Thursday, December 13, 2007

SyncLiveSM to present Salute the Troops Holiday Show

SyncLiveSM, the leading streaming, video-based online community, is bringing the world’s only all-military record label, To The Fallen Records, to computer screens worldwide for its Salute The Troops Holiday Show. This special, interactive online event will take place Friday, December 21st from 8pm to midnight EDT and is free to watch on Viewers can check out live performances from To The Fallen Records (TTFR) artists, who comprise active and veteran military personnel with impressive musical talent. Fans that log on and register in advance of the event will also be eligible to interact in real-time with the performers through group or one-on-one chat.

Some of the brightest talents from To The Fallen Records’ roster will be on hand to perform their unique songs live for this exclusive webcast, where the musicians will access SyncLive’s incredible opportunities to expose themselves and their original music for free to a global audience. TTFR Artists include soldier-songwriters Austin Poole, a Marine Corps veteran and multi-talented rocker; Arkansas native and singer/guitarist Cliff Hudson, whose experiences in Iraq resulted in the touching tribute “Send My Love”; multi-instrumentalist and Navy veteran Joel Port, a prolific songwriter who logs time in two bands; guitarist/vocalist Prevo Rodgers, Jr., an Army National Guardsman who wrote the inspiring “Veterans Hands” after returning from Iraq; and Ted Painter, a decorated veteran whose South County Band has been steadily building a buzz in the Massachusetts area with its eclectic folk/rock/country sound.

These live performers will be joined on SyncLive by their TTFR labelmate and fellow soldier John Dobbins, whose pre-recorded set was taped specifically for this exclusive performance from his current base in Iraq, which does not allow live broadcasts from its location. Dobbins’ appearance is especially poignant, as the young Army gunner and Purple Heart Medal recipient is currently in the midst of his second tour of Iraq and is also the composer of “Tribute to the Fallen,” a song that sums up the military label’s purpose with deep and genuine emotion.

“We are so pleased that the SyncLive platform is making it possible for these artists to connect with their friends and family around the world and that it provides an opportunity for them to interact in real time,” said Aric Berquist, Founder & CEO of SyncLive.

About To the Fallen Records
Founded in 2006 by former active duty Army officer and Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran Capt. Sean Gilfillan and his business partner Ms. Sidney DeMello, To The Fallen Records — the name of which is taken from a tattoo that spans Gilfillan’s back and honors seven of his comrades killed in action — is dedicated to providing the public with unfiltered songs written from unique perspectives. The music is created by artists who set up studios in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as by artists stationed in Europe, Asia and the United States. From active soldiers currently serving on the battlefields to longtime veterans from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, creating music is a powerful outlet for the emotions that these brave men and women experience. For more information, and to purchase TTFR CDs, log on to

Dedicated to producing and promoting great American music from the nation’s most talented military personnel, To The Fallen Records (TTFR) continues to showcase an impressive array of heartfelt songs with mainstream appeal with the recent December 4 release of compilations To The Fallen Records Presents Country: Volume I and To The Fallen Records Presents Rock: Volume I, which followed the label’s debut release earlier this year, To The Fallen Records Presents Hip-Hop: Volume I. Beyond simply providing enjoyment to listeners worldwide, TTFR CDs have the dual benefit of helping those who serve, as the label donates a percentage of proceeds from all CD sales to organizations that assist disabled soldiers and their families, as well as those that honor the fallen.

About SyncLive
SyncLive is a global online music community where fans can watch live-as-it-happens, real-time streaming concerts for free. Fans can set up their own profile pages; can chat live with other fans as they watch a show, view previously recorded concerts and more. And if you’re a musician, you can broadcast your live shows to fans around the world, create a band page and get live feedback also for free. For more information, visit

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