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Encyclopedia > The Dream Engine

The Dream Engine (sometimes abbreviated as TDE) is a music performance group created by Jim Steinman and Steven Rinkoff in 2006. They only perform songs written or co-written by Steinman. TDE has given live performances, and is in the process of recording a debut album. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Steven Rinkoff is a producer, mixer, and engineer, well-renowned in the music business for his work with songwriter-producer Jim Steinman. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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People involved

Jim Steinman

Jim Steinman is one of the two creators of The Dream Engine. His past work includes composing for the musical Tanz der Vampire, writing lyrics for the musical Whistle Down The Wind, writing all of the music and lyrics on the albums Bat Out Of Hell and Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell, and writing and/or producing songs for such performers as Celine Dion, Bonnie Tyler, Air Supply, Tina Arena, The Sisters of Mercy, Billy Squier, and others. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Whistle Down the Wind is a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on the 1961 film Whistle Down the Wind. ... Bat Out of Hell is the extremely successful second album of singer Meat Loaf (Marvin Lee Aday), released in 1977 (see 1977 in music). ... Bat out of Hell II: Back Into Hell is a studio album of singer Meat Loaf (Marvin Lee Aday), released in 1993 (see 1993 in music). ... Céline Marie Claudette Dion (OC, OQ) (born March 30, 1968) is a French Canadian Grammy and Juno award winning pop singer and occasional songwriter[1] and actress. ... Bonnie Tyler (real name Gaynor Hopkins born on June 8, 1951 in Skewen, Neath) is a Welsh singer. ... Air Supply The cover of Air Supplys Lost in Love album, 1980 — left to right — Russell Hitchcock, Ralph Cooper, Cristin Barker, David Moyse, Graham Russell Air Supply is a duo of pop musicians who had a succession of soft-rock ballad hits worldwide through the late 1970s and early... Tina Arena (born Filippina Lydia Arena on November 1, 1967, in Moonee Ponds, Melbourne, Australia) is a pop singer. ... The Sisters of Mercy are a rock band that emerged out of the British post punk scene in 1980-1981. ... Billy Squier (born May 12, 1950, in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts) is a Rock musician. ...


TDE is expected to record only songs that Steinman wrote, or co-wrote. Steinman is also involved as co-producer of their album.


Steven Rinkoff

Steven Rinkoff is co-creator of TDE and co-producer of their debut album. He has worked with Jim Steinman since 1986, on many projects, as an engineer, co-producer, and mixer, as well as on many recordings that did not involve Jim Steinman (for artists including Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, The Bangles and Billy Idol). Rinkoff is Steinman's partner in Ravenous Records, their record label. Steven Rinkoff is a producer, mixer, and engineer, well-renowned in the music business for his work with songwriter-producer Jim Steinman. ... An example of the famous Clapton is God graffiti craze Eric Patrick Clapton CBE (born March 30, 1945), nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award winning English guitarist, singer and composer, who is one of the most respected and influential musicians of the rock era, garnering an unprecedented three inductions into... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE, (born 18 June 1942, Liverpool) is an English singer and songwriter. ... The Bangles were one of the new generation of independent all-women bands that followed The Go-Gos in the early 1980s. ... Billy Idol (born William Michael Albert Broad, 30 November 1955 in Middlesex, England) is a British hard rock musician. ... Ravenous Records, a division of Ravenous Entertainment, was formed in 1998 by Jim Steinman and Steven Rinkoff. ...


