"I was born on Friday the 13th which explains everything"
Some people think I sound like Tom Petty but I'm not so sure.
Everything from early blues to traditional and contemporary folk to alt. country to Hawaiian music to The Beatles and a whole pile of more recent performers. These days I listen to a lot of Steve Earle, Ron Sexsmtih, Feist, Danny Michel, Madison Violet, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Dan Lanois, Catherine MacLellan and Richard Thompson.
Too many to list
Songs by Mark McNeil
Education in the Blues
Other Side of the Sun
Level of Experience:
ON MY WAY
Blues | Bluegrass | Country | Folk and Traditional | Rock and Pop
By myself | With others | For others
I prefer to write:
Lyrics | Melody | Chord Patterns | Arrangements
News from Nowhere, Reporter's Notebook, Greetings from Hamilton, and Shiny Things and Other Distractions
Runner up in 2011 Song of the Year contest, Nominated in for a 2009 Hamilton Music Award
I am interested in:
Web Cowriting | Face to face Cowriting | Networking | Pitching Songs to Artists | Pitching Songs To Tv/Film/Etc. | Signing with a Label | Getting a Publishing Deal
Newspaper writer and editor at TheHamilton Spectator
For as long as I can remember I have felt the urge to write songs and tell stories. For three decades I've worked by day as a newspaper writer and editor and by night I've written songs and performed in and around the Hamilton area. I've recorded four albums so far. I'm passionate about home recording and more recently I've found that my songwriting process has transformed that I write and record my songs at the same time. I use Pro Tools as a major tool to help me develop the idea that usually starts with a groove and a few words.