A Little More About Sharon
This is not so much an introduction as it is a reminder of a fulfilling career with no end in sight. The music veteran’s soulful vocal style has graced stages and recording studios working with many legendary artists She is now stepping into the spotlight. Her songs are usually reminders to keep moving forward because things will always get better. Her lyrics are little gifts that keep on giving.
How Sharon Began Her Career
Sharon’s music debut came at the age of 2, when she stood up on the church pew and began singing along with the choir so loudly that everyone in church turned to look at her and applauded enthusiastically when she finished – she’s been hooked on music ever since that Easter Sunday. She continued to sing in church and school and at seventeen she auditioned for The Young Americans, an international touring company of 30 singers from all over the country. Over the next two years Sharon toured the Far East twice, performed on the Ed Sullivan Show and the Kraft Music Hall. She did various television specials and commercials, and learned the entertainment business from the best of the best.
Performing with Legends
As Sharon’s talent was being recognized she started receiving calls to perform with legendary film stars Debbie Reynolds, Mitzi Gaynor and Sammy Davis, Jr. In 1976 Sharon sang on Olivia Newton-John’s world tour and followed that success by concentrating on more contemporary rock, jazz and pop artists. During this time she worked with Bob Dylan, George Duke, Harry Chapin, Dusty Springfield, Billy Cobham, Freddie Hubbard, Mac Davis, Susan Anton, Suzanne Somers and many others. In 1978 Sharon replaced one of the singers in Lady Flash, the female trio who sang backup with Barry Manilow. This was the beginning of a lifetime friendship and working relationship with the beloved superstar.
Barry Manilow, Elton John, Natalie Cole & Tom Jones
Over the next eight years Sharon toured with Manilow, singing and dancing on the world’s most renowned stages. In 1985 she recorded the duet, “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing” with Barry on his popular “Manilow” album.
In 1991, a friend gave her name to Tom Jones’ musical director, who was looking for a female singer. Sharon was hired and over the next eighteen years performed with Tom across the globe. In between tours she worked for Natalie Cole and performed with Elton John and Shirley Bassey.
In 2010 Sharon was overjoyed when she reunited with Barry Manilow to sing in his new show at The Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. She had a great time touring with Barry on his worldwide “One Last Time!” tour throughout 2015 and 2016. Following that, in 2018 and 2019, they twice brought the show to Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre and are currently in residence at the Westgate Casino in Las Vegas.
What is Next?
Sharon’s decades long career has always been about enjoying the journey.
Sharon and Dan Voss Jr have made music together for nearly 40 years. Sharon says, “It is Dan Voss Jr who has always believed in me…even when I didn’t believe in myself…my dream maker and weaver.”
The couple live happily together with their beautiful blended family…”Our rainbow tribe.” They’re living their dream on the beautiful shores of Mandalay Bay…still writing and creating music.
Sharon is excited about working on a more intimate small combo recording, an eclectic mix of some of her favorite standards. The LP recording is scheduled to be released on vinyl in the coming months.
Her new music tracks are widely available across music sites and can also be heard on her Voss Records EP, Fortitude.
Enjoy all of Sharon’s music and videos here or, even better, come out to see her sometime and see what dreams are made of.