Happy 2017 everyone! Super stoked to head into the new year with so many rewarding projects on the go! January can often be a time of pause for musicians as everything is still kind of in recovery mode from the onslaught of the year before, but this January things seem to just be nicely spilling over in a healthy continuation.
This year, I am lucky enough to hold the drum chair for seven Major label acts, as well as more on indie labels and also unsigned, so this requires consistently being on my toes mentally, physically and switching musical gears, but I love it immensely! I’m really grateful to have the opportunity to work with such a variety of artists and producers that challenge me and help me grow.
The tail end of 2016 was packed with highlights such as…
· A nation wide tour opening up for Backstreet boy Nick Carter, drumming for Dan Talevski
· Four dates coast to coast with Alx Veliz on the Virgin End of Summer Bash tour, opening up for Magic!
· A western Canada tour headlining theatres and Clubs with The Abrams as well as a festival date opening up for Vance Joy
· Performance down in Nashville with Jason Benoit as well as a headlining arena show in New Brunswick
· Headlining theatre show in Markham with Kira Isabella
· Live youtube session video shoot with Michelle Treacy
· Closing off the year with a packed crowd at the horseshoe Tavern drumming for KO, opening up for Ill Scarlett. Reggae Rock at it’s finest, and the sweaty crowd on a freezing December night definitely warmed my spirit.
2017 started off with …
· music video shoot for Michelle Treacy’s new single Colours
· A studio recording session for Kira Isabella’s new single (this was also filmed and will be released on Youtube)
· A headlining show at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa with The Abrams
· Drumming in the house band with some fantastic musicians and friends for the Bishop Allen Vocal Showcase…very talented young bunch
· Performance with Nefe for the Universal Music showcase, opening up for Mother Mother
Lots more to come, and some exciting news to drop that I will update next time.