have chosen songs for the Soupernatural Soundtrack featuring
these Recording Artists:
Soundtrack Composer/ Musical Supervisor
joined The Michael Stanley Band in 1982 where he had the opportunity
to tour the country playing on stages with countless rock
legends such as Ringo Starr, Heart,
38 Special, Asia, Michael McDonald, Joe Walsh, Eddie Money
and Donny Iris to name a few. With MSB he has recorded on
9 albums, performed in music videos and has made many television
appearances including Solid Gold and American Bandstand. In
1988 Danny began producing records in Los Angeles, where he
worked on music for many artists including Cock Robin and
Jennifer Love-Hewitt. In 1996 he headed to Germany to record
an album and tour with his own band, The Holograms. Over the
years Danny has had the opportunity to work with some of his
favorite players including Eddie Jobson (Roxy Music, Jethro
Tull, Frank Zappa), Pat Masttelato (King Crimson, Mister,
Mister), Pete Beckett (Alan Parsons), Paul Morris (Rainbow),
Fernando Saunders (Jeff Beck, Jan Hammer), J.T. Lewis (Herbie
Hancock, Lou Reed) and recently Yes’ Alan White. Danny has
had his songs appear in several films including "Out Of Darkness"
starring Diana Ross, "Love Potion No. 9 " starring Sandra
Bullock, "Kiss Of A Killer" starring Annette O'Toole and "A
Killing In Beverly Hills: The Story Of The Menendez Brothers".
Danny has been the anchor guitarist each year for the Tribe
Jam, featuring musical talents of the Cleveland Indians and
the Browns Jam, which includes the musical talents of The
Cleveland Browns. Danny performed on and Co-produced the record,
THE C.A.R.E. SESSION featuring the single, "Eyes Of The Children"
with such illustrious rockers as Ben Orr (The Cars), Rickie
Medlocke (Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blackfoot), Joe Vitale (Eagles,
Joe Walsh), Skip Martin (Dazz Band) and the Raspberries among
others. He continues to play lead guitar for Michael Stanley
and The Resonators and is currently composing music for a
television series, as well as writing and recording music
for his own solo record (isn't it funny, we still call them
found Danny Powers' time heavily-invested in the studio in
both Los Angeles and Germany, where he and co-singer/co-songwriter,
Fran Lucci, comprised the European pop group, The Holograms.
You Whatever Comes", recorded at Karo Studios in Brackel,
Germany, was released in 1996 by German label CBH Records
GmbH, and a European tour followed that would keep the Holograms
on the road for many months...
Max, best known as the enigmatic member of the band dcTalk
(EMI CMG), has found the courage and freedom to take another
step outside the box to create an album for the world stage
that is innovative, provocative, and entertaining.
the fall of 2005, Kevin Max will release the highly anticipated
album titled The Imposter on Northern Records. Produced by
Andrew D. Prickett (The Violet Burning, Holly Nelson, and
The Lassie Foundation) and Kevin Max, The Imposter contains
a sound that recalls the passion of early U2, the soul of
Jeff Buckley, and the ambiguity of Blur. It sonically rivals
the larger-than-life persona of Kevin Max himself while it
reveals his most humble and transparent songwriting to date,
lyrically exploring the influences of Brennan Manning and
Bob Dylan. There are songs of love and faith and doubt and
fear in a variety of authentic musical expressions. They range
from pop to fusion, but the album maintains a consistent rock
influence throughout. The lyrical theme is imperfection and
often touches on the disparity between what we want others
to see and who we really are inside.
relocating to Los Angeles from Nashville, Kevin Max signed
with Northern Records and CAA in Beverly Hills and since has
been in sessions with an impressive list of writers and producers.
