Recording artist, singer-songwriter Annie Hecht's CD "FLY BUTTERFLY" is a vibrant combination of ballads and pop music. The CD is produced by Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum producer David Grow,  co-written with David Grow and Stuart Hecht. Annie has combined her unique vocal stylings with some of the finest musicians to create "FLY BUTTERFLY". "DREAM" is written by renowned Jim Brickman & Victoria Shaw.

Her first solo CD, "Sweet Destiny", is co-written with composer-keyboardist Stuart Hecht, produced by Grammy winner, jazz & classical producer Greg Squires, and also features "My Number One" produced & co-written with David Grow.

Since their first live performances in NYC, Annie & Stuart have been touching audiences with their evocative, soft-tinged pop music...

Annie's songs build with passion and intensity as her voice rises to stratospheric levels, revealing her tremendous musicianship and operatic training. Media Story, CW--USA

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*"Sweet Destiny" is now available on Amazon.com.

*The new single, "My Number One" debuted in March 2007, when Annie was interviewed on WHUD-100.7 FM, the leading station of New York's Hudson Valley.

*You can hear and/or vote for "My Number One" on: newartistradio.net


JUNE 2007 #1 LIST:

Hobbies: Sing, write, garden, bike

Places: Rye Playland

Colors: blue, gold, fushia

Brandon's
songs: "My Number One" "Splish,Splash"

Annie Hecht

CD's "FLY BUTTERFLY" & "SWEET DESTINY" AVAILABLE ON iTUNES, Amazon.com and retail*
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Recording artist, singer-songwriter Annie Hecht's new CD "FLY BUTTERFLY" is a vibrant combination of dance, ballads and pop music. The CD is produced by Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum producer David Grow, and co-written with David Grow and Stuart Hecht. A national radio promotion campaign and concerts now accompany the release of the CD. Annie has combined her unique vocal stylings with some of the world's finest musicians to create "FLY BUTTERFLY".

Annie's first solo CD, "Sweet Destiny", is co-written with composer-keyboardist Stuart Hecht. Her songs were produced by Grammy winner, jazz & classical producer Greg Squires at Squires Productions, by Richard Joseph at Unique Studios in NYC, and also features "My Number One" produced & co-written with David Grow.

*HOLIDAY SONGS
Annie Hecht is impacting Top 40/Hot AC with "Christmas in NY". Learn more about her... HRP
"CHRISTMAS IN NY" & "MY LOVE ITS CHRISTMAS"... NOW on iTunes
To hear the podcast of Annie's 100.7WHUD interview with Kathy Millar click: "Songs" above, or check out 100.7 WHUD Artist Spotlight online.

Visit Annie on iTunes, Amazon, Facebook-anniehechtmusic, Twitter, Linkedin, Jango.com, Myspace, Pinterest & anniehecht.com

Bio

Annie and Stuart began their collaboration when Stuart placed an ad in New York City's "Village Voice" for a singer for his band, and they've been making music together ever since. They lived in New York City's Lower East Side for several years, thriving on the artists' life there, playing and singing in cafes and clubs. Annie and Stuart hold Masters Degrees in Music and Performance from New York University. Annie has also studied at Boston Conservatory Of Music, New England Conservatory Of Music and The Julliard School, and she holds her BA from Boston University. Stuart holds his BA from Emerson College. They work with Diana Nikkolos (NYU, Voice Coach, BSGlobal Education Music Director), Loretta DiFranco (Metropolitan Opera Singer, Voice and Diction Coach) and have also coached with renowned pop coach David Sorin Collyer...
Performances Clips:
"Annie's songs build with passion and intensity as her voice rises to stratospheric levels, revealing her tremendous musicianship and operatic training" Media Story, CW--USA

"...Her blend of familiar and new music was greatly enjoyed by our audience. Her delivery was sparkling..." Friends of YPL--NY

"Art rock, ballads, dance tunes-all receive lilting virtuoso treatment.- Encore Books Newsletter

"Annie's strong, sweet voice and Stuart's elegantly intricate piano playing and melodious musical arrangements combine to create an uplifting sound which conveys the hope and/or poignancy of their songs."
Peoples Voice Cafe, New York City.

"Annie's strong, clear voice brings out the beauty of the lyric while Stuart's keyboard provides a solid yet textured foundation."
Brian Sullivan, Hudson Valley Folk Guild

Pop/Folk/Jazz/ Pop music featuring Annie and Stuart Hecht 8 tonight, BB&Music-Newsday The Long Island Newspaper

Annie and Stuart Hecht from upper New York, on tour in Florida, will entertain us with the lovely vocals of Annie backed by Stuart on keyboards-BB&Music

...Annie and Stuart then thrilled everyone with Annie's beautiful voice...-Clintondale HVFG Newsletter

Recording artist Annie Hecht will incorporate her new song into a fitness class routine...A live performance of the song and the Dance 'n Funk routine were featured in the club's annual dance contest. For more information on Annie and her music, visit www.anniehecht.com.-JOURNAL NEWS

..The duo featuring the voice and lyrics of Annie describe their music as "art rock." Classically as well as pop and jazz trained, Annie appeared in the "Marriage of Figaro" at NYC's Master Theater. She's also performed with the Reimann Opera Company and the Mozart Opera Project, has been a featured vocalist on a NALR pop-gospel album and sung in the NYC girl group "Nightlife." Through her music Annie tries to "encourage healing...and to show people a brighter side to life's many challenges. Presenting messages of love and peace are vital..." Complimenting Annie while drawing on a myriad of sources, is keyboardist-composer Stuart Hecht...-The Outpost In The Burbs Reader