Rob Evan

Rob Evan is a vocalist and actor. Rob Evan and/or Adrienne Warren sing lead vocals on almost every song that TDE performs. Evan has been in many musical theater productions, including Les Misérables, Little Shop of Horrors, Dance of the Vampires (as a backup for Michael Crawford), Hello, Dolly!, Jesus Christ Superstar, Chess, and many others. Most notably, he played the title roles in the original Broadway production of Jekyll & Hyde, continuing for over 600 performances. Evan has also been a featured vocalist for the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Rob Evan is a singer and actor, best known as a lead performer in numerous Broadway musicals, a performer in national and international tours of musical productions, and a featured vocalist on several music albums. ... Rob Evan is a singer and actor, best known as a lead performer in numerous Broadway musicals, a performer in national and international tours of musical productions, and a featured vocalist on several music albums. ... Adrienne Warren is a singer. ... Les Misérables programme from Palace Theatre purchased for £5 in July 2003. ... 1982 Cast Album of the original off-Broadway production of ORIGINAL OFF-BROADWAY CAST: Seymour Krelborn - Lee WIlkoff Audrey - Ellen Greene Mr. ... Dance of the Vampires (or Tanz der Vampire as the original German version is named) is a musical remake of a 1967 Roman Polański film called The Fearless Vampire Killers. ... Michael Crawford (right) as Frank Spencer in Some Mothers Do Ave Em Michael Crawford, OBE (born 19 January 1942 in Salisbury, Wiltshire), is an English actor and singer. ... Hello, Dolly! is a Broadway musical with a book by Michael Stewart and a score by Jerry Herman. ... Eric Kunze as Jesus in the recent U.S. touring version of Jesus Christ Superstar Jesus Christ Superstar is a rock musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. ... Björn Ulvaeus, Tim Rice and Benny Andersson, the creators of Chess Chess is a musical with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, formerly of ABBA. The story involves a romantic triangle between two players in a world chess championship, and a woman... Trans-Siberian Orchestra (often abbreviated as TSO) is a rock orchestra founded by Paul ONeill, Robert Kinkel, and Jon Oliva in 1996. ...


Adrienne Warren

Adrienne Warren is a vocalist for TDE. She and/or Rob Evan sing lead vocals on almost every song that TDE performs. Adrienne Warren was the first African-American to play the title role in the musical Annie. Adrienne Warren is a singer. ... Annie is also the name of a popstar. ...


Elaine Caswell

Elaine Caswell is a vocalist for TDE, doing primarily backup vocals. She has a long history working with Jim Steinman. She was a vocalist on the 1989 album called Original Sin by Pandora's Box. This album was produced by Steinman, with Steven Rinkoff, and contained mostly songs that Steinman wrote. On this album, Caswell performed the very first recording of the song "It's All Coming Back To Me Now", which would later become a hit in 1996 with Celine Dion as the vocalist. Caswell has performed this song with TDE at their live shows. She has sung on TV and radio advertisements, as a backup vocalist for TV performances, and as a backup vocalist on many music albums. Elaine Caswell is a female singer. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Its All Coming Back To Me Now is a power ballad, written by Jim Steinman in 1983. ... Céline Marie Claudette Dion (OC, OQ) (born March 30, 1968) is a French Canadian Grammy and Juno award winning pop singer and occasional songwriter[1] and actress. ...


Neal Coomer

Neal Coomer is a vocalist for TDE, doing primarily backup vocals. He was a member of the Christian music duo East to West. He also appeared in two musicals called David and The Rock & The Rabbi, both based on the Bible. The word Bible refers to the canonical collections of sacred writings of Judaism and Christianity. ...


Steve Margoshes

Steve Margoshes plays piano at TDE's live performances. He has been verbally credited with the vocal arrangements for these performances. Margoshes has collaborated with Jim Steinman since the 1970s, providing orchestrations for many of Steinman's albums and projects. He has orchestrated many Broadway musicals, and written original music, including the score for the musical Fame!.


Alex Skolnick

Alex Skolnick is a guitar player for TDE. He performs with the Alex Skolnick Trio. He has performed with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and in touring productions of Jekyll and Hyde. Trans-Siberian Orchestra (often abbreviated as TSO) is a rock orchestra founded by Paul ONeill, Robert Kinkel, and Jon Oliva in 1996. ... Cover from original Broadway recording Jekyll & Hyde is a Broadway musical based on the novel, by Robert Louis Stevenson. ...


Matt Zebroski

Matt Zebroski plays drums for TDE. He also performs with the Alex Skolnick Trio.


