Don McAvoy & The Great Whatever ®



UPCOMING SHOW  -  DMCGW at Dawson Street Pub  - Sat Nov 17th - 3 to 5 PM:

We are pleased to announce that we will be performing at The Dawson Street Pub on Saturday November 17th for another Afternoon Matinee Performance! 

We will perform from 3 to 5 PM. Admission is FREE. Food is available for purchase courtesy of Philly Blind Pig BBQ. All ages are welcome! Please try to get there early in order to secure a parking space and a table.

The Dawson Street Pub is located at 100 Dawson Street (at the corner of Cresson St) in Manyunk. (215) 482-5677.


Thanks to all of our friends, family and fans who attended our show at World Cafe Live on Saturday May 5th! It was a very fun evening! We appreciate your never ending support! Great opening set from Germany Hill, too!!


WOW! What more can we say about all of our loyal fans at our 03/17/18 show Dawson Street Pub? You all brought your "A" game yesterday and we hope we returned it right back to you! Most of you in the crowd have been following us for the last 25 plus years and have not wavered in your support of us that entire time! For that, we truly thank you and love you for it! Thanks also to Dave Wilby and his staff at The Dawson and thanks to Tom Berra and Philly Blind Pig BBQ for the scrumptious food! Please feel free to post any pictures and videos you may have of the show to our Facebook page and PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE come see us again at the World Cafe Live on Saturday May 5th!


Our thanks to Mark Rogers and WSTW 93.7 FM Hometown Heroes program for playing "Leave Those Clocks Alone" on Sunday night (03-11-18) in conjunction with the in studio appearance of our friend Ryann Lynch’s band Black Horse Motel.  Our fans may remember Ryann from her violin performance at our CD release show back in 2015. Thanks also to Mark for promoting our next two shows at Dawson Street Pub (03/17/18) and World Café Live (05/05/18).  A 6-minute audio clip of the Black Horse Motel 2017 Homey Award winning song “Where The Money Comes From” (which features Ryann’s stellar playing and backing vocals), our song and our show plugs can be heard here...



All of our CD's are available for purchase below.  They make great gifts!  Or coasters, or frisbees...

"There's Time Between The Bridge And The Water" - www.cdbaby.com/cd/donmcavoythegreatwhateve4 - CD or Digital

"Sometimes The Characters..." - www.cdbaby.com/cd/donmcavoythegreatwhateve2- Digital download ONLY

"Peace, Love & Scrapple" - www.cdbaby.com/cd/donmcavoythegreatwhateve- Digital download ONLY


ALL three releases are currently streaming on SPOTIFY...

"There's Time Between The Bridge And The Water" - open.spotify.com/album/7rmJRKkGBhH2yIlItE3HPI

"Sometimes The Characters..."  - open.spotify.com/album/2b3KbKfPAbHDtM6s3rrJcN

"Peace, Love & Scrapple" - open.spotify.com/album/3icznptDLM8hpIhy9u6oPy


Thanks to those who attended our August 6th show at the Bel Air, MD Summer Concert Series at the Humbert Amphitheater at Shamrock Park.  Thanks to the Town of Bel Air for hosting the event and to Rebecca Chappell from 970AM WAMD for her introduction and for her interview segment the day before.  You can listen to that interview here...


We also want to thank HCN-TV - Hartford County Network for filming and broadcasting the show.  You can see the FULL length broadcast here...



Thanks to all those who attended or show at the World Café Live in Philly on Saturday July 29th, 2017!  From what we heard from those who attended, it was one of our ALL TIME greatest DMCGW shows!  We sincerely thank everyone for that high praise and for your enthusiasm that night!


Thanks to Angel Alamo for this interview post...



DMCGW live interview and performance on WRDV - 89.3 FM - FM Auditions program hosted by Rock Hoffman on 02-04-17. Audio file is posted....


Thanks Rock Hoffman and Al Thompson for all or your support, going back to the days when we first started!


Thanks everyone for listening and texting in to our appearance Sunday night Oct. 16th, 2016 on Hometown Heroes - WSTW - 93.7 FM! Our thanks show host Mark Rogers for making us feel welcome and comfortable and for his amazing support of all local music! If you missed the show, please listen our edited post of the podcast....



Our videos for "Happy Friday", "New Shoes","Yuengling" & “Like It Like That” are posted on our Facebook and You Tube Pages!




We are pleased to share with you a NEW SONG that does not appear on any of our CD's! This a ''bootleg'' LIVE recording of "Be Sure My Heart" from our performance at the World Cafe Live Philadelphia on February 13, 2016. Click on link BELOW. ENJOY!



Thanks to the following radio stations for playing tracks from "There's Time Between The Bridge & The Water" and from our other CD's: 

WSTW  - 93.7 FM - Wilmington, DE - MarkRogers - "Hometown Heroes"  Program

WRDV - 89.3 FM - Warminster, PA - Rock Hoffman & Al Thompson

WPRB - 103.3 FM - Princeton, NJ - John Weingart  - Music You Can't Hear On The Radio 

WCLH - 90.7 FM - Wilkes Barre, PA  - Cody Colarusso

WDIY - 88.1FM - Bethlehem, PA

WAMD - 970 AM - Aberdeen, MD - Rebecca Chappell

WHFC - 91.1 FM - Harford Community College - Bel Air, ND


Thanks Dave Davis and Independent Share for playing "New Shoes"on Independent Share #109



Thanks to the Marquix Global Newtwork for this article!



