Jim Camacho Celebrates Adventures in Songwriting and EP Release August 24

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Each guest artist will perform original music and debut the song co-written on their episode; EP to be available as part of ticket package and for sale

Miami, FL – July 24, 2019 – Adventures in Songwriting is equal parts workshop, talk show, and new music generator. Award-winning singer / songwriter Jim Camacho will showcase all of the artists featured on Season 1 of the web series during a special evening of live music at the Mandelstam Theater in South Miami on Saturday, August 24, 2019, beginning at 8 p.m.  All ages are welcome, and there is free parking available.

“I’m extremely proud of all the fearless creative energy that went into each and every episode, and the new songs that were written,” says Camacho, who conceived AIS as a vehicle to highlight the songwriting side of South Florida; Juan Davila directed the series. “We are pleased to be able to share our creations in a theatrical setting with the wonderful talents of Paul (Tei) from Mad Cat Live steering the ship.” Jim has been busy with his own songwriting over the last few years, bouncing between Miami and Nashville, TN as part of the AbFab publishing company’s stable of writers.

The series explores songwriting through the lens of an informal, sit-down story-telling session, allowing Jim and his guests to uncover the mystery of writing a song. They share stories about their path in music, and what led them to want to become a songwriter. By the end of each episode, Jim and company write a new original song using Camacho’s tried and true “30 minutes or die” hourglass-timed technique, honed during his time with The Goods.

In addition to the house band consisting of the Camacho Brothers and others, plus special guests, the following acts are slated to appear:

  • Jim Camacho
  • Fernando Perdomo
  • Ex Norwegian
  • Elsten Torres
  • Rob Elba
  • Deaf Poets
  • Charlie Pickett

As a special treat for the audience and in the creative spirit of the series, any aspiring or established lyricists, poets or wordsmiths are invited to submit hard copies of their work in an envelope that night. The band will randomly choose one of the entries and write a song on stage during the 15 to 20 minute intermission. The brand new song will be performed at the end of the show.

Tickets are now available online at AdventuresinSongwriting.net and range from $20 to $30, with the Orchestra VIP and Front Row level purchases including a copy of the six-song, Season 1 CD. Discounted tickets are available for students, seniors and military. The Mandelstam Theater is located at 8530 SW 57th Ave, South Miami, FL 33143.

For more information, visit www.JimCamacho.com.

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ABOUT JIM CAMACHO

Miami native Jim Camacho is a prolific songwriter, actor, and theatrical composer. His initial foray into writing musicals began with Fools’ Paradise, which was directed and choreographed by the acclaimed Jonathan Cerullo. The show ran as a full production in Miami and played to sold out workshops in New York. He has collaborated with Sesame Street and Disney veteran Noel MacNeal on several productions including Mouse King, which has become a South Florida holiday tradition, enjoying annual sell out performances each year since premiering in 2013.

Camacho co-founded the standout group The Goods, which was active during the 1990s, worked with legendary producer Tom Dowd, won the prestigious “Album of the Year” Florida Jammy award, and reached #1 on the Billboard Florida Radio & Record charts with their single “I’m Not Average”. Their high-energy live show, outstanding musicianship and relentless touring led them to sign their second recording contract, this time with Polygram Records, and be featured in a VH1 documentary. The Goods shared the stage with Pearl JamThe Smithereens, Cracker and MatthewSweet, among others.

Jim spent part of 2018 writing for artists such as Johnny Reid, Jason Morton and the ChesapeakeSons, and Ana Christina Cash, as part of a stable of Nashville-based AbFab publishing house songwriters. Camacho is also working on a full-length solo project, his first full-length since the critically-lauded Beachfront Defeat, as well as collaborating with brother John on new music. The duo issued the “Marshmallow / Vera” double A side on Record Store Day, 2019.

For more information, visit www.JimCamacho.com.

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Jim and John Camacho of The Goods to Release New Music, Celebrate at Bar Nancy April 19

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Double A-side “Marshmallow” / “Vera” by the Camacho Brothers to be issued on Record Store Day 2019

Miami, FL – March 19, 2019 – The Camacho Brothers, Jim and John, co-founders of the 1990s major-label garage rock / power pop group The Goods, will celebrate the release of their new self-titled 7” on Friday, April 19, 2019 at Bar Nancy in Little Havana (2007 SW 8 Street, Miami, FL 33135). The record will feature the two releasing new music together for the first time since their previous group’s disbanding in 1999. The show is free and open to those 21 and over; music begins at 9 p.m.

