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The ReWlettes - To Sir, with Love video now available on Instagram

Hello everyone!


We hope you are well!


Here is an important update regarding our campaign of awareness and project of compassion!


We are now counting views of The ReWlettes video on Instagram in conjunction with the YouTube views.


Here is the recently launched link to the Instagram video for The ReWlettes cover of To Sir With Love.




Please share far and wide and you and your communities are helping to Feed The Children as 10 cents per play is being donated on watchers' behalf to Feed The Children Charity by The ReWlettes in partnership with Zest Radio Show to a maximum of 10,000 plays.


We have hit the 3,000 play mark between YouTube and Instagram and have made donations of $100.00 per 1,000 plays to Feed The Children Charity.


Deadline: December 8, 2021.


Thank you for your kindness and consideration in giving this request your time and attention.


To you, with Love,


The ReWlettes and Zest Radio Show


Braithwaite family endorsement of The ReWlettes cover of, To Sir With Love


E. R. Braithwaite

June 27, 1912 – December 12, 2016

The Braithwaite family endorses these efforts to raise awareness and bring communities together in the common cause of ending child hunger.

Dedication as written by, Francis Braithwaite, son of E. R. Braithwaite, author of the book, To Sir, With Love

"Hi, I just came across your cover of "To Sir With Love" and thought it was a great way to help raise money for children in need. I thought you may be interested in an article I wrote concerning the book and his life that I wrote recently as part of Black History Month Celebrations. I am also a musician and know how powerful music can be to bring people together to do great things. I am certain that he would have been happy that his work played some small part in your appeal and would have been happy to support it."

Best wishes, and continuing success for your music and charity work."

Francis

Article link: TO SIR WITH LOVE by Francis Braithwaite

Just as Feed The Children charity believes, we also believe in a world where no child goes to bed hungry.

For every spin of The ReWlettes To Sir, with Love video, The ReWlettes in partnership with Zest Radio Show will donate 10 cents per spin to Feed The Children charity to a maximum of 10,000 plays received.

Just by watching this video and being entertained, you the viewer are now a participant in helping to Feed The Children.

A donation of 10 cents will be made on your behalf by The ReWlettes and Zest Radio Show.

To view The ReWlettes - To Sir With Love video and become part of our community, please visit link below:

To Sir, with Love - The ReWlettes

ReW STaRR - Biography


By The ReWlettes, 2021-01-04
ReW STaRR - Biography

ReW STaRR bio 

New York City Rew Starr is a mom, songwriter, web show host, illustrator and actress. 

Crowned Miss Underground NYC in 2017 and dubbed a “firebrand” by The New York Times , Rew channels equal parts Courtney Love and a gothic version of Olivia Benson from Law & Order. 

Rew is deeply rooted in the East Village music community, and comes from a family of troubadours. Both sets of her grandparents grew up in the Lower East Side; her grandmother performed in Vaudeville, while her great grandmother ran a speakeasy in LES during prohibition.  

Most recently, Rew  hosted ‘ReW & WhO?’ her web talk show, for seven years from the stage at cherished watering hole Otto’s Shrunken Head on 14th Street between avenues A&B. 

Her show spotlighted many local and international artists,  and featured both rising stars and living legends. 

The show’s motto stayed true to the Marilyn Monroe quote, “Everyone is a star and deserves their right to shine.” Show episodes are still some of the most popular videos on YouTube.  

When the quarantine started in March in New York City, in response to the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, Rew was approached to start the show again -- but in a virtual medium. 

Rew saw this as an important opportunity to build connection during a difficult time, and teamed up with ‘Hot Indie Media’ to reboot her show as ‘Renegade Rewandwho.’ 

The show currently runs via Zoom, as an open-mic style experience, highlighting musicians and artists from all over the globe who seek a loving community to share their music, poetry, and more.  

Renegade ReWandWhO? streams once or twice a week and recently surpassed the 50-episode milestone.

A real community of post-pandemic “renegades” has formed, keeping songwriting and performing alive during this unique time of our lives.  

In addition to running her biweekly show, Rew has been drawing daily throughout this pandemic and her art has taken off.

Throughout the pandemic, friends, strangers and artists offer suggestions on what to draw, and the collection of a few illustrations has bloomed to hundreds of daily pictorials of everyday life in the pandemic, and she will continue drawing until the pandemic is over. 

The art captured the attention of the mental health community, and Rew recently won an award in a contest for a mental health project  from ‘TAG” with one of her drawings.  

She also is a recipient of  the 2020 ‘Acker Awards’. 

