With Vanilla Fudge and Rod Stewart drummer, Carmine Appice

Donald Benjamin with New York Yankee superstar and Grammy nominee, Bernie Williams

As writers, Donald Benjamin and Kevin Regan have been published by EMI-UK, Screen Gems-Colgems-EMI, Laurie House Music, Three Seas Music (currently owned by Capitol Records Special Markets) and Fuji-Pacific Music in Japan.  Benjamin started as an apprentice engineer at Broadway Recording in New York City under the tutelage of owner, Pat Jacques, assisted in session set-ups for Tony Orlando, Bette Midler, and Stevie Wonder. In 1978, Laurie Records signed him to a deal as an artist and as a writer. He and Regan continued to write for Laurie artists through the 1980’s. 

Since 1988, Benjamin has been writing and producing the Soap Sessions CDs which featured major daytime soap opera celebrities from the likes of Days of Our Lives, General Hospital , All My Children...well, all of them actually! The CD’s on Benjamin’s Swirling -Colorburst label, were available world-wide, being distributed by Sony’s Soap City Marketing. In 2004, DAYTIME TV Magazine in Australia distributed over 150,000 of a special CD, attached to their Christmas  Issue.

Most recently, Benjamin and Regan have written and Produced, or Co-written and Produced tracks by Kelly Ripa, CSI-NY star, Melina Kanakaredes, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Gene Cornish of The Rascals, Dominic Chianese (Uncle Jr. from The Sopranos), New York Yankee’s great, Bernie Williams (also a Latin Grammy nominee), Vinny Pastore (Big Pussy-also from The Sopranos)  Tony Darrow (Goodfellas and Analyze This).

In 2015, a Benjamin-Regan penned tune was a #1 Holiday Swing Chart smash for Days of Our Lives star, star Jen Lilley. which was feature in a Lifetime movie promo.


Benjamin and Regan continue to write and produce, enjoying every second!  Most recently, had Produced and written bunches of tunes that landed in  Hallmark Christmas movies.


-Taylor Brickwell  Soap Suds Magazine




 











DB with Bernie Williams and Vincent Pasture

(“Big Pussy” from The Sopranos)

At The Paramount withGene Cornish and Kristen Capolino

Hastypup Keyboard and Sax man, Joe Mennonna (far left) with Kevin Bacon

Back stage with Kevin Bacon and Clint Eastwood

With Bernie Williams at the Irvington Theater

Gene trying to nick my guitar!

DB with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, from The Rascals, Gene Cornish

With old songwriting partner and close friend, Melina Kanakaredes, star of  CSI-NY ...and currently producer of The Resident

Old friend, Nicky Moroch (far R)

on stage with Keith Urban