Alan Roy Scott
Alan is a top Hollywood songwriter and music producer, who brings a 30-year career in the music business to enrich Greenstar's digital culture project. His career began with Screen Gems-EMI Music and with a division of Motown, where he was involved with Smokey Robinson, The Temptations and Stevie Wonder.
Among the many artists who have recorded his songs are Celine Dion, Luther Vandross, Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan, Roberta Flack, The Allman Brothers, Sheena Easton, The Neville Brothers, Pat Benatar, Patti LaBelle, The Pointer Sisters, Rick Springfield and Johnny Mathis.
His TV/Film credits include songs used in First Wives Club, Top Gun, Coming To America, Karate Kid II, Fame (TV show), Rags To Riches, Santa Barbara, As The World Turns and Beverly Hills 90210, among others.
But Alan is more than a commercially-successful musician and songwriter. He has has a powerful vision: to unite a world community bonded by the creation of music.
With his "Music Bridges A.T.W." events, he has created original events around the world. In the late 80s he initiated "Music Speaks Louder Than Words," the historic summit of US and Soviet songwriters which included artists Diane Warren, Brenda Russell, Cyndi Lauper and Michael Bolton. Then, "Country and Eastern" featured a collaboration of American, Romanian, Czech and Slovakian songwriters. "Pacific Harmony" was a musical excursion to south Asia, with artists from Indonesia, China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and Australia, where Alan was joined by The Scorpions, jazzman Dave Koz and hitsmith Allan Rich.
Then came "Celtic Harmony" in 1997, which took place in Dublin, Ireland -- bringing together US and Irish songwriters. Recently, Alan produced "Music Bridges...Over Troubled Waters," in Havana in March 1999. This event brought together Cuba's Instituto Cubano de la Musica and Ministerio de Cultura, and the U.S. Treasury Department, in the first large-scale cultural exchange between the two countries in over 35 years. Artists included Burt Bacharach, Peter Buck (REM), Bonnie Raitt, actor Woody Harrelson, Jimmy Buffett, Stewart Copeland, Andy Summers, Mick Fleetwood, Lisa Loeb and Don Was. On the Cuban side were such luminaries as Chuco Valdez, Alberto Tosca, Carlos Varels and members of the bands Los Van Van, Sintesis and Columna B.
Kevin Fisher is a multi-platinum selling songwriter. Rascal Flatts, Sara Evans, Uncle Kracker and many others have recorded his songs. As and artist himself and a writer for others, his songs are being played all over the world.
His music has been featured on TV (True Blood, Pretty Little Liars, America’s Funniest Home Videos), in movies theaters, (Angriest Man In Brooklyn, Dear Dumb Diary, Frozen Ground) and on stage (Unbeatable: A Musical Journey, Empowerpack).
He also hosts a successful Songwriting Workshop at schools, music stores, and private homes. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.
Allan Posner has been singing and songwriting for most of his life, albeit, at times, sporadically. He has sung in choirs and led religious services, singing both liturgical and modern music. He’s also crafted dozens of parody song lyrics, and then performed those songs, during the past two decades. Before that, both in high school and in college, he performed in plays such as “Bye, Bye Birdie” and “Anything Goes”. He’s now rekindled his friendship with Barry, having first worked professionally with him on NASA’s NEAR project in the late 1990s. Allan’s thrilled to again be collaborating with Barry, this time on various songwriting pursuits.
Norm Rosenfield is a New England based composer and songwriter trained at Berklee College of Music and New England Conservatory. His music content spans catchy ear candy pop, classic rock, ambient soundscapes, and dramatic soundtracks. His primary instruments are guitar and keyboard, and he has been creating, performing, and teaching for over 20 years. His music has been heard in industrial films, multimedia presentations, and live at public and private events.
Andy is from down under in Oz, and is an exceptional songwriter. He has performed on the same show with the Beach Boys and Aussie icons John Farnham, Mondo Rock, Slim Dusty , Cotton/ Keays and Morris, Hoodoo Gurus, and Casey Chambers. Some of Andy’s most memorable moments were playing lead guitar for Stevie Wright’s ‘Hard Road’ Tour and playing in front of John Lennon’s sister Julia Baird in Strawberry Fields at the international Beatleweek which is held once a year in Liverpool. Andy also performed the Beatles song Across the Universe that he performed on the Australian version of The Voice.
Clare Steffen writes songs that offer encouragement and healing. She worked as a psychologist for over thirty years, and so has blended her musical and lyrical writing skills to focus on creating songs that address issues of social justice, relationship concerns, and the human experience. Clare has written Americana, Bluegrass, Blues, Country (Contemporary and Traditional), Christian (Contemporary and Christian), Indie, Jazz, and World songs and each one invites the listener to hear the message in the music. Clare has written songs with artists from all over the world and created the Round the Globe project to co-create this special blend of music. Always interested in culture, her songs will bring a fusion of sound that represents the richness of countries from around the world. Dr. Steffen is a published author and enjoys bringing a multi-media approach to healing through print, sound, and visual effort. Barry and Clare are a perfect pairing of intellectuals who appreciate the value of communicating through music and sharing this experience with others who love and enjoy music.
Leonard Wolf has decades of experience in gigging live, studio keyboards, composing, studio design, audio engineering and mixing for all media. He’s won 4 Emmys and many other awards. He has scored 5 feature length films, several episodic TV series and much more.
As a songwriter he has had songs recorded by Vince Gill, Della Reese, Gospel great Shirley Ceasar, Jazz singer Jamiee Paul, and others both in the US and in Europe.
As musician, composer, or engineer Leonard has worked with a wide variety of folks including Garth, Reba, Dr. Hook, Don Everly, Donna Summers, Frankie Laine, Lee Greenwood, Billy Crystal, Bill Medley, Lynn Anderson, Chet Atkins, Lionsgate, and Tiny Tim.
He’s composed music for a myriad of commercial entities including CMT, Nascar, Pepsi, Friedman’s Jewelers, Pizza Hut, United Methodist Church, McDonald’s, Blue Cross, and ServPro and was named an Adweek Creative Allstar.