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D. James McRae D. James McRae

from 2010... needs to be updated.... I've been involved in a professional music context for too long to count! 30 years or more if you want to include what was probably my first gig with a friends uncle at a legion when i was about 16 years 'young'.. This past year (2010) I've been blessed to be able to play with a very diverse and great group of musicians/performers: Nico Rhodes, Marisha Devoin, Doug Dodd, Joelle Rabu, Darcy Phillips,Tony Wilson, Scott White, Sara Jeanne Hosie, Miles Black, Monik Nordine, Joanna Finch, Sean Mooney, Aaron Cadwaladr , Nathan Tinkham, and many other musicians deserving of wider recognition - James Darling, Cam Wigmore, Brad Shipley, Marty Hilchey as well as the fine musicians involved in a project called “The Big Bossa”. Drums are my primary instrument, however I've ventured into doing gigs the past few years on piano. Piano has mostly been a vehicle to write songs and have fun noodling on... In the early part of 2009 I played drums for the Western Edge Theatre company in a show called The Angry Inch. I was also given the opportunity to perform A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline at the Chemainus Theatre in early 2010 with a host of great musicians and actor/actresses and theatre people.. I am presently involved in doing a fall tour of this same production in the Vancouver area and B.C. interior fall 2010.. This is being co-produced by the Chemainus and The Arts Club Theatre.. Also on another fun note, Marisha Devoin has put together a 9 piece funk band called 'The Mo' which I'm presently a part of...

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2011

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