Favorites from Stage and Screen

 

Rachel’s sixth album is an eclectic collection of some of her favorite songs from motion pictures, television and the theater.

Produced and arranged by Peter Vantine
www.petervantine.com

Piano, keyboards, orchestration by Peter Vantine
Acoustic guitar, ukulele, and vocals by Peter Tentindo
Bass by Lou Spagnola
Drums by Dickie Paris

Drums, bass, guitar, and additional vocals produced and engineered by Kenny Lewis
www.mixedemotionsmusic.com

Cover photo and design by Sarah Cole.

 

To Find You – from Sing Street
by Gary Clark
This is one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite movies.

I Can’t Help Fallin’ In Love With You – from Blue Hawaii and Some Kind of Wonderful
by George Weiss, Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore
I have always loved this song, especially the version at the very end of the film Some Kind of Wonderful, which is in my top 5 greatest movie endings ever!

The Change in Me – from Santa Barbara featuring Todd Chappelle
by James Dunne, George McGrath, Candice Parton
So I have only watched one soap opera in my life and it was only for a few months during one summer in my teens.  This is the love song that was always played for two of the main characters and I remember tearing up when it was played at their wedding and especially at the closing of that episode.  For me, it is a reminder to believe in romance, that love truly conquers all, and that “In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.” – Janos Arnay

Never Never Land/Distant Melody – from Peter Pan featuring Chanin Becker Rosen
by Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Jule Styne
I was in this show as a teen at musical theater camp and many years later I would to sing both of these songs to my children at bedtime. Chanin was in this show with me (several shows during those summers) and I loved being able to sing these with her so many years later. It brought back such happy memories of wonderful times shared together. 

Say – from The Bucket list featuring Peter Tentindo
by John Mayer
This is one of those songs that touches me in my heart and soul every time I hear it (although I’ve never actually seen the film).

Unless I Am Mistaken – from Beyond Control featuring Seth Goren
by Anthony Angeles and Adam Abraham
This is a very special song to me. I met my husband while he was the director of this original musical in college.  I was the leading lady and this is the love song right near the end of the show. Seth and I sang this song many years ago and I was overjoyed to get to sing it with him again!

The Rose – from The Rose featuring Kristin Massotto and Kelcie LaSalle
by Amanda McBroom
This was my go-to song in my pre-teen years for performances at weddings, event performances, and concerts. I have many happy memories of singing this song when I was young and was thrilled to revisit it in a new way here.  This was a very special song for Kristin growing up, although I didn’t know that when I asked her to sing it with me. Unbelievably, it was this song that started Kristin on her performing journey when she was in middle school, and we were both so excited to share it with her daughter Kelcie, a very talented singer herself. Recording this with both of them was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience and I’m so grateful that we were able to make it happen.

It All Fades Away – from The Bridges of Madison County
by Jason Robert Brown
I am a huge fan of Jason Robert Brown and this is one my favorite songs of his.

I Still Believe In Me – from Fame featuring Joni Roeske Ingman
by Susan Sheridan and Gary Portnoy
This was always my favorite song from the tv show and along with the melody, I love the message it conveys about having faith in ourselves and never giving up on our dreams.

Fallin’ – from They’re Playing Our Song
by Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager
This is a song I learned at musical theater camp in my teens. It has remained a favorite of mine, and over the years I have found myself singing this song in the shower or while doing household chores. I love the simplicity of the melody as well as the hopeful nature of the lyrics at the end.

What Do I Do Now/Sentimental Eyes – from A Slice of Saturday Night featuring Paul McElwee
by John Heather, Lea Heather, Neil Heather, Charles Heather
I saw this show twice within three weeks while I was studying theater in London.  If I had to choose a favorite musical I would probably pick this one, and these are 2 of my favorite songs from the show as they are about two of the characters falling in love with each other. Paul was with me on that trip, we saw the show together both times, and I was so happy to get to sing these fun songs with him.

You’ll Be In My Heart – from Tarzan
by Phil Collins
This film came out shortly before my son was born and this became “our song.” I sang it to him every night as he fell asleep and it will always hold a very special place in my heart.

