ROBERT MACKEY: PRESIDENT & MUSIC PRODUCER

ROBERT MACKEY: PRESIDENT & MUSIC PRODUCER

 

Robert is a fan of all kinds of music...period.

Oh yeah... he also happens to be an American singer/songwriter, music producer and a BMI music publisher. While based in Chicago, he does spend musical time in LA, Nashville and Atlanta.

Mackey heads up the multimedia studio SONGWERKS in the western suburbs of Chicago. He co-wrote the title track to the rock band AVM's album "A Matter of Time" with GRAMMY award winning songwriter JIM PETERIK (SURVIVOR - Eye Of The Tiger and 38 SPECIAL - Hold On Loosely). He's worked closely with GRAMMY award winner and Country Music Hall of Famer, the late JOE SOUTH (Hush, Rose Garden, Games People Play). South thought highly of Mackey, playing on AVM's modern remake of HUSH in Atlanta while also appearing in the opening of the song's music video. He granted Mackey an extremely rare 'one on one' TV interview. It turned out that interview was the only and last TV/Video interview South had done in over 20 years! More on this soon...

His latest single with his rock band AVM called "I'm Not Crying Over You" was written and produced by Mackey and mixed by GRAMMY award winning mixing legend DAVE PENSADO (Michael Jackson, Kelly Clarkson, Elton John, Christina Aguilera, Pink) and mastered by GENE GRIMALDI (Lady Gaga, Carly Rae Jepson).

Mackey performed lead vocals, played guitars, bass, keyboards and percussion while writing, arranging and producing most of the songs and music for several of the rock band AVM’s full length albums, including "It's Tonight", 'Maxi-Singles' and “A Matter of Time.” He has produced diverse Artists such as AMANDA BROMMEL (Pop Rock), MAGISTY (Alternative Hip Hop),  AVM (Modern Symphonic Rock) and shared the stage with international rock acts such as Kansas, Cheap Trick, Loverboy, Survivor and Carl Palmer (ELP).

His main writing instruments are his voice, piano and guitar. He also plays bass, keyboards and drums. Mackey maintains a feverishly busy schedule writing commercial jingles, songs and music for film while producing new artists of various and diverse genres and recently worked with a Tony Award winning Broadway actress KAREN ZIEMBA on an audio book for SIMON and SCHUSTER.

He's done some acting, under the IMDB name Robert A. Mackey, he appears as Max in the 2009 feature length alien-vampire movie "La Femme Vampir" by writer/director Alexander Alcarese starring Veronica Grey, Joe Estevez and Robert Z'dar. In 2015, he will make an appearance as a Mob Guy in the feature length film "Precious Mettle" starring Paul Sorvino, (GoodFellas) Fiona Dourif (Curse of Chucky) and Matt Bushell (Twilight). Currently, Mackey is writing songs and music for several upcoming movie projects.


 BRANDON MACKEY:  CREATIVE DIRECTOR

BRANDON MACKEY:  CREATIVE DIRECTOR

 

BRANDON MACKEY: Creative Director

Specializing in Audio, Visual, and Graphic mediums, Brandon is a well rounded creative who over sees and manages many different productions. From photography and videography to graphic design for web, print and social media outlets, as well as the seamless integration of all of the above. With experience in promotional marketing, Brandon implements an index of skill-sets for Artist and Corporate clients alike. He has done Music Videos, Photography, and Graphic design for Artists like Midwave, Eli, Amanda Brommel, AVM and The Color Morale, as well as a long list of Corporate clients for companies throughout the Chicago-land area.


 KYLE BRAUCH: AUDIO / NEW MEDIA SPECIALIST

KYLE BRAUCH: AUDIO / NEW MEDIA SPECIALIST

 

A graduate of MIW Chicago + the Illinois Center for Broadcasting, Kyle has been working with audio, video, voiceover & design for over 15 years with certifications in Pro Tools, Logic, Adobe CS, etc. Also a multi-instrumentalist / primary songwriter for MIDWAVE and THE CANARY RENEGADES. Design credits include The Illinois Entertainer, Q101, Chicagoland billboards and more.

 

 GREG WARNECKE: HEAD MIXING & MASTERING ENGINEER

GREG WARNECKE: HEAD MIXING & MASTERING ENGINEER

 

Greg started his audio career in high school, attending the Technology Center of DuPage where he studied Multimedia and Television Broadcasting. After high school, Greg studied Audio Production at The Illinois Institute of Art where he received his Bachelors of Science in Sound Engineering. His keen ear and attention to detail have made him a talented young engineer.

 

SONGWERKS ALUMNI:

JOE J. LEE

Joe is a Columbia College Chicago graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Sound Engineering. Joe works with all music that is good but has a special interest in Rock, Hip Hop, and R&B. Joe has recently worked with The Hush Sound, Goodnight For Now, and Dorian Minor. Acting as an associate producer for Songwerks, Joe currently works in L.A. as a staff songwriter for Warner Brothers.

STEVE OH

JACK PATTI

GABRIEL GIL

A Columbia College & MIW Chicago graduate, Gabriel is currently also affiliated with hip-hop production group TEAM LE & recording artist Magisty. A former freelancer at the Music Garage, he also writes & speaks fluent Spanish.