About

Big Coffee Music

Bio

About Steve McRay

Atlanta musician - Keyboard player - Hammond B3 player - Vocalist - Composer - Songwriter - Studio musician - Studio production - Owner of Big Coffee Records

I have worked extensively in recording studios in Atlanta, GA, Charlotte, NC, Los Angeles, CA, Nashville, TN, London, England. Go to my Discography Page.

Keyboard styles on the Grand piano, Hammond B3 organ, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer electric piano, many Synths and Samplers is well noted on recordings - Everything from a funky, bluesy, jazzy, southern rock style to analog fat synth keyboard sounds -whatever is needed for that particular recording - well rounded with touch and feel! Plus, vocals, keyboard bass, and a little lite guitar.

As a BMI songwriter and composer, written many songs recorded by myself and other artists. Including a top-40 hit for the Atlanta Rhythm Section, "Alien". My original compositions have been used by Delta Airlines, State Farm Insurance, in radio advertising, as well as other corporate companies events and videos.

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Founded Big Coffee Records in 2010 - and Independent Record Label based in Atlanta GA. Please go to my Big Coffee Records Web site for more information.

Studio Credits

Years of recording sessions: keyboards and vocals

  • 2 platinum albums with Rock Legend Ted Nugent
  • 3 platinum albums, singles, videos, and touring with Southern Rock 38 Special
  • Keyboards, background vocals, songwriter with Atlanta's own Atlanta Rhythm Section
  • B3 and piano on 2 albums with Johnny Van Zant
  • B3 on 2 albums with Disco Rock legend Alicia Bridges
  • Live recording, videos, and touring with legendary Folk singer Joan Baez
  • 5 CDs, live recording, and touring with Atlanta Blues/Jazz Diva Francine Reed
  • over 30 albums with Ichiban record label artists - Blues, and Rhythm and Blues
  • 4 albums, live recording, player with our Southern Rock band Mose Jones
  • 1 studio and 1 live recording album with Randall Bramblett
  • Many recording sessions for different artists and many different genres

Touring Musician Credits

As a touring musician, I've recorded, toured with bands, and backed up many artists around the world, for concerts, large festivals, television specials, VH1, MTV, celebrity charity events, corporate events, nightclubs, casinos, and other events.

Artists including:

  • 38 Special
  • Joan Baez
  • Rick Springfield
  • Paul Rodgers
  • Jeff Carlisi
  • Jack Blades
  • Wally Palmar
  • Mickey Thomas
  • Ed Roland
  • Robin Zander
  • Francine Reed
  • Mike Reno
  • Chuck Leavell
  • John Michael Montgomery
  • Montgomery-Gentry
  • John Berry
  • Paul Williams
  • Steve Cropper
  • Bertie Higgins
  • Davy Jones
  • IF
  • Harry Dean Stanton
  • Paul Barrere and Kenny Gradney 
  • Mose Jones

Why Coffee? Well...

If you have to ask, then you probably just won't understand.