An eclectic and romantic mix of songs from Pop, Country, Broadway and the Great American Songbook, performed with the intimacy, humor and warmth unique to this American cabaret duo.
Here's To Love
is a collection of material from the worlds of Pop, Musical Theater, R&B, Country, and the Great American Songbook.
Selections include Old Devil Moon" and This Could Be the Start of Something Big,” to the country flavored version of Son of A Preacher Man" and the fun duet I Wish I Were In Love Again/I'll Never Fall in Love Again," to the cool new arrangement of the R&B song All of Me." Here's To Love" features solos from Maripat, Do You Want to Dance?/Do Ya" and Where've You Been?”, while Richard's solos include Do I Love You?” and Is It You?”. The recording moves through various genres and musical meters to bring you a variable listening experience.
About Maripat Davis and Richard Osborn
Maripat Davis and Richard Osborn burst onto the cabaret scene with sold-out engagements at The Gardenia in Hollywood and Sterling’s Upstairs at Vitello’s in Studio City, California. Their first show, entitled Let’s Fall In Love, featured a potpourri of classic American love songs from the '30s, ’40s, and beyond, taking a fun and sentimental look at the many moods of love, from first blush to a lifetime love affair. Their second show, Moonlight and Love Songs, took them on a romantic journey through many of the memorable songs from the silver screen, past and present. In addition to numerous appearances at The Gardenia, they have also performed at Vitello’s, Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal, the Ten 20 Club, The Vermont in Los Angeles; the Central California Cabaret Series (CCCS), with Broadway star Luba Mason; Billy Reed’s, Azul’s, the Annenberg Theater in Palm Springs; and the Laurie Beechman Theater in New York City. Maripat and Richard are seasoned performers with extensive stage and nightclub credits. Their entertaining shows highlight their strong vocals, beautiful harmonies, special arrangements, and an on-stage chemistry punctuated by spontaneous outbreaks of humor. They have a deep and abiding affection for their material, which runs the emotional gamut from lighthearted to poignant. The common thread uniting all of their shows, is a celebration of life, love and romance.
Recording Musicians Piano: Shelly Markham; Bass: Kevin Axt; Drums/Percussion: Jon Stuart ; Guitar/Banjo: Matt Hornbeck; Sax/Flute/Clarinet: Phil Feather; Acoustic Guitar/Dobro: Linda Taylor; Backup Vocals: Eddie Hedges & Ronee Martin.
The recording was arranged by award-winning pianist/songwriter/arranger Shelly Markham. The vocal editing was by Paul Rolnick of Zevely Records/NY. Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Paul Tavenner, Big City Recording Studios/L.A. Here's to Love" was produced by Shelly Markham, Richard Osborn, and Maripat Davis.
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