09.15.19The NEW CD: Swell Motions, Vibratorio, is NOW AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE MUSIC IS SOLD!!!

Vibratorio was recorded live in three short days with Uruguayan guitar hero, Beledo, New York City\'s \"Diva with a Difference\", Rachelle Garniez, and bassist & producer, John Carey. It\'s filled with organic tones and blends 60s psychedelia with South American rhythms and melodies. Upon listening, it\'s as if you\'re getting a private, intimate performance in your living room. Swell Motions cover eight classic songs, as well as two Garniez originals!

05.25.12John Carey's CD with Anton Fig, Andy Narell, Oz Noy & Will Lee!

THE CD, John Carey, "Oh So Funky"(2012, Planet Bass, NYC), consists of the music from The Meters, an American funk band based in New Orleans, Louisiana that made their records in the late 60s and 70s. The CD features Andy Narell– steelpans (Chucho Valdes, Bela Fleck, Marcus Miller, Spyro Gyra, Aretha Franklin, The Kronos String Quartet...), Anton Fig– drums (Late Show w/David Letterman, Joe Bonamassa, Booker T. & The MG’s, Bob Dylan, Cyndi Lauper...), Oz Noy– guitar (Chris Botti, Gavin DeGraw, Harry Belafonte, Gov’t Mule, Allen Toussaint...), Will Lee– featured vocalist (Late Show w/David Letterman, George Benson, Hiram Bullock, Brecker Brothers...) and John Carey– bass, vocals, percussion & producer. The recording is filled with super groovy tunes that adhere to the tradition of The Meters, yet utilize the lively and tropical sounds of the steelpans in place of the organ.

12.01.11It's HERE! The CD, John Carey, Revelry Now!

It's HERE! The CD, John Carey, Revelry Now!

Available on iTunes.com and CDBaby.com:

“John Carey, Revelry Now, revisits songs originally performed by The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Bill Withers, Carole King & more, all with a unique approach placing the Fender Jazz bass front and center."
— Planet Bass, NYC

09.13.11Two New CDs on the Horizon!

John is currently recording and producing two of his own records this fall, 2011!

One CD will feature John performing the funky music of the Meters, and will include such musicians as guitar virtuoso Oz Noy, legendary Late Show drummer Anton Fig, steel pan phenom Andy Narell and Late Show bassist & vocalist, Will Lee! The Meters are an American funk band based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Meters performed and recorded their own music from the late 1960s until 1977. Their music is an earthy combination of tight melodic grooves and highly syncopated New Orleans rhythms. John will be substituting the steel pan for the organ for a unique take on this classic music.

The other recording will feature the Fender bass guitar as a chordal instrument to include brushed snare drum (Frank Bellucci) and voice (Fawn Segerson). John will be arranging the music of Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley, Carole King, The Beatles and more, to be performed especially by these musicians/instruments.

09.08.10Read the review of The Working Bassist at Bass Musician Magazine . . .

Review by Raul Amador


09.08.10Read some reviews about the NEW CD, John Carey, Son of the House!

“At times it sounds like We Want Miles tonally. . . one of my favorite bass sounds ever."
Tim Lefebvre – Bassist for Rudder, Chris Botti, Wayne Krantz. . .

“It's amazing what a cat with a bass & a vivid imagination can do!!!"
Will Lee – Bassist for The Late Show with David Letterman, The Fab Faux, Hiram Bullock. . .

“JC has once again assembled a killer project which features his slick bass work (and some sick playing from guitarist Oz Noy)!"
Steve Jenkins – Bassist for David Fiuczynski, Vernon Reid, Cindy Blackman . . .

10.24.09The NEW CD, John Carey, Son of the House

John Carey's NEW CD, "Son of the House" (2010 Planet Bass, NYC), examines the dualistic nature of Gnostic thought: light/dark, Cosmos/Earth, illuminated/unaware, divine/carnal, strange/familiar . . . Heavily influenced by the music of Miles Davis, Frank Zappa, Lou Reed and Larry Graham, Carey visits the sounds of punk, funk and the avant-garde, taking the listener from the streets of the East Village, New York City, to that of the Cosmos . . .

BUY IT NOW at www.CDBaby.com!

11.30.08The New Book: The Working Bassist, What You Really Need to Know to Survive in New York City

Written for bassists and musicians alike, The Working Bassist, What You Really Need to Know to Survive in New York City, is designed to inform musicians and bassists interested in coming to New York City to pursue their musical endeavors. In addition to being informative, the series of interviews has been geared towards inspiring those who are already working musicians and bassists. The book contains over 30 interviews with NYC’s busiest bassists, including top session players, sideman, soloists, bass instructors and NYC luthier, Roger Sadowsky. In addition, author John Carey provides several helpful tips on how to survive in New York City as a working bassist.

PURCHASE IT NOW at www.PlanetBassNYC.com!

10.01.08John Carey and Lakland Basses!

John Carey is now an endorser for Lakland basses: www.Lakland.com.

12.01.07John's New pop singer-songwriter CD, John Carey, CL is available everywhere.

John’s all-new CD ALL NEW pop singer-songwriter CD, John Carey, CL is now available! The CD includes his original singer-songwriter/pop songs. In addition to playing bass, you’ll hear John singing and playing acoustic guitar throughout the CD. His music is reminiscent of Sheryl Crow and The Steve Miller Band. Be the first to hear it at MySpace.

12.01.05John Carey and EA in Bass Player Magazine!

Euphonic Audio ad in Bass Player Magazine featuring John Carey!

10.01.05John's avant-garde CD, undefined psycho-chromatic G.R.I.D..

"I've completed my first 'avant-garde' and experimental record, undefined psycho-chromatic G.R.I.D.! The record includes Dave Eggar on cello, Oz Noy on guitar, Rachelle Garniez on accordion, vocals, claviola, bells and whistles, Frank Bellucci on drums and myself on bass. This entire recording was recorded on May 25, 2005. It was done all live and completely improvisational! The CD includes a written introduction (written by yours truly), along with select artwork from several artists in the East Village and LES areas. Each piece or artwork is provided to accompany a particular song. Check out FREE MP3s, photos and reviews at MySpace.com."

05.01.05John Carey in Bass Player Magazine!

Sadowsky Guitars NYC and Euphonic Audio present John Carey, undefined psycho chromatic G.R.I.D. in the December issue of Bass Player Magazine, 2005.

04.01.04John on Sadowsky.com and EAAmps.com!

These sites now feature John in their artist and endorser sections. Both websites (Sadowsky and Euphonic Audio) offer a bunch of details, information, photos and great gear for the bassist interested in high-end bass products...

-JC on Sadowsky site
-JC on EA site

04.01.04John teams up with The Studio, NYC

The Studio, NYC, now features John on their website for bass instruction:
-John on The Studio's Site!

03.20.04Bass Workshop/Clinic with John

The Bass Workshop with John Carey and special guests Frank Bellucci (drums) and Bill White (guitar) was a smash hit! The class focused on how bass and drums lock to provide the essential foundation for the music. Check out the video footage of this event by clicking below. If you'd simply like to listen to an audio sample, visit the AUDIO section of this site under the Funk section. If you would like a CD of the workshop, along with the instructional pamphlet that went along with it, email: lessons@johncarey.net.