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Introducing Nightly: Up and coming band plays at The Tabernacle for first time

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Atlanta, January 27, 2018 – Meet Nightly- the two-person ensemble that is boy band meets hipster heartthrob meets garage band.
Somehow, the upcoming duo makes that chaotic genre blend as melodic as their smooth alternative pop tunes. Their catchy choruses and soft guitar riffs are infectious, and had the sold out crowd at The Tabernacle singing along in no time Friday night.
As Nashville natives, Nightly was a long way from home. But by the end of their opening set, Atlanta had welcomed them with open arms.
Their simple, stripped back set instantly created an intimate atmosphere in the three-tiered venue. Every seat was full and standing room was nonexistent, but Nightly made a crowd 2500 deep feel like a coffee shop’s open mic night.
As cousins who grew up writing songs together, lead singer Jonathan Capeci and guitarist Joey Beretta have perfected creating that organic feel. Nightly is no plastic boy band made of Ken dolls; they’re real, with a history and a story to tell that feels relatable.
Their newest EP, Honest, feels familiar in the best sense: like your favorite pair of comfy jeans. Nightly actually translates to text lingo for “Night, love you”, so fittingly, romance is the common thread to the band’s songs. Their direct, simple lyrics feel like a love lost or new crush we all know well.
So relatable, that their SoundCloud hit “XO”, “Honest”, and “No Vacancy” quickly became crowd favorites. By the end of their performance, Nightly had everyone swaying with their hands high and phone lights in the air.
Tonight may have been Atlanta’s first introduction to Nightly, but it is clear they made quite the impression.
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About Nightly
Within a few months of forming Nightly, singer Jonathan Capeci and guitarist Joey Beretta came up with “XO”: a bittersweet breakup anthem built on bright beats and powerful melody. Pennsylvania-bred cousins who bought matching Fender Squier Stratocasters as kids, Capeci and Beretta earned some positive early feedback on the track, and quickly uploaded “XO” to their SoundCloud page. “We figured that, as a no-name band putting something out on our own, it would be a huge feat to get 100,000 plays in a month,” Capeci recalls. Instead, “XO” surpassed that number nearly overnight and hit a million plays within weeks, generating major buzz for the Nashville-based band’s guitar-fueled take on electronic alt-pop. Nightly soon began hosting showcases in their garage and ultimately inked a deal with Interscope Records, who are now set to release the band’s debut honest EP. With their name translating as ’night, love you in textspeak, Nightly match their inventively textured sound with a guileless approach to lyric-writing. “It’s easy to hide behind clever lyric writing without really getting to the truth of the emotion. We try to stay away from that,” says Capeci. “We want our songwriting to be conversational, and to be real and open about relationships and love.” On “XO,” that confessional spirit manifests in a breezy meditation on vulnerability and self-preservation. “‘XO’ is about being half-heartedly in a relationship, and how that usually does more damage than good,” explains Capeci, whose soulful vocals instill the song with a dreamy melancholy. “It’s about the kind of situation where you’re holding back to protect yourself, but it just ends up screwing things up worse and hurting both people involved.” Produced by Keith Varon, Nightly’s honest EP explores troubled romance of all kinds. With its soaring vocals, propulsive synth, and sprawling guitar work, “No Vacancy” looks at the isolation that comes with lack of emotional availability. On “Talk to Me”—a track written in collaboration with producer Bill Lefler (Ingrid Michaelson, Dashboard Confessional, Gym Class Heroes)—heavy grooves and cascading guitar lines converge to offer up one the EP’s more lighthearted moments. “That one’s about getting attention from someone you really shouldn’t be getting attention from, based on their relationship status,” Capeci points out. And on “Honest,” Nightly fuse fierce guitar tones, hard-hitting rhythms, and warped vocal effects to capture the romantic frustration at the heart of the lyrics. “‘Honest’ is about a relationship where you and that person were on fire together, and then they move on to someone else and completely change their personality,” says Capeci. “It’s saying, ‘What we had wasn’t perfect, but at least we were honest with each other.’” Throughout the EP, Nightly’s deftly crafted melodies amp up the raw emotion infused into each track. Such ingenuity in merging pure feeling with sophisticated songcraft comes from a near lifetime of devotion to music, partly shaped by Beretta’s musical household. “My dad played guitar and my mom’s a great singer, and my mom’s dad played the organ like crazy,” says Beretta, who grew up on the James Taylor and Cream records his father often spun at home. After getting their hands on those matching Strats, the cousins took their first step toward a shared lifelong dream of playing in a rock band. “I got a blue guitar and Jon got a black one and we were just like, ‘We’re gonna be in a band together forever!’” says Beretta, who—a year older than Capeci—was 13 at the time. The following year, Beretta started playing in bands, landing gigs in bowling alleys or “really anywhere that would let us play.” Meanwhile, Capeci began experimenting with songwriting at age 15, and joined his first band with Beretta at 17. Although both headed off to college, the foray into higher education was short-lived. “I dropped out after about a year and Jon left a year later, because clearly we were meant to do the band thing,” Beretta says. Capeci and Beretta soon moved to Nashville, where they formed Nightly in 2015. With a vision of bringing an urban feel to the quintessential rock-band dynamic, they quickly carved out a sound all their own. “With one of the first songs we ever wrote for the band, I just had this feeling like, ‘I’ve never heard anything like this before,’” says Beretta. Continuing in a rhythm-driven but guitar-centric vein, they eventually created “XO,” which fast made its way into rotation on Nashville’s ALT 98.3 in addition to gaining massive attention online. As Nightly amassed a following, the two began developing a live show featuring a stunning light display created by Beretta. Rounded out by Stevie Cunsolo on synth/keys and Nicholas Sainato on drums the live show taps into Beretta’s intricately designed display to help transport each audience into Nightly’s own fully realized world—a mission that extends to every element of the band, including their artwork. Now at work on their full-length debut, Capeci and Beretta note that Nightly endlessly delivers that same electric feeling of first picking up the guitar back in middle school. “I’m always surprised by what comes out of writing sessions, I’m always so happy about what we come up with,” says Beretta. “I feel like a kid every single time—there’s always something to be excited about.” That ever-renewing passion feeds directly into the emotional core of the band, adds Capeci. “I’d love for our music to be something that people listen to when they’re out driving alone at night, something that becomes part of the soundtrack of their lives,” he says. “There’s nothing like connecting with a song and feeling like the person who wrote it understands exactly what you’re going through, and I can’t imagine anything more satisfying than giving that feeling to other people.”

