Barry "Foz" Fasman
Pop Songwriter, Arranger, Conductor and British Record Producer of the Year
An industry legend for decades, Barry "Foz" Fasman produced and wrote 32 songs on NBC-TV’s original FAME. He was RECORD PRODUCER OF THE YEAR in Great Britain in 1982, with the FAME albums he produced selling over 4 million copies. He wrote and produced the theme song for NBC-TV’s legendary “It’s Showtime At the Apollo”. He produced Johnny Mathis. His arranging credits include the top 10 hits “Don’t Cry Out Loud” (Melissa Manchester), “It’s My Turn” (Diana Ross), and “Every Woman In The World” (Air Supply). He has arranged and conducted the recordings of Barry Manilow, Billy Joel, George Benson, Dionne Warwick, and Placido Domingo.
Fasman produced and/or composed songs for the motion pictures Dance With Me (Vanessa Williams-1998), I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997 blockbuster), and Oliver Stone’s JFK, Nixon, and Heaven And Earth. He has conducted live for Michael Bolton, James Ingram, Linda Ronstadt, Jeffery Osborne, Natalie Cole, Brian Wilson, and Jose Feliciano.
Fasman’s video game soundtracks include “Robotech”, "Dynotopia”, “StarTrek: Shattered Universe”, “Corvette 50th Anniversary”, “Spongebob Squarepants” and “Spy vs. Spy”. As keyboardist and vocalist of the Midwest sensation band “The One-Eyed Jacks” (managed by Irving Azoff), Fasman opened shows for The Doors and The Jefferson Airplane.
Barry is the owner and sound engineer of SANCTUARY SOUND, a fully-automated multi-track digital recording facility in Los Angeles, featuring digital and old-school gear.
Most recently Foz composed the music to a new musical, "Starring Clara Bow", which he co-wrote with long time writing partner/lyricist/librettist Jeffery Mundy. The show chronicles the world's first sex symbol, The (original) IT Girl CLARA BOW's meteoric rise to "fame and fortune" as the biggest star of Paramount Pictures during the late 1920s.