"Lord of the Rings" Music Hits Top
40 on MP3.com
TX--Still eleven months before the release of J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy
classic, "Lord of the Rings", yet the buzz is already building to Star
Wars Episode I proportions. Two weeks ago, it hit MP3.com and rocketed
Austin Celtic duo, the Brobdingnagian Bards to #1 on the charts on the
Celtic and World/Folk charts. And it propelled them as high as #31 on
all of MP3.com. The staggering success of their song "Tolkien (The Hobbit
& Lord of the Rings) has opened new doors for the Brobdingnagian Bards.
"We were doing fairly well on MP3.com, before the Tolkien hit #1. We'd
made over $1000 in two months when suddenly we rocketed up and started
earning $100 a day!" says Marc Gunn, autoharpist for The Bards. "It's
exciting! People are really taking notice. We get several hundred hits
a day and are selling dozens of albums. Sure it's nothing compared to
the majors [labels], but for a band that plays primarily Renaissance
festivals and weddings, it ain't bad!"
The Brobdingnagian Bards are best known at Renaissance festivals for
their lively performance of popular songs and parodies, like the Barenaked
Ladies parody, "If I Had A Million Ducats", available on their first
of four albums for sale at MP3.com. But one of their most popular songs
of late is an instrumental love song called "An Irish Valentine" that
is #3 on the Seasonal/Holiday charts and gaining momentum. This song
could be the next MP3.com hit as it continues to receive rave reviews
from fans and websites.
While the success of "Tolkien (The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings)" has
the Brobdingnagian Bards excited, they are even more excited about their
rapid climb to success which has them performing with The Chieftains
on January 30th, plus, they have been contacted by several record labels
that are interested in their success.
For interviews email marc @ thebards.net or call 512.470.4866
For more information, articles and downloadable color and black &
white photos, www.bardbooking.com
or listen to Brobdingnagian
Bards Lord of the Rings music.