The last 2 years or so, I have been working with my good friend and amazing Composer/ Producer Benny Reid. We have been recording drum solos and grooves for licensing. Sometimes Benny will ask me to record a specific groove at a specific tempo. Sometimes I will just record myself improvising for periods of time. Then we decide what works, and mix and edit. Then it all goes up to a server where content creators can license the drum parts for their films, TV spots, Podcasts, songs, corporate presentations and so on. We have had some really great wins with this formula. Recently I did two longer sessions where I got into a creative vibe and tracked with a movie sound track in mind. I am releasing these sessions as an EP!! I wanted to document these tracks to let people know I do this kind of work, as well as just have it as part of my discography.
I recorded and mixed this EP myself. I am very happy with the results. Thanks to Chris Kyriakou for the great cover art! Thanks to Benny Reid for all his teamwork on our now over 75 drum tracks! I hope you enjoy this EP.
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The new Special EFX feat. Chieli Minucci CD, is out April 22, 2022! Called “Twenty Twenty 2”. 14 brand new recordings featuring some amazing and heartfelt musical performances by the boys in the bad ~ Jerry Brooks, Jay Rowe, Mino Cinélu, Lao Tizer, Eric Marienthal, Joel Rosenblatt, Lionel Cordew, Dave Anderson, Gianluca Minucci, Nelson Rangell, Ric Fierabracci, Richie Cannata, John Favicchia, Antoine Silverman, Lin Rountree, and Oli Silk~
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I find it very rewarding when one of my drum solo pieces I record with my great producer Benny Reid gets picked up for a TV and social media campaign . Keep a look out for it and listen for my drumming!!
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Hi Friends! Hope this post finds you all well. 🙂 I wanted to share with you an interview I did with Planet-Drum. Marco Mammoliti asked really great questions. I really enjoyed this one and I feel like I had plenty of time to go way back into my history as a drummer. If you have a few minutes and want to learn some rare stories about my career as a drummer, please check it out. It’s an honor to have this feature. Thanks to all at Planet drum!!!!
- John Favicchia
- December 30, 2020
- John reimagines the first song he ever recorded under his own name in 1996. KUKUC
- LAKE WORTH, FLORIDA—During the very crazy times of 2020, John teamed up with his friend and producer Benny Reid to re-arrange his classic song KUKUC. The goal was not to change the song but to make it more contemporary as well as more exciting. With KUKUC 2020 they did just that.
- After John and Benny finished the composing and arranging of the tune, it was time to get the right players to record it. John said, “I work with so many amazing musicians all the time but I knew right away what players would be perfect for KUKUC 2020. I already had a great sax player (my partner Benny Reid) so that was all set. And, man did he crush it! My longtime piano player Misha Tsiganov played on the demo template track and he’s a monster player, so I had the keyboard player all set. Next I had to choose a bass player. I knew right away that Mike Pope would be perfect, plus we have a 15 year history of playing together. I was blown a way when I heard his final track!! He did a fantastic job. Next up was choosing a guitar player. Just like with Mike Pope I immediately knew that my long time band mate and friend, Chieli Minucci, was the one. And, man did he deliver. Monster guitar tracks came my way in record time. ”
- Watch KUKUC 2020 HERE
John’s CD’s are now up on Spotify. Click HERE to stream them.