It has just been revealed that the next single from multi-GRAMMY®-nominated vocal powerhouse Ryan Shaw’s forthcoming album IMAGINING MARVIN will be a duet with GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter and pop superstar Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty). 



“Love In Pain” is co-written by Shaw, Thomas and Derek Fuhrmann.  Thomas and Shaw are both signed to Round Hill Music for publishing with Thomas just joining that roster.  “Love In Pain” is the result of their first writing session together.  Click here to access the single cover.

In addition to Rob Thomas, IMAGINING MARVIN also features a stellar array of guests.  Joining Shaw on the album are guitar legends Robert Randolph and Derek Trucks, who each have been honored with multiple GRAMMY nominations (10 collectively for Randolph and 7 collectively for Trucks). 

Trucks has garnered three GRAMMY Award wins.  Lending their respective unique playing styles to the mix, Derek Trucks can be heard on “Love In Pain,” while Randolph is featured on another Shaw original “Get Home”.  Also appearing on the album is Broadway star and recording artist Shoshana Bean, known for starring turns in “Waitress” and “Wicked”. 

Bean duets with Shaw on the classic Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terrell duet, “Good Lovin’ Ain’t Easy To Come By,” written by Valerie Simpson and Nick Ashford.  The tracks on the album are a combination of Shaw’s renditions of some of Marvin Gaye’s best-loved hits as well as original material.  Please see below for the track listing.

Of the album’s unsurpassed guests, Ryan Shaw commented, “I get by with a little help from my friends” are the words that come to mind when I think about all the guests on this new record. They are all connected to me in a special way.


Robert Randolph and the Family Band was the first tour I did when I signed to Columbia Records back in 2006.  Robert is a masterful musician and has a great heart.  Derek Trucks was the third and fifth tour I did in those days…he is also a master at his craft, we hit it off right away. He invited me back on stage to jam with his band after I did my set.  It created some of my most memorable nights of performing live. To now have him on this record is humbling and nostalgic for me.  

What can I say about Shoshana Bean?  Whatever is said about her usually follows the words “amazing” or “beast,” which would make everything after that true.  Shoshana and I have been talking about collaborating for years now and it’s finally here.  I couldn’t be more happy.


And my new good friend, Rob Thomas, is the best at what he does in both performance and writing.  He is a brilliant collaborator, as he absorbs music and comes back with many variations of an idea so you never feel trapped or gridlocked or at a dead end during the session. I’m thankful that Rob not only lent his pen, but his voice to this project. As I said, “I get by with a little help from my friends.”

In other news, Ryan Shaw is confirmed to appear in a very special livestream performance event, Live From Daryl’s House Club, on Wednesday, December 2nd, just days following the release of IMAGINING MARVIN.  Live From Daryl’s House Club stems from the iconic concert series hosted by pop legend Daryl Hall (one half of Hall & Oates).  For ticketing and more information, please click here.


ADDITIONAL FEATURED GUESTS ON ALBUM INCLUDE GUITAR GREAT ROBERT RANDOLPH AND BROADWAY STAR/RECORDING ARTIST SHOSHANA BEAN

 


“IMAGINING MARVIN” DUE OUT NOVEMBER 27TH; ALBUM INSPIRED BY LEGENDARY MARVIN GAYE


 

IMAGINING MARVIN is set for a November 27th release via Shaw’s own FORM (Fans Of Real Music) Records and Broadway Records.  Inspired by one of Shaw’s idols, Marvin Gaye, IMAGINING MARVIN is the powerful new project that originally premiered live in New York City in 2019 to a sold-out crowd.  Showcasing Shaw’s soaring and impassioned vocals, the album features numerous Marvin Gaye hits alongside five of Shaw’s original songs; the latter inspired by Gaye’s legacy.  Click here to access the IMAGINING MARVIN cover art.  Click hereto pre-order the album.  

The first single from the album recently had its worldwide premiere via Soul Tracks.  “Strong Men Can” is co-written by Shaw and iconic songwriter, Valerie Simpson (who with her late husband/partner, Nick Ashford, is responsible for some of Marvin Gaye’s biggest hits; Gaye is the inspiration behind IMAGINING MARVIN).  The heartfelt ballad encourages emotional vulnerability in men and supports good mental health via such expression.  “Strong Men Can” can be purchased here; click here to access the single art.

In other news, Ryan Shaw is confirmed to appear in a very special livestream performance event, Live From Daryl’s House Club, on Wednesday, December 2nd, just days following the release of IMAGINING MARVIN.  Live From Daryl’s House Club stems from the iconic concert series hosted by pop legend Daryl Hall (one half of Hall & Oates).  For ticketing and more information, please click here.

IMAGINING MARVIN is set for a November 27th release via Shaw’s own FORM (Fans Of Real Music) Records and Broadway Records.  Inspired by one of Shaw’s idols, Marvin Gaye, IMAGINING MARVIN is the powerful new project that originally premiered live in New York City in 2019 to a sold-out crowd.  Showcasing Shaw’s soaring and impassioned vocals, the album features numerous Marvin Gaye hits alongside five of Shaw’s original songs; the latter inspired by Gaye’s legacy.  Click here to access the IMAGINING MARVIN cover art.  Click here

to pre-order the album.  

