Friday, July 30, 2021
Thursday, July 22, 2021
ONCE BEFORE I GO (Peter Allen / Dean Pitchford) Peter Allen - 1983 Don Lane (TV transcript) - 1983 Hugh Jackman (feat. in the show "The Boy From Oz") - 2003 Johnny Mathis - 2017 Once before I go I want you to know That I would do it all again I'm sure we'd make the same mistakes But we could make it Through the pains and joys and aches We knew back then I would do it all, I'd do it all again Before I go I want you to know That I look back with no regrets And when our luck was wearin' thin And we were down and out We still came back to win against all bets Now when I look back I still have no regrets And it's so hard to say goodbyes When there's so much that's left Unspoken in your eyes But unless I spread my wings again I'm afraid I'll never soar So hang on to the memories And hold me close once more Once more Just once before I go I want you to know That I have loved you all along And even when we're far apart I only need to feel you're living in my heart And I'll be strong Love you just the way I've loved you all along And it's so hard to say goodbyes When there's so much that's left Unspoken in your eyes But unless I spread my wings again I'm afraid I'll never soar So kiss me for the last time And hold me close once more Once more Just once before I go I want you to know That I have loved you all along Even when we're far apart I only need to feel you're in my heart And I'll be strong You are the light that shines on me You always were and you'll always be So I had to let you know Just this once, just this once before I go (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - March 2018)
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Our first review is in! Thanks Don Grigware!
“Overall, I would highly recommend this album for its variety and for Bannon ... who shows just how engaging he can be. I have always thought that actors make the best singers, as they give 110%. Keep that in mind as you listen to Robert Bannon!” Wow! That means the world!
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I JUST READ IT AND IM IN TEARS! You are so kind and so sweet! That made my day! I’m so happy you liked it. I’m so happy how you wrote it. I can’t wait to meet you at the show. It means the world to me. Means so so much!
Friday, June 18, 2021
Singer/actor Robert Bannon will be releasing his debut album Unfinished Business on July 2 with a live concert streaming all weekend. After that, he will be touring the country, including a stop at Feinstein's at Vitello's in Studio City, CA on July 21.Nowadays it is a major accomplishment in the recording industry to release your own project. Bannon has put Unfinished Business in the TLC hands of Lml Music, owned and operated by great pop singer Lee Lessack.
Unfinished Business was produced during the pandemic utilizing virtual techniques to protect the safety of each musician performing from his own house... with a professionalism, I might add, that is second to none. Guests include the incomparable Jane Monheit, who duets beautifully with Bannon on "How Deep Is the Ocean", and Loren Smith who adds just the right touch of soul in an R & B medley.
When I first interviewed Bannon in February 2020 before the onslaught of the pandemic, he told me he would be concentrating on music from the American Songbook, but this finished product offers a greater range of music displaying Bannon's rich versatility as a singer. He has sought out various eclectic pop and rock songs and styles one would not readily expect on a debut album.
Highlights include "All of Me", "From a Distance" reaching out to the community at large in a bold yet gentle way. We can feel the need of people needing people and coming together. There is a two song medley of "What Kind of Fool Am I?" and "Who Can I Turn to?", again showing a tremendous emotional need and performed with an earthy forthright delivery. "What'll I do" in tandem with "Once Before I Go" ensures a provocative finale where love plays in strongly. and an enphasis on love with "Look of Love" and "This Guy's in Love".
"When October Goes" is a favorite of mine because it displays a deep understanding of life, and Bannon's sensational rendition makes you enjoy the moment as well as reflect on the human condition..
"I Think He Knew Me" is a telling story about a father and son. It is written by musician Matt Gould at the keyboard and Griffin Matthews. Another in depth study of relationships and an astounding performance of it by Bannon!
Overall, I would highly recommend this album for its variety and for Bannon ... who shows just how engaging he can be. I have always thought that actors make the best singers, as they give 110%. Keep that in mind as you listen to Robert Bannon!
Saturday, May 8, 2021
|old stella adler classmate adrian zmed who now teaches at the stella adler theatre|
Wednesday, March 10, 2021