© 2019 Rachel Cole Music. All songs used by permission.

 


To Find You, I Can’t Help Fallin’ In Love, Fallin’, Say, It All Fades Away, You’ll Be In My Heart vocals recorded by Steve Vidaic at Lavanda Music, LLC www.stevevidaic.com

Unless I Am Mistaken vocals recorded at MH Studios, Toronto, Ontario www.mhstudiotoronto.com and Rory Martinelli at andrumartin_music.

Never Never Land/Distant Melody vocals recorded by Rich Fabrizio at Frequency Recording, Tarrytown, NY www.frequencyrecording.com and Rory Martinelli at andrumartin_music.

The Rose, The Change In Me, What Do I Do Now/Sentimental Eyes vocals recorded by Todd Mecaughey at Cambridge Sound Studios, Philadelphia, PA www.cambridgesoundstudios.com and Steve Vidaic at Lavanda Music, LLC www.stevevidaic.com

I Still Believe in Me vocals recorded by Michael McDonald at Syntharts Studio, Eugene, Oregon www.synthartsstudio.com and Steve Vidaic at Lavanda Music, LLC www.stevevidaic.com

Drums, Bass, Guitar, and additional vocals recorded and engineered by Kenny Lewis at Mixed Emotions Music www.mixedemotionsmusic.com

 



MEET THE ARTISTS

PETER VANTINE
Producer/Arranger
Piano, Keyboards, Orchestration

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As an accomplished pianist and award-winning composer, Peter’s music has been featured on the stage as well as in media, including the Biography Channel, the Discovery Channel, PBS, MTV, corporate websites, educational software, interactive museum exhibits and film. He has produced dozens of music CDs, served in music and worship ministry roles for nearly 30 years, and has coached many musicians in the recording studio and at the piano. He was the grand prize recipient of the 2001 Turner Classic Movies Young Composer’s Competition, which led to composing music for a featured silent film through TCM. In 2014, Peter was nominated for Album of the Year by Whisperings Solo Piano Radio for his album, Prayerful Improvisations, featuring original solo piano music and hymns. Since then, Peter has recorded three more albums in this series, including a Christmas album and a Worship album. He also released a classical piano album—Peaceful Classics—to help raise awareness and funding for Alzheimer’s research. Last year he had the privilege of arranging and orchestrating the music for David MacAdam’s original musical drama, Martin Luther: The Hammer and the Door, and is currently working with MacAdam on the musical Esther: For Such a Time as This to be premiered in the fall of 2019. While creating a sense of God’s peace and comfort through music is a vital role for Peter, his most precious role is being a devoted husband and dad.

 

PETER TENTINDO
Guitar, Ukulele, Vocals

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Peter Tentindo is a professional guitarist, vocalist, keyboardist, and recording artist from the Boston area. As a full-time musician, his talents run the gamut from performing and writing to producing and teaching music. He describes his brand of rock as “eclectic, melding together a wide array of styles and drawing inspiration from The Beatles, KISS, 80s Rock, and modern electronic pop.” He’s also an extremely respected studio musician, doing session work for a variety of national and local artists. Peter’s most current musical project is an upcoming country rock band called Amity Drive. He is also a founding member of Venus Mars Project, a Boston pop/rock band. The group has released four singles (“#LaLaLaLove,” “Not Gonna Stop Me Now,” “Jump In,” and “Hands of Time”) and two videos, and recently had the honor of opening for the legendary Jacksons on their 50th Anniversary Tour. An established session guitarist, vocalist, and arranger, Peter’s versatility has afforded him work alongside a broad spectrum of artists both on stage and in the studio throughout his career. He served as backing band leader for Jimi Jamison, former lead singer of the band Survivor on multiple occasions. Other performance credits include opening for national acts including Alice Cooper, Heaven & Hell (Black Sabbath), and Queensryche. In the studio he’s worked with many well known artists including legendary heavy metal vocalist Tony Martin (Black Sabbath), pop singer/actress Juliette Goglia, hard rock vocalist Veronica Freeman (Benedictum) and the soulful Erika Van Pelt (of American Idol fame). Music isn’t where Peter’s passion ends, though. He volunteers his talents to humanitarian and health causes. He’s been involved with Voices of Hope Boston, a volunteer non-profit organization raising funds for Massachuetts General Hospital’s Termeer Center in the fight against cancer.

