Members: JP Corwyn, Brian Highsmith, Karlin McNeill
JP Corwyn - Vox, Guitar
Karlin McNeill - Bass
Brian Highsmith - Drums
JP Corwyn crafts a distinct blend of rock, drawing from fists-up, pureblood rock and roll, pop, alternative and contemporary flavors, wowing listeners with a sound that is both distinct and accessible. Songwriting is clearly a priority with JPC and performances never fail to deliver the requisite energy.
Corwyn works hard to imbue his songwriting with emotional punch, delivering catchy tunes that resonate within people's minds and linger long after the show stops. "Emotion is the physical manifestation of the spirit," says Karlin McNeill, bassist, "and therefore, music is not merely emotional for me." For JP Corwyn, the emotional content of his songs are merely the avatar a representative face that stands for all that is human in the songwriters and the listeners.
JP Corwyn's immeasurable passion for music stems back to his childhood. Music is a lifetime love for these musicians and the listener can readily detect this passion in the strains of the songs. "When I was a child, music heightened my sense of the world, like a personal soundtrack," says McNeill. For this artist, there's nothing simplistic about music's emotional potency. "I think it's a bit prosaic to refer to such spiritual experiences as anger, sadness, loneliness, happiness and even lethargy as simple emotions," McNeill goes on to say. Brian "Creeper" Highsmith (drums) adds that "music makes me feel connected to everyone in the room listening to it with me," highlighting music's ability to bring people together. Music also spans time and space, a quality noted by Corwyn (guitar and vocals): "Music can take you to any time and place That's a power beyond anything else man's ever created. A bit lofty, but there it is."
These talented players are united in their musical philosophies, enabling them to present an artistically united front in terms of performances and songwriting. Highsmith succinctly describes this unity: "The song is more important than any individual part." And what makes a song good? Highsmith again chimes in with a viewpoint that points to the fact that music ultimately finds its success by touching people. "I like music that you can relate to rather than songs that are just clever or technically good." Writing songs with which people can relate requires artists to be perceptive. One has to look everywhere. Says Corwyn, "I'm inspired by pretty much everything around me." An artist must also be ready to respond to inspiration at a moment's notice; one must stay alert. According to Corwyn, "The word 'the' if said just right in a given sentence can send my mind into writing mode. But I think the thing that inspires me the most is the crowd." And we circle back again to unity via music. Corwyn and Co. hold the crowd in high esteem and seek always to affect the listener with strong music.
JPC's latest recording project is a Full Length disc with acclaimed Cleveland, Ohio producer Michael Seifert, and is already garnering respect from industry insiders upon test marketing. "We've just finished recording our first full-length album and are working to launch a tour on that album this fall or winter," Corwyn says. "Seifert approaches things like a chess match," Corwyn goes on to say. "He's always thinking four to eight moves ahead of what's on the board. He's a genius and I couldn't think of anyone I'd trust more with the integrity of my songs."
The CD "In Plain Sight" will reveal to all the talent that ripples through this band. JP Corwyn is currently working with A&R Select, the leading A&R firm in Hollywood, CA.
Now, after a few years of honing their craft, JP Corwyn is about to begin shopping their Full Length disc for label representation. Their songs are emotive and full of hooks, but it's really Corwyn's trademark powerful voice that is sure to garner plenty of industry attention.
"JP Corwyn perfectly balances technicality with heart in a sound that strikes right for the center of one's being." A&R Select
"Seemingly full of talent, and more than capable of overcoming personal obstacles (he's been legally blind since birth), Corwyn seems destined for greatness - bound for glory - the rock 'n' roll story of next year."Scorerocks.com
"JP will be compared to a lot of different performers as time goes. (but) sometime in the not too distant future, up and coming artists will be compared to JP"BVS Reviews
"Corwyn, though not signed to any label, is a much better sin ger than many popular musicians playing right now."Pucknation.com
"Hometown rocker, JP Corwyn is creating major-label buzz by way of a refreshingly original approach to the "modern rock" formula. An inspired collection of earnest ballads and full-bore rockers -- woven together with impressive songwriting, achingly beautiful vocals and sonically vibrant musicianship; It's our opinion that JP Corwyn shows all the potential of some of today's most well-known rock acts." Adam Simkin, Entertainment DC
For more information or for a copy of the EP -I Will Wait, or the Full Length disc -In Plain Sight for review purposes, please contact:
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JP Corwyn's EP release: I Will Wait
JP Corwyn's Full Length release; In Plain Sight