European dates and Clinics
During the the month of July through August, I’ll be touring In Italy with Montell Jordan and doing a few clinics TBA in Rome. Also stay tuned for the Israeli clinic date at In the Mood music school. I will update the future live dates closer to the date.
New Pedal Endorsement with Rock Box Pedals
I am excited to share that I am working with Rock Box pedals and using their Boiling Point over drive as one of my main drives on my board for both studio and tour dates.
Kipper Jones’ Soul Circus
So many of you don’t know this but there is a gig in the Atlanta area that I have been dreaming of playing, and last month I finally! got the call to sit in with the Kipper Jones’ Soul Circus band. Kipper is a multi platinum and gold selling song writer. From Vanessa Williams to Brandy, Chaka Chan and way to many to list. The Soul Circus band has some of Atlanta’s finest musicians and I say this with great pleasure. I will be playing with them again Dec 16th and 30th . Please see future live dates for more info.
Session with two times Grammy Nominated and Dove award winner Jamie Grace
I just played on Dove award winner Jamie Grace’s record which will be released early 2017. This was a track produced by Sean Hill and I am really looking forward for you all to hear it. Sean and I got to experiment with some new gear I been rocking, like the Rockbox Boiling point overdrive and Fender Strat Ultra alongside my PRS custom 22 which I have been reunited with after almost three years.
New Edition and Ralph Tresvant tour programing session
Over the past year I have been working on developing new relationships, and I am excited to share with you all that I just tracked two songs for the New Edition tour.
I am very proud to announce that I am playing Walrus Audio Mayflower overdrive. I needed a different sound for my up coming dates, something less gain driven and yet have all the articulation and smooth top end. With Walrus Audio I am able achieve the lead tones that I’ve been searching for the past few years. I will be posting a demo soon, so stay tuned!
Religio Press release
The past year has been a real blessing and I am grateful for every moment and every new person I met. This article meant a lot! I was finally able to share my story and the journey I’ve be on over the past year. Thank you Religio for releasing this article!
A great way to celebrate 2016
Love welcoming the new year with great musicians, great people and the Victory Family. It is such a pleasure to share stage with Montell Jordan and Crystal Nicole.
The past few months, The Free has toured all over south east America, from Florida to DC and we had the great pleasure of playing for some amazing crowds. As we get ready for our short winter break we just want to say a big Thank you all for the support and the love shown at every show.
This was such a great show to be apart of! This is Greenville’s way of honouring the community, by inviting five bands of different styles of music to play on the doorsteps of their City Hall.
Grand Ole Opry
I can only say that this was a dream come true! Yesterday I played at the legendary Grand Ole Opry in Nashville TN.
Victory World Church
This is going to be an amazing weekend playing at Victory world Church with Montell Jordan.
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.