...Her delivery was sparkling, and a good time was had by all. I know she would be an asset to your programming schedule,...Annie is quite talented and I can recommend her highly.-President, Friends of Yonkers Public Library

Since their first live performances in the cafes and clubs of New York City, Annie and Stuart have been touching audiences with their evocative, soft-tinged pop music...their music appeals to a wide range of listeners!-BB&Music

Thank you again for a marvelous evening of entertainment at our Valentine's Day Party...Four Seasons Club, A United Way Agency

...outstanding performances by talented and caring people...Thank you for being one of the performers that have made these evenings very special to so many people.-Whole Foods Project, NYC

Duo featuring vocalist Annie Hecht, photo above, and keyboardist Stuart Hecht, perform acoustic pop music at Patterson Presbyterian Church fellowship hall...-Gannette Suburban Newspapers

Amazon.com Bio

When composer-keyboardist Stuart Hecht placed an ad in the NYC "Village Voice" seeking a vocalist for his band, singer-songwriter Annie first met Stuart, and they have been making music together ever since. Originally, they worked on the Lower East Side, and throughout Manhattan. From their beginnings of playing piano and singing at NYC cafes and clubs, they began securing gigs and soon achieved local, public, college, and national airplay. To enhance their musical artistry and songwriting, and in addition to their individual musical careers, they completed Master's studies in music and performance in the heart of the Village, at New York University. They have also coached under the direction of David Sorin Collyer (Michael Bolton, Kathleen Battle, Bette Midler, Paul Simon and many other great artists), Katie Agresta (Aerosmith, Bon Jovi), Diana Nikkolos (NYU), and Loretta DiFranco(Metropolitan Opera). Annie holds a Master's degree in Opera & Performance from NYU, and has also studied at Boston & New England Conservatories, and the Julliard School. She holds a BA from Boston University. Stuart holds a Master's degree in Music Education from NYU, and a BS from Emerson College. He is a music teacher in New York state, directs band programs, and has performed with various choirs. Stuart has studied piano and music since the age of six.
Annie and Stuart toured Borders Books and Music stores, Barnes and Nobles, Starbucks, and performed in numerous cafes and cabarets, including NYC's popular "Bitter End", and "Upstairs at Rose's Turn". Additional notable venues and outdoor festivals include the Jones New York Concert Series at Woodbury Common (Central Valley NY), Wave Hill (Riverdale, NY), fall festival at Rhinebeck NY, Hyde Park NY's Good Neighbor Day, New York City's Central Park playground dedication, Arts in the Heart of Boston Concert Series at Boston's Prudential Center, and Outpost in the Burbs in New Jersey, as well as venues in NY, NJ, CT, FL, MA, CA, Caribbean and a variety of other locations. They have additionally volunteered their musical talents to various outreach programs. Annie has performed as a soloist and choir member with the Union Church of Pocantico Hills, Irvington Presbyterian, Epiphany Church, Immaculate Conception Church and St. Rosalie's Church. She has performed with various choirs and orchestras, and has appeared in operas, including performances with "The Mozart Opera Project" in NYC, where she received a favorable review in the NEW YORK TIMES. She also has performed at weddings--singing sacred solos and her original songs, including her wedding song, "FOREVERMORE, FAITHFULLY". One of Annie's first recordings was on a CD called "God Is Alive", where she sang backup and lead vocals, and co-wrote a song called "Shine On", with the group called Spirit. It was an NALR release, and made radio airplay. Annie and Stuart's orginal music first appeared on radio on WBAI-FM NYC Public radio with Oscar Brand, WFDU-FM-Farleigh Dickenson University, and on WHUD-FM--100.7 Hudson Valley, NY where Annie was chosen for several Hudson Valley Artist Spotlights. She has had 5 singles aired locally and nationally.
Annie has worked in the studios with great producers including Greg Squires and David Grow, and with Howard Rosen on promotion and radio to further their airplay. She began working with producer legend Phil Ramone, and has just completed working in the studio with BJ Ramone, Jim Morris, and Marcelo Anez on her most current single. Annie and Stuart continue to write, record and play for their audiences, and look forward to their next release, performances, and promotion.

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CLUB FIT FOCUS NEWSLETTER

*RECORDING ARTIST ADDS HER SPECIAL TOUCH TO CLUB FIT'S DANCE PROGRAMMING

Briarcliff Manor, NY,....Club Fit's Dance 'N Funk class is one of the most popular Group Exercise programs at both the Briarcliff and Jefferson Valley locations, and one of its participants has taken her involvement a step further. Performer Annie Hecht recently collaborated with Club Fit Jefferson Valley Group Exercise Director Syd Berman to incorporate one of her new recordings, "I Believe," into the class routine. The song, a collaboration between Annie, Grammy-nominated and multiplatinum-selling producer David Grow, and her husband, composer and keyboardist Stuart Hecht, is slated to be the centerpiece of her next album.

The"Dance 'N Funk" Choreography Contest at Club Fit Jefferson Valley was treated to a live performance (SEE ATTACHED PHOTOS) by Annie, a Pocantico Hills resident and member of Club Fit, who feels the song is a natural fit with the class. Dance 'N Funk is an hour-long mix of progressive choreographed routines influenced by Broadway, Jazz, Hip Hop and Funk. "'I Believe' is a beautifully choreographed dance," she says. "Like a butterfly or blossom unfolding, the powerful movements incorporate dance, yoga, pilates, and a runner's stretch." Annie also is excited that her work is being used in a venue that supports a good, healthy balance in life. For Annie, who has a degree in psychology and has been athletic her whole life, it's a dream come true to have one of her songs choreographed for a group of people who are striving to maintain a healthy balance between body, mind and spirit.