“I’m extremely proud of the new music that John and I have created, and I am very excited to share it and the stage with him once again,” offers Jim. “Also, being that it is ‘Goods’ Friday, don’t be surprised to see some old friends join us.” Jim, who sang lead and played bass for The Goods, has continued his career in music as a solo artist, releasing multiple albums, singles, collections, box sets, and videos, earning several notable awards along the way.

Jim has written music for film and TV, as well as other recording artists, some who have enjoyed multi-platinum success. Jim also writes for musical theater, those works include: Mouse King, which has become a South Florida holiday tradition; The Cavie Islander and the Troll; and the Guru of Gir, which will enjoy a performance at the Mandelstam Theater in South Miami on Thursday, March 21.

“This originally started as an anniversary album commemorating the first recording Jim and I ever did, an EP cassette entitled Jim & John Camacho and Their Band of Local Heroes, but we missed the deadline, so it became a full-length,” shares John. “I am super happy about that, as I think it’s some of the best music Jim and I have written.” John played keys and was lead vocalist in the Goods, and went on to form the bands Mongo, MHC and Depot Street, the latter of which is currently having critical and commercial success across the Southeastern US.

In 2014, John was one of 14 pianists worldwide to participate in the Dublin International Piano Festival. He is an established poet, with publications in numerous literary magazines throughout North America and Europe.

“Marshmallow” recaptures the sunny, intelligent, and piano-driven music the siblings were previously known for creating. The mid-tempo rocker is resplendent with shiny vocal harmonies, and is pure pop bliss sung by Jim. “Vera” strays to the reggae end of the spectrum, with John assuming lead vocal duties. Muscular and groovy, the song also features a very tasteful horn arrangement, and lyrics that celebrate one of the South Florida music scene’s best known and loved music fans.

They assembled an A-list cast of musicians to perform on the new disc, including: Roger Houdaille (Ex Norwegian), Fernando Perdomo, Izo Besares (Humbert / I Don’t Know), Tony Oms (The Goods), Juan Davila, Jason Hann (The String Cheese Incident / EOTO), Steph Taylor (The State Of), Tim Hamilton, and Zach McRary (Electric Jelly Funk).

The new release was recorded at the Shack North Studios and Ark South Studios by Ferny Coipel and Jasper Cunningham; the horn parts were captured by Caleb Louie at RFG Studio. The songs were mixed by Leo Partipillo at PMB Studio; mastered and lacquer created by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound.

An all-star band of local heroes is set to perform the songs, as well as other new Camacho Brothers material, and material from each brother’s solo career. A special media preview is available here.

For more information, visit www.CamachoBrothers.com or call 305.397.8971.

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MOUSE KING Returns December 7 – 9 and 14 – 16

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MOUSE KING Returns for a Sixth Holiday Season December 7 – 9 and 14 – 16

South Miami, FL – November 13, 2018 – The magical “Kingdom of Sweets” comes alive once more. MOUSE KING, the family-friendly holiday musical and South Florida tradition written by Sesame Street veteran Noel MacNeal and award-winning singer / songwriter / prolific composer of children’s musical theater Jim Camacho, will enjoy an extended run at The Mandelstam Theaternext month. Tickets for the show, which plays Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 7, 8, and 9, as well as 14, 15, and 16, are on sale now at www.MouseKingTickets.com.

MOUSE KING follows the adventures of Mouserick, the furry future monarch, by revisiting the story of The Nutcracker from the point of view of the mice. With a cast of master puppeteers and guest artists from New York City, along with talented local child actors, MOUSE KING brings an imaginative twist on the classic Russian ballet to life. Five consecutive years of sell outs and popular demand drove the need for a second weekend of performances for the first time.

