Monday
Aug062012

SIR IVAN WELCOMES YOU TO LA LA LAND

WELCOME TO ‘LA LA LAND’
US Billboard Chart Electro-pop recording artist SIR IVAN returns with a fabulous new single – ‘La La Land’


 
“I just want to go to La La Land”

Banker turned recording artist, singer, songwriter, reality TV celebrity, philanthropist and activist, Sir Ivan is thrilled to announce the release of his latest single ‘La La Land’ on Peaceman Music into Europe, Latin America and Asia.

The Billboard chart-topping celebrity, previously penned and recorded global hits including ‘Hare Krishna’ and ‘Live for Today’.

For ‘La La Land’ he collaborated with producers Russell Ali, Jason Evigan and lyricist Josh Skinner. He also worked with acclaimed music video directors Dylan Trussel and David Dinetz – to record and create a vibrant, colourful, artistic world where all problems are solved and all differences celebrated.

The new single features mixes by Grammy nominated Midi Mafia (50 cent, Justin Bieber and John Legend), Grammy nominated Rosabel (Jennifer Lopez, Gloria Estefan) and the hot new remixer duo Papercha$er.

The single debuted (10 August) at number 19 on the MUSIC WEEK UPFRONT CLUB CHARTS.



All colours of the rainbow

The La La Land video starts in black and white and as the song hots-up, it opens into full colour in a flurry of rainbow coloured flags – to show Sir Ivan’s support for the LGBT community.

“As the son of a Holocaust survivor, I’ve always been an activist for peace. I was brought up with a heightened awareness of the harm that being perceived as different can cause. Through my music and influence, I want to demonstrate my passion for the need to breed tolerance and understanding.”

“Right now, I’m particularly focussed on the needs of the LGBT community – who seem to have a bum deal at the moment with the debate on equal marriage, homophobic bullying among youth and political systems across the world that are looking to create second-class citizens of this colourful and diverse community. I for one will not stand for it and I hope people will follow me, in my music to unite against this injustice.”

“La La Land is all about this, a colourful world where difference is celebrated, regardless of your sexual orientation.” – Sir Ivan

Sir Ivan recently established a charity The Peaceman Foundation, set up specifically to battle hatred and violence.

He is also a major supporter and donor to the Trevor Project, the leading US organisation providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBT youth.

www.sirivan.com

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UWERN JONG      | +44 203 286 3170 | uwern@boutiquemarketing.co.uk

NOTES TO THE EDITOR


> At the age of 45, Sir Ivan aka Ivan Wilzig, the eldest son of Siggi B. Wilzig, legendary Auschwitz survivor, financier and philanthropist; turned his back on his family’s multi-billion dollar banking business to reinvent himself and pursue a career in music


> Sir Ivan’s first single was an LGBT hit back in 2001, ‘Imagine’ a remake of John Lennon’s iconic peace ballad was released on Tommy Records, just a week before the tragedy on September 11th

> To promote peace through his music, Sir Ivan always performs in a cape adorned with a large Swarovski Crystal peace sign on the back, earning him the title of PEACEMAN, a 21st century rockstar superhero

> TV credentials include Stan Lee’s “Who wants to be a Superhero?”, VH1’s “The Fabulous Life of the Hamptons” and “Grand Castles of America” – featuring his unique medieval castle in the Hamptons

Friday
Aug032012

BISEXUAL BRITISH ACTRESS SAFFRON BURROWS IS PREGNANT

Bisexual British actress and Law and Order star Saffron Burrows, 39, has recently exposed her heavily pregnant figure on a night out at Madeo restaurant in West Hollywood.

Burrows looked amazing with her natural pregnancy glow on full display. The attractive brunette has stayed out of the headlines since her departure from Law and Order: Criminal Intent in 2010, playing the role of Detective Serena Stevens.

In 2006, Burrows began a lesbian relationship with fellow British actress and True Blood star Fiona Shaw, 54. The Independent on Sunday has listed Burrows as the 90th most influential gay person in the UK.

Sarah Garrett, co-founder of the Alternative Parenting Show says: "There is a growing trend for gay, lesbian and bisexual parents to be more visible, and this is encouraging more gay and lesbian couples to look into parenthood as a viable option."

The parenting show gives same-sex wannabe families the opportunity to learn about all the options available and how to navigate through the legal minefield of starting a family.

