Lead Vocals, Additional Lyrics
With a career spanning 40 years, R.J. has “done it all”, from Broadway to the movie set. His wide range includes the Broadway casts of the shows “BARNUM” and “THE HIGH ROLLERS”.
He has performed at the Atlantic City Casinos in Roger Minami’s HEATWAVE, as well as concerts and events all around the country.
He recently starred in the short film “BEYOND BELIEF”, where he used both his skills as a magician and actor. He went on to produce, co-author, and star in "DOWN IN FLAMES" which won 10 awards at Film Festivals.
R.J. is pleased to be the driving force in bringing these beautiful songs to the world.
Composer, Music, & Lyrics
Ralph Carbone began his musical studies at a very young age. He studied music and composition at the Hochschule Fur Musik in Karlsruhe, Germany, where his music was regularly performed.
He also studied classical and operatic repertoire as a tenor, and sang and directed productions of opera. He conducted orchestras and choirs, meanwhile writing and arranging music: classical, liturgical, and popular.
He has written musical called “The Penny Whistle”, which received many critical accolades. He created a compilation of his own music called “The Christmas Cantata”, which includes several of the songs that appear on this album. His “Ave Maria”, which he wrote for his wife, internationally renowned soprano, Linda Heimall, has been sung by major artists, and recently in Vienna at the Stephans Dom and Washington Cathedral.
Ralph passed away in January of 2016.
Producer, Additional Lyrics,
Songwriter, musician, an expert technician as well as a talented lyricist, Guy runs Watersign Creative and Music in Little Falls NJ, where this album was recorded.
He has written and performed his own songs, as well as mixed songs for talented musicians and singers. He not only has an ear for getting the perfect “take” from a performer, he has a dead-on sense of how to add layers of music to a song to bring it to its utmost potential.
Helene A. Masiko
Vocals “Hear The Christmas Bells”
Since 1988, Helene has performed professionally as Cher, across the US and internationally. She sings dead-on live vocals in 'THE (almost) CHER SHOW' which she created, which includes authentic costumes (custom made replicas of some of Cher's best-known Bob Mackie designs), outrageous wigs, customized humor, and audience involvement.
An expert improvisational comedian as well, she writes custom song parodies for special events. It's (almost) like having Cher at your theatre, corporate event, nightclub, or private party.
She also sings with her band ("JEEZ!"), performing a wide variety of material from the 40's to the present.
New Jersey-based frontman, singer, and harmonica player Rob Paparozzi has been a blues performer since 1967. But Rob is far from being strictly a blues musician. In fact, he's at home playing a wide range of music, ranging from rock to blues to jazz to pop. This versatility is reflected in the long and remarkably diverse list of major artists Rob has worked with, including B.B.King, Dr. John, Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, Carole King, Roberta Flack, Culture Club, Cyndi Lauper, Randy Newman, Jimmy McGriff, and James Galway.
Rob has toured the world with the “Original Blues Brothers Band”, featuring guitar legend Steve Cropper and special guest Eddie Floyd, and also as frontman-lead singer for the legendary "Blood Sweat and Tears" .
We are honored to have Rob play on “Country Christmas” and “Sparky The Elf”.
Rob has long been a fixture on the Manhattan music scene. He regularly appears at Smalls and Smoke, two of New York’s hippest jazz clubs, and performs with singer/songwriter Paul Ruderman and jazz trumpeter Todd Horton.
Recent gigs include backing up legendary R&B artists Ashford and Simpson, Freddie Jackson, and Stephanie Mills as part of the house band at the Manhattan nightclub, Sugar Bar.
Rob has also toured with pianist/singer Peter Cincotti, together they opened for Michael McDonald at the Sundance Film Festival, appeared at the London Jazz Festival, and made a guest appearance on The Tony Danza Show.
His guitar work can be heard on preview music for The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, and other HBO original series programming.
Noah is a cellist and composer living in New York City.
A graduate of The Juilliard School, he performs in venues from Carnegie Hall to The Apollo Theater and tours internationally.
He's been featured with many artists , including Renee Fleming, Pete Seeger, Brad Mehldau, and Bebel Gilberto.
His mosts recent project has him as the cellist on a new
CD by Philip Glass.
Michael has been a part of the New York City music scene since August of 2004. He enjoys a diverse freelance career and he performs regularly with a wide variety of artists.
In addition, Boscarino subs in the Broadway pits of Book of Mormon, Newsies, and Wicked..
Michael has also performed at clubs and festivals across the United States and abroad.
He is a 2002 alumnus of the Disneyland All-American College Band and a 2003 alumnus of the Henry Mancini Institute. Michael holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Youngstown State University and a Master of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music.
After earning a Bachelor of Music degree from Boston University and a Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music, Mikki moved to Florida to perform with the Sarasota Opera Orchestra.
Currently, Mikki substitutes in the orchestras of Broadway musicals, including the “Lion King” and “Wicked”. She has toured Asia, Europe, and the United States with several different Broadway shows. She also performs with numerous orchestras.
Mikki helped develop and perform educational programs with ensembles on the roster of Young Audiences of New York, Massachusetts, and New Jersey. She writes and performs original music as the Minstrel in “Bard and Minstrel Storytellers”, and is the music contractor for JestMaster Productions, Inc. She can be heard performing with the Kalmen Opperman Clarinet Choir on Richard Stoltzman's recording “Aria”, and has appeared on “Today” and “Good Morning America”.