“We are truly excited to be rolling out the show once again and I am looking forward to the curtains going up on what will be another fantastic cast,” says Camacho. “I am humbled and grateful for the response and the support given to our production. This show is truly a labor of love and holiday cheer.” Jim has written the music for several high-profile musicals, including ones that have played off-Broadway, and been part of the Bronx Zoo’s “Boo at the Zoo” celebrations.

The action is fast-paced, the music is brilliant and memorable, and the characters are loveable and instantly unforgettable. Spoiler alert: the mouse does become king. The Mandelstam Theater is located at 8530 SW 57th Ave, South Miami, FL 33143. Tickets start at $25 online and reserved seating is available. Pre-show purchase is highly recommended, as shows will sell out.

A long-time South Miami resident, Camacho is also a prolific recording artist. Beginning with the major-label rock band he co-founded with his brother Johncalled The Goods, he has released many full length collections and singles, penned music for artists such as IlonaJohnny ReidJason Morton and theChesapeake SonsAna Cristina CashChloe LangEx Norwegian, and Alex Di Leo. He’s also launched a YouTube series about South Florida artists called “Adventures in Songwriting”, and is set to release a new collection of music he created with John Camacho in early 2019.

For more information, visit www.JimCamacho.com or call 800.838.3006.

ABOUT JIM CAMACHO

Miami native Jim Camacho is prolific at writing songs, musicals and scoring children’s theater productions. His initial foray into theater began with Fools’ Paradise, which was directed and choreographed by the acclaimed Jonathan CerulloThe show ran as a full production in Miami and played to sold out workshops in New York. He has collaborated with Sesame Street and Disney veteran Noel MacNeal on several “Boo at the Zoo” Bronx Zoo productions, as well as MOUSE KING, which has become a new South Florida holiday tradition, enjoying annual sell out performances each year since premiering in 2013.

Camacho co-founded and led the standout group The Goods, which was active during the 1990s, worked with legendary producer Tom Dowd, won the prestigious “Album of the Year” Florida Jammy award, and reached #1 on the Billboard Florida Radio & Record charts with their single “I’m Not Average”. Their high-energy live show, outstanding musicianship and relentless touring led them to sign their second recording contract, this time with Polygram Records, and be featured in a VH1 documentary. The Goods shared the stage with Pearl JamThe Smithereens, Cracker and Matthew Sweet, among others.

In 2017, Camacho launched a web series called “Adventures in Songwriting”, which features fellow songwriters in a laid-back interview setting and pairs the host and the guest in a challenge to write a song in 30 minutes. The new creative output is performed at the end of the segment, and all of the tracks from the five episodes taped and webcast so far are being mixed for an EP release due in early ’19.

Jim spent part of 2018 writing for artists such as Johnny ReidJason Mortonand the Chesapeake Sons, and Ana Cristina Cash, as part of a stable of Nashville-based AbFab publishing house songwriters. Camacho is also working on a full-length solo project, his first full-length since the critically-lauded Beachfront Defeat, as well as collaborating with brother John on new music.

For more information, visit www.JimCamacho.com.

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Michael Mut
Mut Communications
786.426.2277
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Mouse King Returns for a Sixth Holiday Season!

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MOUSE KING Returns to The Mandelstam Theater for a Sixth Holiday Season December 7 – 9 and 14 – 16, 2018

Who: Sesame Street veteran Noel MacNeal and award-winning singer / songwriter and prolific composer of children’s musical theater Jim Camacho, the cast of the 2018 production.

What: MOUSE KING a family-friendly holiday musical and South Florida tradition written by MacNeal and Camacho. The magical “Kingdom of Sweets” comes alive once more. Mouse King revisits the story of The Nutcracker as told from the point of view of the mice. With master puppeteers and guest artists from New York City, along with a cast of talented child actors from the Miami community, MOUSE KING brings an imaginative twist on the Nutcracker to life. Due to five consecutive years of sell outs and by popular demand, this year’s production will enjoy a second weekend of performances for the first time.

When:  

Friday, December 7th, 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 8th, 2 p.m.
Sunday, December 9th, 2 p.m.
Friday, December 14th, 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 15th, 2 p.m.
Sunday, December 16th, 2 p.m.

Where: The Mandelstam Theater, 8530 SW 57th Ave, South Miami, FL 33143.

