Producer/singer/songwriter Lisa Dawn Miller – Co-Star of the hit musical, “Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show” – and daughter of famed Motown songwriter, Ron Miller, launches The Colossal Nerve, which licenses the copyrights and master recordings of original songs and the reimagined covers from the legacy catalogue of the elder Miller’s song library. Lisa also releases two new singles, “I Will Be There,” a future bass, pop recording and “Whenever You Call,” a pop ballad about man’s best friend.
“I’m so excited to be putting myself out there as a songwriter and producer. I have pretty big shoes to fill and I aspire to the profound wisdom of my father and the things he taught me about songwriting and life,” Miller said. “Writing, producing and performing give me the chance to be creative; going into the music publishing business gives me the chance to call on my extensive business experience and background,” Miller continued. “Not only are we building our own original song catalogue of songs in every genre, we are also the number one source of information about Ron Miller and are quickly building the largest library of reimagined covers from his legacy catalogue,” Miller said. “Our online searchable database allows artists, music supervisors and producers to find exactly what they are looking for and makes licensing easy,” she said.
Lisa’s partner, Mark Matson, is a songwriter and producer and has worked with music icons such as Celine Dion, Sheryl Crow, Huey Lewis and Boyz II Men. He co-wrote and produced songs from the musical, “Growing Old-ER” with Miller and is set to star in the musical production later this year.
Also a partner in the new company, Sandy Hackett is a producer, director and actor. He is the star of the long-running hit musical, “Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show” in which he plays Joey Bishop. The show has toured extensively throughout the U.S. to critical acclaim and sold out performances. Sandy is married to Miller and is the son of the legendary comedian, Buddy Hackett.
Ron Miller’s hits include, “For Once in My Life,” “Touch Me in the Morning,” “Heaven Help Us All,” “A Place in the Sun,” Yester-me, Yester-You, Yesterday,” “If I Could,” “I’ve Never Been to Me,” “Someday at Christmas” and many more.
Lisa recently released several songs including, “It’s Time,” “This Is the Moment” and “Today,” also available on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. And made her debut as a singer-songwriter in 2016 with her original EPs ‘Hello You,’ and ‘My Turn Begins Today.’”
“Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show” begins its annual Broadway tour this fall and is once again expected to continue performances at numerous performing arts centers across the nation in 2018.