Grammy® nominated songwriter and producer Tor Hyams has produced and written for Diane Warren, Joan Osborne, Howie D. (Backstreet Boys), Lou Rawls, Isaac Hayes, Michelle Branch, JC Chasez, Vivian Campbell, Edwin McCain, Lisa Loeb, Perry Farrell, Broadway Star Rachel York, Gretchen Parlato, and many more, including an award-winning, star-studded children's album called "A World of Happiness," which he released on Disney Records. It featured performances from Samuel L. Jackson, Magic Johnson, Lou Rawls, Isaac Hayes, Debbie Harry, Gary Oldman, Perry Farrell, and many others.
Hyams conceived and developed Kidzapalooza as a family festival nested within the Lollapalooza Festival. He then went on to produce several more family stages, including Austin Kiddie Limits as part of Austin City Limits, and the kids stages at the Hangout Music Festival, Westbeach Music Festival, KindieFest and the Recess Music Festival. Tor’s live event status culminated with the White House Easter Egg Roll four consecutive years in a row.
In musical theatre, Tor wrote and produced Greenwood, an original musical for the stage, which premiered at the 2011 New York Musical Theater Festival (NYMF). With Lisa Rothauser, Tor wrote Stealing Time, which premiered at the NYMF 2012 and has since been featured at the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival and at the Johnny Mercer Writer’s Colony at Goodspeed Opera House. He also co-wrote and musical directs LIFE. Who Knew?, a one-woman show that tours across the country. He is also currently commissioned to write Green Acres, The Musical and is working on several original projects as well, including Love. Who Knew? With actor/author John Cariani. Tor & Lisa are also developing an original musical for young audiences with Backstreet Boys singer, Howie D.
Lisa St. Lou - Lead vocals & finger snaps
Ivan Neville - Piano, Wurlitzer, Hammond B3, Clavinet, background vocals
Ian Neville - Guitar
Tony Hall - Bass
Raymond weber - drums
Walter "wolfman" washington - lead guitar
Mark Mullins - Trombone
Alonzo Bowens Jr. - Saxophone
Robert Campo - trumpet
Tor Hyams - Wurlitzer
Crystal Monee Hall - Background vocals
Celise Henderson - Background Vocals
produced by tor hyams & Ivan Neville
Mixed by Al Schmitt at Capitol Records
Assisted by Nick Rives
Recorded at The Parlor in New Orleans
Engineered by Nick Guttman. Assisted by Gene O'neil and Matt grondin
Additional vocals recorded by Johnny Nice at Spin Studios and assisted by Yosimar Gomez
Background vocals recorded by Tor Hyams at Le Garage
Eric Ruthman, Jay & Diana Baumohl, Denise Hyams, Carol Scharff, Pierre Lles, Daniel Schaarf, Kerri Gibbs, Gina Lu, Paul Faust, Adam & Susan Kerzner, Jonathan Brielle, Erika Rossa, DoN Owens, Robert israel, sarah passino, amy broder maimon, shanon moutrie, laurie stricks & josh harrison, david sapery, emily sullivan, diane asyre, jeffry lance, jenny rothauser, mark kondracki, rob davidson, rodney hobbs, brett berlin, aaron johnston, scott brockman, dick and jean jones, jenn schiller, andrea andresakis, jr rothenberg, pierre alexandre, ria sharon, emily kratter, randall ian stempler, john cariani, wouter kellerman, david perlman, keith kjarval, karen azoulay, sara meltzer, barry johnson, caitlin McKoy, mark andrew altschul and babs langdon, nicola nicoletta, Olana Digirolamo, ken papagan, kevin williams, adam waldman, matt fransworth, bridget harvey, david berman, ben fuller-googins, jan candela, wendy & chris albano, lori broser, natasha and frank licari, Christopher & Kolleen Dougherty, berta willisch, christie evangelisto, jason schoen, roxie mcfarland, colleen lober, jamie & ben krone, margaret reed, parisa jaffer, pam laudenslager, aram zucker-scharff, gina goldman, daniel savage, karen scharff, carlina, richard & Mia, gina rosenberg, dima rumiantcev, sarah misiano, john killian, melanie muradian, karen & david neubauer, michelle neubauer, nolan livesay, howard dorough, marni tangney, amy carr, Rhonda Hatch, Jody Orrison, Jodi Zeitoun, david sisco, arnold brockman, Peter Adamson & Cory ford, Joann moody, Judy bronson, michele rothauser, nina nelson, erin wathen, nicole Rice, Suzanne Hasz, Tony Humrichouser, Josh & Shulie Packer, Peggy Plesia, Jon Davis, Kristin Chapman, Anne Petri, Bruno Baudet, Michael Bogus, tory ross, Kerri Miller, Regina Mandel, MIRiam tucker, Joe Roberts, Laura DOherty, Nick Keene, Ed Sayles, Leida Pickett, Besson aurelie, Alison van den Heuvel, Tom Kirk, Marcus Woolen, Sally Park Rubin, Heather higgins, Brad Bolnick, Neil D'Monte, Susan Jacobs Corria, Kenneth Silverman, Lindsey Alley, Kevin McGUire, Nicole Lawrence, Richard Chapman, Susan Lehrer, Penny Cutrell, Juila Ott, Pauline Nakios, Monica West, Peggy Flesher, Howard & Nilda Weiss, Steve Tate, Elyssa Dole, Stephen Bennett, Arthur Klein, Monica West, Daniel Schneider, Danya Reich, Lucy Tupu, Carrie & Art Steinmetz, Balázs Brunner, David Carlyon, Andrew Mccarthy, andrew drafts, Francesca Williams, Daniel benjamin, Julie Jarrett, Manuel Mang, Brandon Piper, Andrea Bott, Christian & Stephanie Fletcher, Cara Marriott, Kyle Matsumura, Vini N., Dwight Henry, Radek Mroz, Scott Scaffidi, Barbara Walsh, Jim Dolan, Michelle Barback, Wilma Unfer, Ralph,