WILLIAM MESSNER, singer, writer, musician, composer. Classically trained in Voice at Northwestern University School of Music.
early years as a performer, included several years in professional musical theater and the Chicago Lyric Opera Chorus.
His early compositions
include art songs, large choral works and a 90 minute opera. "The Equalizer", which he staged and received critical acclaim.
This production led to the creation of the Oak Park Civic Opera, through which he produced several seasons of large scale fully staged
operas with orchestra, including "Carmen", "The Magic Flute", and the US Premier of "The Beggars Opera"., and others.
He also founded
the Oak Park Civic Arts Council, which continues to award hundreds of thousands of dollars to area artisians and arts organizations.
Messner has also produced and/or provided commercial talent for over 2,000 music concerts, club dates, festivals and private events
Messner has written and recorded several hundred commercial songs, seven of which recently appeared in two nationally televised
feature films, "She's Too Young" and "Odd Girl Out".
Forty-seven of his instrumental tracks were recently licensed to
DONNA CRISTY is a singer/songwriter/producer, has toured the US, Canada and the Far East with various bands as a lead vocalist
and dancer. As a songwriter, she has placed many songs in film and TV, including the soap opera Guiding Light and several films with
Paramount Pictures. Donna graduated summa cum laude from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, NJ with a B.A. in Music Education,
majoring in voice with a minor in piano. She plays keyboards, congas and flute and did a short stint as the keyboard player/lead vocalist
in a revival of the 70's pop band Edison Lighthouse. In 1996, Donna formed her own record label, Pretty Slick Records, and recorded
a full length CD called COME HELL OR HIGH WATER. The single "Trust My Love" received airplay and a featured article in the international
fan magazine, BLACK BEAT and also featured on the Miss American Fitness Pageant. "No Reason", a song written and performed by Donna
and co-writer/producer Gordon Michael is the Universal Music DVD "The Father Of Digital Photography- Gartel". Donna is a lead
club singer Los Angeles and at Disneyland and California Adventure. She also is vocalist/percussionist in the show Hot August Night,
playing show rooms in Las Vegas.
is Chicago's premier commercial/advertising artist. Not a day goes by where she is not recording a sson-to-be famous
jingle. And that's only the beginning. Both on stage and in the studio, Cherly has performed with; Celine Dion, R. Kelly, Michael
Bolton, Bill Withers, Peabo Bryson, David Foster, Josh Grobin, Enrique Englasias, Nick Carter, The Smashing Pumpkins, KMFDM, Cameo,
Rod Stewart, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Mel Torme, Spike Lee, Tony Bennett, Peter Cetera, Martha Wash, Mavis Staples. Films still
in distribution include, on which she is heard include, My Best Friends Wedding, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Unconditional Love. Cheryl
has written and recorded numerous dance hits including #1 UK Billboard Magazine Chart Hits; Love and Affection, Clear. Current on-air
commercials include; McDonald's, JC Penney, Dove Glade, Michelob Ultra, Luvs, Kraft, Windex, State Farm Applebee's
"EJ" is a songwirter, producer and musician (Piano, Guitar, Drums, Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn) He is also the
"first call" sound reinforcement engineer for several nationally recognized motivational speakers, including, Les Brown, Myles Monroe,
T.D Jakes Dr. John Cherry, Bob Harrison, Carlton Arthurs, Dr. Mike Murdock, Kirbyjon Caldwell and Rob Thompson. Through his company
"Quality Productions" EJ has done music production for McDonald's, WBGX, WGCI, WYCA, WGN, State Farm, Budweiser, Sam Ash, Guitar Center
and Best Buy. Major Record labels for which he's produced include: Sony, BMG, Dreamworks, A&M Records & Arista Records. EJ
has produced over 1,000 voiceover spots, and engineered 10 Live albums and 20 Studio albums.
Joe Gyurina, Physicist & Engineer by degree and Lyricist by passion, Joe brings his great skill as a wordsmith, developed over
a thousand poems & sonnets, to the MusicWerkz staff. Watch Joe's ever expanding catalogue of great stories come
to life in new songs.
Dan Mitchell, a gifted young singer / songwriter, Dan has been performing since his early teens. Dan joins
our expanding team of writers and recording artists, to craft new material not only for himself but also for Film and television.