Las Vegas entertainers band together and release new song
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, hoping to bring some support and inspiration to their fellow Las Vegans, as well as the rest of the world, members of the neon city’s entertainment community recorded an uplifting new song, “Needing Each Other.” Available to view now on YouTube, the original song was written and produced by notable conductor and musical director Keith Thompson, pictured above, and co-produced by Alan and Kathi Glist, known for producing hit shows on the Strip. Video production and editing are by Jeff Lester and Jesseca Zwerg of Big Picture Studios, and Jeff “Bonzai” Caruso of Green Lion Recording Studios of Las Vegas provided the audio production.
Each entertainer recorded their portion of the song from their own home. Some of the featured singers include famous Las Vegas performers like Susan Anton, Travis Cloer, Clint and Kelly Holmes, Maren Wade, Dennis Blair, Tony Arias, Brent Barrett, Vinny Adinolfi, Chadwick Johnson, Janien Valentine, Jaquelyn Holland-Wright, Eric Jordan Young and many more. Performing the music for the song are Las Vegas musicians Philip Fortenberry on piano, John Miceli on drums, Danny Miranda on bass, Lauren Cordell, Rebecca Sabine, Rob Taylor and Sage West on violin, De Ann Letourneau and Yunior Lopez on viola, Lindsey Springer, Moonlight Tran and David Warner on cello, Gary Cordell, Dan Falcone, Gil Kaupp and Wes Marshall on trumpet, Andrew Boostrom and Nathan Tanouye on trombone, Eric Tewalt on saxophone and Beth Lano on French horn.
In addition to the new song, messages of hope and love close out the video and were provided by stars of Strip productions including the Australian Bee Gees, Carrot Top, Mat Franco, Frederick da Silva, Thomas John, Frank Marino, and Thunder From Down Under, as well as familiar faces who’ve taken the Las Vegas stage throughout their career like Stevie Nicks, Tony Orlando, Deana Martin, Bill Medley and Chazz Palminteri.
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