Now THAT was a busy summer - busiest in years. And I'm very much looking forward to the fall.
Pleased to announce that three projects are in the works: a co-op remix project with The Happy Pill Academy; a new EP with Christian/folk artist Colleen MacAlister; and new acapella cover tracks of early 1970s Canadian pop & rock for a release some time in the new year by yours truly.
At this rate, I better book off some sleep time.
APR 28th, 2018
Robert Barrie at the UK station, Chat and Spin Radio, flattered me with an hour interview yesterday about Topic Of The Day. Such support is rare! :)
MAR 3rd, 2018
I got around to finishing up a second volume of 10 second comedy tunes last week. The oh-so-important topics include veggie inventory, medical workings, foot ware, lights in the dark... mental blurbs. You know how it goes.
So... need a giggle? Have some on me. :)
FEB 15th, 2018
Man... those early winter months were a pain... or 3. Sick? Lemme tell you.
Second thought, I won't. Said enough already.
Got back to being studio-busy a couple of weeks ago. I'm finishing off another batch of 10 second comedy tunes for Vol 2 of my 10 x 10 Suites. I hope the put as big a smile on your face as they do mine.
And, if all goes as planned, an acapella cover album will be next. THAT project is a long standing dream. :)
Until those albums are out, have a cool digital picture done by 71Artists - my treat!
Have a great spring!
SEP 24th, 2017
For a limited time, my new album, 'Topic of the Day', is available for a special pre-sale price ONLY on my Bandcamp pages. If you like classic rock & pop, this album is for you!
SEP 16th, 2017
Managed to post a short video-mix of some songs from my upcoming album, 'Topic of the Day'. The album is a group of classic pop and rock tracks - a few years in the making but a serious labour of love. A confirmed release date on all the major digital sites (iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, etc.) will be coming soon. Have a listen to this in the mean time. :)
AUG 14th, 2017
Had a great time appearing on CJRU/The Scope's Song Talk Radio program on Aug. 8th. Any chat about songwriting is a good time! Bruce, Neel, Phil & the crew welcomed me with open arms, as did I with their suggestions & comments. You can hear the entire broadcast right here:
And, dare I mention, they posted this YouTube video of my 'Steven At The Beer Store' performence, too:
Oh, how this IS a thing of passion!
JUL 23rd, 2017
The new album, 'Topic Of The Day', is very close to finished! A definite departure from 'Taller In Real Life', it's a batch of pop-rock tunes in the vein of... well, a lot of classic genres & acts. Please keep your eye on iTunes, Spotify, Deezer & other sites linked from this page for it's release! And have a great summer. :)
MAY 1st, 2017
Now that was a busy winter... at least I can say that much (so far) until other events & details come together. I'll add 1 confirmed thing: a little animated film call 'Western Space Odyssey' is currently being produced by my old Brothers Bruce friend, Rik Berryere. And what d'ya know? He's graciously allowed me (and all the Bruces!) to take part in the film. Further info will be announced in the coming weeks. Until then, here's a small collage of images from the movie.
I'll post again soon!
JAN 13th, 2017
Wow. What can I say, other than TY! My new video for Anything Like Me has had +5K views during it's first week on YouTube. What a great way to start the new year. Here's wishing you, too, all the best!
DEC 18th, 2016
Here's hoping for more peace and good will. All the best to you this December.
OCT 5th, 2016
Been busy the past few weeks, wrapping up some recording projects and recuperating from a very hectic August. Latest stuff: Freddy Stratton in the UK has accepted a few tracks of mine to help raise funds for the charity Children With Cancer. No need to explain it's importance - please support it if you can!
That's it for now, so until there's more to confirm... take care!
SEP 17th, 2016
About time this thing got another facelift.
MAY 3rd, 2016
My new album, "Taller in Real Life", is available now all over the WWW.
ED: Check out the sales sites links to the right just above this section.
MAR 21st, 2016
Coming down to the wire. The new live album "Taller in Real Life" is being recorded this coming Saturday at The Cove Country Inn in Westport. Thought I'd mention...
this ReverbNation playlist of 5 songs that'll will be performed and recorded live this weekend for the album.
No doubt the show will be a blast - hope to see you there!
FEB 26th, 2016
Like to win a copy of "Taller in Real Life"? I'll be randomly selecting 1 name every week from now until June 1st and EACH PERSON selected will get a free digital copy! Here's how to get your name on the list. Copy and paste these 3 lines in a Twitter, Facebook or other social media posting of your choice:
Winner will be announced weekly.
Okay. Time for me to post about... posting.
