Primary Instrument: Guitar
I am a Guitarist/Tenor Saxophonist who enjoys composing and improvising Currently most of my musical activity is in the area of Toronto Ontario. Although I live in Stratford Ontario and have played with a few bands here resulting in the formation of Sing that Yell that Spell who have a recording out through Escapegoat Records in Toronto. Most of my other musical activity is centered in the improvised music community of toronto (which started with the infamous alto saxophonist Maury Coles whom i was in a band with near the end of his life called Abstract we recorded 2 albums one of which with Joe Mcphee) with people like Jason Hammer, Evan Shaw, Mark Hundevad, Jean Martin, Nick Fraser, Scott Thompson, Ken Aldcroft, Joe Sorbara and many others. I've also played with improvisors outside of toronto such as Dominic Duval, Jean Derome, Paul Hession, Gerry Hemingway, Sabir Mateen. We had a collective, before Jason Hammer moved to Vancouver, we humoursly entitled Chronic D thats focus is entirely on improvised music. I'm was also part of a band of Jason Hammer's 'Green Eggs and Hammer' of which his compositions ranged from blues to afrobeat to full out free improv. I've recorded with The Constantines for their sub pop release Shine a Light, the upcoming Vermicious Knid release, the band Red Trakpants 'fear of castration' album and others. I am also involved in another project with Nick Storring - cello, laptop/electronics and Brandon Valdivia - percussion... called I HAVE EATEN THE CITY (the music ranges from free-rock/jazz/glitchy-electronica/noise/new-music composition..etc - all of the music we make together is improvised). I also have my a list of my own compostions i play with Evan Shaw - Alto Saxophone, Nick Fraser - Drums, Jason Hammer - Bass and myself on Tenor and guitar. A DVD of a performance we did in toronto, while on tour with Trevor Dunn/Shelly Burgon, will be avaiable mid-2006. I also have a CDR available of duets and trios with Nick and Jason of my compostiions called EUPHONIUS that is only availabe through contacting me.. but if youre interested there are sample tracks availble on my myspace site. thanks!