Composer/Multi-platinum recording artist
BERTON AVERRE was born with a transistor radio glued to his ear. His intense love affair with popular music led him to become the lead guitarist and co-writer of the rock group The Knack. Their initial album, Get The Knack, set a record for a debut album by going gold in its first two weeks. The hit single, “My Sharona,” written by Berton and singer Doug Fieger, was awarded Song of the Year for 1979 by Billboard magazine, and lives on (and on) in movies, TV shows, commercials, karaoke machines, ringtones, etc. From The Knack, Berton went on to session dates and tours with such disparate performers as The Doors’ Robbie Krieger, Bette Midler, The Cowsills, and Sarah Brightman. On a friend’s suggestion he joined the respected Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop in 1993, where he met his partner in crime, Rob Meurer, never suspecting that these two multi-platinum-selling recording artists would be a perfect match for the creation of musical comedy.