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Warren Wiebe

Warren Wiebe
Birth name Warren Ray Wiebe
Born (1953-07-18)July 18, 1953
Origin San Diego, California, U.S.
Died October 25, 1998(1998-10-25) (aged 45)
Genres Adult contemporary
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals, Bass guitar
Years active 1968–1998
Associated acts Celine Dion
Website WarrenWiebe.com

Warren Wiebe (July 18, 1953 – October 25, 1998) was an American vocalist and session artist from San Diego.

History

After playing bass with several bands, Warren Wiebe was discovered by David Foster and Burt Bacharach in Los Angeles in 1987. He did the duet "Listen to Me" with Celine Dion for the movie of the same name. It was never officially released.

He was one of several lead vocalists who contributed to the 1991 charity record "Voices That Care".

He is also famous for performing the song "Human Touch", a ballad which was used as one of the ending theme songs for the 1996 anime After War Gundam X. The song is one of a very small number of anime theme songs that not only was performed with English lyrics but was composed by non-Japanese songwriters. An avid ice hockey fan, he was also known for his stirring performances of the national anthems prior to Los Angeles Kings games.

He did many demos with David Foster including "When I Fall in Love" for the film Sleepless in Seattle and when Celine heard his singing she wanted him instead of Clive Griffin to sing on the track. In addition he sang on the All-4-One hit "I Swear" and did backing vocals for many artists.

Referred to by Quincy Jones as the "Soulful Rain Man", he battled mental health issues and took his own life on October 25, 1998.

Much of his early work has been released posthumously, but there has not to date been an album of his work.

Guest singles

Year Single Artist US Hot 100 US AC Album
1991 "Voices That Care" Various 11 6 single only

Music videos

Year Video Director
1991 "Voices That Care"(Various Artists) David S. Jackson

References

External links

  • Official website
  • Memorial page approved by Wiebe's family
  • Warren Wiebe on MySpace


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