One of my favorite videos I ever did was for “Angelia.” It was directed by the now mega-famous Michael Bay. I’m surprised now that we didn’t have a ton of stuff exploding. Tawny Feré (who’s now a singer-songwriter named Tawny Ellis) was the gorgeous actress who portrayed the title character, and she was awesome to work with. It was a really fun couple of days shooting in Somewhere, California, 1990.
My dear friend, Matt Scannell (of the band Vertical Horizon) and I have been doing shows as an acoustic duo off and on for several years. In 2008 we played a show at the Wildhorse in Nashville and decided to film it. The audience was incredible and we had a blast.
We’ve never released the footage from that show and decided we’d at least show you a couple of the songs filmed that evening. First up is Matt’s song, “We Are.” It’s arguably my favorite Vertical Horizon track, and I absolutely love playing and singing it with Matt. Stay tuned for another song next week. Cheers! RM
O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Shepherd’s Bush Green, London, W12 8TT
Richard Marx will play a one-off show at London’s prestigious O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Tuesday 30th April 2013. For over 20 years, Richard Marx has consistently made his mark, with a staggering number of hits and global records sales in their millions.
His debut single “Don’t Mean Nothing” and self-titled debut album kicked off his career as a solo artist in 1987 and went on to sell 3 million copies. His 1989 follow-up CD, “Repeat Offender,” became even more successful, selling over 7 million copies worldwide. From 1987 to 1990, he became the first male solo artist in history to have his first 7 singles reach the top 5 on Billboard’s singles chart, including the 1 hits “Hold On to the Nights,” “Satisfied” and the worldwide classic, “Right Here Waiting.” This feat remains unchallenged.
“My show two years ago at Shepherd’s Bush was a highlight in my career. The audience treated me like family. I’m very excited to be returning!” Richard Marx
He has been nominated for Grammy awards three times and received an American Music Award nomination for favorite male singer. In 1992, he was awarded Best Selling Adult Contemporary Artist at the Billboard Music awards, and received the International Song of the Year Award at the Australian Music awards for his song, “Hazard,” from his double platinum CD, “Rush Street.” 1994′s “Paid Vacation” CD also went platinum and featured the single, “Now and Forever” which not only went Top 10 on the Billboard Pop Chart, but spent a nearly record breaking 13 weeks at #1 on the Billboard AC Chart. In addition to selling over 30 million records, and writing, as of 2009, thirteen #1 songs, he has remained a fixture on pop and adult contemporary radio for years, as well as being a top producer, working with some of the biggest names in the music business.