JAN 13th, 2016
Saturday March 26th this year - mark it down. The recording of my first live album ("Taller in Real Life") is happening in Westport, ONT, at The Cove Country Inn. Two long-time cohorts will be helping me out: Jeff Callery and Shawn McCullough, both great singers and songmasters in their own right... or write, should I say. This will be a highlight for me, to be certain.
DEC 19th, 2015
It's been a great 2015. I'm a very fortunate man, all things considered. What with all the new writing, recording, performing and continued fun with my CJAI-FM show, the word 'rejuvenated' comes to mind, but feels a little shy of the mark. It's more like... a whole new start. Yep. that's what it is.
2016, too, is shaping up very nicely: many new gigs and studio work are lined up, including a new album for myself. Just ITCHING to specify more about that... but we must wait. Suffice it to say, new tunes (co-written with talented friends and acquaintances) during a special performance. 'Nuff about that for the time being.
My label, Chancellor Music, celebrates it's 25th anniversary in 2016, too. We're in discussions now with artists about re-issuing many of those releases online for the first time. I've always been a big fan of regional, original talent, and it would be wonderful to see their works available in perpetuity.
May I take this opportunity to thank EVERYONE for their support over the last few years, both personally and professionally. Here's wishing you all in return a very safe, happy and loving 2016.
SEP 30th, 2015
Happy to announce the release of my EP '10 x 10 Suite Vol. 1'. Ten x 10 second comedic microsongs for the musically ADD fans in all of us. Not to be taken seriously
. Consider them my solution to the world's demand for free music. A special 11th track is included, which was a preview of the EP on CJAI-FM last Friday night. What happened during it almost brought me to laff-tears! Listen or download them au gratis from any of these sites: Reverbnation, Soundcloud & Bandcamp.
JUN 7th, 2015
Studio should be receiving it's new recording CPU soon - quite excited. Have to make sure renos are done! Some cool gigging been coming my way: a trio thingy, The Pub Krawlers with Brad Baldwin and Colin Amey, has been shaping up nicely, plus my wonderful other half and I will be performing on this years Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame induction show at Ottawa's Centrepointe Theatre. Very flattered to be included there. And the new tunes keep on a'comin. Once that tap is open...
MAR 22nd, 2015
Been so long since I made a radio appearance, but Eric Tremblay on CJAI-FM made me feel more than at-home. His Friday Night Show this weekend was a blast to guest on, regardless of my rusty vocals and a very windy ferry ride. Played a new tune, too, which is always a blast - 'One In Every Crowd', a co-write with Brad Baldwin and Colin Amey. Add that to filling out the 3 hour show with Eric's great recorded selections, 5 visitors to the station, and a great lemon/cinnamon bun from Chit Chat Cafe & Corner Market in Napanee during the drive home... a fun filled, successful evening.
FEB 18th, 2015
Studio and house renos have been resulting in fewer blisters and smack marks than expected. Maybe my Grandfather was correct - I should have picked up real tools a whole lot more. Well... maybe more often. Still impatient about getting back to studio creativity. But hey, only two hands.
How many surprises in this place are lying in these walls??? Did ANYBODY know what the word 'code' means? Sheeeeesh!
DEC 10th, 2014
Time for the continuation of much delayed studio improvements. Got down which end of the hammer to hold... now just have to figure out where to put all these albums.
DEC 4th, 2014
Writing and demoing a lot again. Feel extremely lucky to still have the drive and enjoy the whole process more than ever before. Looking forward to 2 additional music-related events in the near future: sharing a special Xmas gift, plus an altogether and new longer term... 'project'. Either way, the end of 2014 is looking very positive.
OCT 21st - 25th, 2014
Played Oshawa's The Corral for the first time since June 2008. Subbed in on bass duties with Paul Nathan. Paul, Dan Corak and Jeff Greig were very gracious and patient with me, as usual. Not to forget management and staff of The Corral. Felt all th'love.
OCT 15th, 2014
Little sad... finished editing the final episode of EOP, final for this first series, that is. It'll play next Monday night at 7 PM. A fun show to do. And a funner final one because of our special guest, my not-so-little-girl, Bri.
Added the Eastern Ontario Playlist blog to this site today. Looking forward to sharing more 'o what I found on all acts that were played on our show.
OCT 6th, 2014
Had the Havelock/Port Hope band Train Wreck in today to record some tunes for the 21st episode of EOP, which will air next Monday night. Tracked 3 songs live off-the-floor - playing 1 on the show. Wonder what will happen with those other 2? ;)