Meet the Board: Stump Mahoney

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James "Stump" Mahoney the Executive Producer/Director of Music at FCB Global. I started playing, writing and recording original music since the mid 80’s in local punk/post-punk bands.  During the late 90’s and 2000’s I was in an indie touring band where I was the primary singer/songwriter and guitarist.  I had played throughout the US and Canada, releasing multiple records and licensing our songs for movies and TV shows.  Currently, I work as the director of music/music producer as the ad agency FCB in Chicago.

What was your first live music experience?

The first time I ever saw a band play was in a neighborhood park on the Southwest side of Chicago.   It was a cover band playing 70’s rock covers and I loved it!  The first show I saw in a proper venue was to see the band Off Broadway!

What is your favorite thing about the Chicago music scene?

The diversity of talent.  From the flourishing Hip-hop scene to the jazz scene.

What is your favorite GRAMMY moment?

When I was first introduced to the band Arrested Development for winning best new group and best performance for the song “Tennessee”.

Why did you choose your profession?

I simply loved music so much that the evolution from being a music fan to being a performer was the trajectory that seemed to be inevitable.  Despite having horrible stage freight.

What are your 2 favorite albums?

The Replacements “Let It Be”

The Clash “London Calling"


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