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Allan Licht

I’ve been singing professionally since the age of eighteen.  After finishing high school, I formed my first band, Friendly Persuasion, and then went on to become lead singer for The Music Ensemble, followed by the group, Moondance.
After playing many of the upscale clubs in the Cleveland area, I left Ohio to pursue a music career on the west coast.  While working as director of entertainment at Sambi of Tokyo in Los Angeles, I performed there seven nights a week, backed by a three-piece band.  With the help of my manager Bill Collier, greater opportunities led to performances at The Sahara and Aladdin hotels in Las Vegas.
Along with performing, I’ve composed over 100 songs, many of which have been recorded and released nationally and internationally. Vocalist Astrid Pazmino, recently recorded my song “Be Your Own Hero” co-written with lyricist Dianne Baumgartner. This inspirational ballad was produced by hit song producer Carl Maduri and released on the Hero label. My Cleveland theme song “Cleveland’s Got It All” was featured on Joe Mosbrook’s Jazzed in Cleveland radio show, and “Have a Merry Cleveland Christmas” has become a Cleveland classic and is heard every holiday season on 102.1 WDOK. I’ve also composed songs for non-profit organizations such as “The Love Just Keeps On Building” for The Ronald McDonald House and "Winning the Fight", written for the Relay for Life/The American Cancer Society.
Over the years I’ve had many collaborations including Clevelanders Michael Cavanaugh (star of Broadway’s “Movin’ Out”), Paul Sidoti (Taylor Swift’s guitarist) and Anne Cochran, who performs with songwriter/pianist Jim Brickman. While recording my CD “Finally Found” (a collection of 1970’s cover songs and two originals) I had the privilege of working with many talented Cleveland musicians such as keyboardist engineer Pete Tokar, saxaphonist Dave Sterner, guitarist Steve Gordon, bass player Alan Douglass, and Ray Porrello Jr., drummer for the late Sammy Davis Jr.
Although I continue writing and performing, teaching pop voice and piano out of my Pepper Pike studio is where I find the most joy. There’s nothing more gratifying than inspiring students to realize their full potential, as they strive to become successful in their musical endeavors.