Joe, Me, and Eman at Barney's St. Patrick's Day 2004.
On this site I'll include everything I know about Joe McIntyre including a recordings list, up coming shows, photos, show
reviews, and more.
You know I really don't like bios because they never quite capture the essence of the artist. However, these are quite
remarkable...LIES, ALL LIES!
JOEY McINTYRE 8:09 (2004)
It has been over two years since Joey McIntyre released his last studio album,
but during that time Joey's career has broadened with starring turns on the New York Stage (Jonathan Larson's "tick, tick,
Boom!"), TV ("Boston Public"), and film (Tony and Tina's Wedding," due later in 2004). For those who have discovered Joey
McIntyre's versatility and wide-ranging talent in the last few years, his days as the youngest New Kid On The Block feel like
an eternity ago and a world apart. The legacy of 35 million records sold and a regimen of sold-out stadium concerts around
the world spawned a veritable Boy Band Industry that all started with five working class kids from Boston.
brings us to the release of 8:09, Joey McIntyre's most fully realized musical undertaking to date. The album is a personal
pop statement, reflecting life, love and career at thirty - ten finely crafted songs that hit many different musical and emotional
"When I moved out west I didn't plan on making a record, but soon I felt compelled to express what I was feeling
about my new environment and the changes going on in my life. In that sense it happened organically. My records have always
started that way. And this one took the same course. I had to write about it."
'L.A. Blue.' 8:09's first single, is
one part love song, one part homage to Joey's former East Coast residence, an ambitious choice in a normally frivolous pop
" It is certainly about my personal experience in Los Angeles and definitely was inspired by my existential
malaise, if you will, when I first moved out to L.A. But it's really a universal song- about loss and letting go- and then
acceptance and moving on. And ultimately embracing the future."
Joey wrote all the songs on 8:09with Emanuel
Kiriakou ("Eman") who first collaborated with Joey on "Meet Joe Mac" (2001). Since then, Eman has accompanied Joey on tour
in an acoustic performance affectionately dubbed, "a one man show with two people." It is all preserved on the limited edition
live CD, "One Too Many," recorded at Joe's Pub in New York City in April, 2002.
"We put blood, sweat, and tears into
8:09. Well there was almost blood." Joey says with a smile. "it can be really trying when you put your heart and soul into
something like this, but we stayed the course and it paid off."
One of the guaranteed fan favorites on 8:09 is "This
Is Different." An uptempo jam, the song expresses Joey's feelings about the woman he eventually married, on 8/09/03 no less.
been in love before, but when I met Barrett, I told Eman, "this is different." We started that one right then and there. When
you are really ready to give your heart over to someone, it can bring you to your knees, but it also makes for some great
The album was produced by Eman at Gearbox Studios in Los Angeles. Most of it was recorded during Joey's down
time portraying English teacher Colin Flynn on Fox-TV's 'Boston Public.' The album was mixed in New York at The Hit Factory
by Tony Maserati except for 'L.A. Blue' which was mixed at Ocean Way Studios in L.A. (where else?) by Jack Joseph Puig.
was a good vibe about this record from the beginning and the karma continued. I was lucky to have such talented musicians
and engineers to work with me on this project."
With over half his relatively young life spent in show business and
the sometimes surrealistic world of pop stardom, Joey feels he has just now created the music which is truly expressive of
his life and personal aspirations.
"I feel fortunate that I had the freedom to create another independent studio album
where I can put my name above the title and know that this is exactly what I want people to hear. My goal was to make sure
that the honesty and integrity of each song was real."
"8:09 is the best piece of music I have ever been associated
with. And I really believe it will resonate with people. This is the one."
Joey McIntyre Discography
8:09 Artemis Records 2004
One Too Many (Joe Mac and Eman live
in New York City) Bacouris/New Line Records 2002
Meet Joe Mac Q/Atlantic Records 2001
Stay The Same Columbia/Sony 1999
Fantasticks (Movie DVD) MGM-UA 2000