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Waitin' On You (Dammit) Press Release

Guitarist Bill Toll and Group Cidy Zoo Release New Record.

Waitin' On You (Dammit) and it's "B" side Motion Pictures is the third recording from from Flint, MI singer/songwriter/guitarist Bill Toll. Toll says the title track is, "...the best thing I've done, certainly from a purely technical and performance standpoint, but I feel like the song is something special... I put a lot of emotion, of my life in it. It wasn't easy to write...." When asked about the second track from his new single he replied, "I think anyone who knows the entertainment business knows enough to figure that one out...".

Waitin' On You (Dammit) and Motion Pictures were recorded with drummer Mike Smith and bass guitarist J.D. Dudick, Toll's collaborators from the first Cidy Zoo album. The recording was done in the South Lyon, MI studios of RuffCut Productions. The recording was mastered in Los Angeles, CA by Larry Weir at Heartland Entertainment, who's best known as a veteran record producer and artist manager who hit number one with Michael Damianís 1989 hit "Rock On". 

After You Left Me, from the bands earlier Something for Everyone release, is featured in the movie soundtrack of the new film from Fifth Sun Films, Shattered Faith. The movie starring Joe Estevez (brother of Martin Sheen, uncle of Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez and veteran of more than 35 films including: Apocalypse Now, Soul Taker, Fatal Ambition, The Long Way Back and Armed for Action) Matthew J. Olivo, Pamela Morris, Jeffrey G. Goodrich and Stephanie K. Confer is directed by Michigan native Stephen M. Vincent.

The debut recording from Bill Toll and the Cidy Zoo - Something for Everyone, also had significant radio airplay with the single Talk Louder, in the AAA (Adult Album Alternative) Top 40 (see radio report). The album was a "prime mover" and climbed steadily up the New Music Weekly - Top 40 AC and FMQB - AAA charts for 14 weeks, reaching #15 and #50 respectively. In rotation on 40 commercial stations nationwide, the song was receiving more than 700 "spins" per week, in addition to more than 3000 downloads from the digital music site mp3.com.

Toll is a "bluesy" electric guitarist who has been a regular in mid-Michigan clubs. Known for his ventures into theatre and performing arts, particularly as an improv comedy performer/director with the Back Alley Players Comedy Improv Troupe and as a founding member of the alternative Buckham Alley Theatre, Toll continues to direct and perform with the Back Alley Players and appeared in several stage productions including a friendís original adaptation of "Itís A Wonderful Life" and as an M.C. for "The Rocky Horror Picture Show". He just completed a seven month run performing in LAM Productions touring presentation of the Tony Award winning musical "Pump Boys and Dinettes".

Toll is also a visual artist who designed the artwork for the album. Clients for his design work include a variety of corporations, institutions and indie record labels. He weaves a passion for entertainment, theatre and visual art with a musical palette that is colorful and diverse. Toll hails from the boom or bust, rusty automobile capital of the world, Flint, MI, (made infamous by the movie Roger & Me).

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Movie Soundtrack Press Release

Song from Cidy Zoo's - "Something for Everyone" CD Hollywood Bound.

After You Left Me, from Flint, MI singer/songwriter/guitarist Bill Toll and his band Cidy Zoo, will be featured in the movie soundtrack for the new film from Fifth Sun Films, Shattered Faith. The movie stars Joe Estevez (brother of Martin Sheen, uncle of Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez and veteran of more than 35 films including: Apocalypse Now, Soul Taker, Fatal Ambition, the Long Way Back and Armed for Action) Matthew J. Olivo, Pamela Morris, Jeffrey G. Goodrich and Stephanie K. Confer. Shattered Faith is directed by Michigan native Stephen M. Vincent.

The debut recording from Bill Toll and the Cidy Zoo - Something for Everyone, also had significant radio airplay with the single Talk Louder, in the AAA (Adult Album Alternative) Top 40 (see radio report). The album was a "prime mover" and climbed steadily up the New Music Weekly - Top 40 AC and FMQB - AAA charts for 14 weeks, reaching #15 and #50 respectively. In rotation on 40 commercial stations nationwide, the song was receiving more than 700 "spins" per week, in addition to more than 3000 downloads from the digital music site mp3.com.

