News Segment


June 12, 2007

New Rock & Roll band ECOTONIC will be holding an Industry Showcase Party at their Studio in Glendale, CA Friday, June 29, at 8 p.m. to showcase for Industry Professionals. Food & Drink will be provided followed by both an Electric & Acoustic live Performance by the band.

Los Angeles, CA — What do you get when you take members from AC/DC & Peter Criss’ CRISS and put them together with a girl that’s shared the stage with Sheryl Crow, Kenny Loggins, & Joe Cocker? “ECOTONIC.”

ECOTONIC will perform both an Electric Set and an Acoustic Set of both existing and brand new material at their Industry Showcase Party on June 29, at 8.p.m at their Studio in the Los Angeles area.

The party begins at 8.p.m with a live performance around 9 p.m. They are seeking Music Management, Distribution, Tour, Record Deal and Publishing Deal.

“We’re really excited about the way the band is progressing,” says Ebs. “I feel so fortunate to have been able to play with such drumming legends as Peter Criss and Chris Slade and to have Slade involved in our original band is simply awesome.”

“Ecotone” by definition is “a place where two or more biological systems collide.” To the band, ECOTONIC is a description of the place “where two or more musical styles collide.” Having elements of Rock, Folk, Blues, and Funk, ECOTONIC delivers anything from a wall of sound to the delicate simplicity of a guitar & vocal.

Additionally, a ‘Tonic’ is defined as a “medicine or other agent that restores or stimulates physical, mental, or emotional vigor.” Therefore, ECOTONIC also represents a musical elixir for any ailments caused by the collision of biological systems.

With both an acoustic and an electric side, it enables them to cover many sides of musicality. They get musical diversity by using alternate open tunings and plush vocal harmonies. It’s all about the Song, Delivery, and Presentation and musicality of the moment.

Music Connection Magazine’s dubbed a recent acoustic performance ‘Fleetwood Mac meets Audioslave’.

Jason Ebs (Jason Conrad Ebsworth) comes from a rock & roll background, having toured with Peter Criss (Kiss) as lead singer/guitarist for “Criss” during the ‘Bad Boys of Kiss’ tours of 1995-1996 (a double-billing with Ace Frehley’s band). Originally from New Jersey & Philadelphia area, he relocated to Los Angeles to attend GIT in the 90’s following a few years at Penn State University and in The United States Army Reserves.

Janea Chadwick Ebs (Janea Chadwick Ebsworth) comes from more of an Acoustic Folk and R&B background whose main influences were Joni Mitchell, Fleetwood Mac, Crosby Stills & Nash, and Stevie Wonder. Hailing from Santa Barbara, she’s written songs and worked with producer Jay Graydon, and has worked with Kenny Loggins, Joe Cocker, Sheryl Crow, and many others. Janea has a hauntingly beautiful voice with the right mix of delicacy, balls and sass. She brings the folk.

Drumming legend Chris Slade, aka “Slade”, has an amazing career thus far, having played with greats such as AC/DC, The Firm, ASIA, King Crimson, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, and now ECOTONIC. His amazing energy and phenomenal drum beats are the backbone their sound.

Bassist Daniel Schiffer adds low end “umph,” and is extremely excited to be part of ECOTONIC. “I’m really honored to be playing with Chris Slade and ECOTONIC,” he states saying that, “there’s something organically magical that happens when we all get together and play.”

The music is delicately heavy with elements of Heart, Lenny Kravitz, Cheryl Crow, Audioslave, Evanescence and Alice in Chains.

ECOTONIC is currently in the studio recording their 2nd full length CD targeting a Summer 2007 release. Ebs is recording and producing the Acoustic-based CD to be called “Out of the Ashes” at their Los Angeles based studio Kinky Organ Music. The CD will be released under their new indie record label “World of Wishes Records (WOW) unless they get signed to a Major.

Advanced promo copies of the CD “Electrified” will be avialable, as well as limited-edition ECOTONICT-shirts, Stickers, and other Swag.

Downoads are available for both “Electrified” and “Out of the Ashes” at,, and Google the word ECOTONIC and you’ll find more.

ECOTONIC is seeking a Record Deal (or Distribution Deal), Publishing Deal, and Music Management, & Tour to help them get to the next level.

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