Donovan Hesser

Donovan Hesser

BandEDMSinger/Songwriter

A Man With A Vision! A vision that soon, everybody will have the right to love. His music is all about that vision. A powerful musical performance that will not only move you to stand up and join the fight for that right, it will also have you on your feet movin and a groovin to the rhythm.

Biography

It is said, music moves the soul.

Donovan Hesser has got music and rhythm deep down in his soul. It's that fascinating rhythm that drives Donovan.
Since the age of 5, he has been singing and dancing...and the beat goes on.

Through the years, Hesser has entertained millions on the stage, on television, and in films.

No stranger to live theatre, Donovan has starred in the musicals A Chorus Line, Hello Dolly, Gypsy and Oklahoma just to name a few. He also had the great honor and privilege to tour the country in live concerts with music divas, The Pointer Sisters and the legendary Ann-Margret.

Music definitely moves him. He has worked for acclaimed choreographers Paula Abdul, Debbie Allen, and the late great Lester Wilson.
Television audiences are also familiar with Donovan Hesser. He has appeared in such shows as The Tracey Ullman Show, Beverly Hills 90210, and countless awards shows including Americas Dance Honors and numerous Academy Awards telecast. Film credits include Death Becomes Her, Robin Hood-Men In Tights, North,Rush Hour 3,and most recently The Changling directed by Clint Eastwood.
Much more than a triple threat, Donovan Hesser is a man of many talents. Hesser is an artist that is constantly creating. Donovan is also a songwriter and choreographer. Hesser's first songwriting project "You Got Me" is where he was introduced to vocalist, Anita Sherman. Hesser asked Sherman to sing background vocals on that song. Realizing Sherman had a talent in vocal arrangement as well, Anita has since composed and sang background for all of Hesser's music projects. Hesser added video production to his list of many talents by producing a music video of his song, Somewhere In Between. Donovan continues producing and editing video projects today.

Donovan Hesser and Anita Sherman are also lead singers on the recently released new single, "Everybody Has A Right". The single is an anthem for marriage equality and human rights, written by Grammy nominated Chris Bennett and Lisa Catherine Cohen. The anthem is currently being featured on www.pridedepot.com, a gay politically driven website. They are very grateful to have been asked to be a part of this anthem and what it stands for. By promoting "Everybody Has A Right”, at 2008 Pride Festivals across the country, the single will give them the opportunity to be a powerful voice in the fight for equal rights. Especially with a new administration on the horizon, there is no better time than now to unite our community together for change in 2009.

The lyrics of the Gerschwin classic, I Got Rhythm, best describes Donovan Hesser. Donovan Hesser has rhythm and music, what more could he ask for? The right to love whomever he pleases.

One thing is certain; Donovan Hesser loves music and loves performing. It is evident once onstage, that love is deep in his soul. Hesser has created his current show specifically around the right to love and the fight for equality. Hesser's show also features fellow vocalist Anita Sherman, whose gospel influence is guaranteed to keep the love flowing.

Donovan's vision is to have the music and their powerful performance unite the audience and lift them to their feet. Standing not only for their performance, but more importantly, proudly standing for themselves. There is a wrong we need to right!

Lyrics

If Loving You Is Wrong

Written By: (Writers: H. Banks / R. Jackson / C. Hampton)

If loving you is wrong...
I don't want to be right
If being right means being without you
I'd rather live wrong than right
Your Mama and Daddy say "It's a shame..."
"It's a downright disgrace"
But as long as I've got you by my side
I don't care what your people say
Your friends tell me there's no future
In lovin' another man
If I can't see you when I want...
I'll see you when I can

If loving you is wrong, I don't want to be right
If loving you is wrong, I don't want to be right
I don't want to be right
If it means being without you
I don't want to be right
If it means I'll be sleepin at night
If loving you is wrong, I don't want to be right
If loving you is wrong, I don't want to be right

Am I wrong to hunger
for the gentleness of your touch
Knowin that I home I"ve got two little children
Who need me just as much
Am I wrong to give my love
to another man
Am I wrong to try to hold on
to the best thing I ever had

If loving you is wrong...I don't want to be right
If loving you is wrong...I don't want to be right
I don't want to be right
If it means being without you
I don't want to be right
If it means I'll be sleepin at night
yeah
If loving you is wrong...I don't want to be right

I don't wanna
I don't wanna
I don't wanna right

Everybody Has A Right

Written By: Chris Bennett/Lisa Catherine Cohen

We are part of the same Human Race
We are here by the grace of the same God
We live on the face of the same earth
So everybody join the fight
Cause there's a Wrong
We need to Right

Everybody has the right to the love
That eveybody is deserving of
Everybody has a right to say
These sacred words on their wedding day
I Do, I will honor you
To whoever they please

