10 Years to 7th Heaven
Rick Eva secures 'Ooh the Sky' off his new CD '10 Years to 7th Heaven' in Top 1,500 songs category in the 10th Annual International Billboard Song Contest. The award places Rick among a minority of songwriters who won the contest. 'Ooh the Sky' is reported as being exceptionally strong and commercially appealing. 'The arrangements and production are appropriately simple and understated, allowing Eva's vocals -- which echo a long line of plaintive, mellow vocalists such as Gerry Rafferty and Bread's David Gates -- to take centerstage.' --MUSIC CONNECTION, LOS ANGELES, CA The song, written and performed by Eva, engineered and played and produced by guitarist/producer Peter Calo was recorded at Tator Studio in New York. The CD was mastered by Jim Romanow at Balancing Hat Studio. Born in Newport, Rhode Island, Rick grew up with the music that enchanted the famous Newport jazz and blues festivals, Janis Joplin's emotion was a major influence. With blues and jazz roots, Rick's music crosses new age, pop, and adult contemporary categories. Rick's has recorded at studio 101 in Pawtucket RI, Longview Farms Studio in North Brookfield MA, Little Dog Studio in Malden MA, and most recently Tator Studio in North Salem, CT. 'Eva's voice is evocative of many male singers that I find amazing, namely Bowie, Nick Cave, and Peter Murphy...' - Amanda Nichols - The Noise, Rock Around Boston 'mellow grooves and heartfelt vocals...Rick Eva is definitely the songwriter to look out for...' - Michael Allison - THEGLOBALMUSE.COM.