Grieve With Hope Benefit Concert
Join us on Sunday, May 31st at 8pm EST for the RE-AIR of our Grieve With Hope Benefit Concert, an evening spent together united by HOPE, premiering on Facebook, YouTube, and IGTV. Be sure to follow us to receive the latest notifications.
BIG NEWS! Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo
Pat Benatar: she’s always been a rule-breaker and a trail-blazer, she remains a bold and distinctive artist both on stage and on record, and now, after more than three decades in rock ‘n’ roll, she’s a bonafideliving legend. A four-time Grammy winner, Benatar is a classically trained mezzo-soprano. During the 1980s, Benatarhad two RIAA-certified Multi-Platinum albums, five RIAA-certified Platinum albums, three RIAA-certified Gold albums and 19 Top 40 singles, including the Top 10 hits, “Hit Me With Your Best Shot“, “Love Is a Battlefield“, “We Belong” and “Invincible“. During the early days of MTV, Benatar was one of the most heavily played artists on the popular music channel. Her hits continue to be as unforgettable now as they were at the dawn of MTV, when Pat emerged, fearless, fighting and forging a path for other female rock stars around the world.
Neil “Spyder“ James Giraldo, has been a professional musician, producer, arranger and songwriter for over four decades now, changing the face of the pop charts throughout the 1980s with his collaborator, muse and wife, Pat Benatar. More than just an explosive steel bending guitar player, Giraldo’s innovative vision helped him create the signature Benatar sound, from its inception.
PJ Anderson is a Catholic Christian worship artist from Nashville, TN. PJ has led thousands in worship at events worldwide, including World Youth Day in Panama City, Panama and Krakow, Poland as well as the Mass for Life in Washington, DC. As a worship artist, he is concerned not only with the responsibility of humbly leading worship, but also for generating new songs that draw people nearer to Our Lord. PJ lives in Nashville, TN with his wife and 3 kiddos.
Born and raised in Shaker Heights, Ohio. The hit-making songwriter is the best-selling solo pianist of our time earning 21 Number One albums and 32 Top 20 Radio Singles in the industry bible, “Billboard Magazine.” He’s garnered two Grammy nominations, gospel music’s Dove Award, two SESAC Songwriter of the Year Awards, and the Canadian Country Music Award. He also has a music scholarship named for him by his alma mater, the prestigious Cleveland Institute of Music. He’s written three best-selling books, starred in four TV concert specials, and is in the 20th season of hosting the popular syndicated radio show: “The Jim Brickman Show.”
Michael Butterman is the music director and conductor of the Boulder Philharmonic, Shreveport Symphony and the Pennsylvania Philharmonic, and a frequent guest conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, DC. He often collaborates in recital with his wife, violinist Jennifer Carsillo, who has performed at such renowned venues as the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. Jennifer is also an actress and filmmaker, and recently finished musical theatre runs as Tanya in MAMMA MIA! and Lucy in Bright Star. Visit Michael on Facebook or Jennifer on Instagram: @jencarsillo.
Dana Catherine is a Catholic Christian singer-songwriter and speaker originally from North Carolina, now living in Nashville, TN. She travels around the nation each year sharing her message of trust and surrender through music with thousands. You can find her latest singles, “Surrender Song” and “Right Where You Want Me,” wherever music is streamed or purchased. To find out more about Dana and her ministry, go to www.DanaCatherineMusic.com.
Norm Cotone has been performing since the late 1960’s; however, if you want to hear this Veteran Cleveland rocker it won’t be “performing” but rather “praising”. Norm Cotone has set his sights on higher ground. Cotone is the current music minister at St. John Bosco Parish in Parma Heights, Ohio, a position he has held for several years. Norm and the talented group of musicians and vocalists have adopted Vibrant Parish Life, a charismatic style of reverent worship, to complement traditional liturgical music. Cotone’s scriptural based album titled, Universal Language, was released in 2008. He is married and the proud father of three grown children!
In a previous life, Cotone led Cleveland Rock Band, Rainbow Canyon, on the keyboard and as a vocalist. They were one of the most popular bands to come out of Cleveland during their era (1972-1975). Originally known as simply “Rainbow”, the band set attendance records at the legendary Cleveland Agora where they gained a reputation for an exciting and animated show. They played concerts, colleges and clubs throughout the Midwest and signed with Capitol Records in 1973. The following year Capitol released the LP “Rollin’ In the Rockies” and the singles “Hot To Hold You” and “Invisible Song”.
David Crone has been performing on stage for more than 30 years. A former corporate executive, David left the comforts of the corner office for a rugged life on the road when his busy performance schedule no longer allowed him to “do both”. His unique perspective on office life, incredible ventriloquism skills, and cast of crazy characters combine to create a program like no other. From pure comedy entertainment, to highly customized serious messages on leadership, service, and living life on purpose, David leaves the audience ready to take on their next big challenge with renewed energy, and best of all, joy and laughter. Everything he does is driven by his personal mission statement: Making the world a better place, one laugh at a time.