Tickets: start at $25 online at http://mousekingtickets.com; reserved seating is available. Pre-sale tickets highly recommended, as shows will sell out.

More information:  www.JimCamacho.com or 800.838.3006.


Mouse King is Back!

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Mouse King Returns to Mandelstam Theater in South Miami December 8 – 10

South Florida holiday tradition tells the classic Nutcracker tale from the mice point of view

November 14, 2017 – South Miami, FL – For the fifth year in a row, the children’s holiday musical Mouse King will entertain audiences at the Mandelstam Theater (8530 SW 57th Ave, South Miami, FL 33143). The production – book by Sesame Street veteran Noel MacNeal and music and lyrics by award-winning composer Jim Camacho – captures the imagination and spirit of the holiday season, and showcases professional actors and master puppeteers from New York City, as well as some of the area’s best young talent. Mouse King has enjoyed sell-out performances since its debut in 2013. Reserved seating for the production is available for the first time; tickets begin at $25 and can be purchased online at www.MouseKingTickets.com.

“The show has really resonated with kids and adults alike and we’re thankful for all of the support given to it over the years,” says Camacho. “It’s a labor of love getting it from the page to the stage, but it’s rewarding to share our little heartwarming Christmas tradition with new faces and loyal Mouse-Kingers.” Jim wrote and produced all of the original music in Mouse King (listen here: www.MouseKingMusic.com), and also serves as the director of the production. The puppets used in the show were designed and built by Jim Henson Company alum James WojtalJr. (Sesame Street, Bear in the Big Blue House, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver).

Mouse King follows the story of the tiny protagonist Mouserick, his trials and travels, and eventual ascension to the throne of the “Kingdom of Sweets”. Along the way, he interacts with humans, learns about the world outside beyond his walls, and fights the Nutcracker and an army of Toy Soldiers. Most importantly for all, the lesson that Chrismouse, er Christmas, is truly about giving and caring for one another, not getting presents, is driven home, a message that applies to children of all ages.

The Nutcracker, written by E. T. A. Hoffman in 1816 and adapted by Alexandre Dumas Pere in 1844, premiered as a ballet in 1892 at the Imperial Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia. Set to the music of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and the choreography of Marius Petipa, the holiday fairy tale was an instant success. It debuted stateside in the early 1940s and had become a staple by the mid-1950s. Mouse King’s collaboration began over a 2012 dinner by friends MacNeal and Camacho, who had already worked on “Who Put the Trick in Trick or Treat?”, a “Boo at the Zoo” Halloween production in the Bronx, NY.

The show will run Friday, December 8th, 7 p.m.Saturday, December 9th, 1 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, December 10th, 1 p.m. For more information, please visit www.JimCamacho.com or call 800.838.3006.

ABOUT JIM CAMACHO

Miami native Jim Camacho is a prolific singer-songwriter / producer who has written for platinum-selling artists, as well as writing and directing theater, musicals, and more recently, children’s musicals. His first successful theatrical work was Fools’ Paradise, which was directed and choreographed by the acclaimed Jonathan CerulloThe show ran as a full production in Miami and played to sold out workshops in New York. His musical theater collaborations include works with Drama Desk award winner Marco Ramirez on “Mickey Herman Saves the $#&@ World”, which had its debut at Miami’s Adrienne Arsht Center, and Sesame Street and Disney veteran Noel MacNeal on several “Boo at the Zoo” Bronx Zoo productions, and Mouse King, which has become a new South Florida holiday tradition, enjoying annual sell out performances each year since premiering in 2013.

Camacho co-founded and led the standout group The Goods, which was active during the 1990s, worked with legendary producer Tom Dowd, won the prestigious “Album of the Year” Florida Jammy award, and reached #1 on the Billboard Florida Radio & Record charts with their single “I’m Not Average”. Their high-energy live show, outstanding musicianship and relentless touring led them to sign their second recording contract, this time with Polygram Records, and be featured in a VH1 documentary. Camacho has shared the stage with Alicia KeysPearl JamThe Smithereens, Cracker, John Legend and Matthew Sweet, among others.

