Saturday, August 5, 2017

It Just Is

Gary Schwartz– former drummer of the United States of Existence and The Jigsaw Seen, his 2017 release “It Just Is” is a reflection of a stroke that happened in 2014. "It Just Is", the chorus originally conceived in "ICU", has been called “true life pop rock”. Full of the “Pop Sensibilities” that Gary is known for, “It Just Is” available now at all fine digital sites.

All vocals - Gary Schwartz
except “Do You” - Mark O’Keefe
Drums - Gary Schwartz
Guitars & Bass - Mark O’Keefe
Organ - Robert Tiefenwerth
Recording Engineering &
Production - Mark O’Keefe

Original Music & Lyrics-
Gary Schwartz
Cover Photo - Gary Schwartz
Cover Art Design - Mark O’Keefe

Sunday, July 16, 2017

New Single "IT JUST IS" Coming Soon - September 2017

Hello All,
It's been quite some time...Gary Schwartz – former drummer of the United States of Existence and The Jigsaw Seen is getting ready to release his new single "It Just Is".
A reflection of a stroke that happened in 2014. "It Just Is", originally conceived in "ICU" back in October 24, 2014 will be available September 2017. 
"It Just Is" follows in the Gary Schwartz tradition.  Some have called it true life – pop rock.  Perhaps that could be a new category #truelifepoprock.  
I will keep you posted as to the exact release date but in the meantime enjoy this little YouTube clip.  
As always,
Thanks for the Support and as Always,
Peace and Happiness!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

New Single "It Just Is"

Just wanted to let you know that my new single "It Just Is " is being recorded. Mark O'Keefe and I have completed the basic tracks. I am happy to announce that keyboardist Bob Tiefenwerth ( United States of Existence, BLAMMO and Trio Nova) is on board to provide keys. 
"It Just Is" A happy pop song? Then you listen further and realize it's pretty dark." It Just Is" is about my  subarachnoid hemorrhagic stroke which I experienced in 2014. 
Look for it this summer. 
Much peace and happiness – and as always, thank you so much for the support. 

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Limited Edition 7" single "I Really Like You" on Blue Vinyl. Includes Stereo and Mono mix and a digital download card.
If you send me an email with "I Really Like You" in the subject line , I will send you a free single- Yes! Free! United States shipping address only. If Worldwide?-Let's talk. Limited Time Only- since I only have a handful of these blue vinyl singles left.
I also have a :
Send me some gifts so that I can stop spending so much of my own $ to do my projects.

Speaking of projects, I am working on my new tune "It Just Is". For real- It's only taken a few years to start the tune. "It Just Is" reflects my experience of having a Subarachnoid Hemorrhagic stroke...whoa!

Many have asked if I am ever going to play live... Probably NOT. If I can sound like my recordings ,I would do it in a heart beat- unfortunately, I am not in a position to hire a band that can dedicate the time I need to capture the sound I want live. So for now, studio magic only.

Take care - Be kind and remember-Peace and Happiness Always! Supporting Independent Music and Artist is where it's AT!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

I Really Like You - Blue Vinyl

Hey All!
"I Really like You" is now available on Blue Vinyl.released through OwnSelf Records. This release is limited to 100 copies which are going fast. Side A is a Stereo Mix and Side B - MONO.
Digital Download Card is included as well.

If interested in purchasing a copy, they are available through Bandcamp -  I Really Like You - Blue Vinyl
Also thanks to all the positive support for this release and my releases in general.
Here is a a video review by Dereck Higgins- A great  musician and a record Collector -  Video Review -I Really Like You

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Hello Everyone,
Gary Schwartz, former drummer for The United States of Existence and The Jigsaw Seen is pleased to announce that the long awaited release by Mark O’Keefe  “Blue or Grey” is finally here. “Blue or Grey” (one of my favorites) is available now at all fine digital download sites. I had the honor of providing the usual…Drums, certain arrangements, a bunch of really really good ideas.
For a complete listen:

While streaming is Great, I hope that you will consider a purchase since supporting Independent Music and Artist continues to be the right thing to do.
Here are those links - I’ve really made this simple.

“I Really Like You” - 45 RPM on Blue Vinyl will be out shortly (limited to just 100). Test Pressings have been reviewed and approved.
I’ll keep you posted since I will be offering FREE copies of the record to those that submit a video of themselves or a group or anything that you see fit lip syncing or singing along with the tune. So get practicing. Hint- there are apps that allow you to sing the tune and video yourself on your smartphone. Get creative. More enhancements could increase your chances
Take care,
Peace and Happiness Always!

Saturday, June 13, 2015


Hello All,
I wanted to give a huge  thanks to the Big Takeover Magazine for reviewing my latest singles - Love's Halloween and I Really Like You!
If you haven't checked out their publication yet,  please do so. It's  awesome.