Drawing upon influences from 90’s hip hop beats, mixed with vibrant, hard-hitting pop melodies, Celica Gray is springing onto the music scene and turning heads. Originally from a small town in Edinboro Pennsylvania, she moved to Nashville with her family at 9 years. Shortly afterward at 11, she sparked the interest of a Grammy award-winning producer and starting her journey working in the music industry. At 14, she was offered a major recording contract with L.A Reid and world recording artist Ne-yo at Island Def Jam in New York City, which she decided to turn down to continue developing her craft and skills. At 16, she landed a spot on Christina Aguilera’s Team on Season 3 of NBC’s Hit TV show “The Voice.”
The apple doesn’t fall from the tree for Celica. Coming from 3 generations of singers, her parents were also vocalists and singer/songwriters, who were in a Gospal vocal trio for 20 years with her aunt. She attributes her years spent singing in the studio and performing as a child, as having defined who she is as an artist today. ‘The beyond her years’ skills she developed in the studio include, writing songs since age 13, and as a young adult, she taught herself how to produce and program on her own, from her own studio.
Currently Celica resides in Los Angeles, CA and is working on her direction with a new team of people. She is excited for the world to hear her new fresh sound!
Shane Bauman, known as “Sheux-Bear”, is an electronic dance music artist, producer, mixer, remixer and songwriter currently based in Nashville, TN — he has been creating music since he was 12 years old — his early childhood years were spent in Columbus, Ohio programming and writing music. Influenced by the local band 21 Pilots, he developed an early passion for music, which drove him to play drums and write songs in rock bands, producing and recording demos at home in the basement of his parents house. Years later, Shane attended Belmont University, where he graduated in 2016 with a Bachelors of Business Administration Degree in Music Business, with an emphasis in production. Shane has worked as an engineer around Nashville, TN gaining first hand experience in recording studios such as Ocean Way, Black Bird, The Historic RCA Studio B, and the various campus studios at Belmont University — he currently writes and produces original music with developing artists in his own studio in Nashville TN, but has traveled the world working in studios in Los Angeles, California, Florida, London, U.K., Atlanta, Georgia, Columbus, Ohio and various other cities across the United States.
Shane is currently focused on his career as an electronic dance music artist, but is also involved in the development of rising new music artists found both locally and internationally — he has collaborated with numerous artists from the television show “The Voice” including Jamie Miller (Atlantic Records, The Voice, UK), Celica Gray (The Voice, USA), TABI Gervis (The Voice UK) and countless others. He is currently engaged in a variety of musical projects with major hit songwriters and producers including, Sacha Skarbek (Wrecking Ball), Keith and Adrienne Follese (ASCAP Songwriter of the Year), Anthony Jones (production partner of multi platinum producer Tommy Brown), Dzeko and various others- his newest record “Colors In The Dark” was a collaboration that caught the attention of dance YouTube label executive Mr Revillz who signed the record to Casual Jam Records, which released recently in the summer of 2019. New projects on the horizon are pulling Shane towards a new creative frontier in Los Angeles, California.
Singer-songwriter Nick Fabian is the perfect combination of Saturday night at the club bliss and Sunday morning reflection. The young and promising artist throws it back to when the music mattered, while keeping it fresh with invigorating soul-pop hooks. It’s an irresistible modern vintage aesthetic. Fittingly, the Nashville-based artist’s debut, out on LoveGoodMusic, is called Stuck In My Head. The Dallas, Texas born and raised artist grew up in a house of professional classical musicians. As a child, rather than hire babysitters for gig nights, Nick’s parents just brought him to their performances with the Dallas Symphony. He came away from this upbringing with a firm grounding in music theory, and eclectic taste. Nick has emerged a prodigiously talented singer, songwriter, pianist, producer and arranger. He draws inspiration from Motown, soul, modern and classic pop, and classic hip-hop. Nick counts Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, Allen Stone, Frank Sinatra,, Bruce Hornsby, The Temptations, and Ben Folds as formative inspirations.
Dave Hammer is a guitarist and vocalist from Akron , OH who lives in New Orleans. He writes and performs his own music as well as backs up many other groups. In New Orleans he is associated with such acts as Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans and Leyla McCalla. He has played the New Orleans jazz festival, the Chicago jazz festival , the Monterey jazz festival, as well as many others.
Quinn and Sean Hussey are Indianapolis based songwriters and worship leaders. As the two youngest of five kids, they grew up playing and pursuing music together. Over the past several years, The Hussey Brothers have toured all around the country, sharing their music and stories to inspire people to become who God created them to be. In 2019, The Hussey Brothers released their debut album titled “Live For Home” with Papercastle Records in Nashville, TN. The Hussey Brothers desire to use their God given gifts to influence culture in a positive way, leading people towards the true, good, and beautiful.
Quinn L’Esperance is a Los Angeles based actress, singer and model hailing from Mayfield Heights, Ohio. Quinn has performed live at fundraising events for the Dare2Dream Foundation and Relay For Life and sang the National Anthem at the Indians vs. Tigers game. In 2015, she released her first full length album, Fearless. In 2018, she released a music video for her single “All Falls Into Place” which was written and recorded in Nashville with Producer Matt Wilder, who began as a protégé and signed artist with legendary producer Dan Hartman (James Brown, Tina Turner, Joe Cocker, Steve Winwood, Paul Young and penned “I Can Dream About You,” “Free ride” and “Living In America.”)
