Eclectic indie rock snuggled up with jazzy grunge. The first solo album by Los Angeles bassist and songwriter, Greg McFall. To be released this Spring, 2017.
After nearly 2 decades of being a bassist and backup singer for countless artists in Los Angeles, Greg is putting his multi-instrumentalist skills and songwriting in the forefront of his career.
These songs were born during an intense period of personal growth, and this dark tone swirls below a playful surface. As the title suggests, there will be talk of his relationship with his wife, Jessica. However, the songs are about all relationships, creativity, spiritual paradox, and friendship. They weave the anguish of fear and anger through the warp of triumph. Painfully intellectual lyrics do their best to disguise themselves as accessible, relying totally on the infectiousness of music itself to be its own reward.
As a bassist, Greg's journey began in San Jose, where he grew up and attended SJSU, getting a B.A. in jazz bass performance. He began playing gigs around the Bay Area with pianist Alan Chang (MD, pianist for Michael Buble), vocalist Faye Carol, and veteran reedsman Don Pender. After moving to Alan's futon near USC in 2000, they recorded their first album with Tom Jackson and Brad Ranola, forming a band called Your Future Lovers, which has recorded with Grammy-winning producer J.J. Blair (Johnny Cash, Ryan Adams, Kelly Clarkson) and Grammy-winning engineer Brian Warwick (Ludacris, Weird Al Yankovic, Michael Buble). Greg started meeting and playing with other great LA musicians and developed his skills as a sideman, playing bass and singing backup in many groups and genres. In 2014, Greg graduated with an M.M. in composition from CSULA, and has been composing music for commercials and TV as well.
Recent highlights include performances with Bridget Everett (Trainwreck, Comedy Central, Inside Amy Schumer) for her sold out shows at the El Rey Theatre and Largo, Curtis Peoples (Pierce the Veil) for his sold out Coffee Shop Arena Rock nights at Hotel Cafe, synth-pop band Cataline, and folk violinist and singer-songwriter Chris Murphy. He also wrote and produced the musical finale of the web series Wait Crimes, recently selected for two film festivals.