John McNicholas

John McNicholas

 Atlanta, Georgia, USA

John McNicholas is a singer/songwriter from Atlanta, GA. His songs are character sketches and personal portraits of his life and his friends. John draws listeners into his alternately funny, heartbreaking and always thoughtful world.


John McNicholas is a singer/songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia. John has honed his writing talents by writing, performing and releasing albums with Honeyrider (Damaged Goods), Sparky’s Nightmare Spiller, Lie, Misfortune 500 and most recently performing with Two Sheds recording artists The Yum Yum Tree. He considers himself and unlikely songwriter in that his songs are character sketches of his life and the lives of people and friends around him. His songs can be as awkwardly personal as those by Juliana Hatfield, as tongue-in-cheek as those by Fountains of Wayne and Ben Folds and as vivid and descriptive as those by Pete Yorn and Dean Wareham.

John has released a couple of solo records, including Silver with producer Russ Fowler (John Mayer, Shawn Mullins, Pete Droge).

John has performed at unofficial SXSW showcases (2003-2007), WMNF’s Tropical Heatwave, IPO New York, SMA's In the Raw concert series and has opened shows for Marilyn Manson, Fastball, Cyndi Lauper, Superchunk, Patti Smith, the Mooney Suzuki and has toured the United States and in Ireland over the last several years.


Solo Records:
Resist (2008)
Silver (2006)
How to Be Alone (2003)
Various Artists - Open Mic Volume 1 Thoroughbred Music - CD

With the Yum Yum Tree (2007)
Paint by Numbers

With Honeyrider:
All Systems Go! (Reissue) (2003)

With Misfortune 500:
Misfortune 500 - CD

With Spiller:
Various Artists - New Year's Eve - MP3 Enhanced CD
Spiller - the Great Mistake - CD
Various Artists - & Focus Magazine present: Interstate 4 Grid Rock - CD
Various Artists - Seminole Music & Sound - Tampa Bay Unsigned II - CD
Various Artists - The Circus Under the Bay - CD
Various Artists - Got Ink? - Ink19 Music Sampler - CD
Spiller - Gold Leader - CD

With Lie:
Various Artists - Godfathers of Change Vol 1 - A Tribute to the Smiths - 2CD
Various Artists - Kustomized Volume 1 - CD
Lie -So Happy For You, So Miserable For Me - CD
Various Artists - Fat Frog's Favorite Florida Bands Vol. 1 - CD
Lie - Molly Mark + Madison - CD

Set List

Friday Morning Half Awake
X-Girl Friend
No One Would Miss Us
Check 1, 2…
I Will Default (Lie)
Oh Angelina
Holly’s Tooth
On the Line
All Hail this Town
Inside Out
Take it Off
High School Drunk
We’re the Same
The Letter
Let Me Sing the Praises of Loneliness
The One
Feelin It
She’s So Wrong
Guess I Let Her Down
Loneliest Eyes
Not True
Deep Inside
Morrissey Gets Some and it’s About Time
The Golden Age
All the Things that Hold You Here
A Girl Like You (You Embrace the Apocalypse)
The Black Inside Your Heart
I’m Falling for Her Again
Oh Nicole, how was your weekend?
There May Not Come a Light

Plea from a Cat Named Virtue (the Weakerthans)
Gone for Good (the Shins)
When I go Deaf (Low)
Might Be in Love (Juliana Hatfield)
Sink to the Bottom (FOW)
I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend (the Ramones)
No Expectations (Rolling Stones)
These Days (Jackson Browne)
I’ll Fo