BongoBeat Ari Shine: A Force Of One

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Ralph Alfonso
Bongo Beat Records
2049 Melrose Ave.
Montreal, Quebec
H4A 2R6

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Ari Shine: A Force Of One Available in stores:
Canada: Aug., 2007
USA: July 10, 2007
SPAIN/EUROPE: Sept. 2007
UK: Sept. 2007
OTHER: tba

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UPC: 7-67000-1988-2-2
Catalog number: BB 1988-2


Canada: Outside Music
USA: Burnside Distribution
UK: Pinnacle/Nettwerk.
AUSTRALIA: Reverberation
OTHER: tba

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Note: This CD can also be ordered for export via Isotope Music, Canada.

Artist Websites:
1 Cooler Than Me
2 Most Popular Girl In The World
3 She Wants It (More Than Me)
4 Beat U
5 Flirtation Device
6 Party People
7 Beirut: 1978
8 A Force Of One
9 It's A Shame
10 Deep Pockets/Led Wallets
11 Keep You In Cabs
12 Neurotic Girls

Produced by Earle Mankey
  • GRAND PRIZE WINNER - John Lennon Songwriting Contest
  • Produced by Earle Mankey (Sparks, Beach Boys, Concrete Blonde, etc)
  • AIRPLAY ON: KROQ, Little Steven's Underground Garage (picked by Andrew Loog Oldham), Indie 103.1, Area 108, BBC UK, etc
  • TV SHOW SONG PLACEMENTS: Veronica Mars (WB), 30 Days (FX), Vive La Bam (MTV), Dance Life (MTV), LA Ink (The Learning Channel), Vegas Showgirls (E!)
  • Ari Shine has performed live in Second Life and will be a regular performer in the Bongo Beat area (Aroha Island).
  • CONSTANT TOURING! 2006-07 dates have included: Ian Hunter (Mott the Hoople), Gilby Clarke, Silversun Pickups, Willowz, Weezer, Orson, X, Diodes, TSOL, Tommy Keene
  • "Ari Shine... can be traced back to the Raspberries and Mott the Hoople." - The Village Voice
  • "... original Sparks member Earle Mankey is the appropriate producer to bring out the phlegm in Shine's anxious delivery and the gnarl in his post punk guitars." - Jack Rabid, Big Takeover


Ari Shine is a one man guitar pop crusade. Big Take Over calls him "A Paul Stanley/Rick Springfield for the millennium." This is loud hip shakin guitar rock and roll from Los Angeles produced by Earle Mankey (Sparks, Concrete Blonde, Beach Boys, Three O'Clock, etc).

Ari Shine co-wrote the Grand Prize Winner (Song Of The Year) at this year's prestigious John Lennon Songwriting Contest, and has written and performed with Jennifer Finch (L7), Kari Krome (Runaways), Martyn Lenoble (Porno for Pyros), Todd Youth (Danzig), Victor Indrizzo (Beck), and co-wrote 6 songs on Australian buzz artist Kara Grangier's record (including her duet with Amos Lee), featured in Starbucks stores across Australia.

This past May (2007), Ari created a sensation at the famous Cavern Club Liverpool, getting special praise from the BBC and gushing UK reviews for the new CD.

"....the chewy, riffsmart arrogance and sunshine combination prove to be instantly likeable whacks to the gut for fans of early Costello and the Knack/ Raspberries school of gritty, radio-friendly guitar pop." - Whisperin' and Hollerin' UK


"sunny songs spiked with punk (the Elvis Costello wing of it) and power pop."
— Time Out NYC

"high energy power pop with a dose of big city noir."
— Big Take Over

"a big hooky event with pulsing guitars, armies of vocal harmonies and pumping rhythms."
— Not Lame

"...a warm and friendly radio mix, but the guitars still crunch and howl."
— Rhapsody

"Shine is an artist who seems to have an impressive ability to create addictive pop hooks"
— Subba Cultcha, UK

"a thoroughly modern rock sound with driving melodies. This is a very promising debut."

"...his generation's Dave Grohl..."
— Smother

"pop music at it's most savvy."
— EQ Magazine

"an impressive debut"
— Absolute Powerpop

"Shine is a classic stripped down new wave tense type, who sounds a good deal like 1977-1979 Elvis Costello when he was spitting hard into microphones and front rows"
— Big Take Over

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