Stephen Bishop, a songwriter since the age of thirteen, left his home in San Diego for Los Angeles at seventeen. He got a job as a staff songwriter at E.H. Morris Publishing for fifty dollars a week. Years later, this veteran songwriter has had his songs recorded by Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Art Garfunkel, Barbra Streisand, Kenny Loggins, Beyonce, Pavarotti, David Crosby and many others. Over the years, film fans have long treasured Bishop’s appearances in pictures such as Kentucky Fried Movie, The Blues Brothers, Twilight Zone: The Movie and, of course, his legendary cameo as the “Charming Guy with Guitar” in National Lampoon’s Animal House, which he did the theme to. In addition to “Separate Lives” from the movie White Nights, he’s contributed songs for other films, such as Tootsie, The China Syndrome, Roadie, Mickie & Maude and Unfaithfully Yours, among others.
Stephen is a two-time Grammy nominated recording artist and Oscar nominated singer-songwriter. His hits include, “On and On,” “It Might Be You” (the theme from Tootsie), “Separate Lives,” “Save it For A Rainy Day” and more.
In total Stephen has written 650+ songs, released 19 albums, sold over 15+ million records worldwide for himself and 100+ million for other singer-songwriters. His music has been streamed over 500+ million times.
Jack Tempchin is a 38x RIAA Diamond Certified Songwriter and 2019 Songwriter Hall of Famer. He is a legendary hit songwriter whose two best known compositions, “Peaceful Easy Feeling” and “Already Gone”, are now synonymous with the Southern California Sound.
Both songs are on ‘Eagles: Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975’, awarded *Best-Selling U.S. Album of the 20th Century* by the RIAA. Tempchin has five Eagles contributions total, including “The Girl From Yesterday” from the ‘Hell Freezes Over’ reunion release, + “It’s Your World Now” and “Somebody”, both on their double-disc release, ‘Long Road Out Of Eden’.
Jack Tempchin songs have been performed by or recorded by : George Jones, Buck Owens, Emmylou Harris, Glen Campbell, Chris Hillman, Jackson Browne, Dwight Yoakam, Linda Ronstadt, Patty Loveless, Trisha Yearwood, Tanya Tucker, Jim Lauderdale, Johnny Duncan, Richie Havens, Randy Meisner, Sammy Kershaw, Kate Wolf, Tom Rush, Little Texas, The Paladins, New Riders Of the Purple Sage , and Wilson Philips and Jim James of My Morning Jacket.
Known as Luke Duke from, “The Dukes of Hazzard.” All it takes is a phrase or two from Tom Wopat’s warm, engaging baritone to trigger the desire to hear more. And the more one listens, the better it gets — from the way he finds the heart of a song’s story to his lyrical phrasing and his gently swinging, jazz-infused rhythms.
Tom may be best known for his starring role in the ’80s hit television series The Dukes of Hazzard. But his versatility was there from the beginning, and on full display in a career reaching from his television work of the ‘70s and ‘80s to high visibility Broadway roles in 1999’s Annie Get Your Gun and 2008’s Catered Affair (he received Tony Award nominations for both), as well as Chicago, Forty-Second St., Sondheim on Sondheim and more.
Hailed by two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee David Crosby as "one of the best young singer-songwriters in America...maybe even the world.
Marcus has an extensive touring history and having had his own band, Marcus Eaton Trio, he now primarily performs solo. Marcus has opened for artists such as Bob Dylan and Dave Matthews, Nils Lofgren, Dr John and Rodrigo Y Gabriela. A very busy couple of years which included gigs in LA with Seal and Flea, solo tours across Europe and scoring the soundtrack to the acclaimed David Crosby documentary "Remember My Name."
David Pack is perhaps best known as the co-founder, singer, and guitarist of Ambrosia, and the voice of the timeless hits they produced in the 1970's and 80’s. But since that time David has established himself as a successful solo artist, in-demand Grammy-winning record producer, and Music Director of global special events - including both of President Clinton's Inaugural Galas, and events for Barbra Streisand, Elton John, Billy Joel, Madonna and others.
His collected works have sold over 50 million units worldwide. His two principal musical mentors for over 30 years are friends Quincy Jones and the late Leonard Bernstein.
David has had a career that most artists can only dream of and he is still going strong well into his fourth decade in music, with his classic songs not only enduring on the radio, but striking a chord with today’s hottest musicians and film-makers - in 2015 Pack’s “How Much I Feel” was sampled by hip-hop artist Big Sean on his song “All Your Fault” (feat. Kanye West) from his #1 album “Dark Sky Paradise,” with Pack credited for 50% of songwriting. In 2016 Judd Apatow’s Netflix original series “Love” featured David’s classic “Biggest Part Of Me” in the series trailer and in the first two episodes.
Russ Titelman is an American record producer and songwriter. He has to date won three Grammy Awards. He earned his first producing the Steve Winwood song "Higher Love", and his second and third for Eric Clapton's Journeyman and Unplugged albums, respectively. Titelman also produced Clapton's 24 Nights live album of 1990 and the all-blues album From the Cradle, released in 1994.
Titelman began his musical career in the 1960s. He studied sitar for a year under Ravi Shankar, at the latter's Kinnara School of Music in Los Angeles. He has worked with rock musicians such as Nancy Sinatra, The Monkees, Dion DiMucci, George Harrison, Bee Gees, Little Feat, Christine McVie, Meat Loaf, Paul Simon, Brian Wilson, The Allman Brothers Band, James Taylor, Rickie Lee Jones, Chaka Khan, Ry Cooder, Randy Newman, Gordon Lightfoot, Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Neil Young, Crazy Horse and Gerry Goffin. After having worked for Warner Bros. Records for 20 years, Titelman has been an independent producer since 1997.
Jai Uttal, Grammy nominated sacred music composer, recording artist, multi-instrumentalist, and ecstatic vocalist, combines influences from India with influences from American rock and jazz, creating a stimulating and exotic multi-cultural fusion that is truly world spirit music.
Having travelled extensively in India, where he met many great saints and singers, Bhakti Yoga became his personal path. Jai has been leading, teaching and performing kirtan around the world for close to 50 years, creating a safe environment for people to open their hearts and voices.
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James Bourne is a multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter and musician. James is most well known as the co-founder of the pop-rock band, Busted. Formed in 2000, the band had four UK number-one singles, won two Brit awards, released four studio albums and sold over 5 million records. Bourne has written numerous hit songs for numerous recording artists, including The Jonas Brothers, Melanie C, 5sos, McFly, Patrick Monahan, and more. Off the stage, James has written five musicals, he is now pursuing a solo career and is slated to release his first solo album in 2020.