Rod McCormack’s first solo album
What people are saying about Fingerprints:
Rod McCormack has created a masterfully-produced album of imaginative melodies and straight ahead lyrics full of hope for a better world. He’s a world-class musician, too. So if you buy this recording for the picking alone, you’ll not be disappointed! Claire Lynch
Rod McCormack plays guitar like we all wish we could. His solo album showcases his superb vocals and features some of my favourite Nashville players! Bill Chambers
About Rod McCormack
Long recognised as one of Australia’s leading musicians and songwriters, Rod McCormack is also one of the most in-demand record producers, having produced many award winning acts. He has been responsible for many high selling and award winning albums and was named CMAA Producer of the year in 2004, 2008 and again in 2010.
Rod has his own recording studio “The Music Cellar” on the NSW Central Coast, which has hosted the cream of Australia’s musical talent, bringing to life numerous Gold and Platinum albums.
As a songwriter, Rod has written over 30 number one country hits, along with theme songs and background music for a number of successful TV shows and documentary series, and has won numerous awards. He has over 400 titles currently recorded and released by artists here and overseas, including Wendy Matthews, The McClymonts, Lee Kernaghan, Gina Jeffreys, Adam Harvey, Beccy Cole, Paul Kelly and many others.
As a musician Rod gained the reputation of one of Australia’s finest, and is one of our most recorded artists, appearing on thousands of albums and soundtracks ranging from KD Lang to Jimmy Barnes, Guy Sebastian to Kasey Chambers, Shannon Noll to symphony orchestras etc. He has played and toured with many leading international artists such as Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, Sherrie Austin, Jamie O’neal and was musical director for Trisha Yearwood, LeAnne Rimes, Pam Tillis, Jo Dee Messina and Tracey Lawrence on their Australian tours. In 2006 the CMAA awarded Rod their inaugural Musician Of The Year. Rod plays many instruments – guitar, banjo, mandolin, lap steel, piano, hammond and lots more and in 1985 toured the American bluegrass circuit, winning the Colorado guitar and banjo championship, the Tennessee guitar and banjo championship and the West Virginia banjo championship. He has been both the Australian Guitar and Banjo champion 3 times each, before becoming a judge of the event. In recent years Rod has toured the US and Europe with Grammy nominated US based The Greencards.
Rod McCormack: Studio
Rod’s studio The Music Cellar is on the Central Coast of NSW and has played host to some of Australia’s best artists.
Rod and brother Jeff McCormack, who is a bass player and engineer on many successful albums, can usually be found there either writing, engineering bandtrack or overdub sessions, mixing or mastering projects.
There are 2 control rooms, 3 other recording rooms, plus 2 separate amp spaces. Lots of vintage microphones, classic outboard gear, quality converters, a Yamaha hand-built studio grand piano, a Hammond organ with Leslie speaker, a selection of great guitar amps, and both control rooms monitor with KRK Expose 8b’s.
Clients include – Paul Kelly, Printz Board, Suze DeMarchi, Stan Walker, Jimmie Barnes, Wendy Matthews, Shannon Noll, Kasey Chambers, The Wiggles, Kate DeAraugo, Anthony Callea, Casey Donovan, Sam Moran, Greg Paige, Lee Kernaghan, Troy Cassar-Daley, Gina Jeffreys, Adam Harvey, Beccy Cole, The McClymonts and many more.
Rod McCormack: Songwriter
As a songwriter, Rod has written over 30 number one country hits, along with theme songs and incidental music for a number of successful TV shows and documentary series, winning numerous awards. He has over 400 titles currently recorded and released by artists here and overseas, including Wendy Matthews, The McClymonts, Lee Kernaghan, Gina Jeffreys, Adam Harvey, Beccy Cole, Paul Kelly, Jerry Salley and Darryl Worley.
Rod has song catalogues with Essex Music, BMG Music Publishing and Universal Music Publishing and over the last few years has built up a new and extensive catalogue of songs, some of which are already recorded and released.
Rod McCormack: Musician
Rod is one of Australia’s most recorded musicians, synonymous with the highest quality acoustic instrument recordings, and guitar hooks that are jumping out of radios, cars and TV speakers across Australia every day.
Rod plays many instruments, specializing in most things with strings – acoustic and electric guitar, banjo, mandolin, lap steel, papoose, dobro, hammond organ, ukulele and all sorts of other weird and wonderful world instruments.
If you would like Rod to play on your song or album, just drop him a line and get more information. Files can be uploaded in any format you need.
Here is a list of some of the artists who have benefited from Rod’s playing:
- KD Lang
- Keith Urban
- Leo Sayer
- Guy Sebastian
- Stan Walker
- Jimmy Barnes
- Wendy Matthews
- Six and Out
- Shannon Noll
- David Campbell
- Kasey Chambers
- Kate DeAraugo
- Renee Geyer
- Anthony Callea
- Tommy Emmanuel
- Casey Donovan
- Sam Moran
- Greg Paige
- Lee Kernaghan
- Troy Cassar-Daley
- Gina Jeffreys
- Adam Harvey
- Beccy Cole
- The McClymonts
- … and many more.
If you would like to contact Rod, or enquire about having Rod write, produce or play on some music for you - fill out the forms below…