"Through the introduction and sharing of my music,
people will gain a unique listening experience
encompassing a myriad of emotions and feelings
of a healing and spiritual nature."
- Stephen J. Mahoney, Composer/Performer
Have you ever played for fourteen thousand people at a fair in
Rhode Island in August, or performed on a live T.V. show on a friday
night that reached millions of people? What is you missed your flight
out of Frankfort, Germany, and found yourself in the Istanbul airport
with armed Turkish soldiers? What about stopping to talk to some of the
folks in line to see the show at the Celebrity show room in Reno before
you go backstage to prepare for the next show? What if you looked out
and saw just a wall of faces at night on the flight deck of the USS
Ranger? Or have you ever played with a Grammy Award winning artist who
just happened to be co-heading on a Caribbean cruise that week? How
about playing in Kodiak, Alaska, for the summer and Fairbanks, Alaska,
in the winter? Have you ever walked the beaches of Hawaii before before
your gig that night? Did you ever teach your niece a vocal line two
hours before you invited her into the studio to record a duet? Would
you ever have imagined that you would have produced a CD for your 80
year old father using your own compositions and original arrangements?
Have you ever liked autumn so much that you entitled your first CD "For
the Changing of the Leaves"? Did you ever travel to the Olde Emerald
Isle only to find yourself writing a song of that title? Have you ever
just had some fun with your Siberian Husky in Decemer as he pulled
people on a sled only to have your mother tell you to stop because your
dog is too old? If you can answer yes to any of these questions, or if
you find any of the situations intrigueing, then you have connected
with just some of the experiences of this talented composer/performer.
Stephen J. Mahoney, (a native Bostonian) is a multi-faceted artist
- composer, arranger, keyboardist and vocalist. His original
compositions incorporate styles from a variety of genres. Using these
influences and his experience as a musician, Mahoney creates a unique
listening experience with wide audience appeal.
His first CD release, "For The Changing of The Leaves" (Love songs
and instrumentals), blends melodies and harmonies with rich layers of
orchestration. It was released in the Fall of 1997. "On The Bay"
(smooth jazz - "classjazz" as Mahoney would say) was released in
December of 1999. Mahoney is joined on this CD by vocalist Alicia
Welch. His third CD, "Running With The Wolves", will be released in the
Summer of 2002. All CDs are recorded on the Stephfran Music label which
was founded in 1997 in Monterey, California.
For more information about Stephen and his music, please e-mail him at: