About
Greetings, my name is John Heavern, a lyrical slave to poetry, a blue-collar guy frozen in time between reason and rhyme. Born and raised in Buffalo, NY, I moved to Charlotte, NC at the age of 16. I served 4 years in the U.S. Navy after high school and began my REAL education: experiencing worlds of amazing mediocrities we tend to take for granted or ignore. I also lived in Southeast Georgia and Maricopa, AZ for 5 years each, Arizona serving as an inspirational nitro boost. I have been a closet writer for years. My journey beginning as a relief valve for my pent-up emotions. Having no literary point of reference, I discovered my poems closely resembled song lyrics. Pursuant to this epiphany, I began to write poetry in standard lyrical format. I currently have 5 music demos, three of which are videos on youtube. Music for demos created by musicians, videos created by myself. Youtube link available here. I currently have over 150 complete lyrical poems of various subject matter and disposition I best describe as: "Lyrical poetry of observational introspection". I realize they may be too "lymricky" for some people’s tastes but are designed to accompany 4/4 musical composition and be “song-friendly”. It is my goal to infuse some depth and sophistication into an entertaining, rhythmically simple form of literary rhyme patterns for both the literary and musical community. “Lyrical spheres, inspired frontiers, creations awaiting a musical dawn”... - JPH Youtube site: https://www.youtube.com/user/Sloganspun?feature=mhee
General Info
 
First Name:
John
Last Name:
Heavern
Age:
58
City:
Charlotte
Country:
United States
Songwriting Info
 
I am a:
Lyricist
Looking for a:
Composer
Preferred collaboration style:
in person, video chat, email
Genres:
Blues, Country, Folk, Metal, Pop, Rock
I'm strongest at:
lyrics
Instruments I write with:
no instrument
Sounds like:
Not sure, demos are country. Lyrics set to beats in my head.
Influences:
Neil Peart, Roger Waters, Freddie Mercury, Tommy Shaw
Songwriting is my:
part-time job, planned career
Songwriting Achievements:
I currently have 5 music demos, three of which are videos on youtube. Music for demos created by musicians, videos created by myself. Youtube link available here. I currently have over 150 complete lyrical poems of various subject matter and disposition I best describe as: "Lyrical poetry of observational introspection". I realize they may be too "lymricky" for some people’s tastes but are designed to accompany 4/4 musical composition and be “song-friendly”. Youtube site: https://www.youtube.com/user/Sloganspun?feature=mhee
Personal Songwriting Goals:
Collaboration with artist(s) to make them famous and allow me to quit my day job.
Collaboration Goals:
publishing deal, sync placement (film, TV, video games), mainstream artist release, niche/independent artist release