In 2017, Camacho launched a web series called “Adventures in Songwriting”, which features fellow songwriters in a laid-back interview setting and pairs the host and the guest in a challenge to write a song in 30 minutes. The new creative output is performed at the end of the segment, and all of the tracks from the five episodes taped and webcast so far are being mixed for an EP release due in early ’18. Camacho is also working on a full-length solo project, his first full-length since the critically-lauded Beachfront Defeat, as well as collaborating with brother John on a new as of yet untitled EP.

For more information, visit www.JimCamacho.com.

MEDIA CONTACT
Michael Mut
Mut Communications
786.426.2277
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Mouse King Returns to Mandelstam Theater December 8 – 10

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Mouse King Returns to Mandelstam Theater for a Fifth Holiday Season December 8 – 10, 2017

Who: Sesame Street veteran Noel MacNeal and award-winning composer Jim Camacho, the cast of the 2017 production.

What: Mouse King, a family-friendly South Florida holiday tradition written by MacNeal and Camacho. The children’s musical theater production revisits the story of The Nutcracker as told from the mice point of view. This year features technical enhancements to lighting, sound and backdrops. Mouse King debuted in 2013 and has enjoyed four consecutive years of sell-out performances.

When:  Friday, December 8th, 7 p.m., Saturday, December 9th, 1 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, December 10th, 1 p.m.

Where: The Mandelstam Theater, 8530 SW 57th Ave, South Miami, FL 33143.

Tickets: start at $25 online and are now available at http://mousekingtickets.com; reserved seating will be offered for the first time. Pre-sale tickets highly recommended, as shows will sell out.

More information:  www.JimCamacho.com or 800.838.3006.

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Michael Mut
Mut Communications
786.426.2277
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Jim Camacho to Launch New Web Series March 24

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Jim Camacho to Launch New Adventures in Songwriting Web Series March 24

Labor of musical love presents some of his favorite songwriters, ponder the mystery of where songs come from, and create a new song every show

Miami, FL – March 7, 2017Award-winning composer Jim Camacho’s latest musical creation is the brand-new web series called Adventures in Songwriting, which will begin streaming on YouTube and be available as an iTunes podcast beginning March 24. There will be a show the night before the launch to celebrate the new series at the Luna Star Café (775 NE 125th St, Miami, FL 33161). Jim will play along with his first guest on the series, the legendary Charlie Pickett. Staying with the songwriting theme, there will be an open mic kicking off the night from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. All ages welcome, cover charge is $5.

“The idea of the show is to explore what songwriting is all about and what makes a person want to become a songwriter and express themselves in that way,” says Camacho. “You can say a lot in three minutes, and a great song can reach places that are ineffable. ‘What’s that part all about?’ Those are the kinds of discussions we want to have on this show / podcast. Oh, and write a song by the end of the show as well.”

The host and featured artists will share stories about their path in music, what led them to want to become a songwriter and, how they write. By the end of each episode, Jim and company will create and perform a new original song. Webcast from the artist’s YouTube page located at www.youtube.com/JimCamacho and podcast on iTunes (be sure to subscribe), the series will produce at least one episode per month.

The first episode features the rock legend Pickett, guitarist / vocalist and bandleader of the 80’s outfit Charlie Pickett and the Eggs. Future episodes will highlight punk / rocker Rob Elba (The Holy Terrors / Shark Valley Sisters), and indie songwriters Roger Houdaille and Michelle Grand, also known as Ex-Norwegian. Additional artists from Nashville, TN and the UK will be announced soon.

Shot at Camacho’s South Miami home studio, the series is lensed and edited by Juan Davila, a frequent collaborator who produced many of Jim’s latest videos. Those interested in being a part of the open mic on March 23 at the Luna Star Café can email jcopenmic@gmail.com to sign up – slots are limited.

For more information visit, AdventuresinSongwriting.net or call the Luna Star at305.799.7123.

ABOUT JIM CAMACHO

Miami native Jim Camacho is prolific at writing songs, musicals and scoring children’s theater productions. His initial foray into theater began with Fools’ Paradise, which was directed and choreographed by the acclaimed Jonathan CerulloThe show ran as a full production in Miami and played to sold out workshops in New York. He has collaborated with Sesame Street and Disney veteran Noel MacNeal on several “Boo at the Zoo” Bronx Zoo productions, as well as Mouse King, which has become a new South Florida holiday tradition, enjoying annual sell out performances each year since premiering in 2013.

