Accomplishments

   Fort Worth, Texas-based rock’n’roll band, The McGrath Project, cracked the Billboard Top 200 airplay chart in 2010 with their first single, “Your Secret is Out”, from their double album, “Love Is a 4-Letter Word; Volume 1 & 2”. Before the band's sophomore record, the band's debut record self titled, "The McGrath Project", had two #1 internet radio singles, "Where You Belong", and, "The Chance", on various internet and college radio stations across the US in 2008.

   The 2010 single, “Your Secret is Out” has also made The McGrath Project #3 on the ACQB chart (the chart showing the bands most added to commercial radio across the U.S.) on April 14, 2010. Currently available from all major digital download stores through independent label, GB Records (now 4818 Records), “Love Is a 4-Letter Word” is an epic collection of songs straddling genres from rock, pop, country, blues, punk, psychedelic, and anything in between. 

   The McGrath Project’s current touring lineup consists of frontman and multi Grammy-Award winning Producer, Gary McGrath; drummer, David Smith; keyboardist, Pete Alvidrez; singer, Alexandra Pritchard; bassist, Bob Prince and Grammy-Award winning Producer and bassist, Eric Delegard; and percussionist, Juan Navarro.  All members are in the studio making the first full length TMP CD/Record/MP3/8 track in 9 years with worldwide distribution with Smith Music Group.  It will be out in 2019 with various tour dates all over the country during the Summer.  

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Gary McGrath - Singer and Lead Guitarist

   Gary has spent his time as a touring musician and recording engineer for such credible names as Universal Music Group, Capital Records, Clear Channel Radio, Manny Charlton, Peter Tork, Penny Gilley, Tim Bogert, Mark White, Luis Conte, Danny Bonaduche, Mel McDaniel, Vivian Campbell, Jerry Best, Wilfredo Reyes Jr., Private Island Trax, Brian Friedman Digital, Gari Sound, Mad Dog Studios, Nickelodeon, Walt Disney Studios, CBS Radio, The Santa Clarita Symphony, Los Angeles Symphony, and was also the Music Director for the Santa Clarita School for the Performing Arts. As a producer/engineer Gary has received 2 Grammy Awards and 8 Grammy Award nominations, 3 Brit Award Nominations, 4 Emmy Awards for sound and 2 Oscar Nominations for sound and editing.  Gary currently leads and produces The McGrath Project.

Bob Prince - Singer and Bassist

   Bob has been a staple live musician in the Dallas/Fort Worth scene since the early 90’s.  His former original project, “Quasi and the Motos”, were a regular on local radio programs from '94-'98.  He has toured the world as the bassist and music director for the Sweetheart of Country Music, “Penny Gilley”, and even produced a few music videos for her including a tribute to the U.S. Military, “The Line Drawn In The Sand”. Bob has also been the longest consistent member of The McGrath Project playing on and off since the band's conception in 2000.

Lexie Pritchard - Singer and Rhythm Guitarist

   Lexie Pritchard was raised in St. Clairsville, Ohio and recently made the move to Texas.  An early love of performing landed her in intense voice, piano, and performance training for a total of 14 years.  Lexie’s experiences have led her across the world, from a two-week vocal performance tour of the United Kingdom, to Los Angeles to open for Grammy Award-winning Pentatonix at the inaugural summer of A Cappella Academy, to living in LA for various industry endeavors, then moving on to collegiate musical roles, and acting as the director of the musical theater department of a touring performance company tour! After completing her degree in May of 2018 at Ohio University as a Music Production & Recording Industry major, she acted as Music Director for the all-female a cappella group on campus, while also working on and producing her own music on top of other local artists.  She currently works as a vocal coach at Dallas Academy of Music and Performing Arts and is thrilled to be a part of The McGrath Project.

David Smith - Drummer

   With a music degree from the Conservatory of Music in Havana, David is one of our internationally acclaimed musicians.  Having toured with multiple artists and at a broad range of venues including, international jazz artist, Brooks Giles; British rock band, Contraplans; Chinese artist, Lee Rong Hao; Canadian artist, Amanda Wood; the Groove System Drum Clinics, in Beijing with Trina Johnson Finn, singer from Sly and The Family Stone; the Green House Studio; Bertie Higgins; and the Jackson Twins.  He performed on the TV Show with the pianist from Germany, Joja Wendt, at BTV.  He's also performed at multiple international festivals such as the Shanghai Jazz Fest with Artist Jay-Dub and the Donghai Music Festival with Nancy J Brown, the Beijing Music Festival, as well as teaching drum clinics at Beijing School of Music, and helping produce album projects for Amanda Wood in Beijing.

Juan Navarro - Percussionist

   Juan started off playing all percussive instruments in the middle school band.  At 18 years old, he also picked up the bass guitar and played styles such as reggae, funk, and rock & roll.  Now smacking the congas, timbales, and bongos with a style that is funky-reggaeish and a lot of Latin flavor, Juan is a true talent.  Playing all genres is a skill, so if it's funk, reggae, salsa, cumbia, bachata, soul, R & B, rock, etc., he will have a rhythm for it.  From laying down smooth rhythms, telling a story with solos, or doing vocals, he is a genuine total package.

Pete Alvidrez - Keyboardist

A very powerful producer that will drive crowds crazy with his original music, he has a great sound that consists of cumbia, salsa, rock, hip hop, R & B, and reggeaton.  Pete is the keyboardist in the band, but can also play drums, guitar, and bass, and is a very talented producer that has worked with a lot of upcoming artists like Stampede, Soul Sacrifice, Lucky Luciano, Frankie Boy from Kumbia Kings Q.D.S., L.R.K., La Sonora Relbelde, B.M.P., the already known artist Baby Bash, and many others.