After an amazing summer tour with the band I’ve been spending a lot of time these past two months writing new material and testing these songs out at solo shows across the province, meeting lots of great new folks. The response from the release of Luminosity has been overwhelming so I thank you all for your feedback. If you haven’t had a chance to take a listen to the record yet, here’s one of the singles “The Other Side” that I just put up for streaming over on my youtube channel:
I have a lot on the way for this upcoming year. I just got a new guitar which I just took out for the first time this weekend. I’ve been loving playing this thing:
I have a few shows coming up this fall with the band before our next tour in the new year which you can hear a teaser of some of the new tunes and my new guitar in action.
11.02 – The Rainbow, Ottawa ON
11.03 – The Cameron House, Toronto ON
11.09 – Musiikki Café, Kingston ON
I’ve also decided to start giving private lessons in my spare time. After 4 years of teaching experience working for different schools of music between Kingston and the GTA, and years of studying music theory and guitar/vocal technique I think it’s time for me to start offering my skills in a 1 on 1 environment. While I currently reside in Kingston, ON and will be offering lessons both in the comfort of your own home, or at my residence in the west end, I will also offer lessons over Skype for those who live elsewhere. My goal is to sit down with you and create a program specific to what you want to learn, whether that be to improve your guitar playing or theory knowledge, learn how to sing and play/performance coaching or just playing your favourite cover tunes. I will keep a level of fundamentals in theory no matter what you want to learn, but if playing for fun is your aim we can make the lessons right for you. While having your own guitar is suggested it’s not necessary as I’m happy lending you one for lessons. Electric or Acoustic guitar is fine, as even though I play mostly acoustic these days I still like to keep up to date on my electric chops! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call at 613-583-5252 for more info and rates.
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Recently we did a stripped down live session with our good friends over at Lilac Media Group (http://lilacmediagroup.com/) for my song “Today” as a part of their Lilac Sessions Series. See the full video here. The video features Bil Bertram on the bass, and Matt Ozzy on the lead guitar. This is a taste of our trio/duo acoustic shows, and offers a less produced version of the lead single from Luminosity. Lots more live sessions on the way with different arrangements, what songs do you want to hear live? Let me know!
This was one of the first few songs written off of the album. It’s a song about finding your voice and not being afraid to say the things you want to say. That was the concept behind the music video I did with Lilac Media Group. We wanted to make it feel like even though the world can seem really big and there are so many things happening around us, we can still be heard even if it’s just a bit.
For all those patiently waiting to hear my music, I’m excited to say that the wait will be up shortly! I am currently working with my producer Douglas Romanow at Noble Street Studios to make the debut full-length album. We went down to Nashville this July to lay down the bed tracks with an amazing group of musicians. We have the rhythm section of David LaBruyere and Nick Buda, and guitar work from Justin Ostrander and Jerry McPherson. These guys really did an awesome job of bringing the music to life, and it was an absolute pleasure to have them playing on my record. There is still lots of work to be done in the next few months but we’re getting closer to the finished product. Expect to hear the first single early in 2017, with a release planned later in the year. You can join the mailing list or check out my social media pages to be informed as soon as the release dates are out, I’m excited to share these songs with everyone, hope you’re ready to hear them!
I have new shows added to my tour dates, check them out to see where you can find me playing live! Over the next few months I’ll be touring around southern Ontario so expect lots of new dates to be added around local spots and new places.