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Allan Licht

Biography

Allan Licht

In the 1970‘s, soon after graduating high school, Allan began performing at many of the upscale night clubs in the Cleveland, Ohio area. In the 1980’s, He moved to California to pursue a music career on the west coast. While working as Director of Entertainment at Sambi of Tokyo in Los Angeles, he performed there seven nights a week, backed by a three-piece band. After one year Allan was called to Las Vegas, where he performed at The Aladdin and The Sahara on the strip. Within six months Allan moved back to Orange County, California to play the night club circuit at venues like The Del Ray, Mama Cozza’s, The Queen Mary in Long Beach, and the LGT Vegas in Los Angeles to name a few.

Allan Licht with Michael CavanaughAlong with performing for the past 40 years, Allan has composed over 200 songs, many of which have been recorded and released nationally and internationally. Allan has also composed numerous songs for non-profit organizations such as The Ronald McDonald House, The Vanished Children's Alliance, and the Relay for Life/The American Cancer Society. His songs have also received placements on various TV shows and in movies.

Since moving back to Cleveland in 2005, Allan has been involved with teaching Pop voice and piano. He is currently managing, writing, and producing for jazz/soul recording artist Ezre. To date Allan has had six of his songs in rotation on local, national, and international radio programming. Allan’s original songs “We’ve Gotta Have Love” by Ezre and “I Can’t Help but Love You” (co-written with Jonathon Hansen) and “My Gift to You” (co-written with R.K. Holler) by Frederick Davis have been receiving airplay on 107.3 The Wave in Cleveland for 16 consecutive months.

Allan is currently writing, producing albums, and releasing singles on his own ABL RECORDS label. One of his most significant recordings is a song co-written with singer/actress Gloria Loring and Jonathon Hansen called “Let’s Take the Time.” This duet was recorded By Gloria and R&B singer Frederick Davis. Allan is also promoting his Cleveland themed song “Cleveland’s Got It All” recorded by Frederick Davis with a featured video on youtube. Other artists who have recorded Allan’s songs are: Terrence Burton Jr. (from the gospel group Half Mile Home) Maria Jacobs (Jazz/Smooth Jazz) Jim Witherspoon (Smooth Jazz) Ruth McCartney (Pop) Maddy Wanke (Pop) Doug Parkinson/Deborah Dotson (Australian Pop artists) Jill Stewart (Country) Astrid Pazmino (Pop/Latin.) Ezre (Jazz/Soul) Megan Zurkey (Indie/Country) Arielle Gross (Pop) Jordyn Nicole (Soul) Michelle Gold (Soul)