Russian Born, US-Based Singer Irina is Set to Make her World Debut at Ello Music Festival in Moscow by straightlinepr


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									Russian Born, US-Based Singer Irina is Set to Make her World Debut
                 at Ello Music Festival in Moscow
Irina will perform a 4-song set including debut single “Something About You” COMPLETE with
                          Free Online Webcast Live from Gorky Park

Los Angeles, CA, August 30, 2012 - Moscow native, US-based singer, songwriter and dancer Irina
is preparing to make her debut international performance at the ELLO Music Festival in Moscow’s
mecca for culture and leisure – Gorky Park. The festival will include a line up of Russia’s top stars,
with Irina travelling all the way from the US to participate in the event. The performance will
officially mark the launch of Irina’s international career where she will be performing a 4-song set
to showcase her debut single ‘Something About You’. The festival takes place from 4pm - 9pm on
September 8th and Irina’s spectacular performance will feature six LA-based dancers, New York-
based rapper BK Brasco and Chinese violinist Analiza Ching. At the helm, managing Irina’s
career is former President of Universal Music Russia, David Junk.

Born and raised in Moscow, Irina began working in the music industry as a songwriter for other
Russian artists. Working with these other artists provided Irina the confidence she needed to
reach out and launch her own career as an artist. Taking off for Los Angeles via Miami, Irina has
made the USA her second home and the new base for her career. Working in the USA has given
Irina the opportunity to work with talented producers such as Denis Ingoldsby, Mark Feist and
WAX Ltd. Irina is currently in Los Angeles rehearsing with her team for the upcoming performance
in her hometown, Moscow, for which 2012 will see the celebration of it’s 865th birthday. Gorky
Park is one of Moscow’s most famous landmarks. First laid out in 1928 it was the first park of it’s
kind and became the prototype for hundreds of others throughout the Soviet Union.

Joining Irina on stage in Moscow for her performance are six LA-based dancers who have
danced with the likes of Britney Spears, Janet Jackson, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Pitbull, The Pussycat
Dolls, Ciara and Christina Aguilera.

Brasco will be performing with Irina on the song “Feels So Good” as a featured artist. Hailed as
New York’s most promising rappers, Brasco first burst to the forefront of the rap scene in the
group, “Brooklyn”. They were discovered by Shakir Stuart, which landed the group a deal with
Arista Records. Although they eventually disbanded, Brasco was given a platform to work with
producers and songwriters such as Scott Stortch, Polow Da Don, Adonnis, Sean Garrett and
others. The New York-based Brasco teamed up with an array of production and studio superstars,
thus piquing the interest of Jay-Z and Interscope Records chairman, Jimmy Iovine. Without even a
mixtape or album release, Iovine signed Brasco to Interscope Records. Later, Timbaland and
Brasco were introduced and the bidding war for Brasco ensued, which resulted in Brasco signing to
Timbaland’s label, Mosley Music Group.

Analiza Ching, an exciting new talent, comes from Southern China and will join Irina on stage for
the empowering anthem “Catch My Tears”. Analiza was classically trained from the age of four and
studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London. She has a unique style of combining music and
dance. She has appeared with high profile personalities and at major events for both the UK
Government and Foreign Ambassadors. Analiza has thrilled audiences at many of the world's
major concerts, such as her solo performance at the Beatles’s 50th Anniversary Tribute Concert
with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall; Gala Award ceremony at Monaco
Film Festival in Monte Carlo and classical recitals at Windsor Castle for Prince Edward, the Princess
Royal and other members of the Royal Family.

The Pussycat Dolls choreographer and co-creative director Michael “Mikey” Minden provided the
routine for “Something About You”. Mikey has also previously created movement for Paris Hilton,
Hilary Duff, Pink, Usher and many more. Mikey has also been the artistic director and
choreographer for award shows all over the world including: The Emmy Awards, MTV VMA's, MTV
Movie Awards, and the Billboard Awards. Irina’s upcoming show will feature additional
choreography from Shawnette Heard. Shaped by her experiences working with the likes of Janet
Jackson, Beyonce, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner and others, Shawnette’s innovation as a
director stems from her innate understanding of how to communicate story through arresting
imagery, rhythm, and dynamic movement. Shawnette has choreographed performances for
awards shows such as the 2000 Blockbuster Awards, 2001 American Music Awards and 2007
World Music Awards.

Denis Ingoldsby is a British producer who has worked with Irina at the legendary Sunset Sound
studios in Hollywood on the songs “Feels So Good Ft. Brasco” and “Catch My Tears”. Denis is
responsible for launching the careers of many artists across different genres of music, ranging
from R&B with girl group Eternal who sold over 10 million records worldwide, to dubstep with his
latest endeavor, Flux Pavilion.

Australian-born producer Mark Feist made his name working with artists such as Destiny’s Child
(and later Beyoncé’s solo career), Celine Dion, Joss Stone, Wyclef Jean, John Legend, The Spice
Girls and many more. Throughout his career, Mark has contributed to songs with sales in excess of
60 million records worldwide. Not only does Mark produce, write and arrange but he also plays
many of the instruments that feature in his tracks.
Wax Ltd is the songwriting and production team of Wally Gagel and Xandy Barry who have worked
with Rihanna, Britney Spears and Jessica Simpson as well as Muse and The Rolling Stones. Wally
and Xandy are based in Los Angeles.

David Junk, the former president of Universal Music Russia responsible for signing the multi-
platinum Russian duo t.A.T.u. (All The Things She Said and Not Gonna Get Us), is now managing
Irina’s career. After seeing huge success in Russia and Eastern Europe with t.A.T.u., David brought
the band to the world market via Interscope Records where they went on to sell over 5 million
records worldwide.

The ELLO Music Festival can be streamed online, live on the day of the event from

Visit Irina Online:

For more information on Irina please contact: Chip Schutzman/Miles High Productions
323-806-0400 ,

Chip Schutzman
Miles High Productions
P.O. Box 93157
Hollywood, CA 90093


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