All are forms of alleged conspiracies. Stories that many wish to discard as irrelevant tales of the misinformed, cynical masses. However what history has shown us is that at the very core of many of these so-called conspiracies is a truth so profound it can alter our perception of our world and even ourselves.
Every day we are surrounded and bombarded by images and sounds that we perceive without question or hesitation as reality. Yet when researched and inspected more closely they fade or morph into something we never thought or believed to be possible. These are the things conspiracies are made of. Stories propagated and prolonged day after day, year after year, generation after generation until they are so ingrained into our consciousness and being that we cannot imagine a world any different than what we live today.
Did humans evolve from a microscopic speck in some primordial ooze or were we planted here by some space traveling Johnny Appleseeds in a grand scientific experiment to populate the galaxy? Or maybe the tales of military conquest and mythical heroes performing remarkable feats that were alleged to alter the world order? And the Biblical stories of miraculous events and cosmic experiences that changed the course of history and even today continues to influence our lives and global socio-political decisions. All of these events and individuals speak to each of us in their own special way about whom and what we are as a species, a culture and as individuals.
So where does The McLain Conspiracy enter into all this? Well, that's the real question here isn't it? Like all conspiracies it starts in the mind and evolves from there. The McLain Conspiracy is no different but it is a story created in music and sound. Music heard within one’s mind and then performed for others to hear, consider and enjoy. And the only true method of discovering this music is by personal exposure and interaction. Only by conducting your own empirical observations can the truth of the music be truly discovered. It is from these observations by which you derive your own theory and conclusions. So take the first step. Explore the possibility of seeing and hearing the world around you from a new perspective. Join us and test The McLain Conspiracy for yourself. Only then can you reach your own conclusion.
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COLIN McLAIN: Guitars, Keyboards and Vocals
Colin began his musical journey at the early age of 10 in his home state of New Jersey. He started with the piano but soon realized there must be something "COOLER" so he switched to Bass Guitar with a violin-style--"Beatle bass". Of course, after just a few bass lessons it was time to enter the "Garage Band Era" enlisting some of his neighborhood buddies. "Sunshine Of Your Love" by Cream was their first musical attempt. Let the "TRIP" begin!
On Bass Guitar, Colin played with several bands throughout high school performing at a variety of private parties, high school dances, college fraternity parties and clubs throughout South Jersey and the Shore area. Besides rock Colin also had the opportunity to participate in a few bands that incorporated horn sections bringing on a entirely new sound to his world.
He transitioned to guitar and eventually returned to piano where his journey started. Ah, the mysterious intrigue of the musical circle of life! Throughout high school he participated in the Concert and Stage Band Programs along with theater and musical performances both acting and providing set design and technical production. Later he participated in a wide variety of music and entertainment projects exploring Rock, Jazz, Country and Gospel styles. Since 2000 he has worked steady with local Classic Rock bands and Rock & Blues Trio's demonstrating his talent as a distinctive musical artist. Colin has also contributed on some artist's recording sessions such as Lima Sugar which led to their debut at the first Buzzfest concert in The Woodlands.
Like many local musicians Colin has his daytime gig, but when the stage lights go up that's when the real fun begins.
ANTHONY DiMAURO: Guitars and Vocals
It all started at the age of 8 after receiving an acoustic guitar for Christmas. Pretending to play it for 6 years and then watching people play sparked a real interest in music. After learning to play by ear it was time to dabble in garage bands, party’s and just having fun jamming. Anthony joined the Navy out of high school and played in one of the ship’s bands while deployed on an air craft carrier. He extended his playing after returning to the naval air station Oceana VA in Virginia Beach performing with his shipmates. Once his tour of duty was fulfilled he returned home and furthered his playing by attending open jams. After hearing of a band forming at St. Agnes church for Sunday evening mass in Blackwood, NJ he felt the need to join. He played there for 17 years while still jamming with friends and playing in the Bobby Martin Jam band for a couple years. Now playing with “The McLain Conspiracy” Anthony is looking forward to further enjoy music with guys that show the same passion for music as himself.
