REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – August 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Musician, author, artist and photographer Christopher Laird Simmons (www.SimChris.com) joined hundreds of other musicians, bands, and independent record labels today in “banding together” with CD Baby (www.cdbaby.com) to donate their entire wholesale price on music sales to the American Red Cross disaster relief fund.

The special website, set-up by CD Baby at www.CDbaby.com/redcross/ showcases hundreds of independent musicians who will be helping with the hurricane relief effort by donating their profits to the Red Cross.

“You may think that a few sales won’t help, but with thousands of musicians banded together to do this, I think it will help a LOT of people get their lives back together after this disaster,” said CD Baby’s founder Derek Sivers.

Christopher Simmons is an award-winning multimedia producer, keyboard player and electronic musician, a member of ASCAP, who has composed soundtracks for several independent cable TV series. His “world beat” instrumental CD “Beserker” on Neotrope Records, was originally released in the 1980’s and Simmons’ musical style could be called a cross between Jan Hammer, Howard Jones, Tangerine Dream, and a little bit of Brian Eno.

Simmons is a former member of the bands “Bluetoy(TM),” “Project 11,” and “Pets Gone Wild” (www.petsgonewild.com). He is currently the host of the entertainment podcast on PRNewsRadio(TM) (www.prnewsradio.com) and the founder of Neotrope(R) and Send2Press Newswire.

“Beserker” is a digitally remastered edition of a vintage electronica, world beat, “space music” recording originally released in 1986. Bonus track, “Densitelemetry,” was used as the theme music for the cable-tv series “Viewpoints on Video,” in 1987.

Ben Kettlewell, of the Imaginary Voyages radio show, wrote of the CD: “…composition and instrumentation are excellent …definitely some of the best electronic music I have listened to in quite a while.”

His music is also available through Amazon.com and the iTunes Music Store.

More information on Christopher Simmons’ CD “Beserker”
http://cdbaby.com/cd/simmonsc

More information on CD Baby’s Red Cross Site: http://www.CDbaby.com/redcross

News issued by: Christopher Laird Simmons

# # #

Original Story ID: (744) :: 2005-08-0831-012

Original Keywords: Christopher Simmons, Beserker, CD Baby, Derek Sivers, CDBABY, disaster relief, Red Cross, SimChris, Pets Gone Wild, Project11, Bluetoy, music, electronica, space music, world beat, independent music, itunes, podcast, Christopher Laird Simmons, Redondo Beach, California Christopher Laird Simmons

News Source: Christopher Laird Simmons