Story #1 – John, Harmony Bands & The Sweet

Story #1 – John, Harmony Bands & The Sweet

As promised, here’s the first of many stories John shared with me. If my memory is faulty and you happen to have been there, please feel free to write me with a correction or simply add it in the comment section below. John & the Cover Band Many years ago, before The...

Thank You, John.

Thank You, John.

John Wicks, the lead singer and songwriter for The Records, left this world on Sunday, October 7 2018. It’s hard to accept. Fans around the world know him from those incredible songs, three and a half minute slices of pure pop glory. No one was more adept at writing a...

A New Single from John Wicks & The Records!

A New Single from John Wicks & The Records!

John Wicks will be returning to the recording studio shortly, thanks to a hand full of new songs and the contributions of several talented artists. Jamie Hoover of The Spongetones will join John for this new project, a double sided single expected for release this...

A Great Night of Rock ‘n’ Roll with The Records

A Great Night of Rock ‘n’ Roll with The Records

This past Friday night, the Hotel Café, one of LA’s more prestigious venues, featured a staggeringly good bill, headlined by The Records. By all accounts, it was a fantastic night of rock ‘n’ roll with John Wicks & Co. capping the evening off with a blistering set of...

Goodbye, Tom.

Goodbye, Tom.

Like millions of others around the world, I'm shocked and deeply saddened by the premature passing of Tom Petty.  In addition to attending one of his band shows at the Hollywood Bowl some years back, I was very fortunate to get to meet him - along with The...

The Care Concert: So Much Talent, So Much Fun

The Care Concert: So Much Talent, So Much Fun

Saturday, June 10th was the night of The Care Concert, a star-studded event that brought action to the homelessness crisis in Los Angeles. TV personality Kelly Osbourne was the Master of Ceremonies for the evening as some incredibly talented performers graced the...

Phil Brown Makes His Presence Known

Phil Brown Makes His Presence Known

For those who left comments on the April 5 post regarding the recording of "Chasing Angels" and Records' bassist Phil Bown, thanks so much for your kind words and thoughts. A strange event happened at the recording studio, although I wasn't present at the time. Its an...

“Starry Eyes” & The Power Pop Movie

“Starry Eyes” & The Power Pop Movie

For the past few years, filmmaker Justin Fielding has been working on a film documenting everybody's favorite genre of music, power pop. Appropriately titled The Power Pop Movie, the film includes interview with notable artists including John Wicks of The Records....

Recording Has Begun!

Recording Has Begun!

John Wicks is back in the studio recording a new single. Entitled "Chasing Angels", this song is near and dear to John's heart as the subject matter is none other than long time band mate and great friend, Phil Brown. E/K Music Productions (Keith Chagnon and Ed...

Peace, Love & Understanding Show for the Homeless

Peace, Love & Understanding Show for the Homeless

On June 10, 2017, The Get Together Foundation will sponsor a concert to benefit the homeless of Southern California. Featuring a celebrity MC and over 25 of LA's finest musicians, John Wicks of The Records will be performing with a partner yet to be determined. He is...

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