LOS ANGELES, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Get My Name, the debut single from solo recording artist, songwriter, and Dancing with the Stars' Pro, Mark Ballas, is set for release Monday, May 5th. While collaborating in the studio with Timbaland's protege, producer, Wizz Dumb and Missy Elliott mentored writer Jo'zzy, Ballas' Get My Name touts a soulful but fun, funky pop sound. Together, they describe the co-written record as simply, "infectious and fresh."
The Get My Name video, dropping on 5/5, was shot in the contemporary, with a throwback feel, directed by Emmy-award winning choreographer, Derek Hough. The mash-up reflects Ballas' true musical style while showcasing the immense scope of his classical guitar training and musicianship.
On May 5th, the Get My Name single is available on iTunes and 189 digital retail outlets globally.
Signed to BMG Publishing, songwriter-musician and Emmy-nominated dancer and choreographer Ballas had this to say, "I'm so excited about where my music is today. I have been in the studio working on this album for two years now and I feel like my sound has evolved and niched into something I am really proud of. This single is my first full studio release - looking forward to everyone hearing it!"
Ballas' Manager Rebecca Lambrecht added, "Mark is a true talent, an exquisite performer and a meticulous, authentic musician. I look forward to everyone getting to know him through his music."
The son of award-winning Latin American dancers "Corky" and Shirley Ballas, Ballas is classically trained on the Flamenco guitar since the age of nine. In London, he graduated with honors from the world-renowned Italia Conti Academy of Performing Arts. He is a Martin Guitar Ambassador along with Eric Clapton and John Mayer and is endorsed by Kremona Flamenco Guitars.
Recently, Ballas sold out the acclaimed Troubadour; opened for Robin Thicke in New York and LA; performed at will.i.am's Trans4rm Pre-Grammy Party with the Black Eyed Peas and Alicia Keys and Estelle; performed acoustic sets at SXSW in Austin, and the Jersey Shore, sharing the stage with Ed Sheeran and Gavin DeGraw.
Ballas plays Sayers Club, regularly with his eight piece band.
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