Gary Sohmers - Forever girl

Gary Sohmers spent his formative years as a singer and songwriter in Chicago, followed by Madison, WI, where he worked as a singer/songwriter in clubs and studios, recording, performing, and producing before moving to Boston in 1983.

A rock band finally has a hit record after years of touring, and they play a free concert in Central Park that draws a sizable crowd in the story "Beasties: A Sci-Fi Rock Opera." 

However, the promoter secretly sold a sponsorship to dishonest politician Dick T. Raitor, who disrupts the performance in an effort to divert the audience's attention. The protagonist, Gr, a stagehand and former singer, is affected by an extraterrestrial intervention from an otherworldly impulse, which gives him a schizophrenic identity and special abilities.

The cast concept recording stars soul singer Barrence Whitfield (of The Savages) as the "star" of the concert, Voice; newcomer Liz Proteau as the female lead Terra; British rock star Chris Farlowe (1966 hit "Out of Time" with Mick & Keith; also with Jimmy Page, Van Morrison); and jazz singer Dave Bickler (voice of "Eye of The Tiger") as Gr (an alien impulse from the cosmic universe). Bill Holloman orchestrated, arranged, and co-wrote the song (Springsteen, Nile Rodgers, others). Paul David Hager mixed the song (Miley Cyrus, Katie Perry, Jonas Bros., Devo). Music and lyrics are by Sohmers.

Give it a go on the YouTube player above, the song is amazingly written, performed and absolutely interesting.
Giovanni Gagliano

Passionate about music I wrote my first article for "Given To Rock" in 2012, reaching now 30K global followers. I am also a musician, gigging around London.

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