The Music Therapy Experiment - Make It Home



Melodic and Expressive, Sometimes Progressive, Guitar-Driven Instrumentals

Mobile
AL
United States


Band Description

Melodic and Expressive, Eclectic and Progressive Music with Rock, Jazz, Blues, Classical, Celtic, and occasional Reggae and Metal


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Artist Biography

From the beginning, The Music Therapy Experiment has focused on the healing power of music.  Founder Dr. John Kline developed his musical skills while developing a career in psychology.  As he continued to play through challenging and difficult experiences, he began to notice that it somehow calmed, centered, and re-focused his mind like nothing else could.  What began as a career in psychological science has evolved into one of healing and music, through a private clinical practice and his independent record label, Wet Present Records, located in Mobile, AL.

John plays electric and acoustic guitars, keyboards, vocals, harmonica, banjo, and also does the lion’s share of the arranging, engineering, production, composition, and songwriting.  He put his musical career early in life (i.e. from the age of 15) on the back burner in order to attend Baccalaureate, Masters and Doctoral programs in psychology.   A former university professor and academic writer, John began his clinical practice in Mobile in 2008.  Born in Helena Montana, his music and academic careers have given him the opportunity to live all over the United States as well as travel throughout the US, Europe, and Canada by way of scientific presentations and musical performances. The life of an “academic gypsy” is not conducive to forming bands, so he developed multi-instrumental, engineering, and production abilities.  John has independently released six CDs and produced eight prior to founding “The Music Therapy Experiment.”

Selina “The Fox” plays bass for the band, and is a former A&R Rep and Booking Agent in Los Angeles and was a Journalist/Editorial Administrator for the Santa Monica Observer.  A relative new-comer to the instrument, Selina only began playing the bass seriously in 2012.   Dedicated and motivated to succeed, Selina has played shows across the country and has appeared on three Wet Present Records albums: Joey Kline's "Rude Is The New Polite", "The Music Therapy Experiment's "Egg Salad Surgery" (a limited beta release) and The Music Therapy Experiment's debut album "Make It Home." She was born and raised in Mobile Alabama and has lived in places such as Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Diego and Tulsa, to name a few, before moving back to her hometown. Selina is a contributor to the online bass magazine, Bass Musician Magazine and runs her own Facebook bass page called The Low Down. She has had the pleasure of talking to her favorite bass players like Victor Wooten, Michael Manring, Nathan East and Billy Sheehan. "The Fox" is a nickname that was given to her to describe the way she plays billiards and it also happens to be her favorite animal.

Drummer John Gibbs was born in San Bernardino, CA, and currently residing in Ocean Springs, MS.  He has been playing drums/percussion for 42 years, including 8 years in Germany, Luxembourg, and the U.S.  John enjoys playing all styles of music.  His father was a guitarist and his first musical influence, and both of his parents encouraged him to play.   John was in the U.S. Air Force for 4 years, and has lived in and traveled to several places in America and Europe extensively.

Special guest Jeremy Fannon played rhythm guitar and drum programming on “Doctor Who?”   John Kline asked that he record the project because Jeremy is a friend and an exceptional Metal guitarist of 25 years, and Jeremy’s wife, Gwendolyn is a friend and an exceptional Doctor Who? fan.   It was a plus that Jeremy has made a science of programming organic sounding drum tracks by studying the behavior of human drummers.  Jeremy, Gwen, and their son Gibson currently live in Kingsport Tennessee.
In closing, John Kline quotes, “As a Clinical Psychologist and recording artist, I have the privilege of a perspective on music that has allowed me to integrate its healing energy and information into my practice and personal life. I shouldn't be surprised that the most commonly reported benefit of the music that I produce is that it "relaxes" people, makes them smile, and more recently, thanks to the inclusion of a rhythm section not of my own making, compels them to want to dance.   The name reflects my belief that playing and singing is good for the soul. Music therapy can be helpful for mental health maintenance.  It has been my experience that involvement in music helps me relax, re-focus, and short-circuit rumination and obsession.   It is kind of like a mini-vacation that can be taken daily."