Camacho co-founded and led the standout group The Goods, which was active during the 1990s, worked with legendary producer Tom Dowd, won the prestigious “Album of the Year” Florida Jammy award, and reached #1 on the Billboard Florida Radio & Record charts with their single “I’m Not Average”. Their high-energy live show, outstanding musicianship and relentless touring led them to sign their second recording contract, this time with Polygram Records, and be featured in a VH1 documentary. The Goods shared the stage with Pearl JamThe Smithereens, Cracker and Matthew Sweet, among others.

In 2016, Camacho released four singles and videos: “Make It to the Morning Light”, “Ugly / Messenger”, a split single collaboration Rob Elba (The Holy Terrors, Shark Valley Sisters), “How Do You Like Me Now”, and “Big Little World”; the latter two from his reissue Everywhere – Deluxe Edition. Jim is currently putting the finishing touches on a new full-length album for release in 2017, his first full-length since the critically-lauded Beachfront Defeat.
For more information, visit www.JimCamacho.com.

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Mut Communications
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Mouse King Returns to Mandelstam Theater

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Mouse King Returns to Mandelstam Theater for a Fourth Consecutive Holiday Season Run December 9 – 11

Critically-acclaimed children’s musical presents a new take on The Nutcracker

South Miami, FL – November 16, 2016 – Mouse King time is here again. For the fourth year in a row, the family-friendly holiday favorite written by Sesame Street veteran Noel MacNeal and award-winning composer Jim Camachoreturns to The Mandelstam Theater (8530 SW 57th Ave, South Miami, FL 33143), Friday, December 9 at 7 p.m., and Saturday, December 10, and Sunday, December 11, at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at MouseKingTickets.com.

“I’m extremely excited about the talent and enthusiasm levels in this year’s cast, and am eager to share our new holiday tradition with everyone,” says Camacho. “We have some opening night entertainment which will make it extra special.” Mouse King debuted in 2013 and has enjoyed three consecutive years of sell-out performances. The children’s musical revisits the story of The Nutcracker, but instead from the perspective of the mice.

Music from the show will be available for purchase on CD at the theater, and the original cast recording is now available as a digital download at www.MouseKingMusic.com. Camacho has also had a hand in penning the book, lyrics and music for several other musicals, including Fools’ Paradise, The Cavie Islanders and the Troll, Who Put The Trick In Trick Or Treat: Tales Of Amazing Tricksters, The Guru of Gir, Digging for Bones, and more. He’s also known as an adult alternative singer-songwriter, and as co-founder, bassist and front man of the renowned Florida-based band The Goods.

In 2016, Camacho released four singles and videos: “Make It to the Morning Light”, “Ugly / Messenger”, a split single collaboration Rob Elba (The Holy Terrors, Shark Valley Sisters), “Big Little World” and “How Do You Like Me Now”; the latter two from his reissue Everywhere – Deluxe Edition. Jim is currently putting the finishing touches on a new album for release in 2017, his first full-length since the critically-lauded Beachfront Defeat.

Mouse King has delighted audiences and media alike, and been featured in several area publications, on television and radio. A special rate is available for groups of 10 or more. The official 2016 promo video can be viewed here.

For more information visit, www.JimCamacho.com or call Brown Paper Tickets direct at 800.838.3006.

ABOUT JIM CAMACHO

Miami native Jim Camacho’s solo career has seen him release five albums, including Stalker Songs, which earned a Gold Remi award in the Music Video category at the 40th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival for the song titled “Houdini.” His material garnered “Best Acoustic Performer” (2005) and “Best Album” (2009 for Beachfront Defeat) honors from the Miami New Times.

The Broward Palm Beach New Times called Everywhere one of the top albums of 2013. He’s toured with John Legend and Linda Perhacs. In 2015, Jim released two singles: “Ophelia” in February and “Please Come Home” in July; he’s working on a new full-length album, which will be released in 2017.

