Emerging from the New England scene, singer/songwriter Frank Viele has been surrounded by music for his whole life, and continues to press the boundaries in the live setting with an incredible band. Performing over 150 shows per year, Viele has put together a road-tested band of jam players, including Jordan Simms (Everyone Orchestra/Juggling Suns), Andrew Cusanelli (On The Spot Trio), Dee Miller (Da Rezerekt/Rowboat Casino) and Max Cappello.Fresh off of winning the 2016 New England Music Awards for “Performer of The Year” and “Album of The Year”, Frank Viele is set to release the video for his fourth single off of his newest album, Fall Your Way. Entitled “Kalifornia,” the video was filmed live at a full band sold out show in New Haven, Connecticut, using footage from fans’ cell phones.“We decided to play a hometown show in New Haven, Connecticut to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the release of my album, Fall Your Way.” says Viele. “The song, “Kalifornia”, off of that record was a personal favorite of the band and had become a fan favorite live as well. So we decided as a group to take a shot and have our fans, for this sold out show, take video on their cell phones and email them to us in the hopes that we could edit them together to make a cool video displaying the overall vibe of this celebration. We were beyond happy with how the footage came out and really excited to say this video was made by our fans and for our fans.”Watch the exciting new video, premiering below exclusively via L4LM:In addition to the new video, Viele has some exciting tour dates up ahead, including a spot at the Dewey Beach Music Festival and a set at Pacific Standard in New Haven, CT. Meanwhile, the band will be working on a new studio effort to follow up Fall Your Way, so keep your eyes out for fresh new Viele grooves!You can see the upcoming tour dates below, and head to the band’s website for details and more information.Tour Dates:9/22/16 – Dewey Beach Music Festival Dewey Beach, DE9/23/16 – Dewey Beach Music Festival Dewey Beach, DE10/28/16 – Pacific Standard (Gov’t Mule Afterparty) New Haven, CT
European pension funds have provided some straight-talking feedback on recommendations made by an advisory body to the European Commission on sustainable finance.In trade body PensionsEurope’s submission to the consultation by the High Level Expert Group (HLEG), it said “pension funds have the purest approach to long term/sustainable investment”.“Sustainability is already and by definition has been an integral part of pension funds’ risk-return decisions,” the organisation added, voicing support for the Commission’s “ambitious” agenda on sustainable finance.The consultation asked respondents about various aspects of the HLEG’s recommendations. On green bonds, PensionsEurope advocated that standardisation should be based on the Green Bond Principles, an industry initiative. It said that an explicit connection between the proceeds of a green bond and the environmental, social and governance policies of the issuer was needed.Regarding infrastructure, PensionsEurope pushed back somewhat on the HLEG’s idea of creating an organisation for developing infrastructure projects and matching them with investors. The focus should be less on match-making and more on building out on the European Investment Advisory Hub, an investment support service formed by the Commission and the European Investment Bank.On the much-discussed issue of long-term investment, the trade body said policy horizons needed to be longer.“The EU and the member states should provide for a good investment climate, stable pricing/tariffing (on pricing and subsidies) and a stable policy framework in order to provide long term investors with certainty,” it said.Securitisation got PensionsEurope’s support as a means of gaining long-term exposure to, for example, European project finance, including wind and solar projects, thereby helping institutional investors support green energy.Regulators could promote a concept of green securitisation, said the organisation, in keeping with the HLEG’s recommendations.A theme running through PensionsEurope’s submission was that sustainable finance also needed to recognise the importance of social stability, and not just environmental issues.