April 6, 2011 in Music (E)
[prMac.com] Nazareth, Pennsylvania - BKS Technologies today is pleased to announce The Gracious Few 1.15 for iOS, an update to their free music app that allows fans to follow the activities, appearances, and new releases of this star-studded, hard rock group, and enables them to post comments to the band's Twitter page or blog. The five-man group includes former members of Live and Candlebox, two legendary bands that together sold over 30,000,000 albums, appeared on the covers of Rolling Stone and Spin, and made headlining performances on Saturday Night Live, Woodstock 94' & 99', Pinkpop, Howard Stern, and The Tonight Show. The app features push notifications for special messages and occasional surprises, and its own social network consisting of fans of The Gracious Few.
Formed in September 2009, The Gracious Few (TGF) is an American rock band featuring guitarist Chad Taylor, bassist Patrick Dahlheimer and drummer Chad Gracey from the band Live, along with lead vocalist Kevin Martin and guitarist Sean Hennesy from the band Candlebox. Their producer, Jerry Harrison, is a member of the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame, owing to his substantial contributions as guitarist and keyboardist for Talking Heads. He has produced works for Live, No Doubt, Foo Fighters, Crash Test Dummies, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd.
"The Gracious Few" was the title of the band's debut album released in October 2010. In its first week it appeared at the number seven spot on Billboard's "Heatseekers Albums" chart, and number 15 on "Hard Rock Albums." The Gracious Few is the group's official app, and is designed as a mobile gateway to all the news, videos, photos, songs, blogs, tweets, and Facebook postings from the band. Users may also post photos, comments, and tweets via the app's integrated Facebook community, Safari, and Twitter connectivity.
* Access all the latest news, videos, songs, photos, and commentary about The Gracious Few
* Puts all the members of the band's Facebook community in direct contact with each other
* All-in-one app gives fans a "behind-the-scenes" look, and allows them to post comments
* The official mobile app of The Gracious Few
* Message other fans, as well as members of the band
"The Gracious Few for iOS is an opportunity to keep up with this outstanding band anytime, anywhere on your iPhone or other iOS device," stated BKS Technologies President, Bill Hynes. "Live and Candlebox together sold more than 30,000 albums, with tons of Top 10 singles, such as "Lightening Crashes, Selling the Drama, I Alone & All over you were some of the massive hits for LIVE, with Far Behind, Blossom, Cover me and Rain garnering massive success for Candlebox as well. LIVES "Throwing Copper" album was more than 8 times platinum. The Gracious Few without a doubt is becoming the next rock super-group, download the app & follow their journey!"
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* iOS 4.0 or later
* 7.2 MB
Pricing and Availability:
The Gracious Few 1.15 is free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Music category. Review copies are available upon request.
Located in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, BKS Technologies, LLC was founded by Bill Hynes in March 2006. Copyright (C) 2011 BKS Technologies. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.