New Year, New Music!

Hey people! I have a new song. It’s not Miss Mini and Pressure Point though. This one is a southern soul song I was working on before there was a Pressure Point! It’s called “Ride” and it features Black Zack. Now, when I came up with the idea for the song, I knew it needed a verse of rap in it. I had no idea who would or could rap on a southern soul record so, I had to consult the experts. My good friend and DJ Dr. Nick, Southern Soul Rumpin’ 2pm to 4pm Saturdays on 89.3 FM Washington DC, ( shameless plug) recommended someone he hadn’t heard from in a while, an actual southern soul rapper named Black Zack. You could have convinced me that the Chupacabras exists before I would have believed in a southern soul rapper BUT there he was. So, I searched for him on Facebook and YouTube and I really liked what I heard.

I contacted him and he was willing to help me out. Now, when I tell you that verse is fire, I mean it’s 4 alarm inferno!

Fire pic

His verse is actually my favorite part of the song. I sent it out to the Southern Soul Djs that I know, which actually aren’t too many. If you happen to know some, share it with them! But first, I guess I need to share it with you!  Here ya go! Miss Mini feat. Black Zack “Ride”

It’s only on SoundCloud right now. I haven’t put it anywhere else online yet. I only put it there because I had to have a link to share with you guys. It’s an exclusive! I am working on a new song now though that straddles the fence between Southern Soul and Beach Music.  This one will be Miss Mini and Pressure Point. I’m gonna have to figure out just how this album is gonna go. Do I split it with half Miss Mini and half MMPP or do I just do two separate albums??? Decisions, decisions,

Gig updates… MMPP will be at Central Park Tavern 704 Rigsbee Ave. in Durham NC on January, 27th.  Show starts @9pm. The other stuff is private so there’s no need to mention it. On the beach front, MMPP has landed a gig at Lakefest in Clarksville VA this year. This is up in lake country by Kerr Lake and Lake Gaston. I have been wanting to break into that market for a while because it is closer to where I live than Myrtle Beach. I love NMB but going there every week would probably not work for everyone in the band! That’s July 20th and the show starts @ 7:00!

I also got a text from Jim Quick this morning saying he was working on booking us for some festivals. That should be exciting. Stay tuned for that! Anyway, I gotta go get ready. I’m expecting some pretty exciting company today. The one who inspired me to go out on my own and do this thing is coming to visit me. I haven’t seen him in about seven months. I’ve missed him terribly. Today will be a good day! Thanks everyone.

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Catrese Green (West) a.k.a "Miss Mini" was born in Rocky Mount, NC and grew up in the small town of Sharpsburg, 5 miles further south. She got her pseudonym from her grandmother who nicknamed her “Minnesota Fats” because she was a chubby baby. The nickname was shortened to Mini and has stuck with her over the years. Mini began singing with her father, in a Top 40 band called “Electric Image” in 1990. The band traveled throughout the southern United States performing for many different types of audiences. With the band she was exposed to and performed music from the R&B, Country, Blues, Jazz Southern Soul and Beach genres. She has covered songs by Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Shania Twain, Alicia Keyes, The Supremes and various Southern Soul music and Beach music artists. After traveling with the band for more than 15 years, Mini longed to step out of her father’s shadow. She left the band and put her music on hold while she explored other career paths. In 2009, she began to reevaluate her life. This reflection led her back to her first love, music. She now has her own band that performs her original music as well as cover tunes. She has been touring throughout Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Her new album entitled “Can’t Stop Me” was released in December of 2015. The hit song “Ole School Style” as well as other singles from the album, are receiving national airplay on Beach and Southern Soul music stations. Currently, “Ole School Style” is #23 on Soul Dog’s Smokin’ Top 45 Southern Soul Hits countdown. She has performed at the Annual Blues Festival at Carter’s Lounge in Warrenton NC alongside greats such as Roy C. and Maurice Wynn. She has also done countless club engagements, the most recent being at Deckerz Bar and Grill in North Myrtle Beach, which has won the award for best show club at the Carolina Beach Music Awards for 2014 and 2015. Upcoming performances include the Raleigh Seafood Festival, the Pittsboro Roadhouse and many others. Find her on bio, pictures, video and more at www.reverbnation.com/missmini and on YouTube, just type Miss Mini in the search area. You can also email missminimusic@gmail.com or call (252) 452-1272 for bookings.

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