Citizen of the World
Nenad is a recording artist, composer, and
performer who recorded for Sony, Universal, Decca, Polygram and
many other labels. Two of his albums reached No. 1 in
Europe, and to date he has sold over one million records. In
addition, he has performed all over the world with a wide range of
artists, including Luciano Pavarotti, Bono & The Edge (U2),
Brian Eno, Indigo Girls, Richie Havens, Garth Hudson & Rick
Danko (The Band), Vince Welnick (Grateful Dead), Martin Sheen,
Michael York, John Malkovich, Ellen Burstyn, and many more. He
performed at Woodstock 94, and in 1998 he made a compilation album
with Bruce Springsteen, Leonard Cohen and Allen Ginsberg. In March
1999, he opened the Miss Universe pageant in Europe. On his most
recent tour he performed his music accompanied by Klapa Sinj, a
Croatian a cappella group, in New York City, Washington D.C. and
Nenad also writes and records music for film and
theater. He has scored many features and short films. One such
project was "King of Cool," a biopic about the life of
Steve McQueen which premiered on American Movie Classics (AMC), to
over 65 million households. Another was "Life beyond Timothy
Leary". Subsequently, Nenad scored the Mladen Juran film
"Transatlantic", which was the Croatian entry for Best
Foreign Film in the 1999 Academy Awards and a film directed by
Burt Young called "Murder on Mott Street". Other
projects include "The Making and the meaning of We Are
Family" film by Danny Schechter in 2002, "Justice"
by Evan Oppenheimer in 2003, "Freedom from Despair" by
Brenda Brkusic in 2004. Recently Nenad contributed to the score of
"Random Lunacy," the award winning documentary about
Poppa Neutrino and the Neutrino family by Victor Zimet and
Nenad is also a record producer with a
special interest in documenting the fascinating but little-known
musical traditions of his homeland, Croatia. His most recent work
includes the production of four new SACDs (super audio compact
discs) of a capella music from Croatia (by Klapa Sinj, Klapa Fa
Lindjo, Klapa Navalia and Klapa Luka). These followed three
previously released a cappella albums: "Fire on the Sea,"
by Klapa Fortunal; "Following the Cross," a collection
of Lenten chants based on 600-year-old Gregorian Chants by the
Pharos Cantors; and "Novaljo, Novaljo," by Klapa
Navalia. The klapa music produced by Nenad was one of the highest
rated programs on the long-running NPR radio program "Millenium
of Music," hosted by Robert Aubry Davis.
and his life story have been featured on all the major US TV
networks (CBS, ABC, NBC), on CNN, on Sky Channel, and on TV
channels in Russia, France, Germany, Italy, Great Britain, Spain,
Japan, and many other countries. Press coverage has been similarly
widespread, ranging from The New York Times to Billboard, from The
Washington Post to Corriere Della Sera, and from The Boston Globe
to the New York Daily News.
Nenad sang in the new recordings of "We Are Family"
benefit for the Sept. 11th fund as well as scored the film "The
Making and the Meaning of We Are Family". He recently
completed work as a language consultant for the literature and
film project for four of the Harry Potter books.
Nenad is the creator and editor of CROWN (Croatian
World Network, www.croatia.org
), an internet-based news and information source for Croatians and
friends of Croatia throughout the world. The site posts news of
interest and now features an interactive calendar for posting of
In 2006 Globus
Magazine listed Nenad Bach as one of the 100 most influential
Croatians in the world.
The long-awaited new album desired
by his many fans from all over the world, called "Everything
is Forever" is in the recording stage and will be released in
2012 preceding with an EP "All
I Want Is Freedom" coming out in May/June of 2011,
delivered by his new NENAD
BACH BAND. Several songs on the album will feature the sounds
of his homeland by incorporating Croatian a cappella
In 2014, director Victor Zimet and producer Stephanie Silber of Home Team Productions finished production of a documentary film
based on Nenad's life and work. Titled "Everything is Forever", it is a cinematic journey through war, peace, and rock n' roll. The film has screened to rave reviews and earned two awards and premiered at 47th World Fest Houston International Film Festival in April 2014. One award was for best stage concert/performance and the other award was for best docudrama. The film was named official selection for the Julien Dubuque, Starigrad Paklenica and Kansas City International Film Festivals. The film will continue to be screened at film festivals in the U.S. and abroad.
Through his singing and songwriting Nenad's goal
is to spread the message of joy and universal peace.
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Buy new CD All I Want Is Freedom on CD
Is Forever" in production 2012
CD "All I Want
Is Freedom" released in 2011
Luka" by Klapa Luka, NBM Ltd. 2007
Vi�ere" by Klapa Navalia, NBM
Ime" by Klapa Sinj, NBM Ltd 2005
Fa Lindjo" by Klapa Fa Lindjo, NBM Ltd 2005
CD album; "Thousand Years of Peace"/ NBM Ltd 2002
Recording Contract -
performed on charity CD "We Are Family" 2001
Produced CD album
"Following the Cross" by St. Stephen's Choir NBM Ltd
2000/ ARCANA 2002
Produced CD album
"Novaljo, Novaljo" by Klapa Navalia NBM Ltd 2000
Produced CD album
"Fire on the Sea" by Klapa Fortunal NBM Ltd/SIAM
Released enhanced CD
album; "I Love Losers"/NBM Ltd 1998
with Mercury/Polygram; "News Goo" compilation with
Bruce Springsteen, Leonard Cohen,... 1998
with the Decca/London; "Pavarotti and Friends" 1996
with the Rockworld/Sony; Single "Can We Go Higher?"
with the Croatia Records; Single "Can We Go Higher?"1993
"Paragon Artists-Public Records". Recorded a full
length album "Greatest Hits" from which the singles
"You Need A Love" and "Woman In The Bay" were
released "...album of superior quality..." Billboard
"RTB" released the U.S. recorded "Greatest
Hits" This album rose to #1 in former Yugoslavia
in December '88/January '89.