 

LOU SPAGNOLA
Bass
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Lou Spagnola is the hardest working, most sought after bass player in the Boston area. His playing can be heard in the song “LA Woman” in the film This Thing of Ours, “Nothing Stays the Same” in the film Serial Intentions and in the song “All Because of You,” by Chris Emerson, which hit #21 on the Billboard A/C charts and was featured in an episode of Dawson’s Creek. Lou is featured on the Stryper album “Reborn,” and his bass and vocals have been heard thousands of times at Fenway Park and on Boston radio stations in Mike Verge’s much loved “Let’s Go Red Sox” tribute song. He was also the bass player for a series of commercials for Bermuda Tourism, one of which was shown during the Super Bowl.

 

DICKIE PARIS, JR.
Drums
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KENNY LEWIS
Producer and Engineer for drums, bass, guitar, and vocals
www.mixedemotionsmusic.com

 

 

 

CHANIN BECKER ROSEN
Vocals

Cantor Chanin Becker Rosen has been the Cantor at Scarsdale Synagogue since 2005. Prior to that she served as the Cantor of Temple Isaiah in Lafayette, CA and was the Vice President of the Northern California Board of Cantors from 1999-2001.

Chanin grew up in Elkins Park, PA and graduated from Princeton University in 1993 with a degree in English Literature and Drama. From there she went on to receive a Masters in Sacred Music and Ordination as a Cantor from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1998. During her studies she served as Student Cantor at Temple Emanuel in Baltimore, MD and as Cantorial Intern at Congregation Rodeph Shalom in NYC. 

 

 

TODD CHAPPELLE
Vocals
www.toddchappelle.com

Todd Chappelle is a comedy songwriter who does a mix of funny original songs and parodies. His music is influenced by such artists as Weird Al Yankovic, Tom Lehrer and Stephen Lynch. Todd’s music has been heard on the Dr. Demento Show, CNN Radio, the BBC and Good Day Philadelphia, along with radio stations in 6 states. He is the winner of the 2015 Delmarva Folk Hero Contest and he appeared in the PBS programs, “Dela-Where?” (2015), “Dela-Where? 2” (2015), “Dela-Where Else?” (2016) and “Counter Culture” (2019).

With a quick wit and a powerful voice, Todd is a dynamic live act who has performed at the New York Funny Songs Festival, the Philadelphia Funny Songs Festival, the Chicago Comedy Rock Festival and the Delmarva Folk Festival, along with numerous venues throughout the Northeast.

 

KRISTIN MASSOTTO & KELCIE LaSALLE
Vocals

Kristin Massotto is a very blessed long time friend of Rachel’s. She is a fourth grade teacher, the science wife of Chris, and the exceedingly proud mother of Kelcie LaSalle. Kristin feels that the most amazing thing about this project was that it brought two of her favorite people and singers together. 

Kelcie LaSalle is a senior at Villanova University studying Communications and Psychology. When she is not in class she can be found performing with VSMT or her a cappella group The Haveners. Kelcie is so grateful to have been a part of this awesome project.

 

 

PAUL McELWEE
Vocals

 

JONI ROESKE INGMAN
Vocals

Joni Roeske Ingman is a 20-year veteran of both the Eugene Opera and Eugene Symphony choruses.  She has been a frequent adjudicator for vocal competitions and has done voiceover work for local radio and television. Joni lives in Eugene, Oregon with her husband and their three sons.

 

 

SETH GOREN
Vocals

Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Seth Goren is a dad and rabbi living in Toronto, Ontario. After pursuing undergraduate and graduate studies in linguistics and practicing law for five years, he went to rabbinical school and has engaged in Jewish campus and organizational work since being ordained. While he hasn’t sung in public for quite a while, he does lead religious services from time to time and has terrific memories of singing with Rachel over 25 (gulp!) years ago. It’s unfortunate that Seth’s daughter generally hates his singing, but the two had a great time practicing for his part on the album.