Although the writing for this record was more personal in
nature and Kevin ultimately collaborated largely with producer and co-writer Andrew D. Prickett on
the new record, part of the perspective gained in the preparation
for this record included work with Mark Hudson (Aerosmith),
Van Dyke Parks (Brian Wilson), Dominic Miller (Sting), Warren
Cuccurullo (Missing Persons & Duran Duran), and Nick Rhodes
one-third of dcTalk, Kevin Max has sold over 8 million records
worldwide, won four Grammy Awards, and had a Top 40 pop hit
with “Just Between You and Me” (Virgin), which
also received significant airplay on VH1 and MTV. The Imposter,
the long-awaited follow-up to his first solo album, Stereotype
Be (Forefront/EMI CMG), comes on the heels of an EP that was
recently made available independently called “Between
the Fence and the Universe” which marks the path from
Stereotype Be to The Imposter. In addition, Kevin Max has
also published two books of poetry as well as a poetry album
that includes accompaniment by Adrian Belew (King Crimson).
Kevin has been actively performing live, including shows with
the Psychedelic Furs, The Young Dubliners, The Church, and
Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes, as well as a recent tour
of Europe and shows in South America and New Zealand.
modern-day musical Lewis and Clarks, the three members of
dc talk have spent more than a decade exploring uncharted
territory. Along the way, this acclaimed and best-selling
band of pioneering musicians has transformed the Christian
music industry and broken down the walls. Their albums have
mixed rock, rap and pop in previously unimaginable ways, winning
numerous Grammy and Dove awards in the process. Their energetic
concerts have continually broken new ground for rock performance
and theatrics. Their video and film projects have expanded
the boundaries of music and movies. Now, Toby McKeehan, Michael
Tait and Kevin Max are taking time to reflect on the many
miles they have traveled and the many musical and ministry
milestones they have passed.
talk has already achieved so much in such a short time. And
contrary to recurring rumors, they aren't breaking up.Rather,
Toby, Michael and Kevin are taking a moment to stop, look
back, and celebrate the mysteries of both God and the music
biz before heading out on their next exciting venture into
uncharted territory. Toby McKeehan was a white rapper who
began rapping under the name "dc talk", a name given
to him because he was from the the Washington D.C. area. Toby,
and Michael Tait became friends while attending Jerry Falwell's
Liberty University in the mid-eighties in Lynchburg, Virginia.
They began making music together, and later Kevin Max (formerly
Kevin Smith) joined them. They called the group "dc talk
and The One Way Crew". The group released a demo tape
and traveled around the DC area. After signing with ForeFront
Records in 1989, they changed the groups name back to simply
their record contract, the guys moved to Tennessee, and released
their self-titled debut album. Although, the moniker dc talk
was originally chosen as a reference to Washington, D.C.,
ForeFront promoted the initials as standing for "decent
Christian," as a marketing effort to appeal to new listeners.
Shortly after being signed, dc talk released dc talk in 1989.
This self-titled rap album was one of the first in Christian
music, and it put dc talk in a class of their own. Nu Thang,
the group's next album, was released in 1990. Distribution
of both records was achieved mainly through Christian channels;
dc talk had sold over 100,000 copies, and Nu Thang surpassed
that, but the band was just beginning to tap into a wider
market. In 1991 dc talk toured with Michael W. Smith, one
of Christian music's best-selling artists, as his opening
act. Following the release of their Rap, Rock, n' Soul video,
the group began to gain a larger audience.
success of the band's third album, Free At Last, reflected
the surge in popularity of dc talk's sound. This album moved
dc talk from a strictly rap act to a more pop act. Their new
sound helped prompt high sales of the 1992 release, and the
album went platinum. Free At Last dominated the Billboard
CCM sales chart in 1993, holding at #1 for 34 weeks. The 1994
Grammy Award for Best Rock Gospel Album was awarded to dc
talk for Free At Last, securing their place in Christian music
dc talk released their pre-album single, Jesus Freak in 1995,
the group changed the initials in the group name from capitol
"DC" to "dc". Along with their name, they
changed their sound. When Jesus Freak, dc talk's fourth album,
was released in 1995 it took the group to a whole new level.
