After 32 International gold and platinum records, Carlos Alomar’s place in music history is secure. The legendary guitarist burst upon the rock scene with David Bowie in the mid-1970s, when he, Bowie, and John Lennon co-wrote the hit song “Fame.” Over the course of the next 30 years, Alomar would record and tour the world as Bowie’s music director. His ability to play R&B, Philly soul, hard rock, and ambient music meant that he was always in demand – and able to keep up with Bowie’s quicksilver changes of musical persona. He also co-wrote Mick Jagger’s first solo effort, “She’s The Boss,” Iggy Pop’s comeback hit “Sister Midnight,” and played guitar for a Who’s Who of pop/rock royalty – from Paul McCartney to Simple Minds.
As a rare Latino musician in the rock scene, Alomar also occupies a singular place in Latin music history. Over the years, as a producer, co-founder of the National Rock Movement of Puerto Rico, and advisor to the Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (LARAS, the organization that does the Latin Grammy Awards), he has championed Latino rock musicians.
But Carlos Alomar is not about history; he’s about the future. While remaining active on the music scene, working with contemporary artists like the Scissor Sisters and Alicia Keys, Alomar has also become a cutting-edge figure in the worlds of music education and music technology. Now, as the Distinguished Artist in Residence at Stevens Institute of Technology, Alomar is pioneering the use of digital technology as a means of giving young musicians the tools to change the way music is made. And he’s doing it at a university that is uniquely positioned to allow its students to do just that: Stevens has a 140-year tradition of combining academics, research, and hands-on, real-world experience in the fields of science, engineering, and entrepreneurship, earning its reputation branding as “The Innovation University.” read more…
Robin Clark is an American vocalist best known for her work with the UK band-Simple Minds on their “Once Upon a Time” album and tour. Robin has a rich history of working in all fields of the entertainment industry; recording studios; national and international commercials; T. V.; radio;touring and on Broadway.
Robin Clark’s life has been more than a “Dream Come True”. A native New Yorker who grew up in a home filled with music and entertainment. In 1984 Robin was discovered by John Hammond, who released her solo album “Surrender” with songs written by some of the most prestigious songwriters in the business as well as featuring David Bowie’s Band.
Robin has appeared in the major motion picture “Keeping The Faith”
Starring Ben Stiller, Jenna Elfman and Ed Norton as well as providing vocals on Sound tracks for Disney films “Tarzan”, “Aladdin “and the FOX film “Anastasia”. Robin has also performed for the Broadway productions of “The Wiz” and “Got To Go Disco”.
Her Television appearances include: Sesame Street, The Conan O’Brian Show, Saturday Night Live, David Letterman, Jay Leno, Ellen DeGeneras Show, Vanessa Williams’ “Home For Christmas” special, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show and “Looking For Elvis” a T.V. Special.
Robin has received numerous Gold and Platinum CDs for her contribution to the music industry. She has had the good fortune to work for some of the music industries most well respected and award-winning producers. She has sung for some of the premier artist of our times including Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige, Bette Midler, Michael Bolton, Ringo Starr, Shania Twain, Bob Dylan, Leona Lewis, Simple Minds, Chic, Scissor Sisters, , Teddy Pendegrass, Natalie Cole, George Benson, Al Green, Tina Turner, The Blues Travelers, Spin Doctors, Blur, Barry White, Frankie Valli, Moby, Dolly Parton and Aretha Franklin…just to name a few.
Here are some additional examples of her accomplishments:
11 Albums with Luther Vandross,
A Performance on the Queen Mary II w/ Beyonce,
A 9/11 Tribute “For Hero’s Sake” W/ Sheryl Crow,
Performing for “The Grammy Honors Mariah Carey and Jay-Z”,
Singing with Jill Scott, Moby and The Blue Man Group for the Grammy Awards.
She has also Toured and recorded with David Bowie, Laura Nyro, Patti Scialfa and Bruce Springsteen. Internationally she had toured and recorded with Japanese supergroups “Dreams Come True” & “Funk the Peanuts”
But…. history is still being made. Currently she is the voice of the “Orange Bear clock” for the award-winning Nickelodeon television show ‘Team Umizumi” as well as recording with Glee’s-Matthew Morrison.