L.A. and Omaha residents, Cher & Gene Klosner, a sister-brother, singer/songwriter duo, have been performing their harmony driven acoustic piano/guitar/vocals sound across the country for several years. Having grown up on Motown, Elton John, Gershwin, Ella Fitzgerald, Fleetwood Mac and Broadway musicals, their music flows seamlessly from Indie Pop to the Blues, with the common thread being their rich vocal arrangements that have been described as "audible chocolate." They created their own label and have independently sold over 25,000 CD's and several thousand downloads to date.
Performance/appearance highlights include World Youth Day, with the pope, the president and a half million teens from around the world, U.S. Olympic Swim Trials, the Grand Ole Opry, Disney’s “Frozen” wrap party at the Dolby Theatre, College World Series, CNBC, Bank of the West Celebration (opening for Kansas, Foreigner and Styx), the 6-city Autumn Festival and Spring Festival tours, and many 9/11 tribute events in New York and L.A.
Cher & Gene Klosner have performed at colleges, festivals, and have been heard on commercials, and various TV/independent film shorts, including the Netflix original series “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series,” “Access Hollywood,” “(Super)Dan,” along with Disney Travel DVDs and animation projects. Their song "Please Don't Send Me Fruitcake," from their first Christmas CD, Ribbons and Pine, was featured on the nationally syndicated Dr. Demento show, recorded by the Von Trapps and has been performed by many symphonies across the U.S., Canada, and Europe.
Cher & Gene Klosner were commissioned by the United In Memory Foundation to compose a song for the unveiling of the United In Memory 9/11 Memorial Quilt. The resulting song, "Tower of Love,” has since been used in many 9/11 memorial tributes in New York.
Cher and Gene’s fourth CD, Stardust, is a multiple award-winning, two-disc collection of lullabies for all ages, many of which were sung to them as children by their own mom. Stardust features a veritable who's who list of musicians from the Midwest and L.A., including members of the Omaha Symphony, the Omaha Conservatory of Music and top shelf jazz players. Stardust is a winner of 10 prestigious national parenting awards including, Disney's “iParenting Media Awards,” a “Parents’ Choice” award, a Creative Child “Preferred Choice” award, and a “Parents With Style” award. Stardust has recently been added to Pandora internet radio.
Cher & Gene Klosner recently released a second Christmas collection EP, featuring "I am a Carpenter," which charted in the top 50 on iTunes. They have digitally released several single tunes and continue to expand their songwriting catalogue for film, TV and advertising markets. All of their music can be found at iTunes, Amazon and CDBaby.
*Check out one of their appearances on “The Simpsons.”