Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Songwriter Christopher David Santangelo teams up with Grammy-Award-winning producer Ted Perlman for new single, 'Hero.'

The songwriter known as Christopher David Santangelo has collaborated with with Grammy-Award-winning producer Ted Perlman for a new single, 'Hero.' It is performed flawlessly by singers Ken Stacey and Peggi Blu. The track is categorized as pop music, but boasts attributes of soft rock and mainstream country music also. Originally written as an homage to Christopher Reeve's immortal portrayal of the greatest American superhero of all time, Superman, “Hero” is a pop epic that stands equally tall in terms of both epic tonalities and endless inner strength.

Hero,” though only just released, has been lauded by professional music critics and music fans alike. Five-time Grammy Award winner Clive Davis went so far in acting on his estimation of the song to personally endorse it to his associates. These accolades are no fluke, however. Likewise Grammy winner Ted Perlman, who is credited as producer and co-writer on “Hero,” has myriad successes in the music industry. Providing lead vocals for “Hero” is Ken Stacey, backup singer for Elton John and the lead singer for Ambrosia. Stacey was a backup singer for Michael Jackson on Jackson's final tour. Performing backing vocals for “Hero” is Peggi Blu (wife of producer Perlman). Blu is a voice coach for the popular reality show “American Idol,” and performed with Luther Vandross on the hit single, “Fame.”

Speaking of the themes of “Hero,” Santangelo writes, “It was originally written as a tribute to Christopher Reeve but is targeted at the hero in all of us. It questions our need to change who we are, whether we always should in order to please others, and if that change is always the right choice.” These queries go far deeper than the usual heroic story tells. “How far would you go to be someones hero?” asks Santangelo.

Santangelo is also widely respected for his tribute to the victims of the 9/11/01 tragedy, titled, “Remember September.” The official video for the tribute, made by his son, is available for viewing at

“This song dedicated to all the people affected by the tragic events that happened on September 11, 2001,” Santangelo writes. “The words came to me easily, like the images that still haunt me to this day. I will always remember September, and I hope this song helps you to remember, too.”

“Hero” by Ken Stacey, Peggi Blu, Ted Perlman, and Christopher David Santangelo is available online worldwide.

-S. McCauley
Staff Press Release Writer

The single “Hero” is distributed globally by MondoTunes ( and is available at iTunes for convenient purchase and download

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