Band to also Make Film Debut in Coming of Age Film Directed by David Henrie as Fans Flock to See Them at Front and Center
New York, NY (February 15, 2019) — Front and Center Entertainment, LLC, a fast-growing entertainment media and production company that creates content for television and digital distribution and produces the critically-acclaimed music performance television series, Front and Center, and television interview series Speakeasy, is pleased to announce an exclusive event of the filming of platinum selling alt-pop trio lovelytheband at SIR Studios in Los Angeles on February 18th for an upcoming episode of the popular television show.
“We are excited to add lovelytheband to our slate of great Front and Center musical acts,” stated Don Maggi, Executive Producer of Front and Center. “The band had a huge 2018 and kicked off 2019 in excellent fashion, with their multiple iHeart Radio Music Awards nominations, upcoming appearance on ABC’s American Idol and just having had their smash hit ‘broken’ recently certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. It’s going to be an exceptional show with a fantastic band.”
lovelytheband join an eclectic mix of top GRAMMY, Country Music Association, American Music and Academy of Country Music Award winners, rock icons and multi-platinum acts to appear on Front and Center. Musical artists have included Keith Urban, Carlos Santana, Shawn Mendes, Steven Tyler, Miranda Lambert, Dua Lipa, as well as The Fray, Darius Rucker, Lady Antebellum, Sheryl Crow, Goo Goo Dolls, Cyndi Lauper, Dierks Bentley, Jack Johnson, Counting Crows, and many more.
In addition to the band’s success in the music industry, they will be making their big screen debut in 2019 in This Is The Year, a film by David Henrie (Wizards of Waverly Place, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2). The directorial debut by the successful actor Henrie takes the audience through a millennial coming of age story about five teenagers who decide to leave their local world behind and take one last road trip before graduation to see the greatest rock festival on earth with their favorite band – lovelytheband – where they learn more than music and discover a lot about themselves.
“Not only will it be a great addition to our growing catalog of fantastic live shows taped for television but filming lovelytheband for Front and Center as part of David’s film is going to be special. It ties in the band, the film and our show, all of which are hitting highs right now,” added Maggi. “How cool is that? Front and Center, where else would you rather be?”
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Front and Center Entertainment, LLC is an entertainment media and production company that creates content for television and digital distribution and produces the popular music performance television series Front and Center as well as the groundbreaking talk show Speakeasy and the monthly series MTV Live: Setlist. Since 2012, Front and Center has presented an eclectic mix of Grammy, Country Music Association, American Music and Academy of Country Music Award winners, rock icons and multi-platinum acts. Speakeasy, which began airing in January 2015, features an iconic talent chatting intimately with an interviewer of their choice. Front and Center Entertainment recently partnered with ABC Radio and Skyview Networks to introduce two new programs exclusively for country and rock radio formats based on the company’s successful television shows. To learn more about the television programs and associated sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.frontandcenter.com.
Alt-pop band lovelytheband translate emotions, anxieties, and feelings into lush, layered, and lively indie pop anthems. When the band was founded by lead singer Mitchy Collins, guitarist Jordan Greenwald and drummer Sam Price in 2017, the trio maintain a lasting connection to listeners by holding nothing back. A centerpiece of the band’s debut EP everything I could never say…, the group’s debut single “broken” caught fire. BuzzFeed summed it up as “So. Damn. Good.” Billboard proclaimed the group among “10 Rock & Alternative Artists to Watch in 2018” as they supported Vance Joy, AWOLNATION and 5 Seconds of Summer on tour between headlining dates everywhere. Everything paved the way for the arrival of the band’s first full-length, finding it hard to smile [RED MUSIC]. Produced by “broken” collaborator Christian Medice, mixed, and mastered by Charlie Park, these 16 tracks entrance, engage, and enchant, offsetting shimmering keys, sweeping synths, and spacey guitars with cathartic, compelling, and catchy choruses. The title speaks directly to its thematic push-and-pull. lovelytheband’s voice will only get dramatically louder and it might just make crowds feel better, too, in 2019.