Composed Single: "Hey Little Suzie" Billy Gilman. Top 20 on GAC for 5 weeks! Check out the video
Composed Single: "Southern Star" - Billy Gilman. Released September 2006
Ed Kessel, founder and President of Sound Imagination is proud to have composed 8 songs for Billy's two most recent projects, including his newest CD, "Billy Gilman", released September 2006. The first single on this album, "Southern Star," written by Ed Kessel and Sandy Linzer was released July 11, 2006. The song was reviewed by Robert Oermann from Music Row:
"Billy Gilman...homerun single..."
"...Southern Star... Lushly melodic, expertly produced and a great showcase for his vocal range."
On Billy's album "Everything and More," Ed Kessel and Sandy Linzer wrote the single "Hey Little Suzie," which was in the top 20 on GAC (Great American Country) TV for more than five weeks.
Ed joined forces with legendary songwriter and producer Sandy Linzer whose success has spanned 4 decades and includes five #1 hits in the United States alone! His credits include some of the most recognizable songs ever written including Whitney Houston's "I Believe in you and me," "Native New Yorker," "Workin' My Way Back to You" and Smashmouth's hit "Can't Get Enough of You Baby". Currently, "Dawn (Go Away)" and several other songs he wrote for Frankie Valli and the 4 Seasons are featured in the Broadway hit musical "Jersey Boys" that won, among other prestigious awards, the Tony for best musical!
SOME BRAND NEW UP AND COMERS
Sound Imagination is pleased to introduce you to a couple of their new, exciting artists currently in development:
RADICAL LOVE - Check our new single, "Radical Love" composed and produced by Edward B. Kessel and Marc Hoffman. It's performed by the talented young sister duo, Danielle & Jennifer! (Les Miserables - Broadway, Law & Order, All My Children, Guiding Light...). Available on iTunes and Amazon.com
DEVON JORDAN - star of the movie musical, "Standing Ovation" and featured actress in M. Night Shyamalan's "The Happening" -- is soon to be the next pop/rock icon. Her exceptional voice and fun, quirky personality will lead her quickly to the top of the charts. Whether she's rockin' out or singing a ballad, Devon is always edgy and cool. Keep a look out for her tracks coming soon.
CHRISSY WACKER This opera/popera soprano virtuoso, truly has the voice of an angel. At the tender age of 13 she has already astounded international audiences from the Teatro Romano in Benevento, Italy to the Apollo Theater in Harlem, NY. Recently, Chrissy was selected to sing a solo rendition of "America The Beautiful" at the 2006 U.S. Open Tennis Tournament. Chrissy's popularity continues to soar! We are currently developing her first full length CD. Her classically trained operatic voice and Broadway/pop sensibility give her a unique sound and star quality. Keep an ear out for Chrissy. If you think you hear an angel
Sample: Chi Il Bel Sogno
Multi-platinum selling Grammy and Country Music Award nominee Billy Gilman was the youngest artist to ever hit the Billboard country airplay chart.
Angela Baacari, Ed Kessel, Billy Gilman & Sandy Linzer
Billy Gilman is a show-business natural who burst on to the country music scene with the release of his debut single "One Voice," at only 11 years old. The song is the sensational and touching story of social commentary that spoke of the violence in the world being silenced by one voice in a single prayer. The single entered the Billboard chart in 2000, making him the youngest artist at the time to ever hit the Billboard country airplay chart. The tiny preteen powerhouse edged out Brenda Lee to become the youngest person ever to have a song on the magazine's Country Singles Chart. Gilman has already earned his spot at the top in Country Music. As testimony to his success, "One Voice" was certified platinum selling, over one million copies less than three months after its release (September 2000). Billy released his second album, "Classic Christmas," in October 2000 and the holiday CD was certified gold before the close of the year. In May 2001, just weeks before his thirteenth birthday, Billy recorded and released his third album, "Dare to Dream." He went on to record "Music Through Heart Songs," a collaboration with young poet Mattie J. T. Stepanek, which was issued under Sony Music (2003).
Billy has appeared on national television programs including The Rosie O'Donnell Show, Oprah, The Tonight Show and The Today Show. He's also appeared as presenter or performer at some of the industries most renowned awards shows such as the CMA Awards, the TNN/Country Weekly Awards and the American Music Awards and he earned a prestigious Grammy nomination (losing out to the legendary Johnny Cash). Click here for more (www.billygilman.com)
Order Billy's new CD at cduniverse.com
A true rising star. This Star Search contestant, who wowed the audience, is now recording her first album. With her sexy Latin sultry sound and Rock edge, Jacklyne can make you dance, cry or fall in love, maybe all at the same time. She embraces both her Latin roots and American sensibility. This songstress has that special something mixed with tenacity and determination that makes you want to get on her band wagon. Look out for her to burst onto the scene and take no prisoners.
Ed, Jacklyne & Sandy