“Make Me Happy” music video is released

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17 December 2014: Carly & Martina release video for their debut single “Make Me Happy”

NEWS For Immediate Release Contact: Steve Wagner Wagadelic Music 773 782 5608 wagadelic@att.net Carly & Martina release video for their debut single “Make Me Happy” December 17, 2014 Chicago, IL The last four months have been a whirlwind of activity for 13 year old twins Carly & Martina. In August they participated in a School of Rock summer band camp program and were introduced to record producer and recording engineer Steve Wagner. He loved their original composition and in September signed them to release their first recording. “Make Me Happy” was recorded on October 21st at Riverside Studio, Chicago. Photo and video shoots were crammed into the busy teenager’s schedules. “Make Me Happy” was officially released on November 18. On November 23 a live video shoot was held at SPACE, Evanston’s hottest live music venue. A large group of the girls’ friends from school attended the video shoot and are featured in the video. Radio host Brian Noonan had Carly & Martina on his WGN-AM show of November 30. Brian debuted the song on the radio, interviewed the girls for a full hour and Carly & Martina performed on live radio. Soon the girls were also on WCCX-FM Waukesha, WI and featured in a local anti-bullying event there via a videotaped segment. The video for “Make Me Happy” was released today and is now available for viewing on Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iB3bdJqUr4...

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7 December 2014: Carly & Martina interviewed on “Crazy Sundays” WCCX-FM 104.5 FM

NEWS For Immediate Release Contact: Steve Wagner Wagadelic Music 773 782 5608 wagadelic@att.net Carly & Martina interviewed on “Crazy Sundays” WCCX-FM 104.5 FM December 7, 2014 Waukesha, WI Recording artists Carly & Martina appeared on “Crazy Sundays” hosted by Gregg Wandsneider, on WCCX-FM 104.5 and online. Wandsneider first heard Carly & Martina one week earlier on November 30 when the 13 year old twins from Glencoe, IL appeared on the Brian Noonan show on clear channel, Chicago’s WGN-AM radio. Noonan debuted their single “Make Me Happy” and had the twins on for a full hour interview with a live in-studio performance. Wandsneider tuned into the bullying theme of the song, contacted Carly & Martina and asked them if he could play their song to the entire sixth grade at North Shore Middle School where he is an assistant teacher. Because the class loved the song, Gregg convinced Carly & Martina to submit a video for presentation at an Anti-Bullying event attended by 150 students, which they did. In an email following the December 3rd event Wandsneider said, “This is so much more than I could have asked for. I almost cried!” On the radio Carly & Martina talked about songwriting, how they met and hooked up with their record company, the recording process, the video for the song, and anti-bullying. Wandsneider invited the girls to return as guests on “Crazy Sundays” the following Sunday....

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3 December 2014: Carly & Martina featured in Anti-Bullying campaign

NEWS For Immediate Release Contact: Steve Wagner Wagadelic Music 773 782 5608 wagadelic@att.net Carly & Martina featured in Anti-Bullying campaign December 3, 2014 Hartland, WI 150 students attended an Anti-Bullying campaign at North Shore and LIFE Charter Middle Schools in Hartland, WI. The event was hosted by assistant teacher Gregg Wandsneider who also hosts “Crazy Sundays” on WCCX-104.5 FM. Gregg first heard Carly & Martina interviewed on Chicago’s WGN-AM radio by program host Brian Noonan the previous Sunday. The 13 year old twins from Glencoe, IL were on Noonan’s show promoting the release of their debut single “Make Me Happy”. Wandsneider tuned into the bullying theme of the song, contacted Carly & Martina and asked them if he could play their song to the entire sixth grade. Because the class loved the song Gregg convinced Carly & Martina to submit a video for presentation at the Anti-Bullying event. Carly & Martina’s videotaped message contained great information. They started off by saying “It’s not your fault somebody is being mean to you, don’t blame yourself. You can’t control what other people do but you can control how you react to it.” They went on to describe four ways to combat bullying. 1: “If your parents or teachers are giving you a lecture and they’re saying the same things as everybody else you may think they read a book and are just repeating the book. They are right. They’ve probably been through this too. They know what they’re talking about and their solutions are most likely correct. So listen to your parents, teachers and coaches.” 2: “In order to make yourself feel better and make somebody else feel better try to give five compliments each day to five different people.” 3: “Stand up for yourself, saying something can make it stop. If something is bothering you tell them, ‘It’s bothering me, you have to stop. You’re being a bully.’ Let them know they are being a bully.” 4: In regards to self esteem “Always feel good...

