Thomas Cunningham to embark on sponsored US Tour in July 2005 (04/22/2005)

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – ECEG Records, a division of Emerald City Entertainment Group (, today announced that Thomas Cunningham will embark on a sponsored US tour in July & August 2005. Many have compared his soulful pop music to the likes of Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, John Mayer, Elliott Smith, and Nick Drake.

The purpose of the tour is to support his upcoming full-length CD, “Swell” (UPC 63447911408), to be released on the ECEG Records label on June 28, 2005. Bayside Entertainment Distribution ( will provide exclusive distribution of the physical record, and IODA ( will distribute the record digitally to the major music download services, including Apple iTunes, MSN Music, Real, and Napster. Tower Records will feature the record as one of ten new releases in the listening stations at its 88 US retail locations for the entire month of July 2005. The record will also be heavily promoted to approximately 600 Top 200 & AAA CMJ-reporting college radio stations throughout the US during July & August 2005.

Targeting 24 major markets and various secondary markets including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, and San Francisco, Cunningham will perform at traditional music venues, select music festivals, select in-store performances at Tower Records locations, and live on-the-air performances at major college radio stations.

About Thomas Cunningham

Thomas Cunningham has been compared by many to the likes of Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, John Mayer, Elliott Smith, and Nick Drake. Thomas signed with Emerald City Entertainment Group of Santa Cruz, California in June 2003. Cunningham has given more than 40 live performances in Northern California since the beginning of 2004, including the Santa Cruz Film Festival’s premier of Neil Young's “Greendale” film.

About Emerald City

Based in Northern California, Emerald City Entertainment Group is a contemporary music production company providing end-to-end services including record production, radio promotion, music publishing, artist management, a recording studio, and a record label. Emerald City aims to deliver a higher quality musical product on a global basis by delivering its musical product the old fashioned way – sincere songwriting, soulful music from real musicians, and a belief that exceptional music will always warrant recognition.

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