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Jimmy McG


Jim's Audition for a Legendary Band - June 2016. Jim played himself in an episode of  Astrid Clover - a YouTube web series. This is only the Jim part.  The whole episode is here.Oscar material it ain't but it's pretty funny. Especially  Jim, poking fun at himself.

Rehearsing w/ Em Rossi - Summer 2015. This is how a rehearsal before a performance looks like. Sessions @WillowGrove.

Rehearsing w/ Em Rossi - Summer 2015. Another video from the rehearsal for the   Sessions @WillowGrove performance.

Producing for Em Rossi - March-July 2015. Jimmy in his studio producing "Earthquake" .

Working w/  Em Rossi - March-July 2015. Vignettes of Jimmy in his studio producing. The song is called "Madness" - Em Rossi ("I’m producing a 16 year old girl named Em Rossi who is awesome. She’s got a very mature voice, and I’ve been having a great time working with her.")

Working w/  Em Rossi - March-July 2015. Another video of the collaboration with Em. The song is called Young Hearts.

Working w/  Em Rossi - March-June 2015. A rare glimpse of Jimmy  producing music.

Working w/ Em Rossi - March-June 2015. Another fly-on-the-wall clip of Jimmy  producing music (with Steve Fekete)

Working w/  Em Rossi - March-June 2015. A rare glimpse of Jimmy  producing music.

Working w/ Em Rossi - March-June 2015. Another fly-on-the-wall clip of Jimmy  producing music (with Steve Fekete)

Producing for Michelle Featherstone - Spring 2015. "I just finished producing a 5 song EP for [Michelle Featherstone] that I am incredibly proud of". Michelle was Jim's bandmate from The Awesomeness.

Through To You - Jim McGorman - Here is Jim's wonderful ballad "Through To You", illustrated with some footage of Jim performing.

Girls - Jim McGorman - Just a little fun video we made to illustrate Jim's awesome song "Girls". Please do not look much into it, the pix of the girl singers Jim has worked with are displayed at random, so you don't stare at a black YouTube screen.

Steve Fekete's Birtday Jam - March 06 2015 -
Jim was on fire during Steve's birthday party! Totally McGormanised it! (as Steve himself put it).

Steve Fekete's Birtday Jam - March 06 2015 - From Jim's Facebook: "Cool black n white video of us playing some Doobie Brothers, courtesy of Tom Korbee - from a sweet birthday hang/jam last night for Steve Fekete's birthday! Thanks to Jenn Jennifer Jo Oberle for hosting such a great night and letting me sit in with the smokin' band!" The song is "Takin' It To The Streets"

Sessions at Willow Grove - Oct/Nov 2014 - It's aways interesting for us to listen to Jim. We are not saying that wisdom drips every time he opens his mouth, but more othen than not, his comments are sharp and observant. Here are his musings on song writing/recording.

Sessions at Willow Grove - Oct/Nov 2014 - Jim solo: a ballad called Skeletons  with a little story behind it. We love you Jim.

Sessions at Willow Grove w/ Kate Voegele - Oct/Nov 2014 - "Leave  Me Hollywood" A beautiful, gorgeous ballad written and performed by Jim and Kate. Awesome. AWESOME.

Sessions at Willow Grove w/ Kate Voegele - Oct/Nov 2014 - "Run Out Of Love", another beautiful ballad written and performed by Jim and Kate.

Sessions at Willow Grove w/ Kate Voegele - Oct/Nov 2014 - Another collaboration of Jim and Kate - the first song they wrote togehter. It's called "It's Only Life" and again, it's gorgeous. Some great singing by Kate and (goes without saying) Jim is great on piano and backing vocal.
  

We don't know if Jim is a classically trained pianist. But we know he loves to listen to Mozart.

Jim working in studio - April  2014. A short clip of Jim tracking a song for Katarina Gleicher.


Jim working in studio - April  2014. Another precious video of Jim in studio, this time tracking banjo guitar for "Kissed by A Cowboy" (Katarina Gleicher). You can hear his backing vocal as well which is awesome.

Jim working in his studio - July 2013. Two short videos, joined togehter, courtesy of Dan Godlin.

Working w/ Laura Michelle - 2013. Jim talks about how it's working with Laura, but also about the whole producing process. Quite interesting! Thanks to Laura for the video.

