Singer/musician Eric Martin and guitar virtuoso Miles Schon perform songs from Roger Silver‘s book/screenplay/musical ‘Going Sane in San Francisco.’ The musical evening will be hosted by Herbie Herbert and will also feature musicians Jon Close, Denise Martin, Mark Chole, and Tom Fitzgerald.
Eric Martin is an American rock singer-songwriter and musician. Martin started his career singing for San Francisco band 415 and opening for established acts like Bill Squire, Hall & Oats, Journey, ZZ Top and Foreigner to name a few. Martin earned his most prominent success as the frontman for the hard rock band Mr. Big, a supergroup featuring Billy Sheehan, Pat Torpey, and Paul Gilbert. Mr. Big scored a big hit in the early 1990s with “To Be with You,” a song that Martin wrote during his teen years. Martin also performed as a solo artist and his first album with Sony Japan, Mr. Vocalist #1 debuted in the top of the charts and reached platinum status. Martin’s signature soulful voice and candid lyrics can still be heard regularly on tour in Europe, North and South America, Australia, India and Japan.
Miles Schon is an extraordinary songwriter and guitar virtuoso who comes from a family of talented jazz and rock musicians. Miles’ playing instantly captivates audiences; he plays with incredible feeling and soul. His own band, The Miles Schon Band performs rock and soul originals and covers around the San Francisco Bay Area.
Herbie Herbert is a legendary music-industry player turned music player. Herbert was one of rock and roll’s premier managers and entrepreneurs. He was the manager of rock band Journey, The Storm, and a vocalist for the Sy Klopps Blues Band. Before nursing Journey to monster stardom in the 1980s, Herbert was manager for the multi-platinum-selling band Santana. His production company, Nocturne, pioneered the use of huge TV screens at arena-sized concerts and stages. This included some of the world’s biggest rock extravaganzas such as Michael Jackson, Elton John, The Eagles, the Grateful Dead, Guns N’ Roses and Billy Joel.
Roger Silver writes passionate prose, poetry and lyrics, and has written songs recorded by Journey, Carlos Santana, Eric Martin (Mr. Big), Neal Schon, Gregg Rolie, and three-time Emmy Award winner Jon Close. In addition, he has written the screenplay to accompany Going Sane in San Francisco and today spends most of his time writing and learning the art of encaustic painting.