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(New Jersey – July 11, 2011) NY/NJ-based singer/songwriter, Tenin Baba Ndanani, is headed into the studio this month to record her debut album with top NY engineer Anthony “Rocky” Gallo. Through a special arrangement brokered by film/television executive and screen actress, Aryn Cole, the up and coming indie R&B artist will work with Gallo to produce a 10-12 song compilation of original songs.
Known for her mesmerizing stage performances and after buoying her career last year with a self-produced introductory EP, Tenin’s production team hopes to establish her as a major recording artist with this project. Time and fan response will soon tell. The first single will drop next month.
With all of the songs written and arranged by Tenin, the full album release is set for November 1, 2011. Pre-orders will begin in September. The collection is solid R&B and Hip Hop interspersed with subtle influences of Gospel, neo-soul, reggae and Broadway show tunes. Of her music, Tenin says, “The beats are incredible! Once I found them, the songs just flowed out of me. I want listeners to take an unforgettable journey with me into and through the issues of life and love that we all share, but ultimately landing at a good place—a hopeful place.”
Anthony “Rocky” Gallo (www.tjgallo.com)
Of Gallo’s work, Tenin says, “Rocky is the perfect person to engineer my debut project because he’s the best! When I listen to Rocky’s projects, everything sounds balanced and the vocals stand out clear, warm and crisp. He knows how to take raw vocals and maximize the sound without a lot of effects, which is what I want. I want my fans to get the real me, not a machine-generated replica and I believe Rocky gets that.”
Producer, actress and marketing executive, Aryn Cole (www.linkedin.com/
When not working in front of the camera, Ms. Cole specializes in PR, product placement and new business development for independent production companies, artists and corporate brands. CEO Michael Roderick of Small Pond Enterprises LLC said of Ms. Cole, “Aryn is a networking genius and is incredibly adept at creating strategic partnerships. She…knows NYC inside and out. I rarely do recommendations, but when I do I make sure it's for major people. She's a rock star."
Tenin and her family launched their NJ-based multi-media company, WBN Productions LLC, just over a year ago in response to Tenin’s burgeoning musical theatre success. Despite being mostly self-taught, their efforts have garnered Tenin appearances on stages nationwide and a fast-growing international fanbase. A world tour is in the works in conjunction with the release of Tenin’s debut album.
To learn more about Tenin, visit her award-winning website, www.TeninWorld.com.
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