John Schrader

"His rock-n-roll is so good.... music that's as creative as commercial... hooks that recall classic top 40 acts such as Tommy James and the Shondells framed by sophisticated production that suggests the Beatles... if music as all it took to make it, Schrader would be a star."
-- Times Herald Record

"Soaring vocals, churning guitas, assaultive keyboards, relentlessly brutal drumming from Hudson Valley One-Man-Band John Schrader... The arrangements are genuinely inventive and the groove is undeniable... Schrader breathes new life into the local music scene."
-- Kingston Daily Freeman

Get to Know John

John has a degree in music, a second degree in Television/Video/Audio Production, and has been writing music now for about ten years. He started out playing the drums and then, in high school, began teaching himself piano and guitar. Upon entering college for music, his education broadened to include a wide range of instruments. Shortly after his second year in college, he began writing songs and having them recorded at Salem Studios in Port Ewen, by Edward Flick (Big Smoothies) whom he credits for furthering his music knowledge-- "Eddie really gave me my education in the studio and with songwriting!"

In 1992 and 1996, he was a semi-finalist in 1992 and 1996 in Billboard and Musician Magazine's songwriting competition. He's also scored the soundtracks for several indie film and video projects and recently completed a commerical for which he was the director of photography and scored the music. The commercial ran on CBS and CNBC and won an international award. He's been involved in all aspects of production for video and audio-- production, post production, etc.

From Discontent was recorded and mixed by John at his studio. From there he went to Nevessa Production in Saugerties, New York, to master it with Chris Anderson. John wrote all the material, played all the instruments and performed all the vocals. Additionally, he shot, directed, and edited three music videos for the album.

John can be contacted at bugbird@ulster.net.


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