Toll is a "bluesy" electric guitarist who has been a regular in mid-Michigan clubs. The debut recording from his band, Cidy Zoo, entitled Something for Everyone is the Wild Blue Record Company artistís second record featuring 12 songs, some reminiscent of his first Toll Band release, along with new material written for the album. The album was the result of a chance meeting between the artist and record producer/bass guitarist, J.D. Dudick at a music industry conference. The two recruited musicians and put together a collection of songs that reflected Tollís unique background in theatre and his distinctive guitar playing and songwriting. After several months of song development and selection, they began recording in the South Lyon, MI studios of RuffCut Productions. The recording was mastered in Hollywood, CA by Steve Hall, who recently gathered accolades for his work with Alice in Chains, Janeís Addiction, Tom Petty, Madonna, Rod Stewart and the Pulp Fiction Soundtrack.

Known for his ventures into theatre and performing arts, particularly as an improv comedy performer/director with the Back Alley Players Comedy Improv Troupe and as a founding member of the alternative Buckham Alley Theatre, Toll continues to direct and perform with the Back Alley Players and appeared in several stage productions including a friendís original adaptation of "Itís A Wonderful Life" and as an M.C. for "The Rocky Horror Picture Show". He just completed a seven month run performing in LAM Productions touring presentation of the Tony Award winning musical "Pump Boys and Dinettes".

Toll is also a visual artist who designed the artwork for the album. Clients for his design work include a variety of corporations, institutions and indie record labels. He weaves a passion for entertainment, theatre and visual art with a musical palette that is colorful and diverse. Toll hails from the boom or bust, rusty automobile capital of the world, Flint, MI, (made infamous by the movie Roger & Me).

Something For Everyone features an impressive list of guest artists including; Flint School of Performing Arts vocal instructor Sylvia Pittman, Detroit area harmonica soloist Roger Russo, drummer Mike Smith and many others, including the Dryden Symphony Orchestraís Roland Artuno.

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Something for Everyone Press Release

Bill Toll & Group Cidy Zoo Release Debut Album

The debut recording from Bill Toll and the Cidy Zoo - "Something for Everyone", features the single "TALK LOUDER"

Currently in the Top 40 (see radio report), the album has been a "prime mover" climbing steadily up the New Music Weekly - Top 40 AC and FMQB - AAA (Adult Album Alternative) charts for 14 weeks, at #15 and #50 respectively. In rotation on 40 commercial stations nationwide, the song is receiving more than 700 "spins" per week, in addition to more than 3000 downloads from the digital music site mp3.com.

Bill Toll is a "bluesy" electric guitarist who has been a regular in mid-Michigan clubs. The debut recording from his band, Cidy Zoo, entitled Something for Everyone is the Wild Blue Record Company artistís second record featuring 12 songs, some reminiscent of his first Toll Band release, along with new material written for the record. The album was the result of a chance meeting between the artist and record producer/bass guitarist, J.D. Dudick at a music industry conference. The two recruited musicians and put together a collection of songs that reflected Tollís unique background in theatre and his distinctive guitar playing and songwriting. After several months of song development and selection, they began recording in the South Lyon, MI studios of RuffCut Productions. The recording was mastered in Hollywood, CA by Steve Hall, who recently gathered accolades for his work with Alice in Chains, Janeís Addiction, Tom Petty, Madonna, Rod Stewart and the Pulp Fiction Soundtrack.

Known for his ventures into theatre and performing arts, particularly as an improv comedy performer/director with the Back Alley Players Comedy Improv Troupe and as a founding member of the alternative Buckham Alley Theatre, Toll continues to direct and perform with the Back Alley Players and appeared in several stage productions including a friendís original adaptation of "Itís A Wonderful Life" and as an M.C. for "The Rocky Horror Picture Show". He just completed a seven month run performing in LAM Productions touring presentation of the Tony Award winning musical "Pump Boys and Dinettes".

Toll is also a visual artist who designed the artwork for the album. Clients for his design work include a variety of corporations, institutions and indie record labels. He weaves a passion for entertainment, theatre and visual art with a musical palette that is colorful and diverse. Toll hails from the boom or bust, rusty automobile capital of the world, Flint, MI, (made infamous by the movie Roger & Me).

Something For Everyone features an impressive list of guest artists including; Flint School of Performing Arts vocal instructor Sylvia Pittman, Detroit area harmonica soloist Roger Russo, drummer Mike Smith and many others, including the Dryden Symphony Orchestraís Roland Artuno.

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