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A passionate musician/singer/songwriter. born and raised in Vancouver BC  Canada.

I have spent many years working away on my songwriting. Pursuing the craft of putting together songs people will enjoy listening too, performed both by myself and other artists. My songs have been described as a blend of Rock, Folk Rock, Country Rock

and Americana. Mostly I just enjoy writing music and weaving together stories and tales I can tell, into those melodies that I will hopefully be able to share with some of you.

Thanks always for your interest and thank you as well for checking out my website.

Summer Is Really Shaping Up 

Hi Everyone,

Well so far, summer is really taking off. I have started work on my new album project as of mid June and the tour/show dates have been coming in nicely as well.

First summer show was last Sunday at the Black Kettle Brewery in North Vancouver, BC with a great turn out. This Sunday, My second being Car Free Day out on Commercial Drive, Vancouver. This is my 4th CFD and they are always a lot of fun with LOTS of people coming out for the entire day's events...

Then immediately after, Monday…

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Something New....for me 

This trip down South once again I was able to play some different spots. Most notably one spot I have never played before, The Plan B Tavern in Thousand Palms , California. This place is a big room with a big stage and great sound. Sooo.... I was feeling on top of the world this particular night because it was very busy and I had friends show up as well, both as performers and or audience members. Lots of support.

Rob Lawrence, a local solo musician and member of the band UPPER CLASS POVERTY, came up to me…

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Just Coming Off Two And A Half Weeks Fantastic U.S. Dates 

Finally finished up last night March 24 with a Songwriter's Spotlight in Indio California at the Big Rock Pub. This is a new event with songwriters bringing their songs to a venue set up weekly just for songwriters to perform to a listening/attentive audience. Great job Lance and Lisa Lynn putting this together for all us songwriters to really benefit from. Exceptional talent here, can't wait to return.

One feature 2 hour show at the Joshua Tree Saloon in Joshua Tree California. Always a blast playing…

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Playing Some New So. Cal. Dates / Staring Up New Recording Project 

So off we go to perform some dates up and coming in  Southern California once again. It always feels so great to exit stage left from what we're used to and shake it up a bit.

Booked so far for March 2019's Southern California jaunt:

2 acoustic dates at the CVBC in Thousand Palms. 1 x  acoustic Sunday Show with four other artists plus 1 x St. Patty's Sunday Show . An all day event with several bands and solo artists.

1 x House show in Indian Wells Calif.

1 x Songwriters showcase in Indio, Calif.

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Another Southern California Mini Tour Winding Down 

Well, just finishing up another California Mini tour. These events for me are school, a proving ground, a fortunate event of new friends and performance opportunities for one arriving from another stratosphere. 

They do things differently down here. I'm not saying better just differently than my home town Vancouver. Its very good to go different now and then as a performing singer songwriter. It gives you more to write about  in new songs and it gives you more to sing about from your heart. I have been…

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Playing Bellingham 

Going to Bellingham was always a big deal as a kid having grown up in Vancouver. We were going to "THE STATES" to buy Levi 501's , blue Keds sneakers and Three Musketeers chocolate bars . Things you could not get in Vancouver at the time. It was a blast running down in the back seat of our Mustang convertible with my older sister and her boyfriend for the afternoon. Simple.

I was performing one night in Vancouver this last summer and I met a gentleman "Chuck Dingee" who played before me. Chuck has an…

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Performing Outdoors 

Playing outside is a whole different can 'o corn for a performing artist. No longer are you in a DARK tiny (or big or medium) room wearing jeans and a ski jacket. You are out in the day with the sun and the expanse of the world around you wearing shorts and a T-shirt  as you send your songs off in all directions to an outdoor audience.

Its just different! I have played outdoors in the past, but recently I had a chance to play  2 outdoor shows. One 2 hour show on an outdoor stage in the Southern California…

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California Mini Tour 

I have just returned from a mini tour in California. Its so worth it to get into a new area other than what you are most familiar / comfortable with to perform your songs. All the way along I was able to shake myself up, get some new / different ideas and write some new songs as well. Initially  I landed in San Francisco, spent 2 days in this amazing city then headed south down the coast through Carmel , Santa Cruz , Santa Barbara etc. Played in Santa Barbara, then made my way east into the Yucca Valley /…

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The Piano Is Important 

The piano is a very useful tool for writing songs. After many years of playing just the guitar, I finally realized I needed to learn the piano so I could become a better songwriter. In my early 30's I had a friend I played a lot of tennis with who was a very good piano player & I asked him one day if he would be able to teach me how to play piano, FAST! He assured me that this would be possible if I put in the time. For the next two years that was ALL I DID. Take piano lessons and practice. Obsessively!! I…Read more

Great New Songwriter Showcase Monday Nights In Downtown Vancouver At "The Cafe Brixton" 

This place is kind of unique. Its organized & run by my friend Scotty Vigue, the same who co- runs The Café Deux Soleils Songwriters Showcase Thursday nights on Commercial Drive. Its in a very old building on east Georgia just off of Main street. Right on the fringe of Vancouver's old China Town. It doesn't really get going 'till around 8, so by then, there is parking avialable. So far they have had 5 consecutive events & every one has drawn out some serious local, undiscovered / up & coming songwriters. As…Read more

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