Rew has been teaching singing and guitar for decades in lower Manhattan and has many recordings of her students all recorded in the LES as well.

She is signed with Manta Ray Records and sponsored by Daisy Rock Guitars. 

Rew filmed two music videos over the summer of 2020 with her two bands. 

Her original song ‘Like I Never Knew’ was filmed on a rooftop in the LES with her band ‘The ReWd oNeZ’.

She also starred in pandemic-styled video of the cover ‘To Sir with Love’ with her band ‘the ReWlettes, directed by Christopher Martini, which will premiere in January 2021.

To Sir, with Love - The ReWlettes  

Rew has been acting non stop for the past five years. She has been nominated for Best Actress as Stella in ‘A $200 Rhinoceros’ {Strawberry One Act Festival, Rick Mueller), was Dr Erin 'Oakley in ‘What They’ll Remember' (Nuyorican Poetry Club, Eureka Lewis) and many other theater productions around NYC.  

In film she was nominated ‘Best Actress’ at the ‘Hang Onto Your Shorts Film Festival’ for her role as Monty in ‘Garbaggio’ {Michael Irgang),   

Rew works regularly with her Yorkie,  ZsaZsa Gabone and they have been in multiple music videos and endless indie films together.  

Rew was featured on 'Love Lust or Run' w/ Stacy London (TLC).  

As the Village Voice noted, when summing up Rew in a single phrase;

“This is what  you moved to New York for.” 

Anne Husick - Biography


By The ReWlettes, 2021-01-14
Anne Husick - Biography

Anne Husick - Bio

Anne Husick has spent the last forty years lending her talent on guitar, bass and vocals to many local New York City bands.

She’s toured the United States and Europe with Band of Susans, Ronnie Spector, and Wilson Pickett, and played bass in the off-Broadway and Chicago productions of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”. 

Husick has written songs for City Canyons label artists, including Peter Ulrich, formerly of Dead Can Dance. Two CDs of Husick’s own material have been released on Rainbow Quartz Records (“International Sweetheart”) and World Wide Vibe Records (“Insomnia”).

Additionally, she sang backing vocals on several cuts on Ronnie Spector’s “Last of the Rock Stars” album along with Ronnie and Keith Richards.

Husick has appeared on “Late Night with David Letterman”, “The Jimmy Fallon Show”, PBS’s “Doo Wop Spectacular”, and the last ever “Jerry Lewis Telethon”.

She’s recorded with celebrated producers Eddie Kramer and Jack Douglas, as well as appearing in a film by D.A. Pennebaker (“Only The Strong Survive”).

For the ten years prior to pandemic lockdown, Husick ran the successful booking agency AHPresents, throwing old school rock ’n’ roll parties at Sidewalk Cafe and Otto’s Shrunken Head in New York City's East Village.

She also fronted her own bands Granny and EXIT 99 as well as playing in several other local bands including Red Gretchen, The Cynz, Phil Gammage Quartet and The ReWLeTTes.

In keeping with the times, Husick continues to write and record, and participates in a weekly Zoom open mic.

Biography Photo: Alan Rand - Copyright 2018

Christopher Martini - Notes From The Director - The ReWlettes "To Sir, with Love" music video

“I was approached by Paul Richmond from Zest Radio Show to direct a music video for ReW STaRR and The Rewlettes, in early 2020.

Paul has been an ardent supporter of my films, for many years, so because of our personal relationship, I was honored to help him out.

But after hearing the wonderful music of ReW STaRR, I became very excited to embark on the project, and when I was informed it was to help “Feed The Children” it became a no brainer for me.

“Cause” projects are self-fueled and seem to travel well.

I wrote a script for the music video, to shoot on Coney Island, on March 21, 2020, but the pandemic hit and we had to change plans.

We needed to move forward regardless, so I started to plan a music video where each band member would capture their own coverage.

Rather than something overly stylized, or overly clever, I decided on a more Zen approach to the shots; center framing, eye level, and I was able to pull a little nuance and character out of ReW and the band members to add a little gold trim to the video.

With the artistic help of the talented Jimmy King (who photographed David Bowie for many years), the video was taken to another level.

Jimmy suggested to give each band member a school tie, it was the broad stroke of genius, such a small touch, that added a wonderful artistic element to the video.

Jimmy provided feedback on each phase of production, including wardrobe and locations, as well as set dressing, so his guidance was instrumental in the artistic continuity of the video.

I am quite happy with how the video turned out.

It is such a wonderfully written song, and ReW’s cover of it is just marvelous!

So, my plan to really let the song and the music speak for itself, was achieved.

I really hope people spread the video around, so money can be raised to feed our hungry children.

