It's official now: "Smalltown Boy", which was recorded in aid for the Nottingham Hospital, hits the Austrian Charts and is meanwhile on #50, a nice Christmasgift. The band didn't expect to be that successful: "With our promotion work, we actually concentrated more on the UK, because basically we recorded the song for an English charity project. So we are very surprised, that the Single is now successful in Austria, but we're happy about that, of course!", said guitar player Steve Wachelhofer. In Great Britain, the Single was represented by more than 40 radio stations and does now appear on many playlists. So things are shaping up well for Cornerstone and they might hit the Charts in the UK as well, pretty soon... | More Info...
--- Published on 12/20/2013
The already announced Charity-Single is now officially released. Since 11/11, you can download "Smalltown Boy" at I-Tunes, 7Digital, Play.com and other download-portals on the internet, but also as physical Single at amazon.co.uk. £0.79 for the song will be used for the research and treatment of an immunodeficiency illness called mucoviscidosis ('cystic fibrosis'). Actually, Cornerstone supports the construction of a new unit for the Nottingham City Hospital- no coincidence, because the band has been touring the UK for a couple of times, to play at festivals, club-shows and radio-shows and therefore the single is presented by a lot of radio-stations at the moment – for example BBC RADIO 2 and BBC RADIO 6-… So: Participate – download – help! | More Info...
--- Published on 11/16/2013
Charity-Single Release in Nottingham (UK)
Now, the time has come: Cornerstone will finally release their new Single on 09/20. The Launch Party will take place in the Social Club of the City Hospital in Nottingham. All the proceeds of the Single will go to the CYSTIC FIBROSIS FUND, which is building a new unit in the Nottingham City Hospital for the research and treatment of this immunodeficiency illness at the moment, and is also for the benefit of the ROOM FOR BREATH-campaign. By the way, the song is a cover version of an _Eighties Synthesizer-Hit called "Smalltown Boy" by BRONSKI BEAT (Jimmy Sumerville) - to hear this in the rocking style of Cornerstone might be quite exciting… Special Guests at the Single-Launch Party are the GILES RIVER BAND (UK), X- factor participant JAYMAC (UK) and the former Songcontest participants and party legends BLACK LACE (UK). The event will be featured by the NOTTINGHAM POST (around 1,2 million readers per day), GEM 106 RADIO and a couple of other local press partners. Tickets for this event are still available!
--- Published on 09/17/2013
In cooperation with Grammy-award winner!
As the record label of Cornerstone, ATOM Records, confirmed yesterday, the band will work together with the Grammy-award winner BRAD BLACKWOOD in the course of their Single release, who acted in behalf of great musicians like MAROON 5, KORN, EMERSON LAKE & PALMER, etc.! Brad won this highly coveted award for his work on the Alison Krauss- Album “Paper Airplay”, which came out in 2012, and now he will give the finishing touches on Cornerstone’s new single.
--- Published on 09/06/2013
Now Cornerstone finished their meanwhile sixth England tour - a very, very successful one, in retrospective. Highlight was of course the CAMBRIDGE ROCK FEST together with famous acts like THE ANIMALS, MAGNUM and HAZEL O’ CONNOR - for many visitors Cornerstone was one of the best bands of the festival! Whereas the concerts in Nottingham, Beeston and Boston were kind of a “homecoming” - the band already played there a couple of times - the band conquered new territories in the North in Bolton, York and Wakefield. In the “Duchess” in York wellknown acts like MIDGE URE (ULTRA VOX), JOHNNY MARR and the UK SUBS appeared in the past… A positive aspect of the tour was the media presence of Cornerstone, they had interviews with BBC Radio and a few local radio stations, moreover they were present in the print media with fullpage articles, for example the BOSTON STANDARD or the NOTTINGHAM POST with full-page features. Conclusion of the tour: 10 concerts, 14 radio-interviews/ features, 7 newspaper announcements, 79 sold CD’s and 34 sold T-Shirts during the concerts. Well done! | More Info...
--- Published on 08/14/2013
Luckily, Cornerstone protected their name as trademark years ago, which was a wise decision afterwards: on the Isle of Weight in England a local band operated with the same name till recently, which is of course prohibited. The management of Cornerstone asked the band politely to change the name accordingly because of the trademark. In the end, the story was a big headline in the English media – and so bassplayer Michael Wachelhofer as representative of the group suddenly found himself doing interviews on the Isle of Weight and other radio stations… Dave Roberts, main organizer of the CAMBRIDGE ROCK FESTIVAL, also pointed out his opinion with a nice statement about the band: "Cornerstone are a great supporter of the Cambridge Rock Festival and were due to play at the April 2012 CRF Spring Edition, but that event was cancelled due to extremely adverse weather. The band did play last week at the main Cambridge Rock Festival with a superb set, they have a good following amongst our crowd and are a very professional group of musicians and nice people too. I have no doubt they will be keen to protect their brand and image so their letter is understandable". Meanwhile, the band changed their name appropriately. | More Info...
--- Published on 08/13/2013
On Wednesday 07/31, Cornerstone is going to start their sixth England-tour, and it seems, that this one will be pretty successful. Apart from their performance at the CAMBRIDGE ROCK FEST (together with THE ANIMALS, MAGNUM, HAZEL O' CONNOR a. o.) the band is very active on the English radio at the moment. The band will be on a visit to BBC RADIO Lincolnshire, STAR.FM (Interview with the radio legend Neil Jones, who talked to DUFF MCKAGAN/ Guns'n Roses on the same show), BBC Cambridgeshire will be introducing the band in a feature, etc. etc. etc. … soon you can listen to most of the interviews again in the press-area of the bands website! | More Info...
--- Published on 07/29/2013
After the band played a concert in their federal capital Vienna again, Austria's biggest daily newspaper, the KRONE (around 2.7 million readers), decided to print two reports about Cornerstone, including an announcement of their concert and a short Bandportrait. | More Info...
--- Published on 07/14/2013
Last week, the new Cornerstone-Fan Shirts arrived, which are now available for a very good price (14 EUR/ 11 GBP/ 20 USD Shipping costs)! How? Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your favourite size, colour and quantity and here we go! The first five bestsellers get an extra autographed poster, so push the buttons! | More Info...
--- Published on 06/14/2013
In the course of the promotion for their concerts in the next few weeks the band is going to be aired at one of Austrias biggest private radio-stations, RADIO ARABELLA 92.9 , on Friday 04/19 at approximately 3:00 pm (CET +1). Presently, host JOEY FELLNER is going to ask the band in his "Hitnachmittag"-Show about their upcoming performances, the last album "Somewhere in America" and of course he will ask singer Patricia Hillinger about her birthday, which she had the day before... There is also a livestream available, check it out! | More Info...
--- Published on 04/19/2013