Hedreich Nichols

Jermaine Jackson

The “Living Your Dream” press conference on the Blofeld Entertainment terrace was the first official event for the Michael Jackson tribute single spearheaded by Lichtensteiner Al Walser and Jermaine Jackson. Producer/singer/songwriter Walser, along with Blofeld’s Zoe Torinesi were gracious hosts, fielding questions from Swiss TV, newspaper and magazine journalists as well as making sure noone left hungry or thirsty. As the aroma of Gouchos Argentinian beef filled the air, Hedreich, as well as others on the project, talked about the project, gave interviews and reminisced about Michael Jackson. Also on hand were officials from Wunderlampe, a charity similar in goals to the “Make A Wish” foundation. Wunderlampe will be the recipient of a portion of all sales and downloads. Be on the lookout for snippets of the evening in Swiss press as well as right here on hedreich.com. Stop back by soon. We’ll keep a light on for ya…

Gone Too Soon

Hedreich’s memories of Michael Jackson go all the way back to the Jackson 5’s Ed Sullivan debut. So it was a bittersweet day singing on Al Walser’s “Living Your Dream”. It will be released for Michael’s birthday, August 29th, with a closed release ceremony being held on Blofeld Entertainments’ terrace in Zürich. Hedreich sang from the heart. Harmonizing with Jermaine Jackson would have been a highlight for any singer had it not been for the fact that the recording is only coming to pass because Michael has indeed “gone too soon”. Still, Al has pulled in some excellent Swiss talent and the project promises to be a grand musical bouquet paying homage to one of the most influential musical entertainers of modern times. May he truly rest in peace.

Back to the Grind

The Houston Gospel Music Legends event hosted by Kurt Carr and Yolanda Adams was an extravaganza extrordinaire. As a presenter, Hedreich’s role was relaxed enough so that she could enjoy the festivities of the evening with “Legends” she’s known since childhood. One of the event’s highlights was Hedreich sitting in as drummer on the award winning “Order My Steps” sung by Barbara Johnson Tucker, who happens to be Hedreich’s Godmother. It goes without saying that presenting the BC&S Music Excellence award on behalf of her mother–Brenda Waters– was a very special honor.
Now safely again ensconced in the Swiss Alps, the unpacking will have to wait. In addition to all the vacation paperwork piles, Hedreich has been invited to work on a Michael Jackson tribute project with Al Walser, Nubya, Phil and Tanya Dankner and Jesse Brown. The project is spearheaded by Jermaine Jackson and is slated to be released for August 29th, Michael Jackson’s birthday. Check back in a few days to see how the session went. In the mean time, we’ll keep a light on for ya…