Annie originally planned to pursue a career in medicine, and earned her psychology degree at Boston University. She shifted gears when she met her husband through an ad in the Village Voice, which Stuart had placed looking for a singer. Her audition resulted in a long-term professional relationship that turned into much more. Annie decided to pursue music as a career and earned her master's degree in Opera and Performance at New York University. She and Stuart have spent many years making beautiful music together, first in the East Village of New York City, and continued their work after moving up to Westchester County . The husband and wife team has performed in a wide variety of venues, including clubs and cafes in Manhattan, and at various outdoor festivals in locations including Wave Hill, Rhinebeck, Sugarloaf and Central Park. Their most successful work so far has been their album "Sweet Destiny," which came out in 2005 and was featured on a number of national and local radio stations, including WHUD-FM's New Artist Spotlight.

For more information on Annie and her music, you can visit www.anniehecht.com, an eclectic Web site that includes Annie's background, music, and *a monthly #1 list with her insights on how to live your life to the fullest. "I want people to enjoy life and be the best that they can be," she says. "Enjoy your life and follow your dreams wholeheartedly!" "Sweet Destiny" is available at www.Amazon.com, and "I Believe" and some of Annie's other singles are now available on iTunes.

by Lisa Skelton

For more than 30 years, Club Fit has offered comprehensive health and fitness facilities and programming to enhance quality of life and physical well being for community members of all ages. Founded in 1973, Club Fit presently operates clubs in Briarcliff and Jefferson Valley serving more than 10,000 members and their guests.

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We all have reason to believe in singer Annie Hecht's "Sweet Destiny" these days.

There's joy and excitement surrounding her new single "My Number One" on her "Sweet Destiny" CD. The song spotlights Annie's strong yet elegant voice and showcases her husband Stuart's melodious keyboard accompaniment, and Grammy-nominated, producer David Grow's heartfelt playing and musical artistry. The song builds with passion and intensity as Annie's voice rises to stratospheric levels, revealing her tremendous musicianship and operatic training.

"My inspiration to write and sing comes from the people in my life," Annie says. You can easily believe it while listening to "My Number One." The authenticity of Annie's performance is compounded by knowledge that the song actually parallels Annie's life--multiplied by two! You see, Annie is blessed with the love of two number ones, her husband Stuart and their son Brandon.

Annie has toured numerous festivals, cafes, clubs and Borders locations.

JOURNAL NEWS ARTICLE NY

Recording artist Annie Hecht will incorporate her new song into a fitness class routine.

JOURNAL NEWS-Jefferson Valley
Recording Artist Hecht brings song to Club Fit
Recording artist Annie Hecht has taken her involvement in Club Fit's Dance "N Funk class a step further by teaming with Club Fit Jefferson Valley Group exercise director Syd Berman to incorporate one of her new songs, "I Believe," into the class routine. The class is an hour-long mix of progressive choreographed routines influenced by Broadway, jazz, hip hop and funk.
Hecht's song, a collaboration with Grammy-nominated producer David Grow and her husband, composer and keyboardist Stuart Hecht, is slated to be the centerpiece of her next album. A live performance of the song and the Dance "N Funk routine were featured in the club's annual "So You Think You Can Choreograph" contest. For more information on Hecht and her music, visit www.anniehecht.com.

Annie's Musical Style

In addition to recording and playing pop and dance styles, Annie's repertoire also includes sacred, classical and coloratura opera music (including arias from "The Magic Flute", Lakme", "Tales of Hoffman") and cabaret/jazz tunes. She has performed with various choirs and orchestra, and has appeared in operas, including performances with "The Mozart Opera Project" in NYC, where she received a favorable review in the NEW YORK TIMES. She also has performed at weddings--singing sacred solos and her original songs including her wedding song "FOREVERMORE, FAITHFULLY". Annie continues to play original concerts and has completed her CD "FLY LIKE A BUTTERFLY" which she is promoting. Her performances, songs and work have appeared in a variety of newspapers, on radio, and online. Annie is currently writing, performing and working on new, original recordings for her upcoming releases.

*Holiday Songs

"Christmas In NY" & "My Love It's Christmas"... NOW on #iTunes
Click: 'Links'above then click Download my songs on iTunes.com
..."where our Christmas wishes can come true..."

Annie Hecht is impacting Top 40/Hot AC with "Christmas in NY". Learn more about her... HRP

To hear the podcast of Annie's 100.7 WHUD interview click "Songs" above, or visit 100.7 WHUD Artist Spotlight with Kathy Millar online!

Scroll down to see WHUD 100.7 INTERVIEW with CATHERINE MICHAELS for "Fly Butterfly" debut

Click 'Links' then click 'Download my songs on iTunes' to connect to iTunes!

PERFORMANCES: Annie Hecht

"Christmas In New York" Concerts NYC

Radio National, Local & Internet
including local WHUD Hudson Valley, NY, & Jango.com.
5 singles aired, & Interviews

Old Whalers Church, Sag Harbor,
Soloist & Choir

Private events, concerts and appearances

Immaculate Conception Church, Westhampton Beach, NY.
Choir, Bells

Buoy One, Westhampton, NY

St. Rosalie's Church, Hampton Bays, NY Choir Soloist

Union Church Pocantico Hills, MY
Choir & Soloist

HCM: New Rochelle, NY
"Star Spangled Banner" & Concert

Liberty Montessori: Mamaroneck, NY

Club Fit: Jefferson Valley NY

Rhinebeck Craft Fairs: NY

Wave Hill June Concert Series: Riverdale NY

Jones NY Concert Series: Central Valley NY

Woodbury Commons Holiday Shows: Central Valley NY

Annual Sugarloaf Fall Festival: Sugarloaf NJ

Roosevelt Mansion Concert: Hyde Park NY

August Music Series: Woodbury Commons NY

Mercy College Dobbs Ferry, NY

Friend Of YPL Yonkers Public Library

Barnes & Noble Book Stores

Borders Books And Music Stores:
White Plains NY, Stony Brook NY, Stamford CT, Miami FL, Boca Raton FL, Bohemia NY, Westbury NY, Bridgewater NJ, Aventura FL, Wayne NJ, Levittown NY, Princeton NJ, Farmington CT...