Their focus on the album was toward deeper, personal lyrics
and a more rock/alternative sound with less rap. Mike Tait
was quoted in Billboard: "I feel that the core fan will
continue to support us, and because of the material on this
album, I think we'll gain new fans."
couldn't have been more right. When Jesus Freak released it
broke the first week sales record in Christian music (which
has since been broken) and was by far the group's biggest
album. The album soon went platinum. International fame soon
followed. dc talk toured the United States Europe in 1996,
discovering a devout following in European countries. While
dc talk's fan base continued to grow, the music industry recognized
the need for better promotion of their less commercial type
of music. The growing success rate of Christian music astounded
distributors who scrambled to cash in. In November of 1996,
dc talk signed a deal allowing Virgin Records to handle the
secular distribution of their recordings. Their Christian
distribution remained with ForeFront Records. The split was
a result of dc talk's popularity with the mainstream audience,
and Virgin Records' ability to reach that sector through both
retail and radio channels. McKeehan was quoted as responding
to the deal in Billboard: "Our main hope in the Virgin
situation is that they can be that promotion and marketing
arm into the mainstream that we've never had. We've always
wanted our art to be out there for the world to hear, and
this is a dream come true for us."
1997 dc talk released a live video titled Live in Concert:
Welcome To The Freak Show. It was recorded during their US
Jesus Freak Tour; it included many of the same songs as Jesus
Freak and a few cover songs. An album of the same title soon
followed, including a few more songs than the video.
1998 dc talk unleashed their fifth album, Supernatural, the
follow-up to their platinum-plus 1995 breakthrough Jesus Freak.
Supernatural does have a few obvious distinction from their
past albums. Michael Tait explains, "This is the first
record we've ever written together so that makes it more of
a collective vision than ever before. " The album also
abandons all traces of rap and sticks with the rock/pop sound.
It has had great success so far. It debuted at #4 on the Billboard
Top 200 Chart (the highest of any Christian rock artist) ,
and broke the record for the highest selling Christian album
in the first week of sales. In a short 6 months the album
next year dc talk embarked on their Supernatural Experience
Tour. In this 60+ city tour , they played many major venues.
Many of the concerts were sellouts, and the tour was a definite
success. In the fall of '99, the band released a book they
had written titled Jesus Freaks about Christian martyrs. They
got help from The Voice of The Martyrs, a Christian martyr
organization. In November 1999, dc talk released their 4th
long-form video, titled The Supernatural Experience. It could
be called a combination of their previous two videos. It contains
interviews, music videos, and footage from their Supernatural
year 2000 brought a break in dc talk action. There were numerous
rumors circulating regarding a dc talk breakup, or Kevin leaving
the band. dc talk quickly shot down rumors and announced the
release of a best-of album titled Intermission: The Greatest
Hits that hit stores on November 21. Toby, Michael, and Kevin
took the time off to pursue solo efforts and all three planned
to release albums in 2001.
2001, dc talk released an EP in April title Solo, an EP that
featured two songs from each of the guys' upcoming solo efforts
and a live version of dc talk's concert favorite, 40. Tait,
Michael Tait's band released an album in June, Kevin Max released
an album in August, and Toby, under the moniker "TobyMac",
released a solo album in October.
a decade after his life as a Backstreet Boy began, Kevin Richardson
is as humble as he was the day it all started. Enjoying the
moments and embracing the opportunities, Kevin has undoubtedly
come a long way but he still holds close the people and memories
that have helped guide him to this place in his life.
native of Lexington, Kentucky, Kevin grew up singing in church,
playing sports and enjoying the outdoors. Music was always
a constant and as a teenager he was often seen jotting down
lyrics or playing the piano. In high school, he was involved
with activities ranging from musicals to football. His desire
for perfection led him to success in everything he did and
helped him develop a work ethic and personal versatility that
would drive his future successes.
the early 1990’s, after graduating from high school,
Kevin moved to Orlando, Florida to pursue performing opportunities.
