Jonah Koslen and His Band

Monday
20
Sep

Featuring MSB, Breathless, Ghost Poets and Solo Favorites

Giving the fans what they want - The Favorites!

*Gold Circle Premium tickets include close-up seating and a special pre-show reception with Jonah from 5-6pm!

Hurry! While supplies last, early bird ticket buyers will receive a special thank you gift from Jonah, your choice of a prior show VIP laminate or a signed copy of a handwritten lyric sheet. Gifts will be distributed before the show at the artist merchandise table.
 

Why you should see this show…

Original MSB and Breathless guitarist/singer/songwriter Jonah Koslen and his all-star band return to Cleveland on April 23rd. Jonah will take fans down memory lane with Koslen-penned MSB classics “Nothing’s Gonna Change My Mind,” “Strike Up The Band,” “Ladies Choice” and “Waste A Little Time On Me,” plus Breathless favorites “Takin’ It Back,” “Walk Right In,” “Wild Weekend” and “Glued To The Radio,” this show will be filled with fan favorites! Don’t miss this very special evening of memories and music from one of Cleveland’s beloved musical sons!
 

 

Jonah Koslen Bio
Jonah Koslen has been active in the music business as a composer, a producer and a performer, since 1973. As the original member of the Michael Stanley Band, Jonah wrote and recorded some of MSB’s most loved songs, Waste a Little Time On Me, Strike Up The Band, Nothings Gonna Change My Mind and Ladies Choice. Jonah contributed lead guitar, lead vocals and arrangements to three albums and numerous compilations. His song, Nothings Gonna Change My Mind charted in the summer of 1977.

Jonah recorded his first the solo project, Back Tracks, in 1978. Later in 1978, Jonah formed the now classic mid-west rock band, Breathless. The two albums recorded with his highly acclaimed band, featured such hit songs as Takin’ It Back, Glued to the Radio, and Walk Right In among many others. Takin’ It Back charted in 1979. The greatest hits compilation Jonah Koslen and Breathless 1978 – 1981 is available now on Line Level Music. This collection of songs comes from both the much loved Breathless albums, Breathless and Nobody Leaves This Song Alive. It also includes two previously unreleased tracks, “Glued to the Radio” recorded live for a WMMS Coffee Break Concert at the Cleveland Agora and “Why Are the Lovers, Always the Last to Know?”

In the 1980s, Jonah formed Jonah Koslen and the Heroes, recording two albums, Aces and Orange. Jonah relocated to Los Angeles, California in 1984.

During his 13 years in LA, Jonah kept very busy. He recorded demos with 80’s teen star Tiffany, appeared at Farm Aid II with blues legend Bonnie Bramlett in the Bandaloo Doctors, subsequently writing and recording several songs for an episode of the TV show Fame, which Bonnie appeared in. Jonah worked and recorded with one time Aerosmith guitarist Jimmy Crespo, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke, and appeared on a live television broadcast with Wayne Newton. He composed music for the Skin Diver CD which appeared in the films including Teenage Vampire, The Dangerous, and Lunar Cop. With friend Joe Walsh, Jonah created the ‘morphing’ video that appeared in concert with the Eagles, introducing the encore songs on the “Hell Freezes Over” world tour.

In the early 90s, Jonah reunited with Michael Stanley to help write and produce the Ghost Poets CD. He also composed and produced an album for the rock band Skin Diver.

At different times throughout the years, Jonah has been a CD-ROM producer for Philips Media (producing and designing the “Don’t Quit Your Day Job” game for the Improv Comedy club), an internet radio pioneer with ClevelandHits.com and Everstream and a web developer. Jonah’s released a CD Telling on Myself, is available on Line Level Music. His latest release is the classic rock album Nusic.

 

 

Marc Lee Shannon Bio
Veteran studio and touring guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Marc Lee Shannon left Akron, OH at age 19 to attend the legendary Guitar Institute in Hollywood, CA. After 11 years of sessions and performances with many top country, rock, and soul artists, he heard the call and headed back home to turn the page and start a new chapter in the part of the world that has and will always be his own true authentic home.

Through a friend, Shannon got a call from Northeast Ohio’s favorite son, Michael Stanley. Following that fateful conversation, and after playing on “Coming Up for Air” Shannon became a member of Stanley’s band, the Resonators, and performed with him regularly since 1995.

In 2018, Shannon stepped into the limelight to release Walk This Road. This solo album of new material for Marc, was his first in over ten years. Produced by The Shootouts Ryan Humbert, it featured members of other popular Northeast Ohio acts Welshly Arms, The Vindys, The Speedbumps, and Ray Flanagan and the Authorities. WSKU’s “Shuffle” rated this record as one of the top ten local releases in 2018 and the following year it was also one of the most played on 91.3 the Summit and OWOW radio.

Marc plays solo and features songs from his own catalog, along with smart and stylish covers of songs that – in his own words – are “pull over to the side of the road” favorites. His soulful and melodic “Rustbelt” hewn voice and persona fit in everywhere from a quiet, cozy wine bar to a lively, rockin’ roadhouse.

 

Dining Option

Our Concert Hall menu is fast to the table and allows you to dine right in your ticketed seat. A group size reservation is required to ensure the proper social distance between parties. Tableside food service will start 2 hours before showtime and the kitchen will close approximately halfway through the show. Tableside beverage service will continue throughout the concert.

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