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1 December 2014: Feature Story about Carly & Martina Appears in Glencoe News

NEWS For Immediate Release Contact: Steve Wagner Wagadelic Music 773 782 5608 wagadelic@att.net Feature Story about Carly & Martina Appears in Glencoe News December 1, 2014 Glencoe, IL A feature article titled “Twin sisters, seventh graders at Central, launch song on iTunes” was published today in the Glencoe News, a special edition to the Chicago Tribune newspaper. Staff writer Daniel I. Dorfman first met 13 year old twins and recording artists Carly & Martina in person on November 23 at SPACE, Evanston’s hottest live music venue, for the videotaping of their debut single “Make Me Happy”. After a brief interview with producer Steve Wagner of Wagadelic Music, Dorfman photographed the girls on stage as they prepared for the opening scene of the video shoot. It wasn’t until the following night that Dorfman’s interview with the girls took place. The article covers Carly & Martina’s musical path and contains quotes from the girls as well as their parents and producer. Here are some excerpts from the article: “Whenever I am thinking about something I am thinking about a really cool melody,” Carly said. “You can hear the band playing when I am thinking about it in my head. It is very emotional so that is very nice.” Martina described how inspiration can hit it any time, even if they had been stuck. “I can be studying for a test but it doesn’t matter and I can go over to the piano and we will figure it out,” she said. “They have good songwriting skills, they are good musicians and they sing in harmony where they have special talent,” said Wagner, who has been a music industry producer for 20 years. Wagner is not sure where the path will take them, but wants Carly and Martina to enjoy the process which recently had “Make Me Happy” available for purchase. Read the article here: http://glencoe.chicagotribune.com/2014/12/01/spiro-twins/...

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30 November 2014: Carly & Martina appear on clear channel WGN-AM Radio

NEWS For Immediate Release Contact: Steve Wagner Wagadelic Music 773 782 5608 wagadelic@att.net Carly & Martina appear on clear channel WGN-AM Radio November 30, 2014 Chicago, IL WGN’s Brian Noonan had 13 year old twins and recording artists Carly & Martina on his weekly radio show which airs every Sunday from 6 to 9pm. The girls came on at 7pm to promote their debut recording, the single “Make Me Happy”. After Brian’s introduction he asked the girls “How long have you been playing music?” Martina replied, “We’ve been playing piano for about nine years now. I’ve been playing guitar for about four and Carly just picked up the bass.” Brian jumped in, “Don’t panic, your fans are already storming the studio, people are pounding on the window!” “Your dad and mom were smart back in the day to get you into karate because they saw something,” continued Brian. “They’re gonna be pursued by the paparazzi and they’re gonna be pursued by their fans and if you can throat-punch a guy that’s a good trait!” The girls replied, “We’ve done karate for about seven years and now we’re doing Krav Maga which is Israeli street defense and boxing. It’s really practical.” After laughing out loud Brian replied, “How practical is it in Glencoe, do you need a lot of street defense to get around the mean streets of Glencoe!” Martina said, “If we’re downtown and something happens, we’ll know what to do!” The vibe of the interview which lasted a full hour was reminiscent of The Beatles early press releases with fun, witty conversation, happening live. “Is this the first time this song is going to be played on the radio?” The girls said “Yes.” Brian continues, “So this is a big deal…when you win a Grammy I expect at least some sort of shout out, I don’t need any swag, I don’t need any tote bag, I just need some sort of shout out.” After discussing other topics like how it came to be...

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13 November 2014: Carly & Martina complete videotaping for their first single “Make Me Happy”

NEWS For Immediate Release Contact: Steve Wagner Wagadelic Music 773 782 5608 wagadelic@att.net Carly & Martina complete videotaping for their first single “Make Me Happy” Evanston, IL November 23, 2014 Hot on the heels of the November 18th release of their first single, recording artists Carly & Martina, 13 year old twins from Glencoe, IL, completed videotaping for “Make Me Happy”.  A private videotaping session took place today at SPACE, Evanston’s hottest music venue, between noon and 3pm directed by Wagadelic Music producer Steve Wagner.   As Wagner, Carly & Martina and their parents arrived they were greeted by news reporter Daniel Dorfman of the Glencoe News. Dorfman interviewed Wagner and Carly & Martina for a feature to appear the following week in both the hard version of the paper and the internet. After Dorfman took a few photos the crew dug in to videotape the main scenes for the upcoming music video.   Weeks earlier the idea of having a live audience at the videotaping was agreed upon. The plan was to have Carly & Martina’s friends arrive at SPACE at 2pm. “When I peeked out the door to see how many were waiting to enter, the line was from the live room’s entry door to the exit doors of the main building and continuing outside”, said Wagner.  Shots of Carly & Martina’s friends dancing, playing air guitar and drums are sliced in the final cut of the “Make Me Happy” video.   Another video location for the “Make Me Happy” video is Riverside Studio, shot on the night the song was recorded — October 21, 2014. Riverside is the in-house recording studio for famed Chicago jazz and blues label Delmark Records where Wagner has been active since 1987. Delmark is the oldest independent record company in the U.S. (and quite possibly anywhere) still owned and operated by its founder and there’s lots of history in the studio.   In addition to the Glencoe News article, arrangements were just recently finalized for Carly...

