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My Name Is Jerry

Dark Eyes

Czechmate

Oh Lynn

The One Lie

Be Mine

Pink Void

Learning Pain


Hello ... I'm John Havel. Thank you for taking the time to visit my site. I'm not a professional
musician, but often turn to music to express my thoughts. I'm sure I get more out of my songs
than the listener - but it's an enjoyable hobby. My mind is full of melodies and lyrics that I like
putting together. Being a "one man band", all instruments are composed and played by myself.
I don't have a drum set yet, so the drums are performed utilizing Drums On Demand.
I write the lyrics and try singing them. I'm also the sound engineer, producer, and roadie.

Music has always been my passion - when other kids wanted to be doctors or lawyers,
I wanted to be a disc jockey. After the Beatles hit the scene I was totally hooked and learned
how to play the guitar. Here I am in my first band back in 1965:

(from left to right)

Todd Brooks, guitar

Ramy Geffen, drums

Jim Capecelatro, vocals

John Havel, guitar

Throughout high school we had band practice in the basement of my house in Utica on
Proctor Blvd. Great tunes and great times. Although band members came and went, the
best combination I recall being myself, Sam Asher (lead guitar), Tony Comito (drums),
and Joe Karwacki (bass). I'm proud to say I was in a band with Joe, because he's gone
on to make it a career. See what he's up to at Stage Music Big Band.

Since those days I've never gone away from playing music - but it's been on the back
burner for awhile. Mostly, I just like writing songs. In the future I hope to assemble a
band and get more input (and talent) to improve the quality of the music. Until then,
I'll continue to throw some demo tunes on this site ... stay tuned.

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