Garrett adds: "Nowadays, there are all different types of families, from step parents and single parents to gay men co-parenting with lesbian couples. The 21st Century family has changed dramatically."

 
NOTES TO EDITORS:
• On Saturday 15th September 2012, the Grand Connaught Rooms in London’s Covent Garden will host a brand new show providing a one-stop shop for anyone thinking about starting a family of their own.

• The event runs from 10am to 5pm and currently has over 50 different exhibitors, with more being added every day.

• The headline sponsors for the show are the London Women’s Clinic, who has been helping couples conceive since 1985. They specialise in alternative parenting, providing services to single women, as well as same sex couples.The legal partners are Dawson Cornwell and Surrogacy Partners are British Surrogacy Centre.

• For more information on the Alternative Parenting Show visit www.alternativeparenting.co.uk


For press enquiries: further information, comment, images or case studies, please contact Sarah Garrett: sarah@squarepegmedia.com or Victoria Smith: victoria@squarepegmedia.com.
T: 020 7258 1777.

Wednesday
Jul252012

BOUTIQUE WORKS WITH HALIFAX ON FIRST LGBT CAMPAIGN



Boutique Marketing is pleased to be working with national bank HALIFAX on its first LGBT campaign. The financial insitution is part of the Lloyds Banking Group, with a great track record in LGBT inclusivity. The campaign, part of a wider inclusive stragegy with creative by ad agency Adam and Eve will launch in national media in Autumn 2012.

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Wednesday
Jul252012

BOUTIQUE REPRESENTS PEACEMAN MUSIC IN 5 COUNTRIES

Boutique Marketing is pleased to repesent Peaceman Music and their headline star, Sir Ivan in 5 territories across the world - UK, Germany, France, Japan and Brazil. The press and media engagement project kicks off in August and will aim to put Sir Ivan on the LGBT map. Sir Ivan is a big supporter of LGBT rights and a significant donor to the Trevor Project.

His latest single La La Land was released earlier this month and is already climbing the Billboard charts in the US.

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Media in these regions will receive their briefing over the next few weeks, but for advance information, please contact Uwern Jong - uwern@boutiquemarketing.co.uk

 

 

Wednesday
Jul252012

THE BIG GAY LIFESTYLE SHOW RETURNS

The UK’s biggest indoor lifestyle event – THE BIG GAY LIFESTYLE SHOW returns to the Grand Connaught Rooms on SATURDAY 20th OCTOBER 2012 with an exciting, brand new format.

The team at the leading LGBT event specialists Square Peg Media have ensured there's something for everyone at this year's unique event – the Covent Garden venue will be bursting with activities and information throughout the day. The event will now be from 10am-6pm and is COMPLETELY FREE to anyone that registers on the the website www.biggaylifestyleshow.com.

This year, organisers are expecting over 8,000 LGBT visitors and their friends from all over the country to attend.

In addition to fantastic EXHIBITORS and ENTERTAINMENT from the LGBT world, this year will feature:

>COMMUNITY ZONE
Focusing on charities, helplines, support groups and other organisations that help and provide networking and support for LGBT people

>EXPERT CLINICS
Around legal, family, sexual health and other areas where expert advice can be sought

>THE LONDON GAY GAMES 2018 SPORTS ZONE
Featuring LGBT sporting groups and clubs and information on London's bid for the Gay Games 2018

>ARTS PROGRAMME
Including photography exhibitions, live art installations, pop-up cinema and much more

>ALL THE FUN OF THE FAIR
To ensure there is something for everyone at the family-friendly event, there will be games and activities galore

There will also be a fully stocked bar and food on sale to visitors to complete your fun day out.

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IF YOU ARE A BRAND LOOKING TO REACH LGBT AUDIENCES, A COMMUNITY GROUP LOOKING TO ATTEND OR YOU WOULD LIKE TO SPONSOR OR EXHIBIT AT THE EVENT, please contact Sarah Garrett – sarah@g3magazine.co.uk
 
IF YOU ARE A PERFORMER OR ARTIST THAT WOULD LIKE TO SHOWCASE YOUR WORK AT THE SHOW, OR YOU HAVE A QUIRKY IDEA THAT WOULD BE A GREAT ADDITION TO BGLS THIS YEAR, please contact Uwern Jong – uwern@boutiquemarketing.co.uk