Private Functions

Central Park--Featuring a special dedication of the Lenox Ave. Playground, NYC

Prudential Center--Center Court Performances: Boston MA

Starbucks: New York City

Hudson Valley Folk Guild: NY

People's Voice Cafe: New York City

Piermont Bluegrass Festivals: NY

Outppost in the Burbs: Montclair NJ

Whole Foods Project, NYC

Bitter End: New York City

55 Grove Street: New York City

Hospital Audiences, NY
Ronald McDonald House, NY

Mount Kisco Outlet Holiday Shows: Mount Kisco NY

Delaware River Festival: NY

Patterson Presbyterian Church Coffee House: Patterson, NY

Encore Books Espesso Bar: Scarsdale NY

Ives Street Cafe: Danbury CT

Demian Sinclair Coffee Bar: Nyack, NY

Cooper's Coffee Bar: New York City

The Red Door--Church Coffee House: New York City

Patterson Presbyterian Church Coffee House: Patterson NY

The Pickling Station: Valhalla NY

The Lodge, Colorado

JZ's Restaurant Night Club: St. Thomas, VI

St. Thomas Navel Base: US Virgin Islands

Barnacle Bills: USVI

Yaffa Cafe: NYC

Back Fence: NYC

Steve's Ice Cream: NY

Chili's: NYC

Right Track Inn: LI, NY

St. John's Church Getty Square Holiday Show: Yonkers NY

Tarrytown House Private Function-- New York City

Central Park Boat House-Private Function--New York City

Marina del Rey, CA--Private Wedding Party

Private Functions: East and West Coast

Ronald McDonald House: NYC

Dutchess Outreach: NY

Four Seasons Social Services: NY

Hospital Audiences, Inc.

Open mike appearances: Turning Point--NY, Town Crier--NY, Village Gate--NYC, Dangerfields--NYC, Catch A Rising Star--NYC, St. John's Coffee House--NY, HVFG...

Radio and interviews: WHUD Artist Spotlight--NY, WFUD--NJ, WBAI--NYC

Howard Rosen Radio: National Radio Promotion...international,internet and national stations...

Annie's Performance Venues also include:

Master Theatre: NYC
Opera

Montclair State University: NJ
Opera

New York University Theatre: NYC
Classical

Foxhollow-Jazz-vocal band: Lennox, MA

Jazz Boston, MA

Weddings/Choirs/Soloist/Orchestra:

Union Church of Pocantico Hills,Westchester, NY, St. Rosalie's--Hamptons, NY, Immaculate Conception--Westhampton, NY, Epiphany Church--NYC, Irvington Presbyterian Church--NY, Sacred Heart--NJ, St. Aloysius--NJ

Mount St. Dominic Stage: NJ
Musical Theatre

Livingston High School
Chorus

St. Thomas Aquinas: NJ
Chorus & lead

Private Parties and Church Functions

Venues with acoustic piano & keys...

WHUD INTERVIEW CONTINUED

C. So Annie, where can we hear more of your music?
A. We've been asked to return to Borders in CT, NJ and possibly White Plains (NY).
C. Sounds great! We'll have to keep an eye and an ear out for you, Annie--Let's give a listen to "My Number One".

C. 100.7 WHUD, Westchester, the Hudson Valley's #1 station. You just heard "My Number One", a new song from Annie Hecht, who you've probably heard here on WHUD. I know Kacy did feature some of your other songs. Thank you Annie, and we'll keep an ear out to find out when she's playing at the bookstores and we'll pass that info along to you if you'd like to see her live.
You can also check out ANNIEHECHT.COM

WHUD 100.7 INTERVIEW 3/16/08

WHUD INTERVIEW with CATHERINE MICHAELS--DEBUT OF "MY NUMBER ONE"--first song recorded for their new CD 2009 "FLY BUTTERFLY"

