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.

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Mut Communications
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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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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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Michael Mut
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

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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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Michael Mut
786.426.2277
info@mutcomm.com


Camacho’s April 15 Luna Star Café Show a Benefit for Switchboard & Paws4You

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Jim Camacho’s April 15 Show at Luna Star Café a Benefit for Switchboard of Miami and Paws4You

All proceeds from the door to be donated to the Miami area organizations key in suicide prevention and pet rescue

Miami, FL – April 6, 2016 – Fresh on the heels of launching a campaign to donate proceeds from the online sale of new single “Make It to the Morning Light”, Miami singer-songwriter Jim Camacho will now perform a full band concert at Luna Star Café (775 NE 125th St, North Miami, Florida 33161) on Friday, April 15, 2016, beginning at 8 p.m. Camacho will similarly split the take at the door equally between Switchboard of Miami and Paws 4 You. Admission is $10 – the establishment is cash-only – and special guest Karen Feldner will open the evening. All ages are welcome; for more information about the venue, visit www.LunaStarCafe.com or call 305.799.7123.

The new release itself, inspired by the incredible natural visuals surrounding the Rock Lodge at Giant’s Castle in South Africa, as well as Jim’s interaction with the friendly locals, and in particular, the video, directed by Juan Davila from2WayCreative, carries a powerful life-affirming and pet-friendly message. The track features drums and percussion by Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident/ EOTO), guitars and organ by Fernando Perdomo (Jakob DylanEmitt Rhodes), background vocals by brother John Camacho, and vocals and multi-instrumentation by Jim Camacho (bass, acoustic guitar, toy piano).

Shot in South Miami and in the historic MiMo District of Miami, the visual narrative follows the desperate plight of a young woman played by Michelle Grand (Ex-Norwegian), an abusive dog owner (Camacho’s friend and frequent collaborator Alex Porro) and the positive, even life-saving effects that our four-legged friends can have on people. View the video, produced by Annie Fernandez, on the artist’s YouTube page: https://youtu.be/vAWY7EoGeMU.

Camacho recently toured the U.K. to promote the new single. Among the appearances: a guest spot on the Tony Moore’s Musical Emporiumbroadcast on SoHo Radio and a solo performance at The Bedford Live.  Switchboard and Paws4You are both registered 501(c)3 non-profit organizations, the former well-known in the community for expertise in the field of suicide prevention, the latter, a volunteer-run pet rescue with a mission of saving animals from euthanasia and re-homing abandoned pets, from which Jim has adopted a pet in the recent past.

The Miami Beach native Feldner, a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist herself, is known for performing as a solo acoustic act and on electric guitar with a backing band. Her latest release “Life” is available on iTunes.

For more information, visit www.JimCamacho.com.

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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 with John Legend and Linda Perhacs.

Last year, Jim released two singles: “Ophelia” in February and “Please Come Home” in July. In May of 2016, he will issue a virtual split 7” single with singer / songwriter Rob Elba (Holy Terrors / Shark Valley Sisters) and celebrate the release of it with a show at Gramps in Wynwood; 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 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.

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.

MEDIA CONTACT
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Michael Mut
786.426.2277
info@mutcomm.com


New Jim Camacho single benefits Switchboard of Miami and Paws4You

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Jim Camacho’s “Make It to the Morning Light” Single to Benefit Switchboard of Miami and Paws4You

New video features powerful, life-affirming message and the artist’s adopted dog

Miami, FL – March 16, 2015 – Miami singer – songwriter Jim Camacho celebrated the release of his new video “Make It to the Morning Light” with a special performance last week in Fort Lauderdale. Camacho is now offering the single as a downloadable mp3 through his Bandcamp page. Fans can receive it in exchange for a donation that will be split equally between the Switchboard of Miami, which is well-known in the community for expertise in the field of suicide prevention, and Paws 4 You, a local pet rescue and adoption service. Both organizations are registered 501(c)3 non-profits. Those interested in donating / downloading should navigate here: http://bit.ly/JCMMITTML.

Inspired by the beautiful mountain scenery of Giant’s Castle and his interaction with friendly locals while in South Africa recently, Camacho wrote and begin recording the track in Africa, and subsequent recording was done in Miami at Jim’s home studio and in Los Angeles at Fernando Perdomo‘s (Jakob Dylan /Emitt Rhodes) Reseda Ranch Studios and at Jason Hann‘s (String Cheese Incident / EOTO) Bopland Studio. It is Jim’s third single in just over a year and represents new musical territory for Jim: world music. African drums and percussion are a prominent part of the song’s rhythm track.

Lyrically, the song brims with positivity, forgiveness and grace, the main take-away being one of hope. Here he blends his sharp pop sensibilities superbly with the emotional elements that surrounded him at the time. The tune is a sort of call to people in despair to just try to “make it to the morning light.” The miracle of morning, and the solitude combined with the beauty of first light, is symbolic of acceptance and survival. Right after writing the song, Jim was shocked and saddened to hear about the passing of Robin Williams and made him feel an even greater desire to get the song completed and released.

Shot in South Miami and in the historic MiMo District of Miami, the video for “Make It to the Morning Light” was filmed and directed by Juan Davila (2Way Creative) and produced by Annie Fernandez. It follows the desperate plight of a young woman played by Michelle Grand (Ex-Norwegian), and an abusive homeless dog owner (Camacho’s friend and frequent collaborator Alex Porro) and the positive, even life-saving effects that our four-legged friends can have on us. Jim’s dog Rudy also plays an important role in the video. Camacho recently adopted another pet dog Marshmallow from Paws 4 You.

