Michael to help fight hunger in America

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Legendary country music group Restless Heart will take the stage with friends Charlie McCoy and Michael Lington on September 22, 2015 at the historic Franklin Theatre for a very special cause. The evening of music with Restless Heart & Friends will shine a spotlight on the issue of hunger in Middle Tennessee while raising funds for One Generation Away – a non-profit organization dedicated to the idea that we are just one generation away from eliminating racism, denominationalism and poverty in America. All we have to do is act.

“One in four children and one in six of the general population, often the elderly, are going hungry, and it’s in our power to do something,” stated founder Chris Whitney. “There’s no doubt we can all make a huge difference to families in need. For every dollar donated, we can purchase $16 of retail food. In addition, the artists are generously donating their time and talent, and Jay Ellis of HALO Heating and Cooling graciously donated the evening at The Franklin Theatre. These blessings show we’re on the right track.”

Restless Heart’s Dave Innis and his wife Adrienne offered their full support after hearing about the organization through their church. “Restless Heart is humbled to be a part of promoting such an amazing organization as One Generation Away.” said Innis. “Lending our time and talents seems like a small thing in comparison to the hard working volunteers who are providing groceries to families in need. We are on board to help OneGen get the word out about who they are and what they are doing, so that they can expand their mission throughout the state and beyond: Wiping hunger off the face of America.”

The event will also include a VIP Meet & Greet from 6:30 – 7:30 pm for event sponsors featuring the exciting new group No Signal, plus a Silent Auction featuring one-of-a-kind memorabilia and experiences. All proceeds go to support One Generation Away and Tennessee families. Tickets on sale to the public Saturday, July 25th at the historic Franklin Theatre. Doors open at 7:30 pm, showtime at 8 pm.

About One Generation Away
One Generation Away is a non-religious 501(c)3 non-profit organization located at 1715 Columbia Avenue, Suite 300 Franklin, TN 37064. (615) 538-7413. One Generation Away’s regular Food Distribution events typically distribute around 20,000 pounds of food to approximately 280-300 families in need.

About Restless Heart
Larry Stewart, John Dittrich, Greg Jennings, Paul Gregg and Dave Innis, the men who make up Restless Heart, have enjoyed one of the most successful group careers in country music history. The band has placed over 25 singles on the charts, with six consecutive #1 hits, four of their albums have been certified Gold by the RIAA and they have won a wide range of awards from many organizations, including the Academy of Country Music’s (ACM) “Top Vocal Group” trophy. Tickets

ML back at Yoshi’s Oakland

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Michael and band is returning to Yoshi’s Oakland for one night only on August 2nd, 2015. Last time was a complete sell out so get your tickets before they are gone. For tickets click here: Yoshi’s

Raise The Roof Benefit – House Of Blues, Dallas

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Join Michael and Band on May 21st at this benefit to help the victims of Domestic Violence. New Beginning Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides counseling and outreach services to victims of domestic violence. They are the only designated domestic violence agency in the northeast sector of Dallas County, offering a full complement of programs, including a shelter, intervention services, educational programs, Battering and Intervention Prevention Program, transitional housing, a 24-hour hotline and community outreach programs. New Beginning Center

Michael feat. Taylor Dayne in Newport Beach.

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Michael with special guest Taylor Dayne will perform at the Newport Beach Jazz Festival Kick-off party friday may 29th at the Hyatt Regency. Taylor has enjoyed Top 10 hits like: Tell It To My Heart, Love Will Lead You Back, Prove Your Love and many more in three consequent decades, selling a combined 75 million singles and albums along the way. For tickets go to: Newport Beach Jazz Festival Tickets

Michael on front page of Jakarta Post

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Michael was featured on the front page of the Jakarta Post the day after his first concert at Java Jazz Festival in Jakarta, Indonesia. Sax appeal: Saxophonist Michael Lington performs with Grammy-nominated singer-song writer Kenny Lattimore on the first day of the Java Jazz Festival 2015 at JIExpo Kemayoran, Jakarta, on Friday. JP/Awo – See more at: Jakarta Post

Los Angeles review

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Saxophonist Michael Lington Brings Soul to Spaghettini.

Nestled in the heart of Beverly Hills, Calif., Spaghettini and The Dave Koz Lounge offers world-class entertainment and inventive California cuisine with an Italian flare.

The venue’s calendar is filled with a wide array of talent but one musician is the one to watch at Spaghettini. Saxophonist Michael Lington brings his monthly show to life and wows the crowd with a blend of modern music and a retro-vibe.

A music industry veteran, Lington crafted an exuberant show filled with surprises and special guest vocalists.

“The first half of the show is my show then I start bringing up different guest artists,” Lington says. “They are friends of mine in the industry and I invite them down to do a couple songs. That way it has a new fresh spin to it.”

The vocal guests have included everyone from Elliot Yamin to Randy Crawford to pop diva, Taylor Dayne.

The acclaimed saxophonist is also promoting his latest work in the studio.

“I have a new album out called Soul Appeal. It is a soul-influenced album,” he says.

The show is a true thematic reflection of the album.

Lington adds, “My show is a soul based show. We have a full horn section and guest singers so it will be high energy, a lot of fun and just surprises.”

For his February show, the guest vocalist was Taylor Dayne. She was a wonderful surprise and left the crowd wanting more. Lington would not reveal who his upcoming guest vocalists would be.

“We are trying to out-do ourselves each time we do it. We have to keep it a little bit of a surprise,” he says.

Lington’s intimate yet lively show is quickly becoming a Los Angeles must see. The next opportunity to experience Lington and his gifted talented friends is on March 12th. The show is not to be missed, as you never know who will drop by.

Join Michael for breakfast on friday

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Make plans to join Michael and friends at Spaghettini in Seal Beach Friday, February 20th when Pat Prescott broadcasts live from 6-9am for the annual 94.7 The WAVE Listener Appreciation Breakfast Broadcast. Doors open at 5:30am. Spaghettini is located at 3005 Old Ranch Parkway in Seal Beach. No RSVP is needed, so just stop by on your way to work for some free breakfast, live music by Michael, Euge Groove, Peter White, DW3 and more special guests! We’ll see you there!

Michael visits 94.7 The Wave

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Michael recently visited CBS Radio’s 94.7 The Wave in Los Angeles to talk to Pat Prescott about growing up in Denmark, musical family, career, residency at Spaghettini Beverly Hills and much more. Click here to hear the full interview: The Wave full interview