DONNA VALLANCE & JOHNNY COBB
The dynamic & versatile husband/ wife duo of Johnny Cobb and Donna Vallance currently perform Beach. Pop, R&B/Blues, and Country music at Nashville's premiere nightspots.
From within their own state-of-the-art recording studio, Johnny has played, sequenced, & programmed all of their backing instrumentation, which enables this powerhouse duet to project the sound of a twelve member band with digital quality. In addition to their strong vocal talents, Johnny plays keyboards when they're performing live. With such diversity, they deliver music that appeals to all generations and musical preferences.
As "vocalists", Donna & Johnny are in constant demand for recording sessions. As "entertainers", the couple has appeared from The Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas to The Disneyland Hotel in Los Angeles, Top Night Clubs, Private VIP Events, and for numerous International Corporate Conventions from coast to coast.
Vallancewas born in Vancouver/British Columbia, Canada. As a solo artist, she's had 2 Canadian, 3 European/ Australian/ New Zealand CD releases. The CD received international airplay. Donna's "Out On Her Own" CD deals with" domestic violence. It brought her national attention in the United States. Lou Brown (Nicole Brown's father), invited Donna & Johnny to perform for The Nicole Brown Foundation fund raiser in Hollywood.
Donna's credits include: Nominated for the "Horizon Best New Artist" (British Columbia Country Music Awards), appeared on The Nashville Network TV show "Be A Star," vocalist on "Nashville Jams" (syndicated TV show), opening act for Waylon Jennings, Dr. Hook, Toby Keith, John Conlee, and The Gibson Miller Band. She is also the featured vocalist for many sports events. Including singing the national anthem for The Nashville Predators, Vancouver Canucks, Vancouver Grizzlies, Molson Indy, and the Nashville Sounds. Donna has toured extensively throughout the USA and Canada with her own band, including performances at the Meritt Country Music Festival and the Calgary Stampede. She has also performed for childrenís public broadcasting telethons.
Johnny Cobb was born in Burlington, North Carolina. During his early years, he was the "blue eyed soul" lead singer/sax player for many legendary beach music bands.
As a singer/songwriter/producer/musician Johnny's credits include: A solo CD (Elektra/ Asylum Records, Los Angeles) titled Lawler & Cobb "Men From Nowhere". The album & single were in the first round Grammy nominations. He wrote all the songs, sang lead & back-up vocals, played keyboards, & produced the record.
As bassist & back-up singer, Johnny recorded, & toured the U.S., Canada, and overseas with Ronnie Milsap (RCA) for five years. He appeared on many TV shows including: The Midnight Special, Grammy Awards, Don Kirshner's Rock Concert, BBC Music Awards, and The Today Show. During this period, he recorded three gold albums with Milsap, two of which were named ALBUM OF THE YEAR by the CMA.
During his time with The Allman Brothers Band, Johnny penned the group's two top ten singles "Straight From The Heart" & "Angelene." In addition, he sang back-up vocals & played keyboards on both releases (Arista /Clive Davis). He also co-produced, sang background vocals, & played keyboards on The Brother's only ever Grammy nominated CD titled "Reach For The Sky" (Arista).
Johnny was the lead singer/songwriter/producer for the heavy metal band, Mighty High. The group was the first rock act to ever secure a major recording deal based in Nashville. Jimmy Bowen (pres. of MCA Records) personally signed the rockers to MCA Records. The CD received kudos from critics.
Johnny appears as a back-up vocalist on the Garth Brooks CD "The Chase", which includes the award winning single "We Shall Be _" and "Beyond The Season" (Liberty Records). Both CD's are multi-platinum.
As an exclusive songwriter for Sound Seventy Productions (Charlie Daniels company), Etta James recorded Johnny's song "Jump Into "My Fire". It appeared on her Grammy nominated CD Seven Year Itch.. Rolling Stone, Time, & People magazines gave his song their highest marks.
Johnny was the featured lead singer on The Nashville Network's very first TV show, "Dancin' lLM..". He also wrote & sang the show's theme song. He appeared on 140 one hour shows (two seasons).
Johnny sang the song "You Canít Break Americaís Heart", and was the featured singer in the song's video to help the Oklahoma City Mayor's Relief Fund For Bombing Victims. He received a letter of recognition from Vice-President AI Gore for his contributions and was presented with an American flag that had flown over the White House.
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