September, 2017 (Long Island, NY) — Earlier this year, the buzz across the blogosphere went viral in reaction to The Johnny Mac Band’s release of their new single “ACE” from the eagerly awaited album of the same name.
Lydia Hillenbur writing for Vents Magazine observed that “Ace” the single, “showcases the forthcoming album in the best possible way and highlights the considerable musical talents of everyone involved.”
Bradley Johnson at Valhalla noted that “Ace” is “the kind of single that most bands dream of being able to lead off a new album.”
Frank McClure at Band Blurb concluded “The first single from The Johnny Mac Band’s second studio platter, the title song “Ace”, is so good that it’s practically a flashing neon sign to buy this album on release.”
To the delight of their longtime fans and many new friends, The Johnny Mac Band has delivered the full LP announcing that their album “ACE” is now available on Itunes, at Amazon.com, CDBaby, as well as through their Web Site johnnymacband.com!
Building on the success of their first studio release “Destination Memphis”, the reconfigured four piece Johnny Mac Band brings together a synthesis of Soul, Blues, R&B, Reggae, Jam Rock and other influences in an immensely musical way.
Johnny Mac on guitar and vocals, helms the band with founding members Dave Ice on bass and backing vocals, and Ray Hauck on drums and backing vocals. The addition of Joe Roberts on keyboards and backing vocals completes the V2.0 package.
With a ton of live performances behind them, it’s easy to hear just how “well-oiled” this machine has become. This veteran outfit has chops and finesse to burn and with no impediment to their passion play with a natural chemistry that’s impossible to duplicate.
As a finely honed unit going into New York’s Coop Studios to record 13 new original tracks for the “Ace” CD; they have achieved a crisp “live” sound that reaches far beyond the usual moves, and exhibits their cross genre depth with grace, spontaneity and authenticity.
From the driving title track “Ace”- to the hard core funk of “Groove Machine”, from the raucous what goes around comes around attitude of “Didn’t Wanna Text”, to the poignant “Part Time Man” and soulful duet “Waiting”– their homage to Gregg Allman with “5 Reasons to Leave”- an ethereal “Soul Angel” and “Good Bye Orlando” – or crossing over with reggae styling on “Gimme Some of Your Lovin”, only to take it further with “Om Badi” and its reprise which echoes Paul Simon’s “Graceland”, throw in the snappy “Making Changes” and a crowd pleaser bonus track like “Sugar Girl”– and what you get is a album called “ACE”; the superb product of gifted musicians who have crafted their sound in live performances as well as in the studio.
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The Johnny Mac Band is:
Johnny Mac- guitars and vocals
Joe Roberts – keyboards and vocals
Dave Ice – bass and vocals
Ray Hauck – drums and vocals
The JMB has represented Long Island at the International Blues Challenge, a world class event held annually in Memphis TN. in both 2016 and 2017.
Their unique sound is well steeped in the roots of Blues, R&B, Funk, Reggae, Jazz and Soul music. The subtle influence of BB King, Ray Charles and others inform the band’s original music which is distinctly their own. The warmth of their sound has often been often described as…”Comfort Music for the Soul”.
Every performance is high energy and improvisational, always fresh and leaving audiences clamoring for more. The band can comfortably and authentically morph into any musical style ranging from Jazz to Motown or the Dead. They frequently attract the area’s finest musicians to their performances or to sit in as featured guests at their weekly jam sessions or formal Master Classes.
Always approachable, the band is happy to talk music with anyone who is interested. Each member has had long and successful careers in music and music education, and all of the members of The Johnny mac band are deeply committed to giving something back to the community through teaching and educating young musicians on various levels.
Thursday, September 14th, 7:30PM @ Beau’s Bar, Greenlawn, NY
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With the release of “ACE”, The Johnny Mac Band brings their 13 eclectic tracks to you while they continue their rise as Long Island’s hardest working band!
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