A 30 y/old woman with no insurance

November 6th, 2011, 7:00 pm
Subterranean, 2100 W. North Ave in Chicago,IL

Paul Gracham of MOTU Artist Management along with Susan G. Komen Chicago and Housecall Entertainment present Get if Off Your Chest: Concert to Fight Breast Cancer. Spurred by the fierce return of a friend’s breast cancer mere weeks after given the “all clear” by her doctors, Paul Grachan of MOTU A.M. rallied the troops:

“Fighting for your own life against cancer is difficult enough, doing it alone and without insurance is just not acceptable. I had to make something happened and in a big way. These days, it’s all too often that artists are in this situation, so I knew when I told people what was going on, they’d do everything in their power to help.”
The call was immediately answered by “The Root Cause”, “The Sudden Passion”, “Colin Tyler” and “Cellar Troubadours” joining with “Vaudezilla”, Chicago’s premier Burlesque Troupe, to entertain while raising funds to continue the fight against breast cancer.

“This cause is personal and passionate one for all the artists involved as each one of our lives has been touched by cancer through watching friends and co-workers struggle, losing loved ones and even engaging in our own fights for our lives”.

Sponsors such as Rockit Ranch, All Seasons Screen Printing, FastSigns, Maddock Douglas, Vaudezilla and others will be there to help Gretchen Loeber. All proceeds will go directly to treatment costs for her in this critical moment where she is battling the return of a stage 3 breast cancer and has NO insurance. Gretchen is 30 y/old. 

For a detailed story on Gretchen Loeber and/or to know more about her current health condition, please visit the CaringBridge website at:

For further information on “Get It Off Your Chest: Concert To Fight Breast Cancer”, please contact Paul at MOTU Artist Management: paul@motumanagement.com




E.L.T Records, Birmingham, UK
DEUCE Management


Hey Soldiers of Rock! Be ready for some real rockin’ tunes!

Fretless is a trio band from Sweden which started as a solo project by lead guitarist/singer Patte Carlsson some time in 2009. As a solo artist, Patte sent an uncountable number of demos to a long list of record labels. And after a waiting period Patte received that well deserved phone call from a Swedish Label for a record deal. With a contract deal in hand, the label needed Patte Carlsson to form a band from scratch. Patte pleased the label request with two musicians friends: Dennis Forsberg on bass guitar and Birger Löfman on drums.      

A vast pack of live performances were set up for Fretless. The ball was rolling and the band’s music was causing a real buzz on the local scene with positive feedback from the audience and radio shows. However, in late 2009, the band decided not to continue working with the Swedish company because they did not feel comfortable with the label anymore.

Fretless members are experienced musicians. They have been writing songs, recording and playing around separately on different projects for like 25 years. They know pretty well the music business and their ”Local Heroes” album as a band proves it.

”Local Heroes” is a 9 track hardrock album that was recorded in 2010 and mastered at Bohus Sound Studio in Gothenburg. With the bird in hand and a list of labels interested in signing a deal, Fretless decided to work things out with E.L.T Records in Birmingham, UK. ”Local Heroes” was digitally released in December 2010. A release party for the physical CD took place at Valand in Gothenburg on January 28th, 2011. 

Songs like ”Here We Go”, ”Freedom Fighter”, ”Rock You” and ”Local Heroes” from the same title album are played on many radio stations worldwide plus the song ”Rock You” is the soundtrack for ”The Jaukka Brothers”, a Swedish film directed by Peter Grönlund and produced by Jörgen Andersson. The film was released in 2010 by Doppelganger Film Production Company in Stockholm. 

The band’s music has been compared to well known international established acts such as Iron Maiden, Accept, Thunder, Kiss and Scorpions to mention a few. But the truth is that even though you may hear some of the 80s musical influences, they created a master piece of pure hardrock that more sooner than later most of the album songs will be on the list of ”Classics Of Rock” worldwide. If you are a true soldier of rock, you won’t be disappointed.    

Since the album release they have been voted ”The Band Of The Month” at: IReviewRock in the UK, Rapidbeat Promotion in Australia, and Power House Mix radio in the United States. Additionally ”The Band Of The Week” at: Rocksverige.se a major Rock website in Sweden.

Drummer Birger Löfman left the band in July of 2011 in good terms. Reine Dahalstron has joined the band since then.

For further information on these acclaimed hardrockers FRETLESS, current and upcoming tours, new recording sessions or to purchase their ”Local Heroes” album, feel free to visit the band’s official website at:

Rob Saunders

Simon Altham