BIOGRAPHICAL - Gary Procyshyn 2012
GARY WAS BORN INTO A MUSICAL FAMILY AND HAS GROWN FROM AN ASPIRING FUSION GUITAR PLAYER (COMBINING JEFF BECK, EDDY VAN HALEN AND ERIC CLAPTON) AND HAS EMERGED AS A GENUINE SINGER/SONGWRITER/GUITAR PLAYER. HIS SONGS ARE STORYTELLER REALISM WITH STRONG METAPHORS AND LUSH MELODIC HARMONIES AND HIS INCREDIBLE TECHNICAL ABILITIES ON THE GUITAR ARE CLEVERLY HIDDEN WITHIN THE SONGS WITH FEEL AND PASSION.
HE WAS AWARDED THE LENNY BREAU MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP TO MUSICIANS INSTITUTE IN L.A. TO ATTEND A FULL YEAR AT GIT. THE AWARD CAME FROM GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE AND MUSICIANS INSTITUTE AND WAS FULL TUITION TO STUDY WITH MANY GREATS IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY.
HE PLAYED ORIGINAL MUSIC IN TORONTO AFTER GRADUATING FROM G.I.T. AND MOVED BACK TO WINNIPEG TO FOCUS ON HIS SOLO CAREER AS A SINGER SONGWRITER / GUITAR PLAYER / PRODUCER.
HE RECORDED HIS 1ST SINGER SONGWRITER CD "ONLY IF YOU'RE LISTENING" AND RECEIVED AN HONORABLE MENTION IN THE BILLBOARD WORLD SONG CONTEST AND AN HONORABLE MENTION IN THE INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION IN LONDON ENGLAND FOR HIS SONG "LIKE A STONE". HIS VOCAL ABILITIES AND POTENTIAL AS A SONGWRITER WON PRAISE FROM LOCAL PRODUCER CHRIS BURKE-GAFFNEY ( CBG ARTIST DEVELOPMENT) AND NASHVILLE SONG PLUGGER SHERRIL BLACKMAN.
21 DAYS KICKED OFF THE WRITING FOR HIS CURRENT 2012 RELEASE "IN THE TIME THAT MATTERS" AND WON RUNNER UP IN THE OPEN/AOG CATEGORY OF THE INTERNATIONAL ACOUSTIC MUSIC AWARDS AND APPEARS ON VOLUME 6 OF THEIR GLOBAL COMPILATION CD. HIS VOCALS HAVE MATURED WITH HEART FELT UNIQUENESS AND DEPTH WITHOUT THE AID OF AUTO TUNE AND THE SOUL OF HIS MUSIC IS DIVERSE. THE NEW SONGS ARE BEAUTIFULLY COMPLIMENTED BY HIS OUTSTANDING GUITAR ABILITIES.
THE NEW ALBUM OF 15 SONGS IS AN ACOUSTIC ADVENTURE IN STYLE DIVERSITY WITH GUEST ARTISTS ENRICHING THE SONGS WITH FURTHER DEPTH. GARY'S GROWTH AS A SINGER SONGWRITER / GUITAR PLAYER / PRODUCER AND ENGINEER CAUGHT THE ATTENTION ONCE AGAIN OF CHRIS BURKE-GAFFNEY . CHRIS AND ARUN CHATURVEDI MIXED THE RELEASE WHICH WAS A GREAT HONOR FOR GARY FURTHER STRENGTHENING HIS CAREER AS AN ARTIST.
GARY IS CURRENTLY SHOWCASING HIS TALENTS LIVE WHILE PURSUING CO-WRITING, PUBLISHING AND PLACEMENT IN FILM/TV.
THE OFFICIAL ALBUM RELEASE CONCERT IS JANUARY 19TH 2013 AT WINNIPEG MANITOBA'S PARK THEATRE WITH AN INCREDIBLE ENSEMBLE OF GUEST ARTISTS.
GARY WAS CHOSEN AS THE FEATURED ARTIST ON THE SONGWRITERS ASSOCIATION OF CANADA WEBSITE HOMEPAGE. www.songwriters.ca
vocals, guitar, bass and percussion.