Press Release
 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  January 1, 2016
Wet Present Records
Contact:  Dr. John Kline
(251) 631-0597
klinejp@comcast.net
Mobile, AL.  INTRODUCING THE MUSIC THERAPY EXPERIMENT:  Melodic and Expressive, Eclectic and Progressive Music with Rock, Jazz, Blues, Classical, Celtic, and occasional Reggae and Metal flavors

A Musical Cure For The Blues

From the beginning, The Music Therapy Experiment has focused on the healing power of music.  Founder Dr. John Kline developed his musical skills while developing a career in psychology.  As he continued to play through challenging and difficult experiences, he began to notice that it somehow calmed, centered, and re-focused his mind like nothing else could.  What began as a career in psychological science has evolved into one of healing and music, through a private clinical practice and his independent record label, Wet Present Records, located in Mobile, AL.

John plays electric and acoustic guitars, keyboards, vocals, harmonica, banjo, and also does the lion’s share of the arranging, engineering, production, composition, and songwriting.  He put his musical career early in life (i.e. from the age of 15) on the back burner in order to attend Baccalaureate, Masters and Doctoral programs in psychology.   A former university professor and academic writer, John began his clinical practice in Mobile in 2008.  Born in Helena Montana, his music and academic careers have given him the opportunity to live all over the United States as well as travel throughout the US, Europe, and Canada by way of scientific presentations and musical performances. The life of an “academic gypsy” is not conducive to forming bands, so he developed multi-instrumental, engineering, and production abilities.  John has independently released six CDs and produced eight prior to founding “The Music Therapy Experiment.”

Selina “The Fox” plays bass for the band, and is a former A&R Rep and Booking Agent in Los Angeles and was a Journalist/Editorial Administrator for the Santa Monica Observer.  A relative new-comer to the instrument, Selina only began playing the bass seriously in 2012.   Dedicated and motivated to succeed, Selina has played shows across the country and has appeared on three Wet Present Records albums: Joey Kline's "Rude Is The New Polite", "The Music Therapy Experiment's "Egg Salad Surgery" (a limited beta release) and The Music Therapy Experiment's debut album "Make It Home." She was born and raised in Mobile Alabama and has lived in places such as Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Diego and Tulsa, to name a few, before moving back to her hometown. Selina is a contributor to the online bass magazine, Bass Musician Magazine and runs her own Facebook bass page called The Low Down. She has had the pleasure of talking to her favorite bass players like Victor Wooten, Michael Manring, Nathan East and Billy Sheehan. "The Fox" is a nickname that was given to her to describe the way she plays billiards and it also happens to be her favorite animal.

Drummer John Gibbs was born in San Bernardino, CA, and currently residing in Ocean Springs, MS.  He has been playing drums/percussion for 42 years, including 8 years in Germany, Luxembourg, and the U.S.  John enjoys playing all styles of music.  His father was a guitarist and his first musical influence, and both of his parents encouraged him to play.   John was in the U.S. Air Force for 4 years, and has lived in and traveled to several places in America and Europe extensively.

Special guest Jeremy Fannon played rhythm guitar and drum programming on “Doctor Who?”   John Kline asked that he record the project because Jeremy is a friend and an exceptional Metal guitarist of 25 years, and Jeremy’s wife, Gwendolyn is a friend and an exceptional Doctor Who? fan.   It was a plus that Jeremy has made a science of programming organic sounding drum tracks by studying the behavior of human drummers.  Jeremy, Gwen, and their son Gibson currently live in Kingsport Tennessee.
 
In closing, John Kline quotes, “As a Clinical Psychologist and recording artist, I have the privilege of a perspective on music that has allowed me to integrate its healing energy and information into my practice and personal life. I shouldn't be surprised that the most commonly reported benefit of the music that I produce is that it "relaxes" people, makes them smile, and more recently, thanks to the inclusion of a rhythm section not of my own making, compels them to want to dance.   The name reflects my belief that playing and singing is good for the soul. Music therapy can be helpful for mental health maintenance.  It has been my experience that involvement in music helps me relax, re-focus, and short-circuit rumination and obsession.   It is kind of like a mini-vacation that can be taken daily. ”


Contact:

John P. Kline, Ph.D
5406 Spring Dr
Mobile, AL 36693


(251) 631-0597
klinejp@comcast.net
 
 
 


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