You can now buy the song on iTunes
(no pun intended)
Not to influence you or anything, but it's a wonderful, wonderful
ballad that Jim wrote, just acoustic guitar, a bit of background keys
and Jim's amazing, distinctive voice - all reason we are,
2010 - Unbelievable vs. Celebrity
few months ago Jim sent us a
new song and a note:
song is called "Unbelievable". I wrote it with a few friends - Greg
Lato and Emerson Swinford. it is a variation on a song for Greg's new
Ep that is to come out soon (which I produced and co-wrote). His song
is called "Celebrity", but we got a chance to submit a song for a
movie, and the lyric needed to be changed to fit the scene.
So ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, here they are:
- Jim McGorman
2010 - Another little update from Jim:
A couple of days ago, Jim
posted on his Facebook that he'd been rehearsing with Weezer in the
previous few days. That prompted us to ask him if he is planning to
play with them.
mainly work with Weezer
as a musical director - not a performer. I am just cranking away in the
studio producing. Things are going well. Finished a single for Adam Rader
which should be out early 2011.
Oh, have a look again at what Adam Rader said
about the collaboration with Jim baby.
2010 - Update from Jim:
A couple of days ago we got
another note from Jim in which he explained his involvement in the
music of Zoe
no part in her record - was just asked to help with her band and have
been playing some local shows (and a few radio stations in Texas) with
her. But, I will not be doing a full tour."
So now we know. Regarless that Jim is not involved, we have a few more
videos with Zoe which we will post, cuz it's always great to see Jimmy
performing. So check our Video page or here.
Oh, Jimmy shared a few bits of news with us as well:
super busy in the studio working on projects for, Adam Rader,Bek Phillips, Ryan Lutz and a few
other artists too. I am very excited about all of them and can't wait
to be able to get this music out. I should be done with most of these
within a month or so."
A month or so ago we got a li'l note from Jim where, among other things
been... working with an artist named Zoe Scott."
So ... we are happy to present you a few things from that collaboration.
There is a cool video
of Jim performing with Zoe at JJ's Song Salon, LA on September
20, 2010. Also a couple of
photos from there. He also accompanied Zoe for a visit to a
few radio stations in Texas this week. There is only one photo
of that for the moment, but we are hoping for more!
23, 2010 - Jim and Michelle Branch on Twitter:
day in the studio with @michellebranch! That girl can SING. SO excited
about this track!
Gonna go hang out with @JJJMcG The OG
guitar/keyboard player in my Spirit Room band. We might record Standing
on the Edge. Just saying. :)
12, 2010 - Update from Jim
Today we got an email from da
man. Sez Jim:
never been so busy in my life. Producing a ton of projects and working
with a few bands in town. No touring plans right now. Just got my head
down in the studio - writing and recording."
We hope it continues, Jim! And let's hope we hear some new music soon!
23, 2010 - All our AWESOME videos on YouTube
March 22, 2010 - TheAwesomeness had a radio debut!
It was on
Leicht's show! The song was "Too Hot Not To Handle" and there was a
nice little intro about Jim, here is the stream in case you missed it.
There is a nice write
up in the station's blog as well. You can
comment there is you wish.
Also, don't forget to request the song, by phone if you're in the area
The studio request line is open all hours, the number is 215-573-WXPN.
You can also request the song by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or you can make an on-line
14, 2010 - TheAwesomeness play another show on
AWESOME Jim... oops, Val Derringer just announced another The
booked our next gig. The Awesomeness is playing The Mint on
Thursday April 1st at 10pm! Our good friend Bek Phillips is playing
too! Friday is a holiday, so come on out - and no, this is not an April
fools joke. We ARE playing.
4, 2010 - TheAwesomeness got covered!!
just posted on Facebook (where else??)
this is so freakin' awesome! Our new friend Colby has just made a
youtube video of him covering The Awesomeness - 80's Days! Our first
cover! He rocks it! Check him out in the glasses: Val D style!
March 3, 2010 - Jim on his
collaboration with Adam
out this new EPK from my
friend: and great singer/songwriter Adam Rader. I produced his record
[What Dreams Become] last year and he is really good! I am very proud
Here is the part of the EPG where Adam talks about
his collaboration with Jimmy. You can see Jim at work in his studio,
25, 2010 - You
can now buy TheAwesomeness music!!!
McGorman (aka Val Derringer) on Facebook:
The Awesomeness is now available on iTunes!!!
Please go and get some-review it- and help get the word out!!! Just
type in The Awesomeness. (Or...
click here! )
The album is also available for download on Amazon and Rhapsody.
(For USA only)
February 13, 2010 - Jim on last
night's TheAwesomeness showcase
in the Gibson Showroom:
The showcase went really well. We had a bunch of friends and a
few cool industry people. We just did a short 5 song set. The
sound was good and we seemed to be in good voice. We met some new
people and are just trying to spread the word. Getting excited
for our Viper Room show! All in all, it was a great night.
06, 2010 -Another TheAwesomeness show
Derringer (aka Jimmy McG) just announced another show of
got done an awesome day of rehearsal and recording with The
Awesomeness! Getting ready for a few upcoming shows. We've got a showcase next week at the Gibson showroom in Beverly Hills on Thurs.
Feb. 11th at 5:30pm. No cover - free drinks and
AND our Record Release Party at The Viper Room on Wed. Feb. 17th ...at
9:30pm. Please come out and give yourself some Awesomeness. You deserve
04, 2010 - TheAwesomeness CD
Just announced by Val Derringer (Jim McGorman): The Awesomeness
record release party will be on Wednesday, Feb 17th!
Says Val baby:
RECORD RELEASE PARTY!!! Hey all, The
Awesomeness invites you to our Record Release Party for our debut
record Inside Your Head. This momentous occasion is 2
weeks from tonight - Wed. Feb. 17th at The Viper Room
9:30pm! We'll be playing, dancin, sellin' CDs and bringing The
Awesomeness. Hope you can make it!
10, 2010 - TheAwesomeness video:
message from Val baby:
out the sweet
new video for the soon to be
classic song "Pants on the
Ground" by The
Awesomeness. You will NOT be disappointed! Then RATE US!!!
10, 2010 - TheAwesomeness is here!!!
from Val Derringer (The Artist formerly known as Jimmy McGorman ):
band The Awesomeness has just launched our website! We are
80's influenced pop radness. Please check it out and visit our
MySpace to hear the record - Also,
please join our fan page here.
out for posts about upcoming Feb. shows and how to get our record.