Howard Pavane achieved his first commercial success as a singer-songwriter with the 2010 published release of his song "Together Forever". Howard is a multiple award-winning songwriter and lyricist whose inspirations come from real and imagined events and experiences. He creatively weaves these into narrative acoustic folk style compositions with an alternative edge. Howard’s talent as a storyteller is widely respected for consistently tight lyrical content.
Starting years ago with a rock band background, he has since toned down the arrangements to allow the power of his lyrics to take the lead. This restructuring is a direct result of the unusual circumstances leading to Howard's reentry into music - becoming disabled by Post-Polio and soon after by Guillain-Barre.
These progressive neurological conditions ended his career in construction as a project engineer. Fortunately however they started a new chapter in his life, one in which artistic creativity can flourish, enabling him to pursue his life long dream of songwriting. (Howard volunteers with Make-A-Wish to help sick children fulfill their dreams too.) These life changing experiences afford him a very unique and surprisingly positive perspective, which have greatly influenced his emotions as a person, songwriter and artist. As proof - all awards were won after becoming disabled!
Howard performs via the Island Songwriters Showcase (ISS), including songwriter circle sessions. He also plays gigs at small clubs, other venues and benefits. He works toward continually improving the craft of songwriting by taking on-line classes at SongU.com, attending conferences, seminars, songwriting circles and other events, such as the ASCAP Expo in Hollywood, CA and New York City.
His other songwriting goals include synch licensing, co-writing and licensing of his compositions to other artists. He is actively pursuing these avenues by networking (social and direct) and through organizations such as Sonicbids, Taxi and Broadjam.
Residing in scenic Long Island, New York, Howard writes and records at his home studio on piano, keyboards, acoustic guitars and whatever else he can get his hands on.
• American Songwriter Magazine; Lyrics Contest, Honorable Mention, March/April 2009 - “Oil and Water”
• Song of the Year Competition (VH1); Suggested Artist, December 2008 - This year's second consecutive award was based on the lyrics to "Oil and Water", “The Thing that Puzzles Me”, “Devastated Land” and "Martin Lake"
• Song of the Year Competition (VH1); Suggested Artist, December 2007 - “Together, Forever”, “Devastated Land”, “Smoke and Fire”
• Island Songwriters Showcase; Instant Romantic Song Classic Award, August 2007 - “Together, Forever”
• 2nd Annual International Narrative Song Competition, 2006; Honorable Mention, Romantic Lyrics, January 2007 - “Together, Forever”
• Island Songwriters Showcase; Writer's Choice Award Nominee, December 2006 - "These Iron Bars"
• Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro NY, Outstanding Rookie 2006. (This may not be musically related but it is quite an honor.)
ASCAP, Broadjam.com, Island Songwriters Showcase (ISS), Just Plain Folks Music Organization (JPF), SongU.com, Songwriters Guild of America (SGA), Sonicbids, TAXI.
Howard Pavane - Singer/Songwriter; Piano, Keyboards, Acoustic Guitars.
Multiple award-winner "TOGETHER FOREVER" has been released as a single for QSP Media on the compilation CD "Come Clean". The CD, released Nov. 2, 2010, is available online at iTunes, Amazon, Best Buy, Wal-Mart and most digital music sites, over 300 college radio stations, numerous internet radio stations and other sites; both in the US and worldwide.
"TOGETHER FOREVER" is also available at http://www.songduck.com (Howard's new website). You may stream the song for free and downloads are only 99 cents! Howard is offering a FREE DOWNLOAD of a rough cut version of one new song, no purchase req'd.
Singles, an EP and full length CD are all in production. Singles will be released as completed. The EP will be released early 2011.
All singles and albums will be available at http://www.songduck.com for streaming and download. ONE FREE DOWNLOAD will always be offered on a changing basis as new songs are added, HOWARD'S GIFT TO YOU for just stopping by.
A limited number of songs can be found through this website (Soncibids) Electronic Press Kit. More songs are available than can be posted here so please feel free to contact Howard directly for more information.
Go to http://www.songduck.com link below to download songs or just to listen. And don't forget to look for your FREE download.
