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Allan Licht

Biography

Allan Licht

In the 1970‘s Allan performed 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 The Del Ray, Mama Cozza’s, The Queen Mary in Long Beach and the LGT Vegas in Los Angeles.

Allan Licht with Michael CavanaughAlong with performing for the past 30 years, Allan has composed over 200 songs, many of which have been recorded and released nationally and internationally. Allan co-wrote the song "Be Your Own Hero" with lyricist Dianne Baumgartner, recorded by vocalist Astrid Pazmino. This inspirational ballad was produced by hit song producer Carl Maduri and released on the Hero label.  Allan has collaborated with Clevelanders Michael Cavanaugh (star of Broadway’s “Movin’ Out”), Paul Sidoti (Taylor Swift’s guitarist) and Anne Cochran, (who performs with songwriter/pianist Jim Brickman.)

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.

For the past 10 years along with pursuing his many musical endeavors, Allan has been teaching pop voice and piano privately. He has recently recorded a new CD of 1970’s cover songs titled “Finally Found.” This project was engineered and arranged by Allan and Grammy Award-Winning engineer Pete Tokar, and features well-known Cleveland musicians saxaphonist Dave Sterner, Steve Gordon and Ray Porrello Jr., drummer for the late Sammy Davis Jr.

Allan is currently co-writing and producing albums with several recording artists. One of the most significant is a song he co-wrote with singer/actress Gloria Loring called “Let’s Take the Time.” Allan is also promoting his Cleveland themed CD that benefits The Greater Cleveland Food Bank. The two songs that have been updated and re-recorded are “Cleveland’s Got It All”  recorded by Frederick Davis and “Have a Merry Cleveland Christmas,” which is played during the holiday season on WDOK 102.7.  “Cleveland’s Got It All” can be heard at CAVS games and other sports venues, and the video can be seen on youtube.