I've had a varied career so far, which might be considered lucky in some circles,
while unlucky in others (jack of all trades … etc). For me, it's come in handy
in more ways than one and has kept me busy since I can remember. And since
you're here, I'll list some of the highlights.
I co-wrote over 100 songs for Jim Henson's Muppet Babies" (teamed
with hit writer Alan O'Day, headed by Producer/Director Hank Saroyan. We then
went on to write, produce and perform the songs for National Geographic's "Really
Wild Animals" (currently in syndication and available on DVD) starring the
hilarious Dudley Moore, under the tutelage of exec and producer, Andrew Wilk.
With virtuoso guitarist/producer, Danny Jacob, i also composed the theme to
Disney's "Emperor's New School" and a song for "Kim Possible," both currently on
ABC and the Disney Channel. With bassist Stanley Clarke, I wrote the theme for
Universal's "Undercover Brother," recorded by both Bootsy Collins and Jeffrey
Osborne. Other songs of mine have been recorded by various Disney characters,
Sheena Easton, Stacy Lattisaw, A.J. Masters and some other folks you may or may
not know. My BMI catalogue totals somewhere over 160 songs.
I've sung on several album projects & a few movie soundtracks
through the years, and my voice has been heard coming from toy dolls and on
national t.v. ads as either a voice-over actor or singer. Toss a coin!
Along the way, someone in the studio realized I could sing
standing up and dance at the same time. I've performed on t.v., stage or on tour
as a back up or featured singer with The Moody Blues (their comeback tour),
Glenn Frey of the Eagles, the Righteous Bros., Charlie Rich, Neal Sedaka,
Engelbert, Shaun Murphy of Little Feat and am currently in my eighteenth year
singing with Michael Bolton on the road in Europe as I write this. I'm still
here because I really enjoy traveling with what I call my second family, and
Michael's a very loyal boss. I've had the extreme honor of sharing the stage
with some amazing players and singers through the years.
My writing AND singing roots come from pop & folk music; Joni
Mitchell, The Beatles and most of the British Pop Invasion (go Kinks!), Bob
Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Holland-Dozier-Holland (Supremes, Temptations, Marvin
Gaye), all the bands that branched out from Buffalo Springfield (I knew about
every Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young song for years – love those harmonies!), Led
Zepplin, Deep Purple, Dixie Dreggs, Cream, John Hiatt, REM, Richard Paige, I
could go on…
I've done Equity and Equity Waiver theatre, improv, and also
write fractured phrases for my own company, Dandelines, Inc. A sample? A salad
plate that says, "Chive Talkin'" a dessert plate that says, "Another One Bites
The Crust". Thousands of phrases I've thought of for over twenty years on hand
made plates and drink coasters, now waiting for some other home.
Need a bi-line or clever ad for your company? Call me. Because everyone deserves
to "live happily ever laughter."
My husband of 8 years, Scott Monahan, is a "mondo multi-talented"
writer/singer/producer/player. I didn't know him when he was a keyboardist in
the band, "Spirit," with the late guitar great, Randy California and drummer, Ed
Cassidy, but since meeting in 1996, we've been on this E-ticket ride together
and I haven't looked back.
This is longer than I wanted it to be. If you're still here,
congratulations! Go and pour yourself a nice glass of Mug Old Fashioned Root
And thanks for stopping in!
Michael Bolton Band
Principal en Español
Main in English