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"McCall Does MOKA"

McCall is a Philly native from a musical family who trained classically at the Settlement Music School and studied world music at the New England Conservatory of Music.

That professional training shines through in his arrangements, a compelling blend of rocking musicianship and tight execution.

All this is wonderfully captured on Time Is Now, which was released in October. Produced and recorded by McCall in his Charging Bull Studio in Northern Liberties with a style that sought to mirror the studio magic employed by soul icons Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, the album contains a number of gems that make it well worth seeking out.

by Brian Rademaekers - The North Star


Spiritual Thunder -- Birth

Cry Me a River
Little Black Girl
Gates of Jerusalem
Song for Lost Souls
All Around This World
Call on the Spirit

MOKA -- Time is Now

Lies & Alibis
Whole New Kind of Love
Raw Street
Take Me Down
Wash Away
Dance With Me
Unchain My Soul
Take Me Down (Reprise)
Still Static
Whole Nu Kinda Luv (CBMP Remix)
Still Dub

(MOKA tracks are available worldwide all over the internet... anywhere music is streamed, downloaded or otherwise enjoyed online.)

Thunderbird -- EP

Be Myself
I Want It
Crash & Burn
Beat You

RMc's debut solo CD is being prepared as you read this...



I fell in love with music straight out the box, and music has been my savior ever since. Both my parents were musicians, so there was always music in the house. Mostly classical and jazz, but they both appreciated a good melody and good musicianship regardless of style, so I heard alot of "pop" as well. We had a piano in the house which was invaluable to me. Even though I never became a pianist or much of a keyboard player, I always loved exploring the notes and the relationships between the keys -- the patterns and combinations were endlessly intriguing. I wrote my first song at 6 and I still remember most of it. It was an ecological song called "This Poor Earth" about how badly the human race was treating Mother Earth. I started playing bassoon when I was 8 -- I had to wait until I could reach all the keys. Both my parents played wind instruments and I always loved the low tones, so it was logical to me at the time. I played in some youth orchestras including the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra and also wrote some classical pieces during this time. However I was a victim of the times and I started writing alot more pop-rock-folk-oriented songs, so the bassoon was phased out. I had been playing electric bass for some years at this point and got my first guitar, an acoustic, when I was 15. I played in a bunch of bands as a bassist and at home worked on writing songs and getting better at the guitar...

I studied International Music and theory at the New England Conservatory. I tried to get into as many jam sessions as I could while I was there, and with the nearby Berklee blokes there was much competition for guitarists to step up if you wanted to play with good players. I immersed myself in Jazz as well as Reggae, Funk and African music and got my chops together playing in several ensembles and bands.
This experience broadened my perspective and I started writing songs infusing elements from all of these influences into my own style, which I continue to refine.