillies in the studio

Island Earth Music : October 30, 2013 10:56 pm : PHOTOS, VILLEBILLIES NEWS

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Photos by Shaun Wilson

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Villebillies 98.9 radio now, talking about the Sony Music deal

Island Earth Music : October 20, 2013 12:27 pm : NEWS, PRESS, VILLEBILLIES NEWS

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Villebillies at 98.9 Radio Now – Photo by Shaun Wilson

2124_1378327490Be sure to tune in to 98.9 Radio Now tonight at 10pm in Louisville to hear the Villebillies takeover. Villebillies discuss details of their newly signed record deal with Sony Music Entertainment. As well as the production deal that their label Island Earth Music received. They also talk about having to change the name of the song from “Spooky” to “Love is Kind of Crazy” because of legal issues with the sample. The sample is from Dusty Springfield’s 70′s hit “Spooky”. Check it out tonight at 10pm on 98.9 Radio Now
In case you missed the Villebillies Takeover last night you can stream it online by clicking the link below.

http://www.989radionow.com/pages/localmusicmovement.html?article=11756781#ixzz2iOXSG3BU

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