Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Started rehearsals for a production of 'Rent'. The show starts Friday March 2 and runs to Sunday March 11 with Monday March 5 being dark and matinees on Sundays.

The cast is quite good and the band is cooking. Joining me are Craig Kennedy and Rene Gely on guitars, Pierre Huneault on drums, Wendy Berkelaar on keyboard, and our fearless leader and keyboard player, James Caswell.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

I have recently dragged myself into a time that resembles now and purchased a Macbook and Abelton Live. Learning curve? Oh yes but, there have been some interesting moments. I have posted a two of my earliest experiments here and I look forward to any comments you might have on them. A cool feature of the setup is that I can process both sides of my Baliset with delays and amp modelling etc and, trigger synths in real time all within the laptop. More on this as I plough through the manual and try out new ideas.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Getting underway for another Orpheus production starting June 3 - 12.

The music is fun and the cast is strong. No bass solos though...........pity.

Friday, May 6, 2011

New Release

At last I have some new music out on Bandcamp.

There are four songs for $4. "Smoke", "Free Play", "Enclosed" and "No Clue". This is only available as a digital download.

Playing on the recording are Mike Tremblay - Tenor Sax, Mark Rehder - Drums and Myself on Baliset.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Almost There.

Well the pieces are recorded, mixed and mastered. All done with great help from Mike Mullin.

Now for the hard (for me) part. One tune still needs a title and I have to put together a graphic. I thought this might look nice.

They are Snowdrops from my back garden.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Into The Studio

I will be recording new tunes on Thursday March 31.

This will be a trio with Mark Rehder on drums and Mike Tremblay on sax.

There will be four tunes available soon for $4.00.

Watch this space for more details.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Into the Woods

Into the woodshed for the next Orpheus musical. The music is by Stephen Sondheim and there are many time signature changes and more arco work. This will be my first time as part of a 'string section', should be fun.