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Frannie Faith Southworth is a singer and actress. She has sung on numerous television and radio commercials including background vocals for Whitney Houston. In the early 80s Frannie worked as an actress and singer on “As The World Turns” soap opera where she performed over 40 original songs. She also co-wrote "Good in Love" for singer Patti Austin. Since 1997, Frannie has been organizing and performing in benefit concerts to raise money for various charities. She performs concerts with her band Heart and Soul that includes two generations and music from the 1920s to current songs. Her own life experience led her to record and release two CDs of original healing music and a new CD of guided meditations and a download with tools to help kids deal with stress. A certified meditation teacher, and Reiki Level 2, she teaches privately and in workshops at retreat centers. www.franniefaith.com
Jeff Southworth’s musical career has encompassed all aspects of performance: composing, arranging, producing, songwriting and singing. He played guitar for two years with Hall & Oates, and many others including Laura Branigan, Graham Nash & Dan Hartman. His Clio winning television and radio work includes writing, arranging and producing for Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Leann Rimes, Graham Nash, Whitney Houston and others. Jeff wrote and produced music for the hit PBS children’s show Dragontales, and arranged and co-produced Frannie’s CDs, as well as CDs for three Princeton University acapella groups.
Sharon Bryant, a singer/songwriter/producer had her 1strecord deal on CBS Records at the age of 12. As the lead singer in the group ATLANTIC STARR, and then as a solo artist, she had multiple #1 records. Sharon has appeared on shows including, Between The Lions, Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Letterman, and the Grammy Awards. She has recorded and/or performed with Sting, Elton John, Billy Joel, Michael Jackson, Alicia Keyes, Stevie Wonder, Patti LaBelle, Justin Timberlake,,Luther Vandross, Mary J. Blige, and Harry Connick Jr. to name a few! Recently she was on Broadway and toured with The Rascals, and is currently one of “The Lovely Ladies” on tour with The Dave Matthews Band.
Chris Coogan on keyboards and vocals is a jazz and gospel musician who has played with:Dave Liebman, Randy Brecker, Phoebe Show, Jose Feliciano,Bette Midler, Donna Summer, Take 6 and many others.Chris founded and directs the Good News Gospel Choir, which features his compositions.At events, he has entertained the likes of Bill and Hillary Clinton, Paul Newman, Martha Stewart and Whoopi Goldberg.Chris is a winner of the John Lennon Songwriting competition for jazz.He also has his own jazz quintet and teaches piano to an ever-growing student base.
Alan Southworth, singer/songwriter, has performed with Heart & Soul, playing bass, mandolin, piano and singing since he was nine years old. While in college, Alan sang with The Princeton Nassoons, including performances at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and toured in many parts of the world with them, performing and teaching children music. He appeared in the movie “Admission” with Tina Fey and on the Joan Rivers show, “Joan & Melissa”. Alan has been performing his original songs in clubs in NYC, and works as a business analyst at a renewable energy/trading company.
Journi Gallwey will be seventeen years old and is a seasoned performer who at six years old appeared on the PBS show, “Between The Lions, andat nine years old performed a Quincy Jones song for him at The Nokia Center in NYC. Journi sang a duet of "Foolish Heart" with her mom, Sharon Bryant at an Atlantic Starr reunion concert in England to rave reviews. She has sung on numerous CDs, and radio and television commercials. She recently played Sharpay in High School Musical. And the Butcher’s Wife in Into The Woods. Journi speaks three languages including Korean & Spanish that she taught herself.
Grammy, Emmy, Clio and Gold Record-winning singer/songwriter/soloist (violin) Robin Batteau's an ex- Columbia recording artist and Harvard biochemistry major. He's performed everywhere from Carnegie Hall to Parisian streets, playingwith YoYo Ma, Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, Josh White Jr., Judy Collins, Ladysmith, Nile Rodgers, and others. Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin and James Brown performed his songs. He co-produced and and sang lead on generations of jingles for cars, soda, burgers, etc. for campaigns that won close to 1,000 advertising awards. He's worked tirelessly for World Hunger Year, The Ocean Alliance, and The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
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