The track features Jim on lead vocals, bass, acoustic guitar and toy piano, his brother John Camacho on background vocals, Perdomo on electric, slide and acoustic guitar, and organ, and Hann on drums and percussion. The video release was properly feted at the Culture Room during an opening slot for the legendary Denny Laine (The Moody Blues, Paul McCartney and Wings) March 10.

Camacho will be returning to the U.K. to promote the new single this week. He will first appear on the Tony Moore’s Musical Emporium show which is broadcast on SoHo Radio Saturday, March 19, 7 – 9 a.m. EST, and then perform at the The Bedford Live on Monday, March 21, 3:30 p.m. EST. Both engagements will be streamed live on the web.

For more information, visit www.JimCamacho.com.

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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 with JohnLegend 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, as is a return visit to the UK.

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.

MEDIA CONTACT
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Michael Mut
786.426.2277
info@mutcomm.com

 

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Jim Camacho Celebrates “Make It to the Morning Light” Release, Opens for Denny Laine 3/10

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Jim Camacho Celebrates New Single, Opens for Denny Laine at the Culture Room March 10

Miami, FL – February 24, 2016 – Prolific Miami singer-songwriter Jim Camacho will be celebrating the release of his latest single and video “Make It to the Morning Light”, as well as opening for the legendary Denny Laine(Moody Blues, Paul McCartney and Wings) on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at the Culture Room (3045 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306), beginning at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $20 and the show is open to all ages. Tickets are available online by clicking here: bit.ly/JCMDennytix. For more information, visit www.JimCamacho.com or call 954.564.1074.

The evening will serve as a celebration of the release of Jim’s new song “Make it to the Morning Light”, a catchy life-affirming, world music-tinged number inspired by the artist’s recent trip to South Africa. The video was produced and edited by frequent collaborator Juan Davila from 2Way Creative, who also shot and edited Jim’s clip for NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Contest, an acoustic version of “Big Little World”, which is similarly positive and uplifting.

Camacho’s band, featuring Jordan Welch on drums, Fritz Dorigo andFernando Perdomo on guitar, plus Jim on bass, keys and acoustic guitar, will also include Steph Taylor on keys, acoustic guitar and background vocals andMichael Mut on bass. The group will play the new song – in addition to having it screened at the performance – as well as cuts from Jim’s solo period, his time with The Goods, the band he co-founded and led in the 1990s, and some other surprises.

Along with Paul & Linda McCartney, Laine co-founded Wings, which was one of the most internationally successful bands of the 1970s. The band had 24 hit singles at the top of the charts and won a Grammy for their landmark album “Band on the Run.” Denny co-wrote the world wide hit “Mull of Kintyre” with Paul and in 1977 it became the biggest selling single of all time in the United Kingdom. It ironically broke the sales record for the previous biggest UK single; The Beatles’ “She Loves You”.

Denny, an original member of the Moody Blues, sang the band’s first major hit single “Go Now” in 1964. After a few years, he left the Moody Blues to pursue his solo career managed by the Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein. After Wings, Denny has continued to have a successful touring and recording career to this day and his passion for music and his love and appreciation of his fans can be seen at every one of his shows.

Laine’s very special, one-night only performance will feature hits from his time in Wings and the Moody Blues, as well as songs from his impressive solo catalog. For more information about Laine, visit www.DennyLaine.com. For more about Camacho, navigate to www.JimCamacho.com.

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ABOUT JIM CAMACHO

Miami native Jim 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.

His 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 with JohnLegend and Linda Perhacs.

Last year, Jim released two singles: “Ophelia” in February and “Please Come Home” in July. In 2016, he will issue “Make It to the Morning Light” in March and a virtual split 7” single with singer / songwriter Rob Elba (Holy Terrors /Shark Valley Sisters); more singles are in the works, as is a return visit to the UK.

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.

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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Mouse King Returns December 10-13, 2015

MEDIA ALERT

Mouse King Returns for a Four-Day Run at The Mandelstam Theater in South Miami December 10-13, 2015

October 27, 2015 – South Miami, FL

Who:  Sesame Street veteran Noel MacNeal and renowned South Florida composer Jim Camacho, the cast of the 2015 production.

What: Mouse King, a delightfully entertaining, family-friendly musical conceived by MacNeal and featuring original music written by Camacho, retells the story of the seasonal favorite The Nutcracker from the mice point of view. The children’s musical debuted in 2013 with two sold-out shows, prompting the crew to add two more shows last year. This year’s production, featuring MacNeal’s team of professional puppeteers from New York City, and a collection of unforgettable songs, promises to bring the mouse magic back to the hearts of the young and old, just in time for the holidays.

When:  Thursday, December 10, 10 a.m. (exclusive show for area schools), Friday, December 11, 7 p.m., Saturday, December 12, 3 p.m. and Sunday, December 13, 3 p.m.

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

Tickets: $20 online at http://mousekingtickets.com.

More information:  www.JimCamacho.com or 800.838.3006.

MEDIA CONTACT
Michael Mut
Mut Communications

786.426.2277
info@mutcomm.com