The cause is so important and I think the music and the visuals really carry the message.”

Christopher Martini

For more information about Christopher Martini Director Credits please visit IMDb link below:

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0553790/#director
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Christopher Martini Full Biography can be found at the link below:

http://www.triplemartiniproductions.com/about.html
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The ReWlettes To Sir with Love music video teaser

The ReWlettes are happy to announce that their premiere music video for To Sir with Love has an official release slated for January 2021

The ReWlettes To Sir with Love music video teaser is on ReW STaRR's YouTube channel NOW!

Watch and Love here -> To Sir With Love ♥︎ the ReWlettes {teaser}

Please don't forget to like this video, leave a comment and subscribe to ReW STaRR's YouTube channel!

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About the song To Sir With Love recorded by The ReWlettes

To Sir With Love was originally released in 1967 and was sung by British superstar sensation Lulu

To Sir With Love is the theme song of the 1967 movie of the same name starring screen legend Sidney Poitier

To Sir With Love has been recorded by The ReWlettes as a cover version in August 2019

To Sir With Love was released by Baltimore's Manta Ray Records on May 22, 2020

To Sir With Love by The ReWlettes is considered a modern pop rock interpretation with a Punktry edginess which draws the listener in, and, by the time the song ends, you fall in love with, The ReWlettes!

Based out of New York City, The ReWlettes consist of a blockbuster all female cast of characters!

The ReWlettes entertain through their musical talents, live performance persona, original songs, cover songs and a penchant for bringing meaningful good times to all that listen.

Personnel:

Living Music Legend - ReW StaRR - Lead vocals and Guitar

NYC Music Impresario and Promoter - Anne Husick - Bass Guitar

Critically Acclaimed Mistress of The Ivories - Maya Lo - Keyboards and vocals

Empress of the Back Beat  - Tami Johnson - Drums and Percussion

For more info about The ReWlettes please visit: The ReWlettes on Facebook (link opens in new browser window)

℗ 2020 Manta Ray Records https://mantarayrecords.weebly.com/ (link opens in new browser window)

Released on: 2020-05-22

Producer: Ingvar Jacobson

"To Sir with Love" is the theme from James Clavell's 1967 film To Sir, with Love. The song was performed by Lulu, and written by Don Black and Mark London (husband of Lulu's longtime manager Marion Massey). Mickie Most produced the record, with Mike Leander arranging and conducting. The song reached No. 1 in the United States record charts, and it became the bestselling song of 1967 in the US.

Currently, as of May 2020 The ReWlettes video for To Sir with Love is in production and is being produced by award winning film maker, Christopher Martini Christopher Martini IMDB

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The ReWlettes - A history of Love


By The ReWlettes, 2020-05-30
The ReWlettes - A history of Love



The story behind the ReWLeTTeS is one of divine intervention.


All these talented ladies play in multiple projects.


There was a gig that Rew was organizing the entire night because her Manta Ray Records head honcho wanted to come play a gig in NYC with his band, which we try to do at least annually.


Well, this gig alone kept getting postponed.


First it was for November, then December, then January and then finally it was set for APRiL 2019!!! OK date set!!


So Rew was going to play with one of her concoctions of her band and slowly every band member was unavailable!


Ok, she was going to be solo, and then decided F it, I’ll just host the night.


Well, I believe Anne was booked to play that night in one of her projects and she said “I’ll play with you!”..


Rew started thinking hmmmmm..


Tami had done many gigs with Rew over the years so Rew reached out to see if she was available. that night.... drum roll...’YES” she said!!


Now Maya was a friend of Rew who after seeing her perform said she would want to play together some day... well there is an incredible twisting of magical forces that unbeknownst to Rew and Maya when they met how Tami and Maya were connected and it all came through Rew!


If you can follow that, good for you!!


Soooo Rew asked Maya if she was available that night to play and BBAM she said “YESSS”... Ok we had a gig!!


We prepared a few rehearsals at Rew’s apartment and were ready to play!


We actually were the ‘Rewdettes!


Well, the gig was at our beloved Ottos Shrunken Head, and after our amazing over the top electric set, Steve, the owner of Ottos said , “Wow I absolutely LOVE the REWLETTES!!!” we were like, OMG that name is so much better!!!!! So tada... the Rewlettes were born!!!!!


Our first adventure on the road after a bunch of NYC shows was off to Manta Ray Records in Baltimore to record ‘To Sir With Love’ as a request from our beloved Zest in Canada.


Mission. accomplished with lots of stories in the fabric of that quilt to last a lifetime...



And now our video is released!




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