Published on April 3rd, 2020 | by Darren Paltrowitz0
Legendary Songwriter & Producer Bruce Sudano On His New “Spirals Vol. 1” EP, Johnnyswim & More
Even before his successful runs with the signed bands Alive N’ Kickin’ and Brooklyn Dreams, New York native Bruce Sudano was a working musician and songwriter. Scoring his first paying gig at the age of 12, Sudano was mentored by Tommy James of Tommy James & The Shondells. At the age of 20, Sudano scored a hit was “Ball Of Fire,” as co-written and recorded by James. Sudano would eventually craft music for some of the biggest artists of all time — spanning both multiple decades and popular genres — including Michael Jackson, Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire and his late wife Donna Summer.
Despite those major credits, Bruce Sudano — who was portrayed by actor Jared Zirilli in the recent Donna Summer Musical on Broadway — has not slowed down in recent years. May 2017 brought the full-length album 21st Century World, a followup to 2015’s The Burbank Sessions. His new EP is titled Spirals Vol. 1 and is out on April 17th. Spirals Vol. 1 features a prophetic first single in “The Mountain.”
I had the pleasure of speaking with Bruce Sudano by phone on March 23, 2020 about Sirals Vol. 1, working with his daughter Amanda of the group Johnnyswim, being portrayed in a Broadway show, future plans and more. Right in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, yes, yet Sudano couldn’t have been nicer during our chat. More on Bruce Sudano can be found online at www.brucesudano.com.