"I’m back with my first love," says Don. Before Most was
an actor, he was a singer. Fans may fondly recall episodes
of "Happy Days" that featured the now iconic characters
playing for patrons at the popular hang out called "Al's.”
DON MOST ON
A NEW YORK HIGH
star, Don Most, announces
plans to release next CD in late 2023.
"A voice as rich,
smooth and lyrical as swirling cherry vanilla pipe smoke.
reinvention is an irrefutable force to be reckoned with."
"Most’s best kept
secret is this: the man has pipes."
"Don Most came out
swinging in every sense of the word. It was all “Blue Skies” with his velvet
up tempo, key changes, and
in-your-face driving horns. Most nailed it to the roof."
— Cabaret Scenes
"What a voice!! What
energy! Who knew? (Move over Michael Buble)."
"Donny Most's voice
is deep and rich, with a sincere delivery,
complemented by crisp big
band and lush orchestral arrangements.”
Don's backed by a twelve-piece band on a national concert tours. Although
his red hair is silver now, he has clearly retained his appeal, appearing
before packed houses of multiple generations, performing standards
like "Lady Is A Tramp," "I Can't Give you Anything But
Love" and "It Had To Be You." A scan of his audiences show
fans in their late 20's to blue-haired music aficionados. His
enthusiasm and expertise is contagious, and it isn’t long before everyone
is either tapping their toes, bobbing their heads and visibly swaying
in time to the tunes. Most and his group salute standards and
composers from almost every decade of the last century. In addition,
Most excites the audience by sharing his knowledge of music through
warm stylish deliveries and selections of swing, jazz and
Most has acted on television and directed several movies, but clearly
finds a special connection with music of the Swing Era.
Shifting easily between vocal styles, Most pays homage to The
Chairman of the Board, Dean Martin, and his idol Bobby Darin,
while paying tribute to the path that brought him back to his musical
NEW YORK HIGH
producer and I were going through songs to consider recording for a new cd,"
say Don. "A friend of mine said he was friendly with a guy in
England, Mike Read, who was known as the Casey Kasem of Great Britain.
But Mike also wrote songs. My friend sent me a few and I really
loved “New York High.” Being from NY, and with the city starting to
get back to normal after Covid, Don thought it would be a great song to do.
They were som pleased with the results that they made it the title
of the new CD.
York High: https://www.dropbox.com/s/njjknqnpbpghs2a/07%20New%20York%20High.mp3?dl=0
The “New York High,” single was just released in the UK and will be
released as single domestically in the United States soon. They
have released 2 other singles from the CD here in the US that did very
well. The CD is up on ITunes and all the streaming platforms.
agree, Don truly has vocal chops and he has a wonderful way of delivering
each standard in a way that no one else can. No matter how often you
have heard that song before, it is as though your are hearing it for
the first time, and loving every second of it! Whether it is
a ballad, or swinging favorites like Clementine and Mack
the Knife, audiences know they are in for a treat with the first note.
Donny has been touring regularly with his band, performing his
“Sings and Swings: Sinatra, Dino, Darin & more”
show. In this performance, Donny delivers music from Sinatra
and Darin, to Dean Martin and Nat King Cole and others from
As an actor, Don was seen in a recurring role on the hit TV show “Glee”,
as well as recently starring in the indie film, “The Yankles” and
“Chez Upshaw” with Kevin Pollack and Illeana Douglas. He starred in “Campin
Buddies,” appeared in the independent film “Remember Isobel,” and the
short film “Duality.” Most's other feature film credits include
“ED TV,” directed by Ron Howard; “Crazy Mama,” directed by Jonathan
Demme and “The Great Buck Howard” starring John Malkovich. In
television, his other guest starring roles include “Men Of A Certain Age,”
“Century City,” 'Star Trek: Voyager,” “Yes, Dear,” 'The
Crow,” “Sabrina,” “Sliders,” “Dark Skies” and “The Family
Guy.” Following in the footsteps of some of his peers, Don has
now directed three feature films, including “The Last Best Sunday,”
which had its World Premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival
and was a feature film winner at the Telluride IndieFest.
“Moola,” starring William Mapother, Shailene Woodley, Treat Williams,
Daniel Baldwin, and Curtis Armstrong, premiered at The Newport Beach Film
Festival, where it earned Most The Outstanding Achievement In Directing
Award. Don also directed “Harley's Hill,” his first family film, which was
recently seen on Showtime, Starz and Encore.
the WGA and SAG/AFTRA strike performers are not allowed to discuss LMPTP
projects (Past, Present or Future)
However, Don's first love will always be singing and he is more than happy
to talk about it. Don has always loved the standards/swing/big
band style of music, and continues to perform his own
stage shows. Here is the link to Don in performance of
"Mack The Knife": https://vimeo.com/189024436
Please let me know if there would be interest in
receiving speaking to Mr. Most.
BIO: Don is probably best known for his co-starring role as Ralph in the long running television series “Happy Days,” During this time, he worked with such emerging
talents as Ron Howard and Garry Marshall. Recently, Don was seen in a recurring
role on the hit TV show – “Glee”, as well as starring roles in the indie film –
“The Yankles”, and “Chez Upshaw”, starring Kevin Pollack and Illeana Douglas. He
just finished starring in “Campin Buddies”, along with a role in the independent
film – “Remember Isobel”, and the short film – “Duality.” Most’s other feature
film credits include “ED TV”, directed by Ron Howard; “Crazy Mama”, directed by
Jonathan Demme, and “The Great Buck Howard”, starring John Malkovich. In
television, his other guest starring roles include “Men Of A Certain Age”,
“Century City”, ‘Star Trek: Voyager’, ‘Yes, Dear’, ‘The Crow, ‘Sabrina’,
‘Sliders’, ‘Dark Skies’ and ‘The Family Guy’.
Following in the footsteps
of some of his peers, Don has now directed three feature films. “His first, “The
Last Best Sunday”, had its World Premiere at the Seattle International Film
Festival, and was a feature film winner at the Telluride IndieFest. “Moola”,
starring William Mapother, Shailene Woodley, Treat Williams, Daniel Baldwin, and
Curtis Armstrong, premiered at The Newport Beach Film Festival, where it earned
Most The Outstanding Achievement In Directing Award. Don also directed “Harley’s
Hill”, his first family film, which was recently seen on Showtime, Starz and
Encore. In another area, Don has recently gone back to his first love – singing.
Don has always loved the standards/swing/big band style of music, and has just
mounted his show – “Donny Most Sings And Swings”. He recently performed it at
“Catalina’s Jazz Club” in Hollywood, CA…and “Vitello’s Jazz Club”, in Studio
City, Los Angeles to great acclaim.
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