John Beeney is a singer, songwriter and pianist who writes smart, poetic songs about the vagaries of life and its many interesting characters. He combines his soaring high tenor voice, which has been heard by millions on numerous movie soundtracks and at the Academy Awards, with sparse piano-based tracks to achieve what one listener called "beauty defined; heartfelt, great everything!" His style is most often compared to early Elton John.

A professional session singer in LA, Beeney's film credits include Jurassic Park III, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, HBO's Angels in America, and I, Robot, as well as numerous TV shows such as King of the Hill and Family Guy. Last holiday season he appeared in a television musical special that featured artists including Sarah McLachlan, Clay Aiken, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Chaka Khan, and Natalie Cole.

Similar Artists

early Elton John
Ben Folds
George Michael

Influences

Joni Mitchell
Shawn Colvin
Tori Amos
Jeff Buckley

Bio

John Beeney is a singer, songwriter and pianist living in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles. Beeney blends his gorgeous voice, which has been heard by millions on numerous movie soundtracks and at the Academy Awards, with beautifully poetic and sometimes heartbreaking lyrics, a sardonic sense of humor and soulful acoustic piano arrangements, earning him a place among the best singer-songwriters on today's indie music scene. If you could mix the smart, emotional lyrics of Shawn Colvin and Patty Griffin with the feel of Elton John, you might get a flavor called Beeney.

A professional session singer in LA, Beeney's film credits include Jurassic Park III, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, HBO's Angels in America, and I, Robot, as well as numerous TV shows including King of the Hill and Family Guy. Last holiday season he appeared in a TV musical special featuring artists such as Sarah McLachlan, Clay Aiken, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Chaka Khan, and Natalie Cole.

His own writing, however, soundly rejects the formulaic Hollywood happy ending. "I've learned that my best work comes when I speak my own personal truth, which is often shrouded in cloudy shades of gray rather than a clear blue sky," Beeney says. "My favorite artists - musicians, painters, writers - help me feel better about my own pain by sharing theirs. And I think there's a hunger for pared down, story-based acoustic music in the wreckage of throw-away, navel-barring pop."

Beeney's debut EP,

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