John Would was born in Vallejo, California in 1955. He has performed extensively as a multi-instrumentalist (primarily guitarist) and produces/engineers at his studio, Stanley Recordings, with drummer Amy Wood.
As a Producer, Engineer, and Studio Musician
Most recently, Would recorded Fiona Apple's album The Idler Wheel.... He produced, recorded, played on, and mixed Let's Boot and Rally with Iggy Pop and Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast for HBO's True Blood. He arranged and played on a remix of the T. Rex song Children of the Revolution for Gary Calamar and KCRW. He recorded, played on, and mixed Wanda Jackson's I Remember Elvis, co-produced Graham Parker's Your Country, and has worked extensively with The Donnies The Amys.
Would works almost exclusively out of his studio, Stanley Recordings, in Echo Park.
John Would has done music for:
- True Blood
- Grey's Anatomy
- Gossip Girl
- Men of a Certain Age
- Gilmore Girls
- Three seasons of The Inbetweeners (international DVD release)
- High School Reunion
- Road Rules
As a Songwriter
John Would released an album under the name The Quincy Blaque Trio titled Uneasy Listening Music, and is currently planning to release a second album under this pseudonym. He has released three albums with the band Yortoise.
- Appleford, Steve. "Slices of Life from Fiona Apple". Los Angeles Times.
- Stanley Recordings. "Releases".