Songwriters at the REP, Vol 3, featuring Chas Sandford & James Dean Hicks

Join us on March 20, 2012; 7:30pm for Songwriters at the REP, Vol 3, for an evening of music performed by Chas Sandford with special guest, James Dean Hicks. Tickets available online or at Amavida Coffee located in Seaside or Rosemary Beach.

Chas Sandford

Chas Sandford is an acclaimed Artist/Songwriter/Producer/Engineer/Guitarist and World-Class Studio Owner. Sandford’s multi-platinum hits include: “Missing You” recorded by John Waite, Tina Turner, Rod Stewart, Alison Krauss; “What Kind of Man Would I Be” Chicago and “Talk To Me” by Stevie Nicks just to name a few.  As a writer and producer Chas has worked with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bonnie Raitt, Ron Wood, Willie Nelson, Rod Stewart, Stevie Nicks, Chicago, Levon Helm, Roger Daltrey, Sammy Hagar, Neils Lofgrin and Dickey Betts.

Chas’ latest album Wag More Bark Less, released 1/11/11, is a compelling collection of strong songs that has been described as a contemporary classic with a proudly modern classic rock edge. Tom Kidd of Music Connection says “This one of the most major independent releases I’ve ever heard”, giving the album 9/10 stars. Chas, Wag More Bark Less & the single “Let Love Back In This House” was placed in 6 categories for the 1st round of the 54th Annual GRAMMYS.

James Dean Hicks

James Dean Hicks’ songs have been recorded by legends in the Music Industry including Charlie Daniels, Crystal Gayle, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash and Conway Twitty.

Since starting out in Kentucky as a child star at 10 years old and doing shows with Ernest Tubb and Hank Snow, he has had 7 # 1’s and numerous awards since moving to Nashville.

Over 200 of James Dean’s songs have been recorded by country’s all time hottest performers which include: John Michael Montgomery, Neal McCoy, Collin Raye, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Charlie Daniels, Lorrie Morgan, Bryan White, and pop superstars, Aaron Neville and Tony Rich.  James also wrote the title cut “Sweet Kisses” for Jessica Simpson, “Life is a Party” by Aaron Carter and songs for rising pop stars Jon McLaughlin and Jack Savoretti. James’ most current cuts are by Kenny Chesney, Wynonna, Jon Wolf, Emerson Drive, Lonestar, Rissi Palmer, and a Reba/Vince duet, and he wrote and produced  for the musical American Mall.

Hicks’ songs have been featured in such films as “Rugrats Go To Paris” and “Deep Impact.” And such television shows as Disney’s Hannah Montana, (“BAREFOOT CINDERELLA” sung by Miley Cyrus) and Madison High, (“The Me That You Don’t See”).

As a recording artist, James Dean has had a #1 video in Australia and has 2 critically acclaimed albums. He has also produced many other artists, for both indie and major labels and he performs over 200 shows each year.

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