Songwriter Michael Haddad hires Warren to demo three of his songs, "All I'll Ever Need", "Eternity" and "The Time Is Now".

Warren performes  with the "Mahadewa Band" at JAMZ Club, Lippo Sudirman Grand Suite Hotel, in Yakarta. The line up is Eka Bhakti on keyboards, Inang Noorsaid on drums, Oele Patiselano on guitar, Arief on sax, and Warren on lead vocals and Daniel May on piano as guest artists.

Warren donates his time to sing at "A Time for Heroes", an event to benefit The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation in Los Angeles, CA. He sings "The Power of the Dream", composed by David Foster and Carol Bayer-Sager for the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia.North Sea Jazz Festival

The "Mahadewa Band" performes with Warren and Daniel May at the 21st edition of the North Sea Jazz Festival in The Hague, The Netherlands. The concert is held at a tiny club called the Spiegeltent. The NSJF is currently one of the major jazz events in the world: Approximately 1,000 musicians play on 14 stages for a crowd of 23.000 enthusiasts per night from all over the world.

The song "Human Touch" is released in Japan. This ballad, performed by Warren, was written by Tom Keane and Marie Edgren for the Japanese TV Anime "Gundam X".

Warren visits the MNM Music Group Studios in Santa Monica to record the song "Here I Go Again" for LA keyboardist Mark Portmann.

Warren records the song "This World Of Ours" for saxophonist Pepper Williams at Golden Track Studios in San Diego. The song is included on Williams’ 2nd album entitled "Don’t Let Me Wait".

Warren performs at the MusiCares Tribute Dinner/Concert honoring Quincy Jones, named the 1995 NARAS MusiCares person of the year. Sheila E, Brian McKnight, Tamia, Gregg Phillinganes, Take 6, Tone Loc and Stevie Wonder are also there. The event is held in the Grand Ballroom of the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.

Warren performs again for The Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation. The "Grand Slam II" Fund-raiser is held at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. The concert is once again led by David Foster and his "all-star band" which included no less than BabyFace, Elton John, SealWarren WiebeVanessa Williams, Faith Hill, and Tim McGraw. Musicians were David Foster and Greg Phillinganes (Keyboards), Nathan East (Bass), John Robinson (Drums), Mike Thompson (Guitar), Paul Jackson Jr. (Guitar), Dave Boruff (Sax) and Bill Ross conducting the Las Vegas Orchestra. Warren is introduced by David Foster as a member of "Millennium" along with Joey Diggs, Nita Whittaker, Will Wheaton and Ronnie Martin.

Warren performs for "Fat's Entertainment", a satirical production featuring parodies of Broadway tunes produced by Gary Grant, and arranged by Bill Reichenbach. Malcolm McNab also plays trumpet in the recording. Warren sings the guide tracks, and many of the songs are solos by Warren which are lip-synched by performers in the show.

Warren demos the song "Every Time I Cross Your Mind" for L.A. songwriter Steve Dorff.

Japanese singer (and model) Miho Morikawa releases her debut album "Solista" featuring a duet with Warren entitled "Here With Me".

Warren performs at La Paloma Theater in San Diego with Art Wasem. The concert is partially recorded and used to promote Wasem’s debut album "Art". Warren sings the songs "I’ll Wait For You" and "Endlessly" on this album.

From 1996 to 1998, Warren often performs with David Foster at Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California, where the Rev. Robert H. Schuller presides.

Mark Portmann’s debut album "No Truer Words" is released in the states with a cut, "Here I Go Again", performed by Warren.Andre Agassi and Brooke Shields

Warren sings at the Malibu home of David Foster where Andre Agassi and Brooke Shields celebrate their engagement party. More than 80 of their friends, including artists such as Barbra Streisand, Neil Sedaka, Kevin Costner, and Paul Reiser, turn out for the celebration.

Warren and some guys he knows since childhood put together a band called "Big Dog and the Blues Masters." They all have their stage names: Warren is Chance Bonus and Big Dog; then there is Riff Tipton, Detroit Willy and Touch Connors. Warren pulls again double-duty as bass player as well as vocalist.

Songwriter Steve Dorff hires Warren to demo three of his new songs, "SomeWhere In Time", "Love's The Silver Lining", "Kindred Spirits" and "I Just Fall In Love Again", a re-demo of the Anne Murray hit.

Warren records the song "Another Chance For Love" with female singer Jeri Lynne at Conway Studios in Los Angeles for Swiss producer/arranger Urs Wiesendanger. This duet, engineered by Daren Klein, is included in Wiesendanger's debut album "The Real Me".

The Gay Men's Health Crisis pays tribute to David Geffen and Joan Tisch for their efforts to combat AIDS in a concert at Carnegie Hall called "You Gotta Have Friends". Warren performs with Reba McEntire, Celine Dion, Luther Vandross, Kevin Sharp, Rosie O'Donnell, and The Boys Choir of Harlem.

"Applause ...The Look Of Love", a Burt Bacharach tribute album, is released in Japan, featuring an incredible performance of the duet "On My Own" by Warren and Lalah Hathaway, with great production and musical support from Tom Keane.

Warren performs at the Neil Bogart Memorial Fund in Los Angeles honoring David Foster. Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand and John Tesh are also there.

Warren records the song "Anything For You" for Visionary, a composing and production team of Mark Moulin and Chellie Auriano. The song is included on Visionary's debut album entitled "Highest Calling".

Warren donates his time to sing at yet another charity event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. David Foster, Michael Bolton and Michael Crawford turn out also for the event.

Warren performs again at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas with Elton John, Celine Dion, Lionel Ritchie and Clint Black for The Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation Annual Gala, entitled "An Intimate Celebration". The concert is again produced by David Foster and presented by Jay Leno. Musicians are David Foster and Greg Phillinganes (Keyboards), Nathan East (Bass), John Robinson (Drums), Dean Parks (Guitar), and Dave Boruff (Sax).

Warren sings at the funeral of entertainer-turned-US-congressman, Sonny Bono. Services are held at Saint Theresa's Roman Catholic Church in Palm Springs, California.

Warren and David Foster are presented by Yamaha Corporation to the 1998 NAMM Winter Session. They perform at the Yamaha Booth in the Los Angeles Convention Center's Petree Hall.

Warren records two cuts, "High Hopes" and "Ain’t That A Kick In The Head", simulating the voice of Dean Martin, for the HBO movie "The Rat Pack".

Producer/arranger Urs Wisendanger hires Warren and female singer Janet Dawkins to record the song "Hold You In My Arms". This collaboration, engineered by Francies Buckley at Westlake Studios in Los Angeles, is included in Wiesendanger's forthcoming album "The Vibe".

Warren is hired by San Diego guitar player Mark Shapiro, aka Evan Marks, to perform the songs "Days Gone By", written by Warren's good friend Calvin Baugh, and "Keeps Me Hanging On" in his debut album "Three Day Weekend".

OST for the animated Japanese television program "Silent Möbius" is released in Japan. Warren performs the song "Can We Bring The Love In", written by Kenichi Sudoh, and arranged by Tom Keane.

Warren demos the song "True Love At Last" for songwriter Steve Dorff.

HBO "The Rat Pack" premieres at the Wilshire Ebell Theater in Los Angeles. There is a rap party at Chasens after the premier where Warren performs a few numbers, including "On Broadway".

Glendale, California.The enormous talent of Warren Wiebe, the "Velvet Throat" is no more... but the legacy lives on.


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