Supporter Spotlight: Sam Hollander

As we look forward to more in-person programs and other exciting projects in the works, we want to recognize that none of this is possible without our supporters like Sam Hollander. You may know him as the songwriter behind hits like “High Hopes” by Panic! At The Disco, “Shake It” by Metro Station, or “Handclap” by Fitz And The Tantrums, but today we want to spotlight his support of MOC! Check out just some of the ways Sam has helped us deliver the healing power of music.

Sam Hollander came to us initially with several Bedside Performance programs. In December 2016, he joined us with his holiday supergroup, the Band Of Merrymakers! They stayed true to their name as they made merry moments for patients at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in the Bronx.​​ The classic holiday hits had kids feeling extra jolly!



In 2017, Sam joined us for a special Project Playback, where he helped write songs along with two patients. Though they started out a little shy, Sam and his friends helped them come out of their shells with the power of music! The group wrote two songs together – “My Way (Summer)” and “Pineapple” – which were later recorded and printed on CDs just for them. You can see more from the program and hear a snippet of “My Way” here!



Now, Sam Hollander is supporting Musicians On Call programs through the release of his new book! “21-Hit Wonder: Flopping My Way to the Top of the Charts,” shares stories and anecdotes from his time coming up in the industry as he became the person behind pop classics. 100% of the proceeds from the book go directly to Musicians On Call, and we couldn’t be more grateful for his support!

Join us as we celebrate his book release, also supporting MOC programs, happening in Nashville on January 23rd. Be sure to reserve your spot for a night of music and fun!