"Connected Souls" Packs the House at CD Release Party

From: Connected Souls
Published: Sat Oct 09 2010

More than 175 people attended the CD release party of Connected Souls, one of the Treasure Coast’s newest music duos featuring Mike Jordan and Doreen Poreba. The audience gathered to hear and buy the debut CD of the two singer-songwriters from Stuart.

During the September 12th event held at Unity of Stuart, Poreba and Jordan began by thanking their producer, Albert Miller, an award-winning singer-songwriter and keyboardist who has performed alongside such artists as The Angels, Richie Havens, The Cowsills, The Rascals, The Lemon Pipers and Rod Stewart.

"This CD absolutely, positively would not have happened without Albert’s professionalism and guidance," said Poreba, who is also known in the community as head of The PR Czar® Inc., http://www.prczar.com.

"When I first heard Doreen and Mike sing together, I thought, ‘what a nice combination those two have.’ Maybe I should produce them because they could make a nice CD," said Miller, http://www.albertmiller.net, who is a member of the popular Critters Band with Don Ciccone and the Unity of Stuart music director. "I’m proud of the work we did together."

Additional acknowledgments followed for Don Rowell, an award-winning guitarist from Stuart who played lead and slide guitars on the CD; Glenn Robinson for his Connected Souls logo design; Mitch Kloorfain for his photography featured on the CD packaging; and Rev. William Gill of Unity of Stuart and Rev. Janice Cary of Unity of Ft. Pierce for giving them steady performance opportunities.

"We appreciate all of the support we’ve gotten not only from those directly involved with the making of the CD, but also our growing fan base," said Jordan.

The pair then told the audience about their musical backgrounds, how they formed their duo, and the inspiration behind each original song they wrote. For the first time, they played the songs featured on their full-length debut CD. To cap off the evening, the Unity of Stuart Joyful Noise Band & Choir joined them on stage for a live performance of "Treat Each Other Like God Would," "The Miracle is You," and "Time to Play," the title track. The audience responded with a standing ovation.

The Connected Souls CD, described as positive thought, pop or easy listening music, features 10 original tracks, four written by Jordan and four by Poreba. A ninth song was co-written by Poreba, Miller and the late Walter Wurster. The CD includes a tenth original written by Miller and Geri Duryea, both Stuart residents. Jordan and Poreba handle all of the lead and background vocals and play guitar. They’re backed up by Miller, who provided a mix of keyboards and other instruments along with Rowell on guitar.

The CD is now available for sale online at CDBaby.com, iTunes, amazon.com, and digstation.com and locally through local nonprofit organizations, including Unity of Stuart and Unity of Fort Pierce. A portion of the proceeds will benefit each of the participating nonprofit groups. Any retail store or nonprofit organization wishing to sell the CD should call 772-221-2425. For more information and to hear song clips of the CD’s 10 songs, visit the website, http://www.connected-souls.com.

Press & Media Contact:
Doreen Poreba
Connected Souls
610 SE Krueger Parkway
Stuart, FL 34996
Company: Connected Souls
Contact Name: Doreen Poreba
Contact Email: connected-souls@comcast.net
Contact Phone: 772-221-2425

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