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21 October 2014: Carly & Martina record their first single “Make Me Happy” at Riverside Studio

NEWS For Immediate Release Contact: Steve Wagner Wagadelic Music 773 782 5608 wagadelic@att.net Carly & Martina record their first single “Make Me Happy” at Riverside Studio Chicago, IL October 21, 2014 Carly & Martina first entered Riverside Studio in August, 2014 as part of Evanston’s School of Rock summer band camp program. A group of teenagers came in with three original compositions one of which was “Make Me Happy” written by the 13 year old twins from Glencoe, IL. By late September recording engineer/producer Steve Wagner signed Carly & Martina to re-record and release the song.   Carly & Martina showed up at the studio around 5pm. They were accompanied Chicago-based Nick & The Ovorols featuring Nick Peraino, guitar; Joewaun Scott, bass and Lance Lewis, drums. Pianist Delby Littlejohn had worked with Joewaun on some R&B gigs and it was Joewaun who brought Delby into the session. By 6 o’clock the rehearsal started and in about an hour the track was recorded!   Once the track was recorded the studio was slightly re-arranged to do some videotaping. During this setup Carly & Martina went to wardrobe to get dressed and have their makeup touched up. Video specialist Chris Monaghan had already been capturing footage of the girls being their teenage selves throughout the evening but this segment of the proceedings was crucial to the success of the video for “Make Me Happy”.  A half hour later it was time to pack up and say goodbyes. After all Carly & Martina had an early morning the next day back in the seventh grade in school.   Riverside Studio is the in-house recording studio of famed Chicago jazz and blues label Delmark Records. Delmark, founded in 1953 by Bob Koester, is the oldest independent record company in the world still owned and operated by its founder. Wagner has been signing recording artists, producing and recording albums for twenty-five years and has been involved in the production of over 500 albums.   “Make Me Happy” is a...

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24 September 2014: Carly & Martina signed to release their first recording “Make Me Happy”

NEWS For Immediate Release Contact: Steve Wagner Wagadelic Music 773 782 5608 wagadelic@att.net Carly & Martina signed to release their first recording “Make Me Happy” Chicago, IL September 24, 2014  Wagadelic Music has signed Carly & Martina to release the single “Make Me Happy”. The 13 year old twins from Glencoe, IL write and perform their own original compositions. Carly & Martina’s participation in the top-ranking band at Evanston’s School of Rock summer program led them to their introduction to producer Steve Wagner.   Both accomplished pianists, Carly & Martina won the gold and silver medals at the North Shore Sonatina Piano Festival in 2008. They have been studying classical and jazz music for eight years. In the last few years they have added pop and rock to their repertoire. Carly & Martina  have performed at Northwestern Pick Stadium and Ravinia with the Midwest Young Artists Jazz Program. In December 2013, Carly & Martina performed their original compositions at the live music venue Mayne Stage. Both are multi-instrumentalists playing guitar, bass and drums.   In addition to being accomplished musicians, Carly & Martina have participated in many acting programs at Actors Training Center in Wilmette, IL. They had leading roles in summer programs at Skyline Studios, Inc. where they sang, danced, and acted. Carly & Martina also performed in “School House Rock Live! Jr” and “Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum!”, both part of the Music Institute of Chicago’s Summer on Broadway Theatre Program.   Shotokan karate is a shared passion for Carly & Martina, who both possess Shotokan black belts. They won gold medals in the USA Karate National Championship Tournament in 2010 and again in 2011. Carly won a bronze medal in the USA Karate National Championship Tournament and the Fonseca Cup Karate Tournament in 2012.  Martina won two bronze medals in the USA Karate National Championship Tournament in 2010 and 2012. Carly and Martina currently study Krav Maga and boxing.   Seventh graders at Central School in Glencoe, Illinois, Carly & Martina have...

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