C. So, do you live here in the Hudson Valley?
A. Yes, we moved up here from New York City.
C. Is that where you're from originally?
A. I grew up near the city in Livingston, NJ, a beautiful little town.
C. Your time in the city I imagine was a great sort of inspiration for your songwriting and creativity.
A. Yes, I think that's pretty much where it all started. Great place to start!
C. I know you work with your husband who is a keyboard player--and I love the way you met. Tell us about that.
A. We met in NYC, that's when I started to discover that I wanted to sing. He placed an add in the paper for a singer, and I answered the add.
C. Was that the Village Voice?
A. Yes, that was the place at the time. He opened the door, and had a huge amount of albums, and we just sat and played music for about 10 hours--ah ah ah. He played me all different kinds of music. We sang and played It was the best audition I ever had!
C. So it wasn't really that you grew up singing, you started when you met Stuart.
A. I was in a few plays, at age 7, I performed in productions of "South Pacific" and "The Sound Of Music", and I also took 10 years of piano lessons, but I was never really a singer, didn't think about it as a career, and I wasn't a trained singer as a child. I was very, very focused on school, and I actually went on to be a pre-med student in Boston. It wasn't till the end of college that I met Stuart and I began singing professionally .
C. Now, Annie, tell us about your songwriting. What inspires you?
A. I'm very inspired by the area of the Hudson River. One of our songs, "Watch The River Run" is written about the river. One of the main attractions that inspires me are the bridges, and the lights at night. It could be the George Washington Bridge or the Tapan Zee. I'm very inspired by the lights and the beauty of the area.
C. Now you've played many cafes and NYC cabarets, book stores as well as places here in the Hudson Valley.
A. Yes. We've been playing mostly Borders. They have great audiences in the cafes! We have played some very interesting shows out here. One was in Sugar Loaf NY, and one of the interesting aspects of that I found was that they had haystacks for the audience to sit on.
C. It's a beautiful little town.
A. Yeah. Coming from the city, to have your audience sitting on haystacks was really cool.
Piermont was a great place to play. We played festivals two years in a row, outside in the park. The backdrop there is the Hudson River and the Tapan Zee Bridge. It was just a very exciting place to play--The people were great!
C. Your inspirations were all around you.
A. Very much. We also played up at the Rhinebeck craft Fairs for two years. The farms up there are beautiful! There is just so much inspiration in the Hudson Valley.
C. Definitely is, and we're about to listen to your new song "My Number One". You and Stuart have put out other music before.
A. We have put out a few singles, and we have a new album out called "Sweet Destiny" which is a compilation of some of our work over the years. This song tonight is co-written with David Grow who is a multiplatinum, Grammy-nominated producer and writer, and with my husband Stuart, who has had 4 singles and is a phenomenal keyboardist also, We got together and recorded "My Number One". David has worked with Jim Brickman, and he also has a #5 hit with Anne Cochran and many other top 40 hits. He is just a joy to work with!
C. Sounds like a good collaborative chemistry.



FLY BUTTERFLY

Recording artist, singer-songwriter Annie Hecht's new CD "FLY BUTTERFLY" is a vibrant combination of dance, ballads and pop music. The CD is produced by Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum producer David Grow, and co-written with David Grow and Stuart Hecht. A national radio promotion campaign and concerts now accompany the release of the CD. Annie has combined her unique vocal stylings with some of the world's finest musicians to create "FLY BUTTERFLY".

Journey Through Our CD

Songs

"FLY LIKE A BUTTERFLY" expresses the freedom of love, the promise of hope and faith, and the pursuit of dreams and destiny. It compares life and love to the simplicity and beauty of the butterfly. They are gorgeous winged beauties of creation and can fly thousands of miles..., their metamorphosis is amazing. They start out in their cocoons, brilliant chrysalises, as caterpillars and through change, growth, transformation, and a miracle they become amazing colorful butterflies. Butterflies are a symbol of hope and faith. David asked me what I wanted to write about and what I was feeling at the time--it was last summer and the lyrics to "Fly Like A Butterfly" came to me.

The music to "BABY LET'S DANCE" was written first in Nashville, and the lyrics and melody were written in the studio here in NYC while we were recording the last songs for the CD. It was our last song written--literally at the eleventh hour--to complete the CD. It's about dancing the 'dance of love and life' with your true love, and about the joy of movement--"move to the beat we're feeling in our hearts", taking a chance on love, finding the 'the one' and being as one.

"DREAM" came along in the last week of our recording sessions. It is written by Jim Brickman and Victoria Shaw. David asked me if I'd like to sing it and we recorded our version for "Fly Butterfly" that week in NYC. Thank you Jim and Victoria! "Dream" fits in well with the ideas on our CD,--romantic, love, dreamy-It's about finding your ultimate dreams in life.

When writing a song, sometimes we talk about ideas and then a song begins to evolve. For "WHATCHA GONNA DO" we were deciding what we should write next, and then David presented this song to me. It's a catchy little tune which talks about higher love, winning love, feeling the beat of love, and when you find love, something we all like to know, "Watcha Gonna Do" with my love.

"LOVE ME LIKE I LOVE YOU" is about giving and receiving love. It's about being thankful for love, wanting to reciprocate love, and to know if the other person feels the same way. Love is the ultimate answer.

"MY NUMBER ONE" was the first song that David sent to me, upon our radio promoter's suggestion that we collaborate. I immediately thought it was the right song at the right time for me to sing. I loved the music and the players. It sounded great! I made some changes vocally and lyrically, Stuart added some piano and ideas, and within a few weeks we recorded it here in NYC. It made it to radio, and was also chosen by WHUD 100.7 NY for the Artist Spotlight. This was the beginning of our CD. The song is a beautiful ballad about the miracle of love and life, wholehearted love, and number one love.

"PARADISE" reflects the nature of love and creation. It compares love with the natural beauty of the islands, and of creation and paradise. True love is the greatest gift. Island life can portray the true meaning of life, and existence in it's natural state. Everytime I see the turquoise ocean, palm trees swaying, beautiful and colorful reefs and fish, shells, tropical fruits, and people enjoying the sea, sand and each other...I am reminded of how great, and filled with love, our world truly can be, and how wonderful it is to be part of it.

"CELEBRATE" was our 4th song written, it was at a time when we were deciding if we should go ahead and make a whole CD together. We deliberated this independent decision for a while. then due to the course of events in life, we decided to take a chance, work hard and go for it. Sometimes the best thing you can do in life is to focus on the positive which is what we did, and we wrote this song. It reflects love, friendship, seeing the light through the tougher times, and the power of love and truth over all. "Life is a journey, love is our road..let's celebrate!"


Journey Through Our CD-con'td

"RAINBOW" was written last summer. As we collaborated on song topics and ideas, David asked me what I felt strongly about. I tossed the ideas around with Stuart, and came up with the lyrics to "Rainbow". They are about when you find love in life, how it can be challenged, and how love, like a rainbow, shines on through it all, and it's true promise lasts forever. The power of love brings light to our lives. It's about love and friendship. With love and faith, "we'll hold on to the rainbow's end."

