Joe McGinty

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Not to be confused with Joe McGinnity. ‹See Tfd›

Joe McGinty is a composer, keyboardist and arranger who was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Background[edit]

McGinty is most widely known for his five years as the keyboardist for The Psychedelic Furs (after a brief stint with Robert Hazard in Philadelphia).

McGinty has also worked with Ryan Adams, The Ramones, Nada Surf, Kevin Ayers, Martha Wainwright, Die Monster Die, Devendra Banhart, Ronnie Spector, Jesse Malin, Amy Rigby, Space Hog and others. He has composed music for independent films and TV shows, including HBO's G String Divas.

McGinty has worked alternately as musical director for a variety of New York theaters, including the Vineyard Theatre and the New York Theater Workshop.

Producing[edit]

As of 2007, McGinty is serving as producer on Unicornicopia's debut CD. He has also produced music for The Daily Show.

Loser's Lounge[edit]

McGinty is the founder and music director of the popular Loser's Lounge tribute series, where local talent pays homage to the pop icons of the past. Loser's Lounge made its debut in 1993 with a Burt Bacharach tribute at Fez, and has played to consistently sold-out rooms ever since. Now based at Joe's Pub, the Loser's Lounge has also performed at the Allen Room at Lincoln Center, Celebrate Brooklyn, Westbeth Theater Center, The Knitting Factory, Makor and the Jewish Museum.

McGinty and the Loser's Lounge Band have also played with Moby for Comedy Central's "Night Of Too Many Stars" benefit for autism education.

McGinty & White[edit]

McGinty has teamed with singer/songwriter Ward White for the chamber pop project McGinty & White. The duo have self-released the album McGinty & White Sing Selections From the McGinty & White Songbook. They have played as musical guests at New York's Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.[1]

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