NEW YORK (Water Music
Records press release) - Summer's almost here and so is the American debut of Soda Club. The group is comprised of UK trance divas Hannah
Alethea, Andrea Anatola and Charlotte
Day along with special guest vocalist and Australian dance music mainstay Gina G.
Soda Club's CD, Anthem Alert, was produced by Andy and Pete Lee, of Love To Infinity
fame. The record will be in stores nationwide on Water Music
Dance, a division of Water Music
Records on July 20th, 2004.
Anthem Alert contains 14 trance anthems and three remixes plus a bonus DVD featuring the hit videos that received massive rotation on "The Box" in England plus live gig footage, making of the videos and interviews from the "Box Talks." The record also has a mix of previously recorded "anthems" and new songs which were written by Andy and Pete Lee along with Charlotte Day.
Soda Club's music has already received a nice response in England and the group's featured performers Andrea Anatola and Hannah Aletha have been touring Europe in support of Anthem Alert. They will both be in the U.S. in late July to promote the album stateside. Live shows, along with radio and retail visits, will be scheduled in conjunction with the CD's release.
A few of the songs from the CD are currently being worked at mixshow radio outlets. "Take My Breath Away" features Hannah, while "Keep Love Together," a remake of the Love To Infinity Billboard dance chart No 1 has Andrea on vocals. Both songs have equally been getting a positive response at national mixshows. "Keep Love Together" which is already on the U.S Dance Radio "One Nation Under A Groove Mix Show Hot 100" chart, will go for adds at radio the first week of summer.
Both songs from Soda Club were Top 25 hits in the UK along with another emphasis track, "Heaven Is A Place On Earth," also sung by Hannah. "Make My Day," which showcases Charlotte's vocals, is an original song she also helped write.
Gina G., who is fresh off the hit UK TV series "Reborn in the USA," is featured on the songs "Show Me (U Luv Me)" and "Burnin' Up." Gina and the Lee brothers met up through a friend in Australia who had worked with Love To Infinity and recommended the guys recruit Gina to work on the album.
Andy and Pete Lee, the producers behind Soda Club, have taken an active role in everything from touring to the group's music videos and also remixes. Their old group, Love To Infinity, had massive Top 20 hits in the UK during the 90's and they have written top radio hits more recently.
Since their arrival on the dance scene in 1992, the Lee brothers have shaped UK radio-friendly hits as we know them with high-profile production and remix credits for the likes of Madonna, Janet Jackson, Kylie Minogue, Christina Aguilera, Cher, Pet Shop Boys, k.d. lang, Michael Jackson, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Faith Hill, Shania Twain, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Gloria Estefan and Diana Ross. They have been very busy this year remixing many big hit records in the UK, including those for Anastacia, Atomic Kitten, Blue and Javine.
Andy and Pete Lee have 22 No1's, 80 Top 40 records and in the region of 40 platinum, gold and silver records combined.
Two special promotional campaigns for 'Anthem Alert' are already in the works by Water Music Records. TV spots advertising the upcoming CD will air on MTV, MTV2 and ESPN in select markets. Additionally, Soda Club's music is currently being considered for inclusion on a special CD that will air at sporting events around the country this summer and fall.
Soda Club's Anthem Alert will be in stores nationwide on July 20th, 2004. The CD, which contains 14 trance anthems and three remixes is accompanied by a bonus DVD featuring the hit videos "Keep Love Together," "Take My Breath Away" and "Heaven Is A Place On Earth" along with live performance footage.