THE NEW YEAR
is flying by! So far so good!
I'm back from Paris and an extended stay with my folks in the Alps. I also attended #Midem, the music conference in Cannes. And spent time with my brother and his family in the small village where the inspiration for my last release: "This Is Happiness" was born.
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R.I.P. Robert Louis Sharp a.k.a Bobby Sharp
November 26, 1924 - January 29, 2013
It is with great sadness that I share with you that our Bobby is gone: Bobby Sharp, author of Unchain My Heart and many songs, friend extraordinaire, died peacefully January 29 at Kaiser Hospital. He fell last week and did not recover from the complications. Our Bobby is now with the Angels. Rest In Peace Bobby, you are loved.
photos by Kris Mikkelson
Thank you to all who got me to #15 out of 308 to play on the main stage @ #Midem. Today, Jan. 29, is the last day of Midem in Cannes and I am so grateful I got to attend the conference. The music industry is a very interesting place: "All the actors in the ongoing conversation can be found at Midem". It's true: there are artists, producers, promoters, publishers, ad agency reps, managers, countries, brands, attorneys, PROs. It is great that we all get together and discuss what we can all do collectively.
Bobby Sharp with Fantasy Studios Director Jeffrey Wood and Engineer Mixer extraordinaire Adam Muñoz
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On the set of the video for my Single, available on CDBaby: "This Is Happiness".
Scott Yanow, jazz historian and journalist:
"Clara Bellino is a delightful singer/songwriter who has an attractive voice, a way with words, and a knack for writing catchable melodies. Her CD, This Is Happiness – Hand In Hand, is notable in a few ways. Her song “This Is Happiness” is quite infectious and will have listeners singing along. “Hand In Hand” is a previously unrecorded song by the legendary Bobby Sharp (best known for “Unchain My Heart”) that has Clara duetting with the 87-year old songwriter. In addition, the enhanced CD has fun videos of both of the songs plus a documentary that is a discussion with Bobby Sharp about his life.
"Give this CD a listen (and a look) and if you like what you see and hear, tell your readers and listeners. Clara Bellino is a talent well worth discovering."
Greg Hoffman, official Chet Helms biographer:
“Clara Bellino brings much more than her amazing vocal talent to the stage. She also brings a sparkling personality that wraps her sweetness, vulnerability, humor and sensuousness into one very appealing package. She is, on large stage or small, a complete performer.”