Released the hit
single "Between Two Flights" in 1984.
"RTB" recorded an album "Takvu Te Necu" in
Released the single
"Vesna" in 1981.
"RTV Ljubljana", recorded an album "Vrijeme i
Zemlja I" which rose to #1 in 1980 from which the hit single
Recording contract "Jugoton", Zagreb
recorded a compilation album.
Film & TV
Lunacy," award winning film about Poppa Neutrino and Family
by Home Team Productions (Victor Zimet and Stephanie Silber)
Scored "In Debt
We Trust" award winning film by Danny Schechter (2006)
Weapons of Mass Deception," award winning film by Danny
Scored film "Freedom
From Despair," award winning film by Brenda Brkusic (2004)
"Justice," award winning film by Evan Oppenheimer
Making and the meaning of We Are Family" film by Danny
Schechter in 2002
on Mott Street" film by Burt Young in 2001
Scored "King of
Cool" film by Robert Katz (biopic about the life of Steve
McQueen) in 1998. R.Katz is an Academy Award nominee.
Life With Timothy Leary" film by Danny Schechter in 1998. D.
Schechter is an Emmy award winner.
"Transatlantic"film by Mladen Juran in 1998.
Croatian entry for the Academy Awards
and wrote music video "Can We Go Higher?" in 1991
(includes Rick Danko, Garth Hudson, John Malkovich, Richie
Havens, Indigo Girls, Ellen Burstyn, Martin Sheen, Michael York,
Michael Penn, Peter Holsapple, Johnny Farina)
Scored Brian Owens
feature film "Happy Hell Night", 1992/93 (HBO, CINEMAX)
Scored the Robert
Stone documentary feature film, "The Satellite Sky" 1990
which won "Louis Award" for 1990. (R.Stone is an
Academy Award nominee)
Scored the John
Shepphird film "Urban Annoyance" premiered at the
Scored the William
Robertson short film, "An Afternoon In The Park" done
at Columbia Film School in class of Milos Forman which won four
prestigious awards at United States Film Festivals.
Scored the Webster
Lewine short film, "Haunted" done at the same school in
class of Martin Scorsese which has been selected for the
Berlin Film Festival of 1989.
Scored the Adam
Idelson short film, "Crosswords" done at the same
school in the class of Milos Forman
Scored the Anthony
Alosi short film, "Dead Silence" in the class of Martin
Scorsese. This film entered the finals of the Focus Festival in
video "You Need A Love" for the "Greatest Hits"
Promotional music video "Woman In The Bay"
for the "Greatest Hits" Album
additional film & video scores will be provided upon request.
"Much Music" Canadian TV
New Haven CT (ABC)
Stories" with Ed Bradley
C B S
Five","News At 11"
C B S
MTV US, MTV Asia
Europe, MTV US
Today", "Headline News"
C N N
Syndic. (NBC, CBS, ABC)
PBS, CUNY (58 Countries)
HTV Croatian TV
"New York One" Cable
"Up To The
C B S
Franklin Show "
KNTV-TV 11 (ABC)
KRON-TV 4 (NBC)
KTVU-TV 2 (FOX)
HTV Croatian TV
HBO, CINEMAX Cable TV
Hawaiian TV programing
CH 4 (ABC), CH 2 (CBS), CH 9 (NBC)
Preston Bradley Hall
(Chicago) with Klapa Sinj
Kennedy Center for
Performing Arts (Washington, D.C.) with Klapa Sinj
Society for Ethical
Culture (New York City) with Klapa Sinj
Croatian Center (New
York City) backed by Frank Enea Group
Sarajevo, live with
the Symphonic Orchestra
Garden; New York, USA
Royal Festival Hall;
London, Great Britain
& Carl Platz; Vienna, Austria
'94"; Saugerties, New York
"Pavarotti and Friends"; Modena,
of additional Films,Theater Shows ,Puppet Theater Shows, TV shows
,Cable TV Shows and Film TV presentations will be provided
Musical Collaborations With
Hudson (The Band)
Rick Danko (The
The Edge (U2)
Simon Le Bon (Duran
Johnny Farina (Santo
(keyboards for Grateful Dead; Tubes)
(percussion for Sting, Weather Report, Miles Davis)
Gary Burke (drums
for The Mamas & Papas, Joe Jackson, Bob Dylan, Steve
Graham Maby (bass
for Joe Jackson, Marshall Crenshaw, Garland Jeffries)
Hugh MacDonald (bass
for Alice Cooper, Cher)
Vinnie Zummo (guitar
for Joe Jackson, Marti Jones)
(drums for Marshall Crenshaw)
(saxophone for Billy Joel, Elton John, Beach Boys)
Tony Aiello &
Michael Morreale (brass for Joe Jackson)
John McCurry (guitar for Cyndi Lauper, Peter
Gabriel, David Bowie, Billy
... and many more
Film & Video Collaborations With
Danny Schechter &
Productions (Victor Zimet and Stephanie Silber)
Allaire Studios; Shokan, New York
Bearsville Studios; Woodstock, New York
BearTracks Studios; Suffern, New York
Electric Lady Studios; New York City
Village Recorder; West Los Angeles,
Cove City Sound Studios; Long Island, New York
Record Plant Studios; New York City
Zeitgeist Studios; Brentwood, California
Sound One studios; New York City
Nenad Bach Music Ltd; Irvington, New York
Recent Newspaper Appearances
"New York Times"
"New York Daily News"
"Philadelphia Daily News"
"New York Newsday"
"New Haven Register"
"Media Culture Review"
"Corriere Della Sera"
.....more to come