Warren is officially "introduced" to the world by David Foster. Foster’s album "River of Love" becomes a hit all over the world, featuring four songs with Warren on lead vocals.

Warren participates in a televised benefit gala for Cystic Fibrosis. "A Gift of Love", organized by Mila Mulroney, features David Foster, Celine Dion, Christopher Plummer and many other celebrities.

Warren and more than 100 celebrities of the entertainment Warren Wiebeand sports world gather at the Warner Brothers studio in Burbank, California, to record "Voices That Care", a music video for the anthem composed by David Foster and Peter Cetera to show support for US troops in the Persian Gulf. Warren is given a featured role on the demo and is interviewed for the documentary video. The project was conceived by Linda Thompson three days after the first Baghdad air strikes. The video and the single both attain platinum status.

Warren is hired to record the demo of a song written by Jeff Silbar and Rick Bowles for the band Alabama, one of the most popular rock-influenced country bands of the '80s. The track, entitled "Then Again", is included in Alabama's album "Greatest Hits, Vol. 2".

Saxophonist Sadao Watanabe releases an album entitled "Sweet Deal" in Japan with two songs performed by Warren. Both are produced/arranged by Canadian keyboardist Robbie Buchanan.

Warren performes at the wedding of David Foster and Linda Thompson.

Sadao Watanabe releases a greatest hits album entitled "Vocal Collection" with tracks by Warren taken from "Sweet Deal".

Warren is hired by producer/songwriter Chris Christian to sing background vocals in Marilyn McCoo’s album "The Me Nobody Knows".

Warren performs in a trio with Canadian artist Wendy Swanson and session David Foster singer Tommy Funderburk. The collaboration, entitled "We Need Each Other", is included in Swanson's debut album "Sole Desire", produced by Stephen J. Rendall.

Warren performs with Celine Dion and David Foster at The National Arts Center in Ottawa, Canada, for Prince Charles and Princess Diana of Wales. Prime Minister Brian Mulroney also turn out for the event. The show includes the comedians Rich Little and Andre-Philippe Gagnon, and it finishes with a "Voices That Care" number performed by all the artists, including The NAC Orchestra with William Ross as guest conductor. David Foster's band is Brian Newcombe on bass, Bill Sample on keyboards, Morry Stearns on keyboards, Dane DeViller on guitar, Tom Coklough on sax, and Daryl Bennet on drums.

Warren sings the end-title song, "If Not For Love", for the movie "One Good Cop". The movie features a score by David Foster.

Warren performs with David Foster at the 25th Variety Club Telethon. The event is held at the Queen Elizabeth Theater in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Warren performs with Natalie Cole at a membership awards luncheon for the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences honoring Natalie and Columbia Records President Joe Smith.

Warren does several gigs at Le Cafe club in Los Angeles under his own name. The line up is Bill Cantos on keyboards, Brian Price on guitar, Tim Landers on bass and Dave Hooper on drums.

An album entitled "Re-Import" is released in Japan. Warren is hired to record Warren Wiebe"Mid-Summer Blossoms" on this album, a song originally recorded by one of the most popular pop groups in Japan, "Southern All Stars".

Warren sings backing vocals on the track "Shinning Through" included in Miki Howard's album "Femme Fatale". The song is written and produced by David Foster.

Warren performs with David Foster at the 26th Variety Club Telethon. The event, held again at the Queen Elizabeth Theater in Vancouver, British Columbia, features other artists including Colormen, Jim Byrnes, Dee Daniels, Cecile Larochelle, Connie Scott and Deniece Williams.

Warren participates in an EVI Signature Series show in Atlanta. The event, produced by the Marto brother from Excutive Visions Inc and held at the Atlanta's Holiday Inn Crown Plaza, also features David Foster, Celine Dion and Kenny Rogers, backed by a 70 piece orchestra conducted by William Ross. David Foster's band is again Brian Newcombe on bass, Bill Sample on keyboards, Morry Stearns on keyboards, Dane DeViller on guitar, Tom Coklough on sax, and Daryl Bennet on drums.

Warren is hired by songwriter Darin Scheff to record two songs, "If I Could Only Get This Heart To Mend" and "Safe Back In Your Arms", which features Brian Stewart on guitar.

The movie "The Cutting Edge" premieres, featuring the traditional song "Auld Lang Syne" performed by Warren and Rosemary Buttler, and produced by Jai Winding.

Another compilation album of Japanese hits entitled "Goody’s" is released. Warren sings "The Last Holy Night", a song originally recorded by the Japanese singer Kiyotaka Sugiyama.

Warren performs with David Foster and Dave Boruff at Kingston Communication Studios in Hollywood, LA for "Ecology 92," a special radio program for Japan.

Warren visits San Diego to record the song "Child" for producer/composer Dave Blackburn. The song, co-written by guitar player Brian Price, is recorded at Blackburn’s studio in San Warren Wiebe and David FosterDiego and features Charlie Chadwick on fretless bass, John Opferkuch on piano and Brian Price on guitar.

SD Producer/guitar player Peter Sprague hires Warren to record a five song demo by Terry J. Sannita. These five songs are entitled "I'm Gonna Love You", "There Was A Time And Place", "One Love At A Time", "Nothing Lasts" and "La Paz".

Warren is hired to sing jingles and ID's for J-WAVE 81.3 FM in Japan. Most of these jingles were composed by San Diego composer/arranger Lars Clutterham and played by Brian Price on guitars.

Warren is hired by songwriter Ray Dewey to record two songs, "After All" and "After Everything". They are only demos that Dewey makes in order to pitch the songs to other artists.


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