Camacho is prolific at writing musicals and scoring children’s theater productions. His initial foray into the realm began with Fools’ Paradise, which was directed and choreographed by the acclaimed Jonathan Cerullo. The show ran as a full production in Miami and played to sold out workshops in New York. Next, he co-wrote and scored Guru, which premiered in  Miami, scored Mickey Herman Saves the $#&@ World, which premiered at the Adrienne Arsht Center, wrote the book and music for The Cavie Islanders and the Troll and The Guru of Gir, among others.

He has collaborated with Sesame Street and Disney veteran Noel MacNeal on Who Put the Trick in Trick or Treat: Tales of Amazing TrickstersBeasts of the Magical World, and The Carnival of Extraordinary Animals – all of which enjoyed runs during the “Boo at the Zoo” at the Bronx Zoo 2012-2014. In 2015, Camacho premiered Digging for Bones, a musical about a group of time-travelling paleontologists and a friendly T-Rex dinosaur skeleton, and enjoyed a third successful run of a collaboration with MacNeal, Mouse King, which has become a new South Florida holiday tradition, enjoying multiple sell out performances. In 2016, Jim premiered the Princess of Vannehooda.

Camacho co-founded and led the standout group The Goods, which was active during the 1990s, worked with legendary producer Tom Dowd, won the prestigious “Album of the Year” Florida Jammy award, and reached #1 on the Billboard Florida Radio & Record charts with their single “I’m Not Average”. Their high-energy live show, outstanding musicianship and relentless touring led them to sign their second recording contract, this time with Polygram Records, and be featured in a VH1 documentary. The Goods shared the stage with Pearl JamThe SmithereensCracker and Matthew Sweet, among others.

For more information, visit www.JimCamacho.com, like the Jim Camacho Music page on Facebook, and follow him on Twitter and Instagram  @JimCamacho.
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Jim Camacho Debuts at Ball & Chain 9/20

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Jim Camacho Debuts at Ball & Chain September 20, 8 p.m.

Miami singer-songwriter to play with full band during on-going Tuesday Sessions series

Miami, FL – September 13, 2016 – The prolific Jim Camacho will make his Ball & Chain debut Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 8 p.m., featuring special guest Dave O’Grady from Ireland. Camacho and his band will play two sets during the Little Havana venue’s on-going Tuesday Sessions series, with a set by O’Grady in between. No cover; 21 and over are welcome. Music begins at 8 p.m. Location: 1513 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33135.

In addition, Camacho will perform at Radio-Active Records (845 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304) on Thursday, September 22, 6:30 p.m. before playing Alligator Alley (830 E Oakland Park Blvd #101, Oakland Park, FL 33334) Friday, September 23, at 8 p.m. Last, he will appear on WLRN 91.3 FM’s Folk & Acoustic with Michael Stock show Sunday, September 25 at 2 p.m. All engagements will also feature guest spots by O’Grady.

Jim is promoting the new video “How Do You Like Me Now” from his latest release, the Everywhere (Deluxe Edition). He is poised to release another new single shortly, titled “Alive”, a collaboration with cellist Ruti Celi. Camacho is also gearing up for a fourth consecutive holiday season run of the original children’s theater production Mouse King, a collaboration with acclaimed master puppeteer Noel MacNeal. Also in the works: an original web-based songwriter series, Adventures in Songwriting.

For more information, visit www.JimCamacho.com.

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Camacho & Elba Issue Split Single 5/20 at Gramps

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Jim Camacho and Rob Elba Issue a Virtual Split 7” Single May 20, Celebrate at Gramps

 

Singer-songwriters each performed and recorded a song written by the other, celebrate their release with a special mashup performance at Gramps in Wynwood

 

Miami, FL – May 3, 2016 – Two of Miami’s premier singer-songwriters, Jim Camacho (The Goods) and Rob Elba (The Holy Terrors, Shark Valley Sisters) long associated through friendship and prominence in the South Florida music scene, have joined musical forces to release a split single of original material. Recorded at Dan Hosker Studio in Miami Beach by another scene heavy, FrankRat BastardFalestra, the new release features an Elba song performed by Camacho called “Messenger” and one penned by Camacho and sung by Elba, “Ugly”.