TOSS THE COVERS
-This collection of incredibly unique Acoustic covers showcase Gary Procyshyn's amazing G.I.T. guitar playing and superb vocals. The songs are stripped down, real, unprocessed and the energy unleashed is very evident.
Crazy Train opens with a stripped down version of this classic complete with an incredible flamenco influenced guitar solo that would make Randy Rhoads proud and stays true to the original solo. Rush's Limelight is transformed into a slick finger style Jazz/Pop fusion. Basket Case undergoes a complete metamorphosis into a beautiful jazz classic.
You'll enjoy the humor in My Best Friend's Girl as a country polka and I'm an Adult Now's full circle from the 80's hit to actually "being" an adult now. The deep and broody version of Wonderwall is breathtaking and very emotional.
You'll admire the guitar playing, love the vocals and appreciate the very original presentation of all these tracks.
ONLY IF YOU'RE LISTENING
-After graduating from G.I.T. in Los Angeles Gary has found the true Artsist in himself as a Singer Songwriter / Guitar player. This 1st solo release showcased his incredible vocals and unique harmony style. The guitar playing is outstanding and unique avoiding the tradional while being varied and tasteful.
The lead off track Like A Stone won Honorable mentions in the Billboard World Song Contest as well as The International Songwriting Competition in London , England. Gary's talents won praise from Chris Burke-Gaffney (CBG Artist Development, Songwriter and Manager who helped Chantal Kreviazuk's career start rolling) and Nashville song plugger Sherril Blackman.
The incredibly original acoustic version of U2's huge single I Will Follow is a guitar players delight and an awsome listen for anyone who is a fan of Singer Songwriter unplugged covers. Ripe is an ambiant love song written for the loss and recapture of Gary's passion for music. Sorry is loaded with attitude from a bad break up and the guitar playing is proof of why Gary won a Scholarship for Guitar to G.I.T.
The album covers allot of ground with real true heartfelt emotion from realtionships come and gone. A listen to the title track Only If You're Listening and you will feel the pain of lost love. Sarcastic humor is captured in Wither. The last track My Song is a terrific homage to Gary's life, the ineviatable end we all face one day and the celebration of it we should enjoy while here at the last farewell.
"This Album is alive and breaths: Only If You're Listening" garyP
IN THE TIME THAT MATTERS 2012
-From G.I.T in L.A. as the 1st Lenny Breau Memorial Scholarship Winner Gary Procyshyn has unplugged his Electric Guitar for now focusing on his Singing and Songwriting while letting his fretboard talents run wild as always. He has found the roots and soul of his musical self with this new release of mature intelligent heartfelt songs. Melodic and colorful layers of creative guitar, lush harmonies and quests artists have created a refreshingly unique and original work of music. His pop and country roots are evident as well as his sarcastic sense of humor while his Superb Vocal abilities deliver this impressive collection of 15 songs.
Publishing and Film / TV will devour the themes with delight with songs like: When My Dad Was 40, In The Time That Matters, Before I Let Go (My Daughters wedding) and 21 Days which made the 6th Annual International Acoustic Music Awards compilation CD.
Mixed by Arun Chatervedi and Chris Burke-Gaffney of CBG Artist Development the Album is refreshingly original and covers a diverse array of moods and topics.
"From Acoustic Guitar these songs were born and Acoustic they remain."
IN THE TIME THAT MATTERS
WHEN MY DAD WAS 40
BEFORE I LET GO (My Daughter's Wedding)
THE HIT THAT GOT AWAY
YOUR MIND IS WHITE
No Fences features the new album by Gary Procyshyn
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So ... Have you heard the new disc from former Dauphinite Gary Procyshyn? You can get more info at h...So ... Have you heard the new disc from former Dauphinite Gary Procyshyn? You can get more info at his website here: http://www.garyp.ca/ but I can tell you it's pretty damn good! Tracks like 21 Days are truly outstanding! Other must he
ar cuts are When My Dad Was 40, Grandpa's Treasure and the title track In The Time That Matters. Long Time Love Affair with Beer is a fun little ditty. There really is something here for everyone on this acoustic based singer songwriter project from an industry seasoned and very talented guy. Check it out!