A preview of Dream up record.
I don’t normally release music before it is ready and after a mix. But after so many request for a preview of what my album will be like. I decided to share two song and tell you who will be playing on the tracks and who is currently on it.
I have the pleasure of having bass player Stuart Hamm re-record the bass parts and drummer TBA (recording date will be early July)
Bass player Saya Gray, drummer Marito Marques and B3 player Lou Pomanti
1964 In Ears Monitors.
I am so excited about being a new artist in the of the 1964 IEM family. For many years I have struggled with on stage monitors and I am glad to be working with a company that cares about providing the most natural sound and allowing me to feel as comfortable as possible on stage.
Karen Andrew’s “I Am” CD release party.
Karen Andrew is an artist which is best described as a rock/roots power house! Karen will be releasing her debut album Jan 29 2015 at the Revoli in Toronto Canada. We spent the last year writing and producing new songs and sounds with incredible musicians such as Marito Marques, Yash Presswalla and Saya Gray. This was an album that I am so proud to be apart of. More info at www.karenandrew.ca
Howie Silverman’s “A New Tomorrow”.
I have been waiting quite some time to share this album with everyone. Howie Silverman’s ( drummer of Dizzy Gillespie, Moe Koffman and many more ) new release A New Tomorrow. Howie wrote all the music and played both piano alongside Robi Bottos and drums. This album showcases award winning musicians in the Toronto jazz scene, and Memo Acevedo ( New York ) an amazing percussionist who has played with Tito Puente and many others. When Howie and I spoke about creating this album. We knew we wanted to create and capture the vibe that was happening in the studio, and let the listener hear/feel the excitement behind each part and solo.
Tracking Alessia Cohle’s album at Revolution recording.
This album has been a pleasure to produce and play on. We had some great musicians roll in and bless the album with their skills. I can’t even begin to tell you how good that Neve 1081/1073 series board sounds and all the vintage gear that was used during the session. I look forward to sharing some of the clips once we edit and mix.
I am proud to announce that I am using the all new D’addario NYXL strings
After trying countless brands, gauges, coated/none coated, nickel, steel and whatever kinds of strings available out there. I finally found my sound! It starts and ends with the all new NYXL by D’addario. I will be working closely with D’addario on a short store demo tour, in late September 2014.
Steve River’s Country/Singer-songwriter recording session.
Over the past few months, I’ve been working with this great country artist on his new album. Today was the very first day of recording and we just a had blast at Revolution studios, with a very inspiring producer by the name of Dan Brodbeck. This album has everything a country listener could ever ask for! I am honord to be apart of such a great project and with such wonderful musicians.
I must say this week has been extremely exciting for me. I got to work with talented young musicians that really knew what they are going for! M6L understands what they want to sound like and what they need to sound like in order to create their dream record.
I produced, engineered and played on the entire record.
M6L is a real classic rock band who draws influences from rock legends with their own modern approach.
Soul Patch Live
With Soul Patch at the Grand Chalet.
I absolutely love playing with this group of incredible musicians and I look forward to future shows.
Karen Andrew Guitar Session
Once again I have the pleasure of working with Karen Andrew. This time we are working at my studio www.bigbangstudio.ca This album will feature the incredible Marito Marques and Yash Presswalla. Karen and I worked hard on creating an album that is full of grooves and melodies that are as unique as she is. I look forward to sharing this album with you all.
Alessia’s Guitar Session
Tracking acoustic guitars today for Alessia’s EP
An Intimate Evening with Karen Andrew
Tonight’s gig is an intimate evening with Karen Andrew’s Band. Live recording at the Randulph theatre
Rehearsal with Karen Andrew
In the studio rehearsing for Karen Andrew’s intimate concert, with Marito Marques and Yash presswalla. It is always a humbling experience playing with these musicians.
Guest Artist with Soul Patch.
Country singer Alessia, joined Soul Patch for a gig and blessed the band with her talent.
Soul Patch Live Session
Tonight’s gig is with Soul Patch. This band is full of top notch players and it is an absolute honour to be sharing stage with Dave Langguth (Former drummer of Nelly Furtado) Joel Joseph of Nelly Furtado, Paul Knight of De la funk and Yash Presswalla (an extremely in demand bass player around the Toronto scene).
Ms. David’s Guitar Session.
Today’s session is for a talented soul r&b singer who is known as Ms. David.
VXCO Sound Track Guitar Sessions
Today I will be tracking guitars for the sound track of VXCO. A new singing competition TV show which will take place in early 2015
New Live Room at Big Bang Studio
Enjoying the newly renovated live room in my studio.
Karen Andrew’s Recording Sessions
I honoured to be playing on this great artist’s album. Karen Andrew is a powerful singer songwriter and she is recording at the beautiful Noble studios. I look forward to this session.