Vocalists Anne Cochran & Abe LeMarca join forces with 7 pc. Band For Exciting New Year's Eve Shows on Nighttown's Main Stage!
Anne has established herself in the music industry through numerous solo albums ( Anne Cochran, Thinking of You, Lucky Girl, Cover Girl, This Is The Season, Close To Me, Two of Hearts, Christmas Wish) and accompanying pianist Jim Brickman on several recordings, TV Specials, co-host to his syndicated radio show and as his lead touring vocalist on tour. Brickman and Cochran had a top 5 Adult Contemporary hit single “After All These Years”. She has performed for Stars On Ice at Madison Square Garden and Gund Arena, NBC’s A Golden Moment, and has performed with numerous symphonies and pop orchestras of Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Louisville, Kansas City, Colorado, Cincinnati, Nashville and Columbus.
Throughout her career, Cochran has shared many memorable duets with renowned artists such as Donny Osmond, Michael Bolton, Wayne Brady, Collin Raye, Dave Koz, Richie McDonald, Mark Masri, Ben Utecht and her favorite soulful singer, Abe LaMarca. Anne and Abe have enjoyed radio success with their popular duets, “Rise and Shine” and “Who’s Gonna Baby You”, off her newest cd, “Deeper”, produced by LaMarca. Cochran is thrilled to be re-uniting with Abe, on the Nighttown stage.
Northern soul music has been the driving and motivating musical force behind this powerful vocalist since he was a teenager growing up in Cleveland Ohio in the late 60’s. He has recently returned back home after living and performing in Las Vegas.
Abe LaMarca is also a proud member of the highly respected stable of singers and musicians often referred to as the “Crown Jewel” of Las Vegas, Santa Fe and The Fat City Horns.
Abe grew up on a steady diet of sophisticated soul and jazz music well beyond his years. He was influenced by Dinah Washington, Jackie Wilson, Dave Brubeck and Little Richard to name a few. The height of his young career as a local singer was to land a huge gig with one of Cleveland's most memorable horn bands, Rastus. It was at this time he was schooled by these older and hipper cats, most of all, tenor sax player, Vic Walkuski. "Whenever you started to feel cool and cocky about how good you were, Vic would pull out some obscure soul record with these amazing singers to knock you back down to earth. Most notable was an album by "The Blind Boys of Alabama". I decided then and there that if I was gonna be respected I would have to strive to that level".
After leaving the band he spent time in LA singing demos and working for songwriters Gerry Goffin and Michael Masser. In the 80's Scottie Bros/CBS Records released "LaMarca", a solo endeavor that found this soul lover singing some catchy pop songs, a few of which made it to the big screen, most notably, "Hold on Blue Eyes" from the movie "The Wraith" starring Charlie Sheen. He devoted the 90's to raising his kids in Cleveland and singing radio jingles and T.V. commercials. In 2005, Abe decided to make the move to Las Vegas where he worked at just about every hotel on and off The Strip with various bands and show projects.
Abe's current cd, “Stand and Deliver” is receiving much praise at Smooth Jazz Radio.