"ONE SWEET LOVE" was the second song we worked on with David. In the spring, on his way to London, David stopped in NYC and he came up to the Hudson Valley to collaborate with me and Stuart on the piano. We wrote "One Sweet Love". This was the beginning of thinking about making a CD. The song is a simple love song which propelled us into songwriting for the CD. With David's production and writing, my singing and writing, and Stuart's playing and input we kept moving forward.

"I BELIEVE" was our 3rd song written. This song became the deciding factor to move ahead with the CD. Stuart had written music to numerous songs, and I had many lyrics, and some music. We presented them to David. We worked long and diligently on them for a few months. The result was the song "I Believe", which we recorded in the city. It's about the awesome power of believing in love, giving and receiving love and how true love takes us higher. "Believe" was the catalyst to complete the CD. We teamed up with dance instructor Syd Berman at Club Fit. She choreographed a beautiful, dance stretch to the song and it ran in the Dance 'n Funk classes at the two clubs. We were invited to perform "I Believe", for which we appeared in the Journal News paper, and were also included in the Club Fit Focus Newsletter. Throughout the writing of the remaining songs, David suggested I set up a website--ANNIEHECHT.COM.

Thanks to our wonderful listeners, audience response, and the support of all our family, friends and colleagues, we are pleased to present to you our new release "FLY BUTTERFLY"

PERFORMANCE CLIPS

"Annie and Stuart perform as a keyboard-vocal duo, entertaining audiences with a variety of beautiful and exciting, original pop music from their CD's "Fly Butterfly" and "Sweet Destiny". They also include popular standards in their concerts as they inspire listeners with Annie's soaring, crystal, clear voice, combined with wholehearted lyrics and lushly textured accompaniment." For more information visit AnnieHecht.com.

"Sparkling performance by recording artist, singer-songwriter Annie Hecht and pianist Stuart. Features her CD "Fly Butterfly" produced and co-written by Grammy-nominated, multiplatinum David Grow."

"Annie and Stuart, now teamed up with David Grow's production, writing, and playing, to create "FLY BUTTERFLY", continue to achieve success in songwriting, recordings and performances as they touch and inspire listeners with Annie's soaring, crystal, clear voice, combined with the beautiful, wholehearted lyrics and lushly textured accompaniment."

Annie and Stuart began their career playing piano and singing at NYC cafes and clubs soon achieving local, public, college and national airplay. They completed masters studies in music and performance in the heart of the village at New York University. They have also coached under the direction of David Sorin Collyer (Michael Bolton, Kathleen Battle, Bette Midler, Paul Simon and many other great artists), Katie Agresta (Aerosmith, Bon Jovi), Diana Nikkolos (NYU), and Loretta DiFranco (Metropolitan Opera). Annie and Stuart have toured Borders Books and Music stores, Barnes and Nobles, Starbucks, and numerous NYC cafes and cabarets, including the popular "Bitter End", and "Upstairs at Rose's Turn". Other venues include outdoor festivals at the Jones New York Concert Series, Woodbury Common (Central Valley NY),Wave Hill (Riverdale, NY), Fall and Craft Festivals at Rhinebeck NY, Hyde Park NY's Good Neighbor Day, New York City's Central Park, Arts in the Heart of Boston Concert Series at Boston's Prudential Center, Outpost in the Burbs in New Jersey, and venues in NY, NJ, CT, FL, MA, CO, CA, Caribbean and various other locations. They first appeared on radio on WBAI-FM NYC Public radio with Oscar Brand, WFDU-FM-Farleigh Dickenson University, and on WHUD-FM--100.7 Hudson Valley NY, and have had 5 singles aired. As they continue to write and record, they perform for various venues, concerts, festivals, private parties, special events and celebrations.

NEW RELEASE: "FLY BUTTERFLY"

AVAILABLE NOW AT AMAZON.COM,
iTUNES, TARGET and RETAIL

We are pleased to announce to you the release of our new CD "FLY BUTTERFLY" Thank you to all of our listeners, audiences, friends, family and colleagues for your support!

CD--Features 11 new songs including "Fly Like A Butterfly", "Celebrate", "Love Me Like I Love You"

Also includes Annie's version of "Dream" written by the fabulous Jim Brickman & Victoria Shaw.

Click "Albums' to hear samples




Friends of the YPL

Friends of the Yonkers Public Library

To Whom It May Concern:

This letter is to recommend Annie Hecht to your organization for performance/concert.

Annie performed for the Friends of the Yonkers Public Library March 20, 2010. Her blend of familiar and new music was greatly enjoyed by our audience. Her delivery was sparkling, and a good time was had by all.

I know she would be an asset to your programming schedule, and suggest that you listen to her CD's and visit her website at AnnieHecht.com.

Annie is quite talented and I can recommend her highly.

