• West Coast Music

    As the name indicates West Coast Music has its origin on the American West Coast. The music emphasizes melody, harmonies and arrangements, and the vocal and instrumental performances are always with great skill and of high quality. The music is often performed by pop/rock artists from the American West Coast, but is in no way limited to any geografical area.

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Canadian west coast voice…

Edmonton, Alberta native Feehan perfected his musical skills by writing songs and recording demos while getting his BA in sociology at the University of Alberta. Feehan began in bands early on but it wasn’t until 1979 when of his college bands, Footloose, started making waves on the Western dance scene that things began to take off. In 1980 their debut album yielded the hit “Leaving For Maui” which went Top-10 for several weeks in Canada. The band released several more singles over 1980 and 1981 with Feehan leaving shortly thereafter to pursue a solo career.

He continued his tenure as a solo artist with Mustard Records but it wasn’t until 1983’s duet with Vikki Moss on “Never Say Die” that he managed a #1 hit single on Adult Contemporary radio. He also won the Alberta Recording Association Songwriting competition. The prize was a recording session with producer David Foster.

In 1984, Feehan recorded a single, “Read Between The Lines” that was recorded by David Foster with Steve Lukather on guitar and Fee Waybill doing backing vocals. Feehan then went to Los Angeles hot on the heals of winning the David Foster Songwriting Competition for the song “Where’s The Fire?”. Los Angeles music types seemed unimpressed, but in 1986 he convinced Scotti Bros. records his value as a songwriter/performer.

Foster produced Feehan’s self-titled debut and then decided to use him as the lead singer for a the David Foster World Tour ’87 because Peter Cetera was unavailable. The tour included a 5-date tour Japan where Feehan was mobbed by fans because his solo videos were being aired on Japanese TV as part of the promotion of Foster’s tour and Scotti Bros. push for Feehan’s solo album.

He moved to LA and soon attracted the attention of producers of the Charlie Sheen movie ‘The Wraith’ and they loved his song “Where’s The Fire?” so much it became the title theme of the movie in 1987. Meanwhile Feehan continued his own tour opening shows for Larry Gowan and sang in front of 60,000 people in Vancouver during a celebration for athlete Rick Hanson.

He did the same for the unveiling of a bronze statue in honour of Wayne Gretzky in 1989 and sang an original song, “The Memories Will Last Forever”, just for the occasion. By 1990 he had switched to MCA Records and released ‘Full Contact’ with producer Brian “Too Loud” McLeod (Headpins, Chilliwack).

Tim Feehan has a voice that is amongst the best of the “high pitch” west coast singers, he is in the same category as Joseph Williams, Jason Scheff, Clif Magness, Richard Marx etc. His music is a mix between Chicago, Toto and Richard Marx. He is worthy checkin´ out.

Discography

Tracks I Forgot About

MTM Music 2003

Tracks: Love Junkie, Caught In The Middle, Call Of The Wild, You Gotta Love That, Dive, Temporary Insanity, Don´t Need An Invitation, Gates Of Heaven, You Still Breathe, Even If It Hurts, Save Your Honey, Forever Mine, Mind Over Matter & Frustrated.

Musicians on the Tracks I Forgot About album: Tim Feehan, Bruce Gaitsch, Mike Reno, Jason Scheff, Gene Black & Brian Macleod.

Tim Feehan

Sony Music 2008

Tracks: Where’s The Fire, Listen For The Heartbeat, Vanna, Loveline, Read Between The Lines, Mean Streak, The Painter, One Step away & Isolation.

Musicians on the Tim Feehan album: Tim Feehan, Marcel Hamel, Louis Sedmak, Steve Lukather, Ron Vaugeois, Vince Mai, Dave Babcock, Jim Pinchin, Phil Perry, Gord Maxwell, Fee Waybill & Matthew Feehan.

Carmalita

Cool Sound Records 2002

Tracks: Carmalita, January, Wrong Number, Alone, Bad Sister, Over & Over, Take Her By Surprise, Wait One More Day, Never Say Die & Sadie J.

Musicians on the Carmalita album: Tim Feehan, Holm-Pedersen, Donovan Reimer, Trevor Dunn, Jim Pinchin, Bob Tildesly, John Machpherson, James Keene, Tom Johnson, Broder-Yck Olson, Marlin Wolfe, Mary Cockell, Delores Vann, Colin Ryan, Doug Rusu, Vickie Moss, Ma Fletcher, Ron Vaugeois & Cliff Minchau.

