John McVey is an award winning songwriter, who's shared stages and studio gigs with Jonatha Brooke, Chuck Pyle, Shawn Mullins, Edwin McCain, Rose Hill Drive and more. But that doesn't matter ... What matters are the songs.
McVey just released his third CD, UNPREDICTABLE. His previous two CDs are Jigsaw (2000) and Circle Of Friends (1994). "I'm not prolific" he admits. "I do a record every ten years or so, whether I need to or not." He works as a producer/engineer at a recording studio in Boulder CO. He's produced hundreds of projects, including artists like Chuck Pyle, with whom he's done three CDs so far. But his own songs and performances over the years are some pretty damned fine work. Check it out at www.johnmcvey.com.
Good Vibrations The Beach BoysYou Never Give Me Your Money The BeatlesFirth of Fifth GenesisIntruder Peter GabrielHouse With No Door Van der Graaf GeneratorModern Peter HammillAt the End of the Day Spock's BeardAll of the Above TransatlanticColder in the Sun Neal MorseShadow Self Kevin GilbertPiano Lessons Porcupine TreeSchooldays Gentle GiantShangri-La Electric Light OrchestraShangri-La The KinksCaves of Altamira Steely DanAs Stevie WonderSummertime George GershwinGoodbye Porkpie Hat Charles Mingus (It is Jazz and mainly the term sowgirnting applies to pop music and not to Jazz/Classical, but this is a great tune and there have been pop renditions of it so I'll mention it.)Mainly in the composition dept. But Kevin Gilbert, the Peters, and many other of these have amazing lyrical talents as well.BQ: Brian Wilson, of lateBQ2: Depends on if you are talented/inspired or not.
review written by: Acacio