John Michael Ferrari:
Origin: Los Angeles, CA
Genres: John Michael Ferrari writes emotional story-telling songs with a touch of simple sophistication in a fusion of country, pop, and child-like wonder genres. It's the John Michael Ferrari Genre.
Years Active: 1967 - Present
Label: Cappy Records
Pepper Jay Productions
A young John Michael Ferrari bought his first guitar in 1962, along with a "How To Play Guitar" book, both from Sears, Roebuck & Co. Since, music has been an integral part of John's life! Writing it, singing it, arranging it, and sharing it with audiences bi-coastally.
In 1962, John was sent to the Nevada State Children's Home in Carson City for 2 years after thanking a Judge for calling him incorrigible (John had no idea what incorrigible meant.) Best thing that could have happened to him. First time John felt safe.
John decided to enlist in the Army in 1965 so he wouldn't end up in jail (again). He led his men through Viet Nam, Laos, and Cambodia. John now feels he should have re-upped after his year in Viet Nam.
During the 70's, John began writing musical jingles for radio commercials.
But, songwriting has always been an integral part of his being. As a songwriter, his "Dustoff", penned by Ferrari while serving in the United States Army in Viet Nam. Dustoff pays tribute to the "Dustoff," the military helicopter and its men who swooped in to pick up the wounded and dead after a fire fight. "Dustoff" has been a favorite among Veterans and is still honored by the Dustoff Association.
John Michael Ferrari's passion for performing and writing music has been the foundation of John Michael Ferrari's career as an entertainer and composer. Who would have thought a lifetime in the entertainment business would have begun with "Tom Dooley"?
The Press has always been very kind to John Michael Ferrari:
The Los Angeles Times reported that John Michael is "reminiscent of Sammy Davis Jr or the early Bobby Darin". (July 9, 1993)
The Tolucan called our Johnny Ferrari a crooner with a "smooth as silk" voice.
(September 6, 1995)
Back Stage West described John Michael Ferrari as a "Survivor In The Spotlight"
In 2019, John Michael Ferrari was named "Outstanding Male Singer Songwriter of the Year by Producer's Choice Honors / Fame Awards.
John Michael writes songs about his life experiences and the experiences of others. Memorable lyrical and musical hooks.
Since 1990, John Michael Ferrari’s songs have been produced by Pepper Jay / Pepper Jay Productions (Cappy Records).
"MY EARLY LIFE" ALBUM REVIEWS
** Steve Lowry reviewed John Michael Ferrari Singer Songwriter — 5 star June 30 at 5:30 AM · I want to recommend John Michael Ferrari's "My Early Life". John's new compilation of original music is straight from the heart and reflective. It's presented as country, but I find it transcends that label and will appeal to all who like music with a message and feeling. A true artist whose music comes from the soul.
******Anthony Borgia reviewed John Michael Ferrari Singer Songwriter — 5 star June 23 at 6:59 PM · I think John is an excellent song writer! a musical genius although not my genre of music, I had the privilege of sitting in one of his sessions with my daughter and had the pleasure of hearing sing and play some of his originals Wow ! This guy has what it takes to mesmerize you with his lyrics and song. Since then, he’s been a great inspiration for me. I certainly appreciate good music from Mozart to garage punk bands. The ones that are worthy need praise and John Michael Ferrari certainly is one that should receive honors!!
I really enjoyed John's My Early Life" album! It reminded me of late 1960's Burt Bacharach in style and production. John is a real talent; easy on the ears and good for the soul. Thanks!
** Stacy Adam DeVoid reviewed John Michael Ferrari Singer Songwriter — 5 star June 19 at 12:57 PM · My family and I enjoy the emotions that John shares through his music, from feelings of love to humor!!!
** Lizzie Maxwell Harris reviewed John Michael Ferrari Singer Songwriter — 5 star June 16 at 2:42 PM · John sounds awesome, for a second I heard a little Glen Campbell. Really nice voice, smooth sounds, and great songwriting!!!
**Mike Rosen reviewed John Michael Ferrari Singer Songwriter — 5 star June 16 at 2:07 PM · What I love most about John’s music is its authenticity and heart. A true artist in every sense of the word, his music lightens my day. That is still a rare and wonderful thing as far as I am concerned. Listen and enjoy!
** Brandon Lumbly reviewed John Michael Ferrari Singer Songwriter — 5 star June 13 at 10:22 AM · John's songwriting is soulful, morally complex and darkly humorous. His evocative croon is both vulnerable and supremely confident, expressing the naivete and happenstance of romance in one breath, while honoring the gravity and melancholy that defines our singularly human journey in the next. This is easy listening that often hits hard : )
** Laryssa Donatelli reviewed John Michael Ferrari Singer Songwriter — 5 star June 12 at 12:53 PM · You are so incredibly talented John!!! The album was so wonderful and I truly enjoyed it!!! Thank you so much Pepper for producing it and sharing it :)
Love you guys!
** Halyna Donatelli reviewed John Michael Ferrari Singer Songwriter — 5 star June 11 at 10:35 PM · The earth moved... angels wept... and John Michael Ferrari continues to amaze his adoring fans! What an album! We love you, John--what an incredible talent, phenomenal life, and testament to loving others! And thank you, Pepper, for inspiring and producing! Much Love, Geoff, Esther, Halyna, Phil, and Laryssa
** Christine Bannon-Rodrigues reviewed John Michael Ferrari Singer Songwriter — 5 star June 9 at 9:47 AM · John is a great person & his music is beautiful! A man of many talents: he's a great photographer too!! Hope to see him again real soon!!
I have been a "Ferrari Fan" for almost 30 years. Love John Michael Ferrari's songs and his performances of them!
** Brian StAugust reviewed John Michael Ferrari Singer Songwriter — 5 star May 23 ·
I am a big fan of John Michael Ferrari. He has a wonderful positive personality, sense of humor, terrific musical sense and high quality as a musician, singer and songwriter. And... on top of all that... he is really a fantastic person.Top of Form
** Kris Kelly reviewed John Michael Ferrari Singer Songwriter — 5 star April 20 ·
John is an amazing talent! He's a great teacher also. I took lessons from him. I just adore him.Bottom of Form
Love this new album and music from John Michael Ferrari' it sounds great and I can't wait to share on a reunion weekend coming up on the drive and around the camp fire' nothing like new music for a road trip!
Really great songs. As a Viet Nam survivor I found "Dustoff" especially poignant and relevant to me.
Label: Cappy Records / Pepper Jay Productions
Management: Pepper Jay /