WHEN GUNS OF LOVE ARE BROUGHT INTO BATTLE
THE NIGHT WILL BURN LIKE NEVER BEFORE
PRIDE WILL FALL AND FOUNDATIONS RATTLE
WHEN GUNS OF LOVE PUT AN END TO WAR
BEKKA BRAMLETT - "WHAT'S ON MY MIND" PENETRATES TOP 40!
BEKKA BRAMLETT BREAKS THE TOP 40 ON MUSIC ROW'S COUNTRY CHART WITH HER NEW SMASH "WHAT'S ON MY MIND" The New CD Release "I Got News For You" produced by Joe Stampley on Shongaloo Records, is available at CD Baby........NOW!!!! http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/BEKKABRAMLETT The CD features the HIT SINGLE "WHAT'S ON MY MIND" co-written by Michael Caruso, Tamara Champlin, and Dennis Matkosky.
Michael Caruso, born in Philadelphia, PA, he grew up in Los Angeles, CA. Caruso studied both music and theatre at the world renowned American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Manhattan.
Music and singing were always Caruso's greatest passion, and Michael relocated to Los Angeles, where he was hired on as a staff songwriter for Homegrown Music, Sony Music Publishing and The Geffen Music Group. While in LA, he scored three gold records, one for each of those respective publishers. "Love Is" recorded by Vanessa Williams and Brian McKnight, was nominated for a Grammy in the best of R & B vocal category and recently earned Michael a special citation of achievement from BMI for garnering two million broadcast performances.
Caruso's next co-publishing venture was with the Chrysalis Music Group. Chrysalis in association with RuffHouse Records prompted Caruso's important move to Nashville. As a songwriter Caruso landed three cuts on the Rita Coolidge album "Thinkin' About You" and the hit single "Runaway Love" for Chris LeDoux's Capitol Records CD "One Road Man".
His songs have been recorded by notable artists such as Maura OConnell, The Sons of Champlin, Vanessa Williams, The Dells, Brian McKnight, Mike LeCompt, Michael Sembello, The Immigrants, Lita Ford, John Purdell, Rogelio Martinez, Jeff Paris, Tamara Champlin, A Perfect Day, Terri Nunn, Vixen and many others including Joan Jett with her version of Caruso's "Long Live the Night" from Geffen's "Days of Thunder" soundtrack. The International Country Music star Jill Morris also recorded "Everything About You", on her BMG CD entitled "Just One Kiss". "Guns of Love" one of Michael's most successful compositions has been recorded by influential artist, Pam Rose which can be found on her CD "Morpheus". "Guns" was also recorded by The Moffatts and was included on Kathy Mattea's "Roses" CD produced by Narada Michael Walden.
Recently, Caruso has landed the title track for Bill Champlin's new solo CD entitled "No Place Left To Fall" for DreamMakers Records. Critics both in the U.S. & abroad are heralding this Bill Champlin CD as his best work to date. Also on the CD is another Caruso co-write, the gospel barnburner "Tuggin' On Your Sleeve". CD is available on iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody & CD Baby.
Lori Michaels, a sensational Pop/Dance artist, covered Michael Caruso/Tamara Champlin's haunting "Pretty When She Cries" on her new CD "Living My Life Out Loud" on Reform Records. CD is available on iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody & CD Baby.
Next up was the awesome Bekka Bramlett, daughter of Delaney & Bonnie, who released her CD "I Got News For You" produced by Joe Stampley on Shongaloo Records. Bekka chose to release Caruso's attitude filled, country/pop hit co-written with Tamara Champlin & Dennis Matkosky, "What's On My Mind" as her first single. The song climbed to Music Rows Top 40. Bekka is available at CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon & Rhapsody. Get This Girl. She is an awesome talent and a truly authentic artist. Always inspired.
Michael Caruso's Latest EP is the critically acclaimed "When The Devil Starts To Pray" Which Contains a Beautiful Collision of Folk-Soul / Pop & Celtic Rock That Is All Draped in Caruso's Sweet & Salty Vocal Delivery..Bringing Forth An Alternative Dust-Bowl Sound That Is Honest & Truly Authentic ... Caruso Calls On Longtime Co-Writers & Fellow Musicians Randy Sharp,Trey Bruce, Roy Braverman, Tamara Champlin, Jeff Paris, Glenn Goss & Dennis Matkosky, Moon Calhoun To Weave This Masterpiece...If You're Ready For "REAL" Music "When The Devil Starts To Pray" is currently available on iTunes ( http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/michael-caruso/id439248393 ) Amazon, & With Most Online Retailers
Michael Caruso now resides in Los Angeles, CA where he continues to work as a producer, songwriter and music consultant for Mark Friedman of the Chrysalis Music Group. He is collaborating with rising stars, Will Champlin, Aubrey Collins, and Still Standing. Michael has had the distinct honor of working with the late great Sammy Cahn, and continues to work with Grammy winners and nominees Bill Champlin, Dennis Matkosky, Trey Bruce, Glenn Goss, Eric Bazilian, Randy Sharp, Will Champlin as well as Academy Award winner Paul Williams who all enjoy a close personal relationship, and creative work association with Michael.