- The Power of Love
written by Huey Lewis, Chris Hayes & John Colla, recorded by Huey Lewis
- Kiss On My List
written by Daryl Hall and Janna M. Allen, recorded by Hall and Oats
- Bette Davis Eyes
written by Jackie DeShannon and Donna Weiss, recorded by Kim Carnes
- These Dreams
written by Martin George Page and Bernard Taupin, recorded by Heart
- Up Where We Belong
written by Jack Nitzsche, Buffy Saint-Marie & Will Jennings, recorded by Joe Cocker
- Sweet Dreams Are Made of This
written by Annie Lennox and David Allan Stewart, recorded by the Eurythmics
- Tell Her About It
written and recorded by Billy Joel
- Time After Time
written by Robert Hyman and Cyndi Lauper, recorded by Cyndi Lauper
- I’m Still Standing
written by Elton John and Bernard Taupin, recorded by Elton John
written and recorded by Phil Collins
- Holding Back the Years
written by Mick Hucknall and Neil Moss, recorded by Simply Red
- Addicted To Love
written and recorded by Robert Palmer
- Right Here Waiting
written and recorded by Richard Marx
- I Wanna Dance With Somebody
written by George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam, recorded by Whitney Houston
- Everybody Wants To Rule the World
written by Christopher Hughes, Roland Orzabal & Ian Stanley, recorded by Tears for Fears
- Material Girl
written by Peter Brown and Robert Rans, recorded by Madonna
- (I Get) Lost In Your Eyes
written and recorded by Debbie Gibson
- I’ve Had The Time of My Life
written by John Albert DeNicola, Day Jay Markowitz and Franke Jon Previte, recorded by Bill Medley
- Higher Love
written by Steve Winwood and Will Jennings, recorded by Steve Winwood
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Back to the ’80s is a co-production of Schirmer Theatrical and Greenberg Artists, part of their joint Symphonic Experience catalogue.
Nashville-based singer-songwriter Paul Loren has always been steeped in the classic American songbook. Loren launched his solo career with a string of sold-out shows in New York City at famed venue Joe’s Pub at the Public with his ‘One-Night Only Band’ in early 2014. His first solo single, “All By Myself,” released in 2015, was supported by radio stations Lightning100 in Nashville, SiriusXM’s The Pulse, WCOO/Charleston and KPND/ Spokane, among others.
A six-song debut EP came in 2016, Paul Loren Is…Available!, featuring swing-era covers of classic songs by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen. 2017 saw the release of the single and video for the original song, “I Know A Place,” inspired by Civil Rights-era anthems and “evoking the somber hope of Louis Armstrong’s “What A Wonderful World.” (HuffPost) A slew of singles followed, including the 50’s-inspired “(Gonna Take) A Little Time,” with its accompanying whimsical video filmed at Brooklyn’s The Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club and premiering on Parade.com. During this time, Loren was personally selected by Jennifer Lopez to perform at her Birthday Gala in Las Vegas; appeared on “The Tonight Show” starring Jimmy Fallon, partnered with The Ryan Seacrest Foundation; performed at the legendary STAX Museum in Memphis Tennessee; and recorded in the world-renowned Sun Studio. He has opened for and supported touring artists including: The Temptations; singer-songwriter Brendan James; American Idol Winner Taylor Hicks; folk singer and guitarist David Bromberg; British soul singer James Hunter; and has shared the stage with Paul Shaffer, Queen Latifah, Christie Brinkley and food personality Giada De Laurentiis.
With his 22-song collection Betwixt & Between, Paul has pivoted in a new and exciting musical direction. The songs traffic in a depth and brutal honesty not found in his earlier material. “While his earlier material put him on the map, Loren’s heightened, and at times devastating, lyricism set against an upbeat groove-based sonic backdrop sets the LP as a career milestone.” (American Songwriter). Through it all, he ties together the more profound lyrical territory with a blazing rhythm section that feels rearing and ready to hit the road again.
With a career spanning over 20 years, Irish born Colin Smith has led a musical life as varied as it is impressive. With his former band Mrnorth, while on RCA, Smith toured extensively with the likes of The Who, Van Halen, Sheryl Crow and Journey, among many others.
As a solo artist, songs from his two records have been licensed to movies and TV alike. Smith has been seen in live collaborations with Alicia Keys and has worked multiple times on Saturday Night Live as featured vocal talent. Smith has most recently been seen touring with Christina Aguilera, duetting with her on the Grammy® Award-winning “Say Something” to audiences across the globe, as well as performing background vocals for the show.
Brie Cassil is a singer, actor, and composer based out of Chicago, IL. Original from Missouri, Brie moved to NYC straight out of high school, and has since starred in musical productions such as Mimi in Rent, Little Sally in Urinetown, Belle in Beauty and the Beast, and Suzy in the Off-Broadway cast of The Marvelous Wonderettes.
Cassil has had the opportunity to perform all over the world. From leading workshops in Brazil, to opening for Adler with her original band, Rebel. Most recently, Cassil had the privilege of performing at the prestigious Carnegie Hall, in the new musical SuperYou. She is very grateful to be able to do what she loves, traveling around the world and singing the music of her biggest influences, with many of the world’s best orchestras.
A producer, engineer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter, Oscar Rodriguez grew up in Rhode Island, graduated with a jazz guitar degree from NYU, and made Brooklyn his home base in 2000. Since then he’s played every DIY venue and basement in North America with his punk/hardcore bands De La Hoya and Nakatomi Plaza, freelanced with innumerable NYC singer/songwriters and bands, performed in Broadway musicals (most notably Hedwig & The Angry Inch), and toured the world with the Grammy Award-winning duo, A Great Big World.
Oscar started producing and engineering at Russell Street Recording in 2013, and soon after began collaborating with Zach Jones. Since then, the two have played in each other’s bands (Albis and Zach Jones & The Tricky Bits) and have co-produced records for artists such as Jenny Owen Youngs, Elizabeth Wyld, Hannah Winkler, Talay, Jesse Dylan & The Scaredy Cats, and A Great Big World. On his own, Oscar’s production credits include Jukebox The Ghost, Jon The Guilt, and Rikki Will. He’s also written and produced hundreds of songs for the YouTube Audio Library, the Facebook Sound Collection, Marmoset Music, Premium Beat, and is a co-founder of the music/media collective Track Tribe.
Jake Navarro is a NYC based rock drummer who studied Jazz/Commercial music at Five Towns College in Long Island, NY. Navarro was a Music Director for Carnival Cruise Lines and also tours with multiple Pops shows, performing with symphony orchestras all over the country. Navarro is a children’s music teacher, a studio/touring musician for various artists, and he performs with several major event bands in the NY Metropolitan region.
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