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TIG RECORDS RELEASES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED VIDEO “BLESSINGS FROM SKEEZUS” BY SOUTH CAROLINA NATIVE DOOLEY DA DON

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Atlanta, GA (April 1st, 2020) ——Think It’s A Game Records (TIG Records) the label responsible for launching successful artists, Trinidad Jame$, Rich Homie Quan and YFN Lucci and has recently signed the talented artist Dooley Da Don. Directed by Slick Lo, “Blessings From Skeezus” video starts off with an emotional heart jerking police encounter with two black males resulting in the death of one of them. Fans can watch Dooley rocking out with his guitar as he raps heartfelt lyrics about everyday hustle and not looking back once he makes it out. The video pays homage to Dooley Da Don’s brother L. L. Skip who was murdered prior to Dooley’s career taking off.

With no doubt “Blessings From Skeezus” will be the hottest record of the summer and will be featured on Dooley Da Don’s upcoming project. Dooley is currently promoting his project by engaging in digital interviews amid COVID-19.

 WATCH “BLESSINGS FROM SKEEZUS” VIDEO HERESTREAM AND DOWNLOAD DOOLEY DA DON HERE

ABOUT DOOLEY DA DONGloverville, South Carolina native Dooley Da Don is more than just the newest rapper signed to Think Itʼs A Game Records. He’s a larger-than-life performer. With his undeniable magnetism and energetic personality on and off the stage, it would be impossible for Dooley Da Don to be anything other than the rockstar that he is. His signature guitar-strum dance moves paired with his actual budding guitar talent are authentic elements of everything that Dooley Da Don embodies – a genre he calls rap star.Dooley Da Don takes inspiration from hip hop powerhouses like Drake and Future but also soul masters such as Michael Jackson and Prince. With unparalleled work ethic, Dooley Da Don is known for writing and recording tracks in record time not just in the studio but on the way to the studio and anywhere else he can. His southern style, creative lyrics, and animated performances show us that the rocket known as Dooley Da Don is ready for takeoff.Dooley Da Don has all the makings of a future legend. While only 20 years old, the imaginative artist has been writing since he was 6 years old. After spending the last five years writing and performing, Dooley is ready to release his official debut single, “Blessings From Skeezus”. The hype beat and motivational message on his first release is sure to give Dooley what he wants – “Diamond. I want to be number one. The greatest ever.”  ABOUT TIG RECORDS
Think It’s A Game Records has become a powerhouse in the music industry because of the motivation and drive of Founder and C.E.O. Girvan “Fly” Henry. The New York-born and Atlanta-raised entrepreneur, mogul and philanthropist is the visionary behind Think It’s A Game Records. Thanks to Fly and his team, Think It’s A Game Records has quietly grown from a local label and management company into a multi-platinum hit-making powerhouse with major distribution, numerous awards, and a place at the forefront of the culture.
2012 marked a mainstream breakthrough for the company. Trinidad James’s “All Gold Everything” blew up as one of the biggest songs of 2012. Not only did it earn a gold plaque from the RIAA, but an interpolation of the track featured in Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ mega-hit, “Uptown Funk,” which scored GRAMMY® Awards in the categories of “Record the Year” and “Best Pop/Duo Performance.” Meanwhile, Rich Homie Quan’s star skyrocketed. “Walk Thru” reached gold status, while “Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)” went double-platinum and soared to #1 on the radio. At the same time, TIG7 Publishing garnered a trio of BMI Awards in the category of “Most Performed R&B/Hip-Hop Song” for “Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)”, YG’s “My Hitta” [feat. Rich Homie Quan & Jeezy], and Rich Gang’s “Lifestyle.” In addition to BMI Awards, TIG7 Publishing has received several awards and accomplishments for signed producer June James: Billboard Top 40 Single with Travis Scott’s “Yosemite” which also went double platinum and Hot Single 100 with Yo Gotti’s “Put A Date On It”, certified platinum.
That success continued in 2017. Following years of development, “Fly” steered YFN Lucci to stratospheric success. “Key To The Streets” [feat. Trouble & Migos], also produced by TIG’s signed producer June James, marked the second consecutive #1 at radio, and it became platinum. “Everyday We Lit”, produced by TIG’s signed producer June James, followed the third consecutive #1 at radio, with a gold certification. Along the way, he orchestrated a high-profile distribution deal for Think It’s A Game Records with Warner Bros. Records. Under this partnership, Lucci’s full-length debut, Ray Ray from Summer Hill, captured spots in the Top 10 of the Billboard U.S. R&B/Hip-Hop and US Rap charts in addition to the Top 15 of the Top 200. “Fly” has been personally featured by everyone from XXL, Black Enterprise, and BET to HipHopDX and more.

WATCH “BLESSINGS FROM SKEEZUS” VIDEO HERESTREAM AND DOWNLOAD DOOLEY DA DON HERE


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