Throughout his notable career, prolific composer, lyricist, author, entertainer, producer and filmmaker Tad Sisler experienced amazing triumphs and profound tragedies. His climb through the entertainment industry planted him firmly in the middle. During his incredible journey he raised and mentored eleven children, lost his wife to an accidental overdose, agonized over the murder of his young stepsister, lost another sister to Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and endured other hardships that could have crushed him, but instead he used these personal traumas as reasons to keep climbing.
In this remarkable recollection of a journey through an extraordinary life, Tad Sisler recounts working for Frank Sinatra as a young man, opening for a slew of headliner artists, promoting stadium concerts, composing feature-film scores, filming documentaries, writing books and screenplays, writing, performing and recording thousands of songs with iconic artists, and performing as a band leader, pianist, keyboardist and singer while meeting and befriending quite a few legends along the way. Meanwhile, he found meaning and extracted valuable life lessons while cherishing his role as a son, brother, husband, father and eventually a grandfather.
Illustrated with hundreds of photos and articles from various stages of his history, Tad's exceptional, candid and transparent story is proof that with persistence, optimism and faith, it is possible to overcome any obstacle.