Merge Studios is a full service film/video production company. They represent a global film and production initiative that aims to redevelop the traditional video into a storytelling movement.
The Boom Booms are a Vancouver-based six-piece rock-pop band. Since their 2007 launch, The Boom Booms have built a loyal fanbase that stretches across generations. The video for their feel-good party anthem, “When the Night”, reached #6 on the Much More Music chart in 2008 and was optioned for an episode of 90210. “Delivered”, a surreal banjo ballad that conjures up images of a jungle river baptism, garnered an award for Best Roots Song at the Just Plain Folks Music Awards in Nashville.
Since then, The Boom Booms have wrapped up a successful tour of Brazil, which included sold out performances in both Rio de Janeiro and Manaus, playing for one thousand people in the heart of the Amazon. While on tour, the band fell in love with the Brazilian culture, music and people. They created a series of videos to raise awareness for the Belo Monte Dam in the Amazon Rainforest that is destroying and displacing a huge number of locals and
causing an ecological disaster.
The Boom Booms recently performed in front of thousands of fans at the 2012 TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival and will take part in Sarah McLachlan’s Voices in the Park concert
on September 15.
For more information visit www.theboombooms.com
Mentored by Pharrell Williams; recording partner of Wyclef Jean; support act to Collie Buddz, O.A.R., Matisyahu, T-Pain and Gym Class Heroes; proud owner of over 9 million YouTube views; and his mixtape project Echo Boom reaching over a quarter million downloads, this pop, reggae star doesn’t take much time off. In 2011, Cris released a series of videos, soon becoming popular on blogs from PerezHilton to Billboard. The most successful of these was a cover of Wiz Khalifa’s “Black and Yellow,” amassing 100,000 views in its first week. With this continued momentum, Cris signed with Mercury Records.
His hit single off of his RISE EP, Good Girls (Don’t Grow on Trees) featuring Hip Hop heavy hitter, Big Sean, released their music video in September 2012 and rapidly reached over 185,000 views by the month of October. Because of this video’s rapid success, MTV selected it as their “October Push Artist”.
“You are all psychic & can see the future, & the future is this kid right here Cris Cab.” – Pharrell Williams
Chris Maltese : Cmaltese@primarywavemusic.com