Vallance & Porter
Barbara Andres was born-in-a-trunk to the musical comedy team, Masters and Rollins. She debuted on Broadway in the 1969 musical Jimmy followed by The Boy Friend, Rodgers and Hart, Rex, On Golden Pond, Doonesbury, Kiss of the Spider Woman, A Delicate Balance, and Cabaret.
Ms. Andres’ extensive television and film credits include Law and Order, all three productions, Gossip Girl, Damages, RescueMe, What About Bob?, After the Storm, Random Hearts, and Thirteen Conversations About One Thing. In 2014 she was a Drama Desk Best Actress Nominee for her performance in I Remember Mama.
As a vocalist, Catherine Porter has led a surprisingly varied career. Touring the US, UK, Japan and Australia, she sang soprano opposite Michael Crawford in The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, and a few months later rocked stadiums around the world with Brian May (from Queen), supporting Guns-N-Roses.
From rock chick back to theater chick, she returned to the stage and starred as "Betty Schaefer" in Sunset Boulevard in both the London production and original Australian cast, this time starring opposite Hugh Jackman. Catherine has sung with the likes of Queen, Chaka Khan, Sam Moore, Mel B and Kiki Dee to name a few and made her Broadway debut standing by for the role of "Diana" in the Tony Award-winning musical, Next to Normal.
As a Songwriter, she was signed to Jive Records UK for her original album, "Something Good," which featured her song, "Crazy," a finalist to represent the UK in The Eurovision Song contest. Catherine is a cancer kicker and Mother to Ruby, for whom her 2009 album, "Gems for Ruby" was created. It was that album that led to her friendship and collaboration with Jim Vallance.
Jim Vallance was 11-years-old when he saw the Beatles on television, which was a life-altering moment. Swept up and inspired by the "British Invasion," he begged his parents for a guitar or a drum kit! He got both. Fast-forward fifty years.
As a musician, producer and songwriter, Jim has collaborated with artists as diverse as Bryan Adams ("Heaven," "Summer of 69"), Aerosmith ("Deuces Are Wild," "Rag Doll"), Heart ("What About Love"), Tina Turner ("It's Only Love"), Michael Bublé ("After All") and Ozzy Osbourne ("Walk On Water").
His most recent songwriting project is Pretty Woman: The Musical, opening in London in 2020.