My name is John McLane and I have been involved in the
music industry for over twenty-five years as a professional
musician, recording engineer and producer.
involved in hundreds of record releases from local to international
as well as doing live performances covering the gamut of
r&b, Caribbean, country, rock n' roll, jazz & even klezmer
Member of various live cover acts based out of Erie, Pa. ,
Cleveland, Oh . & Tampa, Fl.
Session / gigging musician in Los Angeles area, including
guitar on "On Any Sunday" soundtrack, an original
band with Ed Cassidy of "Spirit" & also served as
keyboardist for the ill-fated Latin American tour of Morris
Albert (Feelings). Worked with producers Herb Jimmerson, Kurt Lyon,
Paul Freeman & drummer Randy
May on original projects.
Session/gigging musician in the Miami, Fl area , including work with
producers Ron & Howard Albert (Eric Clapton , Firefall,
etc.), and Cory Wade (Foxy, Peter Brown). Other independent co-productions at
Bob Ingria's Quadradial Recording & Criteria Recording.
Studio owner /producer / gigging musician in South West
Florida; recorded various projects
during this period including artists on CBS Austria, Apart Catalog/Germany; Head East &
Bad Company members Worked briefly with Ken Scott (producer
for Elton John, David Bowie, Supertramp), and later produced 2 nationally
charting dance hits "Boy's Scout" & "Match Made up in Heaven"
for Miami dance artist Jill Minor. Turned out a massive string of
jingles, radio sounders & industrial film soundtracks during this
Managed by Stan Hertzman (he also represents Adrian Belew) for
Chief engineer/producer/owner for Important Audio
Recording in Atlanta Ga. During this time. Managed by Thomas J. Miller
& Associates in Los Angeles. Recorded various
acts of every pop genre including Derek St. Holmes, Angela
Bowie, O'Jays members and Saxon (in Hamburg,
Germany) Recorded various sessions for MCA Records, Ichibon Records, etc. Solo album of NAC jazz "John Graham
McLane" was released in France and Belgium in
Continued studio and gigging work in Atlanta, Ga with
some occasional road gigging, too. (bands included Alan Knieter
Band (klezmer/wedding); Blaze (corporate), Morningstar (occasional
road work w/ Florida variety band). Recording rock,
country & Gospel acts from various parts of the U.S.
including members of "The Four Freshmen" and "War", as well as a
variety of signed & unsigned acts
Southwest Florida to perform solo and with various live acts with
a concentration on island and smooth jazz. Bands include
Danny Morgan Band (tropical/variety), The Handsome Men (my
tropical/jazz combo), and, of course, the solo act. Still pursuing
studio work with local & not-so-local artists such as Henry Gross
(internationally known artist/songwriter); Marc Vee (smooth
jazz guitar); Rick Maas (Christian) & Danny Morgan (tropical).