End of summer update
Haven't written Since early July as this summer has been crazy. I feel really lucky to have been doing a lot of cool stuff with so many artists....playing awesome music and doing a lot of travelling.
Highlights include playing the new Winnipeg Blue Bombers stadium, opening up for The Zac Brown band with Kira Isabella, as part of our short BC and Alberta tour as well as other shows opening for the likes of Miranda Lambert, Eli Young Band, Thompson Square, Tim Hicks and at the end of this month we will be opening for Keith Urban!
Tv stuff included doing a fair ammount of work for YTV, such as drumming on an episode of their Next Star show, as well as Playing their Summer Beach Bash Show, which Nick Cannon came out to host. Also filmed a live taping for Country Music Television with Kira Isabella called Live At The Edison. That should air quite soon actually.
Was in the studio a fair bit too this month, working with Spanish folk indie artist Celia Palli, where we did drums and Bass at Orange Lounge, which is Probably my favourite room to record drums in Toronto. Also recorded with St Catherines artist Wesley James at One Ink Studios out in St Catherines.
Shot A music video with this awesome new punk band that i'm a part of called The Corbins. We did it over two days in an upstairs loft on Geary street in toronto. Had flower petals all over and in my drums by the time the shoot was done!
Also got to do one of my favourite yearly things, which is to play the Bollywood Mash in celebration square in Mississauga. It's insane. 6000 indian people come out and just go crazy, and its always such a challenge learning and playing these bollywood tunes. I sample instruments like Dohl and Tabla into my Roland Spdsx pad and it sounds super authentic! The band sounded amazing and I got goose bumps as soon as we started playing!
Played a really cool show at the Sound Academy for the Edge Next Big Thing for this Alternative Rock artist called Gray. She got down to the final 6 of the competition so was asked to play the show. She rocked it super hard and I haven't sweated that much after just playing 5 songs since my speed punk days!
On August 14th I performed as part of the House band for HoneyJam Canada, backing up a slew of female artists. All were fantastic! I had worked with NEFE (Sarah Felker) playing drums on her upcoming record, so it was cool to play with her live. She absoloutely Killed it!
Other shows, included Ride The Tiger at the Orbit room, Country Artist Lindsay Broughton, Corporate, resort and other gigs with Electric Blonde, Parkside Drive, Kate Todd, Rebelljo, Little Rock, and more....