April 20 / 7:30 pm

Indiana Trust Pops Series “Back to the 80s” is a power-packed evening of the decade’s #1 hit songs, including The Power of Love, Time After Time, Material Girl, Addicted to Love, and many others! Featuring the music of such 1980s iconic stars as Madonna, Debbie Gibson, Huey Lewis & The News, Phil Collins, Joe Cocker, and others, “Back to the 80s” contains all new arrangements by Grammy-winner Jeff Tyzik and features three incredible vocalists.


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Alastair Willis, Music Director
Oscar Rodriguez, guitar
Jacob Navarro, drums
Jimmy Morehead, keyboards
Weldon Anderson, electric bass
Paul Loren, vocals
Brie Cassil, vocals
Colin Smith, vocals


The Power of Love
by Huey Lewis, Chris Hayes and John Colla As Recorded by Huey Lewis

Kiss On My List
by Daryl Hall and Janna M. Allen As Recorded by Hall and Oats

Bette Davis Eyes
by Jackie DeShannon and Donna Weiss As Recorded by Kim Carnes

These Dreams
by Martin George Page and Bernard Taupin As Recorded by Heart

Up Where We Belong
by Jack Nitzsche, Buffy Saint-Marie and Will Jennings As Recorded by Joe Cocker

Sweet Dreams Are Made of This
by Annie Lennox and David Allan Stewart As Recorded by the Eurythmics

Tell Her About It
by Billy Joel As Recorded by Billy Joel

Time After Time
by Robert Hyman and Cyndi Lauper As Recorded by Cyndi Lauper

I’m Still Standing
by Elton John and Bernard Taupin As Recorded by Elton John

– Intermission –

by Phil Collins As Recorded by Phil Collins

Holding Back The Tears
by Mick Hucknall and Neil Moss As Recorded by Simply Red

Addicted To Love
by Robert Palmer As Recorded by Robert Palmer

Right Here Waiting
by Richard Marx As Recorded by Richard Marx

I Wanna Dance With Somebody
by George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam As Recorded by Whitney Houston

Everybody Wants To Rule The World
by Christopher Hughes, Roland Orzabal, and Ian Stanley As Recorded by Tears for Fears

Material Girl
by Peter Brown and Robert Rans As Recorded by Madonna

(I Get) Lost In Your Eyes
by Debbie Gibson As Recorded by Debbie Gibson

I’ve Had The Time of My Life
by John Albert DeNicola, Donald Jay Markowitz and Franke Jon Previte As Recorded by Bill Medley

Higher Love
by Steve Winwood and Will Jennings As Recorded by Steve Winwood

About Brie Cassil, vocals

Brie Cassil is a singer, actress, and composer and has traveled all over the world for her art. She has led Musical Theatre Workshops in Brazil, as well as opened for Adler (original drummer for Guns & Roses band) with her original band, Rebel. Brie has had the pleasure of singing in several different genres of music in her career. She has sung everything from Opera to Rock. In the world of theater, she has been seen in many productions such as Beauty and The Beast (Belle), Urinetown (Little Sally), RENT (Mimi), The Marvelous Wonderettes (Suzy), and the new rock musical Chix 6 (Blast). Brie is excited and honored to be performing on multiple productions with symphony orchestras where she gets to sing the music of some of her biggest artistic influences. You can follow her @briecassil and check out her website for more information at www.briecassil.com.

About Colin Smith, vocals

With a career spanning over 20 years, Irish born Colin Smith has led a musical life as varied as it is impressive. With his former band MrNorth, while on RCA, they toured extensively with the likes of The Who, Van Halen, Sheryl Crow and Journey among many others. As a solo artist, songs from his two records have been licensed to movies and TV alike. Colin has been seen in live collaborations with Alicia Keys and has worked multiple times on Saturday Night Live as the featured vocal talent. Colin has been most recently been seen touring with Christina Aguilera, duetting with her on the GRAMMY winning Say Something to audiences across the globe, as well as performing background vocals for the show. Colin splits his time between NYC and LA.

About Paul Loren, vocals

Leading a new generation of soulful crooners, Paul Loren is a singer, songwriter, producer and consummate entertainer. 

A native New Yorker, Paul was raised on the rich legacy of soul, classic pop, and the Great  American Songbook and in those musical idioms he feels most at home. Taking elements from early R&B, jazz and Brill Building pop, he crafts his music with an ear towards timelessness.

“I started singing at 3 years old along with the little 45rpm records my mom would play and started playing piano at 4 years old. The voices I remember most and identify with are Ray Charles, Frankie Valli, Sam Cooke, Sinatra, Aretha, Otis, and Tony Bennett. Growing up in New York, Billy Joel was also a big influence.” 

Paul recently completed his first headline tour in 2019, also having performed in the past as a support artist for: The Temptations, as part of Stamford’s Summer Concert Series “Wednesday Night Live”, Brendan James, American Idol Winner Taylor Hicks, David Bromberg, and sold out  Joe’s Pub at the Public in NYC multiple times. Paul was also selected by Jennifer Lopez to perform at her Birthday Gala in Las Vegas, showcased at The SoHo House NYC, was a featured artist at the AAA Radio Convention in Boulder Colorado, and shared the stage with Paul Shaffer, Queen Latifah, and Christie Brinkley at Target’s launch event for New York Fashion Week. 

Paul’s appearance on “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” showcased his talents for millions of viewers; with a winning song and viral video to boot. In addition, Paul landed his first television sync recently on NBC’s “Mysteries of Laura”, performed on the Nationally Syndicated Radio Show America Weekend with Ed Kalegi, has partnered with The Ryan Seacrest Foundation, showcased at the headquarters of the world-renowned Leo Burnett Ad in Chicago, and had the unique honor of performing at the legendary STAX Museum in Memphis Tennessee. While in Memphis, Paul had the rare opportunity to record in the world-renowned Sun Studio in the same room as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and so many other pioneers of Rock and Roll. Paul was also a finalist in the “Unsigned Only” singer songwriter competition for 2018. 

His debut single “All By Myself ” was supported by radio stations Lighting100 in Nashville, SiriusXM’s The Pulse, WCOO Charleston and KPND Spokane, among others. His follow up single, titled “I Know A Place” premiered on Huffington Post and received rave reviews along with over 200K views in its first week. 

Paul’s latest single, “We’ll Be Together Again,” written and recorded at home during the early  spring of 2020, continues to be a beacon of hope for those affected by the uncertainty of a  tumultuous year. All of the proceeds from the song have been sent to a COVID-19 relief charity. During the pandemic’s first wave, Paul’s weekly online music show —“The Leisure Lounge”— was livestreamed from his home in NYC and ran for 15 consecutive weeks, broadcasting to  thousands of viewers around the world.


Meet the musicians here!

Series Sponsor

Thank you to our generous series sponsor; Indiana Trust Pops Series.

Jordan Lexus of Mishawaka is a proud 2023-24 Season Artistic Sponsor.

Thank you to Foegley Landscape for supporting this concert.

Program subject to change.