It was in Orlando that Kevin met up with Nick, Howie and AJ
and together they formed the Backstreet Boys. Soon after becoming
a group, Kevin invited his cousin Brian to join and the rest
is Backstreet history. Since the Backstreet Boys began they
have seen record sales of over 65 million albums world wide,
have sold out countless tours and have received a multitude
of awards acknowledging their exceptional harmonies and contributions
to pop culture.
has also become an active advocate of colon cancer awareness
and prevention, a cause that has become particularly important
to him since losing his father, Jerald Wayne Richardson, to
the disease in 1991. In 2001, Kevin joined several congresspeople,
including Congresswoman Slaughter of New York, on Capitol
Hill to introduce the “Eliminate Colorectal Cancer Act.”
This was established to promote early detection and treatment
of colon cancer.
2003 Kevin made his Broadway acting debut as the super-smooth
lawyer Billy Flynn in the musical “Chicago" (a
role he also played on the London West End stage and at San
Francisco’s Golden Gate Theatre). In addition to his
work in “Chicago,” Kevin also performed in several
regional theatrical productions during his hiatus from Backstreet.
also founded the Just Within Reach Foundation (JWRF) –
an organization bearing the initials of his late father -
dedicated to providing education and promoting personal responsibility
for keeping the environment clean of potential cancer-causing
pollutants and toxins. Kevin has worked tirelessly the past
several years to help further the goals of JWRF, including
participating in the Olympic Torch Relay in honor of the foundation
and testifying before a Congressional committee. Through the
foundation, Kevin has also distributed over a dozen scholarships
to environmental science majors and has worked with National
Geographic to make an educational video on heroes in American
forward Kevin hopes to continue his outreach by lending his
voice, time and passion to the Natural Resources Defense Council
and Kentuckians For The Commonwealth. Currently, Kevin resides
in Los Angeles with his wife, Kristin, and is preparing for
the release of a new Backstreet Boys album in June of 2005.
provocative blend of innocence and sophistication —
that’s Jennifer Lee. While presenting herself with great
style and class, Jennifer maintains a warm and unpretentious
demeanor which enables her to connect deeply with her audience.
"Connection is what it’s all about," says
Jennifer. "Connection with my band and connection with
the listener. That’s what creates the magic. The greater
the connection, the more magical the experience for everyone
involved." And connect she does, with sincerity and a
perpetual sense of wonder.
in the straight-ahead jazz tradition, this San Francisco Bay
Area-based vocalist has developed a style all her own. With
her warm, lovely voice, extraordinary musicality and hip sense
of time, Jennifer brings each song uniquely to life. On an
up-tempo tune, she really swings. On a ballad, she sings with
a depth of emotion that pays homage to the music and the lyric.
addition to her love of straight-ahead jazz, Jennifer has
a strong affinity for the music of Brazil. When she sings
bossa novas and sambas in Portuguese (with a near-perfect
Brazilian accent) and accompanies herself on guitar, you can
almost feel the warm sands of Ipanema beneath your feet.
discovered her passion for music as a child, studying piano
and guitar. She played piano in her college jazz band and
accompanied other singers before realizing her own gift for
vocal interpretation. Her extensive experience as an instrumentalist
affords Jennifer a thorough understanding of the harmonic
intricacies of the music she sings. This knowledge, along
with her natural aptitude for musical expression, make for
a remarkable talent.
days Jennifer does a lot of stand-up singing when she performs.
