February 17, 2016
WELCOME TO MY BRAND-NEW WEBSITE…
home to all things related to my recordings and performances. This past year has been an extremely busy time for me. I started 2015 with the decision to record another album with an approach similar to “Off the Road” (2013). With the support of some wonderful contributors to my crowd-funding campaign, I dove into the writing, recording, editing, mixing, etc and finally finished production in November. Also, at the beginning of the year, I started preparation to achieve my 1st Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo, an activity I added to my life several years ago. I was very pleased to successfully pass the testing in March and continue with my training and teaching. It’s very rewarding to have something that takes that level of focus and also provides a bit of a departure from the world of music.
As well, I took the year to finish course-work toward my Masters degree in composition at York University. I found the work to be inspiring and it actually helped to shape the recording project that I was engaged in concurrently. I am please to say I successfully completed the course-work with much better marks than my last run through University education! (I was a lousy student when I was a kid…)
I have also been very happy to work on Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein’s broadway hit, “Kinky Boots” for the duration of the Mirvish production in Toronto since June of last year. We will run until May 15th when the show closes and the Royal Alex Theatre undergoes renovations.
The remainder of 2016 is going to be very busy with a number of new recording projects being recorded and released. On March 8, we will see the release of my brand-new album, “Isn’t Life Grand”, at Lula Lounge in Toronto. We are very excited to have this album available on iTunes and via all the regular online outlets, as well as HMV and other physical retailers. In particular, I am thrilled that this album will also be available on vinyl – a direct purchase point is on this site *here*
There are a few items that I am not at liberty to disclose just yet but check my itinerary for a list of what this year has in store. Hopefully, we’ll cross paths and, in the mean time, I hope this music puts a smile on your face!!