Guest, Vir McCoy

Guest Name: 
Vir McCoy
Vir McCoy
Guest Occupation: 
Singer and Songwriter, DJ, musician
Guest Biography: 

VIR MCCOY

Vir McCoy has written and recorded over 200 original songs in many styles of music on over 20 albums (as of 2018) in genres of: World, Hip Hop, Electronica, Children’s, Rock, Funk, Devotional and Comedy. In addition to his own music, he has appeared as a guest on several studio albums, including Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead, Rising Appalachia, Beats Antique, Dirtwire, as well as on soundtracks and jingles for film, television, the web and video. Vir plays guitar, bass and also plays the sintir or guimbri, the camel-skinned, ethnic bass of Morocco, the Yali Tanbur or Turkish jimbush, the djeli ngoni of Mali, and he also plays a unique Bass Hybrid instrument he self-created, called the Ark-Bass. He is a DJ as well, and is accomplished with Pro-tools and Ableton Live.

His band Hamsa Lila had song placement with Spike Lee’s, Shes Gotta Have It, in 2018. He has toured all over the U.S. playing at most festivals and many venues with Mickey Hart, Hamsa Lila, The Dogon Lights and House of Hamsa among others. The award- winning music group Hamsa Lila was voted best world music band of 2002, topped the CMJ music charts, headlined at the San Francisco Fillmore auditorium twice and have performed with acts such as The String Cheese Incident, Bassnectar, Tinariwen, and many others. Vir has also created very loved children’s music and has released 4 albums. In addition, many know Vir as creator of the YouTube viral comedy hits, “Man from Marin” and “Sensitive People.” Vir has also created and produced special musical and theatrical events that focus on healing, such as the “Chakra Opera,” a multi-sensory journey.

He currently plays in the Dogon Lights on Jumpsuit Records, House of Hamsa, DJ’s and collaborates on pop-soul music with his wife, Heather Christie. Vir is working on a collection of devotional music, “Desert Fathers.”

Vir McCoy is nothing short of a synthesis of styles and sounds fit to perfectly uplift the surroundings. Vir is a “Cosmic Muse,” that can weave between styles and genres to best suit the occasion. From “Funk Therapy” to New Age Comedy, to Children’s to Electronica to Devotional to Tribal Fusion to Rock. Vir will best choose the style and sound for the event. Uplifting, Inspiring and Hilarious are what you will get. Anyone who has seen Vir in action in his many projects can attest to this.

Vir McCoy is nothing short of a synthesis of styles and sounds fit to perfectly uplift the surroundings. Vir is a “Cosmic Muse,” that can weave between styles and genres to best suit the occasion. From “Funk Therapy” to New Age Comedy, to Children’s to Electronica to Devotional to Tribal Fusion to Rock. Vir will best choose the style and sound for the event. Uplifting, Inspiring and Hilarious are what you will get. Anyone who has seen Vir in action in his many projects can attest to this.