Most nights, however, she accompanies herself on at least
a few tunes. And, when she does, it's with a simple elegance
and sweetness. "Lee knows how to drop a jaw with her
rhythm ease on guitar," says Jean Bartlett of the Pacifica
released in 2003, is Jennifer’s debut release as featured
vocalist. While incorporating many elements of straight-ahead
jazz, this recording also takes several wide steps outside
of that realm. The collection includes Brazilian songs, originals,
a heavily funkified arrangement of Frank Loesser’s "The
Inchworm" and a spoken-word piece, among other things.
recording artist Kitty Margolis says of this CD, "In
the best recordings, the essence of the artist’s individual
spirit is revealed clearly. Having known Jennifer for many
years now I can say that on this disc, the above is true in
spades. Thoughtful, gentle, classy, sweet with a mischievous
streak…these qualities are all part of Jennifer and
she shares them with us beautifully."
core trio on J-Walkin’ features guitarist Peter Sprague,
bassist Bob Magnusson, and percussionist Tommy Aros. Peter
Sprague, winner of numerous San Diego music awards, has performed
with such players as Chick Corea, Eddie Harris, Dori Caymmi
and Al Jarreau. Bob Magnusson is an alumnus of the Buddy Rich
band. He also toured with Sarah Vaughn in the 70s and has
recorded with the likes of Hank Jones, Cedar Walton and Tommy
Flanagan, to name just a few.
Jennifer’s first released recordings were part of a
compilation entitled Quint-Essential, a collection that is
unique in both content and form. Jennifer’s selections
on this recording feature three of the Bay Area’s finest
instrumentalists: guitarist Jeff Buenz, bassist John Shifflett,
and drummer Jason Lewis. This superb trio creates a musical
landscape that is the perfect playground for Jennifer’s
rich, sultry vocals.
which also includes the work of vocalists Shanna Carlson,
Sharman Duran, Jenna Mammina, and Cathi Walkup, is the musical
equivalent of a lovely and playful mosaic. "Five wonderfully
unique, distinctive voices. Fifteen marvelous songs. One remarkable
CD," says Wayne Saroyan of JazzWest. "These five
women have crafted a singular work of music that celebrates
the intrinsic beauty of each song, transcending the familiar
and illuminating the sublime. A quintessential CD for lovers
Born and raised in the rock and roll city of Cleveland, Ohio, Debi Lewin has more than 25 years of experience in Show Business as a professional singer, entertainer, dancer, band manager and producer. Debi’s knowledge of music comes from a history of three generations of musicians. The Lewin family is recognized for their vast musical backgrounds spanning from classical and theatrical to rock and roll.
Debi started her career in 1980, in musical theater. Starring in such productions as Evita, playing the notorious Eva Peron, Cassie in A Chorus Line and also producing and performing in many Broadway reviews and One Woman Shows. Moving from genre to genre and singing in four languages, gives her many years of understanding that all forms of music are wonderful.
Performing in Las Vegas with Wayne Newton at the Sand’s Hotel and on the Jerry Lewis Telethon has been one of the many highlights of her career. She also had the opportunity to perform in Vegas at Caesar’s Palace, The Aladdin, Sahara, Stratosphere and The Riviera Hotel.
From co-hosting a radio show in Cleveland on 1300 WERE and managing and performing in “The Cover Girls” voted No. 1 band in Cleveland, Debi has also had the pleasure of performing with or doing background vocals for Andy Kim, Ron Dante, The Scintas, Eric Carmen, Mitch Ryder, Chris Montez, Felix Cavaliere, Maxine Nightingale, Southside Johnny and the beat goes on. She also had the pleasure to produce a few shows for Sonny Geraci of “The Outsiders”, and recently performed with Paul Shaffer and the DAVID LETTERMAN Band at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Currently Debi performs in Cleveland and across the country with the nationwide popular Pink Floyd tribute band, “Wish You Were Here”, as well as, singing background vocals for different artists including BEAUCOUP and SOUVENIR. She shares the spotlight with fellow vocalist Jennifer Lee in THE COVER GIRLS and DISCO DIVAS, and she continues to perform her cabaret act, occasionally performing with her very talented brother, Dennis Lewin. Debi Lewin’s CD “A Woman of Standards” is aired on radio station 91.5 in Cleveland.
Since 1994, DENIS GAGNE has traveled the globe performing the role of PETER GABRIEL in the world-renowned show, THE MUSICAL BOX. Impersonating over 15 characters with his enchanting voice and entertaining stage antics, his impeccable portrayal of a young Peter Gabriel stuns audiences and critics alike.
