If all goes well for Sheppard his product this year for Rondor/Universal Music will be on over 20million albums, including Celine Dion, S Club 7, Enrique Iglesias, Jonny Halliday, Faith Hill, Gregg Alexander, Lisa Loeb (Legally Blond) Sometimes Dancing (Free Willy 2), plus the groups he has written with in Brazil, Nashville, Stockholm, Norway, Praque, London, which will account for another 20 singles. He is now producing 2 Girl Trios to cover his songs in London and Hollywood. His inspirations were Fred Neil, Richie Havens, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, but he is his own man and can sing and play with the best of em. His work fronting 17 piece bands is awesome. Great to watch and listen to. His demo's done in his Pro-Tool studio in Hollywood are like finished products. He has learned the long hard way and is arriving at a new plateau seasoned and a good businessman which is what it takes to survive in the Business of Music. More importantly he has good counsel and smart accountants. He invited me to join his in London for the PRS Awards in April for his #1 Great Britain single "Dont Stop Movin" with S Club 7 for which he received the Brit Award last week. Exciting, to say the least and its only the beginning for him. For me its a thrill to see one of my artists arrive, even if he is my son.
Edited 3/1/2002 2:10:38 AM ET by solomoney