Ryan Fitzgerald "Bigger Plans" EP Release Trailer - A cool little video showing Jim and his partners from Purple Tongue working with Ryan Fitzgerald in Jim's old studio. Make sure you watch it to the end.

Jim on drums in the studio, LA - Nov 2012. 

Another clip of Jim on drums in the studio, LA - Nov 2012.  With Brad Fernquist

Jim/Weezer/Hanson - We thought it would be fun to make this video to illustrate our recent article. Let us know if you can't work out the connection!

There"s No Over You -  Sep 2012  - The official video for Jim's first single for The Purple Tongue Records.

With Drew Arcoleo in Jim's studio - May/June 2012 - the EPK for "Break Up", the first release of Jim's own record label The Purple Tongue Records.

Thunder Bay, ON enroute to Sudbury - Oct 18 2011The Best Damn Band performs "Hit Me Baby..." (yep, Britney Spears cover!) with Jim on lead vocals. Credit: @kurtzendzian
  

Jim singing B.o.B/Bruno Mars megahit - Nothin' On You: Filmed by Kurt Zendzian in Jim's own living room. Jim is playing his vintage 1927 Mason and Hamlin baby grand piano. Awesome stuff.

Chongo, the sweet dog from The Rescue Train Jim is a great dog lover (has 2 dogs of his own:  Sammy and Nahla) - and is trying to find a permanent home for this poor little guy. This is the sweet video he posted on his Facebook, together with a new song! It's called "Unbelievable". Jim co-wrote it with Emerson Swinford and Greg Lato; produced it and, of course sings it.

Jim producing for Kropp Circle - Dec 2010. Another, very short video of Jim producing for Kropp Circle. And yes, that's Jim's Best Damn Band mate Rodney Howard looking on. The background song is "Waiting For This", Hanson.

Rapides Parish Coliseum, Alexandria, LA - Nov 27, '10: The clip is only a minute long, but very cool. Shows Jim during soundcheck "torturing" everyone; but what is even more cool: he is playing bass! The Steve's are there too!

Jim rehearsing w/ Kropp Circle - Nov 2010: A very short video of Jim "slaving away" in the rehearsal studio with the Kropp brothers.  The background music is "Pick A Part That's New" - Stereophonics.

Jim producing for Kropp Circle - Nov 2010: The Kropp brothers posted another video journal, so here is the short scene with Jim. Oh, the background music is not Kropp Circle of course, it's one of our favourite bands,  Hanson and...  MMMBop. The Kropp Circle list Hanson as one of their influences, so we are really curious how it all went in Jim's studio.

Jim producing for and playing basketball with Kropp Circle - Nov 2010: Owing to the Kropp brothers and their video journal, we were able to put together this video of Jim working in his studio as well as outside, playing basketball. Not so great as here though...

  Jim in his recording studio in LA with Bek Phillips, September '09:  A rare glimpse of Jim at work in his own studio with Beck Phillips - a young singer/songwriter from Connecticut. It's absolutely fascinating. Thanks for the video Bek! Check out Bek's Myspace and read more about her on ZW Records.

Jim in his recording studio in LA with Bek Phillips, September '09: Another short video clip of Jim   at work in his studio.

  Jim in his recording studio in LA with Shelley James, September '09:  Another video clip of Jim at work in his studio. This time with Shelley James, who is, interestingly enough, singing Jim's song "Maybe". Watch for a cool Paul Mirkovich mention around 2:45. And... enjoy!


Jim working with Adam Rader - 2009:  Adam Rader speaks about making of his album "What Dreams Become" and his collaboration with Jimmy who was the producer. You can see Jimmy working in his studio.

"Believe", w/ Cher, Collosseum Las Vegas - Feb 25, 2009: A short video of parts where you can sorta see Jim (that's him on the keyboard, trust us!)  He  seems to be totally grooving into the whole thing. Thanks www.cherstyle.com.

Jesse's GirlUniversal City Walk performance - Aug 2006: Jim singing one of his (and our) favourite songs. (on YouTube)

Boys of Summer, Universal City Walk performance - Aug 2006: Jim performs Don Henley's mega-hit from 1984. Awesome performance. With some "help" from Paul Mirkovich.


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