The Disappearing Act

Two boys met in 2nd grade. It was El Paso circa 1975. A lot of polyester was going down on and around them. They eventually became friends. They spent the next 10 years in public school together. Western Hills to Coronado. One of them liked the Police and REM. The other liked Elvis Costello and the Clash. After high school they went their separate ways. 24 years later they were still friends. One was living in El Paso, the other in Dallas. They started writing songs together. They made a record of these songs. They are the Disappearing Act.

About The Disappearing Act

The Disappearing Act's debut LP is a collection of unique and reflective songs co-written by two longtime friends in Texas that will appeal to listeners spanning the spectrum of the indie alternative, college radio, and modern rock genres.

The Disappearing Act's lead singer and co-writer, Salim Nourallah, released his first solo effort, Polaroid, in May of 2004 on Western Vinyl/Secretly Canadian. He has since gone on to make three more critically acclaimed CDs and toured Europe in 2006/2007 and 2009. His songs have also been featured on many television shows - most notably HBO's "the Wire" and NBC's "Smallville". Based out of his own recording studio in Dallas, Salim has also had a very successfull decade producing and recording other artists. He has won the Dallas Observer "Best Producer" award five consecutive years now while helping the Old 97s, Deathray Davies, Carter Albrecht, Rhett Miller and many others.

The other half of The Disappearing Act's writing team is Bob Blumenfeld, an El Paso-based song writer. In addition to his status as co-writer, Bob also serves as the band's rhythm guitarist.

John Lefler, who is also featured prominently on the Disappearing Act CD, has been the lead guitarist of Dashboard Confessional since 2002 and released his solo debut Better By Design in 2009 (which Salim Nourallah happened to record and co-produce). John plays lead guitar and more for The Disappearing Act.

The Disappearing Act, which was recorded at Pleasantry Lane Studio in Dallas, also features Rip Rowan (percussion, keyboards), Daniel Hopkins (drums), Richard Martin (keyboards), Rick Nelson (strings) and Paul Averitt (background vocals).

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Contact

PUBLICITY - EUROPE
Peter Holmstedt
Hemifrån
Spadvägen 8
tel: +46 33 26 02 10
cel: +46 708 79 02 10
email: peter.holmstedt@telia.com
web: www.hemifran.com

PUBLICITY - NORTH AMERICA
Press
Bill Benson
Team Clermont
191 E. Broad St., Ste. 310
Athens, GA 30601
tel: 706.543.9455
email: bill@teamclermont.com

Radio
Shil K. Patel
Team Clermont
Head of Radio Promotion
CMJ 2009 Promoter of the Year
191 E. Broad St., Ste. 310
Athens, GA 30601
tel: 706.548.6008
email: shil@teamclermont.com

Tortilla Records
Bob Blumenfeld
Tortilla Records
5809 Acacia Circle
El Paso, Texas 79912
tel: 915.587.7878
fax: 915.587.8808
email: rlblumenfeld@gmail.com

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