The first single from the album recently had its worldwide premiere via Soul Tracks.  “Strong Men Can” is co-written by Shaw and iconic songwriter, Valerie Simpson (who with her late husband/partner, Nick Ashford, is responsible for some of Marvin Gaye’s biggest hits; Gaye is the inspiration behind IMAGINING MARVIN).


The heartfelt ballad encourages emotional vulnerability in men and supports good mental health via such expression.  “Strong Men Can” can be purchased here; click here to access the single art.

Ryan Shaw has received widespread critical acclaim over the course of his career with an abundance of accolades.  Of Shaw’s incredible vocal prowess, The Los Angeles Times declared, “Prepare to have your soul rocked…”, while Billboard deemed him “a massive talent with a huge voice.”  The Washington Post avowed, “So big and rangy, that voice.  So churchy and unmistakenly Southern.  So full of fire and conviction, exploding with emotion.”

Ryan Shaw is a three-time GRAMMY-nominated artist. He recently appeared as Judas at the Lyric Opera of Chicago in the U.S. premiere of the critically acclaimed London/Regent’s Park’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar, which won the Olivier for Best Musical Revival.


He starred as the original Stevie Wonder in Motown: The Musical on Broadway, and on London’s West End as the Soul of Michael Jackson in Thriller Live. As a recording artist, Shaw has released three solo GRAMMY-nominated projects to date:  2008’s THIS IS RYAN SHAW, 2011’s IT GETS BETTER, and 2014’s REAL LOVE. 

He has toured the world and shared the stage with such artists as Van Halen, Bonnie Raitt, Joss Stone, John Legend, B.B. King, Bruce Hornsby and Jill Scott, to name a few. On television, Ryan has been a guest artist on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Ellen’s Really Big Show, Last Call with Carson Daly, and The Martha Stewart Show. His music has been featured in television on FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance and ABC’s Dancing with The Stars, Grey’s Anatomy, and Lincoln Heights, as well as in films My Blueberry Nights and Bride Wars and the Sex and the City soundtrack.

As a concert soloist, Shaw made his Radio City Music Hall debut at the Dream Concert benefit to build the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C. His Carnegie Hall appearances include Elton John and Bernie Taupin Tribute, A Celebration of The African American Cultural Legacy, curated by Jessye Norman, and a recent Nat King Cole centennial concert with the New York Pops.  His concert schedule also includes Nat King Cole at 100 with the National Symphony Orchestra at The Kennedy Center, and A Tribute to the Queen of Soul:  Aretha Franklin with numerous major orchestras throughout North America. 

Shaw continues to be a return featured special guest with the Houston Symphony, as well as performing with the Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Philly Pops, Seattle Symphony, Utah Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Arkansas Symphony, Tucson Symphony, Utah Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Orlando Philharmonic, Helena Symphony, Mississippi Symphony, Anchorage Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic and numerous others.

IMAGINING MARVIN track listing:


Save The Children/Mercy Mercy Me


Get Home* – featuring Robert Randolph
I Want You
Love In Pain* – featuring Rob Thomas and Derek Trucks
Sexual Healing
Sin*
Good Lovin’ Ain’t Easy To Come By – featuring Shoshana Bean
Strong Men Can* 
Choosin’*
I Heard It Through The Grapevine
The Shadow Of Your Smile


*Ryan Shaw original

About Broadway Records

Broadway Records (Van Dean, President) is the GRAMMY® winning record label dedicated to preserving musical theatre and theatre vocalists. Recent releases include the Grammy® and Tony Award-winning The Color Purple (2015 revival), the Tony Award® winning and Grammy® nominated revival of Once On This Island, the Grammy® nominated Matilda The Musical, Fiddler

on the Roof (2015 revival) and My Fair Lady (2018 revival), Anastasia, Bandstand, Groundhog Day, The Lightning Thief and NBC’s television events, “The Wiz Live!” and “Peter Pan Live!”. The label’s critically-acclaimed “Live at Feinstein’s/54 Below” series features top Broadway stars including Patti LuPone, Aaron Tveit, Annaleigh Ashford, Norbert Leo Butz, Sierra Boggess, Laura Benanti, Emily Skinner & Alice Ripley, Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp, and many others. In addition to working with mainstream Broadway artists, Broadway Records also works with pop, rock, and R&B performers connected to the Broadway community, including Micky Dolenz, Mary Bridget Davies, Ryan Shaw, Michael Mott, and more. 

Broadway Records launched the Broadway for Orlando initiative (in partnership with creators Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley) culminating in the all-star benefit single, “What the World Needs Now is Love,” which leaped to #1 on iTunes with no radio airplay. Broadway Records philanthropic endeavors also include the From Broadway With Love benefit concerts for Sandy Hook, Orlando (Emmy Award for Sound) and Parkland. To learn more, visit BroadwayRecords.com.

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