Mat Fieldes

Mat Fieldes plays bass for TDE. He has a master's degree in music performance from The Juilliard School. He has performed on a wide variety of live performances and recordings, including the Joe Jackson album Symphony, which won the Grammy Award for "Best Pop Instrumental". The Juilliard School is a performing arts conservatory in New York City, informally but definitively identified as simply Juilliard, and most famous for its musically-trained alumni. ... There are several people named Joe Jackson: Joe Jackson, musician Shoeless Joe Jackson, baseball player Joseph Jackson, father and manager of the Jackson 5 Joe Jackson, football player This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... Grammy Award The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards), presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music...


Adam Ben-David

Adam Ben-David plays keyboards for TDE, in addition to the performance by Steven Margoshes. He has played keyboards for several Broadway musical productions, including Once Upon A Mattress and Dance of the Vampires. Once Upon a Mattress is a critically-acclaimed musical comedy that opened on Broadway on May 11, 1959 and ran for 460 performances. ... Dance of the Vampires (or Tanz der Vampire as the original German version is named) is a musical remake of a 1967 Roman Polański film called The Fearless Vampire Killers. ...


Bonnie Tyler

Though not featured at every TDE performance, Bonnie Tyler was a special guest at some of the TDE shows at Joe's Pub in New York City in 2006. She performed "Total Eclipse of the Heart" and "Loving You's a Dirty Job But Somebody's Got To Do It", which was a duet with Rob Evan. Both of those are songs she recorded in the 1980's with Jim Steinman as writer and producer (the second of those songs was recorded with Steven Rinkoff as engineer). Bonnie Tyler (real name Gaynor Hopkins born on June 8, 1951 in Skewen, Neath) is a Welsh singer. ... Joes Pub is a cabaret located in The Public Theater complex at 425 Lafayette Street in lower Manhattan. ... Total Eclipse of the Heart is a power ballad written, composed, and produced by Jim Steinman. ...


Performances

Early 2006 And Before

The first TDE performances were in February 2006, at Joe's Pub in New York City. These were followed by another set of shows in March of 2006, at the same location.


In 2005, many of the same people who are involved in TDE (including Rob Evan, Elaine Caswell, Steve Margoshes and others) performed at live shows called Over The Top. These shows were prepared by the same people as TDE's shows, and were similar to the TDE shows in that only songs written or co-written by Jim Steinman were performed. These were held in January 2005 at Joe's Pub in New York City, and then in June of 2005 at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut. Montville is a town located in New London County, Connecticut. ...


September 2006

TDE performed two songs in Atlanta, Georgia on September 16, 2006. They were "What Part of My Body Hurts The Most" followed by "We're Still the Children We Once Were". The four main vocalists were accompanied by Steve Margoshes on piano. This was part of an induction ceremony for the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. Rob Evan has a historical link to this organization, due to having been a recipient of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame Talent Award in 1989. Rob Evan is a native of Monticello, Georgia. Monticello is a city located in Jasper County, Georgia. ...


Repertoire at Live Performances

This is a list of songs TDE has performed at their live shows in 2006: "Is Nothing Sacred", "The Future Ain't What It Used To Be", "Great Boleros of Fire", "(It Hurts) Only When I Feel", "Loving You's A Dirty Job But Somebody's Got To Do It", "Safe Sex", "Objects In The Rearview Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are", "An American Elegy", "It's All Coming Back To Me Now", "Not Allowed To Love", "Total Eclipse of the Heart", "What Part of My Body Hurts The Most", "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad", "We're Still The Children We Once Were", "Angels Arise", "Speaking in Tongues", "For Crying Out Loud".


Repertoire for Recording

According to their official website, TDE is near finished recording and mixing versions of these songs: "What Part of My Body Hurts The Most", "Safe Sex", "We're Still the Children We Once Were", "(It Hurts) Only When I Feel", "Braver Than We Are", and "Is Nothing Sacred".


The same website says that the following songs have been recorded (perhaps as a demo only) and are at various stages of completion/consideration: "Not Allowed To Love", "In The Land Of The Pig The Butcher Is King", "Speaking In Tongues", "Confessions", "Seize The Night", "The Future Ain't What It Used To Be" and others.


The website has mentioned in the past that TDE has recorded to some extent the song "Cry to Heaven", as a vocal quartet.


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