04/19/2016

KISS Guitarist TOMMY THAYER To Speak at Samsung Developers Conference About New Children’s Storybook App

KISS Guitarist TOMMY THAYER To Speak at Samsung Developers Conference About New Children’s Storybook App

KISS lead guitarist TOMMY THAYER has been invited to speakat the upcoming Samsung developers conference in San Francisco and will introduce Ernest Hummingbird, a newchildren’s storybook app for which Thayer is a partner. The conference will be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco on April 27th and 28th. Thayer will speak about his involvement in the app, and embracing app technology as a new means to tell andcommunicate stories and music to children.

“I'm really delighted that Samsung has asked me to speak at the event, says Thayer, Ernest Hummingbird is a beautiful story that comes to life in the storybook app. I really enjoyed creating and producing the music for this project as well. It will start off as a children’s storybook app, but will eventually be an animated TV series and much more."

Thayer asked his friend and country music star Darius Rucker to narrate the story. "Having Darius's deep and familiar voice telling Ernest's story is wonderful, Thayer says. “We're proud to have Darius involved.”

Ernest Hummingbird is a partnership between Thayer and Mechem Media, led by the former CEO of the company that owned Hanna Barbera for 25 years, Charles Mechem. Ernest Hummingbird was conceived initially by Hanna Barbera alum and current Sony director David Feiss, who is best known for his hit Cartoon Network series “Cow and Chicken”. Feiss is also a partner on the project.

The Samsung Developer Conference (SDC 2016) is designed for developers, for creators and for builders. Together with their tech partners, Samsung will share the latest technologies and future innovations in IoT, Smart Home, VR and more.

TOMMY THAYER is the lead guitarist of the legendary rock band KISS. Regarded as one of the most influential rock and roll bands of all-time, KISS's career milestones are staggering including sales of over 100 million albums worldwide. In 2014, Tommy partnered with Mechem Media creating new intellectual properties for TV, film, new media and mobile. Ernest Hummingbird, a beautiful new children's storybook app will be released in summer 2016.

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