Lauren Rathbun offers a nod to classic country with debut single “My Almost Lover,” which serves up a dollop of Patsy Cline and a dash of Kitty Wells and then weaves in her own contralto charisma. Alongside a honky-tonk posse of musicians firing fiddle, steel guitar and shuffling percussion, this old soul vocalist sings, “Goodbye my almost lover, there was almost a you and me.” The present honors the past in this radio-ready anthem.
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Singer/Songwriter/Producer Ayhan Sahin has achieved notoriety in a range of musical genres, from pop, rock and dance to musical theater.
In the mainstream arena, Sahin has worked with Olivia Newton-John, Randy Jones from The Village People, Anita Ward, Sandra Bernhard, Melba Moore, Phoebe Snow, Turkish superstar Sezen Aksu, Broadway star Bianca Marroquin and five “American Idol” finalists, including Norman Gentle, Vonzell Solomon and Jon Peter Lewis.
His music has been featured on CNN, Fox Good Day America, The Los Angeles Times, Playbill, MTV, Univision, Yahoo! Music, Fox Morning News, “The Wendy Williams Show” and Style Network; and heralded by USA Today, New York magazine, MTV, Perez Hilton and The New York Daily News.
In 2007, Sahin founded independent label Young Pals Music, producing/co-writing three full-length albums for Universal Records artist Karine Hannah. Illustrating his musical diversity, he has also produced projects for Chilean-American singer/songwriter Promis; Puerto Rican actor/singer Mitch Zorba; MTV “Making the Band” finalist Adam Shenk; French artist Lybert Ramade; acclaimed Georgian singer/songwriter Tinatin; and Turkish singer/songwriter/guitarist Emre Yilmaz. With Dennis DelGaudio, a classically trained guitarist and member of Billy Joel’s band, Sahin released production duo album “DNA”; and single “Bitch Slap!” for “American Idol” finalist and comedic talent Norman Gentle. He co-wrote and produced Award-Winning Broadway star Bianca Marroquin's first-ever solo album "El Mundo Era Mio" in 2014.
His latest project is a production album "Pop" with co-writer/co-producer Bernadette O'Reilly featuring platinum seller Randy Jones, Anita Ward, Broadway star David Keeley, country artist Christi Bauerlee and more.
Sahin, who lives in New York, is a BMI-affiliated songwriter with his Young Pals Music Publishing and a voting member of NARAS (Grammy Awards) and Latin Grammy's.
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Artist Management, Music Placement, Songwriting. Bernadette has placed music in such films as "The Wrestler,” and executive produced & served as A&R for a wide range of artists. Co-writer on ABC's new Holiday Theme "As good as it Gets".
Specialties: Music Supervision, Music Licensing, Songwriter, Producer, Contracts and Contract Negotiation, Artist Management and development.