|When entertainer Dean Hollin set about recording his first CD, selecting the tunes for the project was no easy task. You see, for a number of years now Hollin has had a rather insatiable passion for the music of some of the twentieth century’s most notable songwriters – Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael, Rodgers & Hart, Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer, George and Ira Gershwin to name a few-|
along the way performing stage shows and concerts celebrating their brilliance. Hollin is in good company – the songs he breathes life into are the same tunes that dominated the LPs of musical legends like Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, Billie Holliday and Bing Crosby – again…just to name a few!
His debut CD release is titled “indicative” and is exactly that – indicative of the music that has dominated the body and soul of his entertainment juices. Featuring classics standards like “One For My Baby”, “Moon River”, “Stardust” and “When I Fall In Love” it is clearly reminiscent of the crooners and balladeers who lovingly stamped their vocals onto thirty-three-and-a-third vinyl. The recording also features a few rarities like Cole Porter’s “Thank You So Much, Mrs. Lowsborough-Goodby” and the Hoagy Carmichael/Edward Heyman 1935 offering “Moonburn”.
Dean Hollin’s CD Release concert is on Friday March 2nd at 8pm at First Presbyterian Church, 200 Maple Street. Dean will be accompanied by the multi-talented Steve Thomas on the Grand Piano. No tickets are required but a donation at the door to the Alzheimer Society of Greater Simcoe County would be appreciated.
Signed copies of Indicative will be available for purchase.