SEEKINGVocalist, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboard, Background Singer, Other.
I'm looking for a songwriting partner and/or a musical duo. While I consider myself a good songwriter (placed as a runner up for the 2009 international song of the year competition), I tend to be better at writing melodies and chord progressions and thus often procrastinate when it comes to writing lyrics. Ability to sing harmony and play an instrument such as acoustic guitar is a plus. Oh, and you must like cats. Well, that's not a requirement, but they're pretty important and they make me happy :D
- Screen name:
- Michael Wyner
- Member since:
- Jul 04 2018
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Moderately Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 10 to 50
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
Not in any order, just what comes to mind at the moment: Simon and Garfunkel, Nirvana, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Del Shannon, The Smiths, Sacred Harp (genre), Oasis, Philip Glass, the Civil Wars, Fleet Foxes.
- Vocalist - Baritone:
- Acoustic Guitar:
- Bass Guitar:
Acoustic guitar and an upright piano.
Love Me, Leave Me, Or Die
Love Me, Leave Me, Or DieRemix/master (courtesy of a friend) of a song I recorded using my mediocre recording equipment (iPhone and cheap mic). #diamondintherough
Embrace Your Soul (final rough take)
Embrace Your Soul (final rough take)A protest song about the inequality toward LGBTQ members that I wrote sometime in 2013.
Never Alone (Barlow Girl cover)
Never Alone (Barlow Girl cover)My rendition of a Barlow Girl song
You Don't Know (final rough take)
You Don't Know (final rough take)© 2019 Michael Wyner
Amen (Final Rough Take)
Amen (Final Rough Take)© 2019 Michael Wyner
Love Me, Leave Me, or Die (final rough take)
Love Me, Leave Me, or Die (final rough take)© 2019 Michael Wyner
Heart On My Sleeve (Final Rough Take)
Heart On My Sleeve (Final Rough Take)©2018 Michael Wyner
Weekday Friend (final rough take)
Weekday Friend (final rough take)Words and Music © Michael Wyner, 2019
Mean WomanFrom my 2011 album "Mean Woman."
The CountrysideI placed as a runner up in the 2009 Song of the Year Competition with this song.
Misery My Company
Misery My CompanyFrom my 2011 Album, "Mean Woman."
Make the Most of Living
Make the Most of LivingWords and music by Michael Wyner, © 2012-2013.
Embrace Your Soul
Embrace Your SoulEMBRACE YOUR SOUL Words and Music by Michael Wyner © 2013 Michael Wyner INTRO There are people, who disapprove of your life Denying equality, claiming you don’t need certain rights Tradition humming in their ears They claim that it’s God but it’s really their fears And it’s true they’ve not stood in your shoes CHORUS But I say hey now, hey now embrace your soul It don’t matter who hates what you call whole So love who you love and stand up proud They say that might makes right But not in all fights Voters cannot slice Fundamental rights Our country’s full of proof That change can ensue So embrace your soul INTRO VERSE II They claim the Bible condemns the road that you walk But context matters with these kinds of talks Gang rape verses, Mosaic Law They claim you’re sinnin’ but they mix wool and linen And it’s instructive to note that many scholars say The Greek in 1st Timothy doesn’t have to mean “gay” But why fret: here church and state are separate CHORUS So I say hey now, hey now embrace your soul It don’t matter who hates what you call whole So love who you love and stand up proud They say that might makes right But not in all fights Voters cannot slice Your fundamental rights Our country’s full of proof That change can ensue So embrace your soul VERSE (SOLO) BRIDGE Progress moves often very slow People shouldered by the past refuse to grow Just because they disagree Don’t mean that you don’t have the right to be free VERSE III In twenty O three, our high court did rule, Texas it seems had played the backwards fool Restricting privacy while divorce booms Perhaps we should focus on our own bedrooms And since this time it’s important to say The polls do show people now lean your way CHORUS So I say hey now, hey now, Embrace your soul It don’t matter who hates what you call whole So love who you love and stand up proud They say might makes right But not in all fights Voters cannot slice Your fundamental rights Our country’s full of proof That change can ensue So embrace your soul Embrace your soul!
Posthumous AcclaimI recorded this on my trusty IPhone last year, but recently edited the tracks on Garage Band so everything sounds better. Hope you all enjoy the guitar line. It took me over 50 times to get it this way (I insisted on capturing the whole thing from start to finish, without having to rerecord anything from a middle point somewhere due to a mistake. Words and Music, copyright 2013 Michael Wyner.
LoweredThis song appears on my EP, Mean Woman. The lead instrument in this song is a "Sonocon" and is very similar to the "Musitron" that was invented by Max Crook and that was popularized in the 1961 hit song "Runaway" by Del Shannon (Max toured with Del in the 1960's). As "Runaway" has always been a favorite song of mine, I decided that I wanted to use that instrument from "Runaway" on at least one of my songs. At first I thought I could simply use a regular keyboard effect, but I soon learned that that unique sound couldn't be readily duplicated. Determined, I actually called Max Crook. Though Max was very interesting to talk to, he lived too far away (I think he resides in New Mexico, if memory serves me) and he also said that he couldn't read music. As I had already written a part for the musitron, that was important. Fortunately, Max suggested that I contact a friend of his who coincidently lived a few miles away from the studio that I was recording and who COULD read music. I took his advice and contacted his friend, Scott Ludwig who also had worked with Del Shannon. Scott basically did the work for free, which was really cool, and he did an excellent job, reading the part I wrote.
A Reason To Cry
A Reason To CryRecorded with my band Circular Reasoning sometime in 2000 or 2001. I sang lead and played bass.
You Don't Call On Me
You Don't Call On MeThis song appears on my 2011 EP, Mean Woman, which can be purchased on I-tunes or Amazon. Just search for "Michael Wyner."