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Timothy Sean McGeary born August 24,1954 To Robert and Beverly McGeary, in Washington DC. he was the oldest of the ten children. graduated from Northern valley Regional High School in 1972, worked as merchant marine from 1973 to 1976. the College of recording arts in San Francisco from 1976 to 1978. Played bass guitar and sang with two bands, Neighbors and Allies (Indie) from 1979 to 1982 and The Rescue on A&M records from 1982 to 1984, recorded 3 solo records two with the name Wonderful Johnson ( Authentic Memphis Samich) produced by John Hampton (Gin Blossoms) at Ardent Studios Memphis Tn. and Twelve produced by Ray Nesbit and the latest project Tim McGeary (Second Hand Saint ) co-produced by Ray Nesbit nad Tim McGeary ,recorded at Orange Glow Studios Bonita Beach Florida., worked as Firefighter/paramedic /flight medic for Collier County EMS from 1994 to 2016 and worked on the federal DMAT Team and was deployed at 9/11 ground zero and also deployed to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina , earned a Bachelor degree in Business Management and a Masters Degree in Public Administration at Hodges University , Married to Carol McGeary 1980 , three children ,two daughters Tiffany and Chelsea McGeary, and son Trevor McGeary who killed in an auto accident in 2006 lives in Naples Florida.
Chris Chitsey-Country Music Artist and Star
Native Texan, Chris Chitsey, made a name for himself on the competitive, Texas honky-tonk circuit before graduating to success on a national level in the early 2000's. His smooth evocative voice and energetic stage presence quickly established Chris as one of the latest Texas exports to find national acclaim.
Rooted in the smooth Texas country style, Chris began his music career, as a highschooler on the stage of his father’s Bar-B-Q restaurant and entertainment venue in the heart of Austin, TX. Raised on a steady diet of George Strait, Garth Brooks, Merle Haggard, Keith Whitley & Alan Jackson; Chris’ future had taken shape.
After becoming the main attraction in Central Texas throughout his college years, Chris inked his first record deal two years into his college career at Southwest Texas State University. His self-titled debut album had three songs hit the national charts, including "At A Time Like This," "John Wayne Rides Again" and "With A Body Like That," which held 18 weeks on the CMT and GAC Top 10 Countdowns. Chris completed his undergraduate degree and went on to earn a master's degree, all while maintaining his focus on his music career.
Chris’ journey in the country music business has been a true testament to his talent, persistence and dedication he brings to the table. His star power, world-class voice and imposing personality have brought him the national acclaim that country music fans knew was coming since the beginning. His skill as a commanding and confident entertainer is apparent every time he takes the stage, carrying fans on one of music's most enjoyable journeys. His versatility is evident in the wide range of singles he has released.
Chris is a dreamer and his highly touted success is more than he ever could have envisioned. After many years of working the road, Chris charted his first #1 single, “Lonely In Tucson,” in February of 2015 on the New Music Weekly Country America Chart. He followed that with two more #1’s, “Superstitious Heart” & “Just Don’t Know It Yet.” You will find all of Chris' singles wherever you stream/download your music.
It’s hard to follow back-to-back-to-back #1 singles, but the talented Texan has teamed up again with acclaimed Nashville producer, D. Scott Miller, who has been producing Chris' music since 2004, to record a brand new project that promises to be his best work yet! Whether on stage or in the recording studio, Chris exudes his passion and dedication to the country music industry. It's that kind of dedicated work ethic, combined with God-given talent that has made him a timeless success.
Michael Meloan-PinBall Wizard
Author/screenwriter Michael Meloan, a confident of the late writer Bukowski, says this about the story that makes
up his 136-page novella PINBALL WIZARD: “Young software engineer Ralph Hargraves is buffeted between a
controlling father, international intrigue in the US defense industry, and an impactful friendship with the writer
Charles Bukowski. A wild girlfriend also ratchets up the action. And a shamanic physicist introduces a new way
of thinking. Is Ralph the Pinball Wizard or the pinball? In the end, he must decide. And he does.”
The New Yorker magazine said this about the iconic LA author-poet, the late Charles Bukowski
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Bukowski): “He became wealthy and famous, a friend of celebrities like
Sean Penn and Madonna, the subject of biographies and documentaries. In his late poems, his delight in driving a
BMW and hobnobbing with Norman Mailer is so genuine that it becomes infectious.”
I’m in the UK in outer London and started songwriting in 2020. Prior to this I worked as a professional photographer for over 10 years and gained awards from Kodak & The Master Photographers Association. I’ve also been a keen amateur writer for many years, with mainly short stories & poems.In 2020 things changed for me as Covid reared its ugly head. I lost my beautiful friend, Vivienne to COVID and my wonderful brother, Glen was in ICU for 6 weeks also with COVID. I couldn’t visit him, no-one could and it was touch and go many times. I wasn’t coping mentally and I was in a very dark place. I couldn’t bear the thought of losing my brother. One afternoon I sat & wrote a poem for him, a poem which enabled me to pour out all my feelings & emotions. Not long after this I saw an ad by James Hawkins, music producer. It read, ‘do you have a story to tell, would you like to unlock your song?’ This really intrigued me and yes, I did have a story and I also had my poem. I signed up for this and wow, my poem became the song, Dancing & Free. I then decided to release the song as a charity single to raise funds for the hospital that saved my brother’s life. I can’t tell you how amazing this has been and I feel I’m on a brand new path in life. I’ve since released 8 more songs so you can see that the songwriting bug has really got me!I’ve also managed to combine my photography with my songwriting as I always use one of my images as a cover for each song.
I continue to work with James Hawkins and only just released a new single in August, ‘Reason’ with the talented vocalist Anna Sonido.
Stephen Rowley-The Lost Coin- A Memoir of Adoption and Destiny
Stephen Rowley, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist practicing in Bainbridge Island, Washington. His professional past includes serving as an elementary school teacher and principal, and a school district superintendent in Washington and California. He has been a college professor at three universities, teaching courses in educational administration and organizational theory. He holds a Ph.D. in Administration and Policy Analysis from Stanford University. His new book is: The Lost Coin: A Memoir of Adoption and Destiny (Chiron Publications, Sept. 2023). Learn more at stephenrowley108.com/memoir/.
Gina Gardiner- Thriving not Surviving and Kick-Start Your Career
Gina Gardiner is a multiple #1 International Best Selling Author, Motivational and Radical Change Catalyst Speaker, Syndicated Radio Host, Empowerment and Transformational Leadership Trainer and Coach with 30+ years’ experience. Gina is a master strategist helping individuals achieve happiness, success and fulfilment and Business Leaders achieve sustained high levels of holistic, profitable success.
Gina's gift is she has the ability to see more in people than they see in themselves and is able to direct them to a purpose that is bigger than they ever thought possible. She guides them in their journey to make it a reality and to become truly Enlightened Leaders.
To find out more about Gina and her work go to: https://linktr.ee/ginagardiner