Original Songs Copyright (c) Howard Pavane (ASCAP).
All Rights Reserved.
TOGETHER, FOREVER (DARLIN' WON'T YOU SPEND YOUR LIFE WITH ME)
LET THE LIGHT SHINE DOWN ON ME
AMERICAN SONGWRITER, LYRICS CONTEST, HONORABLE MENTION MAR/APR 2009
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Thanks for your submission. You were chosen as an Honorable Mention and will have your name and the ...Thanks for your submission. You were chosen as an Honorable Mention and will have your name and the title of your song listed in the upcoming March/April 2009 issue! It hits newsstands early March. Thanks so much and congratulations!
SONG OF THE YEAR/VH-1 SUGGESTED ARTIST, DEC 2008
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Suggested Artists are musicians or songwriters that the Song of the Year staff found impressive and ...Suggested Artists are musicians or songwriters that the Song of the Year staff found impressive and would suggest for listening.
"This is an amazing song. You are a gifted and talented lyricist. You have a way with words that can mesmerize any audience regardless of genre. With talent like this I expect you to be one of the great lyricists of all time"
"To be taken serious in the music world you have to put your best foot forward and present a top notch song. This is what you did."
"It would be a crime if your song never made it to the radio... You are ready for the big time."
"You can capture the spirit of the soul."
"Your professionalism is outstanding... Artists will be clamoring for a chance to sing your song.."
"In today's market good songs are hard to come by. Your song takes the cake... you are highly marketable and no doubt will make it far in the business. I can't wait to hear your song sung by one of the great chart topping stars today!"
"Wow what a great song. It captured me with the first line... What a talent."
"Your lyrical skills are astounding... This song is polished enough to go to a record producer. You know what it takes to be a songwriter and it shows."
"I would recommend your song to any recording label and artist out there today. It's the kind of song that screams out to be on the radio. You will have many airplays even a top 10 on your hands. Great overall a true iconic beauty."
"I appreciate the professionalism you bring to your song lyrics as I know many record executives will also."
"Your song is highly marketable in today's world. We need music like this to shake the things up. People want songs that they can sing along to and your song is the key. Great job!"
SONG OF THE YEAR/VH-1 SUGGESTED ARTIST, DEC 2007
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Howard Pavane has been selected as a "Suggested Artist" in the December 2007 round of the Song of th...Howard Pavane has been selected as a "Suggested Artist" in the December 2007 round of the Song of the Year song and lyric competition. Song of the Year receives entries from all over the world and only those artists whose collective works display consistently noteworthy creativity and talent receive such recognition.
2nd INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE SONGWRITER'S COMPETITION HONORABLE MENTION, JAN 2007
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Thank you for entering INSC 2006. Your original work was not selected as a contest winner but has be...Thank you for entering INSC 2006. Your original work was not selected as a contest winner but has been awarded an Honorable Mention. Your writing is to be commended.
ISS WRITER'S CHOICE AWARD NOMINEE, DEC 2006
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"These Iron Bars", written and performed by Howard Pavane, was a nominee for the ISS Writer's Choice..."These Iron Bars", written and performed by Howard Pavane, was a nominee for the ISS Writer's Choice Award for December 2006.
ANNUAL SISTERHOOD GALA 2005
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Dear Howard, Sisterhood and I thank you for donating your time, talent and energy for our fundraise...Dear Howard,
Sisterhood and I thank you for donating your time, talent and energy for our fundraiser. Your beautiful playing added so much to the evening and helped to make it a great success.
Howard's sets vary depending on the venue and time allotted.
In small clubs he plays guitar (keyboard, only if feasible) and house piano, if available. Howard performs original songs and possibly one or two covers. Sets typically range from 30 to 45 minutes.
For community centers and benefits, Howard plays guitar and/or keyboard (house piano, if available). Material includes a combination of original songs, covers of popular songs, standards and show tunes. Song sheets are handed out at community centers where sing-alongs are encouraged. Each set is selected to be appropriate for the venue and audience. Sets typically range from 30 to 60 minutes.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.