McGuire first gained notoriety in the regional music scene in the early 2000s with his band Broken Jones, whose independent release “Better Days” was put into rotation on modern rock FM radio in Philadelphia, Wilmington, Baltimore and even Seattle. But as is the plight of many local rock bands, members move on, philosophies and priorities change, and McGuire decided in 2007 to release his follow-up album “Another Chapter” as a solo artist. The CD featured a slightly darker tone than Better Days, but generated local interest and radio play with the tracks “City Lights” and “Sullen Girl”. McGuire also hit a home run in 2009 with a number of his tracks from both CDs being featured prominently in the broadcasts of World Champion Philadelphia Phillies games on TV.
McGuire continues to write and perform in the Philadelphia area and his live shows have marked a return to the hook-laden, melodic vibe of his earlier work. He is starting work in the fall on a new CD with producer Brett Talley, the guitarist for prominent local band IKE. McGuire is also the guitarist in singer/songwriter Tim Butler’s live band, and recently played Musikfest in Allentown/Bethlehem.
Airplay: 93.7 FM WSTW Wilmington (“Hometown Heroes” Program); YNot Radio.net; KCLA-FM Los Angeles (“Uncle Earl Underground Experience”); GraffitiRadio.net; Philadelphia Phillies TV Broadcasts (Comcast Cable); 100.3 WPLY FM Philadelphia (Y100); 97.9 FM
Influences: REM, The Beatles, Matthew Sweet, U2, Foo Fighters