The two tracks will be available for download and streaming. The release will be celebrated with a special evening of live music at Gramps (176 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127-4414), on Friday, May 20, 2016, a night which will feature performances by all three (Camacho, Elba and Falestra), plus a set by Mr. Entertainment and the Pookiesmackers. Doors open at 9 p.m., music begins at 10 p.m., and the cover is $5. 21 and over are welcome.

“Although, I’ve played countless shows with Rob over the years, I’ve always wanted to work with him in the studio,” says Camacho. “This project was the perfect opportunity for it, the timing was right, and I’m truly looking forward to sharing both the song and the video with everyone.” Shot at the two artists’ musical stomping and proving grounds Churchill’s Pub in Little Haiti, the videos, featuring cameo appearances by club founder Dave Daniels, are being produced and edited by Juan Davila from 2 Way Creative, Camacho’s long-time associate.

Elba offers: “So I have known Jim for over 25 years, and for the past 10 or so we have been threatening to collaborate on something. We decided to record the two songs with Rat because we knew he wouldn’t let us get too precious with them. You have to have a fairly good amount of confidence to record with Rat, because he will either tell you something sucks or not say anything at all – which can either mean he loves it or he’s just completely given up on you. He’s either a genius producer or a complete dick…most likely a combination of the two.”

The pair will appear on Shake 108 FM’s “Local Love” show Wednesday, May 18, 2016 to promote the singles and the event, performing live and speaking with host Aimee Beah Moore. Listeners can tune in to 107.9 FM locally or on the web at www.Shake108.com outside the 305.

For more information, visit www.JimCamacho.com or call Gramps at 305.699.2669.

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ABOUT JIM CAMACHO

Miami native Jim Camacho’s solo career has seen him release five collections of songs, including Stalker Songs, which earned a Gold Remi award in the Music Video category at the 40th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival for the song titled “Houdini.” His material garnered “Best Acoustic Performer” (2005) and “Best Album” (2009 for Beachfront Defeat) honors from the Miami New Times. The Broward Palm Beach New Times called Everywhere one of the top albums of 2013. He’s toured withJohn Legend and Linda Perhacs.

Last year, Jim released two singles: “Ophelia” in February and “Please Come Home” in July. In 2016, he will issue a virtual split 7” single with singer / songwriter Rob Elba (Holy Terrors / Shark Valley Sisters); more singles are in the works. His latest release is “Make It to the Morning Light”, which is now available as a pay-what-you-like for charity download on Bandcamp.

Camacho has also become prolific at writing musicals and scoring children’s theater productions. His initial foray into the realm began with Fools’ Paradise, which was directed and choreographed by the acclaimed Jonathan CerulloThe show ran as a full production in Miami and played to sold out workshops in New York. Next, he co-wrote and scored Guru, which premiered in  Miami, scored Mickey Herman Saves the $#&@ World, which premiered at the Adrienne Arsht Center, wrote the book and music for The Cavie Islanders and the Troll and The Guru of Gir.

He has collaborated with Sesame Street and Disney veteran Noel MacNeal on Who Put the Trick in Trick or Treat: Tales of Amazing TrickstersBeasts of the Magical World, and The Carnival of Extraordinary Animals – all of which enjoyed runs during the “Boo at the Zoo” at the Bronx Zoo 2012-2014. In 2015, Camacho premiered Digging for Bones, a musical about a group of time-travelling paleontologists and a friendly T-Rex dinosaur skeleton, and enjoyed a third successful run of a collaboration with MacNeal, Mouse King, which has become a new South Florida holiday tradition, enjoying multiple sell out performances.

Camacho co-founded and led the standout group The Goods, which was active during the 1990s, worked with legendary producer Tom Dowd, won the prestigious “Album of the Year” Florida Jammy award and topped the Billboard Florida Radio & Record charts with their single “I’m Not Average”. Their high-energy live show, outstanding musicianship and relentless touring led them to sign a recording contract with Polygram Records and be featured in a VH1 documentary. The Goods shared the stage with Pearl JamThe SmithereensCracker and Matthew Sweet, among others.

For more information, visit www.JimCamacho.com, like the Jim Camacho Music page on Facebook, and follow him on Twitter and Instagram  @JimCamacho.

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