On Friday, February 19th, Fox 29 TV, played some of the video for our song “Happy Friday” and provided some very nice commentary…Please see the link below


We’d like to thank Karen Hepp and Mike Jerrick for their support and nice words! Also, a quick shout out of gratitude to Dave Wilby and The Dawson Street Pub in Manayunk, Roy Hausman and Josh & Amanda at Cinebard Films for all of their help with the "Happy Friday" video.


Our thanks to Brian Bingaman of 21st Century Media for this article in The Ticket.  



Our SONG "Happy Friday" Wins Best Rock Song for October 2015!:

"A true weekend warrior's anthem, ‘Happy Friday’ will be the highlight of any week with its jubilant melodies, ripping solos and universal appeal.’



Our VIDEO "Happy Friday"Wins Best Rock Video  for October 2015!

"Don McAvoy and band mates have created the perfect visual complement to their infectious rock anthem ‘Happy Friday’; we especially loved the hilarious last bit from the band”



Our song "Happy Friday" from "There's Time Between The Bridge & The Water" is in HEAVY ROTATION on the following internet stations!



Our thanks to The Akademia and the following for their Heavy Rotation airplay of "Happy Friday":

KXRL Radio Los Angeles, California USA

KEDG Radio Sydney, Australia

KHSX Radio Houston, Texas USA

WLDN Radio London, United Kingdom

WMIC Radio Miami, Florida USA

KVHT Hit XM, Las Vegas, USA

KSPR Radio San Francisco, California USA

KBPR Radio Boston, Massachusetts USA

KPPR Radio Paris, France

KRPR Radio Rome, Italy

KMPR Radio Manila, Philippines

KHTL Los Angeles, California USA

KHTP Phoenix, Arizona USA

KHTS Shanghai, China

KHTI Istanbul, Turkey

KHTB Buenos Aires, Argentina

A-Pulse Radio- Atlanta, Georgia

C-Pulse Radio- Capetown, South Africa

J-Pulse Radio- Jakarta, Indonesia

M-Pulse Radio- Mumbai, India

S-Pulse Radio- Seoul, South Korea

Jam XR Radio Phildelphia, Pennsylvania USA

Jam XR Radio Seattle, Washington USA

Jam XR Radio Moscow, Russia

Jam XR Radio Bangkok, Thailand

Jam XR Radio Sao Paulo, Brazil

Vibe XR Radio Detroit, Michigan USA

Vibe XR Radio Toronto, Canada

Vibe XR Radio Mexico City, Mexico

Vibe XR Radio Madrid, Spain

Vibe XR Radio Dubai, United Arab Emirates

AMP Radio- Tampa, Florida USA

AMP Radio- Melbourne, Australia

AMP Radio- Lima, Peru

AMP Radio- Casablanca, Morocco

AMP Radio- Alexandria, Egypt

WSTR Portland Oregon 

WSTX Santiago, Chile

KSTR Taipei, Taiwan

WJST Johannesburg, South Africa

WSTN Lagos, Nigeria

WBTX Chicago, Illinois USA 

WBTS St. Louis, Missouri

WGBT Berlin, Germany

WSBT Stockholm, Sweden

WBBT Brasilia, Brazil

KHZT Denver, Colorado 

KVHT Las Vegas, Nevada

WXHT Singapore, Singapore

KPHT Panama City, Panama

WCHT Kolkata, India

KVLT Dallas, Texas

KVTO Osaka, Japan

KVTB Brisbane, Australia

KVTG Guangzhou, China

KVTC Cairo, Egypt

KRSH Rush XR Stockholm, Sweden

KRSG Rush XR Goteborg, Sweden

KRSN Rush XR Oslo, Norway

KRSF Rush XR Helsinki, Finland

KRSD Rush XR Copenhagen, Denmark

NILE Radio Network Cairo, Egypt

NILE Radio Network Giza, Egypt

NILE Radio Network Alexandria, Egypt

NILE Radio Network Khartoum, Sudan

NILE Radio Nairobi, Kenya

Pump XR Hit Music Tel Aviv, Israel

Pump XR Hit Music Jerusalem, Israel

Pump XR Hit Music Beirut, Lebanon

Pump XR Hit Music Ankara, Turkey

Pump XR Hit Music Izmir, Turkey

KRSH Rush XR Stockholm, Sweden

KRSG Rush XR Goteborg, Sweden

KRSN Rush XR Oslo, Norway

KRSF Rush XR Helsinki, Finland

KRSD Rush XR Copenhagen, Denmark

NILE Radio Network Cairo, Egypt

NILE Radio Network Giza, Egypt

NILE Radio Network Alexandria, Egypt

NILE Radio Network Khartoum, Sudan

NILE Radio Nairobi, Kenya

Pump XR Hit Music Tel Aviv, Israel

Pump XR Hit Music Jerusalem, Israel

Pump XR Hit Music Beirut, Lebanon

Pump XR Hit Music Ankara, Turkey

Pump XR Hit Music Izmir, Turkey


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