“Heavyweight” (the new single from Quinn,) was set for release on her own QKL record label on January 31st and was also produced by Wilder who has enabled her to collaborate with some of Nashville’s top studio session players such as drummer and songwriter Lonnie Wilson (Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Luke Bryan,) renowned guitarist Jerry Mcpherson (Kelly Clarkson, Amy Grant) and pioneering drummer Steve Brewster.
Milan (“my-lin”) is my Mother’s maiden name. I call myself MILAN because of the love and support I’ve received from my family over the years. I feel honored to represent them through my art and life’s work. In the fall of 2015 I began recording my debut album, “MĪLAN”. I wrote for over six months and a year later the album was released, but the journey had only just begun. Since the release of my first record, I’ve allowed myself time to prioritize my need for personal growth and development. While I didn’t fully step away from music, I found that I had a lot to learn about life. This time of reflection has helped me appreciate my gifts and “tune in” to my deep desire for creativity. The inspiration for this brand era has blossomed from my “rooted” love of Earth and Stone. In my time of reflection, I grew a deep appreciation for plants. I cherish the chance to nurture nature within my environment. It’s in this gentle care for other beings that I find peace. I’ve always appreciated the beauty of marble and sculpture. Greek sculptors in the Hellenistic Period captured movement and naturalism in their figures. To me, these sculptures symbolize the essence of my music in its detailed, elegant yet sensual nature while remaining bold and empowering.
Pat Milloy, who is also the clinical director at Cornerstone of Hope, has been playing music professionally for over 30 years in a variety of settings, both in various bands and as a solo act. His varied repertoire includes old standards, classic rock and original songs. His CD “Hours Ago” will soon be available on iTunes and will also be available on his website: www.patmilloymusic.com. He is originally from Erie, Pennsylvania but now makes his home in the Cleveland area.
Post Road released their first collection of self-penned songs ‘That’s My Road’ in 2016 and followed up with originals ‘Drinking For Two’ and ‘Living In The Fast Lane’ in the months that followed. The first EP earned the band some prestigious awards in the Northeast, Ohio music community. The video of ‘Drinking For Two’ has pegged nearly 300,000 Facebook and YouTube views since being released in late 2017. Post Road has also shared the stage opening for numerous National Touring Acts such as Rodney Atkins, Aaron Lewis, and Smashmouth to name a few.
An Avon, Ohio based singer, songwriter, lyricist, and recording artist, Michelle began her solo career in 2014 by releasing her faith-based compilation album, “Songs of Comfort & Devotion,” featuring Catholic & Christian songs from her repertoire, as well as her popular original wedding song, “My Vow,” featured on the Catholic Playlist Show and college radio stations. Continuing to work with Michael Seifert, a multi-platinum award winning music producer, writer, arranger and recording engineer based in Cleveland, Ohio at Somewhere Recording, she has released and self- published 3 solo pop EPs, the newest entitled, Grounded, in her 4-part EP series. On New Year’s Eve 2019 she released her latest single, “Love’s Direction.” As a Cantor in the Cleveland Diocese, she sings in over 200 masses a year and has been collaborating with her parish, St. Christopher Catholic Church in Rocky River, to bring recorded masses and solo/duet pieces virtually to everyone during the pandemic. Michelle looks forward to heading back into the studio to finish up her song, “Rose Garden,” set for release this summer. For more information, to listen to her catalog, and to watch her official music videos, visit: www.MichelleRomary.com.
Reagan Strange is a 15 year old from Memphis, Tennessee. She is most recently known for being a semi-finalist and on Team Adam Levine on Season 15 of NBC’s The Voice. Reagan has three siblings (Kendall, Brock, and Brody). She’s always been passionate about singing, her faith, and being an inspiration to all of those around her. Watch for new music coming soon!
Taylor Tripodi from Cleveland, OH is on a mission to put people in an encounter with Christ through true, good, and beautiful music. After serving the Church for 2 years as a youth minister, her desire to bring hope to broken, hurting souls through Christian music has led her to become a full-time musician, singer-songwriter, and worship leader. Taylor’s music and ministry have led her all around the world, most recently leading worship in the Holy Land in Israel. This past year she was named one of the top 30 Catholic artists in the world and her newest album ‘Awakening’ hit over 150k streams on Spotify. In her spare time, she writes blogs for Ascension Press and enjoys spending time with her 8 younger siblings and big, Italian family.
Zander’s music has roots in pop/folk/reggae. He has shared the stage with Ziggy Marley, Train, Fall Out Boy and other popular artists. Zander was born in Hong Kong and lived in Scandinavia, as well as several different cities in the United States. Love of music has been his “reason to be” since he was very young. Extensive touring throughout the US and travel to Australia and Latin America has connected him with his 250,000+ social media followers. With over 4 million streams on Spotify and YouTube, Zander’s dynamic performances encourage his fans to enjoy life in the moment.
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