Alan Hewitt - Producer Of Earth Wind & Fire, Keyboardist With The Moody Blues, Musical Director For John Lodge. Performs With Alan Hewitt And One Nation
Alan Hewitt has been a co-producer of Earth Wind & Fire, keyboardist for 10 years with The Moody Blues, and Musical Director for John Lodge of the Moodys. He’s also worked on numerous films and TV shows. And he fronts and records with Alan Hewitt And One Nation. We discuss all of this and we do a Songfest.
My featured song in this episode is “Cannonball” by The Robert Miller Group. Spotify link HERE.
Alan and I discuss the following:
- His father played minor league baseball for the Yankees
- Playing in cover bands as a teenager
- Going to Berklee Music School
- Switching from drums to keyboards
- Performing on “Cherry Pie” by Warrant
“Birdland” - Weather Report
“In Your Eyes” - Peter Gabriel
“That’s The Way Of The World” - Earth Wind & Fire
“Chameleon” - Herbie Hancock
“One More Time To Live” - Moody Blues
“Volt” - Alan Hewitt And One Nation
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“All Of The Time” is Robert’s new single by his band Project Grand Slam. It’s a playful, whimsical love song. It’s light and airy and exudes the happiness and joy of being in love. The reviewers agree. Melody Maker gives it 5 Stars and calls it “Pure bliss…An intimate sound with abundant melodic riches!”. Pop Icon also gives it 5 Stars and calls it “Ecstasy…One of the best all-around bands working today!” And Mob York City says simply “Excellence…A band in full command of their powers!” Watch the video here. You can stream “All Of The Time” on Spotify, Apple, Amazon or any of the other streaming platforms. And you can download it here.
“The Fall Of Winter” is Robert’s new single, a collaboration with legendary rocker Jim Peterik of the Ides Of March (“Vehicle”) and formerly with Survivor (“Eye Of The Tiger”). And featuring renowned guitarist Elliott Randall (Steely Dan/Doobie Brothers) and famous keyboard player Tony Carey (Joe Cocker/Eric Burden). The reviewers have called “The Fall Of Winter” “A Triumph!” (The Indie Source) and “Flexes real rock muscle!” (Celebrity Zone). The track is available for streaming on Spotify, Apple, Amazon and all the other streaming platforms, and also for download from The PGS Store. And you must check out the lyric video on YouTube HERE. Rock on!
“The Shakespeare Concert” is the latest album by Robert’s band, Project Grand Slam. It’s been praised by famous musicians including Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad, Jim Peterik of the Ides Of March, Joey Dee of Peppermint Twist fame, legendary guitarist Elliott Randall, and celebrated British composer Sarah Class. The music reviewers have called it “Perfection!”, “5 Stars!”, “Thrilling!”, and “A Masterpiece!”. The album can be streamed on Spotify, Apple and all the other streaming services. You can watch the Highlight Reel HERE. And you can purchase a digital download or autographed CD of the album HERE.
Robert’s “Follow Your Dream Handbook” is an Amazon #1 Bestseller. It’s a combination memoir of his unique musical journey and a step by step how-to follow and succeed at your dream. Available on Amazon and wherever books are sold.
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