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As an artist, John has released nine of his own recordings that span most genres. His latest single, John Carey "Helleanor" (2021, Planet Bass, NYC) fits right into the style & sound of his previous two releases in that it draws heavily from the many sounds that the 90s had to offer... Helleanor is exceptionally hard rocking & features Teddy Kumpel (Joe Jackson, Rickie Lee Jones, Feist) as co-producer, guitarist, bg vocalist & mixologist, Matt Miller (Blood Sweat and Tears, Domonic Duval, Dave Valentin) on drums, & John as producer, songwriter, vocalist, bassist, guitarist & bg vocalist; good things come in three's, and this particular power trio is no exception.
His single, John Carey, "I'll be There" (2021, Planet Bass, NYC), which he produced as well as wrote and performed vocals and bass guitar. It features Teddy Kumple on guitar and Matt Miller on drums! This song is very reminiscent of the 90s grunge music John grew up listening to...
EP, John Carey, "Hard Reset" (Planet Bass, NYC 2020) also revisits many of the flavors of 90s grunge music; however, lyrically it embraces a more "heartfelt" form of expression. This recording features John's songwriting, production, singing, guitar and bass playing; he's accompanied by Jack Devine on guitar, Matt Miller on drums, Jon Heagle on guitars, Ann Courtney b/g vocals, Frank Pipolo on harmonica and Jim Kost on keyboards.
The CD, Swell Motions, "Vibratorio" (2014, Planet Bass, NYC), is a collaboration with two of John's favorite musicians: NYC's very own, Rachelle Garniez and Uruguayan guitar legend, Beledo. It's a beautiful & organic recording covering some of the greatest songs from the 60s & 70s; it also includes two Rachelle Garniez originals!
John Carey, "Oh So Funky" (2012, Planet Bass, NYC), consists of the music from The Meters, an American funk band based in New Orleans, Louisiana that made their records in the late 60s and 70s. The CD features Andy Narell– steelpans (Chucho Valdes, Bela Fleck, Marcus Miller, Spyro Gyra, Aretha Franklin, The Kronos String Quartet...), Anton Fig– drums (Late Show w/David Letterman, Joe Bonamassa, Booker T. & The MG’s, Bob Dylan, Cyndi Lauper...), Oz Noy– guitar (Chris Botti, Gavin DeGraw, Harry Belafonte, Gov’t Mule, Allen Toussaint...), Will Lee– featured vocalist (Late Show w/David Letterman, George Benson, Hiram Bullock, Brecker Brothers...) and John Carey– bass, vocals, percussion & producer. The recording is filled with super groovy tunes that adhere to the tradition of The Meters, yet utilize the lively and tropical sounds of the steelpans in place of the organ.
John's first release, John Carey, "undefined psycho-chromatic G.R.I.D." (2005, Planet Bass, NYC) explores the avant-garde: the completely live and improvisational album captures the stream of conscious thought processes between some of today's most talented, unique & interesting musicians (Oz Noy on guitars, Frank Bellucci on drums, Dave Eggar on cello and piano, Rachelle Garniez on vocals, accordion and claviola, John Carey on bass)! The CD spans multiple genres of music & provides for a multimedia and multi-sensory experience . . . A truly fascinating record with an all-star lineup.
John Carey, "CL" (2007, Planet Bass, NYC), includes his original singer-songwriter/pop songs. In addition to playing bass, you’ll hear John singing & playing acoustic guitar throughout the CD. This music is reminiscent of Sheryl Crow and The Steve Miller Band.
John Carey, "Son of the House" (2010, Planet Bass, NYC), examines the dualistic nature of Gnostic thought: light/dark, Cosmos/Earth, illuminated/unaware, divine/carnal, strange/familiar . . . Heavily influenced by the music of Miles Davis, Frank Zappa, Lou Reed & Larry Graham, Carey visits the sounds of punk, funk & the avant-garde, taking the listener from the streets of the East Village, New York City, to that of the Cosmos.
John Carey, “Revelry Now” (2011, Planet Bass, NYC), revisits songs originally performed by The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Bill Withers, Carole King & more, all with a unique approach placing the Fender Jazz bass front & center.