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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.

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

Playing 'em Live Is So Great ! 

Songwriting is for sure a very cool thing,though each time I complete another song I wonder if it will be my last. Despite that, I also think how very fortunate I was to be drawn into songwriting in my late teens. Yes, it can be solitary at times, being locked away on your own all by yourself while the ideas you have at THAT MOMENT spill out onto a legal pad and into a mini recorder. As wonderful and amazing as songwriting can be though, I find after a while getting out and playing them live to people that…Read more

"Trees" Was Exceptional 

I went down and played TREES last night , Thursday, like I often do Thursday nights, but last night was very different. Seriously, this could have been a screened talent night. The display of talent was outstanding. One girl got up and said it was her first time playing in public and she was very nervous, then proceeded to sing like a bird,sounding amazing. Next, a lady got up claiming she hadn't performed in a long while & went on to play 2 of her original songs that were very very good. After that , 2 or…Read more

"Rewrites/Revisions" 

Often times I'll write a song , look at it and know something is not perfect. I'm just mot feeling it. It usually ends up being placed, not on the scrap heap but definitely in  the unfinished bin. Then every once in a while when the writing mode starts attacking me, instead of putting together new songs I will pull out some of these older "incompletes" from the past. Often times coming up with some great ideas and finally finishing off what at last feels like a complete song out of what may have previously…Read more

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The Culture cafe, 210 East Chestnut St, Bellingham Washington

I played here last year and had a blast. Organizer Chuck Dingee has been kind enough to invite me back to play another show and I'm really looking forward to it. It's a funky spot they have set up in what was the mail room in the old Bellingham Herald building on Chestnut St in Kombucha town. Live music, great food, drink and lots of atmosphere.....