Sincerely,

Eric W. Schoen
President
Friends of the Yonkers Public Library

Amazon.com notes

When composer/keyboardist Stuart Hecht placed an add in the NYC "Village Voice" seeking a singer for a band, singer/songwriter Annie first met Stuart, and they have been making music together ever since. Originally they worked on the lower east side and throughout Manhattan. From their beginnings of playing piano and singing at NYC cafes and clubs, they began securing gigs and soon achieved local, public, college and national airplay. To enhance their musical artistry and songwriting, and in addition to their individual musical careers, they completed masters studies in music and performance in the heart of the village at New York University. They have also coached under the direction of David Sorin Collyer (Michael Bolton, Kathleen Battle, Bette Midler, Paul Simon and many other great artists), Katie Agresta(Aerosmith, Bon Jovi), Diana Nikkolos (NYU), and Loretta DiFranco(Metropolitan Opera). Annie and Stuart have toured Borders Books and Music stores, Barnes and Nobles, Starbucks, and numerous NYC cafes and cabarets, including the popular "Bitter End", and "Upstairs at Rose's Turn". Some other venues include outdoor festivals including the Jones New York Concert Series at Woodbury Common (Central Valley NY),Wave Hill (Riverdale, NY), fall festival at Rhinebeck NY, Hyde Park NY's Good Neighbor Day, New York City's Central Park playground dedication, Arts in the Heart of Boston Concert Series at Boston's Prudential Center, and Outpost in the Burbs in New Jersey, venues in NY, NJ, CT, FL, MA, CA, Caribbean and a variety of other locations. They have also volunteered their musical talents to various outreach programs. Their music has been played on national radio. They first appeared on radio on WBAI-FM NYC Public radio with Oscar Brand, WFDU-FM-Farleigh Dickenson University, and on WHUD-FM--100.7 Hudson Valley NY. They have had 5 singles aired. Annie has worked n the studios with great producers including Greg Squires and David Grow. She began working with producer and mentor Phil Ramone and, is now continuing to work with BJ Ramone and Jim Morrison on her most current songs and recordings. Annie and Stuart continue to write, play and record for their audiences, and look forward to their next radio promotion and performances.

PERFORMANCE CLIPS

Sparkling performances by recording artist, singer-songwriter Annie Hecht and pianist Stuart Hecht... Features her CD "Fly Butterfly" produced and co-written by Grammy-nominated, multiplatinum David Grow.
"Annie's songs build with passion and intensity as her voice rises to stratospheric levels, revealing her tremendous musicianship and operatic training" Media Story, Cynthia Wallace--USA
"Annie's strong, sweet voice and Stuart's elegantly intricate piano playing and melodious musical arrangements combine to create an uplifting sound which conveys the hope and poignancy of their songs." People's Voice--NYC
"Her blend of familiar and new music was greatly enjoyed by our audience. Her delivery was sparkling.." Friends of YPL--NY
Annie's CD "FLY BUTTERFLY" is a vibrant combination of dance, ballads and pop music. The CD is produced by Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum producer David Grow, and co-written with David Grow and Stuart Hecht. A national radio promotion campaign and concerts accompany the release of the CD. Annie has combined her unique vocal stylings with some of the world's finest musicians to create "FLY BUTTERFLY".
Annie and Stuart perform as a keyboard-vocal duo, entertaining audiences with a variety of beautiful and exciting, original pop music from their CD's "Fly Butterfly" and "Sweet Destiny". They also include popular standards in their concerts as they inspire listeners with Annie's soaring, crystal, clear voice, combined with wholehearted lyrics and lushly textured accompaniment. For more information visit AnnieHecht.com, Facebook: AnnieHechtmusc, & Twitter, iTunes & Jango.com.

SINGLE-"FLY LIKE A BUTTERFLY"

"Fly Like A Butterfly" expresses the freedom of love, the promise of hope and faith and the pursuit of dreams and destiny. It compares love and life to the simplicity and beauty of the butterfly. Butterflies are gorgeous, winged beauties of creation. They can fly thousands of miles..., their metamorphosis is amazing. They start out in their cocoons, brilliant chrysalises, as caterpillars and through change, growth, tranformation and a miracle they become amazing, colorful butterflies. Butterflies are a symbol of faith, hope and love.--ah

"FLY BUTTERFLY"

Recording artist, singer-songwriter Annie Hecht's new CD "FLY BUTTERFLY" is a winning combination of vibrant dance and pop music. The CD is produced by Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum producer David Grow, and co-written with David Grow and Stuart Hecht. A national radio promotion campaign now accompanies the release of the CD. Annie has combined her unique, powerful vocal stylings with some of the world's finest musicians to create "FLY BUTTERFLY"

PRESS,BIO,NOTES,and PERFORMANCES

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"FLY BUTTERFLY" is now available on iTunes & at SELECT RETAIL

Recording artist, singer-songwriter Annie Hecht's new album "FLY BUTTERFLY" is a winning combination of vibrant dance and pop music. The CD is produced by Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum producer David Grow. The new release features the new single "Fly Like A Butterfly", and Annie's version of "Dream" written by Jim Brickman and Victoria Shaw. A national radio promotion campaign accompanies the release of the album. Annie has combined her unique vocal stylings with some of the world's finest musicians to create "FLY BUTTERFLY".

Notes

Annie and Stuart began their career playing piano and singing at NYC cafes and clubs soon achieving local, public, college and national airplay. They completed masters studies in music and performance in the heart of the village at New York University. They have also coached under the direction of David Sorin Collyer (Michael Bolton, Kathleen Battle, Bette Midler, Paul Simon and many other great artists), Katie Agresta (Aerosmith, Bon Jovi), Diana Nikkolos (NYU), and Loretta DiFranco (Metropolitan Opera). Annie and Stuart have toured Borders Books and Music stores, Barnes and Nobles, Starbucks, and numerous NYC cafes and cabarets, including the popular "Bitter End", and "Upstairs at Rose's Turn". Other venues include outdoor festivals at the Jones New York Concert Series, Woodbury Common (Central Valley NY),Wave Hill (Riverdale, NY), Fall and Craft Festivals at Rhinebeck NY, Hyde Park NY's Good Neighbor Day, New York City's Central Park, Arts in the Heart of Boston Concert Series at Boston's Prudential Center, Outpost in the Burbs in New Jersey, and venues in NY, NJ, CT, FL, MA, CO, CA, Caribbean and various other locations. They first appeared on radio on WBAI-FM NYC Public radio with Oscar Brand, WFDU-FM-Farleigh Dickenson University, and on WHUD-FM--100.7 Hudson Valley NY, and have had 5 singles aired. As they continue to write and record, they perform for various venues, concerts, festivals, private parties, special events and celebrations.

