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Marc Jordan and Amy Sky – Award Winning Singer Songwriters

​ A songwriter’s songwriter, Marc Jordan is best known for writing (along with John Capek) “Rhythm of My Heart,” the 1991 smash for Rod Stewart. Marc’s songs have been recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Joe Cocker, Diana Ross, Cher, Chicago, Bette Midler, Natalie Cole, Kenny Loggins, Kim Carnes and the Manhattan Transfer, to name a few. MORE at Beside releasing her own successful albums and singles, Sky, 62, has written for a host of A-listers; several collaborations with Olivia Newton-John stand out as career highlights.This debut stab at joining musical forces has both forged fresh takes on classics and introduced new, original compositions.Covers include Tom Petty’s Free Fallin’, The Beach Boys’s God Only Knows and Bonnie Raitt’s You. Choosing material was not an exercise in exact science. “It was more trial and error,” Sky said. “One or the other of us would come up with ideas and what we tried to do was not just do the songs you normally think of as duets, but try and find songs that stylistically blend in with both of us and have some relevance to our history, and then try to make it into a duet.”Duets may sound like sweet musical magic to the masses’ untrained ears. Hearing how the sausage is actually made lends fresh perspective. Terms and phrases, such as “accommodating range” and “the challenge of singing into each other’s phrasing,” crop up when Sky is quizzed about the often-tedious recording process and its “challenges. ”“You have to be humble. Because... Read More