The Candy Butchers make an appearance on "Time Of Your Life", the 1999 "Party of Five" spinoff featuring Jennifer Love-Hewitt. Below is the Press Release:
Mike Viola and the Candy Butchers to Make Cameo Appearance on Fox's New TV Show "Time of Your Life" Starring Jennifer Love Hewitt.
NEW YORK--(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)--Sept. 29, 1999--
- Candy Butchers New Album, "Falling Into Place" Getting Rave Reviews
- And Band to Perform in Los Angeles, Boston, Washington, DC and New York in October
"Everything is falling into place..." is a line from the title track of Mike Viola and the Candy Butchers' new album, Falling Into Place, and that is just what is happening for this band who released their first full-length release on RPM Records/Columbia. With the album out just a few weeks, the music caught the attention of a producer at "Party of Five," who suggested the band be considered for an appearance on the spin-off show, "The Time of Your Life" featuring Jennifer Love Hewitt who continues her role as "Sarah." The band flew to Los Angeles from their home base in New York and taped the scene in which the "Sarah" character is trying to break into the music business and meets with a record producer in a recording studio where the Candy Butchers, as themselves, are laying down vocal tracks. In an odd coincidence, not discovered until after the band was booked to appear on the show, it was realized that the Candy Butchers' lead man, Mike Viola had a connection with one of the other actors on "Time of Your Life," Johnathan Scheach, who also played in the Tom Hanks movie, "That Thing You Do", where he portrayed the lead singer of a fictitious band, "The Wonders." Mike Viola provided the singing voice for Scheach's character in the film but the two never met during the making of the movie. The "Time of Your Life" segment in which Mike Viola and the Candy Butchers appear will be airing in November.
With music critics raving over Falling Into Place -- The New Yorker: "Viola's an excellent songwriter and this album is well worth the wait;" Rolling Stone's David Wild andsyndicated columnist: "The Candy Butchers Falling Into Place melts in your mouth and your subconscious, not in your hands. 3 1/2 stars;" CMJ Weekly: "It's not that often that pop this good comes along;" and Entertainment Weekly: "If you've forgotten the flush of a first kiss or the anguish of adolescent heartache, this album...will make those memories fall into place. B+" -- Mike Viola and the Candy Butchers will embark on a major market tour this fall starting off with dates and cities as follows: -0-
October 5 Viper Room Los Angeles, CA
October 8 TT's Boston, MA
October 19 9:30 Club Washington, DC
October 21 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
The band recently performed at the CMJ convention in New York and are developing a strong showing in college markets around the country. They are the first new artist release on RPM Records, an imprint label in association with Columbia Records, headed up by Danny Bennett, the son and manager of singer Tony Bennett.