He’s the hat-trick in family of famous musical brothers, the voice behind the McDonald’s ‘I’m Lovin It’ TV ads and has toured relentlessly with the likes of Mike & the Mechanics, Phil Collins and The Blues Brothers. Now UK singer/songwriter McGoozer steps into the limelight with his debut solo album
“The most amazing voice ever!” Mark Christopher Lee – Nub TV
“This guy is a once in a lifetime voice….. he’s gonna be a name everybody knows this time next year.” Grammy nominated Michael Garvin
The voice of Glaswegian-born McGoozer is one you’ll have heard a million times before – whether it’s happily bouncing from the McDonald’s ‘I’m Lovin’ It’ TV and radio ads, on the stage with The Blues Brothers or supporting the likes of Phil Collins or Mike & the Mechanics around the world. His older brothers are Brian McGee one of the founding member of Simple Minds and Owen Paul who had a Top 3 UK chart hit in the late 80s. Now singer/songwriter McGoozer steps into the limelight as a solo artist with his debut album ‘Songs From The Mirror’ and a string of single releases for 2017.
A culmination of songs drawn from McGoozer’s sparkling and vivid career, ‘Songs From The Mirror’ is a collection of tales from around the world, fused in one musical nomadic storybook. Being someone who’s spent his entire adult life on stage and on tour, the sentiment he shares is compelling. Injecting his signature positive McGoozer vibe throughout a sound-bed of enticing melodies and blow-away vocals, his sound is one that will inevitably leave you contented to the core.
The title track from the album ‘Song From The Mirror’ is inspired by who or what we see, when we look directly inside ourselves. Our strengths, our weaknesses, and importantly our hopes and dreams for the future, however sure, or unsure we are about it. McGoozer’s debut single, ‘One and Only Girl’ whips up a cocktail of the most idyllic paradise imaginable with a heart melting voice, a ukulele and a generous slice of joy. Songs like ‘Walk Run Fly’ and ‘Stand Up’ come from a positivity that’s always present in McGoo’s writing. Even in the final track on the album, when contemplating a ‘Last goodbye’ he rounds it all off by noting the importance of appreciating and remembering where you came, where you are now, as well as looking ahead to where you want to be in the future; with the line……….”here’s to the future and the past”. Each track worthy of single-status in its own right, ‘Songs From The Mirror’ is an album bursting with happiness from first to last.
The album was recorded between London, Nashville, Hamburg, New York and The Maldives. The Nashville sessions gave McGoo the opportunity to work with some serious industry heavyweights like double Grammy winning writer/producer Gary Nicholson and Grammy winning engineer Randy Kohrs. The New York sessions introduced McGoo to Loren Toolajian and the team at Sandblast Studios, who produce and compose music for endless major TV and film projects for HBO, Showtime and various other US networks. Also with a very cool studio, just off Times Square. The UK recordings took place in various studios all over London like Metropolis Studios, Premises Studios and Renegade Studios run by one of McGoo’s friends and co-writers, Fred Abbott, of Noah and The Whale fame. Fred Also helped get Will Hicks involved to mix the current single Falling Out Of Love. Will produced a number of Ed Sheeran tracks on both his previous and current earth shattering albums. The Hamburg sessions with multi-platinum selling songwriter/producer Mark Smith found yet another aspect of McGoo’s vocal prowess that takes his music to new limits. And the Maldives…..well that was just damn good fun!
Glaswegian, Paul McGee (aka McGoo), grew up surrounded by musicians, so it was no surprise when the teenager’s first musical job took him around the world to tour with ‘The Official Tribute To The Blues Brothers’, which ran for over 3 years. McGoo also recorded and toured with Mike and the Mechanics, singing on their studio album ‘Rewired’, performing to festivals and stadiums of over 70 thousand people at a time, including being the opening act for Phil Collins’ world tour.
In late 2015, McGoo signed a management deal with Shipwright Productions, headed by Steve Shippee, previously the CEO of Broadway Video, the production company responsible for the iconic American comedy show Saturday Night Live. McGoo’s wonderful nomadic lifestyle had exposed him to a world of influences and the new batch of material which he brought to his management deal is the result of his many musical adventures; stretching from Nashville and New York, right through to the Maldives, the Caribbean, Europe and beyond – all via London and his home town of Glasgow. McGoo has also been writing with a catalogue of high profile songwriters and producers, all of whom have contributed to ‘Songs From The Mirror’. 2017 has seen McGoozer deliver a debut single which quickly notched-up over 200k FB hits and a debut EP which immediately garnered attention from Yamaha, seeing him instantly signed to one of the brand’s first ever pioneering live web sessions – now the mighty McGoozer delivers his highly-anticipated debut album.
The music of McGoozer is immediately relatable and speaks from the heart and for the heart. Creating positive music about universal experiences, filled with astonishing soaring vocals and beautiful melodies, McGoozer’s voice will make your soul smile. Enjoy!
The debut album ‘Songs From The Mirror’ will be released on 15 September on Right Track Records
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