LEE STRING: Bass Guitar and Guitars
Lee got his first real six-string... Ok, you knew where that was going . . .
But honestly that first guitar, a 1970's nylon string acoustic, would begin a lifelong fascination and exploration with music and musical instruments. That “first real six-string” remains a centerpiece amidst his collection of Fender and custom-built guitars and basses, several of these actually built by Lee himself.
Interested by anything that makes music, Lee has focused primarily on guitar since 1975, and has played Lead and Rhythm Guitar in multiple bands since 1989. These bands have covered a variety of styles from Rock and Blues to club dance bands complete with horn sections. Today, Lee considers himself a "recovering guitarist" and finds playing Bass Guitar a better fit for his style and aspirations.
MARTY BECK:________________________________________Drums and Vocals
Marty started his musical journey early at the age of 8 when he resourcefully made his own drums. That Christmas, “Santa” gave him a snare drum followed by his first full drum kit at the age of 10.
Oh, his poor parents.
Throughout the 80’s & 90’s Marty played the Eastern Shore of Maryland music scene with such acts as “The Breeze Band”, “Five Bridges Road”, “Dallas & Deep Creek” and the power trio “Breaking Point”. In addition to playing the live Eastern Shore Circuit he also spent time in the recording studio which was a great experience. Like many young musicians Marty took a break from the band environment to raise a family yet he always had a drum kit available to maintain his drumming abilities. With his family growing he returned home to New Jersey in the late 90’s.
Over the last several years Marty decided it was time to get back into the live music scene. He played with several local South Jersey bands such as the “Bourbon Brothers Band” and “Rustic Revival” among other musical endeavors.
Blues has always been a foundation of music for him and when asked to join up with the boys of the McLain Conspiracy it was a direction for which he’d been waiting.
All Along The Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix
All Over Now - Rolling Stones
And I Love Her - Beatles
Before You Accuse Me - Eric Clapton
Best of My Love - Eagles
Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins
Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf
Bring It On Home To Me - Sam Cooke/Animals
Can't Get Enough - Bad Company
Can't You See - Marshall Tucker
China Grove - Doobie Brothers
Cinnamon Girl - Neil Young
Come Together - Beatles
Crossroads - Cream
Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
Don't Let Me Down - Beatles
Evil Ways - Santana
Fire - Jimi Hendrix
For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield
Further On Up the Road - Eric Clapton
Gimme All Your Lovin - ZZ Top
Gimme Some Lovin' - Spencer Davis Group
Gravity - John Mayer
Hey Joe - Jimi Hendrix
Hoochie Coochie Man - Muddy Waters
I Saw Her Standing There - Beatles
Instant Karma - John Lennon
Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
Jump Back Baby - Colin McLain
Keep Your Hands To Yourself - Georgia Satellites
Knock On Wood - Wilson Pickett
Knockin' On Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan
Lady - Colin McLain
Let The Good Times Roll - B. B. King
Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix
Mary Jane's Last Dance - Tom Petty
Masquerade - Leon Russell/Geo. Benson
Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
Mojo Working - Muddy Waters
Moondance - Van Morrison
Oh Carol - Chuck Berry
Red House - Jimi Hendrix
Rock Me Baby - B.B. King/Jeff Beck
Rocking In The Free World - Neil Young
Secret Agent Man - Johnny Rivers
Strange Brew - Cream
Summertime Blues - The Who
Sweet Home Chicago - Robert Johnson
Talk Is Cheap - Colin McLain
The Wind Cries Mary - Jimi Hendrix
Time - Pink Floyd
Too Rolling Stone - Robin Trower
Unchain My Heart - Ray Charles/Joe Cocker
Wicked Game - Chris Issak
A few segments of songs from our Play List.
An original composition . . .
The McLain Conspiracy is joined by Al "Big Daddy" Lamberson on the Harp at The Greenwood Inn Open Mic for trip to the Crossroads. Thanks Big Daddy for the ride!
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