Denis has played on legendary stages in over 72 European, US, South American and Canadian cities, to sold out audiences in more than 17 countries. He has consistently toured with The Musical Box for over 14 years, with nearly 600 performances played to over a half million fans. He has performed in some of the world’s most prestigious concert halls such as London’s ROYAL ALBERT HALL, Liverpool’s PHILHARMONIC HALL,Birmingham’s HIPPODROME THEATRE, Nottingham’s ROYAL CENTRE, Glasgow’s CLYDE AUDITORIUM, Paris’ OLYMPIA, Montreal’s BELL CENTER, Frankfurt’s JAHRHUNDERTHALLE, and the majestic PABST THEATER in Millwaukee, to name a few.
Teaming up with Musical Director, Sebastien Lamonthe and Artistic Director, Serge Morissette, Denis has collaborated on the production side as well. Not only a critically acclaimed vocalist and theatrical performer, he has been an integral force behind the impressive historical recreations of the Gabriel-era Genesis concerts conceived and executed by The Musical Box. With an incredible amount of dedication, research and commitment to accuracy, he has meticulously staged, blocked and choreographed all the shows, which include FOXTROT, SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND and THE LAMB LIES DOWN ON BROADWAY. Production Credits for these shows include staging, props, scenery, lighting design, costuming, masks, model making, makeup and instrumental authenticity. Denis has also made creative contribution to the artwork, art design, text writing and editing for promotional materials and merchandising.
Beyond singing, Denis plays the flute, oboe, piano, guitar and all bass instruments, as well as, various percussion instruments. He has had the pleasure to play on the same stage with Italian prog rock pioneers, Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM), as well as, Genesis rock legends, Phil Collins and Steve Hackett.
Denis Gagne has been the subject of hundreds of featured articles, interviews and reviews in major newspapers and magazines all over the world, which include The Chicago Sun Times, The NC News Observer, The Raleigh Spectator, LiveWire.com, (US), The Ontario Kingston Whig-Standard, The Toronto Globe and Mail, (CA), The Liverpool Daily Post, The London Times, (UK), Tribune de Geneva (France), Suedkurier (Germany) and Tutto Magazine (Italy), to name just a few. He has been featured on numerous national and international radio stations, talk shows and NEWS broadcasts including the CBC (Canada), the BBC (UK) and on ABC, NBC and FOX (US).
Denis attended College at Cegep de Drummondville where he studied classical music, specifically Voice and Double Bass. He can speak many languages including French, English, German and Italian. Additionally, he can speak fluent English with several accents including French and British. He enjoys outdoor activities such as boating, swimming, water skiing and motorcycling. Currently, Denis is touring with the Musical Box and will be playing a role and lending his voice to the soundtrack for the upcoming feature film, SOUPERNATURAL.
THE THEATRE OF THE LIVING ARTS, PHILADELPHIA, PA
“Denis Gagne is a treat to watch...”
ROYAL ALBERT HALL, LONDON, ENGLAND
“Denis Gagne as Gabriel had the audience enthralled...”
TONY BANKS, GENESIS
“...the guy who plays Peter Gabriel is brilliant...”
ROYAL CONCERT HALL, NOTTIGHAM, ENGLAND
“...where Gabriel would have struggled against the limits of his voice, singer Gagne’s voice was unwavering throughout...”
SPECTRUM, MONTREAL, CANADA
“...I am studying every look, every gesture, every expression on the face of Denis, aka Peter. The result is just incredible! Every move makes us think of having a young Peter Gabriel in front of us…”
JOURNALIST ARMANDO GALLO, GENESIS BIOGRAPHER
“When I first saw Denis Gagne performing with The Musical Box,
I thought he was a great actor, that he was playing a great interpretation of Peter Gabriel on stage, and hoped that he would be in movies.”
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