Sneak Preview

Cool Sound Records 2002

Tracks: Backseat-Backbeat, Go Ahead And Break My Heart, Sneak Preview, Nightspin, Don´t Be Shy, Friday Night, Give Us Your Name, Up-Turned-Down-And Around & Try Harder.

Musicians on the Sneak Preview album: Tim Feehan, Darrell Mayes, Rick Erickson, Doug Jenson, Trevor Dunn, R.J.Smart, Adrian Chornowol, Curt Smith, Donovan Reimer, Ian Sadler, Randy Broadhead, Vickie Moss, Susan Gilmour & Keniworth Grade 7 music class.

Footloose

Cool Sound Records 2001

Tracks: Leaving For Maui, Just Enough Love, Dancin’ Feelin’, I’ll Take Some Time, Put On The Dog, Time Is Right, Jamie, Line-Ups & Thanks I Needed That.

Musicians on the Sneak Preview album: Tim Feehan, Terry Medd, Curt Smith, George Goodall, Dwayne Feland, Trevor Dunn, Doug Jenson. Ted Baroweick, Rick Erickson, Brian Feland, P.J. Perry & Brenda Jackson.

Pray For Rain

Westcoast Records 1996

Tracks: Worth A Fight, If Ever You Need Someone, When The Mariner Sails, Yo Te Quiero, When You Think Of Me, Mother Superior, You Should Be Mine, Lessons Of The Heart, I Don’t Miss You Too, Pray For Rain, Do It All Over & Magic Hour.

Musicians on the Pray For Rain album: Tim Feehan, Gene Black, Michael Thompson, Louis Sedmak, Chrissy Steele & Jeff Paris.

Full Contact

MCA Records 1990

Tracks: Heart In Pieces, It Ain’t Easy, Somebody Else’s Moment, Something To Hide, Stand, Dive!, Can’t Let Go, Feel It Believe It, Just Like You And Me & Look Before You Leap.

Musicians on the Full Contact album: Tim Feehan, Michael Landau, Mike Baird, Steve Lukather, Jeffrey “CJ” Vanston, Brian MacLeod, Richard Marx, Marc LaFrance, Tommy Funderburk, Praire Prince, Randy Jackson, Bruce Gaitsch, Gary Mallaber, James Christian, Rick Livingstone, Gene Black, Rene Worst & David Steele.

Tim Feehan

Scotti Bros. 1987

Tracks: Where’s The Fire, Listen For The Heartbeat, Vanna, Loveline, Read Between The Lines, Mean Streak, The Painter, One Step away & Isolation.

Musicians on the Tim Feehan album: Tim Feehan, Marcel Hamel, Louis Sedmak, Steve Lukather, Ron Vaugeois, Vince Mai, Dave Babcock, Jim Pinchin, Phil Perry, Gord Maxwell, Fee Waybill & Matthew Feehan.

Carmalita

Mustard Records 1983

Tracks: Carmalita, January, Wrong Number, Alone, Bad Sister, Over & Over, Take Her By Surprise, Wait One More Day, Never Say Die & Sadie J.

Musicians on the Carmalita album: Tim Feehan, Holm-Pedersen, Donovan Reimer, Trevor Dunn, Jim Pinchin, Bob Tildesly, John Machpherson, James Keene, Tom Johnson, Broder-Yck Olson, Marlin Wolfe, Mary Cockell, Delores Vann, Colin Ryan, Doug Rusu, Vickie Moss, Ma Fletcher, Ron Vaugeois & Cliff Minchau.

Sneak Preview

Mustard Records 1981

Tracks: Backseat-Backbeat, Go Ahead And Break My Heart, Sneak Preview, Nightspin, Don´t Be Shy, Friday Night, Give Us Your Name, Up-Turned-Down-And Around & Try Harder.

Musicians on the Sneak Preview album: Tim Feehan, Darrell Mayes, Rick Erickson, Doug Jenson, Trevor Dunn, R.J.Smart, Adrian Chornowol, Curt Smith, Donovan Reimer, Ian Sadler, Randy Broadhead, Vickie Moss, Susan Gilmour & Keniworth Grade 7 music class.

Footloose

Mustard Records 1980

Tracks: Leaving For Maui, Just Enough Love, Dancin’ Feelin’, I’ll Take Some Time, Put On The Dog, Time Is Right, Jamie, Line-Ups & Thanks I Needed That.

Musicians on the Sneak Preview album: Tim Feehan, Terry Medd, Curt Smith, George Goodall, Dwayne Feland, Trevor Dunn, Doug Jenson. Ted Baroweick, Rick Erickson, Brian Feland, P.J. Perry & Brenda Jackson.

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