Music is...

Music is bringing people together. Music is feeling. Music is heart 'n soul. Music is dreaming and believing. Music is joy and a smile. Music is truth. Music is faith and hope. Music is a rainbow. Music is love.

*DREAM...LIVE...LOVE...INSPIRE...CONNECT xoxo AnnaBell

Musical Influences

Joan Sutherland, Sarah Brightman,Yes,Aerosmith, James Taylor, Diana Ross, Elton John, Billy Joel,Barbara Streisand, Carol King, Neil Diamond, Pavarotti, Ella Fitzgerald,
Donna Summer, Liza Minnelli,
Cher,Bette Midler, Dolly Parton,
Julie Andrews, Patti LaBelle, Tina Turner, Beatles, Phil Collins,Celine Dion, Madonna, Amy Grant,Michael Buble,Gloria Estefan, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson and the Jackson Five, Janet Jackson,Paula Abdul, Blondie, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Bolton, Jim Brickman, Bryan Adams, Seal, Cyndi Lauper, Bon Jovi, Lonestar, Rascal Flatts, Earth Wind and Fire, Jean LucPonty, Steve Morse, John Mayer, Jordin Sparks, David Cook, David Archuletta, Alicia Keys, Taylor Swift, Charlotte Church, Leona Lewis, Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Rihanna, LeAnn Rimes, Pat Benatar, Beyonce, Duffy, Adam Lambert, Kris Allen, Susan Boyle, Sheryl Crow,Donny & Marie, Plain White T's,Train,Celtic Woman,Lady Antebellum...still adding to all of the wonderful artists and music...Mozart, Handel, Faure, Bach, Lily Pons...

Performance Clips

Performances Clips:

"Annie's strong, sweet voice and Stuart's elegantly intricate piano playing and melodious musical arrangements combine to create an uplifting sound which conveys the hope and/or poignancy of their songs."
Peoples Voice Cafe, New York City.

"Her blend of familiar and new music was greatly enjoyed by our audience. Her delivery was sparkling.." Friends of YPL--NY

"Annie's songs build with passion and intensity as her voice rises to stratospheric levels, revealing her tremendous musicianship and operatic training" Media Story, CW--USA

"Annie's strong, clear voice brings out the beauty of the lyric while Stuart's keyboard provides a solid yet textured foundation."
Brian Sullivan, Hudson Valley Folk Guild

"Art rock, ballads, dance tunes-all receive lilting virtuoso treatment.- Encore newsletter

Recording artist Annie Hecht will incorporate her new song into a fitness class routine...A live performance of the song and the Dance 'n Funk routine were featured in the club's annual dance contest. For more information on Annie and her music, visit www.anniehecht.com.-JOURNAL NEWS

Since their first live performances in the cafes and clubs of New York City, Annie and Stuart have been touching audiences with their evocative, soft-tinged pop music...their music appeals to a wide range of listeners!-BB&Music

Annie and Stuart Hecht from upper New York, on tour in Florida, will entertain us with the lovely vocals of Annie backed by Stuart on keyboards-BB&Music

Pop/Folk/Jazz/ Pop music featuring Annie and Stuart Hecht 8 tonight, Borders Books and Music-NEWSDAY THE LONG ISLAND NEWS PAPER

Duo featuring vocalist Annie Hecht, above, and keyboardist Stuart Hecht, perform acoustic pop music at Patterson Presbyterian Church fellowship hall...-Gannette Suburban Newspapers

...Annie and Stuart then thrilled everyone with Annie's beautiful voice...-Clintondale HVFG Newsletter

..the duo featuring the voice and lyrics of Annie describe their music as "art rock." Classically as well as pop and jazz trained, Annie appeared in the "Marriage of Figaro" at NYC's Master Theater. She's also performed with the Reimann Opera Company and the Mozart Opera Project, has been a featured vocalist on a NALR pop-gospel album and sung in the NYC girl group "Nightlife." Through her music Annie tries to "encourage healing...and to show people a brighter side to life's many challenges. Presenting messages of love and peace are vital..." Complimenting Annie while drawing on a myriad of sources, is keyboardist-composer Stuart Hecht...-The Outpost In The Burbs Reader

...thank you again for a marvelous evening of entertainment at our Valentine's day Party...Four Seasons Club, A United Way Agency

At our Sunday Cabaret Suppers we feed our bodies and spirits with warm fellowship, nourishing food and outstanding performances by talented and caring people. I want to thank you for being one of the performers that have made these evenings very special to so many people.-Whole Foods Project, NYC

...her delivery was sparkling, and a good time was had by all. I know she would be an asset to your pogramming schedule,...Annie is quite talented and I can recommend her highly.-Eric Schoen President, Friends of the YPL

"Sweet Destiny" & "Fly Butterfly" CD's are available on iTunes, Amazon.com & Retail

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Comments

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Martin Gate
over 30 days ago to Annie Hecht

Superb good and lovely songs you are talented Quickly email an mp3 file to radiomusicpromo78@gmail.com for Airplay.
Best regards
Martin



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The LovePops
over 30 days ago to Annie Hecht

Annie, Just caught your Fly like a Butterfly video. You are one brave woman! You need more Friends, girl, so I am extending the Olive Branch of Love... - LovePop



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TonyRoberts2362524
over 30 days ago to Annie Hecht

So many songs and none free ?? strange that you don't want your music played by people ?



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