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One Riff Merchandising Launches New Exclusive Merch Portal

Offering unique, official band merchandise that stands out from the crowd
On July 1, One Riff Merchandising launched its web store offering unique, official band merchandise to fans. Featuring Multi instrumentalist/Producer/Song writer Jean Beauvoir (ex Plasmatics, co-writer KISS/The Ramones), One Riff Merchandising also added to their roster Jean’s other band projects in Voodoo X and Crown of Thorns.
The online retailer offers official merchandise fully endorsed by the artists including T-shirts, posters, and guitar pick sets.
One Riff Merchandising is the brainchild of Tasmanian brothers Darren and Todd Dewis, who saw a niche in the industry and wanted to bridge the gap between band and fan.
“Official band merchandise has always been in our blood. Our first taste of band memorabilia came in 1980 when KISS toured Australia for the first time. The amount of merchandise was overload. The band was larger than life and their merchandise reflected that. It gave us our first taste, and we wanted everything.” – Darren (co-founder)
The brothers decided to bridge the gap that would allow bands to offer unique, official merchandise to their fans.
“Over the years we noticed a lot of bands overseas didn’t offer this type of merchandise on their websites. For fans living outside the U.S or Europe it was hard to get to shows, so you couldn’t even get a basic tour t-shirt. We are all about giving those fans an opportunity to own some cool products.” – Todd (co-founder)
One Riff Merchandising didn’t want to just offer basic band tees to the fans. They wanted to take things to another level. The two brothers came up with the art conception, and then enlisted the help of a design team in Europe to bring their ideas to life. They wanted the designs to be more works of art, just the way old LP covers used to be, offering fans something unique that would stand out from the crowd. They have also included in their merchandise range collectables not offered by artists like Jean Beauvoir before, including signed hand written lyrics, and a 12 track custom logo USB stick with track by track commentary by the artist.
For more information, and to check out the range of official band merchandise at One Riff Merchandising, please head to and

BEAUVOIR FREE Debut 'American Trash' Out on Frontiers June 5

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the release of American Trash the anticipated new album featuring Rock & Roll veterans Jean BEAUVOIR and Micki FREE on June 5 in Europe and June 9 in North America.
Best known as the driving force behind the legendary Crown of Thorns self-titled debut album in 1994, Jean Beauvoir and Micki Free’s collective credits read like a “who’s-who” Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, with a list of collaborations that includes the likes of the Ramones, KISS, Debbie Harry, The Pretenders, John Waite, Lionel Richie, N'Sync, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Bill Wyman, Carlos Santana and Prince to name but a few.
The duo both coincidentally moved back to LA in 2003 and re-connected. They discussed joining forces again for a new project and after a few shows in Europe in 2013, a deal with Frontiers was inked for a brand new album to be recorded in 2014.
The result is American Trash, an album that shaped up as “the continuation of the BEAUVOIR FREE sound as the writing team for the Crown of Thorns debut,” explains Jean Beauvoir. “When we write together there really is this magic. We know we want killer guitar riffs and major melodic chorus... and this is what turns out in our songs, in Beauvoir Free style.”
All the new songs came out like "rocking-babies" in the BEAUVOIR FREE fold. “…And all represent the sound only Jean and I create together. The "inimitable" sound of BEAUVOIR FREE,” tells Micki Free.
Joining forces once again, Jean and Micki can truly unleash the magic that they can only create when they write together, of that there is no doubt!
“We both feel this CD is some of the best work we have done, right up their next to the Crown of Thorns debut” concludes Jean. “We want to get out on the road and bring it to the fans. We receive a lot of enquires of when are you guys coming back out on tour and people telling us they can't wait to hear the new material. Frankly we can’t wait for our fans to hear American Trash as well!”
Enjoy an EPK trailer of the album here:
The American Trash track list includes: Angels Cry; Morning After; American Trash; Whiplash; Just Breathe; Shotgun To The Heart;  Never Give Up; Cold Dark December; It’s Never Too Late; She’s A K.O.; There’s No Starting Over.
JEAN BEAUVOIR – Lead Vocals and Background Vocals, Bass, Rhythm Guitars, Drums, Keyboards and Orchestration
MICKI FREE - Lead Guitars, Rhythm and Acoustic Guitars
Produced by Jean Beauvoir


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