We Are Part of the same Human Race
We are here by the grace of the same God
We live on the face of the same earth
So everybody join the fight
Cause there's a Wrong
We need to Right

Everybody has the right to pursue
Whatever it takes to make
dreams come true
Life, Liberty, and Happiness
In this country America
That we bless
It's one for all and all for one
Man to man and woman to woman

We Are Part of the same Human Race
We are here by the grace of the same God ( of the same God)
We live on the face of the same earth
So everybody join the fight
(Fight)
Cause there's a Wrong
We need to Right
(Make it right Make it right)

Nobody has the right
to stand in the way
of somebody elses right
Some take for granted
What others have to fight for

We Are Part of the same Human Race (We are part of the race)
We are here by the grace of the same God
(I got the right)
We live on the face of the same earth
So everybody join the fight
(Everybodys got the right to love)
Cause there's a Wrong
We need to Right
(Everybodys got the right)

We Are Part of the same Human Race
We are here by the grace of the same God (of the same God)
We live on the face of the same earth
So everybody join the fight
(Everybodys got the right to love)
Cause there's a Wrong
We need to Right
(Everybodys got the right)
So everybody join the fight
(Join the fight ya'll)
So everybody join the fight
(Everybodys got the right to love)

Get It Together

Written By: Seal

Get It Together

Artist: Seal
Album: Best: 1991-2004 - Cd 2
Year: 2004
Title: Get It Together

Now's the time for stepping out of place
Get up on your feet and give account of your faith
Pray to God or something or whatever you do
What I see can make me stop and stare
But who am I to judge the color of your hair
Surely all you're feeling much the same as I do

We got to keep this world together, got to keep it moving straight
Love like we need forever, so that people can relate
If you're rolling to your left, don't forget I'm on the right
Trust and forgive each other
A little love and we just might
Yeah, yeah

[We gotta do something, we gotta do something, we gotta do something]
Thinking of the troubles of today is it easier to put that gun away
Or is it difficult to stop the world to show you care
Everything, everyone we know is beautiful
Surely you will be the guide in light to see us all
Maybe we can be the vision of a perfect man's dream

We got to keep this world together, got to keep it moving straight
Love like we need forever, so that people can relate
If you're rolling to your left, don't forget I'm on the right
Trust and forgive each other
A little love and we just might

[I have something, do you have something 'cause I have something for you]
[I have something, do you have something 'cause I have something for you]
[I have something, do you have something 'cause I have something for you]
[I have something for you]

We got to keep this world together, got to keep it moving straight
Love like we need forever, so that people can relate
If you're rolling to your left, don't forget I'm on the right
Trust and forgive each other
A little love and we just might

We got to keep this world together, got to keep it moving straight
Love like we need forever, so that people can relate
If you're rolling to your left, don't forget I'm on the right
Trust and forgive each other
A little love and we just might



I Want To Be Your Lover

Written By: Donovan Hesser

I Want To Be Your Lover
(Donovan Hesser)

Times get crazy and Times get strange
Sometimes I feel I'm mentally deranged
Never before have I felt like this
From the touch of your eyes
To the warmth of your kiss

I know that love isn't easy
And sometimes love isn't fair
But this I know that I love you
And I'll always always want you there

I want to be your lover
till the end
I want to be your lover
and your friend
Whatever may come
Wherever we go
There's only one thing
that I need you to know
I want to be your lover
till the end

Feelings inside never go away
Keep getting stronger day by day
So open your heart
Let me come in
Fill me with your love
again and again

I know that love isn't easy
And sometimes love isn't fair
But this I know that I love you
And I'll always always want you there

I want to be your lover
till the end

I want to be your lover
till the end
I want to be your lover
and your friend
Whatever may come
Wherever we go
There's only one thing
that I need you to know
I want to be your lover
till the end

Discography

Everybody Has A Right (streaming)
If Loving You is Wrong (streaming)
Somewhere in Between (writers Hesser/Brinager)
(w/ music video produced by DHesser)
I Got the Music in me (cover)
You Got Me ( written by DHesser)
Your Love ( written by DHesser)
I Want To Be Your Lover (writer/producer/DHesser)
Changes ( written by DHesser)
With Just One Look At You ( written by DHesser)
Take the Time ( written by DHesser)
Pool Hall Shuffle( written by DHesser)
Don't Let the Fire Go Out ( written by DHesser)

Set List

Show 1- Artist contract
Gay Pride Set
(Publicity and Exposure Agreement)

Get It Together(optional)
I Want to Be Your Lover
If Loving You Is Wrong (DK vs. George mix)
Everybody Has A Right featuring Anita Sherman

more songs can be add if need for time