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Bill Dann and Jack Servello began writing songs together in December of 2008.
Jack and his family group The Servello Family had appeared for many years at Lakemont Park for the Holiday Lights on the Lake.
A friend of Bill’s, Steve Howard from Oregon, had been driving through the display of lights and stopped at the Park Gift Shop to get his family hot cocoa and heard The Servello’s singing Christmas music. Steve bought the Servello Family’s Christmas CD and many years later called Jack to ask of it would be OK to send it to his friend in Howard PA, Bill Dann.
Bill used the original songs on the CD written by Jack on a Christmas themed radio show on WBPZ in Lock Haven, PA. Before doing the show Bill had contacted Jack about his music and asked if Jack could look at a poem that Bill had written called “Stand Back And Marvel At The Cross”.
Jack got the lyrics in an email and immediately came up with a melody for it and the rest as they say is history!
They have been interviewed in many newspapers and magazines, Also on radio and Television, they have had several notable songs, including “Heroes Close To Home” (Which was made into a live action video with Jack Servello and Bill Dann in it!) and “Marsha The Marshmallow Peep”.
There are plans for a web-site which will offer custom songwriting services and other surprises.
You can listen to their songs here for free and download them from the Jack Servello Bill Dann Store.
This is a current list of songs they have written:
1. She Left Me Alone At The Blarney Stone
2. (We Won’t Have) Christmas Spirit This Year
3. Our Cozy Nest
4. Don’t Forget The Beano
5. Fat Free Santa
6. Heroes Close To Home
7. Howling Hounds Of Howard
8. I Gave Jim Beam To Jesus
9. Marsha The Marshmallow Peep
10. Pappy Played his Banjo For The Lord
11. Safe on Heavens Shore
12. We Walk The Walk As Sisters
13. Stand Back and Marvel at the Cross
14. This is our season
15. Today we add the blue
16. A Breath Away